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Richland News: Friday

3 Jul , 2020  

Each day, 1812Blockhouse collects and shares the best writing and most important stories from local and other media covering Richland County. For tweets from over 100 local sources, visit Richland Tweets (left sidebar on desktop, scroll down on mobile).

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All About Richland

Ohio Moves Toward Regional COVID Containment

3 Jul , 2020  

By: MahoningMatters Staff; 1812Blockhouse

In response to the statewide spike in coronavirus cases, Ohio will adopt a county-by-county strategy for containing the virus.

Govenor Mike DeWine announced Thursday the state’s implementation of a Public Health Advisory System. It consists of four levels, and levels are determined by seven indicators: More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning July 5

3 Jul , 2020  

By: ODOT District Three; 1812Blockhouse Staff

ODOT District Three 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 July 5. More…

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Schools

DeWine Talks Back To School – Here’s What’s Coming This Fall

3 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

The Governor of Ohio began his Thursday COVID-19 briefing with a look ahead — specifically, at the 2020-2021 school year that grows closer each day.

DeWine took the opportunity to unveil newly released guidance for school districts as they make plans for the new school year, laying out both requirements and what DeWine referred to as “strong recommendations.”. The State of Ohio also issued the new “Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts”to provide additional guidance (can be accessed below). More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Medicaid Begins Laying Out Plans For Coronavirus Testing At Pharmacies

2 Jul , 2020  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran on Tuesday described plans for Ohio pharmacies to begin testing one of the state’s most vulnerable populations — the poor — for the novel coronavirus.

The plans come as data about the virus from Ohio and elsewhere show a worrying trend. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Free First Monday At Kingwood

2 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse, Kingwood Center Gardens

Once the busy holiday weekend is over, why not extend it a day and visit Kingwood Center Gardens? The popular attraction is continuing its free first Monday admissions this year, including this Monday, July 6, from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Several safety measures as well as volunteer and guest protocols are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ongoing construction of the Garden Gateway project. More…

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All About Richland

The Ren Shares Its Safety Measures For Reopening

2 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse; Renaissance Performing Arts Association release

It seems like a long, long time ago. On March 13, we carried the sad tidings that the Renaissance Theatre was making the first cancellations of its live events.

In the weeks which have followed, the creative folks at the Renaissance have been extremely busy — first with introducing new online programming such as the QuaRENtine Creations and Classroom Sessions, and then with planning an outdoor musical together with a series of moves under the stars in the Ren Backlot.

The time has come for the theatre to reopen, and on Wednesday the Renaissance Performing Arts Association shared the following release detailing its plans for that process as it applies to the health of patrons, performers, and backstage staff: More…

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All About Richland

Senior Farmers’ Market Program Arrives In Richland County

1 Jul , 2020  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is excited to announce the expansion of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) into Richland County.

This program helps provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Participants will receive $50 worth of coupons though the growing season to use at participating farmers’ markets and stands. More…

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Schools

MOESC Joins With University Of Toledo For New School Psychologist Program

1 Jul , 2020  

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, there is a critical shortage in school psychology. Shortages in school psychology have the potential to significantly undermine the availability of high quality services to students, families, and schools.

In order to mitigate this problem in the local area, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center and the University of Toledo have collaborated to implement the “Grow Your Own” Mid-Ohio School Psychology Development Program. More…

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All About Richland

Things That Go Boom!

1 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Quick upcoming holiday-related question — What was the day of the week on which our country was born?

If you guessed “Thursday,” good for you. This year, however, the Fourth of July conveniently falls on a Saturday, giving some local communities the chance to do a weekend fireworks show.

Or, in the case of the City of Ontario, what is billed as the “…largest and longest fireworks show ever detonated in Richland County.”

Ontario’s Boom Festival arrives on Saturday at Marshall Park. More…

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All Things Business

Richland Mall Losing Chuck E Cheese

30 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

]The sound of games and the smell of pizza will be a thing of the past at Richland Mall, as the local Chuck E Cheese operation is closing its doors.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a filing this past week. In doing so, it identified some 45 stores nationwide that it does not intend to reopen. These represent almost ten percent of the chain’s 550 stores. More…

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All About Richland

COVID-19 Updates Return To 1812Blockhouse

30 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Since news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke in March, we have engaged in two types of coverage for our readers.

First, we created a single page compendium of links and stories that were updated each day. Then, after a month or so of that approach, we changed to a page of curated links which we also updated daily. A few weeks ago, the “new news” on the pandemic was reduced to the point that we simply inserted stories into our regular news flow. More…

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History & Tourism

Local Fun, Food, And Festivities This July

30 Jun , 2020  

From: Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Summer is here, and while our summers may be looking a little different this year, there are events for everyone’s comfort level on our calendar. Thousands and thousands of visitors make road trips to our area each year, but many visitors are staying close to home this year. This could be the best summer to explore like a visitor in your own backyard since our attractions, restaurants, and stores need local support more than ever. These events are a great way to fill your summer with fun and help our local businesses thrive again. More…

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