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Virtual Meetings This Week In Richland County

18 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Almost all public meetings held by local governments and school districts continue to be held via livestreaming, either via Facebook, YouTube, or by being broadcast on other online applications like Zoom.

The change in Ohio’s Sunshine Laws that gave rise to the ability to conduct meetings in this matter was enacted in March by the Ohio General Assembly. Certain conditions must be met, however participation in these meetings via the internet is allowable. More…

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Ohio Arts at Home

18 May , 2020  

Whether it’s a passion to perform a porch concert or create in a visual arts medium, Ohioans are continuing to create and inspire.

Our favorite artists teach and learn in Ohio’s schools, and their creative pursuits also are continuing throughout the ordered school-building closure. An effort has been launched to make sure these artistic artifacts are chronicled and curated for all to see.

The Ohio Department of Education has joined other statewide organizations to introduce Ohio Arts at Home. More…

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US 30 Section Down To One Lane Through Wednesday

17 May , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Service Complex:

Due to road repairs it will be necessary to reduce traffic to single lane only for the following section of US 30 while work is being completed:

US 30 Eastbound slow driving lanes will be closed at Trimble Road More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 17

16 May , 2020  

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 May 17. More…

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Ohio Unemployment Rolls Continue To Grow

16 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

The economic slowdown continued to wreak havoc in Ohio during the week ending May 9 with an additional 51,125 Ohioans filing initial jobless claims, a report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services sharedthis week.

During the last two months, over 1.16 million claimants have filed in Ohio, and over $2.4 billion in unemployment checks have gone to almost 60,000 people. In typical years, the number of filings is a third of that amount. More…

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Responsible Restart Ohio Expands To Include More Starting Dates

15 May , 2020  

On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following sector opening dates established as part of the Responsible Restart Ohio plan. These new dates include Child Care, Campgrounds, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Gyms and Fitness Centers, No Contact and Limited Contact Sports Leagues, Public and Club Pools, and Horse Racing without spectators present.

CHILD CARE: MAY 31

Beginning Sunday, May 31, childcare providers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these providers can meet required safety protocols. More…

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179th To Honor Ohio And Ohio Heroes With Flyovers

14 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

On Friday, folks in several Richland County communities should pay attention to things flying overhead.

In specific, look to see a C-130 aircraft from the 179th Airlift Wing, stationed at Mansfield Lahm, as the Wing conducts a series of flyovers that will take them to sites across central, east central, and north central Ohio.

The aim is to flyover cities and hospitals as a salute to heroes fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. More…

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New Check-In Service Available For Older Ohioans

14 May , 2020  

On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) announced a free, daily check-in by phone service for Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond. The program was announced during Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s daily news conference.

The “Staying Connected” service is open to Ohio residents age 60 or older who have a valid phone number. Those living alone in the community are encouraged to consider enrolling. More…

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Kingwood Opens Its Gates

13 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff, Kingwood Center Gardens

Earlier this week, Kingwood Center Gardens announced on social media that it has opened its gates to its beautiful grounds for the 2020 season.

Several safety measures as well as volunteer and guest protocols are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ongoing construction of the Garden Gateway project.

In terms of access to Kingwood, the Trimble Road entrance has again been closed, so entrance will be available at the Linden Road gate. Parking is available on Linden Road and in former business parking lots at the corner of Linden and Park Avenue West. More…

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Renaissance Season Preview Party Moves Online

13 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s biggest party of the season is getting a make-over.

The annual Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre will be held online on Friday, June 5 at 6:00 PM. The exciting event will officially announce the 2020-2021 Renaissance Performing Arts season lineup and will feature live performances, giveaways, and surprises from the Renaissance. More…

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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Suspects

12 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Mansfield Division of Police

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for help in identifying suspects in two separate incidents, one taking place last December and the other occurring last week.

The first is a male who is sought in reference to a “Breaking and Entering” at the Mansfield Family Restaurant at 948 South Main Street. More…

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Mansfield Among Five Most Affordable Smaller Housing Markets Nationwide

12 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Recent news about alarming employment numbers nationwide is echoed in a decline in housing affordability for home buyers across the country, according to the most recent numbers shared by the National Association of Home Builiders (NAHB).

The recently released NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index revealed that 61.3% of new and existing homes sold between January and March of this year were affordable based on the US adjusted median income of $72,900. That is down from 63.2% in the fourth quarter of last year. More…

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Outdoor Musical To Be Presented At The Renaissance Theatre

11 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association will present the musical At Last: An Evening with Etta James on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM following the Renaissance Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Festival. This presentation of At Last: An Evening with Etta James is sponsored by Richland County Foundation.

The performance will take place outdoors on the Renaissance property, and audience members should plan to bring their own chairs and follow appropriate social distancing measures. In the event that gatherings are still restricted at the time of the performance, the production will be presented as a drive-in event with the performance broadcast on an FM station. More…

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The Domestic Violence Shelter Among Recipients Of Attorney General Grants

10 May , 2020  

This past week, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that his office has distributed nearly $1 million in funding to domestic violence shelters and coalitions across the state to assist battered men, women and children in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 48 domestic violence shelters who received funding include The Domestic Violence Shelter here in Richland County.

“While we have been asked to stay at home, sometimes home isn’t the safest place,” Yost said. “Thanks to the General Assembly, this money will be used to keep life-saving services available to those who need to escape dangerous environments.” More…

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