All About Richland

Virtual Meetings This Week In Richland County

18 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Almost all public meetings held by local governments and school districts continue to be held via livestreaming, either via Facebook, YouTube, or by being broadcast on other online applications like Zoom.

The change in Ohio’s Sunshine Laws that gave rise to the ability to conduct meetings in this matter was enacted in March by the Ohio General Assembly. Certain conditions must be met, however participation in these meetings via the internet is allowable. More…

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Schools

Mansfield Schools Joins County In Unveiling Updated Website

28 Jan , 2020  

Yesterday, we shared news of the Richland County updating its web presence, both on their own site and also on Facebook.

Today we share information about another new website.

A slick new homepage, published on Monday, awaits online visitors to tygerpride.com, the Mansfield City Schools homepage. More…

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All About Richland

Girls Who Code Club Forming

25 Jan , 2020  

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) has announced that the first meeting of the Girls Who Code Club will be held on January 30 at 4:00 PM at MOESC (​890 West Fourth Street, Mansfield)​.

Nationally, ​Girls Who Code clubs are free programs for girls, broken into 3rd-5th grades and 6th-12th grades, that allows girls to be part of a group of supportive peers as they learn and use computer science to change the world. More…

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All Things Business

Ohio’s New Broadband Strategy: Is Richland Lagging Behind?

23 Dec , 2019  

InnovateOhio, under the direction of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, released the Ohio Broadband Strategy this past Thursday.

The document serves as a comprehensive plan for aggressively expanding and enhancing the state’s broadband network. If approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), it will also qualify local governments in Ohio to receive 20 additional points on applications for federal ReConnect funding. Finally, InnovateOhio is working with Connected Nation Ohio to produce a series of broadband availability maps, each with interactive GIS map layers, allowing journalists, researchers and legislators to zoom in and explore them directly. More…

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All Things Business

Everstream Continues Extensive Expansion

19 Dec , 2019  

Everstream, a business only fiber network that has already connected to the Mansfield area is continuing its growth, announcing on Wednesday that is has further expanded its enterprise-grade fiber network in its home city of Cleveland, with the installation of an additional 620 route miles of dense fiber. The high-bandwidth connectivity from Everstream connects businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, with the network now reaching from Toledo in the west to Conneaut in the east and as far south as Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio In-Demand Jobs List Updated, Interactive Feature Launched

18 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of Ohio’s updated In-Demand Jobs List. The list was created through a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Lt. Governor Husted serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.

Jobs in north central Ohio are certainly included. More…

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Schools

OSU Awarded Over $2 Million For New Tech Scholarships

16 Dec , 2019  

New scholarships will support students learning the latest advancements in computer science.

The Ohio State University is one of 35 colleges and universities across the state to receive support from the Choose Ohio First program. The new scholarships will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in technology-related fields such as coding and cybersecurity.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced the details of the program on Friday. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Went Online: First Editions Of Local Websites

17 Mar , 2019  

Note: This was originally posted in early 2018 and has been updated with additional information.

It wasn’t that long ago that Richland Countians obtained local news and information almost solely via newspaper, radio, and television.

Everyone who has lived through some or all of the last twenty years knows the impact that the Internet has had on communication. In fits and starts, Mansfield businesses and organizations have joined local media in staking out an online presence. Today, it’s a standard part of doing business.

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All Things Business

Space Age Shopping Hits Mansfield

9 Mar , 2019  

A bit of the future of retailing has arrived at the Possum Run Walmart.

It’s called a “Pickup Tower,” and it operates almost like a vending machine for goods.

With the Pickup Tower, customers can purchase items online and select “Pickup” while checking out. Walmart associates place the items in the tower, and when the customer is notified that pickup is available, a simple smartphone barcode scan will release their item. More…

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Schools

Mansfield Senior An Ohio Finalist In Tech Competition

30 Nov , 2018  

An idea developed by the Career Tech Networking and Cybersecurity class has made Mansfield Senior High School one of five Ohio finalists in the $2 million Samsung 2018 Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

Nationally, 250 schools – five from each state – will now compete to be one of three national winners named in the spring, each of whom will receive $100,000 in Samsung classroom technology and supplies. More…

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All Things Business

Avita Health System Launches New Website

6 Nov , 2018  

Another local institution has launched a new website.

In the case, the site is one for a health services company that recently completed a major expansion into Richland County. Avita Health System’s new online home provides a dramatic enhancement from its former site, with new types of information available for current and potential patients. More…

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All About Richland

Virtual Printing Arrives In Mansfield Courtesy Of Your Friendly Public Library

4 Sep , 2018  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library continues to step into the future by offering its patrons new types of services, including those tied to advances in technology.

The latest such advance comes with the MRCPL’s new MobilePrint Service™. With MobilePrint, you can use your personal computer, smartphone, or Wi-Fi or Internet connect mobile device to actually print to the Library’s printers from anywhere! More…

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MRCPL Says Hello To Lynda

30 Aug , 2018  

It’s the newest database at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and it’s an amazing one.

The MRPCL now offers access to Lynda.com to its patrons via an online interface. Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. More…

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All About Richland

TEDxMansfield Announces Speakers, Ticket Availability

30 Aug , 2018  

TED Talks is a modern cultural, intellectual, in-person, and online phenomenon that began with conferences on focusing on technology entertainment, and design (TED) back in 1984. These conferences became annual events beginning in 1990 in Long Beach, California and since spreading to events held throughout the year across North America, Europe, and Asia. More…

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