Many people in Richland County would agree — the best start to the Christmas season is an early visit to the Kleerview Christmas Tree Farm, for 39 years one of north central Ohio’s premier destinations for decorating your house in holiday finery.
This year is no different. Kleerview opens Monday during Thanksgiving week and will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday as well from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. After being closed on Thanksgiving, it will open again on Friday at 9:00 AM, and then until Christmas it will be open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends. More…
Parents, guardians and caregivers in Ashland and Richland Counties can now register children, ages birth to five, to receive a free book every month through a partnership with Easterseals, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Ohio Governor’s Office.
Leaders from Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio met with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine about efforts to expand the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) Program statewide. Leaders from Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio, an affiliate of the OGIL Program sponsoring Ashland, Hocking, Gallia, Jackson, Pike, Richland, Scioto, Vinton and Meigs were happy to announce that the OGIL Program is now active in all 88 Ohio counties. More…
In the end, two days before the “target” date Governor Mike DeWine set to review conditions for what might have been an order closing certain sectors of economic activity to try and stem the pandemic, the Governor moved in a slightly different direction.
Instead of a “shutdown,” a “slowdown” is being ordered, according to Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted.
The slowdown will come in the form of a curfew beginning this Thursday, November 19. During these curfew periods, which will begin at 10:00 PM each night and last until 5:00 AM the following morning, Ohioans are asked to stay indoors while businesses are asked to close their doors. More…
An ordinance authorizing the City of Mansfield to enter into a lease agreement with Niss Aviation for Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services at Lahm Airport was approved Tuesday night by Mansfield City Council.
The lease is a component part of actions that will see the company invest $2 million into the facility to create a “fuel farm,” build a new hangar, and provide professional staff in the Lahm Airport terminal.
Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer, Eisenhauer Family Farm were recently recognized as the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District Cooperator of the Year at the District’s Annual Celebration.
The Eisenhauers’ dedication to numerous conservation practices serve to protect and preserve Richland County’s natural resources. Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer have been committed to agriculture and conservation their entire lives. They both grew up in agriculture families and have passed along their passion and dedication for agriculture and soil and water conservation along to their daughters.
The Eisenhauer Family Farm started with bare ground in 2003. More…
The Richland County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is seeking to make connections between information, support, and those people who have friends and family with mental health conditions.
To this end, NAMI is presenting “Family & Friends,” a free 90 minute seminar that puts those pieces together.
According to NAMI, “Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.” More…
The Walpark Building at 13 Park Avenue West occupies a unique location in the history of Mansfield.
In 1858, the City of Mansfield – which had become a city from a village just a year earlier – erected a City Hall and market building at the southeast corner of Market (now Park Avenue West) and Walnut Streets. The lot was purchased for $1,500 (an amount which the City actually had to borrow), and the structure cost some $10,000 to construct.
In 1922, the former City Hall was sold to the Walpark Building Company for the sum of $87,000. More…
Richland Gives, an annual online period of local giving, begins on Monday at 7:00 AM.
Richland Gives is designed to encourage everyone to support local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform and website. The Richland County Foundation is hosting the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger. More…
The Ohio State University and its regional campuses are seeing COVID-19 numbers increase dramatically in a way that mirrors the rest of Ohio.
In fact, according to the OSU Office of Student Life, daily student positivity rates have quadrupled in the last two or three weeks. On one Tuesday, 141 positive cases were reported.
With this increase as a backdrop, OSU President Kristina M. Johnson has issued a letter addressed to The Ohio State University community. In it, she reviews current pandemic statistics for the State of Ohio, and then provides three pieces of immediate guidance while also discussing the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and winter break. More…
One of the first holiday traditions in Richland County begins this Friday.
It’s the annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center. This showcase of fine arts and crafts is now in its 51st edition.
As shared by the MAC, “From the stunning art in the upper and lower galleries to the special gift selections in the gallery shop, Holiday Fair attendees always enjoy a wide variety of unique and one of a kind offerings. Our art center proudly supports local & Ohio artists, featuring hand blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, functional ceramics, exquisite wood turnings, paintings, photography and more, at all price points.” More…
Richland County Restaurant Week is here, with local eateries providing both great food and exceptional deals.
Following is a list of participating restaurants and offers from each:
Athena Greek Restaurant – Buy 3 gyros get one free
DLX | Dan Lew Exchange – Buy a $15 gift card and get a $15 gift card for free (some restrictions may apply)
Der Dutchman – $5.00 off a $30.00 or more purchase (not valid with any other promo or on gift card purchases)
By ODOT District Three, 1812Blockhouse
While road projects are winding down for the year, some are continuing into late fall. ODOT District Three 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 November 15. More…
Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our relationship with the Mansfield, Ashfield,and Warsop News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond.
Great minds think alike, they say.
Like their sister city businesses in the United States, the small businesses of Mansfield, England are seeing local governments and institutions mobilize to provide financial support during a period of serious spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases.
England is in the midst of a second lockdown after the country hit the one million mark in COVID cases.
Saying “We must act now to contain the autumn surge,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced measures that include the closing of restaurants, pubs, and non-essential businesses, as well as restrictions on outdoor excursions. Citizens may leave their homes for specific reasons only, including education, shopping for food, work if it cannot be done remotely, or for health and exercise. More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum is responding to meet the needs of the families and children in our community– despite the challenges brought onto them by the COVID-19 pandemic– through their award-winning Buckeye Bag program, and the development of the highly-anticipated Imagination District.
“We have worked tirelessly to adapt to this new world by pivoting our priorities and reducing our costs at every opportunity. We have a clear goal in making the Imagination District a reality, and we are pleased to say that construction is currently underway,” says Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Executive Director, Fred Boll, “But we do need help in bridging that financial gap.”
Richland Gives, an online day of giving hosted by the Richland County Foundation, is set for Tuesday, December 1 from 7 AM to 7 PM. This day, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is also known as GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement aimed at unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. More…
By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
Ohioans have long been able to track the spread of COVID-19 in their respective counties.
Now, they can find even more specific information about COVID-19 spread in their own zip code.
The Ohio Department of Health recently debuted its “Cases by Zip Code” dashboard, available online here. Users can search by individual zip code and filter the data by time period (cumulative, last two weeks or last 30 days). More…