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Richland News: Friday

25 Sep , 2020  

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All About Richland

Films To Be Screened At The Ren – Inside And Outside

25 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Renaissance Theatre will show two classic Halloween films in October as part of the Lind Siegenthaler Cinema Series with additional sponsorship by Techman Sales, Inc. Hocus Pocus will be screened on October 24 at 8:00 PM and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be on October 31 at 8:00 PM. Both films will be presented inside the theatre and simultaneously outside in the Ren Backlot.

Hocus Pocus is back to the Renaissance by popular demand. Featuring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, this iconic hit of the ‘90s is set in Salem, Massachusetts and follows three witches set on revenge on Halloween night. More…

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All About Richland

Texts Show Ex-House Speaker Pushed Lawmaker To Pass Bailout

25 Sep , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker leading the charge to repeal a nuclear bailout bill was unsuccessfully pressured by the former House speaker to vote in favor of its passage, newly released records show.

In late May 2019, former House Speaker Larry Householder texted his fellow GOP colleague Rep. Dave Greenspan to ensure he had his vote for the bill that is now at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe, according to a series of text messages released by the Ohio House on Thursday. More…

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All About Richland

Gorman Nature Center Goes To The Dogs

25 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Fall is a great time for exercise. Temperatures decrease, the foliage provides a wonderful backdrop, and there’s time to shed a few extra pounds before winter steps in.

One great place to do so is Mansfield’s Gorman Nature Center.

And while you’re at it — why not take your four legged animal with you? Gorman loves dog hikers, and has published a new video to provide some advice. More…

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All About Richland

Getting Down To Details

24 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

There has long been a saying, “God is in the details” which, while of debatable origin, means that sometimes it’s the smallest elements of design or execution that transform an object into something truly memorable.

That phrase would seem to apply to Kingwood Center Gardens as September winds to a close. October brings the opening of the Garden Gateway, and those working on the interior and exterior of the new facility are hard at work installing those last-minute touches or, because this is Kingwood Center, splashes of color and ornament.

Those changes are reflected in this week’s edition of the Project Blog. Photos shared include views of unique aspects of the nearly-finished building and grounds. More…

All About Richland

Ohio Closing In On 2 Million Absentee Ballot Requests

24 Sep , 2020  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

More Ohioans are embracing absentee voting this year than ever before, figures provided by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose show.

A total of 1,784,004 absentee ballot applications had been received by the 88 county boards of elections offices as of Sept. 18, LaRose announced. That includes nearly 400,000 in just the week leading up to that date, meaning Ohio is well on pace to surpass 2 million absentee ballots requested.

The 1.78 million ballot applications received thus far in 2020 is already more than twice as many as received at the same point in 2016, according to LaRose.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose provided this chart showing that absentee ballot requests are way up (at this point in the election cycle) compared to previous years. More…

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All About Richland

Expect Stunning Fall Colors This Year

24 Sep , 2020  

2020 has a real chance of actually getting something right in the coming weeks.

Fall is a special time of year in Ohio because of the stunning spectrum of colors that will soon transform trees around the state. Throughout the season, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., will be providing regular updates on the best locations to enjoy the unique activities and beautiful tones of autumn.

“The Buckeye State’s brilliant colors will be on full display during fall,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “This season is a great opportunity to get outside, have new experiences, and make memories during the crisp weather and vivid scenery of autumn.”

Forecasting fall color can be difficult as foresters must consider several variables such as sunlight, temperature, wind, and rainfall when estimating the intensity and longevity of leaf color. This year, the ODNR Division of Forestry is expecting peak color to arrive in mid-to-late October. More information on the current forecast is available at ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/see-the-sights/fall-color. More…

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All About Richland

First Of Ohio’s Deer Hunting Seasons Starts Saturday

23 Sep , 2020  

Hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer during the 2020-2021 archery season when it opens on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Approximately 375,000 people hunt deer in Ohio, making it the most sought-after animal in the state.

