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Renaissance Offering Creative Educational Activities Resources

26 Mar , 2020  

Note: Just updated with revised link.

As area teachers, students, and families deal with school closures and a unique way of learning for many, the Renaissance Education Department has created the “QuaRENtine Education Initiative” which will offer a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind.

The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, is designed to provide a wide range of engaging and fun theatre games, along with writing prompts and exercises, and other activities that foster collaboration, learning and creativity. Maloney, trained by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., typically conducts in-school workshops for area students, as well as educational workshops hosted by the theatre. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman-Rupp Remains Open And Operating

25 Mar , 2020  

Gorman-Rupp issued the following statement on Monday relating to its operations in Ohio:

The Gorman-Rupp Company will continue to conduct business at all of its locations within the State of Ohio because it is an “Essential Business” pursuant to the Director’s Stay at Home Order issued by the State of Ohio in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Stay at Home Order is effective 11:59 PM on March 23, 2020 until 11:59 PM on April 6, 2020. More…

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Tuesday Update From Richland Public Health

25 Mar , 2020  

Four COVID-19 Cases in Richland County

Richland County, OH, March 24 – Richland Public Health has been notified of a two additional positive test results for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for residents of Richland County. This makes four positive results for Richland County. Richland Public Health is working to identify any close contacts of this resident who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

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Mansfield Police Adjust Records Request Policy

25 Mar , 2020  

The Mansfield Division of Police shared an update on Monday about how the department will be handling the release of records for the time being.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the city’s State of Emergency status, the Mansfield Division of Police Records Section has made adjustments to their operational process. These changes are being done to better assist the public with obtaining needed records during the closing of the Municipal Building. More…

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All Things Business

Ohio Chamber Shares Business Resources

24 Mar , 2020  

by Susan Tebban, Ohio Capital Journal

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the process.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce launched a Coronavirus Business Resource to serve as a hub for all the happenings during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio. This includes business regulations and pending legislation, along with support for businesses who have had to close. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Man Who Followed Lewis And Clark

24 Mar , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: Realizing that many Richland Countians are now working from home or forced to remain there due to self-quarantining or reduced travel, we are sharing stories from our archives, and adding some new ones, over the next few weeks in what we hope will be occasional diversions from coronavirus worries. This post was published by 1812Blockhouse back in early 2019:

Over the last two centuries, Richland County has produced a remarkable set of individuals who have led lives of discovery. In the nineteenth century, that included men and women who traveled west where they were engaged in the exploration of areas of the country that were not then well known to Americans.

Once such individual was Olin Dunbar Wheeler. More…

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OhioHealth Updates Advisor, Providor, And Visitor Screening

24 Mar , 2020  

As of Monday evening, OhioHealth hospitals and medical facilities, including those in Richland County, have a new screening procedure requirement.

Earlier in the day, OhioHealth shared the following:

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Schools

OSU President Drake Declares State Of Emergency

23 Mar , 2020  

In a letter to The Ohio State University community and issued on March 22, President Michael V. Drake shared the following:

Dear Ohio State Community:

As we start another extraordinary week, I write to update you on some of the important steps we are taking to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on university operations. More…

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Stay At Home Order Issued, Goes Into Effect Monday Night

23 Mar , 2020  

Coronavirus: Ohio issues stay-at-home order, only essential businesses and day cares at 6 children per room

The streets of Ohio’s cities will be much quieter Tuesday morning if the state’s businesses and residents abide by new orders issued Sunday by Gov. Mike DeWine in an effort to slow the rush of new coronavirus cases across the state.The governor and Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton issued a “stay-at-home” health order that will go into effect at 11:59 p.m.

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Local Faith Communities Reaching Congregations, Others Online

23 Mar , 2020  

Richland County’s churches and faith communities are uniquely impacted by restrictions on large assemblies suggested or required by federal and state authorities. In response to those guidelines, most in-person services have been canceled.

At the same time, many individuals are seeking the potential comfort to be gained and lessons to be learned from joining in those centers of worship at a time of great anxiety. More…

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Sports

Mansfielder Has Emergency Rescue In Alaska

22 Mar , 2020  

Musher and Mansfield native rescued from Iditarod during final stage

NOME, Alaska – Matthew Failor was one of three mushers who were rescued by helicopter during the final stretch of the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled …

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US 30 Westbound Ramp To SR 39 Northbound To Close

22 Mar , 2020  

Spring’s recent arrival means that orange barrels are sure and soon to pop up on a road near you.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has shared that the US 30 westbound ramp to SR 39 northbound will close Monday, March 23 as crews clear trees in preparation for the US 30 Major Reconstruction Project. More…

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State Parks Still Open, But Lodges Temporarily Closed

22 Mar , 2020  

The Mohican State Park Lodge is now closed.

In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) guidance, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) closed nine Ohio State Park Lodges after check-out on Thursday, March 19 to protect the health of both visitors and staff.

State park and lodge cabins, campgrounds* and day-use areas including golf courses are still open. The public is encouraged to continue visiting Ohio State Parks to hike, bike, golf, fish or just enjoy being outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to follow all COVID-19 social distancing guidelines while in the parks. More…

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Entertaining And Educating Kids During COVID-19

22 Mar , 2020  

by Marissa Marangoni, The Devil Strip

1812Blockhouse Publisher’s note: The following article was published by The Devil Strip in Akron, and is shared with our readers with permission. You will see some Akron-focused references here; we share a couple of Richland County additions at the end.

Do you find yourself suddenly working from home with a child in the house? Are you a stay-at-homer who can no longer escape to Target for an aimless stroll with your kid safely contained in a shopping cart? Are the seats at your kitchen table suddenly filled with new little bodies? Yes? Well, me too.  More…

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