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: More…

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All About Richland

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…



OSU President Drake Declares State Of Emergency

23 Mar , 2020  

In a letter to The Ohio State University community and issued on March 22, President Michael V. Drake shared the following:

Dear Ohio State Community:

As we start another extraordinary week, I write to update you on some of the important steps we are taking to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on university operations. More…

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OSU Offers Underrepresented Students A Taste Of College Life

27 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio State University offers a unique program for rising high school seniors who are high achieving, as well as first-generation, rural and/or underrepresented minority students, designed give them an idea of college life and to help them development leadership skills based on their personal strengths.

The program is called The Ohio State’s Buckeye Student Leadership Academy (BSLA). More…


OSU Online Undergrad Programs Ranked No. 1 In The Nation

21 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio State University has been recognized as the best in the nation for online undergraduate education.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the university’s online bachelor’s programs No. 1 for 2020 — up two spots over the previous year. Additionally, Ohio State’s online Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 2 among public universities, with three of the program’s specialties also placing among the top four. More…


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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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.




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. More…


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). More…

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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. More…


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. More…

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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.” More…



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. 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. More…

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