History & Tourism

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Recognized For Marketing Excellence

17 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation, held Oct. 7 at Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark.

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum received first place RUBY awards in their budget category for their 2020 Richland Gives Digital Campaign and their 2020 Richland Gives Promotional Video, as well as second place Certificates of Excellence for their 2020 Annual Report, 2020 Membership Print Advertisement, 2020 Reopening Plan Digital Campaign, and for their Imagination Stations in the “Spirit of Community” category. Accepting the awards were Fred Boll, Executive Director; Suzanna Roemer, Museum Manager; and Shawnda Schneider, Operations Manager. Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was also a finalist in three additional categories.

Richland County’s Kingwood Center Gardens and Destination Mansfield-Richland County were also recognized at the conference.

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All About Richland

Shelby Daily Globe Wins Three Statewide Journalism Awards

8 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Society of Professional Journalists Press Release

Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters statewide, has announced its 2021 awards. There were 255 awards announced out of 580 entries submitted.

One of our fellow Richland County news publications, the Shelby Daily Globe, took home three of those honors.

The categories include large circulation print (60,000 or greater), small circulation print (fewer than 60,000), radio, television, digital media, trade organizations, freelance and college.

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All About Richland

Area Agency on Aging Receives Prestigious Aging Innovations Award

21 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has announced that its Repurposing Vacant City Lots into Affordable Housing Program recently received a 2021 Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by iN2L, provider of the leading engagement and social connection platform for seniors, offering a foundation for activities that facilitate social interaction, cognitive and physical exercise, education, reminiscing, areas of interest, and memory support engagement.

Repurposing Vacant City Lots into Affordable Housing Program, which addresses a critical need for safe and affordable housing for aging adults through an innovative development of Ritter’s Run Apartments. This program was among the top 15 of 36 local aging programs to receive honors during the n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow, July 19-22. More…

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All About Richland

Firefighter Recognized With Prestigious Training Awards

14 May , 2021  

Story by Master Sgt. Joseph Harwood, 179th Airlift Wing

Airman First Class Sophie Tridico, a member of the Fire Protection Unit at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, stepped off the bus at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 22, 2020. Tridico arrived to Basic Military Training during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as one of over 700 masked trainees. By graduation, Nov. 12, 2020, she would end up standing out amongst all of them.

Tridico not only graduated with honors, but earned the distinguished title of the “First Airman” award recipient, given only to the top BMT honor graduate.

To be recognized as an honor graduate in BMT, trainees are evaluated in a number of areas; physical fitness, living area inspections, leadership points, and the end of course exam. Typically, 10 percent of BMT trainees graduate as honor graduates. So it was no small feat to graduate number one among this elite group. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Newhope Announces CARE Award Winners

25 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Richland Newhope has announced CARE Award winners this year in four distinct categories. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Self-Advocate Award – Mitch Berger
  • Hero with Heart Award – Molly Mallory
  • Direct Service Award – Krista Grove
  • Community Partner Award – Richland Public Health

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All About Richland

NECIC Receives Prestigious Award From The Ohio State University

15 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State’s University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact.

Recipients were recognized on April 13 at “OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State”

The Community Partner Award is presented to a community agency/group/institution that demonstrates collaborative work with university faculty, students and staff, resulting in a partnership that produces positive impact in the community and at Ohio State. Nominations can come from faculty, staff, students and community organizations. The 2021 Award was made to the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) of Mansfield. More…

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All Things Business

Chamber To Host Virtual Annual Meeting; Award Winners Announced

20 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s 2021 Annual Meeting will take place Friday, March 26 from 12 PM to 1 PM via the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Brian P. McCartney will be presented with an Economic Impact Award. Brian is an optimistic entrepreneur who started an expansion and renovation project at a time when many others were hunkering down, enhancing business growth and community support.

Michael Murray & Production Design Team at Cooper Enterprises Inc will also be presented with an Economic Impact Award. At onset of COVID-19, Mike and the Production Design Team who normally work with wood products quickly adapted to plastic products and designed a whole line of protective materials to assist businesses of all sizes to quickly follow the new regulations. More…

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All About Richland

Non-Commissioned Officer Of The Year For Ohio, Region Advances To National Competition

1 Mar , 2021  

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Leitz wins Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for Ohio and Regional level, advances to national competition.

