The Ohio Seismic Network (OhioSeis) continuously seeks to better serve Ohioans through seismic monitoring and risk mitigation. To that end, it is currently installing the next phase of seismic stations across Ohio. The new Gen-3 seismic stations differ from previous monitoring sites in the way they’re constructed, leading to greater sensitivity.
The first generation of Ohio’s seismic monitoring stations required the instrumentation to be placed indoors, often in areas with numerous sources of human noise, making earthquake detection difficult. In 2016, the second generation of OhioSeis saw instruments placed in remote areas of the state but just below the ground surface in shallow barrel vaults, including one in Richland County. The earthquake magnitude minimum detection threshold dropped from about M3.0 to M2.0 with the second-generation installations. However, many earthquakes in the state remained undetected. More…
As the weather turns warmer in the coming weeks, why not head to a beautiful corner of Richland County for some exercise and quality “outdoor time.”
The Clear Fork Scenic Trail was born out of a visit to connect the Butler and the B&O Bike Trail with Mohican State Park and Malabar Farm State Park. More…
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The Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have unveiled a statewide litter campaign to prioritize and promote the conversation around litter in Ohio.
“Litter is ugly and costly,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Earth Day is a great opportunity to recognize what each of us can do to help protect our planet. One of the things we can all do is help clean up litter – because a little bit of litter is a big problem.”
Research shows that 42% of Ohioans admit to having littered in the past month. Litter impacts many facets of Ohio, including Ohio’s transportation system, state parks, beach fronts, and waterways. 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 April 25.
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Richland Newhope has announced CARE Award winners this year in four distinct categories. Congratulations to the following recipients:
During the time we have been publishing, we have posted hundreds of original photos on 1812Blockhose of Richland County scenes and Richland County people.
It’s always been a bit part of what we do — attempting to convey the amazing variety of what makes life in this part of Ohio incredibly worthwhile.
From time to time, that has included photo essays as we visit a specific location. We store those essays in a variety of places, but more than once we have used Flickr, which is an ideal medium for photo storage and display.
On a Sunday, we thought that we would share photo albums with you that include trips to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a Veterans Day celebration in downtown Mansfield, experiencing fall at Malabar Farm, North Lake Park, a stroll through downtown Mansfield, and Kingwood Center Gardens.
All photos included were taken by and belong to 1812Blockhouse.
The northern cardinal was adopted by the Ohio General Assembly as the state bird in 1933 and has been revered for its beauty and melodic songs for generations. Easily identifiable, the cardinal is one of Ohio’s most iconic species. All Ohioans and supporters of wildlife conservation can celebrate this colorful bird by purchasing the 12th annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
“We are thrilled to feature the beautiful northern cardinal on this year’s Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “The stamp and this amazing photo will promote wildlife diversity in Ohio. Purchasing a legacy stamp gives all Ohioans a chance to directly contribute to the future of wildlife. A stamp makes a fun gift for birders and other conservation supporters and comes with the added benefit of a 25% discount at Ohio state park lodges.” More…
Last weekend, the Renaissance Theatre opened it’s doors with a live in-person production of Little Shop of Horrors the Musical. While theaters across the world are just starting to open back up, the Renaissance Theatre has been at the forefront for producing live events safely during a global pandemic.
Little Shop of Horrors the musical features a star studded cast of professional actors from all around Ohio, such as Ryan Shreve, Emma Skaggs, Condrea Webber, Leiah Lewis, Antonio Brown, Scott Smith, and Beau Roberts. This production is unlike any version of Little Shop of Horrors you might have seen before. Directed by Ryan Shealy, and musical direction by Kelly Knowlton, this is one hilarious show you don’t want to miss. More…
Law enforcement officials associated with the METRICH Enforcement Unit conducted a successful search of a Sherman Place residence on Thursday evening.
While the search was going on, the occupant, 27 year old Desanjay N. Taylor, lept from a second story window in an attempt to flee the scene.
The search netted 601 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 18.5 grams of suspected Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wax, 36 grams of suspected cocaine, 140 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 20 grams of suspected marijuana. The street value of these drugs is over $70,000. More…
As statewide COVID-19 case levels stabilize, Richland County’s reported cases are doing the same.
In fact, the figures released for key trends, as well as for the County’s schools and senior residential facilities, showed some improvement this week.
Thursday is the date when weekly numbers are released by the Ohio Department of Health. Richland County remains at Level 3, or “Red,” under the Ohio Public Health Advisory system. More…
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Northwest and north central Ohio’s public lakes and reservoirs offer some of the best fishing in the Buckeye State for yellow perch, saugeye, and more, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Richland County is well represented in that list.
Ohio has 124,000 acres of inland water, 7,000 miles of streams, 2.25 million acres of Lake Erie water, and 481 miles of the Ohio River. At $25 for a resident one-year fishing license, fishing is a cost-effective and accessible outdoor reactional activity.
The Division of Wildlife has numerous resources available to assist anglers, including lake maps, fishing tips by species, and fishing forecasts. Many of these resources are available right at your fingertips with the HuntFish OH mobile app. Fishing regulations and an interactive fishing map can be located with ease from any mobile device. For more information on fishing tips and forecasts, go to wildohio.gov. Here are a few places in northwest and north central Ohio anglers may want to visit. More…
By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
Ohio’s professional sports teams are in favor of legalized sports gambling and want in on the action.
A coalition of eight pro teams (plus the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin) announced support for a legislative effort to legalize sports gambling in the state.
A group of lawmakers spent the early months of 2021 hearing testimony from these teams and many other industry experts in preparation of drafting a legalization proposal. A bill is expected to be introduced soon.
Momentum is leaning toward legalization. States across the country have legalized sports gambling in recent years as a way to boost revenues. More…
A resolution seeking the support of Mansfield City Council to encourage city residents to consider COVID-19 vaccination easily passed at Council’s Tuesday evening meeting, but not without a good deal of discussion in Council’s Public Affairs Committee.
The meeting took place in Council Chambers in the Mansfield Municipal Building, the first time that many of that body had met in person since March of last year.
The proposed resolution read:
“The City Council of Mansfield formally urges and encourages those who reside or work in Mansfield and Richland County, OH, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as they are eligible to protect themselves, their families, neighbors, co-workers and the public.” More…
By 1812Blockhouse, Inkcarceration
Get ready to rock, Richland County!
The Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival announced its 2021 official lineup on Tuesday, and its full of names you know.
The event is now set for September 10-12 at OSR.
Headlining the show will be Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne (marking their first appearance since 2009). The three days will also feature performances by A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Halestorm, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Fever 333, All That Remains and many more. More…
At least that’s we thought around here when we saw the forecast for a mid-April snowfall in north central Ohio.
It pays to be vigilant about the weather, however, so we’re sharing with you the latest update from the National Weather Service office in Cleveland.
In a nutshell, it goes like this — Widespread snowfall is expected across the region on Tuesday night into Wednesday. Accumulating snow may be possible into Wednesday morning which could impact the morning commute. More…