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Ohio Governor Activates More National Guard As Columbus Shutters

17 Jan , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 1,000 Ohio National Guard members have now been activated to head to Washington in preparations for anticipated armed protests ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday.

The request came from the U.S. National Guard Bureau on Thursday night, DeWine said. The governor previously authorized more than 700 Guard members for service in Washington.

DeWine has also authorized 580 National Guard members to provide security around the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus through Wednesday, where they’re expected to be joined by numerous Columbus police officers and troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. More…

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Ohio Statehouse, State Offices To Close Amid Protest Threat

15 Jan , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Statehouse and other state buildings in downtown Columbus will be closed through Inauguration Day as police officers, National Guard members and state troopers provide security and authorities prepare for possible protests by supporters of President Donald Trump, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.

“The sad truth is that there are people in our country who want to turn peaceful protests into an opportunity for violence,” said DeWine, a Republican, at a news briefing. “These are violent people, and their violence will not be tolerated in Ohio.” More…

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Free Civilian Attack Response Course Offered

21 Feb , 2020  

Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. More…

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Free Child ID Kit Available

19 Feb , 2020  

The annual Child Safety Identification Program “Safe Surfin” will be held at the Center Court at Richland Mall on February 22, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is hosted by the City of Mansfield in collaboration with the Lexington Moose Lodge #2511, and will include representatives from the 179th Air National Guard Unit, the Mansfield Correctional Institute, and local and federal law enforcement agencies. More…

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Have Unused Medication? Take It Back Saturday!

23 Oct , 2019  

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26. Americans can take their pills (no liquids or needles) to one of over 5,600 collection sites across the country between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM local time. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. More…

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How Safe Is Your Town?

19 Apr , 2019  

How safe are Richland County cities as compared to the rest of Ohio?

SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State, but locally the picture was less optimistic. More…

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Schools

OSUM Goes LED

2 Mar , 2019  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will receive more than $80,000 in grant funding from the Ohio State Sustainability Fund (OSSF) to purchase and install LED outdoor lighting fixtures across the Mansfield campus. Nearly 150 new fixtures will be installed along all campus roadways and in the parking lots. The funding was approved by the Office of Energy and Environment. More…

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Trick Or Treat Safety Tips From Richland Public Health

21 Oct , 2018  

Nationally, more than 44 million children will be out trick-or-treating over Halloween dates stretching from October 21 through October 31, with many Richland County communities holding the event on October 25.

Richland Public Health is sharing the following information about Halloween safety to help adults keep kids out of the emergency room. These tips will help make everyone more aware of Halloween hazards and help keep all trick-or-treaters safe. More…

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Stay Festive, Stay Safe, Stay Inexpensive

4 Dec , 2017  

This time of year, many Ohio families begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. Decorations help make the season bright, but can also create safety hazards. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers some tips to ensure a safe and energy efficient holiday season. More…

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Schools

Bus Hostage Drill Undertaken

16 Oct , 2017  

A Mansfield City Schools bus took center stage Friday morning as the Mansfield Police Department conducted a bus hostage training drill on the Richland County Fairgrounds. Approximately 30 law enforcement personnel, included SWAT officers, participated. More…

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