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Richland News: Thursday

28 May , 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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  • Flower Girls beautify Shelby parks – Members of the Flower Girls were out planting Tuesday, May 26 at the entrance areas to Seltzer and McBride parks in Shelby as beautician efforts continue.

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All About Richland

The Birth Of A New Food Economy?

28 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Some weeks ago, we shared a post about the new biography of author and conservationist Louis Bromfield. In that piece, which can be read here, we referenced the recent blog post by Stephen Heyman, writer of the Bromfield book, focusing on “Victory Gardens” and the potential for home gardening to regain a position of popularity across the country.

Today, we shared with you a recently-published article that carries forward the same theme, albeit on a larger scale. Could the current pandemic actually represent the birth of a new food economy?

By Stephanie Hiller, Yes!

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the future of the Cannard Family Farm—whose organic vegetables supplied a single Berkeley restaurant—was looking stark. More…

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All About Richland

Mueller Recognized With Highest OSU Staff Recognition

28 May , 2020  

The Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honor individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.
Thirteen recipients have been awarded during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial, which celebrates all that the people of Ohio State have accomplished and all that is yet to come.

Nominees are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations. More…

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All Things Business

Richland, Area Unemployment Rates Soar

28 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

The numbers were expected, however seeing them in black and white is unsettling.

On Wednesday, unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and metropolitan areas were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

On May 24, we shared information about Ohio’s overall unemployment rate, which stood at 16.8%. Some 823,700 fewer Ohioans had non-agricultural positions in April than in the previous month. More…

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All About Richland

Renaissance To Offer New QuaRENtine Classroom Sessions

28 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will offer an additional series of its QuaRENtine Classroom sessions, beginning the week of June 8th. The new classes will be a “mini-series” of offerings, with participants meeting twice a week for two weeks. This will allow families the opportunity to either try out a class, or to work around other summer activities.

The Ren’s QuaRENtine Classroom, and Education Initiative, has offered a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, expanded its offerings to the community in a series of live “classes,” in April. Based upon the popularity of it’s first series of online classes, the Ren’s Education Department chose to continue with new sessions. More…

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All About Richland

Entrance Ramp To Close For One Day

27 May , 2020  

The U.S. 30 eastbound entrance ramp, right lane only, from I-71 northbound will close Tuesday, June 2 from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM only for a pavement repair project.

As part of this project, U.S. 30 eastbound will have a single lane closure from the U.S. 30 entrance ramp to Koogle Road.

Motorists will still be able to exit I-71 northbound and take the U.S. 30 eastbound entrance ramp. Those traveling on the ramp will continue straight, past the closure in the right lane, and turn right onto U.S. 30 to continue eastbound. More…

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All About Richland

Taking A Moment To Look At Numbers

27 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

This past week marked the three month mark since the first post on 1812Blockhouse about the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of stories shows that the first time the virus was mentioned was in late February with a piece focusing on Richland Public Health’s advice on how to prepare for its arrival.

On March 19, Richland Public Health reported the first confirmed case of the virus in Richland County, less than two months after the country’s first reported case in Washington State. More…

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History & Tourism

Clean Is The New Green

27 May , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Everyone used to talk about their “green” initiatives. Now we’re all talking about our “clean” initiatives. As the tourism industry opens, one segment at a time, our museums, attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops, and recreation options are armed with robust cleaning procedures and are getting ready for visitors and locals alike.

The Destination Mansfield-Richland County staff spent March and April reaching out to a large sample of members to hear how they plan to keep visitors safe. We asked about new cleanliness routines and learned how many of our members will be changing how they do business. Our local businesses are pioneers in this new environment, and they have stepped up to the plate to meet these challenges and build consumer confidence in our tourism product. More…

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All About Richland

MRCPL Summer Program Canceled

26 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

In a recent video announcement on the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s website, Library Director Chris May shared an update on operations in the MRCPL system.

This includes, May shared, cancellation of the Library’s 2020 Summer Program.

That shared, alternatives are being developed, May said, to keep families engaged. Details will be forthcoming on the website and on the Library’s social media pages — some of which can already be found on the MRCPL Facebook Page. More…

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All About Richland

Be Alert: It’s Mosquito And Tick Season

26 May , 2020  

MOSQUITOES

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days.

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All About Richland

Mansfield In A Single Photo

26 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

If you had to choose one photo that would represent the place that is Mansfield, Ohio, what image would you choose?

The Ohio State Reformatory? A view of downtown? The Richland Carrousel?

Or our favorite — the Blockhouse in South Park? More…

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All About Richland

Amid Budget Wreckage, A Bright Spot For Ohio

25 May , 2020  

By: Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio officials have been drawing tight the state’s budgetary belt as they see revenue plummet due to coronavirus shutdowns. But hidden in the carnage is a pot of money they’ll have to use as they plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

Earlier this month, with April tax revenues far below what was budgeted, Gov. Mike DeWine announced $775 million in spending cuts for the remaining months of the fiscal year — $465 million to education, $210 million to Medicaid, and the remaining $100 million in cuts to be spread across other state agencies. More…

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History & Tourism

Memorial Day, Mansfield, 1896

25 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Mansfield was a bustling place in 1896, with a population of approximately 17,000. On Saturday, May 30, the community came together to celebrate Memorial Day.

First known nationally as “Decoration Day,” the term “Memorial Day” was first used in 1882. More…

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