History & Tourism

Have A Fantastic February Close To Home

10 Feb , 2022  

Who said there’s nothing to do in the winter? February is the time to learn something new! We’ve got you covered with events for Black History Month, an epic blown glass exhibit at the Mansfield Art Center and a brand-new fragrance exhibit at Kingwood Center Gardens. You’ll also find sweetheart hikes in our local parks and so much more to entice you to get out of your house and explore Richland County during the month of February.

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Start the month by supporting local businesses and get a jump on buying that special someone a Valentine’s Day gift.  Get fresh finds at downtown stores, the perfect bottle of wine or brew from our Wine & Ale Trail sites, or a gift card at a favorite attraction around Mansfield and Richland County.

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All About Richland

In Our Backyard: Plan New Winter Adventures With New Ohio. Find It Here. Guide

4 Feb , 2022  

By Ohio. Find It Here.

A new year and a fresh coat of snow can only mean one thing — winter is officially here and it’s time to start planning some new adventures. Ohio. Find It Here. has launched its Winter in Ohio campaign, which includes everything from romantic getaways and family scenic road trips, to iconic sports events you’ll find only in Ohio this season.

Get a head start on ways to make new memories this year with the Ohio. Find It Here. 2022 Ohio Travel Guide. Packed with interesting articles, informative listings, and entertaining stories with insider tips, the guide gives readers trip inspiration for every region of the state, including event, dining, shopping and lodging ideas. Order your copy here.

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Schools

Severe Weather Takes Aim At Ohio State Campuses

2 Feb , 2022  

By Robert Armstrong, Director, Emergency Management, The Ohio State University

A powerful winter storm is forecasted to impact Ohio and the campuses of The Ohio State University over the next 48 hours. In addition to a mix of rain, sleet and ice, some of the regional campuses could see between 9 and 10 inches of snow.

According to the National Weather Service, all campuses will experience heavy rain today with up to 1 inch of rain possible for the region. A winter storm warning is in effect this afternoon through Friday morning. On Thursday, wind gusts across the state could reach 35 miles per hour, resulting in low visibility at times and cold wind chill temperatures.Snow and ice forecast. National Weather Service.

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All About Richland

Wind Chill Advisory Tonight

26 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Today’s cold caused a bit of a stir in north central Ohio. We’re used to chilly winter stretches, but there’s something special about this particular stretch of cold.

Tonight, the challenge is extremely low wind chills.

It’s not everyday that the National Weather Service in Cleveland issues Wind Chill Advisories, but one is in place from 7 PM through 11 AM on Thursday morning and covers all of Ohio north of US 30 as well as Morrow, Marion, and Knox Counties.

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Winter Wellness Walks Continue Through February

25 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Kingwood Center invites you to step out into the sunshine this winter and experience the crisp and cold air in a beautiful setting.

Kingwood is offering Winter Wellness Walks on Wednesday mornings through the end of next month. They begin each Wednesday at 11 AM.

Sessions begin with a ¾ mile trek on the grounds and end with a 10 minute long stretch session focusing on improving muscle tone, flexibility, and range of motion. The total experience lasts about 45 minutes.

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All About Richland

More Snow May Be Coming; Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Sunday

22 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The National Weather Service office has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Richland County for the period between 1:00 AM until 4 PM on Sunday.

This Advisory includes Hancock, Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion, Morrow and Knox Counties. This includes the cities of Findlay, Upper Sandusky, Carey, Bucyrus, Galion, Crestline, Mansfield, Ashland, Marion, Mount Gilead, Cardington, and Mount Vernon.

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History & Tourism

Extended Hours And Fireworks

13 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

‘Tis the season for winter fun at Ohio’s premier ski resort, located right here in Richland County.

This weekend, there’s even more time to enjoy it.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday brings with it extended hours at Snow Trails.  The Slopes and Tubing Park will offer extended hours beginning at 9AM Friday through Monday for Peak Days on the Slopes and in Vertical Descent.

Click here for slopes hours and rates, and here for tubing hours and rates.

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History & Tourism

Snow Trails Uses Record Amount of Water To Keep Runs In Prime Condition

10 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Snow Trails is making the most of a winter which, to date, has been a couple of degrees warmer than the 2020-2021 edition.

