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A Hot Mikado For What May Yet End Up A Cold January

5 Jan , 2019  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will present two fun-filled musicals on January 26 and 27 at the Renaissance Theatre. The show will open with “Hot Mikado,” followed by Michael Thomas’ original production, “Marco Polo Jones: The Road to Shanghai”. The productions are directed by Lori Turner.

“Hot Mikado” is a hilarious and “hot” updated version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial classic, “The Mikado.” The production of “Hot Mikado” is set in Japan in the 1940s with a tale where, despite life-or-death stakes, characters find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting. The music includes sounds of jazz, hot gospel, blues, rock, Cab Calloway swing and torch songs. More…

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Health Information Kiosks Installed At County Libraries

5 Jan , 2019  

Richland Public Health, through a grant provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, is providing internet-connected Health Information Kiosks at all Mansfield/Richland County Public Library locations.

The kiosks have internet-enabled Apple iPads in them that are pre-loaded to connect to National Institute of Health (NIH) websites. Each app on the screen contains information that has been verified to contain evidence-based information to help improve access to important information. More…

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OSR Seeking Unique People For A Bit Of Mystery

4 Jan , 2019  

Auditions for the 10th murder mystery dinner theater at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield will be held this Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7, both starting at 6 PM.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script. This is a partially scripted show with heavy interaction and improv with the audience. Special skills such as juggling and other “circus” or “side show” skills and talents are encouraged. More…

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College And Trade Scholarship Applications Now Online

4 Jan , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation has announced that its college and trade school scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year are available online.

New applicants and high school seniors must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), college students and returning applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited school on a full-time basis and be a resident or high school graduate of Richland County. The deadline for college scholarship applications is April 1. More…

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Flu Season Is Here

4 Jan , 2019  

According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County.

“We have started to see positive test results and hospitalizations due to influenza in the past three weeks,” says Emily Leedy, Epidemiologist at Richland Public Health. Numbers from December show 70 cases of influenza, and eight (8) hospitalizations. More…

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New Ohio Certificate Of Title Implemented

3 Jan , 2019  

A new year often brings changes in government operations, big and small.

Beginning this month, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), in collaboration with county Clerk of Courts Title offices, will implement a new Ohio Certificate of Title for motor vehicles and watercraft. More…

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100 Years Ago, Mansfield’s New Year’s Eve Featured “Small Cannon And Bombs”

2 Jan , 2019  

Local New Year’s Eve revelers may have had a dry evening — once they made it inside, that is. Strong rain and high winds made travel somewhat difficult.

One hundred years ago, on December 31, 1918, the scene was somewhat similar in Mansfield. According to the News Journal published 100 years ago today, January 2, 1919, “Mansfield kicked off a year and a half of war restraint in giving 1919 a noisy welcome. New year’s eve was celebrated with more than ordinary noise and joyousness. More…

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Local Country/Rock Artist Opening For Saturday’s Renaissance Concert

2 Jan , 2019  

When legendary country music star Joe Diffie plays the Renaissance Theatre this Saturday, he will follow an opening act that has some very strong local roots.

Jessica Hannan and her band have taken the state by storm over the last few years and is considered by many to be Ohio’s hottest country/rock group. More…

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Lapine’s Sunday In The Park With George Coming To Theatre 166

1 Jan , 2019  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s new performance space, Theatre 166, will present its second production in the MT Business Technologies Black Box Series, Sunday in the Park with George, on January 18 & 19 at 8:00 PM, and January 20 at 2:30 PM.  The Set & Design is sponsored by Adena Corporation. More…

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Mansfield City Council To Start New Year Right Away

31 Dec , 2018  

It is said that “time waits for no man.” Neither does it wait for city governments.

Wasting no time in getting ready for the new year, Mansfield City Council is set to meet this Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 at the Mansfield Municipal Building. More…

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Top Ten Stories For 2018: The Top Three

31 Dec , 2018  

Over the last few days, 1812Blockhouse has been reviewing the top ten most read stories on our site during the past year as we look back at 2018.

While the most-read stories on our site may not correspond to a “most important news” list, it does show what topics are readers found to be interesting.

We’ve reviewed numbers four through ten, and now it’s time for the top three most read stories of the year. First, a drumroll, then the posts: More…

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Ohio National Guard Top Accomplishments In 2018 Include 179th Airlift Wing Command Change

30 Dec , 2018  

The Ohio National Guard has issued a list of achievements over the last year, and a bit of history made locally was included. The Guard, as a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and Air Force, deployed more than 800 Soldiers and Airmen in 2018. Locations included the Washington D.C. area, Estonia and Kuwait.

For the second year in a row, the Ohio National Guard supported hurricane recovery efforts. After hurricanes in North Carolina and Florida, Ohio Guard members helped with imagery analysis, command support, and damage assessment and repair; provided a safe haven for Air Force aircraft from the affected states; and flew-in supplies and personnel to the affected areas. More…

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Top Ten Stories For 2018: Numbers Four Through Six

30 Dec , 2018  

1812Blockhouse is currently reviewing the top ten most read stories on our site during the past year as we look back at 2018.

While the most-read stories on our site may not correspond to a “most important news” list, it does show what topics are readers found to be interesting.

Our Friday look at stories seven through ten can be read here. Below are numbers four through six in reverse order; we’ll then be looking at the top three on New Year’s Eve Day. More…

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