All About Richland

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Women’s Club Building

5 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are a handful of structures standing in Mansfield today that very much “connect the dots.” These buildings tie important eras in the city’s history together, serving therefore as important landmarks that continue to inform and inspire.

One such building sits at 145 Park Avenue West, known locally as The Women’s Club. More…

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All About Richland

Shop Hops, Pop Up Shops, And A Downtown Open House

5 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

It is all happening in Downtown Mansfield this Friday, May 7.

From Shop Hop, to Pop Up Shops and Downtown Open House, there is lots to do downtown that evening!  During Shop Hop, stop by great spots like Richland Carrousel Park, Phoenix Brewery, Martinis, and many others and enjoy a great night downtown! Most businesses are open till 8pm or later, so shop, dine, and explore!

The DMI Pop-Up Shop supports both the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as to add to the downtown activities.  This Friday from 5-8 during Shop Hop hours stop by 128 North Main Street and meet a new group of budding entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in Richland County.  For our May First Friday Pop-Up Shop we are excited to bring you Calla Lily Yarn Works, Oh So Delicious!, Motivated Mom LLC, Lola & Lily’s Pastry Shop, Life Is Art, Twisted Fig Tea and Tea Doctors. More…

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All About Richland

Area Agency On Aging Hosting Senior Spring Extravaganza

3 May , 2021  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will hold a Senior Spring Extravaganza on May 24 at 10:00 AM at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging, is held in recognition of Older Americans Month, and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information regarding aging issues, and a chance to win door prizes.

The Area Agency on Aging wants to bring our communities back together again with the theme being Communities of Strength. This year, we want to celebrate our senior citizens with a drive-thru festival. Tickets are free and must be presented the day of the event. Tickets are limited. Call for your ticket today at (567) 247-6487. More…

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All Things Business

With ‘Amtrak Joe’ In White House, States Hope For Passenger Rail Renaissance

3 May , 2021  

By Daniel C. Vock, Ohio Capital Journal

Stu Nicholson has been trying for decades without success to get Amtrak — or any other passenger rail service — to come to Columbus, Ohio.

As director of All Aboard Ohio, a passenger rail advocacy group, Nicholson helped explore possibilities, like creating a new route from Chicago to Pittsburgh, with Columbus in the middle.

But for now, Columbus, a city with 878,000 people, the second-largest city in the Midwest, has no passenger rail service. It doesn’t even have a station. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County Falling Behind In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland County is holding its own in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken, at least as compared to other counties in north central Ohio.

Compared to the state as a whole, however, the county is lagging somewhat behind.

As of Sunday, figures released by the Ohio Department of Health show a continued slowing down of the number of Ohioans receiving initial vaccination shots. In fact, this past month show a drop of over 40% in initial vaccinations versus the same figure for March. More…

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All About Richland

County Schools, Nursing Homes COVID Numbers Remain Low

2 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Ohio and Richland County’s noticeable turnaround in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is generally reflected last week in numbers reported by Richland County schools and long-term care facilities.

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All About Richland

EbaNee Bond Is Proud To Be From The L-Block

2 May , 2021  

“I think I might have had a unique upbringing because literally on my block, I had like six aunts,” she said of Lily Street. “I had my aunt Hattie Flowers (on) Orchard Street, my brother’s aunt and his grandma; Up the street were Murdis and Kay then my mother right next door and then we had Ms. Young. Sherri lived also there and right around the corner (were) Barbara Young and Joan Day lived right next door (to her).” “So literally, I had a layer of protection and a sense of community while growing up. Everybody in the neighborhood had your best interest in mind and heart.” More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 2

1 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Transportation

ODOT District 3 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 2.

ASHLAND COUNTY

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All About Richland

Governor Dedicates Tree Grove to Survivors, Victims Of COVID-19

1 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz dedicated a new memorial tree grove in honor of the victims and survivors of COVID-19 as well as all Ohioans who made personal sacrifices to protect others amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Grove at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe includes a grove of 15 newly planted trees surrounding a paved trail. Benches will be added to allow visitors to comfortably reflect on the toll of the pandemic, honor lives lost, pay tribute to courageous frontline workers, and recognize the selfless actions of Ohioans to slow the spread of the coronavirus. More…

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Schools

MOESC Awarded COVID-Related Grant

30 Apr , 2021  

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with North Central State College and Pioneer CTC, has been awarded a FAFSA21 Funding Opportunities Grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) as part of the allocation of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds provided to the state from the US Department of Education as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The award shall be used to support activities related to completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for Ohio high school students. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County Farmers Can Benefit From Water Quality Program

30 Apr , 2021  

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced Wednesday that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded ODA’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation a five-year, $8 million grant to assist in Ohio’s work to improve water quality in Lake Erie.

Administered by the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the grant funding will support Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative by assisting farmers in developing nutrient management plans and conservation practices in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Wyandot counties. More…

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All About Richland

Columbus Mayor Requests Federal Probe Of Police Force

29 Apr , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio’s capital city has made significant progress enacting changes to its police department, the city needs additional help because of “fierce opposition” to reform within the agency, city leaders said Wednesday as they requested a Justice Department investigation following a series of police killings of Black people and other controversies.

The request by Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Attorney Zach Klein — both Democrats — capped several painful months for the city, culminating most recently with the April 20 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she swung a knife at a woman. Bryant was Black and the rookie officer who shot her was white. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Tragic Tale Of Beautiful Miss Mansfield

29 Apr , 2021  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Throughout its history, Richland County has produced or been the home to a wide variety of individuals that have made important contributions to the world. 1812Blockhouse has been sharing their stories in a series we started last year called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

Occasionally, those tales take a tragic turn. During a film shoot in 1923, an aspiring actress suffered a gruesome fate that cut short what may well have been a brilliant career. This actress not only shared her name with the city of Mansfield, but it was the city that was the source of her professional name – Martha Mansfield. More…

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Ontario

Ontario Offering Swim Lessons This Summer

28 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that the last of winter is behind us (hopefully!), attention is turning to an Ohio summer and plans for fun and family.

One of the traditional parts of summer for young children is swimming, and swimming lessons are being offered this year by the City of Ontario Recreation Department.

To be eligible to participate, youth need to have completed Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, or Fifth grade this past academic year. Two sessions are on offer, both in the afternoon — 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. More…

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