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Hand Picked Richland News: Friday

18 Oct , 2019  

Each day, 1812Blockhouse collects and shares the best writing and most important stories from local and other media covering Richland County. For tweets from over 100 local sources, visit Richland Tweets (left sidebar on desktop, scroll down on mobile). For Friday football stories, click on the game in Scorestream.

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All About Richland

ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of October 20

18 Oct , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we share the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. While the season is winding to a close, many projects are still underway.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of October 13. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. More…

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History & Tourism

Raining RUBYS For Richland

18 Oct , 2019  

Representatives from Destination Mansfield – Richland County and Little Buckeye Children’s Museum attended the Ohio Conference on Travel in West Chester, October 16-18. They joined other travel industry leaders to discuss travel trends and opportunities, as well as to hear from national experts. During the educational conference, local tourism marketing shined brightly with awards received by both local groups. More…

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All About Richland

Listen To Thursday’s Mansfield Mayoral Debate

18 Oct , 2019  

Weren’t able to catch Thursday’s debate between the two candidates for Mansfield Mayor? WMAN has that stream available on demand. Visit the link below.

Listen to the WMAN News Episode – Mansfield Mayoral Debate 2019 on iHeartRadio | iHeartRadio

News from 1400/98.3 WMAN Mansfield, OH … Show More October 17, 2019 * 88 min Mansfield’s largest, and perhaps most significant political debate is was held Thursday October 17 at the Renaissance Theatre. The debate featured incumbent Mayor Tim Theaker and Democratic challenger Councilman Don Bryant. Original airdate: 10/17/19.

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All About Richland

Reminder: Ohio’s Tobacco 21 Law Now In Effect

18 Oct , 2019  

Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law took effect this week, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21.

It is now also illegal to give such products to others under the age of 21. More…

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All About Richland

City Announces Leaf Collection Program

18 Oct , 2019  

The City of Mansfield has announced the start of the 2019 leaf collection program. The City will utilize two collection sites this year: Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. The Service Complex is currently accepting leaves seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The collection site at Sterkel Park will open Monday November 4. The hours of operations for the park drop-off sites are from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Farmers Bank Building

17 Oct , 2019  

It rises some 157 feet above the pavement of Park Avenue West, a 53,000 square foot structure that speaks to the optimism and economic health of early 20th century Mansfield.

The Farmers Bank Building was constructed in 1929. In that decade and the one following, many Midwestern cities saw the building of Classical and Art Deco skyscrapers, many of which, like the Farmers Bank Building, remain the tallest in their respective communities. Each provided a dramatic refutation that its city was a “backwater,” instead proclaiming that it had “arrived” in the modern world. More…

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All Things Business

Chamber Workforce Development Director Completes Fellowship

17 Oct , 2019  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that Clint Knight, Director of Workforce Development at The Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development, has graduated from its premier business leadership program. The inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program trained and equipped leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges. More…

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All About Richland

Family, Free, And For Moms And Dads Fall Fun

17 Oct , 2019  

In case you haven’t already made your fall bucket list, Destination Mansfield is here to help! There is so much going on in our area and they don’t want you to miss out! Here is their list of 25 things to do this fall in Richland County including activities for your family, for free, and even for when you want to leave the little ones with a babysitter. More…

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All About Richland

St. Peter’s Music Series Continues with “The Thirteen”

16 Oct , 2019  

Famed A Cappella Choir “The Thirteen” will present Tallis Through the Looking Glass at St. Peter’s Church in Mansfield on Tuesday, October 22 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (cost: $10). Thomas Tallis, who is considered one of England’s greatest composers, lived in the sixteenth century and performed his works for royalty including Henry VIII. More…

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Schools

Learn About Financial Aid For College

16 Oct , 2019  

Confused about financial aid for college? Help is on the way!

As of October 1, students planning to attend college may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 school year. The completed FAFSA is submitted to the US Department of Education for processing; once processed, the Department of Education provides the data to schools designated by the student so that those schools can assemble financial aid packages for the student. The financial aid offered to the student may be in the form of loans, grants, or work-study opportunities. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Fugitive Case Featured on “Have You Seen This Man?” Podcast

16 Oct , 2019  

More than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious prisoner escapes in Ohio history occurred. Lester Eubanks, convicted of murdering 14-year old Mary Ellen Deener of Mansfield, walked away from his handlers while serving out his life sentence.

On December 7, 1973, prison officials took Eubanks to a shopping center in Columbus, and allowed him to shop unescorted as a reward for good behavior. When Eubanks failed to return to his scheduled pick up location, he was reported as an escapee, and has eluded authorities ever since. More…

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All About Richland

NECIC Hosting Paint, Sip and Vibe

15 Oct , 2019  

The North End Community Investment Collaborative (NECIC) is hosting a Sip’n Paint social as part of its AALI (African American Leadership Initiative).  The event will take place on Friday, October 25 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. For just $15 ($10 for AALI members) NECIC will provide painting supplies and a free drink. More…

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All About Richland

Time For A Flu Shot; Available At Local Clinics This Month

15 Oct , 2019  

With the arrival of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending that all Ohioans six months and older get a flu shot now. Flu activity usually begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February.

Every season the flu sickens millions of Americans, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During last year’s flu season, Ohio reported 9,851 flu-associated hospitalizations and four flu-associated pediatric deaths. More…

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