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The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has announced an expansion of hours for in-person browsing and for curbside services at all nine of its locations in Richland County.
The new hours are as follows:
Monday through Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM More…
By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
When a tenant faces eviction, the filing can stay with them for years — potentially impacting their ability to find stable housing again.
A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus (both pictured above), proposes to allow eviction records to be expunged under certain circumstances.
A tenant would be able to request to have their eviction records expunged. A judge could authorize expungement if they feel the record “is no longer a reasonable predictor of future tenant behavior” and if expunging it would be in the “interests of justice.” More…
Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield has always been a special place for kids and their parents.
Many Richland County and area children, even those who are now seniors, have rich memories of visits to that magical place in their youth — seeing the flowers and, of course, feeding the peacocks!
Kingwood has recently expanded its programs for the entire family. Below are a handful taking place through the end of May; click on any for more information and/or online registration. More…
By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Some weeks ago, we shared with our readers the first Spring Wildflower Bloom Report of 2021 as posted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Spring has now “sprung,” and warmer temperatures have made their way across the Buckeye State. This is evidenced in the current edition of the Report, now in its seventh week.
It’s a very good time, therefore, to check in to see what’s up across Ohio — and where you can find some beautiful wildflowers to enjoy (some right here in Richland County)!
Spring is marching right along! Wildflowers are in bloom throughout the entire state from the Ohio River to Lake Erie and not a moment too soon. Northern Ohio always has to be the most patient, but it’s paid off with lots of familiar faces to see. More…
By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Transportation
ODOT District 3 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.
Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on April 18.
On Thursday, a new clinic opened in Ontario that offers services and technologies focused on unique aspects of personal care.
Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development representatives joined with local officials in holding a ribbon cutting for The CRU Clinic at 2293 Village Park Court – off of Stumbo Road and West Fourth.
According to their website and social media, The CRU Clinic provides “contemporary care for refined wellness that is unique to each individual.” Services listed on the site include lip augmentation, Botox/Xeomin/Dysport treatments, and dermal fillers. More…
As statewide COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, Richland County’s level of reported school cases is beginning to follow suit, through at a lesser rate.
The county’s long-term residential facilities, however, continue to show few signs of a comparable increase.
Thursday is the date when weekly numbers are released by the Ohio Department of Health. Across the state, this week’s reported levels how increases in both hospitalizations and ICU admissions, while new case and death levels remain relatively level. More…
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press
Ohioans would receive a 2% personal income tax cut and the state would fund schools in a more equitable fashion under the latest version of the state budget introduced Tuesday by House Republicans.
The 2% cut would amount to $380 million in reduced taxes over two years beginning July 1, and is on top of $120 million in reduced taxes brought on by recently passed legislation that aligns Ohio tax code with federal law, according to majority GOP lawmakers.
The budget also provides previously announced $155 million in grants to help industries negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. More…
It’s an Ohio culinary institution — Bob Evans restaurants with their familiar red and brick facades.
Soon the place that is a staple for home cooked breakfasts and dinners may become a go-to venue for beer and wine as well.
Several outlets nationally and locally are reporting that Bob Evans has decided to expand its new alcoholic beverage offerings outside of its Florida operations, where they have been test marketed for some time.
With that, a number of Ohio locations have pending liquor permit applications including, according to Business First Columbus, for the restaurant at 2100 West Fourth Street in Ontario, diagonally across from Avita Ontario Hospital and Richland Mall. More…
By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging
On Wednesday, Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging announced the availability of the Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is three counties in north central Ohio — Richland, Knox, and Seneca.
Eligible participants receive ten $5 coupons to use a participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands.
This program helps low-income seniors access locally grown and fresh fruits and vegetables, while also supporting local farmers and those running farmers’ markets. More…
In addition to projects identified in a previous post on 1812Blockhouse, the Richland County Engineer is now planning to resurface the following roads later this year:
In both cases, the proposed projects call for milling the top surface of asphalt and replacing it with a new, two inch asphalt surface. In so doing, no utility relocation or disruption is envisioned to take place. More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
The Ohio State’s University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact.
Recipients were recognized on April 13 at “OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State”
The Community Partner Award is presented to a community agency/group/institution that demonstrates collaborative work with university faculty, students and staff, resulting in a partnership that produces positive impact in the community and at Ohio State. Nominations can come from faculty, staff, students and community organizations. The 2021 Award was made to the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) of Mansfield. More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
On Monday, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) for a new 53-month labor contract that is effective as of April 1, 2021. The new contract will cover approximately 300 USW-represented workers at the Mansfield Works steel mill.
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to reach a new labor contract with the USW for our employees at Mansfield Works, one of our several EAF steel mills. As we have done in previous Union contract negotiations, once again the Cliffs’ team was able to expeditiously get to a deal that is fair and equitable to both parties.” More…