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FDA Gives Total Go-Ahead To Battelle

30 Mar , 2020  

FDA approves technology to sterilize masks at full capacity in Ohio, other states

Earlier on Sunday, DeWine and Husted expressed deep disappointment in the FDA’s decision to limit the use of the technology. The FDA originally authorized Battelle to sterilize only 10,000 surgical masks in Ohio each day, despite Battelle’s ability to sterilize up to 160,000 masks per day in Ohio alone.

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Richland Coronavirus Information Page Now Working

30 Mar , 2020  

As we shared in a recent post, 1812Blockhouse’s new Richland Coronavirus Information Page went live this Saturday.

On Sunday, the site was expanded to include informational pages, or news pages with virus-related information, from Richland County local governments and school districts.

Information from Sunday’s news conference in Columbus was also included, and will be augmented with local media stories and more. The site is updated at least once every 2-3 hours, giving our readers the latest information we can find to make important decisions for their lives and businesses. More…

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History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: Experience The American Revolution – Virtually

30 Mar , 2020  

With a large percentage of Richland Countians now at home, we thought we’d expand our “In Our Backyard” series with an opportunity to indulge in an interesting tour a bit further afield.

First, though, a question, particularly for you history lovers. What neighboring county is home to the site of the one of the last three open field battles of the American Revolutionary War period?

Here are a couple more clues. The battle involved troops led by a childhood friend of General George Washington, and the hero of the skirmish was the only member of Russian nobility known to have fought in America’s fight for independence.

The Battle of Olentangy took place on June 6, 1782 in the fields of Crawford County between Bucyrus, Crestline, and Galion. Furthermore, the colonial soliders reached that site by going through Richland County. That’s right — this part of Ohio has direct connections to the story of the American Revolution. More…

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Governor Appeals To FDA And Private Labs For Help

29 Mar , 2020  

by: Julie Westfall, Mahoning Matters

Gov. Mike DeWine on Saturday made several appeals as the coronavirus crisis continues in the state and across the country.

He appealed to the federal Food and Drug Administration to approve a process designed by an Ohio lab that will allow it to sterilize a potential hundreds of thousands of medical masks a day.

“We’ve been on the phone with the FDA and this is a public appeal. Please do this. It really is truly a matter of life and death. We need to protect our people who are risking their lives every single day,” he said. More…

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Congrats To Sgt. Joe Harwood

29 Mar , 2020  

The Winning Photos of the Military Visual Awards for 2019

The Military Visual Awards has announced its winning photographs for 2019, honoring the best military photos captured worldwide over the past year. This was the first year the competition wasn’t limited to the United States – photographers and videographers from across the globe could submit entries, and over 2,000 photos and videos were sent in.

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The World Has Changed. The News Has Changed. 1812Blockhouse Is Changing.

29 Mar , 2020  

On Saturday, we launched the new Richland Coronavirus Information Page.

The last two weeks have altered the landscape in so many ways and for so many people, as Richland County’s families and businesses have coped with the unthinkable. With each new day, the ground is shaken under our collective feet and we are finding ourselves working hard to maintain our balance. More…

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Sports

Date For Honda Indy 200 Moves

28 Mar , 2020  

INDYCAR announced on Thursday that the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course originally set for August 14-16 has been moved to one week earlier on the calendar to August 7-9.

This shift is in support of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ efforts to run as many of its points championship races as possible in 2020. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course moving up its date also opens up the summer calendar further for the Indianapolis 500 to run on August 23. More…

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Schools

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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Flash Flood Watch Through Late Saturday Morning

27 Mar , 2020  

Flash Flood Watch issued through Saturday morning

FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL TONIGHT ACROSS THE U.S. 30 CORRIDOR WEST OF I-71 A warm front is expected to lift north into the area tonight. A line of storms with heavy rain is expected to linger around the U.S. 30 corridor late tonight and into late Saturday morning.

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Ohio Department Of Health Launches New Interactive COVID-19 Dashboard

27 Mar , 2020  

Ohioans have come to dread the middle of the afternoon.

Earlier this week, the regular 2:00 PM daily online update from the Ohio Department of Health shared many of the same numbers concerning the COVID-19 virus, but did not have a county by county breakdown of the statistics shared.

Today, the new COVID-19 Ohio Dashboard was added to the State of Ohio’s official virus information page at coronavirus.ohio.gov which provides not only case numbers by county but also key metrics including the number of hospitalizations and deaths for each. More…

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Pep Boys Worker In Ontario Allegedly Made False COVID-19 Report

27 Mar , 2020  

by: Carl Hunnell, Richland Source

Ontario police are investigating an allegation that a Pep Boys employee falsely reported they had tested positive for COVID-19, a report that triggered a deluge of local social media attention.

“We are in the very early stages of the investigation,” Ontario police Lt. Tony Grimwood said Thursday morning. More…

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Richland Newhope Welcomes New Board Member

27 Mar , 2020  

Tera Myers is the newest member of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Tera, who was appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. She has the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms. Tera was sworn in on Tuesday at the Commissioner’s Office by Commissioner Marilyn John due to unusual circumstances regarding the Coronavirus. More…

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OSU Professor’s Study Reveals Difficulty In Really Cleaning Surfaces

26 Mar , 2020  

by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, every frequently touched surface outside our home seems as dangerous as a hot pot right out of the oven. We won’t get burned if we touch it, but we might get infected with a potentially dangerous virus.

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work. More…

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Watch Dashcam Video Of I71 Crash In Richland County

26 Mar , 2020  

Dashcam video shows pickup crashing on I-71 during high-speed pursuit

MANSFIELD – No charges have been filed yet in the case of an Ohio man accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit along Interstate 71 from Ashland County into Richland County on Sunday, according to Lt.