All About Richland

See You Tonight!

2 Dec , 2022  

Thomas from 1812Blockhouse’s will be at tonight’s Christmas in the City event in downtown Mansfield.

As a quick reminder, this is the schedule of events:

Tiny Tim Shoppe opens at 5:00 PM (until 8:00 PM)

Tree lighting at 6:00 PM (Richland Carrousel Park)

All evening – Carriage rides, photos with Santa, Christmas caroline, live nativity, music, shopping, food, and more!

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

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History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Boulevards

2 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In Ohio, a “boulevard” typically refers to a street which has been enhanced by the addition of greenery or flowers, one which often boasts a central grassy lawn between two sets of houses with large setbacks. In Mansfield, say the word “Boulevard,” or more particularly “Boulevards,” and thoughts immediate go to the area of town immediately to the east of South Park.

Today, we’re sharing details of The Boulevards, an area of 100-plus-year-old homes that is protected by the City of Mansfield through its historic preservation ordinance.

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All About Richland

Tomorrow Night It’s ‘Christmas Time In The City’

1 Dec , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its annual Christmas Time in the City celebration this Friday, December 2.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM. Additionally, Richland Carrousel Park will have a live llama on the lawn, carriage rides, cookie decorating courtesy of Buckeye Bakery, and photos with Santa. The Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the DMI office located at 128 North Main Street.

Christmas Time in the City will also feature:

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Schools

Scholarship Created For Applicants That Pick The OSU Campus In Mansfield

1 Dec , 2022  

The Ohio State University has announced a new scholarship for applicants that express a preference for receiving an undergraduate education right here.

Students who apply to The Ohio State University at Mansfield by December 15 will qualify for a $1,000 scholarship when they select the Mansfield campus as their “first choice” on the application, Interim Dean and Director, Dr. Eric Anderman, said.

“This scholarship is very exciting for students – this will make Ohio State Mansfield’s already-affordable tuition an even greater value for students all across the state.”

The application can be found at Mansfield.osu.edu/apply.

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All About Richland

Ohio House Passes Bill To Make Hoax Emergency Calls A Felony

30 Nov , 2022  

By SAMANTHA HENDRICKSON Associated Press/Report For America

Intentional false reports about school shootings and other hoax emergency calls could be prosecuted as a felony under legislation passed by the Republican-led Ohio House on Wednesday.

The bill would create a felony offense for “swatting,” which is when someone knowingly reports a false emergency that prompts response by law enforcement, such as a kidnapping, school shooting or other violent crimes. Supporters of the bill say such situations cause unnecessary panic, disruption and expense, and can end with innocent people being arrested or harmed.

GOP Rep. Kevin Miller, of Newark, who sponsored the legislation, said such false alarms can “create highly charged incidents” that end in tragedy.

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All About Richland

First Woman Elected Bishop Of Ohio; Visited Mansfield In October

30 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Diocese of Ohio News Release

The Rev. Anne B. Jolly was elected as Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio during the 206th annual convention on November 19 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower. She was elected on the second ballot after receiving a majority of both clergy and lay votes.

Less than a month before, the Bishop-Elect was welcomed in Richland County.

The election concludes the year-long process of seeking a successor for Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., who began his service in the diocese in 2004.

Jolly is the first woman to be elected a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. She was one of three nominees. The other nominees were the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas and the Rev. Diana L. Wilcox, both from the Diocese of Newark.

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Schools

Governor DeWine Announces $57.8 Million In Safety Grants For Ohio Schools

29 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Office of Governor DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced this week that the state will support the installation of security upgrades at more than 700 K-12 schools across Ohio.

A total of 708 schools in 57 counties will receive $57.8 million in grant funding to enhance student and staff safety. Governor DeWine is awarding the funds as part of his K-12 School Safety Grant Program, which helps schools with physical security expenses, such as new security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems, and exterior lighting. 

Richland County schools were included.

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All About Richland

Local Schools Do Well At Fall Academic Challege League Tournament

29 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

During the past few weeks, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center was proud to host the High School Fall Academic Challenge League in the virtual format. Students competed as teams, answering questions about a wide range of topics including literature, fine arts, geography, history, math, and science.

Richland County schools performed well in the tournament.

In the varsity league, fourteen teams competed in two brackets. The winner of Division A was Lexington, and the winner of Division B was Mansfield Christian Team A.

In the junior varsity league, there were 12 teams competing in a single group. Ashland was the winner, and Madison Team B came in second place.

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Schools

Andernan’s Term As Interim Dean And Director At OSUM Extended

28 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In its November meeting, the Board of Trustees for The Ohio State University acted to extend the term of a temporary appointment at the Mansfield campus.

The appointment of Eric Anderman, interim dean and director of The Ohio State University at Mansfield, was changed to run from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024, or until a new dean is appointed.

In August, Anderman was appointed to replace Norman Jones, who recently became Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education for all of The Ohio State University. His initial appointment lasted until May 2023.

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All About Richland

Christmas PJs Encouraged To Watch The Muppets At The Ren

27 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Christmas at the Ren continues to “Bless us all!” with the return of the beloved film “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on the big screen. 

The afternoon of Christmas magic begins behind the Renaissance Theatre with an opportunity to post Letters to Santa and meet live reindeer! 

Inside of the auditorium, families will enjoy hot chocolate and the movie event. Christmas pajamas are highly encouraged!

In this holiday classic, the Muppets perform the Dickens tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets—Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle—weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases—past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

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