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Free Book Program for Children Is Now Available In Ashland And Richland Counties

18 Nov , 2020  

Parents, guardians and caregivers in Ashland and Richland Counties can now register children, ages birth to five, to receive a free book every month through a partnership with Easterseals, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Ohio Governor’s Office.

Leaders from Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio met with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine about efforts to expand the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) Program statewide. Leaders from Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio, an affiliate of the OGIL Program sponsoring Ashland, Hocking, Gallia, Jackson, Pike, Richland, Scioto, Vinton and Meigs were happy to announce that the OGIL Program is now active in all 88 Ohio counties. More…

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21 Day Curfew To Provide Slowdown, Not Shutdown

18 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

In the end, two days before the “target” date Governor Mike DeWine set to review conditions for what might have been an order closing certain sectors of economic activity to try and stem the pandemic, the Governor moved in a slightly different direction.

Instead of a “shutdown,” a “slowdown” is being ordered, according to Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted.

The slowdown will come in the form of a curfew beginning this Thursday, November 19. During these curfew periods, which will begin at 10:00 PM each night and last until 5:00 AM the following morning, Ohioans are asked to stay indoors while businesses are asked to close their doors. More…

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Eisenhauers Receive Cooperator Of The Year Award

17 Nov , 2020  

Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer, Eisenhauer Family Farm were recently recognized as the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District Cooperator of the Year at the District’s Annual Celebration.

The Eisenhauers’ dedication to numerous conservation practices serve to protect and preserve Richland County’s natural resources. Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer have been committed to agriculture and conservation their entire lives. They both grew up in agriculture families and have passed along their passion and dedication for agriculture and soil and water conservation along to their daughters.

The Eisenhauer Family Farm started with bare ground in 2003. More…

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NAMI Presents Family & Friends

17 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is seeking to make connections between information, support, and those people who have friends and family with mental health conditions.

To this end, NAMI is presenting “Family & Friends,” a free 90 minute seminar that puts those pieces together.

According to NAMI, “Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.” More…

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Richland Gives Begins Monday

16 Nov , 2020  

Richland Gives, an annual online period of local giving, begins on Monday at 7:00 AM.

Richland Gives is designed to encourage everyone to support local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform and website. The Richland County Foundation is hosting the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger. More…

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A Sure Sign Of The Holidays

16 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the first holiday traditions in Richland County begins this Friday.

It’s the annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center. This showcase of fine arts and crafts is now in its 51st edition.

As shared by the MAC, “From the stunning art in the upper and lower galleries to the special gift selections in the gallery shop, Holiday Fair attendees always enjoy a wide variety of unique and one of a kind offerings. Our art center proudly supports local & Ohio artists, featuring hand blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, functional ceramics, exquisite wood turnings, paintings, photography and more, at all price points.” More…

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It’s Richland County Restaurant Week

15 Nov , 2020  

Richland County Restaurant Week is here, with local eateries providing both great food and exceptional deals.

Following is a list of participating restaurants and offers from each:

Athena Greek Restaurant – Buy 3 gyros get one free

DLX | Dan Lew Exchange – Buy a $15 gift card and get a $15 gift card for free (some restrictions may apply)

Der Dutchman – $5.00 off a $30.00 or more purchase (not valid with any other promo or on gift card purchases)

Black Dog Tavern – Buy two entrees and receive a free appetizer (up to $9.00 value) More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning November 15

15 Nov , 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 November 15. More…

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Little Buckeye Celebrates Richland Gives

14 Nov , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum is responding to meet the needs of the families and children in our community– despite the challenges brought onto them by the COVID-19 pandemic– through their award-winning Buckeye Bag program, and the development of the highly-anticipated Imagination District.

“We have worked tirelessly to adapt to this new world by pivoting our priorities and reducing our costs at every opportunity. We have a clear goal in making the Imagination District a reality, and we are pleased to say that construction is currently underway,” says Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Executive Director, Fred Boll, “But we do need help in bridging that financial gap.”

Richland Gives, an online day of giving hosted by the Richland County Foundation, is set for Tuesday, December 1 from 7 AM to 7 PM. This day, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is also known as GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement aimed at unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. More…

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COVID Numbers By Zip Code

14 Nov , 2020  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohioans have long been able to track the spread of COVID-19 in their respective counties.

Now, they can find even more specific information about COVID-19 spread in their own zip code.

The Ohio Department of Health recently debuted its “Cases by Zip Code” dashboard, available online here. Users can search by individual zip code and filter the data by time period (cumulative, last two weeks or last 30 days). More…

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County Engineer Lists 2021 Projects

14 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County Engineer’s Office has been a busy place during 2020. That’s what the list of completed projects on the department’s website clearly indicates.

Completed items include bridges on Wells Road, Pittenger Road, Snodgrass Road, andShelby Ganges Road; chip sealing of London East, London West, Goon, Bangorville, Horning, Darlington East, Bellville North, Town Line, and Free Roads; and paving of Millsboro East and Lexington-Ontario Roads.

Projects underway include culvert work on Millsboro Road, and paving on part of Windsor and Possum Run Roads. More…

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Available For Review, Comment

13 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County Emergency Management Agency is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify policies and actions that can be implemented to reduce risk and future losses from hazards. FEMA requires mitigation plans to be updated every 5 years, and by doing so the Richland County can be eligible to receive funding through several FEMA disaster response and recoveryp programs.

The draft Richland County Hazard Mitigation Plan is availble for review, and the public comment period will extend through November 24. More…

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Ohio, Richland County Archery Hunters Seeing Early Season Success

13 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Natural Resources news release

Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery hunters have taken 53,922 white-tailed deer through Sunday, November 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s archery season opened in September, and bow hunters are taking advantage of excellent hunting conditions, including fantastic weather. Ohio’s deer-archery season is open until Feb. 7, 2021.

Richland County hunters were quite successful, and the county had one of the ten largest numbers in the state. More…

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Richland Remains Red; 34 New School Cases

13 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The day after Governor DeWine shared news of new orders concerning masks and gatherings, and the potential for additional orders impacting bar, restaurants, and fitness centers, updates to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System were announced.

Richland County remains at Level Three/Red, with five indicators met — the same amount, and the same indicators, that were met last week. The two indicators not met each of the last two weeks involve hospital admissions and ICU bed occupancy.

Ohio was a “sea of red” on the new map. Two counties, Franklin and Tuscarawas, are on the verge of turning purple. Only one county, Noble County in southeast Ohio, is at the lowest, “Yellow” level. More…

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Mansfield: Where Roots Run Deep And Wide

12 Nov , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Mansfield is a place whose personality, present and future, cannot be separated from its past. To truly know this city, you must first get acquainted with its history because Mansfield’s roots run deep and wide.

The Wellspring of Richland County

Mansfield is the heart of Richland County and home to both a literal and metaphorical wellspring — a city that sprang up from nothing but forested wilderness on the American frontier. In 1808, the city’s founders chose an unusual spot to settle: a picturesque hilltop flanked by forks of the Mohican River. For settlers, a water source was often the primary factor for choosing a location to put down roots. Most settled in locations near rivers, but this hilltop had a unique water source and high elevation which made it quite preferable to the mosquito-plagued lowlands of the Black Fork River. The Big Spring, a natural spring an easy walk from the square (now Mansfield’s Central Park), provided early Mansfielders with an endless supply of cool water straight from the earth for the necessities of life of the frontier. More…

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