The Ohio State University at Mansfield has released a video showcasing the GrowFouth Urban Farm project.
Located about a mile from downtown, the effort has gone from community gardening to a full urban farm. Grant funding has been received from OSU.
The garden grows in high tunnels as well as in outdoor raised beds. More…
In our “Take a Hike” series, we’re featuring a walk or organized hike you can take by yourself, with groups, or with your favorite furry friend. In each case, they are located within Richland County and will be generally accessible to the public, or easily made available.
Do you have a favorite walk you’d like to see us share with our readers? Just send information to us at: [email protected] and we’ll be happy to do just that.
Today we’re looking at the 3.6 mile Stoller Road Trail just north of Clearfork Reservoir. More…
From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:
It’s time for a spring refresh! We’re ready for out with the old and in with the new. New projects, new things to do, new events, and new routines. Our calendar of events is here to be your resource for shaking it up with craft fairs, vintage markets, a taco crawl, arts, and live entertainment.
Shop till you drop and revive your home, wardrobe, and more for spring! Shop the local merchants for special deals during the First Friday Shop Hop (May 7) in Downtown Mansfield. The Old Franklin Church, a charming new wedding and event venue, is hosting their first Sip and Shop (May 15). More…
There are a handful of structures standing in Mansfield today that very much “connect the dots.” These buildings tie important eras in the city’s history together, serving therefore as important landmarks that continue to inform and inspire.
One such building sits at 145 Park Avenue West, known locally as The Women’s Club. More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
It is all happening in Downtown Mansfield this Friday, May 7.
From Shop Hop, to Pop Up Shops and Downtown Open House, there is lots to do downtown that evening! During Shop Hop, stop by great spots like Richland Carrousel Park, Phoenix Brewery, Martinis, and many others and enjoy a great night downtown! Most businesses are open till 8pm or later, so shop, dine, and explore!
The DMI Pop-Up Shop supports both the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as to add to the downtown activities. This Friday from 5-8 during Shop Hop hours stop by 128 North Main Street and meet a new group of budding entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in Richland County. For our May First Friday Pop-Up Shop we are excited to bring you Calla Lily Yarn Works, Oh So Delicious!, Motivated Mom LLC, Lola & Lily’s Pastry Shop, Life Is Art, Twisted Fig Tea and Tea Doctors. More…
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will hold a Senior Spring Extravaganza on May 24 at 10:00 AM at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging, is held in recognition of Older Americans Month, and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information regarding aging issues, and a chance to win door prizes.
The Area Agency on Aging wants to bring our communities back together again with the theme being Communities of Strength. This year, we want to celebrate our senior citizens with a drive-thru festival. Tickets are free and must be presented the day of the event. Tickets are limited. Call for your ticket today at (567) 247-6487. More…
Richland County is holding its own in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken, at least as compared to other counties in north central Ohio.
Compared to the state as a whole, however, the county is lagging somewhat behind.
As of Sunday, figures released by the Ohio Department of Health show a continued slowing down of the number of Ohioans receiving initial vaccination shots. In fact, this past month show a drop of over 40% in initial vaccinations versus the same figure for March. More…
Ohio and Richland County’s noticeable turnaround in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is generally reflected last week in numbers reported by Richland County schools and long-term care facilities.
— Richland Health (@RichlandHealth1) April 30, 2021
“I think I might have had a unique upbringing because literally on my block, I had like six aunts,” she said of Lily Street. “I had my aunt Hattie Flowers (on) Orchard Street, my brother’s aunt and his grandma; Up the street were Murdis and Kay then my mother right next door and then we had Ms. Young. Sherri lived also there and right around the corner (were) Barbara Young and Joan Day lived right next door (to her).” “So literally, I had a layer of protection and a sense of community while growing up. Everybody in the neighborhood had your best interest in mind and heart.” More…
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 May 2.
Special to 1812Blockhouse
On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz dedicated a new memorial tree grove in honor of the victims and survivors of COVID-19 as well as all Ohioans who made personal sacrifices to protect others amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Grove at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe includes a grove of 15 newly planted trees surrounding a paved trail. Benches will be added to allow visitors to comfortably reflect on the toll of the pandemic, honor lives lost, pay tribute to courageous frontline workers, and recognize the selfless actions of Ohioans to slow the spread of the coronavirus. More…
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced Wednesday that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded ODA’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation a five-year, $8 million grant to assist in Ohio’s work to improve water quality in Lake Erie.
Administered by the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the grant funding will support Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative by assisting farmers in developing nutrient management plans and conservation practices in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Wyandot counties. More…
By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio’s capital city has made significant progress enacting changes to its police department, the city needs additional help because of “fierce opposition” to reform within the agency, city leaders said Wednesday as they requested a Justice Department investigation following a series of police killings of Black people and other controversies.
The request by Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Attorney Zach Klein — both Democrats — capped several painful months for the city, culminating most recently with the April 20 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she swung a knife at a woman. Bryant was Black and the rookie officer who shot her was white. More…
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).This is that week.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some infants and children to miss or delay routinely recommended vaccinations.
A CDC report (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) released in May 2020 found a troubling drop in routine childhood vaccinations as a result of families staying at home. While families followed public health warnings about going out, an unfortunate result was many missed recommended vaccinations. More…