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26 Jan , 2021  



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COVID-19 State, Local Snapshot: Monday, January 25

26 Jan , 2021  

By: Mahoning Matters Staff; 1812Blockhouse

According to the latest figures on Monday from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 760,837 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 3,215 more than reported Sunday,The weekly volume of virus testing statewide continues a slump that began in late November. The average percent of positive tests, however, also continues to trend downward and has reached its lowest point since early November.

So far this month, agencies statewide have administered an average 10,287 fewer tests per day than in December. More…

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OSU Mansfield Announces Spring 2021 Theatre Plans

26 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, The Ohio State University at Mansfield announced its Spring 2021 Theatre plans. Comic Shorts, will provide audiences an opportunity to smile and laugh. These entertaining and fun online performances will feature comedy shorts and will be presented free to the public at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26.

Auditions for Comic Shorts will take place on January 25 and 26 from 6 to 8 PM. There are multiple parts available and members of the community are welcome to audition. All rehearsals will take place virtually.

More information on auditions and how audiences can view performances are available at https://mansfield.osu.edu/theatre.

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How Many Vaccine Shots Go to Waste? Several States Aren’t Counting

25 Jan , 2021  

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by Ryan Gabrielson, Caroline Chen and Mollie Simon, ProPublica

As reports emerge across the country of health facilities throwing out unused and spoiled COVID-19 vaccines, some state governments are failing to track the wastage as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving officials coordinating immunization efforts blind to exactly how many of the precious, limited doses are going into the trash and why. More…

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ODNR Talks Woodpeckers

24 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

This winter, the Ohio Department of National Resources (ODNR) is offering Ohioans an opportunity to attend webinars touching on nature and Ohio history.

First up is a look at Ohio’s Woodpeckers, which will take place this Wednesday, January 27 from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Here are come questions for you:

Why do woodpeckers chisel, peck, and pull away bark and wood? More…

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Facade Improvement Program’s First Project Showcases Landmark Building

24 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Driving along North Main Street this weekend, something attracted our attention.

The first visible signs of Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI)’s new Facade Improvement Program became apparent over the last few days with new awnings installed on the historic Voegele Building.

The black and white awnings draw attention to the period storefront of the four story brick building, which dates to 1897. More…

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Mansfield Art Center Launches Year With Central Ohio Artists Exhibition, Book

23 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Art Center has unveiled its 2021 Exhibition Calendar, which begins with an exhibition showcasing local artists and ends with the 52nd Annual Holiday Fair this November.

This month, it is an exhibition, In Between Everywhere, which sets out to highlight the work of 42 central Ohio artists in multiple mediums and styles. Each was chosen for consistency of vision and quality of work.

Curator for the exhibition is Adam Brouillette of Blockfort Gallery. More…

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SWCD Board Supervisors Sworn In To New Positions

22 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Brian Alt and Robert (Rob) McConkie, Jr. were sworn into office as Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Board Supervisors on January 19 by Richland County Commissioner Cliff Mears. Brian was re-elected to serve another three-year term. Rob is beginning his first three-year term. Rob and Brian join Fred Cooke, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum as Board Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors elected Brian Alt as Chairman, Fred Cooke as Treasurer, Lanny Hopkins as Secretary, David Krichbaum as Vice Chairman and Rob McConkie, Jr. is At Large. More…

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Catching A Glimpse Of Joe In Mansfield

21 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse Publisher Thomas Palmer

Strange how I can barely remember what I had for dinner last night, but I can remember exactly where I was on a relatively warm September afternoon in 2008.

As it so happens, I was walking along North Main Street in Mansfield when I saw a group of people emerging from Coney Island Diner and walking in my direction. As it turns out, they were walking over to Richland Carrousel Park. More…

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Richland Newhope Welcomes New Board Members

20 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mike Ziegelhofer and Regina F. Jefferson are the newest members of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Mike and Regina, appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Thursday, January 7. They both have the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms.

They were sworn in by Commissioner Darrell Banks. More…

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Inkcarceration Sets 2021 Dates

20 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The folks at Inkcarceration made a major announcement on Tuesday.

The annual music and tattoo festival is officially back for 2021, and will be held in Mansfield on July 23, 24, and 25. Lineup and ticket information will be available soon.

In its announcement, organizers stated that the festival will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in place for outdoor music festivals this summer and present plans are to operate at a limited capacity, pursuant to anticipated local and state health restrictions.

More information and an email list signup is available on the Inkcarceration website — click here to access.

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A Mansfielder Attends A Presidential Inauguration

19 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As another January 20 is right around the corner, many eyes are on the events taking place this week in Washington, D.C..

Throughout the last 231 years, there have undoubtedly been scores of Richland County men and women who have attended US presidential inaugurations. Not many of them, however, have written about the experience and provided an account of what they saw and heard.

One such person was Robert Wesley McBride, who had a close-up seat at the second inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. McBride, who had been born in 1842 southeast of Mansfield, enlisted in the Ohio 7th Cavalry, otherwise known as the “Union Light Guard.” That unit soon served as a bodyguard for the President and mounted escort. More…

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OSUM Dean Joining Other Leaders In Discussing How To Reconnect America

19 Jan , 2021  

The Ohio State University’s “Education for Citizenship Discussion Series,” organized by deans, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other university leaders, kicked off last week, and hundreds joined in a virtual discussion about fostering deliberative democracy in this era of political polarization.

The Divided Community Project has planned the next event, “Becoming Weavers in a Divided Nation,” which is scheduled for 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. Speakers include: More…

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DMI’s Gift Boxes Are Back For 2021, Starting With Valentine’s Day

19 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Downtown Mansfield, Inc is excited to continue the Love Local Downtown Gift Boxes we started in 2020! In a cooperative project between DMI and downtown merchants, we are bringing together our love of love and shopping local featuring some of the best items downtown has to offer.

Whether you purchase the gift boxes for your spouse, a parent, a child, your friends, or yourself, it is a great way to enjoy downtown and support our community of business owners.

Gift boxes will include a variety of local goods from Tara’s Floral Expressions, Buckeye Bakery, Relax, It’s just coffee, The Phoenix Brewing Company, Two Cousins Pizza, Studio 19 Salon Spa, and more! There are two sizes available for both men and women. More…

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City Building Reopening A Week From Monday

18 Jan , 2021  

The following is a communication recently sent out from the office of Mayor Tim Theaker of the City of Mansfield. In it, plans are announced to reopen the Mansfield City Building on January 25:

“We want to thank the citizens and our employees for being patient while we work through this pandemic.

We are continuing to monitor the ongoing COVID cases in Central Ohio and adhering to safety recommendations. Effective Monday, January 25, the Mansfield City Municipal Building will be open to the general public. More…

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