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Shelby Issues Peak Power Alert

30 Jan , 2019  

The City of Shelby has issued a Peak Power Alert for Wednesday evening between 6 -9 PM and tomorrow morning between 7 – 9 AM.

As temperatures are expected to drop well below zero during the next couple days, electric customers are being asked to conserve power.   Some methods to help conserve electricity would be reducing a thermostat temperature setting by 2 degrees, turning off lights that are not needed, and delay washing and drying clothes during these target times. More…

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Schools

Mansfield Students Return To School, But Ominous Weather Looms

29 Jan , 2019  

Students returned to Mansfield City Schools Monday after missing all of last week but how long schools will remain open this week remains to be seen.

Forecasters are calling for rain changing to snow Monday night with the potential for icy spots forming with a low around 18. A blast of arctic air will arrive later on Tuesday and is expected to create double-digit wind chills on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. More…

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Downtown

Winter And Chocolate And Downtown Mansfield: A Great Mix

28 Jan , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, February 1. This month several merchants will participate in the Winter Festival and Chocolate Walk theme. This event will include carriage rides, chocolate treats, and more!

Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland

Snow, Music, Glow Tubing, And Fireworks

26 Jan , 2019  

The fun will be taking place on the slopes and off on Saturday night as Snow Trails hosts is annual Mid-Season Party, this year with some “extra special sauce.”

A special Terrain Park feature is being constructed out of snow — a never been done before one-off snow bar to support a special elevated pad for our outdoor DJ spinning tunes, burn barrels close-by, and freestyle skiers and snowboarders lapping the special feature. More…

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All About Richland

There’s Snow Kidding About It: That Was A Big Storm

22 Jan , 2019  

Numbers don’t tend to lie, particularly when they are generated by careful observation.

By many measures, this past weekend’s winter storm, given the name “Winter Storm Harper” by the powers that be, was an atypical one. That conclusion was borne out by numbers shared by the National Weather Service in Cleveland in terms of the month to date snowfall amounts and temperatures as of 5 PM on Monday evening. More…

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All About Richland

There’s Still Time To Get A Flu Shot

14 Jan , 2019  

Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December. There have been 893 total flu- associated hospitalizations in Ohio so far this flu season, which runs from October 2018 to May 2019. The number of flu cases typically peak between December and February. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Public Health Offers Winter Walking Advice

11 Jan , 2019  

Walking in the winter offers you a refreshing change of pace. The invigorating cold air can clear your mind and reduce stress, which can be helpful for weight loss.

Getting outside during daylight hours also increases levels of serotonin, a hormone that helps calm cravings. Even if you have to walk slower because of the weather, you may be burning more calories. And trudging through snow or walking into the wind takes more energy.

Richland Public Health encourages healthy exercise but remember that winter weather requires some special preparation. More…

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All About Richland

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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All About Richland

Snow Trails Opening Day Set For Friday; Kickoff Weekend Next Week

5 Dec , 2018  

It’s here! The 58th Season Opening Day for Snow Trails for skiing and for snowboarding has been set for this Friday, December 7.

From 3 PM to 9 PM, enjoy special prices on lift tickets and equipment. More…

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All About Richland

Hoped-For Opening Day Delayed Just A Bit

1 Dec , 2018  

It’s been a strange fall, weather wise, in north central Ohio. The changes from the normal pattern have people and business scrambling and adjusting schedules and times.

Imagine how this impacts a place like Snow Trails, where preparation for opening includes getting, and maintaining, a sufficient base of the white stuff to enable great skiing. More…

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All About Richland

Winter Driving Tips From Richland Public Health

19 Nov , 2018  

Richland County residents got their first winter weather advisory on Tuesday, November 13, a reminder that winter has arrived early. Richland Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are reminding all county residents to get ready for winter driving season. More…

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Staying Warm And Staying Safe: Buying Firewood In Ohio

10 Nov , 2018  

As winter quickly approaches and more Richland Countians look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.

The following firewood rules and regulations are helpful to review: 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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