Richland News

Richland News: Wednesday

16 Aug , 2022  

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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Hi 76º | 40% chance of precipitation

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All About Richland

Vendors Sought For Savor & Sip Auction & Food Tasting

16 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Calling all food vendors! You are cordially welcome to participate in this year’s wonderful Savor & Sip Auction & Food Tasting, hosted by Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development.

That includes not only restaurants, but also food truck and caterers – whether members of the Chamber or not. The event is an evening with live entertainment, auction items, and, of course, great food from the Richland County area. 

Savor & Sip itself is not only open to members of Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, but also to the general public.

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: President Rutherford B. Hayes

16 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It is almost certain that President Rutherford B. Hayes made several visits to Mansfield and Richland County during his life

The first of those may well have occurred on the evening of August 21, 1868, just three years after the Civil War. At the time, Hayes was serving in his first term as Governor of Ohio.

On that evening, Hayes spoke to a meeting of the “Grant Club,” a gathering of Republican party leaders also known as a “Union Republican Meeting.” Hayes’ speech that night took place in Miller’s Hall, the city’s first large speakers and performance venue. His appearance was something of a surprise; it had been announced just the day before.

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All About Richland

Mansfield: Where Roots Run Deep And Wide

15 Aug , 2022  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Mansfield is a place whose personality, present and future, cannot be separated from its past. To truly know this city, you must first get acquainted with its history because Mansfield’s roots run deep and wide.

The Wellspring of Richland County

Mansfield is the heart of Richland County and home to both a literal and metaphorical wellspring — a city that sprang up from nothing but forested wilderness on the American frontier. In 1808, the city’s founders chose an unusual spot to settle: a picturesque hilltop flanked by forks of the Mohican River. For settlers, a water source was often the primary factor for choosing a location to put down roots. Most settled in locations near rivers, but this hilltop had a unique water source and high elevation which made it quite preferable to the mosquito-plagued lowlands of the Black Fork River. The Big Spring, a natural spring an easy walk from the square (now Mansfield’s Central Park), provided early Mansfielders with an endless supply of cool water straight from the earth for the necessities of life of the frontier. More…

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Schools

What’s Up As OSU Starts New Academic Year

15 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

While primarily oriented toward Main Campus, many of the back-to-school reminders and notices shared with faculty and students this week apply to all student and campuses of Ohio’s flagship state university, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

The start of the 2022-23 academic year is just days away. Whether you are a returning Buckeye or new to our campuses, Ohio State is your community – one dedicated to creating positive impacts in the world through teaching, learning, research and service. 

You will receive a number of communications from the university in the coming days and weeks with more details about these and other items. Below are a few important updates and reminders to help ensure a successful start to the semester, including: 

  • Civil discourse 
  • Community safety 
  • Mental health and well-being  
  • Public health resources (COVID-19 and monkeypox)  
  • Drug and alcohol misuse prevention education  
  • Buckeye business reminders for students 

Please take a moment to review the information below. As a reminder, the first day of classes is Tuesday, August 23. Other important dates are available on the academic calendar

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All About Richland

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning August 14

14 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

This is a weekly report from ODOT District 3 highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on August 14. All outlined work is weather permitting.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

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Sports

Stover Named As OSU Football Captain

14 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The 2022 Ohio State football season kicks off in three weeks and on Saturday, nine practices into this fall camp, the team’s captains were named following a players vote. Six Buckeyes, led by repeat captain and Block O jersey recipient Kam Babb, will lead the Buckeyes in 2022.

Those captains include fourth-year Buckeye tight end Cade Stover, a graduate of Lexington High School.

In addition to Babb and Stover, the captains from the offensive side of the ball include overall leading vote getter C.J. Stroud.

The captains on defense feature fifth-year defensive lineman Tyler Friday, fourth-year linebacker Tommy Eichenberg and third-year safety Kourt Williams.

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Schools

Local Teen Named As Member Of Conservation Advisory Council

13 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; ODNR

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced that 50 students have been selected as members of the Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC) for this upcoming school year. ConTAC provides high school students from across Ohio with a unique opportunity to collaborate and contribute ideas to enhance ODNR’s youth outreach program efforts. 

One of those students is from a Richland County school.

“It’s inspiring for us to see a new group of intelligent young people that are passionate about nature join our ConTAC program,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We love their perspectives and look forward to their work this year with our ODNR experts.”

