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3 Clark County schools get new treasurers

Two Clark County school districts have new leaders in charge of their finances. Tecumseh Local Schools recently hired Denise Robinson to be its treasurer. She previously served as treasurer for Northeastern Local Schools. READ MORE: Winter storm scraps Tecumseh ROTC run to benefit Honor Flight “I feel very welcomed here by the administration, staff and the board of education and I look forward...
Plan might find new use for Douglas Hotel, longtime Urbana eyesore

Plan might find new use for Douglas Hotel, longtime Urbana eyesore

A plan to redevelop a long-vacant hotel in downtown Urbana could also provide new life to two elementary schools that would otherwise be slated for demolition. The Urbana City School District, the city of Urbana and the owners of the former Douglas Hotel are working on a proposal that could turn the vacant inn, as well as North and South Elementary Schools in Urbana, into affordable senior housing...
DP&L working to restore power; 1,000 remain in dark after thunderstorms

DP&L working to restore power; 1,000 remain in dark after thunderstorms

There are more than 1,000 reports of power outages in the region after thunderstorms Monday night boiled up quickly and delivered lightning that left more than 8,400 without power at one point. Dayton Power & Light crews will be working through the night to restore power, said Kelly Millhouse, DP&L operations director. At 7:00 a.m. (Jan. 23), the Dayton Power & Light online outage map was showing...
Clark County economic development agency approves $782K budget

Clark County economic development agency approves $782K budget

Board members for the Community Improvement Corp. of Clark County reviewed goals from the past five years and approved the agency’s 2018 budget last week. The CIC promotes economic development in Clark County and is connected to the Chamber of Greater Springfield. The approved the agency’s 2018 budget at more than $782,900, about 10 percent higher than last year. It expects some additional...
New Carlisle road closed for days to clean up 10K tons of corn

New Carlisle road closed for days to clean up 10K tons of corn

A grain silo collapsed in New Carlisle late Sunday night, dumping 10,000 tons of corn onto Ohio 571 and closing the road at least through Wednesday. The collapse happened about 11:40 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain & Drive-Thru at 880 W. Jefferson St. The cause of the collapse isn’t known. READ MORE: New Carlisle Council moves ahead with levy request for fire, EMS A section of the...
NW superintendent can return after allegations of ‘intimidating’ staff

NW superintendent can return after allegations of ‘intimidating’ staff

The Northwestern Local superintendent who’s been on paid administrative leave since November might return to work on Feb. 1, according to an agenda released by the school late Monday. Jesse Steiner was placed on paid administrative leave on Dec. 21 but has been paid not to report to work since Nov. 27. He remains on leave. School board members now are set to vote on his return on Wednesday...
Northwestern superintendent may return Feb. 1 after investigation

Northwestern superintendent may return Feb. 1 after investigation

The Northwestern Local superintendent has been paid more than $20,400 since he was told not to come to work in late November, according to the district. Jesse Steiner was placed on paid administrative leave on Dec. 21 but had been paid not to report to work since Nov. 27. He remains on leave and no school board members could provide any timeline for when their investigation into allegations of unprofessional...
Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

A Medway woman has been accused of delaying care for a 3-month-old child with a broken leg. Gloria Hoessli, 22, pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangering in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Her bond was set at $20,000. MORE: Springfield woman accused of hitting 6-year-old in head with belt On Dec. 26, investigators were called to Dayton Children’s Hospital where a 3-month-old...
Trial set in fatal hit-and-run allegation against Kenton Ridge teacher

Trial set in fatal hit-and-run allegation against Kenton Ridge teacher

A trial date has been set for a Kenton Ridge High School teacher charged with vehicular manslaughter. MORE: Clark County teacher deadly hit-and-run Kristine Baggs faces charges in connection with an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian accident that killed Lawrence Mason, 45, of Medway, in September 2016. Attorneys met in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday for a scheduling conference. A hearing wasn&rsquo...
Clark County to educate patients about pain pill alternatives

Clark County to educate patients about pain pill alternatives

Clark County and Ohio leaders want to educate residents and doctors about the dangers of prescribing opioids, which could lead to illicit drug use and fatal overdoses. About 80 percent of people who died from drug overdoses were prescribed opioids at some point, according to data from the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System database, said Lance Himes, the director of the Ohio Department of Health....
Local artists to open home and bath store in downtown Springfield

Local artists to open home and bath store in downtown Springfield

Four local artists have collaborated to open an eclectic home and bath store in downtown Springfield. The store, Stick + Stone, is set to open Friday, Feb. 2. Located next to Winan’s Coffee & Chocolates on North Fountain Avenue, the store will offer an industrial modern-style mix of furniture, art, home decor and handmade soaps. All of the items in the store will be made by the four store owners...
Clark County students might return to schools in wake of ECOT closure

