Schools, Shelby

Shelby Schools Boost Social Media Presence

23 Feb , 2020  

It's even more cool to be a Whippet these days. In the past few weeks, Shelby City Schools has been updating and expanding its social media footprint. This includes both general posts from the school district as well as those from its athletic department. The change is part of a coordinated effort by Shelby Schools to maximize communication with parents and the community. The following description of the changes appear on the district website: Read More

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All About Richland

Lake Erie Protection Plan Released; Richland County Impacted

23 Feb , 2020  

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region. Read More

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All About Richland

The Sweet Smell Of Maple In The Air

22 Feb , 2020  

It’s almost time for the annual Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival. This event, which has been held continuously since 1977, always occurs on the first two weekends in March. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park. The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. Read More

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All About Richland

Free Civilian Attack Response Course Offered

21 Feb , 2020  

Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. Read More

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History & Tourism

Richland County Tourism Destinations Offering New Experiences In 2020

20 Feb , 2020  

Richland County already has an amazing lineup of tourism and visitor destinations, and several of those attractions are introducing exciting new experiences this year. Whether you have visited these places before or haven’t yet, put them on your list of 2020 Must Visit Locations. Garden Gateway at Kingwood Center Gardens The new Garden Gateway will transform the visitor experience at the historic garden estate of Kingwood Center Gardens. The Garden Gateway will feature an auto garden, a visitor center, and updated garden areas. Read More

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All Things Business

Two Ribbon Cuttings In One Day!

19 Feb , 2020  

The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce held two ribbon cuttings on Tuesday, which is a hopeful sign for continued business growth in 2020. In the morning, a celebration with ribbon cutting was held in Ontario at the new Shelter Insurance office, which is helmed by Owner/Agent Scott Merrick. This is the first office for Shelter Insurance in our area, though they have been operating in Ohio since 2018. The agency is located at 2072 Walker Lake Road, between Panera Bread and Firenza Pizza, in Ontario. Read More

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All About Richland

Assistance Available For Ohio, Richland County Wetlands

18 Feb , 2020  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages people and groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, the NRCS will invest in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes and other groups protect these valuable lands. Efforts will be focused on restoring previously drained agricultural lands and protecting the restored wetlands with easements. Landowners are financially compensated for enrolling their land in easements. Read More

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1812Blockhouse

Be The Cool Kid On The Block!

17 Feb , 2020  

Over three years ago, we here at 1812Blockhouse set out to create something brand new -- a place for you, our readers, to find the most information possible about this place that you call home. How did we go about doing that? For starters, we made the decision to only include news and information about Richland County and Richland Countians. Clicking on headlines to discover if they have local relevance isn’t needed on 1812Blockhouse. Ever. Read More

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History & Tourism

A Presidents’ Day Tale: John Kennedy Comes To Richland County

16 Feb , 2020  

In a special edition of our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series, and in honor of President’s Day, we look at the visit of a US presidential candidate that took place 60 years ago. On September 27, 1960, with just about 6 weeks left to go before Election Day, Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts visited the Richland County Courthouse in Mansfield to give a speech and give voters a chance to size him up. As a part of the famous Kennedy family he was already well-known, but being able to see him in person would allow Richland Countians to evaluate him as a possible President of the United States. Read More

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All Things Business, Bellville

All Things Bellville

15 Feb , 2020  

Two Bellville stories to share today. Ribbon Cutting Held For Long-Time Bellville Business On Thursday morning, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jackson Well Services. The company, which has been part of the Bellville community for three generations, opened a new and improved facility at 1201 Mill Road. Read More

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All About Richland

Saturday Is Family Friendly Bird Day

14 Feb , 2020  

This Saturday, Gorman Nature Center (GNC) in Mansfield is offering a Family Friendly Bird Day full of activities to engage and excite kids and adults alike. This is a great wintertime opportunity to connect with nature! Here are the planned activities: Read More

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All About Richland

Rock Of Ages Ready To Rock The Ren

13 Feb , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will present Broadway’s biggest celebration of the music of the ’80s on March 7-8 and 14-15, with its production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series. Directed by Michael Thomas with Music Direction by Kelley Knowlton, Rock of Ages turns the volume up to 10 with some of the '80s greatest rock tunes. Hear songs by Journey, Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar, Asia and many more, while reliving the 80’s at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary ‘Stacee Jaxx’ returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Work Of Art: Mansfield Art Center Releases 2020 Exhibition Schedule

12 Feb , 2020  

Contemporary Selections from the Roy Gottlieb Collection,” a multi-media exhibition in the Foundation Gallery and the Upper Gallery, will kick off the first of a very impressive lineup for the 2020 Exhibition Series at the Mansfield Art Center. Dr. Roy Gottlieb, a collector for many years, has curated this exhibition to represent primarily Central Ohio Artists from the past thirty years. Read More

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All About Richland

A Sweet Surprise

11 Feb , 2020  

From 1812Blockhouse's Kristina Krueger: Snow was in the Sunday evening forecast, so in the afternoon I headed to the B & O Trail to get in some exercise before the flakes came. The trail is beautiful no matter what time of year. Without all the color of the other 3 seasons, winter offers its bright white and glinty, silvery ice. I want to call it a "winter wonderland," but that name belongs to Christmas, a holiday that is now long past. Read More

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