Schools

OSU Shares First Safety Update Of New Semester

14 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson has shared her first safety update of the new semester, in which she urges students to look at all available resources, on and off campus and for the main and regional campuses, including OSU Mansfield. She also encouraged students to obtain COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

“We’ve communicated quite a bit in the recent weeks about our efforts to remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19. With the Omicron variant surging in Ohio, we are encouraging all eligible students, faculty and staff to get their booster and sign up immediately,” Johnson said in a new video (see below).

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OSU Details Return To Campus Measures For Spring Semester

5 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

University leaders delivered the following message to students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, January 4:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We hope you had a happy and healthy winter break.

As you know, the nation and state are experiencing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections due in large part to the Omicron variant. As we prepare to start the spring semester and welcome students back to campus for in-person instruction, Ohio State continues to adjust health measures based on the latest data as well as evolving guidance from national, state and local agencies. 

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OSU Encourages Community to Get COVID-19 Booster

26 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State’s 92% vaccination rate against COVID-19 helped protect the university community during fall semester while resuming in-person traditions.

In advance of spring semester, the university is calling for another community-wide effort amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19 cases and emerging evidence about the new omicron variant, which is much more transmissible than previous strains of the virus.

Ohio State urges all students, faculty and staff to take action to ensure they have the strongest protection possible through vaccination. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated should do so, and all students, faculty and staff should receive a booster shot as soon as they are eligible.

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All About Richland, Schools

Good News For Once: COVID Numbers Fall For Richland Schools

17 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This season has been an up and down one for COVID cases detected in and reported by Richland County school districts and buildings.

There’s some good news, however, in this last reporting date before some localities begin the winter break – after a week where reported cases quadrupled, this week they have fallen from a total of 251 to a total of 98.

The number of reporting locations also dropped this week, from 15 districts and buildings to 12.

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St. Peter’s High School Announces 2022 Homecoming Court

16 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

St. Peter’s School announced its 2022 Homecoming Queen and court during a school assembly on Thursday morning. Members of the Class of 2022 select the queen and her court.

Miss Alana Mitchell was named queen, and her escort is Homecoming King John Harris. Her attendants Nakyra Williams, Natalie Tanchevski, Kendall Nolen, and Madison Bays, will join them.

Escorts include James, Williams, Zach Keffalas, Kellen Young, and Malaki Stanfield.

Also announced Thursday were the class representatives to the 2022 Rose Arc Court members.

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Richland Schools COVID Numbers Quadruple In One Week

10 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A week ago, we commented on numbers showing a continued decline in COVID-19 cases in Richland County school districts and buildings.

In numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on that Thursday, December 2, it was reported that local districts had reported a total of 59 cases. Those cases included 44 students and 15 staff members. Those numbers, while high, represented the continuation of a period of apparent decline in virus among the County’s young people. They were reported from nine different locations.

On Thursday of this week, the numbers told a vastly different story – namely, over a four-fold increase in the space of seven days.

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History & Tourism, Schools

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

1 Dec , 2021  

By: 1812Blockhouse

December 2021: Updated with additional information.

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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All About Richland, Schools

Richland Schools COVID Numbers Decrease From Last Month

27 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

While countywide COVID infection numbers continue to grow recently, the number of cases in Richland County schools and nursing facilities has decreased over the last month.

As reported by the Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday, the number of student and staff cases has seen a substantial decrease in the last six weeks. 

A total of 70 new COVID cases were identified last week in Richland County Schools — of those, 54 were new student cases and 16 were reported for school staff positions.

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Schools

New Tower Technician Program Announced At North Central

17 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted made a stop at North Central State College for the announcement of a new Tower Technician Program at the James W. Kehoe Center in Shelby

The certificate program is a partnership between NC State College and Governor Mike DeWine’s Office of Workforce Training (GOWT).  North Central is one of three sites selected across the state for this new training program.  The goal of the Tower Technician Program is to provide a reliable stream of qualified employees to support the expanding 5G networking needs of multiple utility providers throughout Ohio.

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St. Peter’s Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

10 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

St. Peter’s School has announced the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

Students with an asterisk after their name achieved straight “As.” Also noted are students who achieved a 4.0-grade point average. Overall, 58% of students in grades five-twelve achieved academic honors in the first quarter.

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Lexington, Schools

Lexington Band Of Gold Gains Superior Rating At State Finals

30 Oct , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Saturday was a very good day to be a Minuteman, particularly if you love music and happened to be in Hilliard.

Hilliard Bradley High School was one of the four settings for the 2021 OMEA State Marching Band Finals competition. A total of 44 bands competed at the event, with the Lexington High School Band of Gold stepping off at 12:15 PM.

When awards were announced an hour and a half later, Lexington received a “Superior” rating in Class A.

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Ohio State Mansfield students awarded Choose Ohio First Scholarships

28 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Two students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program at The Ohio State University at Mansfield have been awarded Choose Ohio First Scholarships to help offset the costs of earning their degrees in the high-demand field of engineering.

The scholarship has been awarded for autumn semester 2021 and will provide each awardee with more than $3,777 for this academic year to use toward completing the bachelor’s degree program.

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Schools

OSUM Professor Wins Ohio State Energy Partners Grant

21 Oct , 2021  

By Chris Bournea, Ohio State News

New philanthropic contributions from Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), The Ohio State University’s comprehensive energy management partnership, will support students in exploring careers in sustainable energy and training in cutting-edge digital manufacturing, among other initiatives.

OSEP contributes $810,000 each year to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes as part of its commitment to academic engagement.

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Schools

Ohio Department Of Education Releases Abbreviated School Report Cards

21 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2020-2021 Ohio School Report Cards.

Due to the continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report cards, like last year’s, do not contain overall grades for any districts or buildings, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. This is in keeping with legislation passed earlier this year, which acknowledged the various obstacles to education the pandemic has presented.

This year, the Ohio School Report Cards provide information on graduation rates, Prepared for Success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other district and school operational details.

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OSU Taking New Collin’s Law Seriously

11 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following message was sent to the Ohio State community Friday from Melissa L. Gilliam, executive vice president and provost; Stacy Rastauskas, vice president for government affairs; Jeff Risinger, senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources; and Melissa Shivers, senior vice president for student life.

This week marks an important moment in our state’s and university’s commitment to eradicating any form of hazing in educational institutions across Ohio. Collin’s Law, Ohio’s Anti Hazing Act, which went into effect last week, enacts a number of important requirements and changes, all in effort to end hazing and interrupt contributing factors that have enabled the persistence of hazing in the past.

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