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Grand Opening Nearing At Kingwood

24 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The time is close enough for the Garden Gateway Grand Opening that the opportunity for Kingwood Center Gardens members to register for Members Only Day is at hand.

There are three different entrance times for the event on Sunday, October 18.

Online registration can be accomplished here. More…

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Bromfield Takes Center Stage In New Biography

23 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Publisher’s Note: As you have likely noticed, today’s 1812Blockhouse has a “food” theme, which reminded us of a story we posted this past April about a new biography of Louis Bromfield. As the book seemed a perfect companion for summer dining experiences, we are re-posting it here today.


He is well-known locally, to be sure. Nationally, and internationally, however, he is less of a household name.

That may change somewhat in the coming months.

Mansfield and Pleasant Valley’s Louis Bromfield is rushing back into the spotlight with the April 14 publication of what has been called the first major biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and conservationist. The 325 page work entitled “The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution” is a true page turner, according to reviews shared by Publishers Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and on the website of its publisher, W.W. Norton & Company. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning August 23

22 Aug , 2020  

By: ODOT District Three; 1812Blockhouse

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 August 23.

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Portion Of Ohio Street In Mansfield To Close Temporarily

22 Aug , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Service Department:

Due to Sewer Department repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following road while work is being completed:

Ohio Street between Poplar Street and Lind Avenue

The road closure will begin Saturday August 22 at 7:00 AM and is expected to be re-opened by the end of the workday on Thursday August 27 barring any
unanticipated problems. Construction signs will be posted at the work site. Traffic is advised to plan an alternate route to avoid possible delays. No traffic will be permitted to
pass through.

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to the City Service Complex during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at 419-755-9806.

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Without Federal Unemployment Benefit, Hunger Said To Be Looming For Huge Numbers Of Ohioans

20 Aug , 2020  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

It can be hard for those of us who are comfortable to see.

But a top Ohio food bank official issued a stark warning Wednesday: Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans already face food insecurity and if Congress doesn’t act soon, the pain might become impossible for the rest of Ohioans to ignore.

“I don’t think that by and large people realize that there is a very thin line between community and chaos,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks. “When you can’t feed yourself and you can’t feed your family and there’s no help or hope available, people are going to do what they have to.” More…

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Renaissance Begins Ghost Light Campaign

20 Aug , 2020  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association is beginning a fundraising campaign called “Ghost Light.” Currently, the organization has lost revenue approaching $425,000 due to the restrictions placed upon arts organizations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is theatrical tradition to have a ghost light – a single bulb on center stage enabling one to navigate the theatre to avoid trips and falls over set pieces. At the Renaissance, the ghost light also serves as a beacon for those charged with bringing the stage to life, and to welcome the next group of patrons to relish the emotional experiences that only live performances provide. More…

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The Great Richland Quiz Number One: Geography – The Answers

19 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, we shared a set of questions focusing on the geography of Richland County. Here are the answers to those questions.

Geography is one area where sources may differ. If you have an answer that differs from ours, and have proof that you are correct, please send it along to: [email protected] and we’ll include it in our answer sheet. More…

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COVID Pop-Up Testing Coming To Mansfield

18 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland Public Health has announced that a pop-up testing site for the COVID-19 virus will be in place this Saturday, August 22.

The location will be the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield and anyone aged two and older can get a free test at this time and without an appointment or order from a medical provider.

Please remember: More…

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Gardening At The Garden Gateway

18 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The new Garden Gateway at Kingwood Center Gardens continues to be the focus of intense activity as opening day nears.

In the most posting in the Project Blog, photos showcase not only the new building, but the beautiful landscaping which surround it. As they show, many finishing touches are now being applied.

The post may be accessed below. More…

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The World Is Drowning In Used Face Masks. Should We Turn Them Into Fuel?

17 Aug , 2020  

North Central Ohio is no different than the rest of the world — we’re going through large quantities of face masks and other PPEs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We thought this an intriguing question that might have some local relevance — what to do with mountains of used facial coverings.

This story, by Joseph Winters of Grist, is posted here with permission. The original article can be found here.


Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical first responders and health care workers have relied on plastic-based, single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gowns to shield themselves from the coronavirus. The result has been a quickly growing mountain of plastic waste. More…

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The Great Richland Quiz Number One: Geography

17 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

By request, we are happy to re-share the initial post in our Great Richland Quiz series with a few new questions to ponoder.

How well do you know your own back yard? You are encouraged to try your hand at answering questions without the use of Google, your Amazon Echo, etc.. We’ll publish the answers on Wednesday. More…

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Monday Is Five Guys Day!

16 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, the long wait will be at an end. The new Five Guys Burgers & Fries will be open on Lexington-Springmill Road, near Panda Express and Lowes. We stopped by on Saturday afternoon and took a photo of the restaurant as training took place inside. The chain’s website can be found here.

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning August 16

15 Aug , 2020  

By: ODOT District Three; 1812Blockhouse

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 August 16. More…

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers From Richland Public Health

15 Aug , 2020  

On Friday, August 14, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its end-of-week report:

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Shade Tree Commission Heritage Tree Program Winners Announced

14 Aug , 2020  

Mayor Tim Theaker has announced that the City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission has designated two (2) trees for Heritage Tree Status.

The City of Mansfield Heritage Tree Program, launched in 2019, is based upon the “National Big Trees” program recognizing Heritage Trees of each species within the City of Mansfield Corporation limits.

The city received ten (10) nominations, which were initially visited by the Shade Tree Commission and then forwarded onto a volunteer who utilizing a “Biltmore stick”, provided accurate measurements and a thorough evaluation of the tree which was nominated. The Commission members at their June 2020 meeting approved the trees to be officially recorded as Heritage Trees and will make bi-annual awards. More…

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