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Tweet Of The Week: Congrats To Shelby’s Lloyd Rebar

8 Nov , 2018  

We’re going to start of “Tweet of the Week” feature on Thursdays here on 1812Blockhouse.

While we often share social media posts on the site, this is an opportunity to highlight a tweet which really caught our attention. In this case, it is a photo of a ribbon cutting which recently occurred in Shelby. More…

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The Sound Of Success: Mansfielder Takes First Place In Vocal Competition

8 Nov , 2018  

Ohio Wesleyan University student Rachel Ballitch ’18 has a lot to sing about these days — and Richland County has reason to be proud as it adds to its storied history in vocal music.

The Mansfield resident just earned first place in the Senior Women Division of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Vocal Competition. More…

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Schools

OSU Mansfield Alum And Ohio Air National Guard Commander

7 Nov , 2018  

For Col. Ken Kmetz, the Ohio Air National Guard and The Ohio State University at Mansfield were a combination that opened wide the doors to his professional career.

After enlisting in the Ohio Air National Guard in 1986, Kmetz, now commander of the Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, decided, “I’m going to finish my degree. How can I do that? That’s when I went to Ohio State.” He graduated from Ohio State Mansfield in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. More…

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All About Richland

Last AARP Driver Safety Program Of The Year

7 Nov , 2018  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, November 13. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot, back entrance) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for motorists age 50 and older. The class is a one-day, four-hour course. The course uses the “Smart Driver” information that was completely revised in 2014 with new material and videos. More…

History & Tourism, Holidays

Santa Behind Bars

7 Nov , 2018  

It might not be the first combination which comes to mind – the holiday season, a prison, and ghosts.

That’s just what is happening later this month when the historic Ohio State Reformatory will be open for Holiday Tours. More…

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Sports

2019 National Auto Sport Association Championship Set For Mid-Ohio

6 Nov , 2018  

Continuing the trend of moving its National Championships to a new track each year, the National Auto Sport Association is excited to announce that the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires will continue as a singular event set to take place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. More…

All Things Business

Avita Health System Launches New Website

6 Nov , 2018  

Another local institution has launched a new website.

In the case, the site is one for a health services company that recently completed a major expansion into Richland County. Avita Health System’s new online home provides a dramatic enhancement from its former site, with new types of information available for current and potential patients. More…

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History & Tourism, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield Part Four: The Statesman

5 Nov , 2018  

1812Blockhouse is resharing posts in our Literary Mansfield series; the following was posted back in early 2107.

Today we look at a work of non-fiction by a leading political figure of the 19th century.

Mansfield has been able to boast of several statesmen and stateswomen in its history, two of which rose to the level of United States Senator from Ohio. One of the two holders of that title, Sherrod Brown, is a graduate of Mansfield Senior; 150 years ago, another Mansfielder had that distinction. More…

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All About Richland

Area Lake Drawdown To Begin

5 Nov , 2018  

As part of the flood risk management operation of the reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducts annual temporary drawdown of the normal pool elevation of the lake levels. The drawdown allows for additional flood storage capacity needed during the winter thaw and spring rains. Drawdown will begin in early November and the return to normal pool elevation will initiate in February. Normal pool elevations will be obtained in time for the summer recreation season. More…

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Instagram

Downtown Brick

5 Nov , 2018  

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Brick alley.

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Stephen King Film Festival Continues; Film Lecture Included

5 Nov , 2018  

The next film in the Renaissance Theatre’s Stephen King Film Festival will be The Mist on November 15 at 7:00 PM. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with the guest speaker provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. More…

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All About Richland

Be A Part Of TEDxMansfield From Where You Are

4 Nov , 2018  

You can re-experience in TEDxMansfield today right from where you are in two ways.

First, view a rebroadcast of TEDxMansfield here. (Begins about the 15:50 mark and note that there is a bit of the TEDxBordeaux event about 1/3 of the way in; you will recognize it when you hear people speaking in French)

Second, 1812Blockhouse collected and shared social media posts from the event, which can be viewed here.

Enjoy!!

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ODOT Road Construction Report For Week Of November 4 – November 10

4 Nov , 2018  

As is natural this time of year, the list of ongoing road projects from the District Three office of the Ohio Department of Transportation is getting shorter as projects conclude. Here is the current list of ongoing work in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties over the next week. More…

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