Schools

Drake To Step Down As OSU President; Helped Regional Campuses

25 Nov , 2019  

Michael V. Drake, MD, who has served as president of The Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from the role next year. Drake’s career in higher education spans four decades, including the last 15 as a university president or chancellor. He said the timing is right for Ohio State and his family.
“Ohio State is a very special place. Brenda and I are blessed to be part of the incredible Buckeye community,” said Drake, 69. “The work being done at this university through teaching, learning, research, creative expression, community engagement and leading-edge partnerships is unprecedented in our 150-year history.
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Sports

Buckeye Season Ticket Price To Remain Unchanged Next Year

20 Nov , 2019  

Living in a community in the network of regional campuses of The Ohio State University, and with the proximity to Columbus, many Mansfielders take note of University news. From time to time, 1812Blockhouse has shared news of such developments. And, with the large number of Buckeye football fans in Richland County, news from Columbus today will undoubtedly be well received. There’s good Ohio State University football news on two fronts: College football’s greatest rivalry is back in Columbus in 2020, and the proposed cost of a season ticket to see the Buckeyes next year is unchanged from 2019. Read More

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Schools, Sports

Plans Set for 2019 Buckeye Bash

6 Nov , 2019  

Plans are set for the 39th annual Beat Michigan Buckeye Bash, hosted by The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Club of Richland County. This yearly bash is a major fundraiser for the Club. The event will be held on Monday, November 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mansfield Liederkranz (1212 Silver Lane, Mansfield). Read More

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Schools

Ohio State Launches Public Phase Of Massive Community And Fundraising Effort

25 Oct , 2019  

This week, The Ohio State University launched the public phase of Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the university’s 150 years of making history. The campaign strives to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education. Time and Change has a financial goal of $4.5 billion – also the largest in Ohio State’s history – with three core areas of focus: student success; discovery; and healthy, vibrant communities. Read More

Schools

Crime Statistics Reported For All OSU Campuses, Including Mansfield

12 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio State University has released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports, showing an increase in present-day crime reporting on or near the Columbus campus. It also reveals statistics for crime on the university’s regional campuses, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield. The release, with statistics from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Read More

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Schools

Senator Sherrod Brown Chosen To Deliver OSU Commencement Address

10 Oct , 2019  

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown will deliver the commencement address to autumn graduates of The Ohio State University. Approximately 3,600 students will receive degrees during the ceremony, which begins at 2 PM on Sunday, December 15 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. “I am pleased to welcome U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to speak at our university’s autumn commencement ceremony,” said President Michael V. Drake. “An engaged leader and proud Ohio State alumnus, Senator Brown lends his broad expertise to some of our nation’s most significant policy discussions. His passion for public service will inspire our graduates as they consider their own impact as global citizens.” Read More

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Schools

A Buckeye Homecoming In Columbus Includes A Mansfield Twist

8 Oct , 2019  

A blackout in Ohio Stadium and a parade and pep rally marked 107 years of homecoming events at The Ohio State University with a nod to the university’s founding history. The theme for the 2019 homecoming was “Back to the Future,” as Ohio State continues a yearlong celebration of its sesquicentennial. Read More

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All About Richland

1812Blockhouse Chats With Brutus Buckeye’s Mom, A Mansfield Native

26 Sep , 2019  

Brutus Buckeye was not born in Mansfield, but his “mother” was raised here. Sally (Huber) Lanyon, who grew up on Arlington Avenue and went on to attend The Ohio State University, became one of the creators of Brutus Buckeye while she was still a student at OSU in Columbus. She is also the author, with her Brutus Buckeye co-creator Ray Bourhis, of “The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye: As Told To His Parents.” Lanyon now lives in Arizona, but is traveling back to Ohio for a visit and will be at Main Street Books in Mansfield on October 3 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, for a book signing. All are welcome to attend. Read More

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Schools

Diversity Shows Strongly In OSU’s New Enrollment Numbers

16 Sep , 2019  

A new report highlighting enrollment numbers at The Ohio State University shows the university is seeing historic success as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding. The same report shows that enrollment numbers at The Ohio State University at Mansfield are slightly, but not alarmingly, lower. Read More

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Schools

Incoming OSU Freshmen Tuition May Increase Slightly

10 Jul , 2019  

It may going to cost a bit more for tuition at The Ohio State University for incoming freshman this year, including at OSU Mansfield. On the other hand, the new rate will be frozen for four years for the same students. The school will increase tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen by 3.3%, which equates to a $358 change from last year’s rate for Columbus campus students, and $268 for Mansfield students, according to a proposal being presented to the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Read More

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Schools

OSU Graduates 12,213; List Of Graduates Includes 108 Richland Countians

19 Jun , 2019  

The Ohio State University has published the list of students who earned degrees at commencement on May 5. Ohio State awarded a record 12,213 degrees at the ceremony, including 294 doctoral, 811 professional, 1,913 masters, 8,449 bachelors, 663 associates and 83 certificates. At least 108 were from Richland County, with 11 of those receiving graduate degrees. Read More

Schools

OSU Trustees Meet; Approve New Mansfield Campus Degree Program

1 Jun , 2019  

At its meeting on Friday, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees took action on several items, including the revocation of Richard Strauss’ emeritus status and moving on several large construction projects. Also OK’d was a new degree program for regional campuses including Mansfield. Read More

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Schools

Analysis: OSU Has $15.2 Billion Impact On Ohio; Mansfield Campus Has $54.7 Million Impact

20 May , 2019  

President Michael V. Drake announced last Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club the findings of a new economic impact analysis showing that The Ohio State University generates $15.2 billion annually in economic impact for the state of Ohio – which equates to more than $1.735 million in economic impact every hour. Ohio State’s research enterprise, medical complex, construction projects, athletics events and status as Ohio’s fourth-largest employer combined in Fiscal Year 2018 to support more than 123,000 jobs across Ohio. Putting that in context: One in every 57 jobs in the state is directly or indirectly supported or sustained by the university. Read More

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Schools

Path To An OSU Degree Set To Change

2 May , 2019  

The path to a degree at The Ohio State University, including at the Mansfield campus, may be changing soon. The University Senate has overwhelmingly approved the first major overhaul of Ohio State’s General Education curriculum since its creation more than 30 years ago. The university will now begin working on detailed implementation plans so that the new GE program can launch in Autumn Semester 2021, providing a cohesive academic foundation for a generation of future Buckeyes. Read More

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