Short Documentaries


This short Then & Now documentary explores the site on Third Street in Mansfield where an Episcopal Church, a Carnegie Library, and a President of the United States all converge in time.

The Blockhouse in Mansfield is an authentic relic from the War of 1812, and a rare and tangible link to the city's frontier heritage in the days of Johnny Appleseed. Here is a short history of the city's treasure, its origin in 1812, its resurrection in 1908 for Mansfield's Centennial, and i…

One of Mansfield's best kept secrets... right out in the open where anyone can see it. This was the very first of the Mansfield Samplers, and still the rarest. It is narrated by Marc Wilkinson, the man I had intended to do them all, who subsequently moved away and took his voice with him.

Exploring the history of the public Square in Mansfield, Ohio as a groundwork for understanding why a movement is underway to restore the Square to its original undivided state.

Maybe you have had the opportunity to take a walk in the woods at Malabar Farm, and most likely you don't know how lucky you are to have had that opportunity... so a short film The Woods at MALABAR will make your next walk there a little more meaningful. Sponsored by MOHICAN ADVOCATES who ar…

To look at North Lake today in Mansfield, Ohio you might not guess that it was once a lively and thriving amusement complex called Luna Park.

Created in 2008 as an introduction for hikers at the Mansfield Bicentennial Underground Railroad Walk, this short documentary is a brief overview of what the underground railroad was, with stories of some local stations.

The first professional base ball game in America took place on June 1, 1869 when the Cincinnati Red Stockings took on the Mansfield Independents in Mansfield, Ohio.

The City of Mansfield, Ohio sits on earth made of a pink sandstone considered so amazing in the 1880s that it was quarried and shipped all over the world. This is the story of the stone, the quarry and a world famous building created to be pink.

More Stories


Does the President of the United States have the power to use U.S. military forces on American soil to keep order? Has it happened in the past? Some of the answers may surprise you. Join Ashland University Professor of History Dr. John Moser and Richland Source City Editor Carl Hunnell as th…


LOUDONVILLE -- The Loudonville Fire Department has a long and storied history, but it wasn't until the 1950s that the EMS branch was created.


SPARTA -- Back when I used to labor away in the news mines at the Mount Vernon News, I always enjoyed the assignments of covering small-town festivals. All you had to do was show up, observe, get a picture, and then drive — slowly — back to the newsroom.


LOUDONVILLE -- In early January, 1949, the majority of residents in Loudonville fell violently ill. Over 225 students alone were absent from schools with an unknown sickness, but the illness affected nearly all ages in the community.


LOUDONVILLE -- If you were a fan of crossword puzzles in the 1960s, and found yourself stuck on such ambiguous definitions as "Dickens character," "African boat," "oleoresin" and "Peleg's father" you had Loudonville resident George Frank to thank for your misery.

LOUDONVILLE -- One Loudonville neighborhood was once -- and occasionally still is -- referred to as Black Town. Despite what many may think, this designation was not derived from the skin color of its inhabitants, nor the color of the soil ... but rather from the passing trains.