“Ohio hunters can expect another fantastic year of deer hunting,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We have some additional public land hunting opportunities and welcome all hunters. In addition, the new HuntFish OH mobile app provides hunters more flexibility to report their harvest, and offers additional resources while people are in the field. We are looking forward to another safe and successful season.”

Ohio’s 2020-2021 deer seasons include: More…

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History & Tourism, Landmarks of Richland

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Colonial

23 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Colonial has graced the southeast corner of Park Avenue West and Benton Street since 1905 with its imposing three story front portico.

The building was erected by local businessman Edward William Dann. Dann, who lived from 1869 to 1950, was initially engaged in the fruit business, and moved to Mansfield from Columbus in the latter years of the nineteenth century. He would eventually become a board member and then president of the Richland Mutual Insurance Company. More…

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Schools

OSUM Programs Join To Focus On Social Justice

23 Sep , 2020  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield kicks off the fall semester with arts projects focused on social justice. Exploring issues surrounding race, identity and contemporary culture, the three projects include a virtual art exhibition showcasing five artists from across the country, a mural project by Ohio State Mansfield students and a virtual theatre performance of the one-act play #Matter by Idris Goodwin.

The Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State Mansfield is proud to premiere the virtual art exhibition Our Voices: 5 Artists Exploring Race, Identity, and Contemporary Culture on September 24. The artists for this virtual exhibition were selected by a jury of artists and scholars and will be featured on the gallery’s social media pages and website at u.osu.edu/pcagallery through October. More…

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All Things Business

Case Closed Involving Jones Potato Chip Company

22 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

In a complaint filed on April 21 of this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleged that Jones Potato Chip Co. of Mansfield failed to make full payment promptly in the total amount of $438,673 to four sellers for multiple lots of produce in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). In this case, Jones Potato Chip Co. paid sellers for produce, but not in a timely fashion in accordance with the PACA.

Our story on that filing can be found here.

After the complaint was filed, USDA and Jones Potato Chip Co. entered into a consent decision and order in which Jones Potato Chip Co. agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000 for making untimely payments to sellers for produce purchases. More…

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All About Richland

Operation Safety Net Concludes

22 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

United States Marshal Pete Elliott, Police Chief Calvin Williams, Sheriff David Schilling, East Cleveland Police Chief Scott Gardner, and Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy have announced the recovery of 35 children during of Operation Safety Net.

Those children include at least one recovered from the Mansfield area.

The U.S. Marshals Service has been working with its state and local partners over the past month to locate and recover missing juveniles from the Cuyahoga County area. 35 missing and endangered children, between the ages of 13 and 18, were recovered during the operation. More…

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All About Richland

Meet A Friendly Alpaca

22 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

OK, quick question for you.

What’s the difference between an alpaca and a llama?

Visually, they are quite similar. Though so closely-related that the two can cross breed, alpacas are smaller and were bred not for working, but specifically for their fiber. Alpaca wool is popular for weaving blankets, socks, scarves, and other textiles.

There will be an opportunity later this month to get to know alpacas up close and personal. The National Alpaca Days Open House will be taking place on September 26 and 27 at Shady Lane Farm. More…

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Sports

OSU 2020 Football Schedule Announced

21 Sep , 2020  

It’s a subject of great interest to many Richland Countians.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will now kick off their eight-game regular season on Oct. 24 with a home game at Ohio Stadium against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Big Ten Conference released its new 2020 fall football schedule on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Big Ten’s 2020 football campaign of games had previously been modified to reflect conference-only games on Aug. 5, and then was postponed entirely by the league on Aug. 11 because of uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A return to competition was announced by the Big Ten on Sept. 16. More…

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All About Richland

Shawshank On Tap

21 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Shawshank Big Band, headquartered in Mansfield, performed in concert Sunday evening at the First United Church of Christ pavilion in Galion. Here the band, under the direction of Damian Boyd, performs a portion of Glenn Miller’s “Little Brown Jug.” More…

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