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Assault, Drug Charges Result From Thursday Night Police Call

31 May , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Division of Police:

On Thursday evening at approximately 7:30 PM, Mansfield Police responded to a “shots fired” call at 640 King Street. As officers approached the apartment building they heard screaming at which time they observed (through a window) a male subject standing over a female victim in the common hallway area, holding her by the hair and striking her about the head with a firearm as they struggled just inside the apartment building entry door. The male then attempted to exit the building while dragging the female by the hair. More…

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A Peaceful Protest

31 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

“There is majesty in all of us,” one speaker declared.

Expressions of anger, love, frustration, and hope filled the air in Central Park in downtown Mansfield on Saturday morning as hundreds gathered for a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest which was both similar and different than events nationwide.

The event was like others in many of the emotions and feelings shared by speakers and written on placards. It was unlike some in that it was designed to be, and stayed, a peaceful expression of those sentiments. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 31

30 May , 2020  

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 May 31: More…

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Protest Apparently Scheduled For Saturday Morning In Downtown Mansfield

30 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Mansfield Division of Police

According to a news release from Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch, a protest is being planned for Saturday morning in downtown Mansfield.

This protest comes after a period where protests have turned violent in Minnesota and other locations following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of local law enforcement. Those events have also occurred in Ohio, and particularly on Thursday evening in downtown Columbus. More…

Ontario

Ontario Unveils New Website

30 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

This spring, one Richland County community has given itself an opportunity for a new, spruced up impression for those seeking information online about what it has to offer.

The City of Ontario has dispensed with its former cramped, difficult to navigate website and replaced it with something much more up to date.

The new site’s home page contains a rotating gallery of bright, colorful images. Easy to read tabs provide access to learn about local government, businesses, events, and more. More…

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Sports

Start Your Engines

29 May , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio School begins its 28th season of professional instruction this Tuesday, June 2, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. The 2020 schedule is available at midohioschool.com, and customers can register online or by calling 419-884-4000.

The Mid-Ohio School will operate under the State of Ohio’s guidelines for the “Responsible RestartOhio” surrounding COVID-19. School participants will receive detailed instructions on the health and safety protocols being implemented, and an overview of these are also posted on its website at midohioschool.com. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Mansfielder Who Became Mayor Of New York City

29 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

A bit over 120 years ago, a man with strong local roots occupied the position of Mayor of New York City. He was a reformer and set out to improve a corrupt system, a task which did not result in success.

His name was William Lafayette Strong.

1812Blockhouse shares posts in our “Richland Roots” series to reveal stories of the less-commonly known people born here, or who lived here, and then went on to make significant contributions to state, regional, or national history. Other posts in the series are available here. More…

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The Birth Of A New Food Economy?

29 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Some weeks ago, we shared a post about the new biography of author and conservationist Louis Bromfield. In that piece, which can be read here, we referenced the recent blog post by Stephen Heyman, writer of the Bromfield book, focusing on “Victory Gardens” and the potential for home gardening to regain a position of popularity across the country.

Today, we shared with you a recently-published article that carries forward the same theme, albeit on a larger scale. Could the current pandemic actually represent the birth of a new food economy?

By Stephanie Hiller, Yes!

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the future of the Cannard Family Farm—whose organic vegetables supplied a single Berkeley restaurant—was looking stark. More…

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Mueller Recognized With Highest OSU Staff Recognition

28 May , 2020  

The Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honor individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.
Thirteen recipients have been awarded during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial, which celebrates all that the people of Ohio State have accomplished and all that is yet to come.

Nominees are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations. More…

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All Things Business

Richland, Area Unemployment Rates Soar

28 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

The numbers were expected, however seeing them in black and white is unsettling.

On Wednesday, unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and metropolitan areas were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

On May 24, we shared information about Ohio’s overall unemployment rate, which stood at 16.8%. Some 823,700 fewer Ohioans had non-agricultural positions in April than in the previous month. More…

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Renaissance To Offer New QuaRENtine Classroom Sessions

28 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will offer an additional series of its QuaRENtine Classroom sessions, beginning the week of June 8th. The new classes will be a “mini-series” of offerings, with participants meeting twice a week for two weeks. This will allow families the opportunity to either try out a class, or to work around other summer activities.

The Ren’s QuaRENtine Classroom, and Education Initiative, has offered a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, expanded its offerings to the community in a series of live “classes,” in April. Based upon the popularity of it’s first series of online classes, the Ren’s Education Department chose to continue with new sessions. More…

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Entrance Ramp To Close For One Day

27 May , 2020  

The U.S. 30 eastbound entrance ramp, right lane only, from I-71 northbound will close Tuesday, June 2 from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM only for a pavement repair project.

As part of this project, U.S. 30 eastbound will have a single lane closure from the U.S. 30 entrance ramp to Koogle Road.

Motorists will still be able to exit I-71 northbound and take the U.S. 30 eastbound entrance ramp. Those traveling on the ramp will continue straight, past the closure in the right lane, and turn right onto U.S. 30 to continue eastbound. More…

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Taking A Moment To Look At Numbers

27 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

This past week marked the three month mark since the first post on 1812Blockhouse about the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of stories shows that the first time the virus was mentioned was in late February with a piece focusing on Richland Public Health’s advice on how to prepare for its arrival.

On March 19, Richland Public Health reported the first confirmed case of the virus in Richland County, less than two months after the country’s first reported case in Washington State. More…

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History & Tourism

Clean Is The New Green

27 May , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Everyone used to talk about their “green” initiatives. Now we’re all talking about our “clean” initiatives. As the tourism industry opens, one segment at a time, our museums, attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops, and recreation options are armed with robust cleaning procedures and are getting ready for visitors and locals alike.

The Destination Mansfield-Richland County staff spent March and April reaching out to a large sample of members to hear how they plan to keep visitors safe. We asked about new cleanliness routines and learned how many of our members will be changing how they do business. Our local businesses are pioneers in this new environment, and they have stepped up to the plate to meet these challenges and build consumer confidence in our tourism product. More…

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