The Ohio State University Has A Groundbreaking New President

4 Jun , 2020  

By: The Ohio State University; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Covering a community in the network of regional campuses of The Ohio State University, and with many Richland County residents being graduates of OSU, we regularly cover developments with Ohio’s flagship state university.

Today we have a major one to share.

On Wednesday, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as the 16th president in university history. Johnson, who has served as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since 2017, brings more than 30 years of experience as an academic, business and policy leader. More…

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Mansfield Board Discusses COVID-19 Coordinator Position

21 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It may have been on the agenda for discussion and a first reading only, but the proposed COVID-19 2020 Preparedness and Response Coordinator position for Mansfield City Schools was discussed at some length during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education.

The matter came up quickly with the first shared public comment near the start of the meeting, which came in the form of a question from Katie Ellington. In response, Superintendent Stan Jefferson shared details of the proposed position. More…

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Schools, Sports

OHSAA Clarifies Lifting Of No-Contact Period For Six Sports, Report Shares

17 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It’s time to play ball! Well, maybe.

On Saturday, the Toledo Blade reported that the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is lifting its no-contact period for baseball, golf, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and tennis, while spring sports seasons remain cancelled.

This will be effective on May 26.

In a letter sent on Friday evening, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass attempted to clarify the situation caused with several announcements from Columbus and previous OHSAA statements. More…

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Senior High Graduation Video To Air Next Saturday

16 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Mansfield City Schools

The Class of 2020 for Mansfield Senior High School will take center stage next Saturday when their graduation video airs on local television.

The modified in-person graduation concluded on Friday when the last students, attired in the traditional cap and gown, walked across the stage to obtain their diplomas. More…



OSU Mansfield Education Students Teaching Math From Home

29 Apr , 2020  

Many parents are finding themselves teaching math to their children at home with schools closed due to COVID-19. That means some are trying to remember those math equations from years past.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield Early and Middle Childhood Education students Iris Walter, Bruce Dewey and Lacey Luikart have teamed up with faculty member Terri Bucci to broadcast math lessons and questions on social media using Facebook Live. The project is part of the Math Literacy Initiative (MLI) led by Bucci. MLI transforms the way K-12 math is taught by using a five-step process that focuses on instructional strategies, content knowledge and classroom culture. More…

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All Things Business, Schools

Mansfield To Consider CRA Program; Idea Shared With Schools

29 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

A program that once provided a boost to downtown Mansfield is being considered again.

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education virtual meeting on Tuesday evening included a conversation between “town and gown.” City of Mansfield Economic Development Director Tim Bowersock was a participant, and shared with board members the news that Mansfield City Council will be considering creation of a new Community Reinvestment Area, or “CRA,” program at its next full Council meeting. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Virtual Public Meetings This Week In Richland County

27 Apr , 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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History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

25 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

First institution of higher education in Mansfield: Female Institute, opened in 1840s near the current site of the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West More…

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Breaking: Schools Now Closed Until Summer

21 Apr , 2020  

By: Jess Hardin, Mahoning Matters

Ohio students will not go back to school this academic year and will continue to learn remotely, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during today’s coronavirus briefing.

The decision was made to continue to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have flattened the curve, but it remains dangerous. The situation is fluid. We now have eight or nine days of fairly straight line in terms of hospitalizations,” said DeWine. More…

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OSU’s First Ever Virtual Commencement

5 Apr , 2020  

Ohio State plans to hold a virtual commencement for spring 2020 graduates

Ohio State University on Friday evening announced plans for a “virtual commencement” for spring 2020 graduates on May 3, the originally scheduled date for the in-person ceremony that was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the commencement address at the event, which will be livestreamed at noon from Ohio Stadium.About 12,000 diplomas will be awarded, which will be sent to graduates through the mail, OSU President Michael V.


Ohio State Announces Academic Plan For Summer Term

2 Apr , 2020  

A change was announced today for The Ohio State University‘s summer term at all campuses, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

All courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as the university continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This and other updates are available on a website with information about the outbreak. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about the pandemic can be directed: More…

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More Packets To Be Ready For Pickup

28 Mar , 2020  

Remote learning continues on full throttle at Mansfield City Schools.

A second packet of 13 at-home lessons for students in pre-kindergarten through high school will be ready for pickup at each school from 8 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday, March 31, through Thursday, April 2. At the same time, parents and students are asked to return completed packets of the 10 days of homework sent home on March 16. More…

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OSU President Drake Declares State Of Emergency

23 Mar , 2020  

In a letter to The Ohio State University community and issued on March 22, President Michael V. Drake shared the following:

Dear Ohio State Community:

As we start another extraordinary week, I write to update you on some of the important steps we are taking to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on university operations. More…

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