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Ohio’s Population Growth Continues. Just.

16 Jan , 2017  

Recently released population estimates from the US Census Bureau indicate that Ohio is growing, not shrinking.

Just by a fraction, however.

Figures show that the Buckeye State gained 9,000 people in the period between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016. That represents a population growth rate of just .07 percent, and continues to place Ohio as the 7th most populous state. More…

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Council To Consider Acceptance of Sterkel Park Grant

15 Jan , 2017  

When Mansfield City Council meets this coming Tuesday night, acceptance of a park grant will be on its agenda.

In a letter dated December 29, 2016, the City of Mansfield was notified by JPMorgan Chase that a grant of $60,000 had been awarded from the Sterkel Fund. Specifically, the letter indicates that “…this grant is restricted to hire a park planner to design and create a new layout and new ideas for Sterkel Park…” More…

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ODNR Urges Ohioans To Go Outside

14 Jan , 2017  

The chill of winter leaves many of us feeling trapped in our homes while we wait on the spring thaw. To help the family beat back the winter blues, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has fun outdoor activities happening across the state throughout the month of January. More…

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North Central LPN Program Named One Of Best In Ohio

14 Jan , 2017  

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program at North Central State College has been named one of the best in Ohio by PracticalNursing.org.

According to the site, “When looking for an approved Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program in Ohio, you should not only consider vocational centers and private nursing schools, but you should also consider community college-approved programs are available at all of these. More…

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Grand Re-Opening Party At The Carrousel

13 Jan , 2017  

There’s a party happening downtown on Saturday, and you are invited.

Richland Carrousel Park will be holding a Grand Re-Opening Party from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with food and fun to share. Chef Lucille will be grilling hot dogs for $1.50 each, and making nachos for only $2.00. Chips, pop, and popcorn will also be available for $1 each. Also on hand will be cotton candy for $2.00, and old-fashioned soda for $2.50. More…

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Agriculture Fertilizer Certification Meeting Set

12 Jan , 2017  

With the passage of Senate Bill 150 in 2014, Ohio became the first state to require anybody who applies commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres for agricultural purposes to be certified no later than Sept. 30, 2017. Applying fertilizer without certification could result in fines and/or misdemeanor charges.

A Certification Meeting will be held on February 7 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Richland County Longview Center 1495 West Longview Ave. in Mansfield. More…

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Richland County Team Selected For Walkability Action Institute

12 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield area may soon become more walkable.

According to the CDC, only 20% of American adults and less than 30% of high school students meet the minimum physical activity guidelines. The lack of regular physical activity can lead to onset of many chronic diseases, some cancers, poor academic achievement, and even early death. These and many related issues were discussed in the recent release of the United States Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, including a list of actions that can be taken to reverse some of the current physical activity trends and could improve walkability and access to safe activity options for the long-term. More…

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Mansfield Police Promotional Ceremony Announced

11 Jan , 2017  

Mayor Timothy Theaker and Chief Kenneth Coontz are proud to announce [that] a promotional ceremony will be held Friday, January 13 at 13:30 hours (1:30 PM) in the Mansfield City Council Chambers, third floor of the Mansfield Municipal Building, for the promotions of: More…

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Ontario To Have Localized Water Shut Off On Wednesday

11 Jan , 2017  

From the City of Ontario:

City crews will be repairing a water break on South Lexington-Springmill Road in the area South of Vivian Avenue, near Wappners. The water will be shut off for the area sometime during the morning hours on Wednesday the 11th, after 8:00AM. The water will be off for several hours. Traffic for Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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A January With Lots To Do

11 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau is spreading the word — January and wintertime need not be all about staying inside the four walls of home and work. As they shared:

“With snow coming down, don’t try to beat it. Come outside and embrace the fun the snow brings to Mansfield Ohio! Create your personal Snow Day with hiking, art & wine, family fun, and live theatre. More…

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Movies At Main in January

10 Jan , 2017  

The following movies will be shown at the Main Library of the Mansfield Richland County Public Library through the end of January:

For Teens & Adults: More…

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Day Trip: Civil Rights Weekend At The Ohio History Center

9 Jan , 2017  

1812Blockhouse is pleased to bring you the first in a new feature, bringing you information about day trip opportunities that emphasize Ohio’s unique history, culture, and character.

This coming weekend, the Ohio History Center in Columbus will be hosting its Civil Rights Weekend. On Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, January 15 from Noon to 5:00 PM; and Monday, January 16 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.. More…

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Retiring State Trooper Recognized

8 Jan , 2017  

State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) this week presented retiring Major Chad M. McGinty with a Senate commendation recognizing his 27 years of service to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

“I’m honored to recognize Major McGinty today for his exemplary career as a State Highway Patrol officer,” said Obhof. “He has dedicated his life to protecting Ohioans with the utmost integrity and strong moral character.” More…

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Richland County Traffic Fatalities Fall To 13 Year Low

8 Jan , 2017  

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There were six total traffic-related deaths for 2016 in Richland County. This marks the lowest total for traffic fatalities since the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition was formed in 2003. The record low follows the second worst year for traffic fatalities as there were 17 in 2015. And in 2011 there were five traffic fatalities in December alone. More…

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