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Ontario Class OF 2020 Fall Athletes

12 Aug , 2019  

All About Richland, All Things Business

Richland Clergy Issue Joint Statement On Chick-fil-A

12 Aug , 2019  

In a statement signed by 101 clergy members in Richland County, a large portion of the leaders of the county’s faith communities have expressed their support for the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A to locate here.

In its statement, the Richland Community Prayer Network members stated together as follows: More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of August 11

11 Aug , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we will be sharing the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of August 11. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. More…

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Schools, Shelby

Shelby Schools Open House And Orientation Schedule

11 Aug , 2019  

As the summer winds toward the beginning of school, Shelby City Schools has set forth a list of open house and orientation events between now and the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

The official first day of school in Shelby is Monday, August 19.

Open House and Orientation Events: More…

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History & Tourism

Hey, I Saw Your House In A Catalog: Sears Houses In Mansfield

11 Aug , 2019  

If you live in Mansfield, there’s a chance that you might live near a residence that was bought out of a book.

A Sears catalog, to be exact.

With Sears in the news this last week with the impending closure of the store at Richland Mall, we are joining those reflecting back on the long history of that retail chain in Mansfield. One unique connection between the two was in the large number of houses which were purchased from Sears and erected along city streets. More…

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Schools

Mansfield City Schools Changes School Year Starting Dates

10 Aug , 2019  

There’s a change in the starting dates for Mansfield City Schools from what we shared recently in an 1812Blockhouse post.

The District has revised its start-of-school schedule by implementing staggered starts for kindergarten and grades seven through 12. “The purpose of these staggered starts is to ensure a positive beginning for the 2019-2020 school year,” said Superintendent Stan Jefferson. More…

All About Richland

Turn The Page To Bob Seger This September

10 Aug , 2019  

A tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will come to the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, September 7 for a night of classic rock-n-roll. Presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series and co-presented with North Central State College, Turn the Page will perform all of the greatest hits of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band starting at 8:00 PM on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Twitter

New B&O Trail Signs

9 Aug , 2019  

History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Travel Ohio’s Newest Water Trail

9 Aug , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re turning our attention to a place where the beauty of nature joins opportunities for the whole family. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Hancock and Dow Building

9 Aug , 2019  

The imposing, three story Hancock and Dow Building was constructed in 1887 at 21 East Fourth Street.

The building bears the name of a stone masonry contracting business that stood at the forefront of such firms in north central Ohio in the latter half of the 19th century. It was a partnership established by two enterprising Mansfielders, Robert Greenway Hancock and William Dow, both of whom were immigrants from the British Isles almost twenty years earlier. More…

All About Richland, Schools

Richland County Community Benefitting From OSUM Microfarm Project

9 Aug , 2019  

As a forestry major, Kyle Dues found a perfect fit at Ohio State Mansfield.

“This campus is set on a 640-acre wooded lot,” he says. “What better place is there for a forestry major to go to school but a 640-acre wooded lot?”

Once on campus, Dues discovered more reasons to be engaged with the Mansfield campus. He connected with faculty member Kent “Kip” Curtis, an associate professor of environmental history, who was piloting a microfarm project on campus. Dues started interning at the microfarm and later became its interim coordinator. More…

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All Things Business

Sears To Close In October At Richland Mall

8 Aug , 2019  

Difficult economic news for Richland County came this week when the following press release was issued by Transform HoldCo LLC, the entity formed earlier this year to hold the assets of Sears Holding Corporation.

“Over the past several months, we have worked hard to strengthen our vendor relationships, return our inventory levels to normal, and improve customer satisfaction and operations; however, we have faced a number of challenges returning our stores to sustainable levels of productivity, including differences with Sears Holdings over our purchase agreement and a generally weak retail environment. More…