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Richland News: Friday

3 Apr , 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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History & Tourism

Support The Local Artisans Who Make Up The Wine & Ale Trail

3 Apr , 2020  

We join the Destination Mansfield-Richland County in thanking the Wine & Ale Trail stops  for adjusting to all the changes happening around us and for keeping their doors open. Wineries, breweries, and wine bars are so important to our community for the quality of life they create with great wine, beer, and food. While we can’t stop by for dinner, drinks and live music, we hope you will join us in supporting our local artisans and small businesses during the stay-at-home order. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield, England Faces Pandemic With Resolve And Sense Of Community

3 Apr , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our new relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond.

Across the pond, the United Kingdom is facing the coronavirus epidemic with clear resolve and a strong sense of community.

On Thursday, the current figure of those infected with the virus in the UK stood at 33,718 with a total of 2,921 deaths.

This story was posted on Thursday in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:


Nottinghamshire County Council, working alongside the seven district and borough councils, has launched Phase Two of the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub. The Hub has been designed to offer advice and support to communities over the coming weeks and is a lifeline for vulnerable people, families and residents who can’t leave their homes or who are self-isolating at home. More…

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All About Richland

City Of Mansfield Shares Info About Clear Fork Campground Temporary Closure

2 Apr , 2020  

Shared on Wednesday afternoon by the City of Mansfield:

The City of Mansfield and the Clear Fork Reservoir campground prioritizes the health and safety of our community, the campers, and our employees. Due to the Coronavirus we are heeding the orders of our national, state, and local health officials.

We will not be opening the Clear Fork Reservoir Campground until further notice or the Governor lifts his stay at home order. This is in response to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) order that all persons stay at home unless engaged in essential work or activity. We will continue to follow the guidance of the ODH and provide updates should this order be extended. More…

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Schools

Ohio State Announces Academic Plan For Summer Term

2 Apr , 2020  

A change was announced today for The Ohio State University‘s summer term at all campuses, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

All courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as the university continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This and other updates are available on a website with information about the outbreak. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about the pandemic can be directed: coronavirus@osumc.edu. More…

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All Things Business

AK Steel To Idle Mansfield Mill, Industry Media Site Reports

2 Apr , 2020  

In a story published on Wednesday, Argus Media reported that AK Steel is planning to idle its flat-rolled stainless steel mill in Mansfield effective April 4.

The post cites a representative of owner Cleveland-Cliffs, who shared that the decision was tied to the current conditions in the automobile industry. American car manufacturers are experencing sharp sales declines given the impact of the cornavirus health crisis at the same time that factories have temporarily ceased production. More…

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Shelby

Shelby Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case, WMFD Reports

1 Apr , 2020  

Media site WMFD.com reported Tuesday afternoon that Shelby has its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

According to the post, which can be accessed here, the Shelby City Health Department is addressing the situation pursuant to ODH protocols.

1812Blockhouse will share additional details as they become known.

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All About Richland

Grandparent Scam Means $2400 Loss

1 Apr , 2020  

Ohio police say woman lost $2,400 in ‘grandparent scam

MANSFIELD, Ohio – A woman lost $2,400 in a so-called “grandparent scam” after receiving a call that her grandson was in jail, police in Ohio said. The 76-year-old woman in Mansfield in north-central Ohio received the call Wednesday from a man claiming to be her grandson’s lawyer, according to Mansfield police.

All About Richland

Ohio, Richland Census Response Rates Exceed National Average

1 Apr , 2020  

April 1 is known as “Census Day,” as it is the official reference date used for the US Census, conducted every ten years since 1790.

This year’s version will be different for a couple of important reasons.

First, this is the first federal census which has included the ability for residents to self respond not only via the mail, but also by phone and online. The form is also available in a total of 12 languages for the first time. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Silas M. Douglas House

31 Mar , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: Realizing that many Richland Countians are now working from home or forced to remain there due to self-quarantining or reduced travel, we are sharing stories from our archives, and adding some new ones, over the next few weeks in what we hope will be occasional diversions from coronavirus worries. This post was published by 1812Blockhouse back in June 2017:

This stately home on Park Avenue West was built by a man with a sterling reputation in the community.

His name was Silas Marion Douglas, but around Mansfield he was commonly referred to as “Judge Douglas.” He was born in January, 1853 in Monroe Township, Richland County, and was a graduate of both Heidelberg College in Tiffin and the Cincinnati Law College. More…

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All About Richland

Foundation Announces COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative

31 Mar , 2020  

In a Monday afternoon announcement on Facebook, Richland County Foundation President Brady Groves shared decisions made earlier in the day during a Foundation Board meeting.

After reaching an undestanding of the situation through discussions with community leaders, the response will include the following: More…

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All Things Business

Tough Times On The Farm: Agriculture In The Midwest

31 Mar , 2020  

by Ruth Conniff and Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better.

Bad weather, trade wars and low prices due to oversupply all contributed to the grim economic news, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc with export markets. More…

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