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Greenon student admits to crashing off road, killing fellow student

The driver in an October crash that killed a Greenon student admitted to a charge of vehicular manslaughter and is due in court today for a disposition hearing, according to the Clark County Juvenile Clerk of Court’s office. Andrew Scott was 16 when he drove his vehicle off of Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road and struck a pole in Clark County, the Ohio Highway State Patrol said...
A notable British car will soon see a rebirth. Here’s why that’s exciting for Springfield.

A notable British car will soon see a rebirth. Here’s why that’s exciting for Springfield.

Many Springfield residents may know the name Lagonda for a number of reasons locally, but a luxury auto manufacturer will be making the name global again soon. Aston Martin Lagonda recently announced it will be reviving the Lagonda luxury car line in the near future. A concept for the Lagonda Vision sedan was unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, along with two 40 percent...
What 78 new stores in New York says about Speedway’s value in Clark County

What 78 new stores in New York says about Speedway’s value in Clark County

Speedway, already one of the country’s largest convenience store chains, grew again this week with the acquisition of almost 80 stores in New York state. Speedway, whose headquarters is in Enon, announced the acquisition of 78 additional stores held by Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corporation. The new stores are now marketed under the Express Mart brand and are located in the Syracuse, Rochester...
Car crashes into Springfield home while fleeing police, suspect still at large

Car crashes into Springfield home while fleeing police, suspect still at large

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is actively looking for a man who crashed a car in a Springfield home. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A patrolman was attempting to make a traffic stop on a Buick Century when it fled the area. The patrolmen lost sight of the car. He was later flagged down by a homeowner in the area of East Sourthern and Delta who stated there was a car in her house...
Opinion: Kids who can’t read cursive may miss pieces of family history

Opinion: Kids who can’t read cursive may miss pieces of family history

Can you imagine writing a letter to a teenage grandson, then finding out that he could not read it? That’s what happened to a friend of mine last weekend. It wasn’t the kid’s fault, you see, problem is that his school has stopped teaching cursive. Apparently that is happening at some schools here also and I think it is a terrible shame. Nothing will stifle communication between generations...
Man accused of tying up employees, stealing oxycontin from Springfield pharmacy gets trial date

Man accused of tying up employees, stealing oxycontin from Springfield pharmacy gets trial date

A man accused of robbing a Springfield pharmacy is set to face a jury in less than two weeks. Tyrez Boyd, 24, of Indianapolis, is scheduled for a jury trial on April 30, about five months after he was arrested for allegedly tying up employees of the Harding Road Pharmacy and robbing the store of oxycontin. RELATED: Springfield employee’s hands tied during pharmacy robbery Boyd allegedly had...
Officials say case against ex-Springfield school employee is open despite dismissal

Officials say case against ex-Springfield school employee is open despite dismissal

The case against a former Springfield school technology employee accused of inappropriately touching female students at school was dismissed last week, but prosecutors say they still may seek an indictment next month. Jordan Pennington, 33, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with gross sexual imposition. The case was dismissed without prejudice after a preliminary hearing. RELATED: Ex-Springfield...
Tree falls on Springfield home, damaging roof

Tree falls on Springfield home, damaging roof

A tree fell on a house in the 1800 block of Southern Parkway in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon, causing damage to the roof.  No one was at  home at the time of the incident, Springfield fire officials said, noting that there were no injuries.  We will continue to follow the story to bring you the latest information. 
Man sentenced to 24 months for Springfield bank robbery

Man sentenced to 24 months for Springfield bank robbery

A Springfield man has been sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a west side bank with a handwritten note. Rodney J. Oglesby, 33, of 908 W. Rose St., pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of robbery in the Clark County Common Pleas Court. The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security National Bank: Western Office, 920 W. Main St. at about 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9....
Icy conditions reported on Springfield bridge cause several crashes

Icy conditions reported on Springfield bridge cause several crashes

Icy conditions have been reported on the Spring Street overpass in Springfield and has caused multiple crashes including one involving a medic unit.  A Springfield Twp. medic was involved in the crash on the bridge around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to emergency scanner traffic. Initial reports indicate the bridge was icy and caused the crash.  At least two other vehicles were involved...
Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant woman

Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant woman

A Springfield man was indicted on two murder charges this week in connection with the shooting that killed a woman who was 30 weeks pregnant. Travis Hypes, 24, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on the murder charges and felonious assault, according to the prosecutor’s office. He is accused of shooting Lindsey Marsh, who was carrying their baby, on April 5 at a home on McCreight...
Speedway acquires 80 new stores

Speedway acquires 80 new stores

Speedway’s footprint expanded today when the company announced the acquisition of about 80 additional stores held by Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corporation. MORE: Volkswagen execs indicate possible takeover of Navistar Speedway, based in Enon, is a major employer in Clark County and already operates about 2,740 convenience stores in 21 states. The new stores are now marketed under the Express...
Volkswagen execs indicate possible takeover of Navistar

Volkswagen execs indicate possible takeover of Navistar

Volkswagen executives signalled Monday that the company might consider a takeover of Navistar, according to information from Bloomberg. MORE: Kroger drops plans for new Springfield Marketplace store Matthias Gruendler, chief financial officer for VW’s truck and bus division, said the company might consider boosting its stake in Navistar, from 16.9 percent during a press conference in Munich...
Jury trial set in Xenia teacher rape case in Logan County

Jury trial set in Xenia teacher rape case in Logan County

A Clark County resident and Xenia Local Schools teacher accused of sex crimes is out of jail on his own recognizance, according to court records. Brandon M. Murray, 35, of Bethel Twp., was arraigned in Logan County Common Pleas Court Monday on two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to online Logan County court records. Earlier charges against...
POLICE: Children left at home while parent shops for alcohol with missing teen

POLICE: Children left at home while parent shops for alcohol with missing teen

A 33-year-old Springfield woman was arrested after she was accused of leaving her two children home alone, while she shopped for alcoholic beverages and auto parts with a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing, court records show. Kristen Foster, 33, was booked into the Clark County Jail on two counts of child endangering. She pleaded not guilty to the charges in court Monday. Officers responded...
Ohio looks to pump $50M into expanding internet access to rural areas

Ohio looks to pump $50M into expanding internet access to rural areas

Nearly a third of Ohioans in rural counties lack access to broadband internet, compared to just 2 percent of urban residents, something legislators want to remedy with a proposed $50 million grant program. Proponents of the bipartisan House Bill 378 said this digital gap has a negative affect on everything from health care to education to employment in rural communities, and closing it would level...
Your Voice: Many in Springfield disappointed with scrapped Kroger plan

Your Voice: Many in Springfield disappointed with scrapped Kroger plan

Officials from The Kroger Company recently announced a $20 million plan to bring a Kroger Marketplace to a former Springfield Twp. driving range has been discontinued after a re-anaylsis of company priorities. City officials previously said the project would have been a major improvement to the area, which could have spurred redevelopment and improvements, and said they were disappointed by the company&rsquo...
After mistrial, man faces amended charges in Logan County rape case

After mistrial, man faces amended charges in Logan County rape case

A Xenia teacher on indefinite leave is ordered to appear in court today on amended charges in a Logan County rape case. Brandon M. Murray, 35, of Bethel Twp. in Clark County, is scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to online Logan County court records. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman...
U.S. attacks Syria: What will happen next?

U.S. attacks Syria: What will happen next?

U.S., British and French airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities were returned by only heated Russian rhetoric on Saturday, easing fears of an immediately escalating conflict. The strikes were generally supported by allies and Ohio lawmakers. RELATED: Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain The more than 100 cruise missiles fired at targets in Syria early Saturday meant...
BollyX gains fitness footing in New Carlisle

BollyX gains fitness footing in New Carlisle

A unique form of fitness classes that’s gaining popularity across the country and world is now offered in New Carlisle. Named after India’s equivalent of Hollywood – Bollywood, BollyX is a high-intensity cardio workout. Vijaya Devatha, co-owner of New Carlisle Sports & Fitness, was looking for a different fitness class to offer. Her Indian roots and background in dance led her to...
Springfield’s art scene gets elevated with new gallery