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All Things Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of August 13-14

13 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Every few days we present “The Intel On Intel” here on 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse, where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

This weekend’s edition is a special one, as it is the first we have shared passage and signing of the “Chips Act,” which was cited by Intel as important to maximize its investment in Ohio.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage on the following topics:

  • Intel attends a local independent fair
  • School system gets ready for population boom
  • Licking County residents react to Chips Act passage
  • Lt. Governor Husted interviewed about Intel
  • Cleveland Mayor hopes impact reaches northeast Ohio
  • Road expansions in Columbus
  • Can Ohio colleges and universities train enough workers?
  • What kind of pollution does a semiconductor plant make?
  • Extended transportation options needed
  • Another chip maker to build in Columbus

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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All About Richland

Verdi In The Pavilion

12 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are many perks of living in north central Ohio, including access to cultural events and attractions within easy driving distance.

That said, there are opportunities to experience the arts closer to home through outstanding local performances and exhibitions.

One such opportunity arrives on August 20 at 8 PM, when Mid-Ohio Civic Opera shares a one-time only outdoor concert at the Mansfield Art Center Pavilion. Enjoy a program of opera arias, duets, trios, and more, all composed by the acknowledged master of Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi.

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All About Richland

Smiles Abound As New Museum Opens Its Doors

12 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Smiles were everywhere to be seen on Wednesday as the new Buckeye Imagination Museum officially opened its doors to the public.

The new facility, located next to the Renaissance Theatre, has been in the planning stages for years. Speaking about the Museum, Fred Boll, Executive Director, said “We are excited to welcome guests into our new facility, which we feel will better serve them. Our new building features a zero-level entrance and an elevator which allows us to be more accessible. It also has a parking a lot, which will be much more convenient to our guests.” 

According to the Museum, “Buckeye Imagination Museum, which was part of a joint capital campaign with the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, originally purchased its new building in late 2018. Before that the building had sat vacant for roughly 15 years. Since being purchased, the building has received a new roof, new windows, new HVAC system, new electrical work, new parking lot, and completely remodeled bathrooms and flooring. Repairs were also made to the elevator.

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History & Tourism

A Day In Plymouth: One Historic Town, Two Counties

11 Aug , 2022  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield, with links and photos from 1812Blockhouse:

The Village of Plymouth is one of the oldest communities in Richland County.

A bit of an anomaly, the community of settlers sprang up along a military road and former Wyandot trail, now Ohio 603, in the early 1800s and grew into a village before Ohio’s official county lines were determined. When Richland County’s northern border was drawn along the Forty-First Parallel, the village which was then called Paris, was split between Richland and Huron counties. It was at this time in 1838, that Paris and rechartered as Plymouth. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Houses: History For Sale

11 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

We don’t know about you, but we here at 1812Blockhouse are fond of occasional window-shopping… of houses. One of the favorite ways to do so back in the day was the Haring Realty Home Show, on each Sunday on WMFD-TV.

Richland County is, of course, home to a rich variety of houses of all types, prices, and sizes. From time to time, almost all of them become available on the market for interested buyers.

From time to time we share a series here on 1812Blockhouse called “Richland Houses.” With each post, we share a sampling of what is now on the market that fit a particular description.

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All About Richland

Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Sale Starts Tomorrow

10 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s that time of the year when many yards in this part of Ohio sprout tables, chairs, and acres and acres of items to sell.

It’s the Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY, an event which has taken its place among Ohio’s favorite summer traditions. For over twenty years, the venerable Lincoln Highway is the place to go for bargains, food, and fun.

This year’s BUY-WAY takes place from 8 AM to 5 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

According to promotional material, “The idea of the BUY-WAY Yard Sale is to bring people to rediscover the lesser traveled path of the original Lincoln Highway, once a bustling road that began connecting America by automobiles, and changed the way we travel today. This event encourages small businesses to gain revenues through increased tourism. This activity helps the local economy.”

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All About Richland

$7.5 Million Headed To Mansfield For Downtown Streetscape Project

10 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Press Releases from Senators Portman and Brown

On Tuesday, the offices of U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown announced that the US Department of Transportation had awarded the City of Mansfield a nearly $7.5 million federal grant through the FY 2022 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

The program provides funding for surface transportation projects of local and regional significance. Previously, this program has been funded at $1 billion per year. Thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Senator Portman spearheaded, Senator Brown helped write and pass, and which was signed into law last November, annual funding levels have been increased to $1.5 billion. Between the IIJA and the FY 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the RAISE grant program has been funded at $2.25 billion for this year.

The funds for the project will go toward rebuilding the downtown Mansfield streetscape.

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