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Stories From The North End: Meet Sam Dunn

10 Sep , 2020  

“Drove a prison bus” isn’t likely on Sam Dunn‘s resume.

You’ll find customer service, masonry, banking, and city councilmen, but you won’t find “prison bus.” Yet, he’d tell you it had been one of his favorite jobs of all time.

It started the way most of Sam’s ideas start, as a solution to a problem. NECIC‘s elder program was providing activities, lunches, and speakers to the older population of Mansfield city. Part of that group, Sam learned, no longer drove, leaving them isolated from the community. He fixed the problem by buying a retired prison bus to provide transportation. More…

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ODOT District Three Seeking Full Time, Temporary Technicians

8 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Transportation District Three office is seeking full-time, temporary Highway Technicians in the following counties:  Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Richland, Wayne.

The rate of pay is $18.05 an hour.  Participants typically work 40 hours per week, more if snow and ice events, and may work up to 1000 hours maximum. More…

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Early Voting Schedule Set

8 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With news circling around the issue of absentee and mail-in voting, the Richland County Board of Elections has a straightforward and easy way for you to cast your ballot in this year’s General Election before Election Day.

Early, in-person voting will be again be available at the Board of Elections at 1495 West Longview Avenue, in the Lower Level Classroom down the hall from the BOE Office. Hours that you may vote include: More…

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Willkommen To Cabaret

7 Sep , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts Association will open their 2020-2021 Season with the Broadway classic, Cabaret, October 2-3 and 9-10 at 8:00 PM and October 4 and 11 at 2:30 PM in the Renaissance Theatre. The show is directed by Ryan Shealy with Musical Direction by Jacob Poiner, and is part of the Park National Bank Broadway Series.

Based on a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood and a 1951 play by John Van Druten, Cabaret features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. More…

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Act Now To “Spend Time With The Birds”

6 Sep , 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 these opportunities are available by registration, and spots are filling quickly.

Taking 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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DeWine Breaks From Controversial CDC Guidance On Coronavirus Testing

5 Sep , 2020  

By Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

In a subtle yet key split from CDC guidance, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that people who have been exposed to the coronavirus but are not showing symptoms should seek testing.

Last week, the CDC updated its COVID-19 testing guidance to say people who have had close contact with an infected person but are not showing symptoms “do not necessarily need a test” unless they’re vulnerable to the disease.

Prior CDC guidance said such people should get tested. Public health officials have blasted the CDC’s decision, describing it as politically motivated to benefit President Donald Trump. At a June campaign rally, Trump explicitly urged officials to “slow the testing down” to artificially decrease case counts. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 6

5 Sep , 2020  

By: ODOT District Three; 1812Blockhouse

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 September 6. More…

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Finding New Leaves On Your Family Tree

4 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Genealogical Society

Are you a family history researcher or enthusiast? Have you hit a brick wall while searching for your paternal grandmother’s maternal grandfather?

If so, some tips might be in order — and we just happen to live in the county that is home to the Ohio Genealogical Society, an organization that can point you in the right direction!

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HB 6 Costs Go Well Beyond Claimed Harm To Public Trust

4 Sep , 2020  

Here’s what’s at stake as Ohio lawmakers debate whether and how to repeal the bailout law at the heart of an alleged $60 million conspiracy case.

By Kathiann M. Kowalski, Eye on Ohio

This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the mailing list for the Energy News Network as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

A bill to repeal Ohio’s nuclear bailout law has languished for more than a month so far, and signs suggest that House leadership may be angling to defer or stop such efforts as Election Day draws near. Lawmakers filed repeal bills soon after the arrest of former speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and others in July. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Traditional Band Concert Features Mansfield Area Musicians

4 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This featured road trip is just about as close as you can possibly get, as the city of Galion actually extends into the southwest part of Richland County. It is also a rare opportunity to attend an old fashioned community band concert in this part of Ohio, one that showcases talent known to Richland County audiences. More…

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Youth Orchestra Names New Conductor

3 Sep , 2020  

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce Stephen Domka as its new conductor beginning in the 2020-21 Season.

After 10 years, Randy Heidelbaugh is retiring from leading the group in order to pursue other opportunities. Heidelbaugh remarked, “I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff at the Renaissance Theatre for all the great work they do for the performing arts in north-central Ohio. It has been my pleasure to work with them over the last decade! More…

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County Census Response Rate Remains Strong With One Month To Go

3 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

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. We do so as the ability to respond will be closing soon.

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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Two New Shows Added To The “Ren Backlot”

2 Sep , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre has added two September shows to its summer drive-in series called the “Ren Backlot.

These events consist of film screenings, sing-alongs, and live performances featuring local talent in the back parking lot of the theatre; food trucks and concessions are often on-site. The added concerts are Dancing in the Streets: The Motown Sound on September 11 and 12 at 8:30 PM, and When You Wish Upon a Star: Disney in Concert on September 25 and 26 at 8:00 PM. These additional concerts are part of the Avita Innovation Concert Series. More…

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Local COVID Numbers Show Modest Gain In Cases In Last Two Weeks

1 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its start-of-week report.:

The number in parenthesis represents the levels on August 14, a little over two weeks ago: More…

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