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Enter If You Dare: Mansfield Reformatory’s Blood Prison offers “unparalleled adrenaline rush”

Regina Fox



The Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the Mansfield Reformatory, has housed some of the country’s most infamous prisoners since its inception in the early 1900s. It was the site of The Shawshank Redemption and is believed by folks far and wide to wield restless spirits that have not yet crossed into the next realm.

This storied architectural masterpiece is also one of Ohio’s scariest Halloween attractions.

During October through November 3, guests who dare enter The Ohio State Reformatory will be met with an “unparalleled adrenaline rush” as they try to escape the Blood Prison.

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More than 60 creepy clowns, deranged inmates, and undead psychopaths lurk through the halls of the 123-year-old “haunted hellscape.”

“Violent men were kept here, and some never left—even after death,” reads the haunted attraction’s website.

And if you think you’re going to pass on the thrill because you’ve survived it before, you’re dead wrong.

According to Haunt Manager Vic Amesquita, the 2019 Blood Prison is a far blood-curdling cry from years before. There’s outside entertainment from Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, new set pieces, and brand new scares.

Nothing can prepare you for what waits in the darkness of the haunted reformatory. Are you brave enough to escape Blood Prison?

Ohio State Reformatory is located at 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield. For ticketing info call (419) 522-2644 or visit

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Posted by 614 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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Endless Summer: Update on Woodlands Backyard volleyball dome

614now Staff



About two years ago, year-around sand volleyball at Woodlands Backyard was but a conversation. Today, we're seeing a little less talk and a lot more action.

The rec bar has announced that they are in the midst of construction an all-seasons dome where volleyballers can bump, set, and spike in subzero temperatures. No matter if we're dealt another Polar Vortex this winter, the Woodlands Backyard dome will be kept at a balmy 72 degrees.

The dome will consist of six courts. Play is expected to begin in November, though the grand opening date has yet to be announced. The second session of indoor sand volleyball is scheduled for January 6.

League registration begins Friday, October 18.

We know this development has been a long time coming, so for those skeptics, Woodlands promises that if the dome falls though, "we will refund you and then go go crawl under a rock and never come out."

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Watch: 2019 FIT Week hype video is LIVE

Regina Fox



Columbus, we know it's becoming sweater weather, but that's no excuse to not give your body the exercised-induced endorphins it deserves.

Join (614) for a week of health, exercise, beauty, and discounts at dozens of gyms and business across the city during the 7th FIT Week.

From October 14- 19 spice up your workout regime with free classes to gyms and studios you've always wanted to try and discounted meals apparel from places you've always wanted to go—all for a mere $12!

Plus, your pass gets you access to the Kick-Off party on Monday, October 14th at Gravity from 5:30pm- 7pm. Sample and shop participating FIT Week partners while getting your sweat on through four, 15-minute workout classes.

Even better? Stick around after for Gravity’s Monday Movie Night featuring Wonder Woman.

C'mon, Columbus, let's get FIT!

Available to you with your FIT Week Pass, classes and discounts from:

  • 614Fitness (50% off)
  • Abundant You Chiro (80%+ off)
  • Arena District Athletic Club (free classes!)
  • Berry Blendz (BOGO smoothie)
  • Cycle Bar Easton
  • Divine Impact Fitness (free classes!)
  • Grandview Chiropractic Center (free exam & x-ray!)
  • Hai Poké (free chips & drink)
  • Heartfelt (free classes!)
  • Melt House of Fitness (free classes!)
  • Mesh Fitness (25% off)
  • Oak Studio (free classes!)
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • PAI Yoga & Fitness (free classes!)
  • Pinnacle Performance (2 extra weeks free!)
  • Premier at Sawmill (1 week free – classes, pool..)
  • Restore Cryo (20% off)
  • Seven Studios (free classes!)
  • Shed (free classes!)
  • Shred 415 (free classes!)
  • The Fitness Loft (7-day trial!)
  • The Human Form (free class!)
  • Zen Yoga (first week free!)
  • Zyia Active ($10 off)

...and MORE!

**Already purchased a pass? Be on the lookout for class schedules and discount details to be emailed to you Friday, October 11th by 4p!**

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Sonic Temple 2020 books one of the biggest heavy metal acts of all time

Mike Thomas



Exit light, enter night: Sonic Temple Fest has announced all-time metal legends Metallica will grace the stage for the first time ever in 2020.

One of the "big four" of thrash metal, Metallica have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. The group is currently the only act announced for the second year of the hard rock festival formerly known as Rock on the Range.

Sonic Temple 2020 is scheduled for May 15, 16, and 17 at Mapfre Stadium. Passes go on sale on October 14 at noon, with layaway options available. For more information, visit

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