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Hundreds gather at Mansfield Senior High for MLK Day community breakfast – The brainchild of Mansfield City School Superintendent Stan Jefferson, the celebration carried the theme of “We Are One CommUNITY,” with added emphasis on the last five letters of community.
Bellville mayor searching for owner of pin found inside her desk – When the mayor of Bellville was elected into office, she found a pin inside of her desk.
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There’s going to be plenty of time this decade to make word plays out of the Roaring 20s (referencing the decade that began 100 years ago), but there’s no reason not to start now. The Richland Young Professionals and the Humane Society of Richland County have partnered in a 1920s-themed fundraising event that will be held at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…
Tuesday, September 3 – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Reception: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 12:35 – 1:30 pm Gloria Shows is a Filipino American artist whose work is largely influenced by her formative years in Japan, England, and the United States.
In recognition of National Radon Action Month, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is encouraging Ohioans to test their homes for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce risk if elevated levels are detected. Richland Public Health is helping to make that possible.
“Long-term exposure to high levels of radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and the top cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers,” said ODH Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH. “Running this easy, inexpensive test is an important first step in protecting your family from a devastating disease that kills thousands of Ohioans each year.” More…
The Ohio State University has been recognized as the best in the nation for online undergraduate education.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the university’s online bachelor’s programs No. 1 for 2020 — up two spots over the previous year. Additionally, Ohio State’s online Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 2 among public universities, with three of the program’s specialties also placing among the top four. More…
Richland County, OH – Richland Public Health’s annual “Winter Hike for Health” on Saturday, February 8, will be at two locations. In addition to the traditional hike at Malabar Farm State Park, Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield is joining in the day’s healthy fun.
A few days before Valentine’s Day, celebrate the amazing world of owls at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary on February 8.
A fun evening has been planned for the two hour event that kicks off at 5:30 PM. Attendees will be able to meet ‘owl ambassadors’, meaning the feathered residents of the sanctuary. There will also be an opportunity to create owl-themed crafts and do other activities. More…
If you are familiar with the memorials that dot Central Park in downtown Mansfield, then you already know that one of those monuments honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for whom this Monday is a national holiday in which we celebrate his importance and his legacy.
The monument to Dr. King was a labor of love that began over 20 years ago, with the 1999 formation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Committee. The group was created between 1998 and 1999, after failed attempts to persuade the City to memorialize King through, for example, renaming a section of U.S. Route 30 in his honor. More…
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We continue our look at the last decade in the story of Richland County media. The first post in this series can be found here.
Before we pick up where we left off, let’s spend a few moments looking at the national trends to which we referred and, in particular, one trend that provided a serious blow to newspapers and traditional news media. More…
As we reported in December (story here), several local agencies partnered late last year to collect socks to be given to nursing home residents. The final count of donations received is now available.
First, let’s look at the goal itself. The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, We ACT and Richland County Children Services, along with other community organizations, set a goal of collecting 4,000 pairs of socks by December 31. The 2018 drive had resulted in the collection of 3,085 pairs of socks so, at the time the 2019 goal was set back in November, 4,000 pairs of socks seemed ambitious but hopefully achievable. More…
MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mansfield police are searching for a missing 18-year-old. Hayley Walden was last seen on Wednesday and reported missing Friday, police said. Family members told police that they did not see Walden leave the residence so they were unable to provide a clothing description.
1812Blockhouse shares posts in our “Richland Roots” series to reveal stories of the well-known and less-commonly known people born here, or who lived here, and then went on to make significant contributions to state, regional, or national history.
By all accounts, native Mansfielder John J. “Jack” Sturges lived an adventurous life. It was his demise, however, that still fuels claims of paranormal activity in a most unlikely place – Anchorage, Alaska. More…
The Renaissance Theatre will show the second of three films in its Cinema Series, “The Princess Bride,” on February 16 at 3:00 PM. The movie is part of the Spherion Staffing Cinema Series. Prior to the show there will be a trivia contest on The Princess Bride with special prizes awarded after the screening. More…