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Crash shuts down I-70 east near I-675 in Clark County

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Crash shuts down I-70 east near I-675 in Clark County

All lanes of Interstate 70 East are shut down east of Interstate 675 following an earlier crash involving a car and a semi.  We’ll continue to update this page with the latest as it becomes available.  At least two lanes of Interstate 70 East are blocked east of Interstate 675 in Mad River Twp., Clark County following a reported crash involving a semi.  Crews were dispatched to...
Showers return today, strong storms possible tomorrow

Showers return today, strong storms possible tomorrow

Showers return today Strong storms possible Tuesday Staying in 70s this week  TODAY:  Highs today are on the cool side with lots of clouds though most areas will stick around 70 degrees. Scattered showers will be on and off through the afternoon/evening. There’s a chance for thunder as well as localized heavy rain in some spots.  Between today and tomorrow, most spots will end...
Male reportedly stabbed in the neck in Springfield

Male reportedly stabbed in the neck in Springfield

Police responded to a second reported stabbing in Springfield Sunday. Emergency crews were dispatched on a report of a male with a neck wound from a stabbing in the 1700 block of Mound Street around 7:50 p.m. The two reported stabbings occurred within an hour of each other. We will continue to update this story as more details become available. 
Companies rush to fill holiday jobs during worker shortage

Companies rush to fill holiday jobs during worker shortage

Fighting low unemployment and stiff competition for workers, local companies are scrambling to hire thousands of seasonal workers before the biggest shopping season of the year. The hiring spree that spans several industries is happening earlier than most years and is requiring companies to offer incentives and flexible hours to entice job applicants for the mostly part-time work. Stores like Kohl&rsquo...
Pedestrian struck, killed on I-70 in Clark County ID’d

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-70 in Clark County ID’d

A pedestrian struck and killed on eastbound Interstate 70 was identified as 51-year-old Bradley S. Liebling of Columbus by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. Liebling was found around 5:10 a.m. on the berm near the 66 mile post. The vehicle involved has not been found and the patrol has no description. Anyone with information is urged to call the patrol, 937-323-9781. A pedestrian...
Springfield home partially destroyed in early morning fire

Springfield home partially destroyed in early morning fire

Crews responded to a structure fire that was reported on Summer Street in Springfield Friday morning. Initial reports indicate crews were dispatched in the 900 block around 4:55 a.m. We’re working to learn more details and will continue to update this story.
Temperatures, humidity to drop overnight

Temperatures, humidity to drop overnight

Fall weather arrives to start the season Saturday Clearing, pleasant by Sunday More unsettled weather arrives next week  Overnight: Clouds move back in overnight. Some patchy drizzle is possible. It will be breezy and turning cooler with temperatures dropping into the middle 50s. Saturday: Clouds roll back in and stick around for the majority of the day on this first day of autumn....
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for north central Ohio man, 75

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for north central Ohio man, 75

UPDATE @ 12:25 a.m. (Sept. 21): The alert has been canceled, according to authorities. The alert was issued just before 11 p.m. Thursday. An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a 75-year-old Washington Courthouse man who was last seen leaving his home Thursday afternoon.  John Doughty left his residence on Lotz Drive about 3 p.m., according to police.  He suffers from dementia...
Clark County stabbing: Raymond Roberts arrested after short pursuit near OH 72 

Clark County stabbing: Raymond Roberts arrested after short pursuit near OH 72 

Raymond Roberts, accused of stabbing his wife and then fleeing the area, was arrested this morning by Ohio State Highway Patrol near State Route 72 and Possum Road after a short pursuit, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. Roberts was taken into custody at approximately 9:15 a.m.  According to Maj. Chris Clark with the county sheriff’s office, an OSP trooper spotted Roberts...
Diploma debate: The requirements for your kids to graduate could be very different

Diploma debate: The requirements for your kids to graduate could be very different

Ohio‘s long-term graduation work group wants students to have a much broader set of pathways to a diploma, but questions remain about when a new system should take effect and what should happen until then. The 24-member group of educators, politicians and a parent organized by state superintendent Paolo DeMaria held its last meeting Wednesday and agreed on a rough framework that will be tweaked...
Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

