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Mansfield Symphony To Offer New Concert Experience This Weekend

16 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Symphony opens its season this Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 PM with “Harmony in Nature,” a brand new, hybrid concert that will be performed onstage at the Renaissance Theatre and simultaneously streamed outside to the Ren Backlot for patrons to enjoy under the stars. 

The Harmony in Nature concert will be a welcome new experience for music lovers as the symphony performs Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, accompanied by masterful projections of beautiful landscapes from around the world.

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Lucky State Route 13

16 Sep , 2021  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Ohio’s State Route 13 is actually rather lucky. It may have changed a bit in its over-90-year history, but it has maintained its designation and general trajectory in that entire period of time.

It’s lucky as well as it traverses Richland County from north to south (and vice versa), running through Mansfield and Bellville along the way. More…

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Pumpkin Carvers Sought

15 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Do you really, really enjoy pumpkin carving? Are you handy with a pumpkin and a carving knife?

If so, this might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

In order to prepare for its larger and better than ever 2021 Pumpkin Glow, Kingwood Center Gardens is on the lookout for volunteer carvers. The event has grown so that some several hundred pumpkins need to be carved and lit. More…

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Building Doctors Are Coming To Town This Week

13 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Richland Preservation Action Group of the Richland County Historical Society and the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office will sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic for old-building owners in Mansfield on September 16 and 17.

The clinic features Building Doctors Mariangela Pfister and Kristen Koehlinger of the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office. It begins with a free seminar on Thursday evening, September 16, from 7-9 PM at the Oak Hill Carriage House, 310 Springmill Street in Mansfield. The seminar is open to the public and will feature guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problems of buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.

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Change In Ownership Reportedly In The Works For Mansfield Radio Station

13 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A local transmitter for radio station WKSU at Kent State University may be changing ownership, according to a recent article in The Portgager.

WKSU’s local transmitter is 94.7 W234CX, with a tower near the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

The Portager article (which can be accessed here) states that the Kent State Board of Trustees are poised to vote on a possible transfer o ownership to Ideastream, a Cleveland-based non profit that owns and operations stations WCPN, WCLV, and WVIZ.

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New Requirements To Enter Mansfield City Building

12 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the Mansfield and Richland County communities is having an impact in various settings, including schools, businesses, and local government.

On the latter note, the City of Mansfield is taking steps to protect its workforce and visitors by issuing new requirements to enter into and access city offices.

The Mansfield City Building has been largely open to the public since it reopened its doors on January 25 following a period of closure due to virus levels. Now, with a recent rapid rise in infections, the City Building will have new entrance requirements.

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 12

11 Sep , 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 September 12.

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Richard County Schools Report A Doubling In COVID Infections

10 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As the 2021-2022 school year progresses, it is clear that the precipitous rise in COVID infections in non-school settings is also taking place in Richland County’s educational facilities.

Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday show that the number of reported infections in the county’s school districts and buildings almost doubled in the last seven days. Last week’s numbered was more than twice that of the week before.

Last Thursday, in the second set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 141 reported cases during the previous week. These included 112 new student infections and 29 staff. These were found in 12 different school districts and buildings.

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Mansfielder Selected As President/CEO Of Philadelphia’s African American Museum

9 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A Mansfielder has been chosen to head one of the foremost institutions in the country focusing on the story of African Americans, the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Dr. Ashley Jordan was selected in a process that took almost an entire year, who brings significant experience and expertise in leading cultural institutions in the field. Her most recent position was Senior Director of Development for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.

Jordan has also held a position with the National Afro-American Museum in Wilberforce, and has also taught at North Central State College here in Mansfield.

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Big Ideas For Downtown Revivals In Bellfontaine and Van Wert

9 Sep , 2021  

This recent piece in Governing is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here. This post is shared in support of efforts to revitalize Mansfield, Shelby, and other Richland County communities.

By David Kidd, Governing

Not long ago, a time capsule was removed from the Home Guards Building, one of the more prominent structures in downtown Van Wert, Ohio. A dozen residents of the small city gathered on a warm summer morning to witness its unveiling. The top of the discolored and dented copper box came off and its contents were placed on a black cloth stretched across a folding table. There were three newspapers dated Aug. 8, 1905. One of them has a story with Oyster Bay, N.Y., as its dateline. “President Roosevelt had a number of distinguished callers at his home,” it begins.

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Shelby Daily Globe Wins Three Statewide Journalism Awards

8 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Society of Professional Journalists Press Release

Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters statewide, has announced its 2021 awards. There were 255 awards announced out of 580 entries submitted.

One of our fellow Richland County news publications, the Shelby Daily Globe, took home three of those honors.

The categories include large circulation print (60,000 or greater), small circulation print (fewer than 60,000), radio, television, digital media, trade organizations, freelance and college.

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Excitement Grows As Ohio’s Fall Hunting Seasons Arrive

7 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio’s familiar habitat mosaic of farm fields, woodlots, and wetlands provides optimum opportunities to hunt mourning doves, squirrels, and waterfowl, as hunting seasons begin during the first week of September, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Hunting is a favorite and cherished activity for thousands of Ohioans. As in years past, the hunting seasons that opened on Wednesday, September 1 include squirrel (fox, gray, and red), mourning dove, rail, snipe, and gallinule. Canada geese and teal (blue-winged, green-winged, and cinnamon) may be hunted during the early waterfowl season which began on Saturday, September 4.

“Ohio’s hunting license sales increased 5% in 2020 from the previous season,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We know that many Ohioans are eagerly anticipating the start of fall hunting. You’ll find abundant populations of mourning doves, squirrels, and geese when you return to the woods and fields. As always, thank you for supporting conservation in Ohio.”

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Colorful Photographs On Display At The Main Library

6 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Main Library of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is a rather more colorful place as of late, and will be so until early October.

A photography display called “A Colorful Dream” is the reason. Artist Adrien Broom’s 40 piece photography exhibit is a wonderfully creative journey through the color spectrum. It is on display at the Main Library in downtown Mansfield through October 9.

Over a three year period, Broom, a contemporary fine art and commercial photographer in Brooklyn, created sets that are designed to extract and display the essence of basic colors — red, yellow, blue, etc.. Photographs chronicle the travel of a young girl exploring each color-filled “world.”

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 5

6 Sep , 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 September 5.

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