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Locally Filmed TV Series To Premiere At Mansfield Playhouse

29 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from Zero Gravity Media

Zero Gravity Media has announced the highly anticipated world premiere of “Chaser” on Saturday, November 5 at The Mansfield Playhouse.

From award-winning director and Mansfield-native, Daniel Roemer, comes Chaser, an independent, micro-budget film described as a dark comedy set in none other than Mansfield, Ohio. The upcoming 8-episode television series will make its world premiere at The Mansfield Playhouse presented by Whitten Studios with special thanks to Dream Huge Realty.

Originally filmed as a feature-length movie and later turned into a television series, “Chaser” tells the story of Eddi Sebastian, a down and out film editor who discovers the power to “re-edit” his life. Using this new power, Eddi attempts to change reality. Will Eddi get the life he always dreamed of? Or will the power prove too dangerous?

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ODNR, Local Girl Scouts Team Up To Plant Trees

29 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is joining forces with Girl Scout Councils of Black Diamond, North East Ohio, Ohio’s Heartland, and Western Ohio to support the Girl Scout Tree Promise. ODNR has committed to providing resources for Girl Scouts to plant 250,000 trees in Ohio by 2026.

Richland County lies in the Ohio’s Heartland Girl Scout Council area, which stretches from Adams County on the Ohio River to north central Ohio.

“Trees provide tremendous benefits to our environment and wildlife, and I truly believe Girl Scouts are making a lasting impact through the Girl Scout Tree Promise,” Director Mary Mertz said.  “As a former Girl Scout leader, I’m excited to partner with this organization to lift girls up and open their eyes to some of the amazing careers in conservation.”

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Foreigners Journey Coming To The Ren

27 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Saturday, October 1, the music, and energy of two legendary stadium rock bands come together in one electrifying show at the Renaissance Theater.

Now starring 2X Tony Nominated Star of Broadway’s Rock of Ages and American Idol Icon – Constantine Maroulis! Their repertoire of classic hits by Foreigner and Journey provides a crowd-pleasing night of unforgettable music. Not only heightened to new face-melting levels with the addition of Constantine, expect smoldering sexiness, dancers, production, and “Rock Of Ages” mash-ups that will take you right back to the Sunset Strip!

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October Offers Reduced Cost Blood Screenings

26 Sep , 2022  

From Avita Health System

Reduced Cost Blood Screenings will be offered throughout the month of October.

To participate, a voucher must be purchased in the Cashier’s Office at any Avita Hospital or the Bellville Walk-In Clinic from October 3 through October 31.

The following vouchers will be offered:

  • HealthLink Lab Profile – $30
    (Lipids, Chems, CBC)
  • PSA – $25
    (Prostate-Specific Antigen)
  • HgbA1c – $30
    (Glycosylated Hemoglobin)
  • TSH – $15
    (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 25

24 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

This is a weekly report from ODOT District 3 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 September 25. All outlined work is weather permitting.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

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City Of Mansfield Launches Effort To Locate 2022 Christmas tree

21 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

As September winds to a close, the City of Mansfield is looking ahead. About three months ahead, to be precise.

In a social media post on Wednesday afternoon, the City put out a request seeking the donation of the 2022 City Christmas Tree, which traditionally graces the entrance to Richland Carousel Park.

It’s not just any pine tree that is being sought — the ideal specimen will be at least 30 feet in height, and in order to successfully and safely cut the tree, it must be accessible to removal equipment. After removing the tree, the City’s Street Department will grind the stump and repair any damage caused to the lawn.

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ODNR Showcases Technology Designed To Removal Harmful Algal Blooms

21 Sep , 2022  

By the Ohio Department of Natural Resources with additions by 1812Blockhouse

As a part of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Sept. 15 hosted a showcase of new technology aimed at eliminating harmful algal blooms (HABs). Utilizing a research and development grant from the Ohio Water Development Authority, ODNR partnered with AECOM Technical Services to demonstrate the Algae Harvesting Hydronucleation Flotation Technology (HFT) in William H. Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park.

