All Things Business

Ribbon Cutting Held For Emerson Expansion

12 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, officials from Emerson Automation Solutions joined officials from the Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The 23,000 square foot expansion of Emerson’s operations on Park Avenue West in Ontario will bring an increase of nearly a million dollars in annual payroll.

The expansion will accommodate a new product line designed, engineered and manufactured at the Richland County plant and growth of the legacy business. With this opportunity, Emerson plans to hire 20 new employees while retaining its current workforce of 174. More…

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Sports

Big Ten Canceling Football Season Tuesday, Freep Reports: Updated

11 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Updated at 6:30 PM on Monday: Cleveland.com is reporting this evening that OSU President Kristina Johnson will not vote to cancel the season, contradicting information included in the report referenced below. To highlight the confusion, the report also has different information about when a vote is scheduled to take place.

What is clear is that nothing is clear. 1812Blockhouse will carry any definitive statement from the Big Ten Conference once it is released.


The Detroit Free Press, commonly known as the “Freep,” shared on Monday that the Big Ten Conference is expected to cancel the 2020 football season in its entirety.

The announcement is expected on Tuesday.

The story shares that the vote of Big Ten Presidents was 12-2, with Iowa and Nebraska voting to continue the season. It also stated that a final vote would be taken on Monday evening.

The Freep story can be accessed here.

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All About Richland

Coming Up Later This Year At The Mansfield Playhouse

11 Aug , 2020  

The Mansfield Playhouse

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All Things Business

Richland County, More Slurpees Are Coming

11 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Get ready to enjoy more Slurpees.

Richland County’s seven Speedway locations are soon to become 7-Elevens after the sale of the Speedway chain by Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Marathon recently announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a definitive agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc., a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd, whereby 7-Eleven will acquire Speedway for $21 billion in cash. More…

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All Things Business

84 Lumber Opens New Truss Plant

10 Aug , 2020  

84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is continuing to expand with its newest truss plant opening in Mansfield. The plant is fully automated and outfitted with the latest design software, computerized saws and laser projection equipment. It is now building trusses and servicing customers throughout the Columbus and Cleveland markets.

“The need for engineered and manufactured wood products is rapidly increasing in Ohio and across the country,” said Ken Kucera, vice president of installed sales and manufacturing at 84 Lumber. “We’re excited to be fulfilling that need and following through with our growth plans in 2020, and we have big plans to continue expanding throughout the rest of the year.” More…

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News Journal Sporting A New Look These Days

10 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Note: We experienced a bit of a glitch over the last two or three days, and some of our published stories did not make it to mobile. We are re-posting a couple of them over the next 24 hours; this is the first.

As part of 1812Blockhouse’s coverage of other local media (we believe we’re the only one that does that, by the way), we share news of change at the venerable Mansfield News Journal.

Not a change in the print version, at least as far as we are aware. Instead, we refer instead to recent changes to the News Journal’s online home.

The News Journal on the web has come a long way since this edition which was published on May 2002. For some time, the paper has been owned by Gannett, the country’s largest media chain. This week, the website has been updated with a new design and presentation, one which apparently is being adopted in most if not all Gannett locations. More…

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History & Tourism

Gotta Love Richland Diners

10 Aug , 2020  

Affordable American comfort food and breakfast all day. Familiar faces and eating at the counter. Bottomless coffee and a slice of Americana.

Diners are a staple of every community’s dining scene and every local has their personal favorite. Many regular customers feel at home in our diners and get to know the owners and servers by name. We might be biased, but our diners hold a special place in our heart. Here’s why we love our local diners…

Diners are an American tradition. Many of the earliest diners in America were built in refurbished rail cars. In keeping with this tradition, Buckeye Express Diner in Bellville, OH is located inside a refurbished train complete with an old steam engine, dining car, and caboose. This locomotive eatery sits high on a hill to beckon hungry travelers on Interstate-71 with the promise of diner food and Ohio State Buckeyes themed decor. Buckeye Express breaks with diner tradition in that it doesn’t serve breakfast, but you will find American classics galore on its wide menu. Locals and travelers alike keep coming back to this diner for the hefty burgers and their homemade fries. More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning August 9

8 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 9. More…

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All About Richland

Renaissance to Offer New REN-spiration Classroom Series

8 Aug , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will offer a “sequel” to its successful series of QuaRENtine Classroom sessions, beginning the week of August 16th. New classes will be formatted as a four-week series of offerings, with participants meeting once a week for four weeks.

The schedule allows families the opportunity to explore the arts while accommodating new school year schedules.

The REN-spiration Classroom will provide a variety of educational theatre activities designed with creativity in mind. The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, expanded its offerings to the community in a series of live “classes,” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon the popularity of its first series of online classes, the Ren’s Education Department continued with a new series of classes for the summer. More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

Interactive: See the Lands Sold to Fund Ohio’s Land “Grant” Universities

7 Aug , 2020  

Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Universities They Funded, Sometimes Unwillingly

By Caitlin Hunt

This story was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing list or text us at (216) 867-6327 as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable. 

“I remember growing up and seeing this caricature of Native Americans that I knew wasn’t true,” Doran said. 

Later she earned a biology degree at the Ohio State University. Doran loved the campus and appreciated the opportunities given to her, but she was not happy about the lack of Native American acknowledgement on campus. Instead, she found the university took pride in their status as a “Land Grant” university. The school sits in the heart of Columbus, home to the best-selling Land Grant beer. More…

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All About Richland

Governor DeWine Tests Positive For COVID-19

7 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Update: In remarks on Thursday afternoon, Governor DeWine shared, “I don’t know where I got it. Frankly, we just can’t figure it out.” Dewine shared that he intended to undertake his regular duties while in quarantine at his Cedarville home. “I feel fine,” the Governor said, noting that he had had a headache today.

Later, the Governor announced that a second test had yielded a negative result:

Our original story is below:


Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19.

The test came as a part of standard procedures before DeWine was to greet President Trump Thursday morning at Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport. More…

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All About Richland

The Domestic Violence Shelter Benefits From Victims Of Crime Funding

7 Aug , 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced recently that nearly six dozen local victim service projects have been awarded a total of $3.2 million to safely support victims of crime.

A total of 66 projects will be funded by grants through the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) grants program. A Richland County non-profit organization was a recipient.

“This vital funding will help prevent incidents of family violence and provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims and dependents,” said Governor DeWine. More…

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All About Richland

Two Richland County Recipients Receive Coronavirus Emergency Awards

6 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, has announced recipients for its second round of Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Awards. Two awards were made to Richland County insitutions.

According to its website, OCJS is the lead justice planning and assistance office for the state, administering millions of dollars in state and federal criminal justice funding every year. OCJS also evaluates programs and develops technology, training, and products for criminal justice professionals and communities. More…

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Sports

OSU 2020 Football Schedule Announced

6 Aug , 2020  

In the event that the Big Ten Conference and its member schools are able to hold an athletics season this year, the conference released its restructured 2020 football schedule today with a 10th conference game added for all schools amid a season that would extend from as early as Sept. 3 through games of Nov. 21. Ohio State would kick off the Big Ten’s first-ever conference-only campaign on Thursday, Sept. 3, against Illinois in Champaign, Ill.

Each Big Ten school would have five home games and five road games during a season that would be dramatically modified because of the ongoing and uncertain COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, each school has two off or open weekends that can possibly be used as make-up dates for games that are postponed during the season because of circumstances caused by the pandemic. More…

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