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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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Governor Announces Stronger Mask Order; Reveals Future Orders If COVID Rates Increase

12 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Governor Mike DeWine’s highly anticipated 5:30 PM talk to the people of Ohio resulted in the announcement of new health orders as well as possible future orders if COVID rates continue to increase.

The remarks came as Ohio topped 6,000 new cases on Tuesday for the first time.

The immediate order has to do with the wearing of protective face coverings. In a nutshell, businesses are now mandated to follow certain steps, with a new enforcement mechanism created to enforce those steps which can include store closure. More…

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Honoring All Who Served

11 Nov , 2020  

Veterans Day ceremony, downtown Mansfield – Photo: 1812Blockhouse

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My Ride With Woody Hayes

11 Nov , 2020  

From 1812Blockhouse Publisher Thomas Palmer:

This Thursday evening at 7 PM a virtual theatre performance will be shared by The Ohio State University at Mansfield. Entitled “Separate Together,” the program will include a work by Mansfield Pulizer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield, as well as a “living history” portrayal of long-time OSU Football Coach Woody Hayes.

Information about that presentation and how you can virtually attend can be accessed here.

Speaking of Coach Hayes, I am reminded of an evening many, many years ago when I had occasion to meet and spend time with the man himself. The episode began on a crisp late fall evening as I sat quietly on a bench waiting for a bus. More…

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We’re Seeking Holiday Event Information

11 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s bound to be a very different holiday season in Richland County, for obvious reasons.

That said, it’s undoubtedly still a time for cheer and good tidings. We have little doubt — in fact, we are already aware of some — that there will be both in-person and virtual celebrations and seasonal events between now and the end of the year.

We’re going to be collecting information about these happenings and including them on a single “Richland Holiday Central” page which can be easily accessed. More…

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Tiny Tim Shoppe To Open On November 21

9 Nov , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced the upcoming opening of the Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe for 2020.

One of Mansfield’s great holiday traditions, the Tiny Tim Shoppe, will officially open on Saturday, November 21, but like many things this year – it will look different.

The Tiny Tim Shoppe is a volunteer assisted Christmas shop for children ages 12 and under. To ensure the health and safety of our guests, one reservation must be made per each child shopping. Reservations are free and 4 time slots are available per each half hour. More…

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ODNR Offering Discounts For Military And Veterans

9 Nov , 2020  

In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in cooperation with US Hotels, will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30% discount off one camping, getaway rental, state-operated cabin, or resort lodge stay during November.

“It is an honor to support the men and women who are and have proudly served our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “This is a great way for these heroes to make amazing memories with their families and friends at our state parks.”

To check availability or to make a reservation for state-operated camping, cabins, and other facilities, visit reserveohio.com. Use the promo code “VETERAN” when making a reservation. This discount is subject to availability and applies to new reservations at open campgrounds, as well as new cabin reservations at Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Lake Hope, Hocking Hills, Malabar Farm, Mohican, Pike Lake, and Pymatuning state parks. More…

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