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Deer Hunting Season Begins Soon

15 Nov , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

A favorite fall tradition for many Ohioans includes a trip to pursue deer during the annual gun hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The first of those is the youth deer gun hunting season on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20. The weeklong gun season open to all hunters kicks off Monday, Nov. 28 and continues until Sunday, Dec. 4. The deer gun weekend is Dec. 17-18.

“Hunting deer in Ohio is a popular and cherished activity that has been enjoyed for generations,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Ohio’s gun seasons are an excellent opportunity to harvest venison with friends and family, creating a fun fall tradition.”

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Nutcracker Set For December 3 And 4

15 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland Academy of the Arts‘ 7th Annual Performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, presented by The Village Network, will be performed in early December at the Shelby High School Performing Arts Center.

The Nutcracker is perhaps best known for its score by Russian composer Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The two act ballet has become a staple of the Christmas season across North America.

The ballet was first performed in 1892 in Saint Petersburg.

Performances will take place on December 2nd at 7 PM and December 3rd at 2:30 & 7:00 PM. Visit https://buy.tututix.com/richlandacademyofthearts and get your tickets.

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Buckeye Imagination Museum Joins Richland Gives

14 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Buckeye Imagination Museum has announced that it will be participating in Richland Gives to raise money for children’s programming. 

Richland Gives, an online giving event hosted by the Richland County Foundation, will kick off the season of giving by encouraging people to give back to local nonprofits they care about between now Nov ember 29 – nonprofits like Buckeye Imagination Museum. 

Donors can make their online donations at richlandgives.org starting as early as 7:00 a.m. on November 14. Richland Gives donations can be made through November 29 at 7:00 p.m. 

Buckeye Imagination Museum has joined the Richland Gives celebration in an effort to raise funds to buy supplies for their weekly classes like Arts and Crafts Class and new children’s programming such as summer camps. 

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Noon Optimist Club Breaks Ground on Park in Imagination District 

12 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Wednesday was an historic day for the Mansfield Noon Optimist Club

Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the Optimist Club Park, which will be located on property owned by Buckeye Imagination Museum, is the club’s tribute to the community as a “Friend of Youth” by providing a green space for the youth of Mansfield, Ohio. 

100 years ago, on October 1, 1923, the Mansfield Noon Optimist Club was chartered. The club’s goal was to be a “Friend of Youth.” As the Mansfield Noon Optimist Club celebrates its 100th year anniversary its goal to spread optimism and hope for the youth in our community has not changed.  

This project will benefit the community by creating a fun and engaging public park in the Imagination District – a major investment towards the betterment of the community for both children and adults.

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning November 13

11 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

This is a weekly report from ODOT District 3 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 13. All outlined work is weather permitting.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

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Coney Island Shines With New Colors

10 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The venerable Coney Island in downtown Mansfield has a shiny new look these days

The North Main Street fixture can be dated as far back as 1936, when it opened as the “Famous Coney Island” and sold coneys for a nickel. It survived the economic downturn downtown in the 1970s and is now a part of the successful Carrousel District.

Coney Island has welcomed many visitors over the years, including a 2008 stop by then Vice President candidate Joe Biden.

Today’s menu includes their signature coney dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, salads, breakfast, and much more.

As shared by Downtown Mansfield, Inc., the Coney Island storefront now features a “…fresh new look with patriotic lights, a fresh coat of paint, and some power washing. As the photos show above and below, the result is phenomenal.

The lights will be on and food will be flowing on the evening of December 2 during Mansfield’s Christmas in the City. The community Christmas Tree is, after all, a few short storefronts away.

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What Would You Like To Experience In Ohio’s Outdoors?

8 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Whether it’s kayaking, camping, hiking, fishing, or swimming, people have been spending a lot of time outdoors in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) wants Ohioans to weigh in on new or expanded recreational opportunities through a statewide survey to contribute to Ohio’s State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

“Ohio is home to some of the best recreation in the country, any time of year,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Our goal is to make each visitor experience the very best it can be and to do that we need to know what Ohioans want to see and what we should target for future improvement.”

Feedback from the survey will help determine outdoor recreation priorities of Ohioans. The survey results will be included in the five-year SCORP, which provides information on recreation trends and serves as a reference document for state officials distributing federal and state grants for public park facilities around the state.

The last SCORP update was finalized in 2018 and can be read here. To have your opinion heard take the survey here.

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Pleasant Hill Lake Park To Receive Improvements Due To NatureWorks Grant

8 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Governor’s Office

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz awarded $1.7 million in grants to support dozens of new outdoor recreation projects in local communities across the state.

Those projects included one in Richland County, as well as projects in Crawford, Huron, and Knox Counties as well.

“We are excited to help communities all over Ohio create fun, safe, and inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities,” said Governor DeWine.  “These grants help local parks improve and upgrade their outdoor spaces for citizens of Ohio.”

The grants, awarded as part of the NatureWorks program, will support 68 outdoor recreation projects in 62 counties. Projects include the development of playgrounds, natural playscapes, trails, restrooms, dog parks, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, splash pads, and picnic shelters. 

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MOESC Holding College Credit Plus And Financial Aid Info Night

7 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is hosting its annual College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night on November 17th from 6 to 7 p.m. at Mid-Ohio ESC, 890 W. 4th Street, Mansfield.

This event is open to all families of students in grades 6-11 for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents and students will learn how the student may take college classes next school year at no cost. 

Families will learn more about the College Credit Plus (CCP) program from area colleges and universities. Additionally, students will learn about the Accuplacer assessment that will be required for placement into college classes. 

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‘Luminous City’ To Be Unveiled And Illuminated

6 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Thursday, November 10 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM in the Mankind Murals Inc studio lot, there will be a public gathering, ribbon cutting, and illumination of “Luminous City,” a photographic mural installation.

The ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce will take place promptly at 4:30 PM, and there will be an illumination of the artwork at 5:30 PM. The studio lot will be roped off and parking will be available at the Municipal Lot across Diamond Street. 

Mankind Murals studio is located above Hursh Pharmacy, and will have food and drink for guests as well as beverages from 3rd Cup Tea happening upstairs until 6:30 PM.  All are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting and illumination.

“Luminous City” is a collaboration between a local photographer, artists, and organizations that are invested in creating public art. 

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