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Information On Ontario Schools COVID Case

18 Oct , 2020  

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New Organic Chemistry Lab Will Expand Ohio State Mansfield’s Academic and Major Offerings

18 Oct , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will soon boast its first organic chemistry teaching and learning laboratory. The lab and associated support spaces will enable expanded course offerings and the ability to complete additional four-year bachelor’s degrees entirely on the Mansfield campus.

The multi-year, multi-phase project began in the summer of 2018. Phase one focused on the existing structures in the 40-year-old Conard Hall. Construction included upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as updated code compliant services to two current chemistry and microbiology labs utilized by approximately 1,000 Ohio State Mansfield and North Central State College students annually. More…

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Ohio Schools See Largest Weekly COVID Increase; Richland Has 9 New Cases

16 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

When updated numbers were released by the State of Ohio on Thursday, it was revealed that Ohio schools have experienced the largest weekly increase in cases of COVID-19 to date.

The state has 869 new cases, which in turn means that there have been 2,739 cases during the 2020-2021 school year.

The report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health. More…

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Research From OSUM Will Help Make Water Safer For Ohioans

10 Oct , 2020  

By Janine Robinson

In the future, the safety of the water that some Ohioans drink or swim in may depend – at least in part – on some unusual objects floating on the Milliron Research Wetlands at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

The quiet setting behind Riedl Hall is where graduate student Zhaozhe Chen conducts the key research he needs as he works to add a master’s degree in earth science to his master’s in biochemistry.

As Chen has learned, fundamental elements of research include the ability to be flexible and to expect unexpected things; and sometimes the unexpected happens before you even get started. More…

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OSUM Announces 2020 Homecoming Court

6 Oct , 2020  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is pleased to announce members of the 2020 Homecoming Court. The students were chosen by a panel of faculty and staff for characteristics such as campus and community involvement, volunteer work, academic performance and Buckeye spirit. Ohio State at Mansfield students will select the 2020 Royalty by voting October 5-7. More…

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North Central Boosts Scholarship Program

5 Oct , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

For the first time since the Tuition Freedom Scholarship (TFS) Program began, North Central State College will welcome new incoming scholars for the Spring 2021 Semester that begins on January 11, 2021. Traditionally, TFS scholars were required to begin their studies in the fall.

The TFS program has provided $2.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors since fall 2016. The scholarship covers general tuition up to an associate’s degree for students directly enrolling with College Credit Plus (CCP) or articulated credits. Of the 588 TFS scholars, 191 have already earned a degree or certificate. Further, 109 have transferred to a four-year institution. Thanks to scholarships such as TFS, only 21 percent of post high school students at NC State last year took out a loan. More…

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Richland County Schools COVID-19 Report

4 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Three new COVID-19 cases have been reported recently in Richland County schools, according to the State of Ohio’s School Reporting Dashboard.

The Dashboard reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, “A report of COVID-19 should not be interpreted as an indicator that a school district or school isn’t following proper procedures—school cases can be a reflection of the overall situation in the broader community. Families and staff should always feel free to ask questions of the school district or school.” More…

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New Level Results In New Schedule For Mansfield Schools

3 Oct , 2020  

By Mansfield City Schools, 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield City Schools changed its schedule for all grades for the week beginning on Monday, October 5. In a statement on their website, the District shared the following:

“On Thursday,  October 1, Richland County Public Health announced that the county’s risk to COVID-19 had been elevated to Red, or Level 3 and that the county had been placed on the Watch List.

Because of this, beginning Monday, October 5, Mansfield City Schools will return to two in-person learning days  and two at home remote learning days. No students will be in  session on Wednesday, October 7. More…

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Site Work Begins On New Shelby School Building

2 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Shelby City Schools announced exciting news earlier this week.

Site work has started on the new PreK-8 school building, which is being constructed on a ten acre site behind the Middle School.

The building was designed by Garmann Miller Architects of Minster, Ohio. The firm has been hired by school districts in Liberty Center, New Bremen, Dublin, Greenville, and other Ohio communities to design similar structures. More…

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Two Richland County School Receive Purple Star Awards

1 Oct , 2020  

State of Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria has announced that 37 Ohio schools will receive the Purple Star Award this school year. The award recognizes a school’s demonstrated commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States armed forces and Ohio National Guard.

Two of the schools honored are in Richland County.

“We want to honor the important sacrifices Ohio’s military families make while recognizing the school communities that support them,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Purple Star Schools are intentional in their efforts to bolster our service members and their families. Their commitment to supporting those who serve provides a great model for students, showing them how Ohioans work together and care for one another.” More…

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OSUM Programs Join To Focus On Social Justice

23 Sep , 2020  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield kicks off the fall semester with arts projects focused on social justice. Exploring issues surrounding race, identity and contemporary culture, the three projects include a virtual art exhibition showcasing five artists from across the country, a mural project by Ohio State Mansfield students and a virtual theatre performance of the one-act play #Matter by Idris Goodwin.

The Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State Mansfield is proud to premiere the virtual art exhibition Our Voices: 5 Artists Exploring Race, Identity, and Contemporary Culture on September 24. The artists for this virtual exhibition were selected by a jury of artists and scholars and will be featured on the gallery’s social media pages and website at u.osu.edu/pcagallery through October. More…

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A Welcome Sign

19 Sep , 2020  

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

The new Welcome sign at The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College is currently greeting students, staff, and visitors to the joint campus on Lexington-Springmill Road. Our post about the entrance ribbon cutting which took place in early August can be read here.

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State Launches New School COVID Dashboard; 5 Cases Reported In Richland County

18 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Health has launched a new tool to help parents, students, and staff assess conditions in the state’s schools related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The new report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, “A report of COVID-19 should not be interpreted as an indicator that a school district or school isn’t following proper procedures—school cases can be a reflection of the overall situation in the broader community. Families and staff should always feel free to ask questions of the school district or school.” More…

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Department Of Education Releases Abbreviated School Report Cards

17 Sep , 2020  

On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Education released the 2020 Ohio School Report Cards.

This year’s report cards do not contain overall grades for any district or building, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. The report cards also do not include any information about student performance on state tests, the academic growth of students during the school year and the extent to which achievement gaps are being addressed for students. This is in keeping with legislation passed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that also canceled the administration of most state tests for the last portion of the 2019-2020 school year. More…

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Tanner Recognized For Mentoring And Leadership

31 Aug , 2020  

Heather Tanner, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, was recently honored with The Susan Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award.

This prestigious award is given annually to a faculty member, staff member or student within The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring and leadership on behalf of women, or other historically underrepresented groups at the university.

“We are proud to be able to claim Heather as one of our own, and we are grateful for her contributions to inclusive excellence on our campus and beyond, Dean Norman Jones said. “The longstanding need for and importance of such work is now clearer than ever.” More…

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