Clark County students might return to schools in wake of ECOT closure

About 150 students in Clark County will need a new school after one of the largest online schools shut down on Friday. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is being closed effective immediately by its sponsor, according to Ohio Department of Education officials. “The Ohio Department of Education was informed this evening that the ESC of Lake Erie West has suspended the operations of the Electronic...
Springfield to vote on adding sexual orientation to discrimination law

Springfield to vote on adding sexual orientation to discrimination law

Springfield city commissioners will vote later this month on whether to add sexual orientation to its non-discrimination ordinance, a topic that’s long been discussed at meetings since it was rejected more than five years ago. The commissioners — including newly elected Commissioners David Estrop and Rob Rue — will vote on the issue at 7 p.m. Jan. 30. RELATED: Board: LGBT discrimination...
GM to unveil Springfield-built truck in March

GM to unveil Springfield-built truck in March

Chevrolet will unveil a new medium-duty Silverado truck that will be built at Navistar’s Springfield plant at an auto industry show in Indianapolis this spring. The Springfield plant has long been preparing for the joint venture with GM to build medium-duty trucks. Those trucks will be available in both the International and GM brands, and will be produced with engineering input from both manufacturers...
Springfield man sues police officers claiming civil rights violations

Springfield man sues police officers claiming civil rights violations

A Springfield man has sued three Springfield Police Division officers, alleging they violated his civil rights, assaulted him and failed to provide adequate medical care. City Law Director Jerry Strozdas said his initial review of the case doesn’t indicate any misconduct on the part of the officers. DETAILS: 2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store On July 20, 2017, Devan Smith...
Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?

Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?

During a year of record deaths from drug overdoses in Springfield and across Ohio, glimmers of hope also exist as organizations and local governments have begun to find solutions that might make a difference. More than 30 news organizations statewide have partnered to share those solutions and help communities think about which ones might be adaptable locally. Your Voice Ohio will be holding forums...
Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?

Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?

During a year of record deaths from drug overdoses in the Miami Valley and across Ohio, glimmers of hope also exist as organizations and local governments have begun to find solutions that might make a difference. More than 30 news organizations statewide have partnered to share those solutions and help communities think about which ones might be adaptable locally. Your Voice Ohio will be holding...
ICYMI: 4 top crime stories from this week

ICYMI: 4 top crime stories from this week

Here are four crime stories from the Springfield News-Sun that broke this week: Woman charged with hitting 6-year-old in head with belt A Springfield woman has been charged with assault and child endangerment after allegedly hitting a 6-year-old boy in the head with a belt. The incident allegedly occurred at a home in the 2000 block of Clifton Avenue on Dec. 15. According to a report, the victim and...
Springfield men bring new life to old engine

Springfield men bring new life to old engine

“Only in America,” said Roger Vaglia’s superbly written obituary, “could the grandson of barely educated European immigrants, son of a father who quit school after eighth grade to work in the mines, end up at Harvard and then see both his children get Master’s degrees in their chosen fields.” Vaglia’s rise from a coal company house in McCullough, Pa., to early...
Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda officials said the automaker will add production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle to Marysville in order to keep up with high demand from consumers. That vehicle is already being produced at three other sites, including Honda’s nearby East Liberty plant, said Chris Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Honda. The additional production is not expected to create more jobs, but will allow the company...
Logan Cole remembers West Liberty school shooting one year later

Logan Cole remembers West Liberty school shooting one year later

West Liberty-Salem High School student Logan Cole was shot one year ago today in the chest in a school restroom. Logan remembers much of that day and the shooting. “I remember that I was going to a mock trial competition in the morning and I remember going to school and we were about to leave on the bus and I remember walking into the bathroom,” Logan said in an exclusive interview with...
Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

The Northeastern Local Board of Education voted to adjust a reprimand against a school bus driver who reported to the state that the district allegedly violated state and federal bus safety rules. Cindy Ladig was reprimanded last year and faced possible reassignment after she filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Education regarding the district’s handling of the transportation of a...
Vet still gets 100th birthday party at AF Museum despite Govt shutdown

Vet still gets 100th birthday party at AF Museum despite Govt shutdown

A government shutdown this weekend made for a shorter-than-planned birthday party for a World War II veteran at the Air Force Museum on Wright Patterson’s base. On Tuesday, Thomas Eubanks of Springfield turns 100. His family planned a surprise for him over the weekend at the museum. Eubanks arrived for the noon party, and the family was alerted they only had until 1 p.m., due to the government...
2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

