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A dalmation keeps watch over a team of horses from the Express Clydesdales. The team took  part in the 15th annual Holiday in the City which drew a crowd to downtown Springfield Saturday. The event, which featured strolling carolers, carriage rides and activities for children concluded with the Grand Illumination and a fireworks display.  LISA POWELL / STAFF

Holiday in the City 2013

The 15th Holiday in the City was held Saturday in downtown Springfield, providing a festive atmosphere for those in search of some holiday fun.

Funeral set for WSU grad killed in I-70 crash

Services will be Monday in Virginia for Jason Fricke, 28, who died Sept 29 on when his car was struck head on by one traveling the wrong way on Interstate 70 near Springfield. The other driver, Francois Hagenimana, 24, of Kettering also was killed. Adam Laugle of Dayton said Fricke ...

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks during a memorial service for her father, former Ohio governor and congressman John J. Gilligan at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Columbus. Gilligan died last week at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio Statehouse event honors late Gov. Gilligan

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius didn’t always know how different her father, former Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan, was from other dads.During a memorial service for the late Democratic governor and congressman, Sebelius said Thursday that she thought most families spent the fall season knocking on doors, ...

Woman turns up alive 13 days after her funeral

Thirteen days after saying their final farewells to a Sharolyn Jackson, a Philadelphia family got a pleasant surprise when they found Jackson alive and well. The fifty-year-old was pronounced dead after a body matching her description was found on a street corner on July 20. (Via Daily Mirror) The body was ...

Hot, humid conditions for the weekend

This morning’s sunshine will turn into cloudy skies by the afternoon. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening but nothing severe is expected. Highs today will reach into the upper-80s, but feeling like the lower-90s with the increasing humidity. “Our UV Index will be ...

Former Crowell-Collier building owner dies

Harry C. Denune, a local businessman who owned the massive Crowell-Collier Building for more than 40 years, died on Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 90.A service is planned at 2 p.m. today at the First Advent Christian Church in Lake City, Fla.Denune purchased the Crowell-Collier building in ...

Springfield's Jonathan Winters sports the Wildcat blue at his home in Montecito, Calif. Photo by Michael Moriatis, special to the News-Sun

Springfield legend Winters dies at 87

Jonathan Winters, the Springfield-raised comic genius who once told his wife he’d come back to Ohio and sell farm equipment if his comedy career in New York didn’t pan out, has died. Winters, 87, died Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Montecito, Calif., long-time family friend Joe ...

A memorial garden is being constructed at the corner of Fountain Avenue and Cliff Park Drive to honor former National Trail Parks and Recreation employee Diane Leach, who died unexpectedly last year. Bill Lackey/Staff

Garden to honor longtime parks employee

A memorial garden is under construction at the corner of Fountain Avenue and Cliff Park Drive to honor a former National Trail Parks and Recreation District employee who died last year.The Diane Leach Memorial Garden is expected to be completed before Memorial Day.Leach, a North High School graduate, worked at ...

Llewellyn “Lew” D. Arnold

Enon councilman dies

The unexpected death of a sitting village councilman, former Greenon Local Schools teacher and a long-time Enon resident has left a void in the community.Llewellyn “Lew” D. Arnold died March 22 at a cardiovascular center in California following complications from surgery for chronic pulmonary emboli, his wife Sue Arnold said. ...

Vince Demana

Local business leader dies

Vince Demana, a Springfield businessman who took his father’s local scrap yard and turned it into a steel company with multiple locations in Ohio, has died. He was 72.Demana remained as CEO of Benjamin Steel Co. until 2005. In 1998 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and he died Monday ...

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