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30 Nov , 2020  

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Monday And Tuesday

30 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland Countians have a variety of opinions about the white stuff that falls from the sky each winter.

Whatever your own personal view might be, it’s clearly time to get ready for snow, as this week’s weather forecast is calling for north central Ohio’s first snowfall — and accumulation — of the season.

On Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wide area of Ohio, including for here in Richland County. A low pressure system will move northeast, creating the conditions for snow from west to east on Monday and Monday night.

The Advisory is in effect from 4:00 Monday afternoon to 9:00 PM on Tuesday. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County Holiday Gift Ideas

30 Nov , 2020  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County has assembled a list of gift ideas from local businesses. This year, shop small when you’re making your Christmas list and checking it twice. Choose items you can only get in Richland County and make your small business shopping even more significant.

For the Foodie…

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All About Richland, All Things Business

October Unemployment Figures Released: Richland Holding Steady

29 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Late last week, October’s county unemployment figures for Ohio were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services which showed that Ohio in general, and Richland County in particular, are holding steady with relatively low – and matching — rates.

Both the state and the county clocked in with a 5.2% rate in terms of non-seasonally adjusted numbers.

In Richland County, some 2,800 individuals were considered unemployed in October, based on a total available work force of 53,300 and 50,500 employed. More…

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All About Richland

With Snow On Its Way, Can Skiing Be Far Behind?

29 Nov , 2020  

There’s some not-so-out there speculation this weekend that the with the arrival of December, some snow may be falling on north central Ohio this week.

How much remains to be experienced.

That shared, it’s sure to put a smile on the faces at Ohio’s premier ski resort, Richland County’s Snow Trails, which is getting ready for its 60th season. A mid-December opening date for skiing and for snow tubing is typical, with the 2019 date being December 13. More…

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History & Tourism

Literary Mansfield: Lee Adams, Tony Award Winning Lyricist

29 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Through our “Literary Mansfield” series, we take occasional looks at the lives and careers of those who have called Mansfield home at some point in their lives, and who have become known locally, regionally, or even nationally as authorst, poets, lyricisits, playwrights, or in other literary fields. Other posts in the series can be found here.

Today’s subject is one of those with a national reputation as well as being a native Mansfielder. And, if you have ever heard and enjoyed songs like “Put On a Happy Face” or “Applause,” you are in his debt.

Lee Adams was born in 1924 and grew up locally, graduating from Mansfield Senior before going on to The Ohio State University and Columbia University. More…

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All About Richland

Give The Gift Of The Great Ohio Outdoors This Holiday

28 Nov , 2020  

Finding the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life has never been easier, thanks to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Give the gift of the great outdoors with choices from our online store today.

Unique Gifts from Ohio State Parks

New this year, Ohio State Parks is offering gifts perfect for the entire family. These items are exclusively available through our web store. For more information and to place your order, go to the online store at reserveohio.com. More…

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All About Richland

Criminal Justice Institutions In Richland County Receive Funding

28 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

When $7.7 million in criminal justice agencies across Ohio was announced this week by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), Richland County was well represented among the recipients.

Local grants were obtained both from the Edward J. Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and the Violence Against Women Act grant programs.

The former grant, described by OCJS as allowing “… local and state governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on the needs and conditions of the jurisdictions and supports multijurisdictional drug task forces, school resource officers, drug, veteran and mental health courts, corrections projects, and justice technology initiatives in Ohio,” gave funding to the following: More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Ohio Announces Two Days Of COVID Numbers; Richland Schools Report 67 More Cases

28 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With the Thanksgiving holiday providing a one-day respite on reporting of COVID-19 cases, the Ohio Department of Health shared new statistics that covered both Thursday and Friday.

That two day total revealed that Ohio’s number of new cases grew by 17,065 during those two days, bringing the total to 399,908.

It is all but certain that the next update will take the state’s total over 400,000.

The total number of deaths now stands at 6,346, up 72 from Wednesday’s figure. More…

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All About Richland

Richland SWCD Celebrates Achievements; Elects New Board Supervisors

27 Nov , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Conservation was celebrated in Richland County at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Annual Celebration held earlier this month. The Celebration may be viewed on the Richland SWCD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/richlandswcd.

The results from the Board Supervisor election were announced. Brian Alt was re-elected to a three-year term and Robert McConkie, Jr was elected to his first term. Both terms begin January 1, 2021 They will join other Board Supervisors Fred Cooke, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum.

District Administrator, Erica Thomas, shared 2020 accomplishments and some plans for 2021: More…

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All About Richland

GOP Clashes As Deadline To Repeal Tainted Bailout Law Nears

27 Nov , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price.

In one corner stands veteran GOP lawmakers like Rep. Bill Seitz, ranking member of the majority party, who believes the Nov. 3 election results solidified the standing of the now-tainted bailout bill even if federal investigators found the process of its passage to be corrupt.

“There is no representative and no senator who voted yes on House Bill 6, who lost their reelection bid,” Seitz said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But many, several, at least, who voted no, lost. So what does that tell you?” More…

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All About Richland

Holiday Music To Fill Renaissance Theatre

27 Nov , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The sounds of the season will come alive as the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present its “Holiday Pops” concert with two performances at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.

Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the concert features a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire with the ever-popular, carol sing! Performances will be on Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 20 at 2:30 PM and are part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series.

The enchanting program will feature songs from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet, It’s the Very Best Time of the Year by John Rutter, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, and many more. More…

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All About Richland

Three Counties Join Franklin In Reaching Purple Level; Richland Moves To Watch List

26 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Information released today by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) painted a more colorful — and more sinister — picture of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio.

This holds true for Richland County as well.

Today’s update shows the impact of sizable and ongoing increases in cases and resulting impact on the state’s health care systems. Several Ohio counties are beginning to move into heretofore uncharted waters in terms of statistics.

Case in point — As shared by ODH, Montgomery, Lake and Lorain counties have moved to the highest risk level (purple or level 4) of the state advisory system. Franklin County remains at the highest risk level for the second week and 11 counties have moved to the watch list in the system. More…

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All About Richland

Patrol Warns About Drinking And Driving This Thanksgiving Holiday

26 Nov , 2020  

While this Thanksgiving may look different, the Ohio State Highway Patrol expects many motorists to travel on Ohio’s roadways for the upcoming holiday. Before motorists hit the road, troopers want to make sure they are taking the proper safety measures by driving sober and wearing their safety belts.

Troopers will be highly visible and cracking down on impaired driving and those failing to wear a safety belt from Wednesday, November 25 at midnight through 11:59 PM on Sunday, November 29.

“We take impaired driving seriously and remain dedicated to promoting safety on Ohio’s roadways,” added Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “We need motorists to commit to keeping our roads safe by planning ahead, designating a sober driver and insisting that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up.” More…

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