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Social Media Posts Lead To Arrest For Inducing Panic, Other Charges

5 Jun , 2020  

By: Mansfield Division of Police; 1812Blockhouse Staff

On Friday, the Mansfield Division of Police issued a news release sharing additional information about the statement it had issued the day before.

That statement, which can be accessed via our previous post, referred to social media posts which suggested that some sort of violent activity had been scheduled to take place on Friday evening. Since that time, the Division of Police has tracked down the source of those posts and has taken steps to bring that person to justice. More…

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Mansfield Police Issue Statement On Possible Planned Violence

5 Jun , 2020  

By: Mansfield Division of Police; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Stating that no additional comments will be forthcoming at this time, Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch issued a statement Thursday on the City’s website and on social media.

The statement concerns statements suggesting that violence of some type is planned for a location or locations within the city of Mansfield on Friday evening, June 5. It reads as follows: More…

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City Moving Ahead With Cook Road Sidewalk Project

4 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Mansfield City Council voted on Tuesday night to move forward with a $478,000 project to install sidewalks along East Cook Road.

In specific, Council’s Streets Committee discussed and full Council approved authorization for the City to enter into a Local Public Agency Project Agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to fund and construct the project. More…

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Free Popcorn At Downtown Mansfield Businesses On June 5

4 Jun , 2020  

To celebrate the Renaissance 2020-21 Season Preview Live event, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association will be giving away free popcorn at our friends’ and neighbors’ businesses in Downtown Mansfield on Friday, June 5 from 12:00-5:00 PM. Located within three of the popcorn bags will be a gift card to a local restaurant: a $25 gift certificate to Doc’s Deli, a $25 gift certificate to Uncle Johns Place, and a $20 gift certificate to Dan Lew Exchange. The gift cards will be secured in a separate bag within the popcorn and will be randomly placed at participating businesses. More…

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Pool Opens For Summer Fun – With Pods

3 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

On Monday, Mansfield joined those communities across Ohio that have chosen to open their pool in light of COVID-19-related guidelines issued from the State of Ohio.

During their meeting on Tuesday evening, City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee heard from Parks and Recreation Manager Mark Abrams on how the operation at Liberty Park is running so far. More…

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Units Now Leasing For New Housing Development Off Of Straub Road

3 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff and Redwood Living, Inc.

A housing developer has announced pre-leasing opportunities for 84 housing units on a 25.89 acre Mansfield site.

Redwood Living, Inc. (Redwood) is constructing the new residences which will range from 1,294 to 1,620 square feet in size. In order to prepare the site, Redwood had to mitigate the impact of depositing clean fill material into wetlands and two streams. This was accomplished through an in-lieu fee mitigation where the developer purchased wetland credits which, in turn, will be used to benefit other natural areas. More…

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Renaissance Theatre Offering Ticket Vouchers To Frontline Workers

2 Jun , 2020  

In recognition of the tireless efforts of workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renaissance Theatre has announced that it will offer a complimentary ticket voucher to employees of its partner businesses in these sectors. Vouchers may be redeemed for one ticket to any show in the 2020-2021 Renaissance season, which will be announced Friday, June 5th at 6:00 PM in a virtual “Season Preview” event. More…

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County Census Response Rate Remains Strong

2 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Today, we share what has become a monthly look at the rate at which Richland Countians have been playing their part in the 2020 US Census.

As it turns out, the local response has been good, with Richland County continuing to respond at a better rate than Ohio as a whole.

On April 1, known as “Census Day” as the official count takes place on that date, the national rate of census returns was 36.2%, with Ohio’s pegged at 39.3%. More…

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Ohio House Passes Sports Betting Bill

1 Jun , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow Ohioans to place bets on sports.

The bill passed 83-10. It now heads to the Ohio Senate, which has been working on a similar proposal with a different regulatory body and lower tax rate.

The House bill would give oversight responsibilities to the state Lottery, while the Senate bill gives oversight to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. More…

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Assault, Drug Charges Result From Thursday Night Police Call

31 May , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Division of Police:

On Thursday evening at approximately 7:30 PM, Mansfield Police responded to a “shots fired” call at 640 King Street. As officers approached the apartment building they heard screaming at which time they observed (through a window) a male subject standing over a female victim in the common hallway area, holding her by the hair and striking her about the head with a firearm as they struggled just inside the apartment building entry door. The male then attempted to exit the building while dragging the female by the hair. More…

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A Peaceful Protest

31 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

“There is majesty in all of us,” one speaker declared.

Expressions of anger, love, frustration, and hope filled the air in Central Park in downtown Mansfield on Saturday morning as hundreds gathered for a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest which was both similar and different than events nationwide.

The event was like others in many of the emotions and feelings shared by speakers and written on placards. It was unlike some in that it was designed to be, and stayed, a peaceful expression of those sentiments. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 31

30 May , 2020  

ODOT District Three 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 May 31: More…

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Protest Apparently Scheduled For Saturday Morning In Downtown Mansfield

30 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Mansfield Division of Police

According to a news release from Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch, a protest is being planned for Saturday morning in downtown Mansfield.

This protest comes after a period where protests have turned violent in Minnesota and other locations following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of local law enforcement. Those events have also occurred in Ohio, and particularly on Thursday evening in downtown Columbus. More…

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The Birth Of A New Food Economy?

29 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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