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Matt Sanctis

Matt has worked for the Springfield News-Sun covering Champaign County since 2007. He covers city and county government, schools, courts, police and fire in Champaign County. He grew up in Beavercreek and graduated from the University of Toledo in 2002. He lives in Fairborn. Sanctis worked for three years covering Sandusky County for the Fremont News-Messenger before joining the Springfield News-Sun.  

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A Springfield McDonald’s will close today as upgrades continue
 Springfield’s McDonald’s store at 2210 S. Limestone will close its lobby this evening during renovations to the restaurant’s interior. The restaurant’s lobby will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow, according to a sign posted at the restaurant’s entrance. The restaurant was also...

Posted: 4 hours ago

Springfield’s McDonald’s store at 2210 S. Limestone will close its lobby this evening during renovations to the restaurant’s interior. The restaurant’s lobby will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow, according to a sign posted at the restaurant’s entrance. The restaurant was also...
This well-known Champaign County farm that has made beloved foods for decades is for sale
 Economic development officials in Champaign County are looking for new ownership for the roughly 30-acre Robert Rothschild farm property just outside Urbana after the well-known business merged with a Cincinnati company. Robert Rothschild Farm has roots in Champaign County dating to 1976, when Robert and Sara Rothschild moved to the area...

Posted: a day ago

Economic development officials in Champaign County are looking for new ownership for the roughly 30-acre Robert Rothschild farm property just outside Urbana after the well-known business merged with a Cincinnati company. Robert Rothschild Farm has roots in Champaign County dating to 1976, when Robert and Sara Rothschild moved to the area...
Honda will soon launch its ‘new era’ SUV that is built in this region
 Acura recently displayed the latest version of its RDX sport utility vehicle at the New York International Auto show, with features that include a more spacious cabin and an all-new body and chassis design. The vehicle, which is manufactured at Honda’s East Liberty plant in Ohio, is expected to launch mid-year, according to information...

Posted: a day ago

Acura recently displayed the latest version of its RDX sport utility vehicle at the New York International Auto show, with features that include a more spacious cabin and an all-new body and chassis design. The vehicle, which is manufactured at Honda’s East Liberty plant in Ohio, is expected to launch mid-year, according to information...
This key Clark County economic measure is at its best level since 2000
 Unemployment rates in Clark and Champaign counties each hit their lowest level in 17 years in March, according to a state report released Tuesday morning. Clark County’s unemployment rate was 4 percent last month, while Champaign County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent. For both counties, that’s the lowest unemployment...

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Unemployment rates in Clark and Champaign counties each hit their lowest level in 17 years in March, according to a state report released Tuesday morning. Clark County’s unemployment rate was 4 percent last month, while Champaign County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent. For both counties, that’s the lowest unemployment...
You’ll soon notice some new billboards in Clark County. Here’s what they’ll say.
 Three new billboards in Clark County will promote local recycling programs to area residents, Clark County officials said this week. The Clark County Solid Waste District recently spent about $3,000 for the permanent billboards, which will be placed on county-owned buildings at Styer Drive in Park Layne, Old Columbus Road and Ohio 54 in Pleasant...

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Three new billboards in Clark County will promote local recycling programs to area residents, Clark County officials said this week. The Clark County Solid Waste District recently spent about $3,000 for the permanent billboards, which will be placed on county-owned buildings at Styer Drive in Park Layne, Old Columbus Road and Ohio 54 in Pleasant...
5 things you didn’t know were actually made in Clark and Champaign counties
 The Springfield News-Sun recently reported about a roughly $1 million expansion at New Method Packaging, a company that started in the city in 1982. Here are a few other companies in the Springfield area that make products you might not expect: The company started when founder Neil Miller lost a job and started making disposable pizza...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Springfield News-Sun recently reported about a roughly $1 million expansion at New Method Packaging, a company that started in the city in 1982. Here are a few other companies in the Springfield area that make products you might not expect: The company started when founder Neil Miller lost a job and started making disposable pizza...
This eyesore Urbana site could soon have new life after a long cleanup
 A Champaign County economic development agency is getting ready to market a long-abandoned manufacturing site near downtown Urbana as a lengthy cleanup process moves ahead. The Champaign Economic Partnership will soon begin marketing the former Q3 and Johnson Manufacturing site, said Marcia Bailey, economic development coordinator for the...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Champaign County economic development agency is getting ready to market a long-abandoned manufacturing site near downtown Urbana as a lengthy cleanup process moves ahead. The Champaign Economic Partnership will soon begin marketing the former Q3 and Johnson Manufacturing site, said Marcia Bailey, economic development coordinator for the...
WATCH: This Springfield facility bringing jobs to a historic site got a unique delivery this week
 Staff at the City of Springfield posted video this week depicting a 178-foot crane trying to maneuver its way to Topre’s construction site at the Champion City Business Park. Topre America Corp. first announced plans to build a manufacturing site in Springfield in December 2016, when the Japanese auto parts firm announced plans to invest...

Posted: 6 days ago

Staff at the City of Springfield posted video this week depicting a 178-foot crane trying to maneuver its way to Topre’s construction site at the Champion City Business Park. Topre America Corp. first announced plans to build a manufacturing site in Springfield in December 2016, when the Japanese auto parts firm announced plans to invest...
What’s happening with the long-proposed wind farm in Champaign County?
 Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County recently filed documents with the Ohio Power Siting Board opposing an extension of certificates needed to build the project. Attorneys representing the Buckeye Wind and Champaign Wind LLC projects are seeking approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board to extend the certificates for the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County recently filed documents with the Ohio Power Siting Board opposing an extension of certificates needed to build the project. Attorneys representing the Buckeye Wind and Champaign Wind LLC projects are seeking approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board to extend the certificates for the...