Two teenagers are now in custody and three others remain at large in connection with the armed robbery of a Springfield cell phone store. Anthony Dorone Edwards, 18, of Springfield, was charged with aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. Javon Lashawn Reid, 18, of Dayton, also was charged with aggravated robbery. DETAILS: Lawsuit against Clark County in jail death moves to federal court...
Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.    The Hudson comforters by UGG under recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and may contain mold which could pose a risk of infection or respiratory issues in people with a mold allergy or compromised...
Here’s how you could join New Carlisle city council

Here’s how you could join New Carlisle city council

New Carlisle is seeking candidates for a vacant spot on its city council. A seat on its seven-member council opened up after former Council Member Jim Leathley resigned this month amid controversy over the selection of Council Member Ethan Reynolds as mayor. RELATED: New Carlisle gets new mayor amid controversy, accusations Leathley accused Reynolds of colluding with Council Members Ronald Cobb and...
Lawsuit against Clark County for jail death moves to federal court

Lawsuit against Clark County for jail death moves to federal court

The mother of a Springfield woman who died of an overdose in the Clark County Jail has refiled her lawsuit against the county in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Kristy Marie Parker, 32, died Jan. 20, 2016 from an overdose of drugs brought into the facility by another inmate. In March 2017, Marcia Galvan-Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter...
Facebook hunting photos lead to wildlife charges for New Carlisle men

Facebook hunting photos lead to wildlife charges for New Carlisle men

A New Carlisle man faces multiple criminal charges for wildlife violations after allegedly posting pictures on Facebook of deer he shot but never tagged during gun season last year, according to court records. Forrest W. Parrott, 23, of 10331 Marquart Road, is expected to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. Parrott faces five counts of state ownership of and title to wild animals — prohibited...
Clark County families preserve farmland for more than 200 years

Clark County families preserve farmland for more than 200 years

In April, Clark County turns 200 — a milestone that some hope will also be a celebration of the county’s rich agricultural history. Seven farms in Clark County have been in operation for more than 200 years and 39 farms are 100 years or older. Throughout the bicentennial year, Krista Magaw, executive director of the Tecumseh Land Trust, plans to highlight the county’s oldest farmlands...
Tiger Stronger Day marks anniversary of West Liberty school shooting

Tiger Stronger Day marks anniversary of West Liberty school shooting

West Liberty-Salem Local Schools recognized Thursday the first anniversary of a school shooting with a day of service. On Jan. 20, 2017, then 17-year-old Ely Serna allegedly brought a gun to West Liberty High School with a gun and shot fellow student Logan Cole twice, who survived, deputies have said. He also allegedly shot at a teacher before shooting classroom door windows, according to a report...
Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Spc. Trevor Nichols, a soldier from Clark County, is missing from Fort Drum, N.Y., and a national organization is asking for the public's help in finding him.  "I see absolutely nothing that says foul play" or suicide, Brenda Paradise, a private investigator who volunteers for Guardian Search and Investigations.  That organization issued a press release Thursday about Spc. Nichols...
Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

A day after the announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, employees said their still trying to come to grips with the initial shock.  Some didn't know anything about it prior to the announcement, while others say they'd heard behind-the scenes rumblings. But all of them said Thursday that there's no way to prepare for the way in which they...
How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

Some Springfield seniors said they’re worried about their Social Security benefits should the government shut down this week, but a local professor says the affect in the Miami Valley won’t be great if it’s short. A shutdown could occur if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement this week on funding the government at least in the short term. The last federal government shutdown...
Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier Health officials have told this news organization that they want to "transform" the soon-to-be former main campus of Good Samaritan Hospital once the facility closes at the end of the year. They don't know exactly what redevelopment will look like on the site once the buildings are razed, but they say it's a process they will be here to see through. "Unlike other Dayton-based...
New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle’s city council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a property tax increase on the May 8 ballot. The proposed 3-mill, five-year levy would support the city’s fire and EMS department. For a $100,000 home in Ohio, each mill costs $35, so the 3-mill levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 property an added $105 per year. In a special meeting the Smith Park Shelter House, council...
South Charleston community offers comfort after 8-year-old boy’s death

South Charleston community offers comfort after 8-year-old boy’s death

Visitation for the 8-year-old South Charleston boy who drowned is today. Visitation for Grady Neff, a student at Miami View Elementary School, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Clark County Fairgrounds Mercantile Annex Building. » DETAILS: Family, South Charleston grieves death of 8-year-old Grady Neff “Everybody that knew Grady loved him,” the family...
Springfield Youth Ministries brings the laughs for second year

