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‘They ignored the facts’: Protesters criticize council for rejecting resolution on racism – The protest, which later moved to the sidewalk outside the city municipal building, started outside the courthouse so that it would coincide with the Richland County Commissioners’ regular Tuesday meeting.
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By Richland SWCD; 1812Blockhouse
Now, more than ever, buying locally grown and produced food is important.
That message is currently being shared by Destination Mansfield, NECIC, OSU Extension – Richland County, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, Richland County Farm Bureau, and Richland Soil and Water Conservation District.
With the events of 2020 impacting some food availability, those groups are assembling a list of where consumers may purchase locally grown and produced food. More…
In a recent Twitter thread, the Greater Ohio Policy Center set out to review the impact which the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the finances of Ohio’s “smaller legacy cities,” including Mansfield.
In Greater Ohio parlance, a smaller legacy city is one of 16 in Ohio which have long industrial histories, population loss, and current populations of 30,000 to 250,000. These cities are called “the backbone of Ohio.”
Greater Ohio reviewed updates from several of those communities, first looking at the results of a May survey and then comparing and contrasting the current economic situation in each. More…
Richland Public Health officials have been notified by the Ohio Department of Health that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Jefferson Township.
“To be very clear, this is not a human infection case, but the first positive WNV mosquito samples in Richland County this year,” Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental Health at Richland Public Health, stated. Health Department officials will be spraying the WNV positive area in Jefferson Township to discourage transmittal of the mosquito-borne illness to residents. More…
By: Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
Ohio teachers have made themselves clear: They worry greatly about the spread of COVID-19 in their schools.
They acknowledge the challenges of remote learning are plentiful. They understand the potential social and emotional impact to young students being stuck at home rather than at school with their classmates.
However, their health fears of the virus remain even greater.
That is among the conclusions of a recent survey of educators conducted by the Ohio Federation of Teachers. The union sent out the survey on July 22 to nearly 12,000 members who work in K-12 education. Responses were returned between then and Aug. 9, a time period in which school districts around Ohio continued deliberating plans for the fall. More…
On Monday, officials from Emerson Automation Solutions joined officials from the Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The 23,000 square foot expansion of Emerson’s operations on Park Avenue West in Ontario will bring an increase of nearly a million dollars in annual payroll.
The expansion will accommodate a new product line designed, engineered and manufactured at the Richland County plant and growth of the legacy business. With this opportunity, Emerson plans to hire 20 new employees while retaining its current workforce of 174. More…
Updated at 6:30 PM on Monday: Cleveland.com is reporting this evening that OSU President Kristina Johnson will not vote to cancel the season, contradicting information included in the report referenced below. To highlight the confusion, the report also has different information about when a vote is scheduled to take place.
What is clear is that nothing is clear. 1812Blockhouse will carry any definitive statement from the Big Ten Conference once it is released.
The Detroit Free Press, commonly known as the “Freep,” shared on Monday that the Big Ten Conference is expected to cancel the 2020 football season in its entirety.
The announcement is expected on Tuesday.
The story shares that the vote of Big Ten Presidents was 12-2, with Iowa and Nebraska voting to continue the season. It also stated that a final vote would be taken on Monday evening.
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Richland County’s seven Speedway locations are soon to become 7-Elevens after the sale of the Speedway chain by Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
Marathon recently announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a definitive agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc., a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd, whereby 7-Eleven will acquire Speedway for $21 billion in cash. More…
84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is continuing to expand with its newest truss plant opening in Mansfield. The plant is fully automated and outfitted with the latest design software, computerized saws and laser projection equipment. It is now building trusses and servicing customers throughout the Columbus and Cleveland markets.
“The need for engineered and manufactured wood products is rapidly increasing in Ohio and across the country,” said Ken Kucera, vice president of installed sales and manufacturing at 84 Lumber. “We’re excited to be fulfilling that need and following through with our growth plans in 2020, and we have big plans to continue expanding throughout the rest of the year.” More…
Note: We experienced a bit of a glitch over the last two or three days, and some of our published stories did not make it to mobile. We are re-posting a couple of them over the next 24 hours; this is the first.
As part of 1812Blockhouse’s coverage of other local media (we believe we’re the only one that does that, by the way), we share news of change at the venerable Mansfield News Journal.
Not a change in the print version, at least as far as we are aware. Instead, we refer instead to recent changes to the News Journal’s online home.
The News Journal on the web has come a long way since this edition which was published on May 2002. For some time, the paper has been owned by Gannett, the country’s largest media chain. This week, the website has been updated with a new design and presentation, one which apparently is being adopted in most if not all Gannett locations. More…