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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning October 18

18 Oct , 2020  

By ODOT District Three, 1812Blockhouse

While road projects are winding down for the year, some are continuing into late fall. 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 October 18. More…

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Ex-House Speaker Runs For Reelection Despite Federal Charges

18 Oct , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The race in the rural Ohio district of disgraced ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder now includes four write-in candidates attempting to unseat the once-powerful politician ,who has refused to step aside from his reelection bid despite facing charges in a $60 million bribery scheme.

The four challengers — of varied parties and backgrounds — are unified in their attacks on Householder’s questionable ethics and his role in passing a nuclear bailout bill at the center of the scandal that now faces renewed scrutiny at the Statehouse. Still, a Householder victory appears likely in District 72, given his strong ties in his native Perry County and an endorsement by the local Republican Party. More…

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Search For City Christmas Tree Continues

16 Oct , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Service Complex

The City of Mansfield is continuing its search for a live Christmas tree to place on display at the Carrousel Park located in downtown Mansfield.

If you have an evergreen tree you would like to donate please contact the Mansfield Street Department at 419- 755-9803.

Trees located within city limits are preferred. We are requesting the tree be at least 30ft in height. In order for us to successfully cut and remove the tree it must be accessible to the handling of equipment. More…

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Bromfield On Tap Thursday Evening

15 Oct , 2020  

It’s not every day you can watch Louis Bromfield works being performed here in Manfsield.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield welcomes audiences to join its virtual theatre performance Separate Together on Thursday, October 15. This compilation of three short, timeless pieces will kick off with a scene from an exciting, rare, and not in circulation play by local Pulitzer Prize-winning author, screenwriter and playwright Louis Bromfield.

It is fitting for the Ohio State Mansfield Theatre Program to perform a Bromfield piece with him being a local legend as a novelist and conservationist, and the campus Bromfield Library being his namesake. Bromfield’s play De Luxe, co-written by John Gearon and originally preformed on Broadway in 1935, portrays Paris in the 1930s among a group of frustrated but quick-witted socialites. More…

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Ohioans, Richland Countians Already Showing Up At The Polls

15 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With 21 days until Election Day, Ohioans are showing up to vote early in record numbers – with triple the number of Ohioans voting at early voting centers across Ohio compared to the same point four years ago. 193,021 Ohioans voted early in-person in the first week compared to 64,312 at the same time in 2016.

Absentee ballot requests increased by 316,033 to a total of 2,470,268 absentee ballot applications received by county boards of elections statewide. This includes 23,853 requests from military and overseas voters. At the same time during the 2016 election, 1,245,670 absentee ballots had been requested.

“Voter enthusiasm is off the charts and we couldn’t be happier,” said LaRose. “We’ve never seen this many people voting early in-person and it demonstrates what Ohioans know to be true – it’s easy to vote in the Buckeye State!” More…

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DeWine: Expect COVID-19 Virus To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

14 Oct , 2020  

By Mahoning Matters Staff

With colder temperatures and the annual flu season just ahead, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday warned the spread of coronavirus in Ohio will likely get worse before it gets better.

“We’re already seeing that in the trend lines the last several weeks,” DeWine said during a Tuesday briefing on the state’s coronavirus response.
DeWine noted the number of cases statewide has increased “dramatically,” and though more virus tests are administered each week, test positivity has begun to climb as well.

“When the cold weather hits, more people will be going inside. … That’s when we will see more spread,” he said. More…

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The Seven Political States Of Ohio: Where Does Richland Sit?

13 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Let’s pose a hypothetical. Divide the state of Ohio into seven regions of similar political views. Would you group Richland County with the Cleveland region? With Columbus? Eastern or Central Ohio?

The Washington Post did just that earlier this week in a post written by David Weigel entitled “The Seven Political States of Ohio.” The piece, the latest in The Post’s profiles of key swing states, sets out to identify how Ohio “ticks” in regard to partisan politics.

If you guessed “Central,” by the way, good for you. Our county was grouped with the entire Columbus exurban area (not including Franklin and Delaware Counties), which also extends west to the Indiana border. More…

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Still A Chance To “Spend Time With The Birds”

12 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary has extended its popular “Spend Time With The Birds” events into October. That’s the good news. The challenging news is that there is only one more of these opportunities available this fall.

These take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 PM until 6 PM, this is a chance for you and your family to view three of the Sanctuary’s birds up close and personal, out of their enclosures. More…

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Early Winter Lovers, Unite!

12 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This caught our eye this evening, particularly the huge expanse of blue sitting across the Great Lakes region. What is shows is a National Weather Service prediction for temperatures over the period between this Friday, October 16, and the following Tuesday, October 20.

In our region, temperatures sitting at 50 percent below normal are envisioned.

Yes, we know that you cannot always trust things that come out of Pittsburgh. Still, it’s a bit of a head’s up that some preparation might be in urder.

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When Mansfield Welcomed: Jayne Mansfield

12 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of an American actress, a lady with a very familiar last name and who paid at least one visit to Mansfield and Richland County.

It was on the night of June 28/29, 1967 that Jayne Mansfield and her attorney were killed on a car trip from Biloxi, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana. More…

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This Is The Week: Kingwood Center Blog Shares Latest Project Photos

11 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This is the week when the Garden Gateway Project at Kingwood Center Gardens opens its doors to the public.

As Kingwood has done throughout, the Project Blog has been updated with the latest photos of the interior and exterior of the new Garden Gateway.

The latest edition, posted this past Wednesday and which can be accessed below, includes not only “sneak peeks” but images of the some of the most beautiful tile mosaics being installed.

1812Blockhouse will have a full story on Tuesday about the Grand Opening. More…

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Forecasters Predict Few Close Congressional Races In Ohio In 2020

11 Oct , 2020  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio is looking like a toss-up state in next month’s presidential election, with numerous polls showing the two candidates in a virtual tie.

The congressional races, meanwhile, are a different story. Few of the results are in doubt, the result of a carefully crafted congressional map that all but ensures uncompetitive elections throughout the state.

That may change when the districts are redrawn next year (following this year’s census) and enacted for the 2022 election.

Until then, political forecasters are predicting few close congressional races in Ohio this fall. More…

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Three Richland School Districts Have New COVID Cases

10 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This past Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health reported that 596 new cases of COVID-19 were found in Ohio schools since the last update on October 1.

Those new numbers include those from three Richland County school districts.

Across Ohio, Olentangy Local Schools in Delaware County has had the highest number of cumulative cases — 62, including 49 students and 13 staff. Across the state there have been 1,870 cumulative cases in school settings. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning October 11

10 Oct , 2020  

By ODOT District Three, 1812Blockhouse

While road projects are winding down for the year, some are continuing into late fall. 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 October 11. More…

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Downtown Mansfield Dining Options

10 Oct , 2020