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Richland News: Weekend

23 Feb , 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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Mid Ohio Opera To Perform at the Bellville Opera House

23 Feb , 2020  

Two comedic one-act shows will be performed at the historic Bellville Opera House next month. On March 27 and 29, Mid Ohio Opera invites you to step back in time with them as they perform Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata. More…

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Schools, Shelby

Shelby Schools Boost Social Media Presence

23 Feb , 2020  

It’s even more cool to be a Whippet these days.

In the past few weeks, Shelby City Schools has been updating and expanding its social media footprint. This includes both general posts from the school district as well as those from its athletic department.

The change is part of a coordinated effort by Shelby Schools to maximize communication with parents and the community. The following description of the changes appear on the district website: More…

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All About Richland

Dog Seeks New Home

23 Feb , 2020  

Dog with cancer looking to find loving home

MANSFIELD, Ohio – A dog in Richland County is looking for a home to spend the remainder of his days with. Factor came to the Richland County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter as a stray with a large mass on his back. The veterinarian said Factor only has six months or less left to live.

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Super Sounds This Summer

23 Feb , 2020  

It’s never too early to start looking forward to a good thing! The City of Ontario has announced the lineup for the Summer 2020 Concerts in the Park.

All concerts are held at the Marshall Park Band-Shell from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rain date of the following Tuesday. Food vendors will be available.

This is the third year that an Open Mic night will be included. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Women’s Suffrage And Children’s Illustrator Emily Hall Chamberlin

23 Feb , 2020  

Richland County has produced or been the home to a wide variety of individuals that have made important contributions to the world over the last 106 years. 1812Blockhouse has been sharing their stories in a series we started last year called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

As the country moves toward the centennial of women first voting in a presidential election, we profile a native Richland Countian who contribute in her own unique way to achieving that end. Unfortunately, she never saw the fruits of her work, dying at the young age of 40. More…

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Lake Erie Protection Plan Released; Richland County Impacted

23 Feb , 2020  

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region. More…

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Submissions Sought For Artapolooza

22 Feb , 2020  

Painting, creating, performing and more. Area students are invited to share their artistic talents at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s annual Artapolooza festival. This year it will take place March 31st through April 2nd at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center (890 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield). Students from all area schools, not just MOESC member districts, are all welcome to submit projects for the festival. More…

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Schools

Touring Theatre Company Comes To Mansfield Senior With Inspirational Show

22 Feb , 2020  

Harriet Tubman inspires students from the stage at Senior High

Members of the Great Works touring theater company of Chicago prepare in the dressing room at Mansfield Senior High before taking the stage for “Tubman: Road to Freedom.” Abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman came alive before more than 1,000 intermediate and middle school students from nine schools Thursday in the Mansfield Senior High auditorium.

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The Sweet Smell Of Maple In The Air

22 Feb , 2020  

It’s almost time for the annual Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival. This event, which has been held continuously since 1977, always occurs on the first two weekends in March. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park.

The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. More…

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All About Richland

City Of Mansfield Announces Multiple Road Closures

21 Feb , 2020  

Due to water main repairs and sanitary main repairs, the City of Mansfield has announced the following road closures:

  • 4th Avenue from Orange Street to Ashland Road
  • Jeanette Avenue from Remy Avenue to East Arch Street
  • Greenlawn Avenue from Cleveland Avenue to Bowers Avenue

The roads are expected to be reopened by the end of the workday on Wednesday, February 26, barring any unanticipated problems. More…

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Mansfield Microfarm Reaches Year Two

21 Feb , 2020  

Growing together: Mansfield microfarm cooperative heads into second year – Farm and Dairy

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Walter Bonham, owner of The Food Lab, in Mansfield, was not always a farmer. There aren’t many farmers in Mansfield. It’s a city, and agriculture has not traditionally been one of the city’s industries. But that could be changing.

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Free Civilian Attack Response Course Offered

21 Feb , 2020  

Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. More…

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Mansfield Symphony Chorus Will Hold Open Auditions

20 Feb , 2020  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus is seeking new voices to add to the Chorus. Rather than setting aside a specific day for auditions, Chorus Master Lori Turner will make herself available for interest community members who would like to audition. The first choral rehearsal will be held on Sunday, February 23, at the Renaissance Theatre; however, auditions can be held at any time throughout the season. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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