All Things Business

Report States AK Steel Mill To Reopen

22 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

The website Industrial Info Resources is reported that a local mill will soon be reopening.

According to the article, which can be accessed here, AK Steel will restart operations at its Mansfield stainless steel mill.

In April, we shared news of a reported idling of the mill by owner Cleveland Cliffs due to decreased sales, which subsequently took place.

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History & Tourism

Look What’s Coming To Kingwood

22 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

A brand-new post on the Kingwood Capital Campaign Blog of Kingwood Center Gardens, posted on Thursday, not only shares good news but also proudly displays proof of those tidings.

The news is that construction crews have returned to work on the new Garden Gateway. Not only have workers returned, albeit under restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the green stuff has been arriving as well.

This is Kingwood, after all. The beautiful visitors and education center will be set in horticultural beauty and will include a stunning new fountain. More…

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Schools

Mansfield Board Discusses COVID-19 Coordinator Position

21 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It may have been on the agenda for discussion and a first reading only, but the proposed COVID-19 2020 Preparedness and Response Coordinator position for Mansfield City Schools was discussed at some length during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education.

The matter came up quickly with the first shared public comment near the start of the meeting, which came in the form of a question from Katie Ellington. In response, Superintendent Stan Jefferson shared details of the proposed position. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio EPA Issues Drinking Water Notice

21 May , 2020  

The Ohio EPA has issued a Drinking Water Notice to the City of Mansfield.

The purpose of the Notice is to inform water utility customers that the City did not perform required monitoring and reporting of the public water system during April of this year, which is an OEPA requirement. More…

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All About Richland

Love Local For Father’s Day

21 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

You’ve likely heard of “shop local.” Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) invites you to extend that idea to “love local” as well.

Mansfield’s downtown revitalization organzation had great success on Mother’s Day, so they are now offering Love Local Father’s Day Gift Boxes as well.

DMI shares, “ We have teamed up a different set of 10 downtown merchants to bring together the best of downtown, dad style. Whether you purchase the gift boxes for your dad, your son, your brother, or yourself, it’s a great way to enjoy downtown and support our community of business owners. More…

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All About Richland

Ackerman Named Community Development Director

20 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

During Mansfield City Council’s Caucus Meeting on Monday evening, Public Works Director David Remy shared news of a newly filled position for the City of Mansfield.

Actually, it was not a new employee, but rather a new title for a currently hired individual.

Adrian Ackerman started in the position of Community Development Director for the City, with Monday being her first day on the job. More…

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All About Richland

Officials Investigating COVID-19 Outbreaks At Two Ohio Food Plants

20 May , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Health authorities are investigating two separate COVID-19 outbreaks at food plants in Hancock and Clark counties.

The Clark County Combined Health District has identified 20 cases of COVID-19 associated with Dole Food Company’s Springfield salad plant, which employs more than 700 workers, a department spokeswoman said Tuesday. Of the 20, 12 are Dole employees, and eight are contacts of employees.

The first case was detected April 22. More…

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All About Richland

North End Farmers Market Is Returning

20 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

NECIC has shared the good news that the North End Farmers Market will indeed be open for the the coming season.

The North End Farmers Market is a part of NECIC’s North End Local Foods Initiative (NELFI). Established in 2014, it focuses on providing fresh, healthy food for North End residents, as well as boosting the local economy by helping North End residents launch their own small market business. More…

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Shelby

Shelby In Good Financial Shape After Two Months Of COVID-19

19 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

At its regular Council meeting on Monday evening, Shelby City Council heard an update on city finances that contained some generally good news.

Finance and Personnel Committee Chairperson Garland John Gates shared a financial report that included a general review of fund balances. Gates said that year to date income tax income is actually up over 2019, and that the City’s General Fund is in basically “good shape.” More…

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All About Richland

Today’s State Of Ohio COVID-19 Update: Restaurants, Bars, And More

19 May , 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BAR/RESTAURANT SAFETY CHECKS:

Governor DeWine announced today that he is assembling an enforcement team to ensure that bars and restaurants are operating safely under the Responsible RestartOhio plan.

Bars and restaurants reopened to patrons for outdoor dining on Friday. Dine-in service is scheduled to resume on May 21. More…

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All About Richland

Go Native With Plants

19 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff, Richland SWCD

As we shared back at the beginning of April, that month was a celebration of Ohio’s native plants.

Although many activities and events planned for Ohio’s first Native Plants Month were postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 public health situation, the Ohio Department of National Resources still highlighted the importance of native plants and their variety throughout the month on the agency website and social media channels.

And, of course, many Ohioans still enjoyed these plants first-hand by going outdoors and experiencing them in their natural settings.

Now, as gardening season gets underway, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) encourages you to “go native” when planning your garden or landscape. More…

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All About Richland

Virtual Meetings This Week In Richland County

18 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Almost all public meetings held by local governments and school districts continue to be held via livestreaming, either via Facebook, YouTube, or by being broadcast on other online applications like Zoom.

The change in Ohio’s Sunshine Laws that gave rise to the ability to conduct meetings in this matter was enacted in March by the Ohio General Assembly. Certain conditions must be met, however participation in these meetings via the internet is allowable. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Arts at Home

18 May , 2020  

Whether it’s a passion to perform a porch concert or create in a visual arts medium, Ohioans are continuing to create and inspire.

Our favorite artists teach and learn in Ohio’s schools, and their creative pursuits also are continuing throughout the ordered school-building closure. An effort has been launched to make sure these artistic artifacts are chronicled and curated for all to see.

The Ohio Department of Education has joined other statewide organizations to introduce Ohio Arts at Home. More…

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All Things Business

Controlling Board Approves Change Concerning Lahm Runway Improvement

18 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

At its meeting on May 11, the State of Ohio Controlling Board approved a change of intent request from the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department relating to taxiway improvements at Mansfield Lahm Airport.

The overall project at Lahm is designed to improve the facility to enhance its viability for use by the 179th Airlift Wing and to eliminate two of the six permanent airfield waivers required for that use. More…

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