Springfield Youth Ministries brings the laughs for second year

Now that we’re past the holidays and potentially facing cold and snowy weather each day, a few laughs might be welcome. Springfield Christian Youth Ministries has your punch line. The second Laugh Out Loud Show will feature standup comedy from a top up-and-coming comedian, two local talents and a possible bonus guest when it returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Champion City Vineyard...
‘Grapes of Gratitude’ to bring competitive wine tasting to Springfield

‘Grapes of Gratitude’ to bring competitive wine tasting to Springfield

The American Association of University Women Springfield Branch is about to pop the cork on a new type of competition. AAUW’s first Grapes of Gratitude Fundraiser is a competitive wine tasting event that will combine wine and fun with competition when it debuts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Ohio Masonic Home clubhouse. Looking for something different as a fundraiser, Springfield Branch...
Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County Deputies continue to investigate a shooting on New Year’s Eve and said they’re looking at it as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report. RELATED: 1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now Officers were dispatched to a home in the 9800 block of Loveless Road in Mechanicsburg on the report of a gunshot wound...
Ragtime orchestra scores with silent film presentation in Springfield

Ragtime orchestra scores with silent film presentation in Springfield

There was a time when movies came with their own built-in mute button. They were called silent films, and if you wanted music you needed a live band in the theater. In these days of state-of-the-art sound systems, it’s hard to imagine that part of the movie-going experience wasn’t always there. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra shows how live music added magic to the cinema experience for...
Reports: Multiple armed men rob Springfield Verizon store

Reports: Multiple armed men rob Springfield Verizon store

Multiple armed men have reportedly robbed a Springfield Verizon Wireless store Thursday morning.  Officers responded to the location at 1780 North Bechtle Avenue around 10:30 a.m. after the robbery was reported.  Reports indicate at least four men entered the store with guns, according to dispatchers. Additional details were not available.  We have a crew on the way and we’ll...
Springfield man accused of breaking in to home of woman, baby

Springfield man accused of breaking in to home of woman, baby

Springfield police claim a man broke into a woman’s home with a baby inside while he was trying to evade police. Ronald Cantrell Jr., 27, of Springfield, is charged with kidnapping, breaking and entering and obstructing official business in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday and bond was set at $28,500. Police began their investigation about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion

Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion

A nonprofit automotive research center in Logan County is seeking more than $7.8 million in low-interest state loans to assist with financing the construction of a state-of-the-art conference center and office space to accommodate new clients. The Ohio Controlling Board is expected to consider a request next week to grant about $8 million in low-interest loans to the Transportation Research Center...
Clark County approves 2 percent raises for workers

Clark County approves 2 percent raises for workers

Clark County commissioners approved raises for some county employees that will cost more than $200,000. The increase will be paid to non-collective bargaining unit employees who report to the commissioners. Union employees received a similar raise already, County Commissioner Rick Lohnes said. “Unemployment is low and everyone is competing for the good, quality workers and the competition is...
Pastor: Community ‘in shock’ after news about Good Samaritan closing

Pastor: Community ‘in shock’ after news about Good Samaritan closing

Hours after Good Samaritan Hospital officials announced Wednesday that the facility will close later this year, reaction about the community impact has been wide ranging. "It's devastating news, I was shocked" said Daryl Ward, pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton.  His church is just down the street from Good Samaritan Hospital, and he’s had conversations with his parishioners...
Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says

Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says

After Wednesday’s announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, many in the Miami Valley are wondering what will happen to the facility’s 1,600 employees. The hospital’s parent company, Premier Health, said its goal is to offer jobs to all those employees at its other facilities in the region.  RELATED: Local leaders &lsquo...
Springfield trucking company: Widening I-70 to make corridor safer

Springfield trucking company: Widening I-70 to make corridor safer

The widening of Interstate 70 in Clark County will make a busy transportation corridor safer, says a Springfield-based trucking company. The project to add a lane in each direction between Ohio 72 and U.S. 68 previously was set to begin in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee Director Scott Schmid said. The project was recently moved up a year by the Ohio Department...
Family, South Charleston community grieving death of 8-year-old boy

Family, South Charleston community grieving death of 8-year-old boy

An 8-year-old South Charleston boy died last week in a possible bathtub drowning. A visitation for Grady Neff, a student at Miami View Elementary School, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Clark County Fairgrounds Mercantile Annex Building. “Everybody that knew Grady loved him,” the family said in a statement. “He was always the biggest personality...
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