All About Richland

Mansfield, England Faces Pandemic With Resolve And Sense Of Community

3 Apr , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our new relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield 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.

Across the pond, the United Kingdom is facing the coronavirus epidemic with clear resolve and a strong sense of community.

On Thursday, the current figure of those infected with the virus in the UK stood at 33,718 with a total of 2,921 deaths.

This story was posted on Thursday in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:

Nottinghamshire County Council, working alongside the seven district and borough councils, has launched Phase Two of the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub. The Hub has been designed to offer advice and support to communities over the coming weeks and is a lifeline for vulnerable people, families and residents who can’t leave their homes or who are self-isolating at home. More…

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All Things Business

AK Steel To Idle Mansfield Mill, Industry Media Site Reports

2 Apr , 2020  

In a story published on Wednesday, Argus Media reported that AK Steel is planning to idle its flat-rolled stainless steel mill in Mansfield effective April 4.

The post cites a representative of owner Cleveland-Cliffs, who shared that the decision was tied to the current conditions in the automobile industry. American car manufacturers are experencing sharp sales declines given the impact of the cornavirus health crisis at the same time that factories have temporarily ceased production. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio, Richland Census Response Rates Exceed National Average

1 Apr , 2020  

April 1 is known as “Census Day,” as it is the official reference date used for the US Census, conducted every ten years since 1790.

This year’s version will be different for a couple of important reasons.

First, this is the first federal census which has included the ability for residents to self respond not only via the mail, but also by phone and online. The form is also available in a total of 12 languages for the first time. More…


All Things Business

Tough Times On The Farm: Agriculture In The Midwest

31 Mar , 2020  

by Ruth Conniff and Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better.

Bad weather, trade wars and low prices due to oversupply all contributed to the grim economic news, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc with export markets. More…

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History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: Experience The American Revolution – Virtually

30 Mar , 2020  

With a large percentage of Richland Countians now at home, we thought we’d expand our “In Our Backyard” series with an opportunity to indulge in an interesting tour a bit further afield.

First, though, a question, particularly for you history lovers. What neighboring county is home to the site of the one of the last three open field battles of the American Revolutionary War period?

Here are a couple more clues. The battle involved troops led by a childhood friend of General George Washington, and the hero of the skirmish was the only member of Russian nobility known to have fought in America’s fight for independence.

The Battle of Olentangy took place on June 6, 1782 in the fields of Crawford County between Bucyrus, Crestline, and Galion. Furthermore, the colonial soliders reached that site by going through Richland County. That’s right — this part of Ohio has direct connections to the story of the American Revolution. More…

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All About Richland

The World Has Changed. The News Has Changed. 1812Blockhouse Is Changing.

29 Mar , 2020  

On Saturday, we launched the new Richland Coronavirus Information Page.

The last two weeks have altered the landscape in so many ways and for so many people, as Richland County’s families and businesses have coped with the unthinkable. With each new day, the ground is shaken under our collective feet and we are finding ourselves working hard to maintain our balance. More…

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More Packets To Be Ready For Pickup

28 Mar , 2020  

Remote learning continues on full throttle at Mansfield City Schools.

A second packet of 13 at-home lessons for students in pre-kindergarten through high school will be ready for pickup at each school from 8 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday, March 31, through Thursday, April 2. At the same time, parents and students are asked to return completed packets of the 10 days of homework sent home on March 16. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Newhope Welcomes New Board Member

27 Mar , 2020  

Tera Myers is the newest member of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Tera, who was appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. She has the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms. Tera was sworn in on Tuesday at the Commissioner’s Office by Commissioner Marilyn John due to unusual circumstances regarding the Coronavirus. More…


All About Richland

Renaissance Offering Creative Educational Activities Resources

26 Mar , 2020  

Note: Just updated with revised link.

As area teachers, students, and families deal with school closures and a unique way of learning for many, the Renaissance Education Department has created the “QuaRENtine Education Initiative” which will offer a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind.

The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, is designed to provide a wide range of engaging and fun theatre games, along with writing prompts and exercises, and other activities that foster collaboration, learning and creativity. Maloney, trained by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., typically conducts in-school workshops for area students, as well as educational workshops hosted by the theatre. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Police Adjust Records Request Policy

25 Mar , 2020  

The Mansfield Division of Police shared an update on Monday about how the department will be handling the release of records for the time being.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the city’s State of Emergency status, the Mansfield Division of Police Records Section has made adjustments to their operational process. These changes are being done to better assist the public with obtaining needed records during the closing of the Municipal Building. More…

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All About Richland

OhioHealth Updates Advisor, Providor, And Visitor Screening

24 Mar , 2020  

As of Monday evening, OhioHealth hospitals and medical facilities, including those in Richland County, have a new screening procedure requirement.

Earlier in the day, OhioHealth shared the following:


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All About Richland

Local Faith Communities Reaching Congregations, Others Online

23 Mar , 2020  

Richland County’s churches and faith communities are uniquely impacted by restrictions on large assemblies suggested or required by federal and state authorities. In response to those guidelines, most in-person services have been canceled.

At the same time, many individuals are seeking the potential comfort to be gained and lessons to be learned from joining in those centers of worship at a time of great anxiety. More…

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All About Richland

Entertaining And Educating Kids During COVID-19

22 Mar , 2020  

by Marissa Marangoni, The Devil Strip

1812Blockhouse Publisher’s note: The following article was published by The Devil Strip in Akron, and is shared with our readers with permission. You will see some Akron-focused references here; we share a couple of Richland County additions at the end.

Do you find yourself suddenly working from home with a child in the house? Are you a stay-at-homer who can no longer escape to Target for an aimless stroll with your kid safely contained in a shopping cart? Are the seats at your kitchen table suddenly filled with new little bodies? Yes? Well, me too.  More…

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All About Richland

Take Out & Delivery: It’s The New “In Thing” In Richland County

21 Mar , 2020  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County (and, we have to admit, reading this list really made us hungry)!

Looking to support local restaurants? Need a place to get prepared food during COVID-19? Here are the many restaurants we know of that are now offering take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery. We will do our best to keep this list up to date, but things change fast during this crisis. Please make sure to check with the businesses for updates and follow all suggested CDC guidelines. More…

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