Special to 1812Blockhouse

By Airman Grace Riegel, 179th Airlift Wing

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Leitz, a squad leader with the 179th Security Forces Squadron, was awarded Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the state of Ohio on January 9. Next, Leitz won the regional level of competition and will be advancing to the national level.

“I received a call today from Maj. Gen. James Camp” Leitz said, “He let me know that I had been selected as the winner at the regional level. It was pretty awesome that he called me personally to let me know. He told me this is the kind of thing that can really change your career path and that he was very proud to have an Ohioan moving on to represent us at the National Guard Bureau.” More…

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All Things Business

Virtual Small Business Of The Year Awards Presentation Held

17 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The presentation may have been different this year, but the message was the same: Richland County is home to many successful, creative, and resilient small businesses.

Many of these were honored on Wednesday morning during Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development’s Small Business Awards Presentation.

Chamber President and CEO Jodie Perry took Facebook Live attendees through a look at this year’s semi-finalists, and then announced this year’s award winners.

Before doing so, Perry reflected on the fact that she grew up in a family business. “I realize just what an incredible experience it was,” she said, sharing that there were many lessons learned. More…

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All Things Business

Chamber Small Business Awards To Be Broadcast Virtually

6 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Board of Directors and Small Business of the Year Committee of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development will soon be honoring and celebrating all small businesses and naming their 2020 Small Business of the Year recipients.

The event will be held live from the DRM Productions studio on the Chamber’s Facebook page on December 16 from 12:00-1:00 PM as the winners of the Small Business of the Year are announced.

Each Finalist will be featured in a short video highlighting their business, sponsored by Mechanics Bank. There is no fee and no need to register. The livestream event can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/richlandareachamber. More…

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All About Richland

Tenison Named Richland SWCD Volunteer Of The Year

24 Nov , 2020  

At the recent Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Annual Celebration, Denise Tenison was announced as the Richland SWCD 2020 Volunteer of the Year.

Denise is a long-time volunteer with Richland SWCD. She is a Precipitation, Lake and Stream Monitor Volunteer. Born in Mansfield, she and her husband of 34 years, Denny, live outside Lexington not far from Clear Fork Reservoir and have two adult children.

Prior to 1998, Denise conducted lake monitoring for the District while on Clear Fork Reservoir. She resumed volunteering again for the District in 2015. She has been joined by her husband, Denny, and her daughter Christina, on her volunteer activities; she and Denny now kayak out to two sites on the Clear Fork to collect data twice a month. More…

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All About Richland

Eisenhauers Receive Cooperator Of The Year Award

17 Nov , 2020  

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…

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Schools

Mansfield Schools Win United Way Award

6 Nov , 2020  

Every year, the staff at Mansfield City Schools participate in the United Way giving campaign.

The district benefits greatly from this campaign through the multiple programs that United Way of Richland County supports, many of which provide services to MCS students and their families. Last year, the staff raised $9,754.40. This was the largest increase in funding from the previous year for all school districts in Richland County. This led to MCS being the recipient of the Gopher Award.

Last week Stan Jefferson, Superintendent, accepted the award alongside Dr. Holly Christie, Director of Student Support. More…

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History & Tourism

Raining More RUBYs For Richland

14 Oct , 2020  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Destination Mansfield – Richland County win Ohio awards

The Ohio Travel Association (OTA) produces the RUBY Awards for one reason and one reason only – to provide their members with the opportunity to showcase their value to their communities. In 2020, the OTA awards team threw out the drawing board, reshaped the awards program to fit the times and demonstrate the importance and impact of Ohio’s travel industry during this time. And two local entries won awards: Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Destination Mansfield-Richland County.

“Excellent resides in Richland County,” says Lee Tasseff, Destination Mansfield –Richland County President. “And every day that excellence is leveraged into positive attention, an influx of money to the area, and for its residents, a better quality of life.” More…

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Schools

OSUM Announces 2020 Homecoming Court

6 Oct , 2020  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is pleased to announce members of the 2020 Homecoming Court. The students were chosen by a panel of faculty and staff for characteristics such as campus and community involvement, volunteer work, academic performance and Buckeye spirit. Ohio State at Mansfield students will select the 2020 Royalty by voting October 5-7. More…

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