A crash involving a Springfield police cruiser is still under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash was the result of apparent confusion at an intersection, it is not clear which driver was at fault. Only minor injuries were suffered by the officer involved in the crash.  A crash reported on East Main Street and North Fountain Avenue Wednesday morning involves a Springfield...
1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.: One person was transported to a local hospital via CareFlight after a motorcycle crash occurred in Springfield early Wednesday. According to Springfield police, crews were called to the 1600 block of Miracle Mile when two riders were thrown from a single motorcycle after hitting a deer.  Initial reports indicate the driver reportedly suffered major head trauma and was unconscious...
Areas of fog possible, chance of showers

Areas of fog possible, chance of showers

Chance of showers & patchy fog early Wednesday Isolated PM showers possible Wednesday and Thursday Fall starts this weekend Overnight: Mainly clear early then some more clouds arrive late tonight across the north. Slight chance of a few passing showers before dawn. Some areas of patchy fog also possible by morning. Overnight stays mild and muggy with lows in the upper 60s. Wednesday: Some morning...
U.S. 68 South reopens; semi crash that spills 30K pounds of wood chips is cleared

U.S. 68 South reopens; semi crash that spills 30K pounds of wood chips is cleared

UPDATE @ 11:10 p.m.: U.S. 68 South is cleared and reopened for traffic. UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Speed is the likely cause of the semitrailer crash that spilled the wood chips and the driver suffered facial scratches but is otherwise OK, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said. The left lane on U.S. 68 South likely will be closed the rest of tonight. The right lane could reopen within the hour, troopers...
Report: Springfield dog attacks, seriously injures child

Report: Springfield dog attacks, seriously injures child

The Clark County Ohio Dog Warden’s Office said Monday they have euthanized a dog after it seriously injured a child and the dog’s owner on Saturday evening. The dog’s owner reported she was babysitting the child in her home Saturday night when the animal attacked the child. Both the owner and the child suffered injuries when the owner struggled to free the child, said Sandi Click...
Springfield firefighters given sauna to help combat toxins

Springfield firefighters given sauna to help combat toxins

Springfield Firefighters have a new tool to combat potentially dangerous toxins that could hurt their health. The Springfield Office of Clark Schaefer Hackett donated a sauna to Station One in an effort to help firefighters sweat anything harmful they pick up while fighting fires. MORE: Eight new firefighters join Springfield Fire Rescue Division “We were fortunate enough to take advantage of...
Handling a ‘surge in popularity’: How area community colleges are expanding to meet changing student demands

Handling a ‘surge in popularity’: How area community colleges are expanding to meet changing student demands

Southwest Ohio’s four community colleges have seen explosive growth as the cost of a four-year degree and the demand for skilled workers continues to spike. Sinclair, Clark State, Edison State and Cincinnati State have expanded beyond their four main campuses in recent years to 17 locations in six counties where they offer two-year degrees, certificate programs and soon bachelor’s degrees...
Man charged in deadly shooting outside Springfield apartment complex

Man charged in deadly shooting outside Springfield apartment complex

A Springfield man was charged with murder in Clark County Municipal Court Monday morning.  Raekwon Hall, 20, is accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Antonio Moore on Sunday morning. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $100,000. A 23-year-old Springfield man was killed in a shooting on Jordan Drive Sunday. Antonio Moore was shot outside the Ronez Manor Apartments...
‘I felt like a kid’: Tecumseh teacher, veteran on taking an Honor Flight

‘I felt like a kid’: Tecumseh teacher, veteran on taking an Honor Flight

A Tecumseh High School teacher and veteran was honored with a flight to Washington D.C. — about 10 years after he started raising money for the cause. Antonio Ruiz, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a science teacher at the district, flew to the nation’s capital this month on an Honor Flight to see all the monuments dedicated to service members. “It was fantastic,” Ruiz said. &ldquo...
Popular antique show back at Clark County Fairgrounds