According to the Snow Report on Sunday morning, Ohio’s premier ski resort has largely machine made, groomed snow. The crew was working hard that day and so some trails, lifts, and special features were offline for short periods of time. Terrain Park Features are set up in the Alpine Park.

Not all special features are online at present; on Sunday, only the Rustler and The Chute runs were closed.

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All About Richland

Take The Ohio State Parks Winter Hike Challenge Starting At Malabar Farm

4 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio is a beautiful place to explore, especially in the winter.  From the rare birds wintering along the Lake Erie shores to the snow-covered bridge at Mohican State Park- you can see it all with the Ohio State Parks 2022 Winter Hike Challenge hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“The state of Ohio has unmatched scenery, especially in winter,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said.  “From the frozen falls at Old Man’s Cave to the scenic tales being told on our Storybook Trails, there are majestic winter sights all across our beautiful state. So, bundle up, grab a friend, and join us for a few hikes this winter!”

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History & Tourism

Opening Day Still Up In The Air, But Snowmaking Is Underway

9 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The most recent snow report from Ohio’s premier skiing venue, Snow Trails, might well generate a small cheer from local and Ohio skiers.

The report, posted on Wednesday, shares:

“The Snowmaking System has been running since early Monday evening! Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shift Crews have been at this Snowmaking Campaign for 44 hours straight, and are still going!

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All About Richland

What A Winter It Was

7 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Word has it that the thermometer broke through the 80 degree mark on Tuesday, signaling that the worst of winter — and even the not-so-worst of winter — is behind us.

It’s good to plan ahead, but before doing so let’s take a quick look back at the wonderful winter of 2020-2021. In particular, let’s consider how north central Ohio fared in terms of the white stuff.

The bottom line is that it snowed and snowed over the last several weeks, and Mansfield found itself above average in terms of total snowfall for cities in the eastern part of the United States. More…

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History & Tourism

What Can I Do Around Here With My Kids In Winter?

3 Mar , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

What do you do when Buckeye Chuck says we’re in for a long winter, but the kids are ready to get out of the house now? Richland County has opportunities for winter fun, indoors and out! Get the kids away from screens with our favorite family-friendly winter activities:

Bring your children, age 4-9, to Snow Trails to learn to ski and snowboard on Fridays, weekends, and peak days. The Snow Trails comprehensive Cubs and Bears Children’s Programs will teach your children a new skill in a safe environment during this half-day program. The Children’s Program includes a lift ticket, ski or snowboard equipment rental, helmet, and instruction/supervision as well as a mid-session snack. Your child’s lift ticket is valid for the entire day and can continue to be used, along with rental equipment, until the slopes close for the day. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Maple Madness Driving Tour Coming Through Richland County

26 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

What’s hundreds of miles in length, takes place on four days in March, and can best be done this time of year?

It’s the 2021 Ohio Maple Madness Driving Tour, brought to you by the Ohio Maple Producers Association.

The event takes place on March 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 at venues all across the Buckeye State. Many of the locations are in the counties of central Ohio and neighboring areas, although some will take place in all four corners of Ohio. More…

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All About Richland

Winter Storm Update

16 Feb , 2021  

This is the latest from the National Weather Service office in Cleveland about the Winter Storm Warning for tonight and tomorrow.

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
337 PM EST Mon Feb 15 2021

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST TUESDAY

WHAT…Heavy snow occurring. Storm total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches expected through Tuesday afternoon. Localized higher amounts may be possible for areas near the lakeshore and Snowbelt region. More…

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All About Richland

Buckle Up, Richland: Season’s Biggest Snowfall May Be Coming

14 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

UPDATED — see below

Truth be told, Richland County residents have been spoiled a bit over the last couple of years, snow-wise.

That luck may be about to change.

Weather experts are sharing tidings of Winter Storm Tabitha, which is set to arrive in our neck of the woods on Monday morning. Between then and Tuesday afternoon, heavy snow is possible here. In the Mansfield area, that translates into 5 to 9 inches of the white stuff. More…

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