Springfield’s art scene gets elevated with new gallery

Art lovers in Springfield have a new place to appreciate pieces by local artists. The Gallery on High, located at 352 E. High Street, is a new art gallery which features artwork and crafts made by creators from Clark County. Owner Angela Ward said the gallery is backed by a local non-profit art gallery, Beyond the Looking Glass, and the building the gallery calls home contains a lot of history. &ldquo...
Trial possible in case accusing Greenon teacher of sexual misconduct

Trial possible in case accusing Greenon teacher of sexual misconduct

Two domestic protection requests accusing a longtime Indian Valley teacher of sexual misconduct with students might go to trial. Larry Yowler, who’s taught in the Greenon Local School District for about 20 years, had a pre-trial hearing Friday morning at the A.B. Graham building in downtown Springfield. No public hearing was held and attorneys met behind closed doors. The Springfield News-Sun...
Urbana lawmaker co-sponsors abortion bill in Ohio

Urbana lawmaker co-sponsors abortion bill in Ohio

A state lawmaker from Champaign County has introduced a controversial abortion bill in the Ohio Statehouse which could have the potential to resonate nationally. House Bill 565, which was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives in March and co-sponsored by Rep. Nino Vitale of Urbana, would outlaw abortion in the Buckeye State, even in circumstances such as rape, incest or if the pregnancy...
Wine and beer festival returns to Simon Kenton Inn in Springfield

Wine and beer festival returns to Simon Kenton Inn in Springfield

Raise your glass, then raise it again and again. There will be a lot of pouring from bottles and kegs ahead. At least 50 wines, several craft beers and a variety of hot and cold foods will be aplenty when Simon Kenton Inn and Heidelberg Distributing present the Second Annual Wine and Craft Beer Festival, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Simon Kenton Inn’s Kenton Hall. » TRENDING: Woman taken...
Springfield weighs in on possible downtown gentleman’s club

Springfield weighs in on possible downtown gentleman’s club

The recent announcement of a gentleman’s club concept possibly opening in a downtown venue has generated a lot of discussion among Springfield residents. A Facebook post made in February announced that Jazzy G’s Gentleman’s Club, a new “test concept” establishment, would be opening at 42 N. Fountain Ave., the site of the the Voodoo Moon House of Blues and Brews, in May...
Celtic Woman to bring Irish ‘Homecoming’ to Kuss in Springfield

Celtic Woman to bring Irish ‘Homecoming’ to Kuss in Springfield

Irish celebrations don’t have to begin and end on March 17 with St. Patrick’s Day, at least not when Celtic Woman is around. The four-woman music ensemble from Ireland is celebrating “Homecoming” on its current tour. Although far away from their homeland, they plan to bring that touch to the Clark State Performing Arts Center’s Kuss Auditorium. “With our show, the...
Lincoln Elementary student hit by a car in Springfield

Lincoln Elementary student hit by a car in Springfield

A 10-year-old Lincoln Elementary student was hit by a car near the school in Springfield on Thursday afternoon. The child ran into traffic, but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, a police lieutenant said. The incident happened around 2:50 p.m. Parents were on scene, and the student was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center by ambulance as a precaution, according to Springfield City...
E. coli outbreak includes Ohio: Here’s what we know

E. coli outbreak includes Ohio: Here’s what we know

Public health investigators are looking into an E. coli outbreak with 17 cases recorded so far from the strain in seven states, including one case in Ohio. The Ohio case involved a 24-year-old woman in Mahoning County who was hospitalized but has since been released, according to Ohio Department of Public Health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said as of April 9, six of the 17 people were...
Springfield woman helps local children see ‘Black Panther’

Springfield woman helps local children see ‘Black Panther’

A unique take on the viral “Black Panther Challenge” fundraiser that swept the country weeks ago is now allowing underserved children in Springfield to see the popular movie for free. The final showing of the Marvel action movie starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita N’yongo and Michael B. Jordan at the Chakeres Theaters in Springfield has been completely sold out in less than 48 hours...
Your Voice: Landmarks Springfield misses most