Popular antique show back at Clark County Fairgrounds

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Springfield Antique Show Extravaganza is back for its fall debut. The show opened Friday and will run through Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The extravaganza is known throughout the United States as a top flea market and has been praised in numerous magazines and blogs. “Shoppers from as far away as Japan descend on Springfield, Ohio, for...
Karen Pence to visit Richmond, Ind., firm to highlight its drug addiction program

Karen Pence to visit Richmond, Ind., firm to highlight its drug addiction program

Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Richmond, Ind., Tuesday to visit Belden, Inc. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, and Kellyanne Conway, senior counsel to President Trump, will join Mrs. Pence.  The visit, which will not be open to the public, will highlight Belden’s Pathways to Employment program, which the Richmond Palladium-Item reports is an example...
Schools in northern Miami Valley delayed due to fog

Schools in northern Miami Valley delayed due to fog

There are several schools in northern Miami Valley that are on a delayed start Friday morning due to dense fog. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. for the following counties: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Miami, Mercer, and Shelby. According to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini, visibility could drop below a quarter mile at times Friday morning. Sidney City...
Hazmat situation occurring on I-75 North in Harrison Twp.

Hazmat situation occurring on I-75 North in Harrison Twp.

There is a hazmat situation occurring on I-75 North at Needmore Road in Harrison Twp. involving a semitrailer that reportedly is leaking some kind of chemical. An Ohio EPA hazardous materials crew is on scene and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have shut down the right lane.  We are working to find out if there have been any injuries. We are also working to find out what is leaking from the...
John Legend ‘thrilled’ to be joining ‘The Voice’

John Legend ‘thrilled’ to be joining ‘The Voice’

John Legend is going to be the next judge on the hit television series, “The Voice,” when it returns for its 16th season next spring, according to a story posted Thursday on the Huffington Post and a post on the Springfield native’s Instagram page. He will be replacing Jennifer Hudson and will join judges, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, according to Huffington Post...
Man shot at gas pump in Springfield just feet away from school

Man shot at gas pump in Springfield just feet away from school

A man standing at a gas pump at a Sunoco station in Springfield was hit by gunfire today and rushed to Springfield Regional Medical Center. The shots were fired around noon across the street from the Springfield City School District’s School of Innovation at the corner of East Street and Selma Road. A school bus was parked outside the school at the time of the shooting. We’re checking...
Temperatures rise as sunshine returns 

Temperatures rise as sunshine returns 

A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the following counties until 9 a.m. Friday:  Auglaize, Logan, Mercer, Shelby.  Visibility could drop below a quarter mile at times, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  A quiet and mild night Temperatures increase into the start of the weekend Florence could impact area early next week  Overnight: Mostly clear...
Power lines fall on woman’s car in crash, rescue made

Power lines fall on woman’s car in crash, rescue made

A woman was trapped in a vehicle with power lines on it after a two-vehicle crash at East and Kenton streets in Springfield. The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m.  A utility pole was snapped in the crash and police blocked the roads in the area.  Ohio Edison turned off the power and removed the power line from the vehicle. The woman who was trapped was transported to the hospital to be...
Springfield man accused of strangling child with balloon string

Springfield man accused of strangling child with balloon string

A Springfield man is accused of stuffing a child into a pillowcase, throwing her into a closet and then later taking a balloon string and choking the child with it. Darryl Newsome, 27, also is accused of throwing a different child up and down stairs causing the child to sustain injuries and bleed from his head and attacking a pregnant woman. Newsome was charged with two counts of child endangering...
2 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Clark County

2 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Clark County

Two human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Clark County, the first cases in the county in 2018, according to a media release by the Clark County Combined Health District.  As of Monday, the two confirmed cases in Clark County brings the total number of human cases in Ohio to 18, the health district said in a media release Wednesday.  “In the previous five years, only...
Clouds slowly break as temps rise

Clouds slowly break as temps rise

Slow clearing to continue into Wednesday Warming trend underway Eyes on Florence for potential local impact  TONIGHT: Expect scattered clouds with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s. TOMORROW: A mix of sun and clouds is expected with pleasant conditions. Temperatures will be in the middle 70s. THURSDAY: Still a mix of sun and clouds is in the forecast with a slight chance...
2 arrests in Springfield gun shop break-in 

