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Cyberattack On New Hampshire School District Illustrates Growing Threat To States And Localities

21 Jun , 2021  

By Laura Olson, Ohio Capital Journal

Could this happen in Ohio?

In October 2019, officials at a tiny western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands.

The Sunapee School District’s servers, documents and other internal information systems had been locked down by an outside entity demanding a ransom payment.

A cyberattack, like the Colonial Pipeline one that spurred days of shuttered gas stations this spring, had seized the small, 430-student school district, which has just one full-time IT staffer and a part-time technician.

System backups meant the school district eventually was able to resume its operations without paying ransom to the attackers. But the recovery took nine days and cost more than $40,000 in fees, materials and hardware, according to Russell Holden, the district’s superintendent. More…

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Landmarks of Mansfield: Central United Methodist Church

21 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The former Central United Methodist Church on Park Avenue West, now the Bethesda Fellowship Ministry Center, was dedicated on August 27, 1911.

It was designed by Vernon Redding, Mansfield’s best known and most prolific architect of his era, who was also the architect for the Leland Hotel and Carnegie Library building. Because of its heavy stone massing, it has been described as being of the Richardson Romanesque style, but its sloping roof with exposed truss ends, as well as its date of construction, suggests Arts and Crafts influences as well. The exterior is of Sandusky limestone with Bedford white stone trim. A 14 foot cloister is featured on the east side of the sanctuary. More…

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Literary Mansfield Special: Newly Published Local Reads

20 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This a special edition of our Literary Mansfield series, in which we look at the lives and works of Mansfielders who have contributed to the world of words. Authors, poets, playwrights, lyricists, and other wordsmiths are featured.

Today we’re sharing with you titles of books about Richland County or Richland Countians published in 2020 or 2021 and available for purchase.

We also include at the end a new work on Malabar Farm which is scheduled for release later this year. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning June 20

19 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Transportation

ODOT District 3 has released its weekly report 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 June 20. More…

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Dinner With A View

18 Jun , 2021  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

By Nicholas Dekker:

When you’re dining out, you won’t know what to photograph first: your food or the view. Many of our restaurants are notable for both terrific food and stunning scenery.

The rooftop patio at Hudson and Essex offers one-of-a-kind views of downtown Mansfield, giving you the feel of dining out in a big city. The building was once an automobile dealership selling Hudson & Essex cars; today it houses a fine-dining restaurant, a deli and the Cypress Hill Winery. More…

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Bellville Police Engage In High Speed Pursuit On I71; Driver Commits Suicide

17 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse:

From Bellville Police Chief Ron Willey (revisions to make more clear):

On Tuesday, June 25 at 5:31 PM Bellville Police initiated a car stop on St Rt 97 West in the area of I-71. The stop was made for traffic violations observed by the officers.

The 2000 Buick four door vehicle pulled into the Love’s Travel Stop, where officers made contact with the operator of the vehicle, a 48 year old Hancock County man. The man then accelerated out of the parking lot and entered I-71 southbound. More…

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How Ohio Plans To Use Rescue Plan Education Dollars

16 Jun , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio Department of Education has submitted their plans for federal education funding, which shows a drop in enrollment throughout the state and stakeholder demands for better preparations for “future learning disruptions.”

The U.S. Office of Elementary & Secondary Education awarded states funding as part of the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER). Ohio was allotted $4.4 billion under the plan, two-thirds of which it received on March 24 of this year.

To receive the other piece of the funding, states had to submit a plan for the funding by June 7, including impacts the pandemic had on the state’s education system. More…

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Avita Seeking Type 2 Diabetes Patients For Study

15 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System is participating in the Personalized-Medication Adherence and Persistence Program (P-MAPP) – a national research initiative to better understand the medication perceptions of patients with Type 2 diabetes. Avita is currently seeking patients with Type 2 diabetes to participate in ongoing research at Galion and Ontario Hospitals.

P-MAPP was developed in collaboration with the FDA’s Center for Drug Research; it brings together real world data with input from patients. For more than 12 months, Avita’s team of pharmacists have been actively recruiting patients and engaging their input on what drives decisions regarding how, when, and if they take certain medications to manage their diabetes. The study will continue for another year.

“One thing you encounter in researching the habits of patients is we too often only look objectively at patient data in databases of information rather than simply engaging the patient for their input on their habits,” said Brad Schwartz, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager at Avita Health System. More…

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Band Music Is Everywhere This Summer

14 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse
North central Ohio music lovers, this is the summer for you!

The American Federation of Musicians, Local 159 has announced its “Music in the Parks” series for June, July, and August. These events will take place in Mansfield, Shelby, Crestline, Bellville, Ashland, and Loudonville.

These free concerts are provided by AFM 159 and through the support of local sponsors.

Concerts include: More…

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Food Is Focus Of Family Fun On The Farm Festival

14 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

There is nothing like fresh fruit and vegetables and right now we are enjoying lettuce, asparagus and peas. As the growing season progresses, there will be many more fresh food choices like corn, watermelon, tomatoes, and apples. We are fortunate to have a wide range of other fresh food available throughout the year in Richland County like eggs, meat and honey.

The pandemic brought attention and awareness of where food comes from, and an emphasis on locally produced food. To continue to raise awareness on where food comes from, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is partnering with Richland County farm jewel, Malabar Farm State Park, for Family Fun on the Farm Festival on Saturday, July 3 at Malabar Farm from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. A barn dance will follow at 7:00 PM. There are many fun activities planned for all ages, especially children. The festival is open to anyone and admission is free. More…

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Stabbing Suspect Apprehended, Charged, Jailed

13 Jun , 2021  

From the Mansfield Department of Police:

At approximately 8:02 AM Saturday morning, the Mansfield Division of Police and Major Crimes Detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested the suspect in the June 3 stabbing of a 74-year-old woman on Brookfield Drive.

The suspect, 19-year-old Izzac Lawhorn, was located in an apartment at 135 E. Cook Road and was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Lawhorn has been cooperative with the investigation and has provided detectives with a statement concerning his actions during the assault. Mr. Lawhorn has been charged with “Felonious Assault” (F-1) and was incarcerated at the Richland County Jail pending his first court appearance. Due to the ongoing investigation, we are not releasing any additional details concerning Mr. Lawhorn’s statement. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning June 13

12 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Transportation

ODOT District 3 has released its weekly report 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 June 13. More…

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Coming Soon: Splash Pads At Two Mansfield Parks

10 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from the North End Community Improvement Collaborative

The North End will have some aquatic fun to partake in come later this summer, as the City of Mansfield plans to install splash pads at North Lake and Johns Parks.

“I think the opportunity to put splash pads at North Lake and Johns represents an opportunity to provide a service to an underserved area of the city,” said Mark Abrams, Manager of the City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department. “A lot of kids who live in those areas don’t have access to transportation to get to the public pool at Liberty (park), so this will give them the opportunity to participate in some aquatic activities where they might not have been able to.”

Abrams said the splash pads will be located in the two parks which are both located in residential areas and within walking distance to those who live in the neighborhood. More…

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