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Earth Stewardship Contest

  |  March 28, 2014
The Earth Stewardship Steering Committee is pleased to announce April and May as the 2014 Earth Stewardship Celebration and is announcing two contests for Planting Pride in Mansfield/Richland County.

Mumps Information

  |  March 28, 2014
An update on the Mumps Outbreak in Columbus. Richland County has not had any confirmed. Please read this news release and the links provided.

World TB Day

  |  March 21, 2014
World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

AARP Driver Refresher Course

  |  March 18, 2014
The AARP Driver Safety Program will have its first class of 2014 on April 8 in the Corley Room at the Health Department from 9 am to 1 pm.

Groundwater Awareness Week

  |  March 11, 2014
It is estimated that 99 percent of all available fresh water is groundwater. Those facts alone justify the need for Groundwater Awareness Week, started 16 years ago by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Fatal Traffic Report

  |  March 3, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of February there were no traffic deaths in Richland County.

St. Patrick's Day DUI

  |  February 27, 2014
As St. Patrick's Day approaches (March 17), the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

  |  February 26, 2014
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age.

National Nutrition Month

  |  February 26, 2014
March is National Nutrition Month says "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."

Health & Safety During Flooding

  |  February 21, 2014
There is a possibility of flooding this weekend as snow melt combines with rain for much of the Richland County area.

Final 2013 County Birth and Death Statistics

  |  February 21, 2014
The Health Department has posted the totals for causes of death in 2013 as well as the statistics for births in the county.

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  February 6, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of January there were two traffic deaths in Richland County.

Winter Hike for Health, Feb. 22

  |  February 3, 2014
The Winter Hike for Health at Malabar Farm is Feb. 22 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Tremmel Appointed Health Commissioner

  |  January 28, 2014
The Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Board of Health is announcing the appointment of Martin Tremmel as the new Health Commissioner.

Wear Red February 7

  |  January 27, 2014
On National Wear Red Day, February 7, 2014, Americans across the United States will wear red in unison to call attention to womenís heart health.

American Heart Month

  |  January 27, 2014
Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nationís No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has proclaimed February ďAmerican Heart Month.Ē

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

  |  January 21, 2014
Be the MVP of Safe and Responsible Driving on Super Bowl Sunday. Spread the message about designating a sober driver because: "Fans Donít Let Fans Drive Drunk."

Winter Walking

  |  January 21, 2014
Be aware of the unique safety hazards associated with winter weather while "walking in a winter wonderland."

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  January 6, 2014
There have been nine (9) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Hypothermia Danger Signs

  |  January 2, 2014
With cold weather expected throughout January, including evening temperatures below zero, the Health Department is reminding Richland County residents to be aware of hypothermia (dangerously low body temperature).

Health Tips for the Holidays

  |  December 20, 2013
The Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department is sharing Holiday Health Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Free Hearing Screenings

  |  December 12, 2013
Health Department will be offering free hearing screenings for individuals 18 years and older on December 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Call 419-774-4540 to make an appointment.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

  |  December 9, 2013
From Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  December 3, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of November there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been seven (7) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Safe Toy Buying Guide

  |  December 2, 2013
Christmas is a time especially for children and for children this means toys. The Health Department and Safe Kids USA offer the following tips and suggestions for age appropriate and safe toys.

World AIDS Day

  |  November 26, 2013
World AIDS Day on December 1 brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity.

Handwashing Awareness

  |  November 25, 2013
December 1-7 is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Go to this story for a great handwashing infographic.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

  |  November 22, 2013
Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding people that during the holidays and throughout the year, drinking alcohol and driving do not mix and that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Holiday Traffic Safety

  |  November 22, 2013
Increased holiday traffic in the shopping areas in Ontario call for patience and safe driving, says Ontario Chief Rodney Smith.

Buckle Up for Thanksgiving Travel

  |  November 18, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reminds all travelers, whether they are heading across the country or just across town, to ensure a safe arrival and a happy holiday by buckling up - Every, Trip Every Time.
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