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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper has worked at the News-Sun since 2002 and covers the city of Springfield for the Springfield News-Sun. He began as a sports desk clerk and was hired as a  full-time sports writer in 2005. In 2012, he began a new assignment as a city reporter. Cooper is a graduate of both Southeastern High School and Wilmington. He now lives in Springfield with wife, Carey. Cooper became interested in journalism from growing up and reading sports books. He fell in love with telling stories about interesting people.

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Columbus men accused of robbing local man at gunpoint
 A pair of men from Columbus are facing multiple charges after allegedly abducting a Springfield man at gunpoint last week. Deontarious M. Banks, 21, and Tadrick L. Banks, 23, were both arrested in Springfield on Friday. Deontarious Banks is facing charges of aggravated robbery, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed...

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A pair of men from Columbus are facing multiple charges after allegedly abducting a Springfield man at gunpoint last week. Deontarious M. Banks, 21, and Tadrick L. Banks, 23, were both arrested in Springfield on Friday. Deontarious Banks is facing charges of aggravated robbery, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed...
Springfield program links drug users, families with resources
 A group of Clark County service providers have joined together to connect addicts, their friends or relatives with help as the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths continues to strain local resources. Conversation for Change is a workshop held bi-monthly at the Many Pathways Clubhouse, 50 W. High St., including one last week. The program...

Posted: 23 hours ago

A group of Clark County service providers have joined together to connect addicts, their friends or relatives with help as the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths continues to strain local resources. Conversation for Change is a workshop held bi-monthly at the Many Pathways Clubhouse, 50 W. High St., including one last week. The program...
A Day in Wellville
Batgirl Katelyn Patterson does a cartwheel during the one-mile walk while her parents, Charles and Beth Patterson, watch at last year's the Day in Wellville event. MICHAEL COOPER/STAFF

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Batgirl Katelyn Patterson does a cartwheel during the one-mile walk while her parents, Charles and Beth Patterson, watch at last year's the Day in Wellville event. MICHAEL COOPER/STAFF
Springfield woman accused of throwing glass candle jar at man
 A Springfield woman has been accused of throwing a glass candle jar at a man on Thursday evening because he wouldn’t let her use the phone, police said. Ashley Fenwick, 33, of 420 Rice St., was arrested and expected to appear in court today on charges of domestic violence and assault, according to a Springfield Police Division report...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Springfield woman has been accused of throwing a glass candle jar at a man on Thursday evening because he wouldn’t let her use the phone, police said. Ashley Fenwick, 33, of 420 Rice St., was arrested and expected to appear in court today on charges of domestic violence and assault, according to a Springfield Police Division report...
88-year-old Springfield man alleges woman stole wallet after sex act
 An 88-year-old Springfield man accused a woman of stealing his wallet after she performed a sex act on him Wednesday, according to a police report. RELATED: Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car The man flagged down Springfield Police Division officers about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West...

Posted: 3 days ago

An 88-year-old Springfield man accused a woman of stealing his wallet after she performed a sex act on him Wednesday, according to a police report. RELATED: Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car The man flagged down Springfield Police Division officers about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West...
Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car
 A Springfield woman faces assault charges after police alleged she slammed her minivan into another woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center. Katherine N. Lannom, 20, of 915 Essex St., was arrested on assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for criminal damaging has also been requested, according to a police report...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Springfield woman faces assault charges after police alleged she slammed her minivan into another woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center. Katherine N. Lannom, 20, of 915 Essex St., was arrested on assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for criminal damaging has also been requested, according to a police report...
Coalition seeks to help Springfield businesses with drug epidemic
 A local coalition created to fight the drug epidemic in Clark County spoke with business leaders Wednesday about its role in the public health crisis. The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition held a forum to make business leaders aware of ongoing efforts in the community to create drug free workforce policies...

Posted: 4 days ago

A local coalition created to fight the drug epidemic in Clark County spoke with business leaders Wednesday about its role in the public health crisis. The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition held a forum to make business leaders aware of ongoing efforts in the community to create drug free workforce policies...
Springfield woman accused of leaving boy in hot car for an hour
 A Springfield woman has been accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy in a hot car at an apartment complex for more than an hour. Courtney R. Lavender, 22, 832 W. Pleasant St., has been charged with child endangering, according to a police report. The Springfield Police Division received a call that a boy was inside a car with the windows up and...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Springfield woman has been accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy in a hot car at an apartment complex for more than an hour. Courtney R. Lavender, 22, 832 W. Pleasant St., has been charged with child endangering, according to a police report. The Springfield Police Division received a call that a boy was inside a car with the windows up and...
Springfield man arrested, accused of injuring store owner in robbery
 A Springfield man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly injured a convenience store owner while attempting to shoplift a bottle of Long Island Iced Tea. Isaac L. Jones, 63, 137 S. Light St., was charged with robbery. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. RELATED: Springfield man indicted after accused...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly injured a convenience store owner while attempting to shoplift a bottle of Long Island Iced Tea. Isaac L. Jones, 63, 137 S. Light St., was charged with robbery. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. RELATED: Springfield man indicted after accused...
Feds offer $1B to fight drug epidemic as overdoses rise in Springfield
 More than $1 billion in federal grant money is available nationwide for communities looking to combat the overdose epidemic as deaths continues to rise in Clark County. However local leaders told a representative from U.S. Rob Portman’s office that more sustainable funding is needed over time to battle the problem. About 40 local leaders...

Posted: 5 days ago

More than $1 billion in federal grant money is available nationwide for communities looking to combat the overdose epidemic as deaths continues to rise in Clark County. However local leaders told a representative from U.S. Rob Portman’s office that more sustainable funding is needed over time to battle the problem. About 40 local leaders...
Springfield man indicted after accused of bringing heroin into jail
 A Springfield man has been indicted after he allegedly brought drugs into the Clark County Jail last November. A Clark County grand jury indicted Cody Michael Lloyd, 27, 2850 Oletha Ave., on Monday on charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse on the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of heroin and aggravated possession...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield man has been indicted after he allegedly brought drugs into the Clark County Jail last November. A Clark County grand jury indicted Cody Michael Lloyd, 27, 2850 Oletha Ave., on Monday on charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse on the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of heroin and aggravated possession...