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Good Hygiene Around Fair Animals

  |  July 18, 2013
As Ohio’s 2013 agricultural fair season kicks off, the Ohio Departments of Health (ODH) and Agriculture (ODA) are reminding Ohioans to practice good hygiene when visiting livestock exhibits this summer.

Eliminate Mosquitoes Breeding Areas

  |  July 15, 2013
Public health officials at the Health Department are reminding the public that now is the time to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas.

Heat Safety

  |  July 15, 2013
With heat and humidity on the rise, the Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness.

Flood Relief

  |  July 15, 2013
With the severe flooding that has occurred in Richland County, State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) would like to make any affected citizens aware of the local resources that are available to them.

Well Water Testing

  |  July 12, 2013
The Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department is offering free bacteria testing of wells that have been subjected to flood waters. To get your well tested, call 419-774-4520.

Health and Safety During Floods

  |  July 9, 2013
With more flooding possible, the Health Department offers these tips to help Richland County residents protect themselves and their children from potential hazards during and after a flood.

Fireworks Safety

  |  July 1, 2013
The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.

June Traffic Fatality Report

  |  July 1, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of June there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been four traffic-related fatalities in Richland County through the first six months.

July 4th Drunk Driving Awareness

  |  June 20, 2013
This Fourth of July the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin.

Traffic Fatality Report

  |  June 3, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of May there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been four traffic-related fatalities in Richland County through the first five months.

Senior Driver Safety Course

  |  May 31, 2013
The AARP Driver Safety Program, hosted by the Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department, will start classes on June 19.

Seat Belt Awareness kicks off with Relay

  |  May 20, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition held a seat belt relay at Mansfield Motor Group on Saturday, May 18, to raise awareness of occupant safety.

Ticks Abundant in Ohio

  |  May 13, 2013
The Health Department is issuing a warning about the abundance of ticks being reported in Richland County. Ticks are a health concern because they can transmit diseases.

Seat Belt Enforcement Saves Lives

  |  May 13, 2013
Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 20 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

Rabies Clinic Pictures

  |  May 13, 2013
Pictures from the Rabies Clinic on May 11, 2013.

Healthy and Safe Swimming

  |  May 6, 2013
The week before Memorial Day is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week.

Motorcycle Awareness

  |  May 6, 2013
Pictures from the Motorcycle Safety Awareness kickoff event at Boomers Powersports on May 4, 2013.

April Traffic Fatality Report

  |  May 1, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of April there were no traffic deaths in Richland County.

Minority Health Fair Pictures

  |  April 29, 2013
Pictures from the Minority Health Fair at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center, April 27, 2013.

Motorcycle Awareness Event 2013

  |  April 28, 2013
To bring attention to Motorcycle Safety Awareness, the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition has joined with Boomer’s Powersports in Mansfield in sponsoring a ride on Saturday, May 4. Bikers will gather at Boomer’s Powersports at 539 Park Ave. East for a “Blessing of the Bikes” at 10 a.m. followed by a road ride.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

  |  April 23, 2013
Warm weather also means motorcycles are back on the roads and May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

National Infant Immunization Week

  |  April 12, 2013
As part of National Infant Immunization week, April 20-27, the Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department is reminding parents and caregivers to make sure babies get all their shots.

Minority Health Fair 2013

  |  April 9, 2013
The 16th Annual Minority Health Fair will be held Saturday, April 27, at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center, 445 Bowman Street, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health fair, a combined project of many Richland County agencies and partners, will offer many free health screenings.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

  |  April 5, 2013
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Richland County Solid Waste Management Facility.

Public Health Day Awards 2013

  |  April 3, 2013
The Health Department honored two organizations at its annual Public Health Day breakfast and awards program on April 3.

March Traffic Fatality Report

  |  April 1, 2013
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of March there were no traffic deaths in Richland County.

Distracted Driving Awareness

  |  March 27, 2013
April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is bringing attention to the increasing amount of crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities caused by driver inattention.

Public Health Day

  |  March 25, 2013
The Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department will host its annual breakfast and awards program April 3, observing the important role of public health in a healthy community.

Traffic Crashes and OVI

  |  March 6, 2013
The Ohio Department of Public Safety has released traffic crash data from 2012 and the State Highway Patrol has released their OVI Statistics.

St. Patrick's Day and DUI

  |  March 6, 2013
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.
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