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Free Book Program for Children Is Now Available In Ashland And Richland Counties

18 Nov , 2020  

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…

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Welcome Back, Little Buckeye

29 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has announced they will be reopening their doors to Members on Thursday, October 8.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has been committed to reopening at an appropriate time and in a manner that ensures the safety of their team members and their guests. Little Buckeye is deeply aware of the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment. As such, they have developed a detailed and comprehensive Reopening Plan that expands on their reputation as a clean, safe, and fun museum and is closely aligned with the reopening protocols set forth by Ohio Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio Guidelines.

The Museum will initially reopen to members only and will work towards opening to the general public at limited capacity. To manage capacity, admission will require a timed reservation. Visitors will be able to reserve their admission online starting Monday, September 28. Museum members will continue to enjoy free admission but must reserve admission in advance online. More…

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Immunizations For Children By Appointment

30 Jul , 2020  

Richland Public Health has begun taking appointments immediately for immunizations for children age 0 to 18. The appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Appointment slots will be available Monday through Thursday beginning on August 3.

Call 419-774-4700 to make an appointment. When making an appointment, a working call back number will be required. Public Health Nurses will call prior to your appointment to verify information about your child to speed the process on arrival. Please have your child(ren)’s immunization records available during the call. All immunizations will be given in the Corley Room (back parking lot, lower level) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Friendly House Seeks Survey Submissions

3 May , 2020  

The folks at Mansfield’s Friendly House are in the process of evaluating options for programming through the remainder of 2020.

To accomplish that end, they are requesting those that use and support the facility to fill out a survey that looks at summer programs, including the Hidden Hollow Day Camp and Happy Hallow Day Camp.

According to Friendly House, the CDC is working on guidelines for release this month that will focus specifically on day and overnight camps nationwide. The goal locally is to take that guidance and to development programs that are safe and enjoyable. More…

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Free Child ID Kit Available

19 Feb , 2020  

The annual Child Safety Identification Program “Safe Surfin” will be held at the Center Court at Richland Mall on February 22, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is hosted by the City of Mansfield in collaboration with the Lexington Moose Lodge #2511, and will include representatives from the 179th Air National Guard Unit, the Mansfield Correctional Institute, and local and federal law enforcement agencies. More…

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Grants To Fund Child Care Includes Area Recipient

30 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced on Wednesday the recipients of nine grants totaling more than $6.2 million to grow the number of publicly funded child care providers and improve the quality of existing providers.

One of those funded undertakes work in Richland County. More…

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New Beauty Salon Exhibit At Little Buckeye

21 Sep , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum is excited to announce the grand-opening of their new Studio 19 Beauty Salon Exhibit. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 25, at 11:00 AM at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum in downtown Mansfield. The public is welcome to attend for a first look at this fun exhibit remodel. More…

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Student Summer Food Program Continues

20 Jun , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education recently announced their continued efforts in sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, which provides children with free, healthy meals during the summer break – including here in Richland County. More…

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Family Discount Deal Makes Visiting Richland County Attractions Kid-tastic!

30 Mar , 2019  

When it comes to traveling with your kids, we know you need to make the most out of your time and your budget. With kid-pleasing eats and family-friendly hotels, your family will love a weekend away in Richland County. Now you can stretch your vacation budget even further and save over 25% on admission to four family attractions. From May to September, you can purchase the Family Discount Deal: a weekend’s worth of fun for only $49. More…

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Resource Available To Find Child Care Providers

14 Aug , 2018  

With many children heading back to school this month, the Ohio Department of Job and Famly Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) remind parents to visit ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov when searching for before- and after-school care for their children.

Families can search for child care providers by county, city, zip code, program type and Step Up To Quality rating. Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s five-star tiered quality rating and improvement system, which recognizes programs that exceed minimum health and safety standards and promote children’s learning and development. More…

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Free, Healthy Meals Available For Children This Summer

6 Jun , 2018  

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals – including here in Richland County.

It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat or use the Department’s mobile app for meal times and locations. The Ohio Department of Education Mobile App is available free of charge in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, search Ohio Department of Education. More…

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Library And Kingwood Team For StoryWalk

6 May , 2018  

The Mansfield/Richland Public Library and Kingwood Center Gardens are bringing local families a StoryWalk as part of Free National Public Garden Day.

The event will take place from 9 AM to 4 PM on Friday, May 11 at Kingwood. More…

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Popular Children’s Illustrator Coming To Town

1 May , 2018  

How does he do it? How does book illustrator Will Hillenbrand bring magic to the pages of books for children?

Find out first hand next week as the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library presents “An Evening With Will Hillenbrand” at the Main Library in downtown Mansfield. More…

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Safe Surfin’ Program Coming To Richland Mall

15 Feb , 2018  

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – that their child might get lost or even abducted. Yet each day in America, 2,000 children are reported missing.

That’s a scenario that several Richland County police departments and other authorities do not want to see happen. They have combined to offer a Safe Surfin’ Child ID Kit event at Richland Mall in Ontario on Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More…

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Wednesday Is Kid’s Day At The Farmers Market

1 Aug , 2017  

The North End Farmers Market is a part of NECIC’s North End Local Foods Initiative (NELFI). Established in 2014, it focuses on providing fresh, healthy food for North End residents, as well as boosting the local economy by helping North End residents launch their own small market business. More…

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