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Rolla Ed Malan in Honolulu. Contributed photo

Southwest Ohio vet who survived Pearl Harbor: Freedom isn’t free

Do you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001? How about when President Kennedy was shot?For members of America’s Greatest Generation who are now more than 80 years old, the question to ask is, “Where were you when you heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor?”The world took a ...

A group of students, from left, Tamia Jordan, Ja’Naiya Binion and Travis Freeman in the summer youth employment program at OIC plan. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County youth jobs program that faced elimination to continue

A $45 million Clark County summer youth employment program that faced possible elimination will continue next year as part of a new, $100 million Ohio program.The annual three-month summer youth jobs program — which employed 14,000 youth statewide and about 100 in Clark County — was expected to be eliminated ...

Enon police are shown with children at a previous “Shop with a Cop” event. The police department will hold another this Saturday Officer Roger Fox from the Enon Police Department was among seven officers and Police Chief Lew Wilcox. Contributed photo

Enon police to give kids an early Christmas

Enon police are set to host their annual Shop with a Cop event this Saturday.Police Chief Lew Wilcox said the department has worked with the Greenon Local Schools to identify students who will get early Christmas presents this year thanks to donations from the community and the local police officers.“We ...

$3M sought for Springfield, I-70 traffic project

Local leaders are seeking $3 million in federal funding to create a themed interchange at South Limestone Street and Interstate 70, which they say will improve safety and beautify one of the city’s most important gateways. The project also would reconfigure the intersection and replace the traffic signal at South ...

2 Enon officers injured in crash while investigating violent robbery

Two Enon police officers were injured when their patrol car struck a deer as they investigated a violent robbery.The crash has left the Enon Police Department with only two patrol cars in their fleet, Chief Lew Wilcox said.>>RELATED: Mad River, Enon officials concerned after police levies failOfficers responded to the ...

The Western Clark County Business Coalition is collecting donations for U.S. Army Soldier David Thome and his unit. Contributed photo

Clark County group working to give soldiers overseas a Christmas

A Clark County business group is gathering donations to send to a local solider and his unit who will be stationed in Afghanistan over Christmas.The Western Clark County Business Coalition is collecting items such as fun and unusual types of candy, treats and snacks, activities such as puzzle books, crossword ...

Arabella Slusser sits with Santa at the New Carlisle fire house after the Christmas parade last year. Staff photo/Marshall Gorby

Enon, New Carlisle prepare for holiday celebrations this weekend

This is such a fun magical time of year as we watch the holiday spirit grow in our communities. The number of decorative lights and level of excitement increase each night.Enon and New Carlisle will be starting off the Christmas season with special family-oriented events on Saturday, Dec. 3.>>RELATED: Cottrel: ...

Secret Santa likely drops 2nd $1K gold coin into Salvation Army kettle

The Salvation Army Corps of Springfield got a kick start to its holiday fundraising when they found a gold coin worth $1,000 in one of its red kettles. It’s the second time in two years that a South African gold coin wrapped in a $100 bill has been dropped in ...

Mad River, Enon officials concerned after police levies fail

Voters in the Mad River Twp. and Enon communities rejected levies aimed at providing more police services this past election cycle. The results have left Mad River Twp. residents without an officer assigned to their community and have made staffing the Enon Police Department difficult for authorities to manage, according ...

Springfield stores gear up for Small Biz Saturday

After customers packed big retailers to get the best deals on Black Friday, local stores in Springfield pushed shoppers to buy from independent businesses Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting independent retailers nationwide. It falls right after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and started back in 2010. ...

Residents speak out about proposed Springfield cuts

Some Springfield residents want city commissioners to keep funding a local tourism agency while others have urged city leaders to go back on the ballot in May. Springfield city staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts next year, including to parks, municipal court, safety services and a local ...

Western Clark County has many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving, Pam Cottrel says, including for its local educators and libraries. Marshall Gorby/Staff photo

Cottrel: Clark County has many reasons to be thankful

All year long as I write my column, I get to meet wonderful people and see great things happening in our western Clark County communities.Traditionally at Thanksgiving I like to take the time to reflect on some of the things that make our communities so exceptional.>>RELATED: Want to lead New ...

Nancy Dyer talks to a patron at the Springfield Soup Kitchen last week as she volunteers there. Bill Lackey/Staff

Bethel Twp. woman lives to give back, help ‘those who struggle’

Bethel Twp. resident Nancy Dyer wasn’t ready to slow down after retiring from teaching in public schools for two-and-a-half decades.In fact, she’s busier now than she ever was before, husband Calvin Dyer said — simply by giving back to the community.“She’s just a very caring and giving person,” Calvin Dyer ...

Melissa Marshall leads a Zumba class at the Springfield YMCA Wednesday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Workplace wellness growing in Springfield to improve health, cut costs

Employee wellness programs have grown as a way for Clark County employers to improve workers’ health and cut insurance costs but some opponents believe they’re an invasion of privacy.Employers spend about $225.8 billion annually — about $1,685 per employee — on productivity losses linked to employees missing work, according to ...

Wittenberg linebacker Nick Gibson (37) comes up with the ball after Ohio Wesleyan quarterback Dominick Orsini (13) lost it after a run on in November of 2014 at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio. It was not ruled a fumble as Orsini’s forward progress had stopped. David Jablonski/STAFF

Stafford: Football rule unfairly targets players

Cause and effect.When the two are linked, the world seems neat and orderly, like a place we can control: If we eat less during the holidays, there’s less weight to lose in January.But when we pretend there’s a link between cause and effect that really doesn’t exist, things get awkward.And ...

Springfield resident Teresa Holobaugh sorts through groceries. CONTRIBUTED

Business coalition to collect items for Enon food pantry

The Western Clark County Business Coalition will host its next meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Knob Prairie Church, 203 W. Main St. in Enon.The guest speaker will be Enon Relief, and guests are asked to bring a canned item to donate to help stock their ...

Members of the Marine Corps League get ready for a 21-gun salute during Veterans Day ceremonies at Ferncliff Cemetery. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Clark County honors veterans with ceremony, park

The hundreds of thousands of men and women who have put their life on the line to serve their country were honored in Clark County.Some local veterans said it is their mission to make sure other veterans feel welcomed and thanked in the county daily, not just on holidays.“There’s constant ...

Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox said the new Vice and Organized Crime Task Force will allow his small department to better investigate drug trafficking in the community. (ALLISON WICHIE/STAFF)

Sheriff’s office, Clark County police team up for drug task force

A new law enforcement task force comprised of several small communities in Clark County aims to crack down on drug trafficking and abuse.Clark County commissioners recently approved a mutual agreement to allow jurisdiction lines to be crossed to form the Clark County Vice and Organized Crime Task Force.The idea was ...

Members of the public and leaders of Greenon Local Schools attended a meeting about the district’s plan to construct one new building to house all the students in Greenon, pending voter approval. PARKER PERRY/STAFF

Greenon leaders want to build one new school for all of district

Greenon Local Schools leaders decided to pursue a one-school building option in its bid to replace aging facilities in the district.The school’s board of education met in special session Thursday night, the eve to a deadline it had to reach to get money from the Ohio Facility Construction Commission for ...

Deb Burchett won the race to become Clark County sheriff this week. STAFF PHOTO

Clark County sheriff shocked by election loss

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly was shocked by the outcome of Tuesday’s election and being voted out of office after more than 30 years, he said in his first public comments since then.“Every person that I talked to assured me that I had their vote and that I was going ...

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