All Things Business

Avita Ontario South Opens Today

20 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System has announced that Avita Ontario South Campus will open Friday in the former Sears building at 600 Richland Mall, Ontario.

The facility will feature a walk-in clinic, medical offices, a dietitian office, x-ray, and lab draw stations. The Avita Walk-In Clinic will be the first to move into the new facility and will open their doors Friday, Jan. 20 at 8:00am.

“Renovating the former Sears building allows us to add new providers and bring some of our off-site medical offices, pharmacy, and walk-in clinic together in one convenient location,” said Kim Winkle, Vice President of Operations, Avita Health System.

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Schools

Great Timing: As Interest Grows In Mansfield Schools, OHSAA Recognizes An Esports State Tournament

19 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Gamers know well that timing is the key. Moves have to be made at just the right moment to score the maximum number of points or to defeat the monster in a “boss battle.”

Speaking of timing, at the same time that Mansfield City Schools is looking to create an esports experience for high school and possible middle school aged youth, the official association for high school sports in Ohio is making a major step in recognizing esports.

At a recent meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education, and as we shared in a post on January 17, the high school has seen the creation of an esports club and “…has had an overwhelming response and interest from middle school and high school students.” Our article continued, “This is an extra-curricular activity that appeals to a wide range of students, and for many their first extra-curricular interest. Mr. Boller sited several districts in the area that offer E-Sports and hopes to develop competitions between our area schools.”

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All About Richland

Pinocchio At The Ren

18 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2022-23 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 PM.

The performance features an original script by Michael Thomas in an engaging adaptation of  “Pinocchio” that features audience participation, and interactive storytelling performed by local actors and live musicians from the Mansfield Symphony

Teddy Bear concerts take place at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 venue with audience members sitting in close proximity to the performers. Geared to children ages 2 through 10, each Teddy Bear concert offers an interactive element as well as a relaxed environment. Small audience sizes, lights up, and low sound levels as well as safe sensory spaces allow audience members with autism and other sensory-processing issues to be accommodated at this performance.

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Shelby

Shelby Library Celebrating 125 Years Of Service With Book Fair

18 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

What better way for a library to celebrate a century-plus of service to the community than by holding a book fair?

That’s what is on offer on January 28 as the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby opens its doors to authors and guests alike. From 9 AM to 2 PM, there will be multiple authors on hand selling their books, with many of them offering talk sessions as well.

Currently, participating authors include Aileen Stewart, Andrea Alt, Kate Church, Dr. Jillian Scudder, David Meyers and Elise Meyers, Scott Longert, Mark Darden, and Beth Stafford. The general schedule of events is as follows:

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Schools

Principal Talks About Possible New Clubs At Mansfield Senior

17 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mansfield City Schools held on January 10, the Board heard a presentation by Mansfield Senior High School Principal Robert McQuate.

McQuate updated the Board on several aspects of the operations at Mansfield Senior. According to the District, this is what was shared:

Mr. McQuate addressed the board with an update regarding attendance and how they are trying to address the issue. He also shared that they are working with at-risk students, trying to identify what factors (attendance, academics or behavior) are putting the student at-risk and trying to focus on improvement in that specific area.

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All Things Business

Thrift Store Chain With Multiple Ohio Locations Announces It Is Coming To Mansfield

16 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many locals were surprised when a retail chain made a bold – and large – announcement on its Facebook page last week.

Ohio Thrift Stores announced “Here We Grow Again!!! MANSFIELD COMING SOON!!” No details were shared.

According to its website, “Ohio Thrift is a for-profit organization that has been serving Central Ohio since the late ’80s. Our dedication to providing quality goods and services has enabled us to be a leader in our industry.

Ohio Thrift obtains its merchandise from non-profit organizations, brokers, liquidations, and buy-outs. We also buy directly from manufacturers, which allows us to offer the best prices and discounts to the public.”

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All About Richland

County Engineer Lists 2023 Projects; Looks Ahead Two Years

15 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

It is that time of year when all hopeful eyes are set on warmer weather. At the same time, this is the season when contractors can take a breather, and engineers are busy planning the year’s projects.

Such has been the case in the office of Richland County Engineer Adam Gove. Gove, who has now been in his position for over six years, heads an office which has responsibility for 347 miles of public roadway and 359 bridges. New construction is certainly included, but importantly so is regular maintenance and repair.

The Engineer’s Office has set out its 2023 plan of action, as it were, in the form of a list of anticipated projects and an accompanying map. This year’s project list includes:

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All Things Business

Just How Big Will The Intel Impact Be? How About A New Columbus Airport?

14 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Much has been written about the potential and transformative impact of Intel’s planned investment in silicon chip manufacturing in Ohio.

Local governments, school districts, businesses, commuters, and residents have been speculating and planning. Not only does that include New Albany and Licking County, but other nearby locations – likely including Richland County, the southern part of which is within the one hour commute radius.

On Thursday, a contributor to the social media site Reddit shared bullet points from a press conference given by a business developer with MA Design. The list, if even remotely accurate, suggests that the impact will be even bigger than anticipated.

These were some of the specific items mentioned:

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All About Richland

January In Richland County

13 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us and many of us are creating New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists for the start of a brand-new year full of possibilities.

Need bucket list of ideas? Consider reserving a seat for the next Prohibition at the Caverns? Enjoy an 8-course fine dining experience in the historic Caverns located at Hudson & Essex for an unparalleled dining experience. Don’t forget the Historic Ohio State Reformatory also offers overnight paranormal investigations throughout the year. Explore one of the most haunted prisons in the world on a public Ghost Hunt for a night like no other. You can view our calendar or contact the prison for more information.

For those that love all things quirky, the Mansfield Memorial Museum has you covered. Pop in and say hello to Elektro, the walking, talking robot made in Mansfield by Westinghouse for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. While you’re there, check out the newly opened Frank P. Lahm Aviation Museum to learn about the Brigadier General and more local history. The collection features artifacts ranging from film to uniforms dating from 1852 through today.

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Schools

All Things “Block O”

12 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Living in a community in the network of campuses of The Ohio State University, many Richland Countians are rabid supporters of Buckeye sports.

One tradition commonly associated with Buckeye football is ‘Block O,” a student organization at OSU that serves as the official cheering section. Founded in 1938, Block O has grown to become the largest student organization on the campus of the Ohio State University.

Block O is perhaps best known for occupying a section of seating at Ohio Stadium during home football games, leading cheers, and making designs using cards. A bit over 2,000 tickets are allotted to students to sit in this area; Block O itself has over 2,500 student members.

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