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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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City Of Mansfield Shares Info About Clear Fork Campground Temporary Closure

2 Apr , 2020  

Shared on Wednesday afternoon by the City of Mansfield:

The City of Mansfield and the Clear Fork Reservoir campground prioritizes the health and safety of our community, the campers, and our employees. Due to the Coronavirus we are heeding the orders of our national, state, and local health officials.

We will not be opening the Clear Fork Reservoir Campground until further notice or the Governor lifts his stay at home order. This is in response to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) order that all persons stay at home unless engaged in essential work or activity. We will continue to follow the guidance of the ODH and provide updates should this order be extended. More…

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Schools

Ohio State Announces Academic Plan For Summer Term

2 Apr , 2020  

A change was announced today for The Ohio State University‘s summer term at all campuses, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

All courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as the university continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This and other updates are available on a website with information about the outbreak. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about the pandemic can be directed: coronavirus@osumc.edu. More…

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Shelby

Shelby Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case, WMFD Reports

1 Apr , 2020  

Media site WMFD.com reported Tuesday afternoon that Shelby has its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

According to the post, which can be accessed here, the Shelby City Health Department is addressing the situation pursuant to ODH protocols.

1812Blockhouse will share additional details as they become known.

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Foundation Announces COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative

31 Mar , 2020  

In a Monday afternoon announcement on Facebook, Richland County Foundation President Brady Groves shared decisions made earlier in the day during a Foundation Board meeting.

After reaching an undestanding of the situation through discussions with community leaders, the response will include the following: More…

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Richland Coronavirus Information Page Now Working

30 Mar , 2020  

As we shared in a recent post, 1812Blockhouse’s new Richland Coronavirus Information Page went live this Saturday.

On Sunday, the site was expanded to include informational pages, or news pages with virus-related information, from Richland County local governments and school districts.

Information from Sunday’s news conference in Columbus was also included, and will be augmented with local media stories and more. The site is updated at least once every 2-3 hours, giving our readers the latest information we can find to make important decisions for their lives and businesses. More…

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Governor Appeals To FDA And Private Labs For Help

29 Mar , 2020  

by: Julie Westfall, Mahoning Matters

Gov. Mike DeWine on Saturday made several appeals as the coronavirus crisis continues in the state and across the country.

He appealed to the federal Food and Drug Administration to approve a process designed by an Ohio lab that will allow it to sterilize a potential hundreds of thousands of medical masks a day.

“We’ve been on the phone with the FDA and this is a public appeal. Please do this. It really is truly a matter of life and death. We need to protect our people who are risking their lives every single day,” he said. More…

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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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Sports

Date For Honda Indy 200 Moves

28 Mar , 2020  

INDYCAR announced on Thursday that the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course originally set for August 14-16 has been moved to one week earlier on the calendar to August 7-9.

This shift is in support of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ efforts to run as many of its points championship races as possible in 2020. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course moving up its date also opens up the summer calendar further for the Indianapolis 500 to run on August 23. More…

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Schools

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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Ohio Department Of Health Launches New Interactive COVID-19 Dashboard

27 Mar , 2020  

Ohioans have come to dread the middle of the afternoon.

Earlier this week, the regular 2:00 PM daily online update from the Ohio Department of Health shared many of the same numbers concerning the COVID-19 virus, but did not have a county by county breakdown of the statistics shared.

Today, the new COVID-19 Ohio Dashboard was added to the State of Ohio’s official virus information page at coronavirus.ohio.gov which provides not only case numbers by county but also key metrics including the number of hospitalizations and deaths for each. More…

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Pep Boys Worker In Ontario Allegedly Made False COVID-19 Report

27 Mar , 2020  

by: Carl Hunnell, Richland Source

Ontario police are investigating an allegation that a Pep Boys employee falsely reported they had tested positive for COVID-19, a report that triggered a deluge of local social media attention.

“We are in the very early stages of the investigation,” Ontario police Lt. Tony Grimwood said Thursday morning. More…

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OSU Professor’s Study Reveals Difficulty In Really Cleaning Surfaces

26 Mar , 2020  

by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, every frequently touched surface outside our home seems as dangerous as a hot pot right out of the oven. We won’t get burned if we touch it, but we might get infected with a potentially dangerous virus.

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work. More…

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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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