2 arrests in Springfield gun shop break-in 

An adult and teen were arrested after they were accused of breaking into Buck Creek Carry Out in Springfield overnight. Jerome Wood Jr., 28, pleaded not guilty to a breaking and entering charge and also has two assault charges pending.  A 17-year-old also is being held in juvenile detention. Owner, Sharon Eldridge, says the suspects were in the store that afternoon asking questions about guns...
REPORT: Another victim of 2017 state fair Fire Ball ride accident has died

REPORT: Another victim of 2017 state fair Fire Ball ride accident has died

Another victim of the 2017 Fire Ball ride accident on the first day of the Ohio State Fair has died, Columbus media are reporting.  Jennifer Lambert, 19, who suffered a brain injury, died just after 8 p.m. Friday, according to WBNS-TV (10TV.com), which also reported she was last at a long-term care facility in Geneva.  The TV station cited Lambert's attorney, James Arnold.  The Columbus...
Heavy rain, forecast for more wipes out World 100 at Eldora -- until October

Heavy rain, forecast for more wipes out World 100 at Eldora -- until October

Eldora Speedway officials are postponing the balance of the 48th World 100 weekend because of heavy rain swamping the region this weekend and Storm Center 7 meteorologists calling for even more rain. The World 100 weekend will re-commence Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, officials said in an announcement Friday afternoon.  "The news on the weather just keeps getting worse, flash flood...
Pair of threats made against Bellefontaine High School

Pair of threats made against Bellefontaine High School

An 18-year-old Bellefontaine student was arrested after making a threat against his high school during the school’s first active shooter drill on Wednesday. Jonas Turner-Stiles faces a first degree misdemeanor charge for allegedly telling another student that it would be fun to “shoot up the school and scare people.” The incident was later reported to a teacher, who informed Bellefontaine...
Cincinnati Shooting: Who the victims are, including one assistant Lebanon football coach

Cincinnati Shooting: Who the victims are, including one assistant Lebanon football coach

UPDATE @ 4:55 p.m.: This is what we know about the victims of the shooting at the Fifth Third Center on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati:  There are a reported four dead and two survivors One of the survivors is a senior product manager for digital lending at Fifth Third and is recovering surgery  One of the survivors works for CBRE, a commercial real estate and investment firm...
Cincinnati Shooting: Fountain Square vigil for victims ‘a good healing moment’

Cincinnati Shooting: Fountain Square vigil for victims ‘a good healing moment’

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.: The vigil on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati was “a good healing moment for the entire city to come together,” said Courtney True-Smith, who works in the Huntington Center across the street from the square. “Even seeing people bring their children, that new life, that young life, just shows how strong and resilient our city is,” she said. True-Smith...
‘I enjoyed it’: Springfield woman accused of stabbing uncle pleads insanity

‘I enjoyed it’: Springfield woman accused of stabbing uncle pleads insanity

A woman accused of stabbing her uncle while demanding money told investigators she enjoyed doing so, according to a new court document filed in the case. Rebecca Isaac, charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence, changed her plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity. MORE: NEW DETAILS: Springfield woman accused of...
Second woman escapes Clark County Jail within a month

Second woman escapes Clark County Jail within a month

A Kettering woman is the second woman to escape from the Clark County Jail in just over a month’s time. Jennifer Tate, 29, of Kettering, was arraigned on felony escape charges in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Judge Mel Kemmer entered a not guilty plea for her and set bond at $25,000. According to a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Tate was able to slip...
Storm damage: Tree falls in Miami Twp., lightning causes Butler County barn fire

Storm damage: Tree falls in Miami Twp., lightning causes Butler County barn fire

Multiple reports of damage have been reported in the wake of thunderstorms rolling through the region on Wednesday: 8:45 p.m. -- In Butler County, lightning is believed to be the cause of a barn fire in Okeana, according to the county emergency management agency. 5:05 p.m. -- In Warren County, lightning is suspected to have caused a house fire on Wilson Farms Boulevard in Franklin Twp., Fire Chief...
9-1-1 caller: ‘There’s a guy under the water. He’s not coming out’

