All About Richland

A Bit More Cold Outside, Then Some Relief

26 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that Richland County has experienced its first solid dose of winter, and a true White Christmas, the weather rollercoaster is about to take another turn.

Over the last 24 hours, snowfall totals reported to the  National Weather Service have included the following amounts (in inches): More…


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Winter Camping Is Always An Option

21 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some, it’s a welcome diversion from the both the bustle of everyday life and what can be crowded parks in warmer times of the year.

Winter camping is enjoyed by thousands of Ohioans each year, and it can be accomplished right here in theRichland County area.

A few parks close for the winter season but many others remain open by limiting the number of sites or the amenities in the campground. Many parks that remain open, limit water and electric availability. More…

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ODNR Announces Virtual Winter Hikes To Replace Traditional Guided Tours

14 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will offer virtual hikes in lieu of the traditional in-person guided tours held in January and February of each year. The naturalist-led, online series will give Ohioans an opportunity to plan their own winter hikes while maintaining a safe social distance.

“ODNR is committed to ensuring that everyone can safely get outdoors, enjoy their annual winter hikes, and get fit naturally to start the new year,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Just because we can’t all hike together doesn’t mean Ohioans will have to miss out on some of the prettiest winter views across the state.” More…

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With Snow On Its Way, Can Skiing Be Far Behind?

29 Nov , 2020  

There’s some not-so-out there speculation this weekend that the with the arrival of December, some snow may be falling on north central Ohio this week.

How much remains to be experienced.

That shared, it’s sure to put a smile on the faces at Ohio’s premier ski resort, Richland County’s Snow Trails, which is getting ready for its 60th season. A mid-December opening date for skiing and for snow tubing is typical, with the 2019 date being December 13. More…

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Snow Trails Revving Up For Another Great Weekend

26 Feb , 2020  

Have you by chance checked the weather forecast recently? Richland County is expected to get 2-3 inches of that white, cold stuff on Wednesday — just what the doctor ordered for Ohio’s leading ski resort.

As shared by Snow Trails in its latest snow report shared on Tuesday morning, operations are currently suspended because of the inclement weather forecasted. The resort will reopen on Thursday with the Slopes at 10AM and the Tubing Park at 5PM. More…

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The Sweet Smell Of Maple In The Air

22 Feb , 2020  

It’s almost time for the annual Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival. This event, which has been held continuously since 1977, always occurs on the first two weekends in March. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park.

The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. More…

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Strap On Those Cross-Country Skis

8 Jan , 2020  

January’s here, so we expect some serious snow to be coming our way. One way to get some great exercise in the winter, and still enjoy a bit of the outdoors, is cross country skiing. Richland County offers a variety of terrains, including paved paths and hilly landscapes, making this region a great cross country skiing location for beginners and pros alike. Check out these recommendations for where to go: More…

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History & Tourism

Chilly January Fun In Richland County

22 Dec , 2019  

The new year is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to try a new experience or just get out of the house for some winter fun. The folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have rounded up their list of the best ways to spend your day come January: More…

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Severe Weather Is Here: Remember To Check On The Elderly

18 Dec , 2019  

This week brought wintry conditions, including snow, ice, and cold temperatures, which can disrupt our lives and introduce increased risks for older adults. At times when severe weather is forecasted or has just occurred, don’t forget to check on elderly friends, family members and neighbors to ensure that they are okay.

Check their home: Is the temperature comfortable? Are they heating it safely? Are outdoor walkways clear of snow, ice, and debris? More…

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Snow Trails Announces Plans For The Season, Date For Glow Tubing

14 Dec , 2019  

If you’re looking for some winter fun in the form of skiing or snowboarding, you’re in luck. And snow tubing will be available a bit later in the month.

SnowTrails, our local winter sport resort, is monitoring both the weather and the slopes, and providing continual updates around opening day and conditions at the ski resort. The latest information is that they will reopen for Kick-Off Weekend on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM; however, this is only for those hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard. More…

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All About Richland, Shelby

Shelby Issues Peak Power Alert

30 Jan , 2019  

The City of Shelby has issued a Peak Power Alert for Wednesday evening between 6 -9 PM and tomorrow morning between 7 – 9 AM.

As temperatures are expected to drop well below zero during the next couple days, electric customers are being asked to conserve power.   Some methods to help conserve electricity would be reducing a thermostat temperature setting by 2 degrees, turning off lights that are not needed, and delay washing and drying clothes during these target times. More…

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Mansfield Students Return To School, But Ominous Weather Looms

29 Jan , 2019  

Students returned to Mansfield City Schools Monday after missing all of last week but how long schools will remain open this week remains to be seen.

Forecasters are calling for rain changing to snow Monday night with the potential for icy spots forming with a low around 18. A blast of arctic air will arrive later on Tuesday and is expected to create double-digit wind chills on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. More…



Winter And Chocolate And Downtown Mansfield: A Great Mix

28 Jan , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, February 1. This month several merchants will participate in the Winter Festival and Chocolate Walk theme. This event will include carriage rides, chocolate treats, and more!

Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield. More…

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Snow, Music, Glow Tubing, And Fireworks

26 Jan , 2019  

The fun will be taking place on the slopes and off on Saturday night as Snow Trails hosts is annual Mid-Season Party, this year with some “extra special sauce.”

A special Terrain Park feature is being constructed out of snow — a never been done before one-off snow bar to support a special elevated pad for our outdoor DJ spinning tunes, burn barrels close-by, and freestyle skiers and snowboarders lapping the special feature. More…


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There’s Snow Kidding About It: That Was A Big Storm

22 Jan , 2019  

Numbers don’t tend to lie, particularly when they are generated by careful observation.

By many measures, this past weekend’s winter storm, given the name “Winter Storm Harper” by the powers that be, was an atypical one. That conclusion was borne out by numbers shared by the National Weather Service in Cleveland in terms of the month to date snowfall amounts and temperatures as of 5 PM on Monday evening. More…

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