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Richland News: Tuesday

31 Jan , 2023  

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, Featured

Pictures Shared Of Endly House Interior

31 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the most enjoyable things about publishing 1812Blockhouse are occasions when our readers continue the story with their own contributions.

Such an event happened a year ago, when we shared our Landmarks of Mansfield post about the Adam J. Endly House on West Fourth Street.

The 19th century residence is one that has captured the imagination of more than one passer-by as the house has been boarded up for many years, fueling the imagination of many about what might be inside.

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All Things Business

Fresh Grounds Opens In Ontario

30 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s a new coffee shop in town! Tiffany Kibler and Chriztine Campbell have opened Fresh Grounds Coffee House, located at 1621 W. Fourth St. in Ontario, next to Hello Gorgeous Hair Studio.

The location hosted a ribbon cutting on Saturday. On hand were representatives of Mansfield City Council, the Richland County Commissioners, and others – including the Mayor of Ontario and Miss Ontario.

Fresh Grounds Coffee House offers fresh coffee, tea, and very tasty treats. All menu items can be adjusted to accommodate food allergies, which is such a blessing to anyone who does experience food allergies.

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All Things Business

Aviation Has Banner Year In Columbus During 2022

30 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Richland County residents and businesses are certainly impacted by the availability of quality airline service in greater Columbus and Cleveland. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) recently reviewed how that availability changed during calendar year 2022.

According to the CRAA, upward momentum continued in 2022 with an estimated 7.75 million passengers traveling through John Glenn Columbus International (CMH) and the Rickenbacker Passenger Terminal (LCK), a 27% increase over 2021 representing 87% of 2019’s record-breaking passenger activity.

Passenger air service also grew with CMH and LCK now offering nonstop flights to 50 destinations, more than prior to the pandemic.

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All About Richland

The Richland County Spelling Bee Champion

29 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The 2023 Richland County Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, January 26 at Mid-Ohio ESC in Mansfield.

An impressive group of 47 students competed to be named champion of the bee. By the third round, only 30 of the 47 remained. The virtually held competition lasted over two hours until a champion and runner-up could be determined.

After ten rounds of competition, Ella R., a sixth grader from Lexington Local Schools, was crowned the Richland County Spelling Bee Champion after correctly spelling the championship word “forensics.” Lena Sasis, an eighth grader from Madison Local Schools, was the runner-up. Miles P., a seventh grader at Lexington Junior High, and Adrianna Alexander, a Madison seventh grader, also finished in the final four.

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All About Richland

Bald Eagle Visibility Is Exceptional In Winter, Including In Richland County

29 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODNR

Bald eagle nesting activity increases in the winter months, providing an excellent opportunity to watch these majestic raptors hunt, improve nests, and establish territory, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s bald eagles begin courtship and pair bonding in January, and that combined with an absence of vegetation makes this one of the best times to view them.

Ohio’s bald eagle population has increased dramatically in recent years, with an estimated 824 nesting pairs statewide in 2022. Look for eagles near their preferred aquatic habitats such as rivers, wetlands, and frozen lakes, or occasionally sitting in open fields. An eagle’s large size, dark-colored plumage, and impressive wingspan are easy to spot against snow and ice.

“The recent success of Ohio’s bald eagles is owed in a big way to improvements in the state’s water quality and habitat availability,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Expanding wildlife areas and Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio program to restore wetlands provides eagles with additional space to nest and raise their young. The bald eagle’s recovery is an example of how wildlife and habitats benefit when the state, conservation partners, and individuals work together.”

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All About Richland

Clinic To Re-Open After Winter Storm Damage Shuttered It

28 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Cornerstone OB/GYN Clinic will welcome patients back to its location after completing weeks of post-storm repairs. The clinic has been temporarily closed since late December. The clinic will resume services Monday at its offices located at 770 Balgreen, Suite 207.

“We are excited to get our providers and patients back to familiar surroundings,” said Brice Eyerly, Third Street’s director of clinical operations. “We are very grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding during these past few weeks.”

Cornerstone, a Third Street Family Health Services campus, sustained water damage during Winter Storm Elliott. To continue to support patients, Cornerstone’s providers were relocated to three other campuses in Third Street’s network. Eyerly said the unplanned closure and temporary changes strengthened relationships among professionals of various disciplines.

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Edward Wilkinson

28 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

With our Richland Roots series, we share stories of those from the area who led interesting lives that contributed to a wider community.

Edward Wilkinson was an American naturalist and museum curator born in 1846 in Mansfield.

Wilkinson’s early career was as a sheetmetal worker, but he had a strong interest in natural history from a young age. He fought in the American Civil War, and after returning to his occupation he had the opportunity to visit Mexico and join his brother who was a mining engineer there.

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Sports

Mid-Ohio Announces 2023 Racing Schedule

27 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The 62nd season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will showcase some of the premier series in all of motorsports this summer with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series returning. In conjunction with the schedule release, featuring four major events, the renewal period for Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes has begun and will go until Thursday, Feb. 16. Public ticket sales will begin Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, the longest continuously-running spectator event at the track, kicks off the schedule on June 23-25 for its 41st running. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association sanctioned weekend will provide fans a variety of race types with classic and modern race cars, including plenty of exciting sports car action highlighted by the newly formed Prototype Spring Series Association and the legendary Trans Am Series. 

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All About Richland

Bring Your Tools And Get Ready To Dig

27 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Attention all budding archeologists!

The Johnny Appleseed Group Chapter of The Archaeology Society of Ohio is inviting you to attend a special-series event. On consecutive Saturdays, February 11 and 18, a beloved North Central Ohio teacher will present a class on “Field Archaeology for Beginners and Intermediates.”

Archaeology is the study of the human past using material remains, such as artifacts and features

The class will be held at the Gorman Nature Center located at 2295 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44906 and will take place from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. This 2-part class will focus on the “who, what, where, when and how” of field collecting for arrowheads and other ancient artifacts.

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