9-1-1 caller: ‘There’s a guy under the water. He’s not coming out’

Two 9-1-1 calls to Clark County Dispatch painted the terrifying scene unfolding on the Mad River in Clark County on Labor Day. Canoers and holiday visitors sprang into action after a woman yelled for help to find a man she said was drowning. “There’s a guy under the water. He’s not coming out, and we can’t find him,” one caller said. The caller tells the dispatcher she...
VIDEO: Woman caught after minutes-long escape from Clark County Jail 

VIDEO: Woman caught after minutes-long escape from Clark County Jail 

UPDATE @ 10:01 p.m.: Jennifer Tate, the 29-year-old Kettering woman captured after her minutes-long escape from the Clark County Jail tonight, now will be charged with felony escape, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.  She was captured about 26 minutes after slipping through the perimeter fence -- severely injuring herself in the process.  She had been with inmates from a different...
Hundreds gather to show support for injured Coldwater JV football player 

Hundreds gather to show support for injured Coldwater JV football player 

A student's tweet about an injured compadre at Coldwater High School went viral and led to a mass showing of support and affection Monday night. A gathering of more than 200 that include Coldwater Cavalier football players, family, students, faculty, friends and representatives from at least 10 other Midwest Athletic Conference schools (plus Celina and St. Marys) formed a human shield of sorts at...
West Liberty shows off new police station

West Liberty shows off new police station

Safety and security were the top priorities for officials when they designed the new West Liberty police station, chief Shane Oelker said. The city opened the doors of the new police station to the public for the first time Monday, and police officials expect the station to be fully operational by Tuesday. “It’s been a long time coming,” Oelker said. “We needed a police facility...
Mercy making progress with Enon medical project

Mercy making progress with Enon medical project

Mercy Health recently is moving ahead on a project that will build a new $14 million medical campus in Enon late next year, starting with a freestanding emergency department. Mercy closed on the property for the project in early August for a transaction of about $1.1 million said Alex Rintoul, vice president of strategy and operations for Mercy Health-Springfield. He said Mercy is planning an informational...
Fair at New Boston continues holiday weekend tradition

Fair at New Boston continues holiday weekend tradition

Smells of burning campfires, white tents as far as the eye could see and the air pierced by cannon fire, bagpipe music and the occasional shout of “huzzah” permeated George Rogers Clark Park on Saturday. The Fair at New Boston was back in town. The Labor Day weekend tradition continued as the year 1798 was recreated by history enthusiasts for the time travelers of the 21st Century at the...
Urbana City Schools parents riled up over publishing of addresses, bus routes

Urbana City Schools parents riled up over publishing of addresses, bus routes

The decision to publish on Facebook the home addresses and school route information for every student in the Urbana City Schools, has riled parents.  Urbana YES, which touts itself as a pro-education and pro-district group, backed the bond issue for new schools that passed in November 2014.  Friday night, some parents and guardians told WHIO-TV's James Buechele that more consideration and...
No skimmers found in check of more than 50 Montgomery County gas stations

No skimmers found in check of more than 50 Montgomery County gas stations

A check of more than 50 gas stations and more than 450 gas pumps prior to the Labor Day weekend turned up no credit card skimming devices, county Auditor Karl Keith said Friday. He directed the county-wide sweep for illegal credit card skimming devices at gas pumps, according to a statement from his office. Inspectors with the weights and measures section of the auditor’s office performed the...
Springfield NAACP, 50 citizens, city/county officials working to stop violence

Springfield NAACP, 50 citizens, city/county officials working to stop violence

A recent increase in shootings and shots-fired incidents in recent months prompted a community meeting Thursday night, led by the Springfield Chapter NAACP, to talk about what can be done about the seemingly continuing violence. More than 50 residents, concerned for their safety and perceptions about their city, met with city and county leaders at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, on West Pleasant...
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