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Love. Adventure. Downtown Mansfield. First Friday.

31 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Get ready for a night of romance and fun on February 3 as local businesses in downtown Mansfield come together for First Friday Downtown Date Night.

Whether you are looking to indulge in a delicious meal or try something new and exciting, there is something for everyone in this special event.

Hudson & Essex will be offering a 15% discount on all food items offered in their restaurant or deli, as well as take-out bottles of wine for those participating in the shop hop. Enjoy the sweet sounds of members of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra while sipping on a glass of wine from 6-7  PM.

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Pictures Shared Of Endly House Interior

31 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the most enjoyable things about publishing 1812Blockhouse are occasions when our readers continue the story with their own contributions.

Such an event happened a year ago, when we shared our Landmarks of Mansfield post about the Adam J. Endly House on West Fourth Street.

The 19th century residence is one that has captured the imagination of more than one passer-by as the house has been boarded up for many years, fueling the imagination of many about what might be inside.

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The Richland County Spelling Bee Champion

29 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The 2023 Richland County Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, January 26 at Mid-Ohio ESC in Mansfield.

An impressive group of 47 students competed to be named champion of the bee. By the third round, only 30 of the 47 remained. The virtually held competition lasted over two hours until a champion and runner-up could be determined.

After ten rounds of competition, Ella R., a sixth grader from Lexington Local Schools, was crowned the Richland County Spelling Bee Champion after correctly spelling the championship word “forensics.” Lena Sasis, an eighth grader from Madison Local Schools, was the runner-up. Miles P., a seventh grader at Lexington Junior High, and Adrianna Alexander, a Madison seventh grader, also finished in the final four.

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Bald Eagle Visibility Is Exceptional In Winter, Including In Richland County

29 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODNR

Bald eagle nesting activity increases in the winter months, providing an excellent opportunity to watch these majestic raptors hunt, improve nests, and establish territory, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s bald eagles begin courtship and pair bonding in January, and that combined with an absence of vegetation makes this one of the best times to view them.

Ohio’s bald eagle population has increased dramatically in recent years, with an estimated 824 nesting pairs statewide in 2022. Look for eagles near their preferred aquatic habitats such as rivers, wetlands, and frozen lakes, or occasionally sitting in open fields. An eagle’s large size, dark-colored plumage, and impressive wingspan are easy to spot against snow and ice.

“The recent success of Ohio’s bald eagles is owed in a big way to improvements in the state’s water quality and habitat availability,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Expanding wildlife areas and Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio program to restore wetlands provides eagles with additional space to nest and raise their young. The bald eagle’s recovery is an example of how wildlife and habitats benefit when the state, conservation partners, and individuals work together.”

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Clinic To Re-Open After Winter Storm Damage Shuttered It

28 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Cornerstone OB/GYN Clinic will welcome patients back to its location after completing weeks of post-storm repairs. The clinic has been temporarily closed since late December. The clinic will resume services Monday at its offices located at 770 Balgreen, Suite 207.

“We are excited to get our providers and patients back to familiar surroundings,” said Brice Eyerly, Third Street’s director of clinical operations. “We are very grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding during these past few weeks.”

Cornerstone, a Third Street Family Health Services campus, sustained water damage during Winter Storm Elliott. To continue to support patients, Cornerstone’s providers were relocated to three other campuses in Third Street’s network. Eyerly said the unplanned closure and temporary changes strengthened relationships among professionals of various disciplines.

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Bring Your Tools And Get Ready To Dig

27 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Attention all budding archeologists!

The Johnny Appleseed Group Chapter of The Archaeology Society of Ohio is inviting you to attend a special-series event. On consecutive Saturdays, February 11 and 18, a beloved North Central Ohio teacher will present a class on “Field Archaeology for Beginners and Intermediates.”

Archaeology is the study of the human past using material remains, such as artifacts and features

The class will be held at the Gorman Nature Center located at 2295 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44906 and will take place from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. This 2-part class will focus on the “who, what, where, when and how” of field collecting for arrowheads and other ancient artifacts.

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This Week At The Library

26 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

The following events and activities are taking place in the Mansfield/Richland County Library system between now and February 4.

To register or for additional information, visit this location online or call 419.521.3100.

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St. Peter Parish Community Loses Beloved Member

26 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet Franciscans) announced Sister Bernard Marie Campbell, OSF, was called home to Christ early Wednesday morning. She was 97 years old. She had been in failing health and died peacefully in her sleep.

“St. Peter’s was blessed to have Sister Bernie as a part of the St. Peter’s parish and school community for six decades,” said Fr. John Miller, pastor of St. Peter Parish. “Her love of Christ showed daily through her vocation as a Sister of St. Francis and in her classroom as a teacher. Her legacy will continue to live on here for many years.”

Sister Bernard Marie Campbell was born on September 7, 1925, in Joliet, Illinois, to Bernard and Evelyn (Baskerville) Campbell. She was the oldest of four, a sister, Patricia, and two brothers, Tom and Robert Campbell.

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America’s Got Talent Comedian Drew Lynch Takes The Renaissance Stage

25 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

“Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Now Drew will be taking the stage at the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, February 11.

“The person I was before would probably never hang out with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with his charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition.

Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. At the young age of 19, Drew moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor; a dream he had since he was a kid. A freak accident just a year into his acting career left Drew with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again.

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Local Health Clinics Delaying Opening On Wednesday

24 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

With severe weather expected to impact much of Richland and Crawford counties on Wednesday, March 25, Third Street Family Health Services will delay opening. The community health clinic and all of its campuses will delay by two hours. All locations will open at 10 a.m.

“For the safety of patients and staff, we are continuing to monitor weather conditions,” said Javar Jackson, chief operating officer. “If conditions deteriorate and closures are required, we plan to keep patients updated.”

Current campuses with open delays and closures include:

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