Schools

Richland County Schools Receive Over A Half Million Dollars In Safety And Security Grants

5 Feb , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse; Office of Governor DeWine news release

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that more than 900 additional schools will receive state funding support for physical safety and security upgrades as part of the latest round of Ohio’s K-12 School Safety Grant Program.  

Governor DeWine made the announcement Thurssday morning while visiting Lakewood High School in Cuyahoga County, which is one of 945 schools that will receive a combined $68 million in grants as part of the fourth round of the program. A fifth round of funding will be announced in coming weeks. 

A total of 11 Richland County schools received $589,627 in funding.

A total of $112 million was allocated for the fourth and fifth rounds of the grant program by the Ohio General Assembly as part of House Bill 45, which was signed by Governor DeWine last month. The investment more than doubles the initial allotment of of $105 million for the program provided by Ohio’s operating budget and the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Mansfield Police Receive Technology Grant

23 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Office of Governor DeWine News Release

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Friday that 13 local law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $9.1 million to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime in their communities.

The Mansfield Division of Police was one of those receiving funds.

The grants represent the 11th round of the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. To date, Governor DeWine has awarded over $79 million to 159 Ohio law enforcement agencies as part of this program. Approximately $100 million will be awarded to local law enforcement agencies as part of the grant program in total.

“We must ensure that local law enforcement agencies have the resources they need to prevent and investigate violent crime, and these grants support that mission,” said Governor DeWine.

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Mansfield Division Of Police Awarded Body Camera Grant

16 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Office of Governor DeWine News Release

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that the state will award nearly $4.9 million to local law enforcement agencies across Ohio to help cover costs associated with body camera programs

A total of 112 law enforcement agencies will receive grant funding as part of the Ohio Body-Worn Camera Grant Program. Of those agencies, 44 will use funding to create new body-worn camera programs and 68 agencies will dedicate funding toward expanding or upgrading existing technology. 

One of those agencies awarded funding is in Richland County.

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Governor DeWine Announces $57.8 Million In Safety Grants For Ohio Schools

29 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Office of Governor DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced this week that the state will support the installation of security upgrades at more than 700 K-12 schools across Ohio.

A total of 708 schools in 57 counties will receive $57.8 million in grant funding to enhance student and staff safety. Governor DeWine is awarding the funds as part of his K-12 School Safety Grant Program, which helps schools with physical security expenses, such as new security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems, and exterior lighting. 

Richland County schools were included.

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Governor Announces Safety and Security Support for Colleges and Universities, Including NCSC

22 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that 33 colleges and universities in Ohio will receive a total of $5 million in funding for security projects that enhance the safety of students and staff.

Those receiving funds include North Central State College.

“These funds will go directly toward helping our institutions of higher education become more secure,” said Governor DeWine. “The importance of campus safety cannot be overstated, and Ohio is committed to supporting efforts that keep our colleges and universities safe.”

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Pleasant Hill Lake Park To Receive Improvements Due To NatureWorks Grant

8 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Governor’s Office

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz awarded $1.7 million in grants to support dozens of new outdoor recreation projects in local communities across the state.

Those projects included one in Richland County, as well as projects in Crawford, Huron, and Knox Counties as well.

“We are excited to help communities all over Ohio create fun, safe, and inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities,” said Governor DeWine.  “These grants help local parks improve and upgrade their outdoor spaces for citizens of Ohio.”

The grants, awarded as part of the NatureWorks program, will support 68 outdoor recreation projects in 62 counties. Projects include the development of playgrounds, natural playscapes, trails, restrooms, dog parks, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, splash pads, and picnic shelters. 

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Intel Makes $17.7 Million In Grants To OSU, North Central, Others Prior To Groundbreaking

9 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Special to 1812Blockhouse

Richland County’s two institutions of higher education are among those to benefit from a generous gift from Intel. The announcement came prior to this morning’s groundbreaking at the Intel site in Licking County.

In advance of today’s groundbreaking, Intel announced grants totaling $17.7 million that will fund eight projects at more than 80 Ohio colleges and universities. Included in this announcement was nearly $1.5 million for The Ohio State University and partnering institutions across the state working toward the common goal of a more diverse semiconductor industry.

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Richland County Farmers Eligible For Nutrient Planning Grant

2 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Are you looking for ways to save money on your farm?  A Nutrient Management Plan and Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) can help.

Richland SWCD received a grant from the Richland County Foundation to pay 50% of the cost to have a nutrient management plan written. A plan is tailored to the land’s needs and could save money and time in gas, fertilizer, and equipment use. Land is left in good shape for future generations and helps prevent nutrients running off fields into streams, lakes, and rivers, which can cause algae blooms and are harmful to aquatic life.

A nutrient management plan helps achieve farm and environmental goals through best management practices. Incorporating the 4Rs of nutrient management into a plan will optimize fertilizer and manure use. The 4Rs are Applying the Right Amount from the Right Source at the Right Place at the Right Time.

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Four Richland County Organizations Receive Five Ohio Arts Council Grants

1 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In July, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,246,306 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming.

The 764 grants approved at the meeting constitute the initial and major state fiscal year 2023 funding round for the OAC.

Five of those grants, totaling $147,366, are headed to Richland County.

“We thank Ohio’s elected leadership—especially Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, and members of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate—for their steadfast support of our state’s creative sector,” said OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. “With these awards, Ohio’s resilient arts and culture sector will continue to play a critical role in the health and vitality of communities across the state.”

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Two County Businesses Receive Food Supply Chain Grants

3 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Office of Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced additional state support to help strengthen the local meat supply chain and reduce reliance on out-of-state meat processors.

Seventy-five Ohio meat processors will receive grants totaling approximately $15 million to help them expand capacity and meet the growing demand for meat processing services.

Two Richland County businesses are included.

Today’s awards are the second round of funding offered through the Ohio Meat Processing Grant Program. Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted, in partnership with the Ohio General Assembly, increased the amount of funding available through this program from $10 million to $25 million in April after the need for grants far exceeded the initial funding amount. 

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