This new technology will benefit the state’s wetlands projects, including one in Richland County.

“We want to attack Ohio’s water quality issues from every possible angle and that means staying on top of cutting-edge technology,” Gov. DeWine said. “Each step toward cleaner water is a win for our H2Ohio initiative. This machine has proven effective in other parts of the country, and we’re hoping to have those same results here.”

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“Phantom Of The Opera” At The Ren

20 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Special to 1812Blockhouse

It’s that time of year when chills and thrills are the norm.

Speaking of which, the Renaissance Theatre will present the silent film The Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment by Jay Spencer in a hybrid film-performance on September 25 at 2:30 PM in the Renaissance Theatre in downtown Mansfield.

The film, adapted from Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera was originally released in 1925 as a silent horror film. The story follows the disfigured Phantom, played by Lon Chaney, as he causes havoc throughout the Paris Opera House. The destruction and bloodshed are all in the name of love, as The Phantom tries to win the heart of a young opera singer by making her a star.

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 18

17 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

This is a weekly report from ODOT District 3 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 September 18. All outlined work is weather permitting.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

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Arts And Culture To Fill Central Park

15 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Arts and Culture Festival will be filing Central Park this Saturday with treats for the eye, ear, and taste buds.

The event, an annual celebration of the arts in Richland County, showcases local artists and other wonderful area talent. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM.

This year’s them is “Everyone Is An Artist.”

On hand will be area artists in paint/glass/fiber/wood/clay/ and more, demonstrations, awards, an SFX artist, food, and music.

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Monarch Migration Underway Across Ohio

15 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse (emphasis added)

Eastern monarch butterflies are now flying through Ohio on their way from summer breeding areas to overwintering sites in Mexico, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Monarchs may travel 50 to 100 miles per day, making this one of the most impressive migrations in the animal kingdom. The journey may take them thousands of miles before they reach their destination.

Migrating monarchs rely on adequate food resources along their journey. Native flowers provide monarchs with the fuel needed to reach overwintering areas. Look for monarchs in the coming weeks in forests, fields, gardens, and waterways as they migrate through Ohio. Migrants may travel individually or in groups.

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Colonel To Narrate Performance With Mansfield Symphony Orchestra

12 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Symphony opens its season this Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 pm with “An American Journey,” dedicated to American composers and the beauty of America. 

One piece featured in this performance is “Lincoln Portrait;” in addition to its popularity as a work by celebrated American composer Aaron Copland, the narrated piece is dedicated to honoring the life and service of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

When it came to choosing a narrator for this piece, it made sense to include someone locally who, like Lincoln, has dedicated their life to honoring our great country. Joining the ranks of previous narrators for this piece including Maya Angelou, Neil Armstrong, Phylicia Rashad, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, James Taylor, and many more will be Colonel Michael Howard of the 179th Airlift Wing.

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African Violets To Grace Kingwood Next Weekend

12 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Officially, they are known as “Saintpaulia.” In the United States, these six to twenty species of perennials are known by the term “African violets,” reflecting their native origin in Tanzania and eastern Kenya.

Aficionados will be heading to Kingwood Center Gardens this coming weekend for events centered on these beautiful flowers. More…

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Changes For US30 Project Include The Reopening, Temporary Closure Of Exit Ramps

11 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

This is a week of change for the US30 Project through the north side of Mansfield, part of the increasing emphasis of major work to the western end of the project area.

Motorists are reminded to take care on these stretches of highway.

Eastbound traffic from SR 309 to SR 13 will see a traffic pattern change. In turn, this will allow the eastbound US30/SR 39 entrance and exit ramps to open.

Traffic will continue to be one land with access to Trimble Road, SR 39, and SR 13.

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 11

10 Sep , 2022  

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By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

This is a weekly report from ODOT District 3 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 September 11. All outlined work is weather permitting.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

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