St. Peters Grad Named All-Academic NCAA Division I Track Athlete

19 Jul , 2020  

By: Eastern Michigan University; 1812Blockhouse

Four Eastern Michigan University women’s track & field student-athletes were recently named All-Academic Athletes for the 2020 NCAA Division I Track and Field season Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Criteria for earning All-Academic Athlete status included a minimum grade point average of 3.25, having completed at least two semesters at the institution and have finished in the top 96 on the NCAA Division I descending order list in any championship individual event during the 2019-20 indoor season. EMU’s four honorees rank second in the Mid-American Conference, trailing only Akron (5). Overall, 20 MAC student-athletes garnered the prestigious honor. More…

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ODNR Now Accepting Nominations For Natural Resources Hall Of Fame

7 Jun , 2020  

Do you know someone who has made it their life’s work to improve the quality of life in Ohio through their love and dedication to our state’s natural resources? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is now accepting nominations for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame.

For more than 50 years, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has been the state’s top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education, or scientific achievement. More…


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Mueller Recognized With Highest OSU Staff Recognition

28 May , 2020  

The Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honor individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.
Thirteen recipients have been awarded during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial, which celebrates all that the people of Ohio State have accomplished and all that is yet to come.

Nominees are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations. More…

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Little Buckeye Wins Ohio Museums Award For Imagination District

24 May , 2020  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was recently announced the winner of the Ohio Museums Association (OMA) 2019 Institutional Award of Achievement for Best Community Project for the “Imagination District.”

The OMA Awards program is an annual celebration of the outstanding achievement of Ohio museums in visual communications, individual and institutional achievement, and the tireless work museum professionals undertake to help advance Ohio’s museum community both locally, and on a national level. Winners will be recognized during the Annual OMA Awards Program Ceremony, which will take place Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m., as the kick-off event for the 2020 Ohio Museums Association Virtual Conference. More…

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City Of Shelby Recieves Safety Award, Mayor Announces

5 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; American Municipal Power

At Monday evening’s meeting of Shelby City Council, Mayor Steven Schag has a bit of good news to share with those gathered.

The meeting in question was held in-person as one of the only public meetings in the area that have continued to be held in that manner. The April 20 meeting of Council was also held in that manner.

In his comments, Schag told members that the City of Shelby had received recognition from American Municipal Power (AMP) for safety levels at the City’s electric transmission facilities. More…

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Daughter Of 179th Group Commander Receives National Honor

12 Apr , 2020  

Kristina Lee, daughter of Col. Andrew Lee, M.D., Medical Group Commander of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, was recently announced as the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award recipient representing the National Guard.

Operation Homefront, serving America’s military families® since 2002, announced the seven recipients of the esteemed 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award, the nation’s premier recognition of the outstanding achievements of our military children. More…

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Richland Newhope Seeks Award Nominations

8 Feb , 2020  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE awards. The awards offer the opportunity to recognize outstanding direct service professionals and others in our community who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

The name CARE is an acronym for the award categories: More…


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Finalists Announced For Women’s Excellence Award

11 Jan , 2020  

Michele Gorman

The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development has announced the three Richland County women selected as finalists for the 2020 ATHENA Award. The Award, which is sponsored by Richland Bank, will be handed out at the Chamber Annual Meeting & Dinner on January 30.

“The ATHENA award is an internationally recognized brand whose recipients are honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills,” said Jodie Perry, CEO of the Chamber. More…



Annual Ohio School Performance Awards Announced; Local Schools Recognized

11 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, the Ohio Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria recognized 63 districts, 436 schools and 12 Career-Technical Planning Districts for achieving high performance, outstanding progress and momentum for students across Ohio.

The recognition included multiple Richland County schools: More…


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Soil And Water Conservation District Celebrates

10 Nov , 2019  

Conservation was celebrated in Richland County at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Annual Celebration held on Thursday, November 7. The evening included a buffet dinner catered by The Vault and the public election to elect one board supervisor. Fred Cooke was re-elected to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020, and will join other current Board Supervisors Brian Alt, Aaron Dearth, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum. More…

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History & Tourism

Raining RUBYs For Richland

19 Oct , 2019  

Representatives from Destination Mansfield – Richland County and Little Buckeye Children’s Museum attended the Ohio Conference on Travel in West Chester, October 16-18. They joined other travel industry leaders to discuss travel trends and opportunities, as well as to hear from national experts. During the educational conference, local tourism marketing shined brightly with awards received by both local groups. More…

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Women’s Fund Seeks Nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Award

10 Sep , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation has announced that the Women’s Fund is accepting nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Volunteer Community Service Award. The award, given each November, celebrates and honors women leaders who devote a significant amount of time and energy in a meaningful way to local charitable organizations. A nomination form is available at and is due by Friday, October 4. More…

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Area Agency On Aging Dining Program Wins National Award

14 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. announces that the Campus Dining Program recently received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with a 2019 Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by WellCare Health Plans. Campus Dining Program was among the top 16 of 48 local aging programs to receive honors during the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow, July 27-31, New Orleans. More…


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ODNR Seeks Nominations for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame

6 Jun , 2019  

Nominations are now being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

For more than 50 years, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has been the state’s top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education or scientific achievement. More…