By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Richland County residents and businesses are certainly impacted by the availability of quality airline service in greater Columbus and Cleveland. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) recently reviewed how that availability changed during calendar year 2022.
According to the CRAA, upward momentum continued in 2022 with an estimated 7.75 million passengers traveling through John Glenn Columbus International (CMH) and the Rickenbacker Passenger Terminal (LCK), a 27% increase over 2021 representing 87% of 2019’s record-breaking passenger activity.
Passenger air service also grew with CMH and LCK now offering nonstop flights to 50 destinations, more than prior to the pandemic.More…
By 1812Blockhouse, ODNR
Bald eagle nesting activity increases in the winter months, providing an excellent opportunity to watch these majestic raptors hunt, improve nests, and establish territory, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s bald eagles begin courtship and pair bonding in January, and that combined with an absence of vegetation makes this one of the best times to view them.
Ohio’s bald eagle population has increased dramatically in recent years, with an estimated 824 nesting pairs statewide in 2022. Look for eagles near their preferred aquatic habitats such as rivers, wetlands, and frozen lakes, or occasionally sitting in open fields. An eagle’s large size, dark-colored plumage, and impressive wingspan are easy to spot against snow and ice.
“The recent success of Ohio’s bald eagles is owed in a big way to improvements in the state’s water quality and habitat availability,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Expanding wildlife areas and Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio program to restore wetlands provides eagles with additional space to nest and raise their young. The bald eagle’s recovery is an example of how wildlife and habitats benefit when the state, conservation partners, and individuals work together.”More…
With our Richland Roots series, we share stories of those from the area who led interesting lives that contributed to a wider community.
Edward Wilkinson was an American naturalist and museum curator born in 1846 in Mansfield.
Wilkinson’s early career was as a sheetmetal worker, but he had a strong interest in natural history from a young age. He fought in the American Civil War, and after returning to his occupation he had the opportunity to visit Mexico and join his brother who was a mining engineer there.More…
Attention all budding archeologists!
The Johnny Appleseed Group Chapter of The Archaeology Society of Ohio is inviting you to attend a special-series event. On consecutive Saturdays, February 11 and 18, a beloved North Central Ohio teacher will present a class on “Field Archaeology for Beginners and Intermediates.”
Archaeology is the study of the human past using material remains, such as artifacts and features
The class will be held at the Gorman Nature Center located at 2295 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44906 and will take place from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. This 2-part class will focus on the “who, what, where, when and how” of field collecting for arrowheads and other ancient artifacts.More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
The Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet Franciscans) announced Sister Bernard Marie Campbell, OSF, was called home to Christ early Wednesday morning. She was 97 years old. She had been in failing health and died peacefully in her sleep.
“St. Peter’s was blessed to have Sister Bernie as a part of the St. Peter’s parish and school community for six decades,” said Fr. John Miller, pastor of St. Peter Parish. “Her love of Christ showed daily through her vocation as a Sister of St. Francis and in her classroom as a teacher. Her legacy will continue to live on here for many years.”
Sister Bernard Marie Campbell was born on September 7, 1925, in Joliet, Illinois, to Bernard and Evelyn (Baskerville) Campbell. She was the oldest of four, a sister, Patricia, and two brothers, Tom and Robert Campbell.More…
Much has been written and will continue to be written about the extremely large investment being made in northwest Licking County by Intel. We have written about the ramifications of this development often in the year since that announcement was made.
The initial investment is more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading edge chip factories, designed to help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors.
As the largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history, the initial phase of the project is expected to create 3,000 Intel jobs, 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build, and support tens of thousands of additional local long-term jobs across a broad ecosystem of suppliers and partners.More…
By 1812Blockhouse, OSUM
Selections from The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s permanent art collection will be on view at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery on the OSUM campus through Wednesday, March 8.
The collection arrived in the early 1990s as a donation from Marion and Wynn Goodman of Mansfield. It includes beautiful works the Goodmans acquired during their frequent trips to Mexico by notable artists such as David Alfaro Siquieros, Pedro Friedeberg, Tina Villanueva, Jose Luis Cuevas, and Trinidad Osorio.
The Gallery is open during the following hours:More…
By 1812Blockhouse; ODNR
If you had plans to plant pear trees in the near future, you had best heed the latest news from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
If you already have Callery pear trees on your property, however, you can control or remove them. There is at least one Richland County property owner who may have that challenge; there may well be more.
According to ODNR, it is now illegal to sell, grow, or plant Callery pear (also known as Bradford pear) in Ohio because of its invasive qualities and likelihood to cause economic or environmental harm. There is no requirement for the removal of existing plants, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry encourages control and removal to benefit native forest ecosystems.
This action has been phased in over some time.More…
Those centers of learning include two community colleges, including one here in Richland County. North Central State College and Marion Technical College provide excellent learning opportunities which are also affordable.
Now, that excellence has been recognized with the heads of both of those institutions being nominated for the CEO of the Year Award from the American Association of Community Colleges.
This award is party of the 2023 Awards of Excellence to be made by the AACC, awards which underscore the association’s priorities and brings national visibility to promising practices among its member colleges.More…