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Hand Picked Richland News: Monday

21 Jan , 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).

Weather for Monday

Hi 8º | 10% chance of precipitation | Relief from the cold coming on Tuesday


Winter Storm 2019 – WMFD

Shearer Equipment to be acquired by Ag-Pro Ohio – Richland Source (R)

North Central Ohio SCORE benefits more than 200 businesses in 2018 – Richland Source (R)


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All About Richland

Big House Valentine’s Bash

21 Jan , 2019  

What better place to celebrate all things love-related than spending an evening in the house where Bogart & Bacall got hitched?

The “Big House” at Malabar Farm will be hosting its annual Valentine’s Bash next month, and registration is now open. More…

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Schools

Prospect Students Share Their Dreams

21 Jan , 2019  

Keri Loughry’s classroom at Prospect Elementary School was filled with dreams Friday morning. Her first-graders concluded a weeklong study of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – including the civil rights leader’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech – by making posters of their own dreams. More…

All About Richland, Sports

Parkrun Celebrates Two Years Of Fitness And Fun

21 Jan , 2019  

Two years ago, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun. This past Saturday, parkrun celebrated that anniversary.

Sponsored by the City of Mansfield Parks Department, the Richland County Park District (B&O Trail), and Richland Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, parkrun is not a race but a fitness and recreation opportunity for all ages. More…

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All About Richland

Winter Storm Harper Live Blog

20 Jan , 2019  

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Schools

Plymouth-Shiloh Schools Receive Security Camera Grant

20 Jan , 2019  

Eight Ohio school districts and two private schools will share nearly $243,000 to enhance their safety and security under an expanded safety grant program launched last year by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), the agency announced today. These include one located in Richland County. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Greatest Show On Earth

20 Jan , 2019  

In 1872, entertainment history was made when the first large circus to travel by rail appeared in small and mid-sized communities across the Midwest. America’s Greatest Showman was behind the entire endeavor.

On June 22, that tour included a stop in Mansfield. The Greatest Show on Earth – a slogan used for the very first time in publicity for that very trip – came to town for three shows. Actually, it was more fully known as “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, and World’s Fair – consisting of museum, menagerie, aquarium, polytechnic institute, international zoological garden, and Dan Castello’s chaste and refined circus.” More…

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All About Richland

Playhouse To Hold A Murder This Weekend And Next

19 Jan , 2019  

Is all fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, a light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn currently running at the Mansfield Playhouse. More…

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All About Richland

Kids. Summer. Grants For Programs.

19 Jan , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its Summertime Kids (STK) grant program. The program grants are for nonprofit agencies to provide safe, fun-filled activities for Richland County children during the summer months. Grant amounts range from $300 – $2,500.

Last year, a committee that included Foundation Board of Trustee and community members awarded over $63,000 in STK grants. More…

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Schools

OSU Mansfield Professor Lends Students A Helping Hand As Mentor

19 Jan , 2019  

Even Buckeyes shouldn’t expect to achieve academic success on their own.

Adrienne Hopson makes it her mission to make sure students, particularly those new to The Ohio State University at Mansfield, know the regional campus offers a wide array of resources to assist them as they pursue academic accomplishment. More…

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All About Richland

RSWCD Looking For Precipitation Monitoring Volunteers

18 Jan , 2019  

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for individuals to participate in Precipitation Monitor Volunteer Training.

Volunteers record rainfall and snowfall from work or home. More…

Schools

Mansfield Board Of Education Sets Out To Create A Strategic Plan

18 Jan , 2019  

Renda Cline returned to her familiar role as president of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education Tuesday evening.

Ms. Cline, who is beginning her eighth year on the board, was elected president on a unanimous vote of the five-member board. She also served as president during the four-year period from 2014 through 2017. More…

History & Tourism

What’s New In Richland County This Year?

18 Jan , 2019  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

New year, new Richland County! See what’s coming to your favorite attractions and whet your appetite for brand new eateries and places to stay. There are many new and exciting things coming to the Mansfield area this year like a new theatre, an upscale restaurant, and a guesthouse! More…

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All About Richland

City Of Mansfield Accepting Public Comment On Trail Proposal

17 Jan , 2019  

The City of Mansfield is applying to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a 2019 Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant to build a 1.13-mile bike trail, connecting the existing B&O Trail to the newly constructed Trimble Road Trail.

The 10 foot wide path will be constructed with mostly asphalt pavement. A portion of the trail is proposed to consist of an elevated boardwalk in an effort to avoid disturbing a wetland. More…

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