Your Voice: Landmarks Springfield misses most

The old often has to make room for the new and Springfield is no exception. There are many sites around the city which have been demolished or renovated to make room for a new building, but even though their physical form is gone, it doesn’t get rid of the memories they provide. We asked readers on our Facebook page which historic Springfield sites they missed. Here are a few locations they...
‘Gentleman’s club’ coming to downtown Springfield: What you should know

‘Gentleman’s club’ coming to downtown Springfield: What you should know

A downtown Springfield business recently announced it will be moving forward with plans to open a “gentleman’s club” in May, despite a warning from the city. Here is what you should know about the upcoming plans. A Facebook message posted on Feb. 26 announced the Voodoo Moon Hose of Blues and Brews, located at 42 N. Fountain Ave., will be the site of a “test concept”...
Graham middle school student brings box cutter to campus, officials say

Graham middle school student brings box cutter to campus, officials say

A sixth grade student is facing disciplinary action after school officials said she brought a box cutter to the middle school Monday. The student inadvertently brought the box cutter to school and it was stored in the girl’s locker, said Graham Local Schools Superintendent Kirk Koennecke. “It was a mistake,” Koennecke said.  “Luckily we have kids that are proactive...
German Twp. fire employee accused of making threats involving gun

German Twp. fire employee accused of making threats involving gun

A German Twp. Fire and EMS employee is charged with ethnic intimidation after he was accused of shouting racial slurs at sub-contractors for Ohio Edison, who were trimming trees near power lines at his home, according to Clark County court records. Kyle Artis, 43, pleaded not guilty to the charge during his initial appearance in Clark County Municipal Court Tuesday. The tree trimmers told police Artis...
City warns Springfield business about opening ‘gentleman’s club’

City warns Springfield business about opening ‘gentleman’s club’

A downtown Springfield business is moving forward with plans to open what it called a gentleman’s club, despite a warning from city officials. Jazzy G’s Gentleman’s Club is set to open in May at 42 N. Fountain Ave., according to Ardell Williams, who is involved in the opening. The location is home to Voodoo Moon House of Blues and Brews, which is owned by Renea Turner. She said she...
Early deal for Elder-Beerman parent company could keep jobs here

Early deal for Elder-Beerman parent company could keep jobs here

An investor group — which includes the Dayton Mall owner — is working on a deal to buy Elder-Beerman’s parent company. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which operates Elder-Beerman, announced Tuesday it has a signed letter of intent from an investor group that includes DW Partners, Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group. Elder-Beerman, which can trace its roots over century...
Deadly Springfield double shooting: 911 caller says ‘Mom was shot in the chest’

Deadly Springfield double shooting: 911 caller says ‘Mom was shot in the chest’

Police in Springfield said Monday a woman injured in a weekend double shooting that left a man dead has been released from the hospital. According to a statement released by the Springfield Police Division, Jessie Lynn Powell, 38, was released from an area hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. The other victim in the case, identified as Raimundo Punnett, 32, was pronounced...
Family of slain pregnant woman: Springfield suspect ‘caused a lot of devastation’

Family of slain pregnant woman: Springfield suspect ‘caused a lot of devastation’

The family of a woman 30 weeks pregnant who was fatally shot wants the suspect to know he’s hurt many people. Travis Hypes, 24, is charged with felonious assault in the Springfield shooting of Lindsey Marsh of Mechanicsburg. He pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday morning, and his bond was set at $750,000. RELATED: Pregnant woman shot in head in Springfield, baby delivered safely Hypes was...
Clark County Sheriff swears in new chief deputy amid investigation

Clark County Sheriff swears in new chief deputy amid investigation

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office swore in Jeffrey Meyer as the sheriff’s new chief deputy on Monday.  Meyer previously served the Springfield Police Division for 26 years in various roles, including lieutenant, before taking the position with the sheriff’s office.  During the ceremony, Clark Co. Sheriff Deb Burchett hailed Meyer for the honesty and integrity she said he...
Dream job alert: Ohio LEGOLAND looking to hire a ‘master builder’

Dream job alert: Ohio LEGOLAND looking to hire a ‘master builder’

Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center is hiring for a position that will play the lucky employee to play with the iconic toy bricks. LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Easton Town Center near Columbus is looking to fill a position for a “master builder,” according to several job postings for the role. PHOTOS: Check out this nearly $1M Beavercreek home with outdoor pool “If you&rsquo...
Tourism impact nears $400M in Clark County

Tourism impact nears $400M in Clark County

An improving economy and better marketing were factors that pushed the economic impact of tourism from about $300 million in 2010 to nearly $400 million last year, according to Clark County officials. A recent report from the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau showed the economic impact of tourism in Clark County has slowly but steadily risen over the past decade. That has led to more...
This hometown cafe has some INCREDIBLE history -- and a menu of comfort food, to boot

This hometown cafe has some INCREDIBLE history -- and a menu of comfort food, to boot

On a chilly Wednesday, I was on a hunt for comfort food. Having just ran through New Carlisle, I thought back to my feature on the town’s must-visit spots, and opted for the highly-rated Stagecoach Cafe for lunch. On the outside, the building looks like most in town. Tall, slightly narrow, clearly home to a unique history. I parked in the lot behind the cafe -- a convenient option for anyone...
Trial set for Champaign Co. teen accused of stabbing step-mom 60 times

Trial set for Champaign Co. teen accused of stabbing step-mom 60 times

A trial date has been set for a teen accused of killing his father’s girlfriend and who has claimed a different personality inside of him committed the crime. Donovan Nicholas, 15, is expected to face a jury trial starting May 8. He’s been charged as an adult in Champaign County Common Pleas Court with aggravated murder and murder. He’s pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in...
New storm shelter rule to cost up to $2.2M for 2 Clark County schools

New storm shelter rule to cost up to $2.2M for 2 Clark County schools

A new state rule likely will require Greenon and Clark-Shawnee local schools to build storm shelters that will cost a combined $2.2 million that the districts didn’t originally include in their new school construction projects. As of Nov. 1, new Ohio schools must include a storm shelter, Greenon Superintendent Brad Silvus said. “We fall into this category,” Silvus said. “It...
Rabbi to share sage advice on aging, love at Springfield stops

Rabbi to share sage advice on aging, love at Springfield stops

An email I punched up about a month ago reminded me of why I have come to so like rabbis. The reminder sprang out from the first half of the title Rabbi Richard Address of Jewish Sacred Aging, a sort of spiritual think tank on the subject, chose for the overarching theme of four talks he will deliver when he visits Springfield on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18. The second half of the title...
Springfield woman among BBB’s Top 25 Women to Watch list

Springfield woman among BBB’s Top 25 Women to Watch list

A Springfield woman has been named to the 2018 Top 25 Women to Watch list. Tina Koumoutsos is the executive director of Springfield’s Neighborhood Housing Partnership. She was selected for the list by the Better Business Bureau’s Women in Business Networking. It’s an honor to be selected for the award, Koumoutsos said, but it was an even bigger accomplishment for women in the business...
Clark County deputy surprised with new Jeep forfeited by drug dealer

Clark County deputy surprised with new Jeep forfeited by drug dealer

A Clark County deputy was surprised with a new DARE Jeep confiscated from a drug dealer, and he received the keys with big praise from his boss and a giant group hug from New Carlisle Elementary School students. Clark County Deputy Josh Berner received the new patrol vehicle as a reward for his hard work serving students at the school, Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said. “I have had the...
Springfield natives, sorority founders honored with park amenities

Springfield natives, sorority founders honored with park amenities

A Springfield park received a special upgrade in honor of two women who helped found an international sorority. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for new amenities at Perrin Woods Park. The new additions, which include a picnic shelter, benches and a memorial plaque, were dedicated to Mytle Tyler Faithful and...
Check out the $89K upgrades to this popular Clark County bike path

Check out the $89K upgrades to this popular Clark County bike path

The Clark County Park District has made $89,000 of renovations to a popular bike trail, which it hopes will lure more visitors to the area. The district has made the improvements to Beatty Station, a stop and parking area on the Little Miami Scenic Trail, a 112-bike trail that stretches from Bellefontaine to Cincinnati. RELATED: Veterans Memorial Park in Springfield makes progress...
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