In an announcement posted on social media, Richland County announced on Monday that sign-up is now available for the county’s new Wireless Emergency Notification System (“WENS”).
The system allows county residents to receive emergency and community alerts on their cell phones, work phones, and home photos. Notifications are also possible via SMS (text message) or by email.
Alerts can include road construction updates, weather alerts and emergencies from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, voting news, and building closures.More…
With the recent passage and signing of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, local governments across Ohio — including here in Richland County — will soon see substantial amounts of funding heading their way. Today we share just how much each will receive.
An estimate of those expected funding amounts has been shared by the Ohio Municipal League, reflecting numbers issued through the National League of Cities.
The process used to determine these amounts included reference to those communities which receive CDBG funds directly and other “non-entitlement” cities. The schedule of disbursement will differ between the two, however in both cases the first portion of monies should be available within 60 days. More…
With the election of current Richland County Commissioner Marilyn John to the Ohio House of Representatives, the Richland County Republican Party Central Committee is now charged with choosing her replacement.
To that end, the Committee is seeking letters of interest and/or resumes for the position, which begins in January and the term for which ends December 31, 2022.
To submit a letter and/or resume, reply by December 18 to:
Magan Whatman, Chair, Richland County Republican Party Central Committee, [email protected]
A screening committee will review responses and refer qualified candidates to the full Central Committee for consideration at a future meeting called for the purpose of choosing the replacement Commissioner.
The Richland County Emergency Management Agency is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify policies and actions that can be implemented to reduce risk and future losses from hazards. FEMA requires mitigation plans to be updated every 5 years, and by doing so the Richland County can be eligible to receive funding through several FEMA disaster response and recoveryp programs.
The draft Richland County Hazard Mitigation Plan is availble for review, and the public comment period will extend through November 24. More…
Richland County’s Day of Dreams is a countywide gathering hosted by area partners in support of the ongoing community branding effort. The two-hour event welcomes all who are interested in the positive growth of the region to participate in an evening filled with great conversation and interactive activities designed to inform, inspire, and activate Richland County. More…
It’s an updated image for an important resource — the official Richland County website has a new look and feel these days thanks to a major facelift by the web design company revize.
According to its website, the Troy, Michigan-based revize believes in “…making government beautiful,” and has some 1,400 clients.
Early Thursday morning, population estimates were released by the United States Census Bureau for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas across the country.
The news was good for the Buckeye State. With the current estimates, Ohio appears to have halted the outmigration of residents out-of-state, as the state had the largest net in-migration and the smallest domestic migration decrease in over seven years. More…
The annual Collection Day for household hazardous waste in Richland County has been set.
The Richland County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority is hosting the event, which will place on Saturday, October 28 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at 1125 National Parkway in Mansfield. More…
Richland County intends to apply on or about July 10, 2017 to the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federally funded program administered by the state. The County is eligible for a possible bi-annual allocation of $310,000 to cover program Year 2017 and 2018. More…
We live in an era of accountability. Some years ago, the Ohio Department of Education shared yearly “report cards” that profiled a school district’s health in terms of given indicators.
Now it’s the turn for Ohio counties and cities, including those in north central Ohio, to get the same type of attention.
In a Thursday release, the Ohio Auditor’s Office released a new tool to gauge their financial health and make better financial decisions, while at the same time providing all Ohioans with an indication of how each is faring from a fiscal perspective. More…