History & Tourism

OSR Named As One Of World’s Creepiest

22 Oct , 2019  

A Mansfield attraction gained some international notoriety this month. Fitting, given what month it is.

When the venerable magazine Architectural Digest set out to create a list of the world’s creepiest places to visit, they decided to include a place you know quite well.

Architectural Digest bills itself as “…the interntional design authority, featuring the works of top architects and designers, as well as the best in style, culture, and design.” Founded in 1920, it also publishes in China, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Mexico, and Latin America. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio.com Profile OSR

5 Aug , 2017  

A popular culture writer for the twin sites of the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com apparently took a trip west recently to visit the Ohio State Reformatory.

In a piece entitled, “”Shawshank,” ghosts and Lee DeWyse: Historic Ohio State Reformatory home to movies, museum, music,” author Clint O’Connor provides an introduction to the building’s current uses as tourist attraction, concert venue, paranormal mecca, movie set, and more. More…


History & Tourism

Haunted & Hollywood Writer Covers Trip

2 Oct , 2016  

In early September, the Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted several travel writers from across the country on a “Haunted & Hollywood” tour. Included among sites visited were the Ohio State Reformatory, Richland Carrousel Park, The Blueberry Patch, and many others.

The purpose of the event was to showcase area attractions fitting these themes. Now that writers have returned home, coverage of their individual trips has started to be posted. More…

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