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Clark County sheriff asks fairgoers to leave Confederate flags at home

A fight at the Clark County Fair prompted by the display of a Confederate battle flag has led the sheriff to ask fairgoers not to bring the flags to the event. A man wearing a Confederate battle flag belt buckle and with one draped over his shoulders was approached by ...

Some of Emmons’ chainsaw sculptures were on display at the Clark County Fair Monday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Chainsaw artist’s works to benefit Clark County Fair

A lot of artwork is based on adding layers for a finished product. Jason Emmons of Bear Hollow Wood Carvers believes in art by subtraction.He takes a wood log of about 4 feet long, uses a 7- to 12-pound chainsaw and 45 minutes to an hour later has created an ...

Clark County Historical Society to seek 0.3 mill levy

The Clark County Historical Society will ask voters to approve a 0.3-mill levy for operating and maintenance expenses on the November ballot.Clark County commissioners recently unanimously approved placing the five-year levy on the ballot after rejecting the historical society’s request to place a levy with a higher millage on the ...

The Center Street YMCA building. Bill Lackey/Staff

Crowell-Collier, civic district top potential landmarks list

The Crowell-Collier building and a downtown civic district highlight the top-10 list of potential targets recommended to the Springfield Register of Historic Properties. A panel of preservationists and historians compiled the list based on architectural, historical and cultural significance. The list (See a timeline of when the buildings were constructed) ...

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COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS15-CV-0493 - Citizens Bank, N.A., v. Dale E. Chapman Sr., 3691 Middle Urbana Road, Apt. 118, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1345 Beverly Ave., for $58,145.15-CV-0494 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Emma J. Williamson, 915 Pine St., et al., complaint for property located ...

Global Impact Stem Academy students Wesley Sizemore (left), Beth Lenz and Brian Rexroth get ready to put their spaghetti bridge to the test. After four weeks of engineering immersion, 24 Clark County high schoolers capped off the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program hosted at Clark State Community College with a spaghetti bridge competition Friday. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Spaghetti bridge competition wraps up engineering camp

After four weeks of engineering immersion, 24 Clark County high schoolers capped off the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program hosted at Clark State Community College with a spaghetti bridge competition Friday.The winning bridge, designed and built by Chris Lingane and Nathan Bostick of Shawnee High School, and Madison Crawford ...

Municipal Court

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED:Casey Brockington, 23, of 828 W. North St., unauthorized use of vehicle, guilty, 60 days jail, consecutive, costs by Aug. 27; driving under suspension, guilty; possession of drug abuse instrument, drug abuse marijuana, improper turn, no seat belt, dismissed.Francisco J. A. Hernendez, 20, of 1420 Concord Ave., ...

Jeanne Rue holds the small fryer she and her husband, Matt, started making their potato chips with. Two years later, they are selling Rue Farms Rustic Patoto Chips at Whole Foods and several other area grocery stores. Bill Lackey/Staff

Local company goes from kitchen to supermarket

In just a few years, a Clark County couple went from making homemade potato chips on their kitchen counter to distributing thousands of bags to some of the largest grocery chains in Ohio.The success of Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips is particularly surprising because until December 2012, owners Matt and ...

Fine Forgiveness puts you back in library’s good graces

This is my favorite week at the Clark County Public Library.Libraries have always been one of my favorite places to hang out, and I always seem to have a library book, or DVD or two sitting around at home. However, keeping track of the return dates is not one of ...

Dairy feeder weight limit higher this year to allow for more profit

New weight specifications will be used for the Junior Dairy Feeder Cows at this year’s Clark County Fair, creating a chance at more profit and improving selection.Animals can now weigh between 300-650 pounds, making them more saleable at the fair. That is an increase of 50 pounds. The competition kicks ...

Graffiti team needs owners to OK removal

Organizers of the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office graffiti eradication program are hitting a snag in their efforts to clean up unwanted tagging. The team can clean up graffiti at no expense for the property’s owner, but they must get permission from owners to do the work first. “We get word ...

United Way raises $1.4 million, but misses Clark County goal

The United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties raised more than $1.4 million as part of its 2014 campaign, but failed to reach its goal in Clark County, resulting in cuts to some local non-profit organizations. While local officials were disappointed to miss their goal in Clark County, they ...

The ‘The Time of TAM-paw’ has arrived

As some will recall, I referred to our grandson Atticus’ previous few months as the “Time of the pup-geek.”The term originated when my wife teased him about being a pipsqueak and he responded by pointing a finger, smiling and saying, “You a pup-geek.”I couldn’t have agreed more.Well, these days, he ...

Local guard members assist in medical mission overseas

More than 40 local airmen were recently deployed to provide medical care at a U.S. military hospital in Germany that serves as an evacuation and treatment center for injured U.S. service members in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe and Africa.The Medical Group and Chaplain Corps from Springfield’s 178th Wing of the Ohio ...

Shawn Wilson looks over the city of Springfield’s salt supply recently. Bill Lackey/Staff

City may spend up to $275,000 on road salt

The city of Springfield may spend up to $275,000 to purchase nearly 4,000 tons of rock salt for the upcoming winter. The 3,850 tons of salt was purchased from Detroit, Mich.-based Detroit Salt Company at a price of about $71 per ton through the Ohio Department of Transportation Cooperative Purchasing ...

All is calm among campers as fair opens

A year removed from a comprehensive, and sometimes volatile, upgrade of the Clark County Fairgrounds campsites, all is calm as the 2015 Clark County Fair opened Friday.“There hasn’t been any complaints from the fire chief,” Allan Hess said, director of the Clark County Fair, referring to Springfield Twp. Fire Chief ...

A grounds maintenance worker at Locust Hills Golf Course is reflected in a pond as he cuts the grass Thursday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Frequent storms slow business in region

Frequent downpours in June and July were not enough to topple records, but they were enough to slow business in Clark County.Consistent rain showers and thunderstorms irked several businesses that rely on clear weather, including golf courses, canoe liveries and even some restaurants. The precipitation blew past normal averages for ...

Law firm says misconduct claims ‘flawed’ in Wittenberg suit

A Springfield law firm called Wittenberg University’s malpractice claims against it flawed in court filings as part of an ongoing lawsuit that alleges bad legal advice significantly damaged the school’s finances.Attorneys representing Martin, Browne, Hull and Harper have asked that portions of Wittenberg’s complaint be dismissed because the statute of ...

Why some teachers are leaving the profession

For districts/educational entities in the area, this has been an incredible “hiring season.”At Madison-Champaign Education Services Center, we have hired for the upcoming school year 34 certified and classified employees with another 12 to 15 positions that still need filled. I have a veteran Human Resources Director who has never ...

Public Records

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS15-CV-0487 - Westfield National Insurance Co., v. Kimberly Galbert, 2703 Dwight Road, Trailer 7, complaint for $16,500 for damages and injuries in an auto accident on Oct. 1, 2013.15-CV-0488 - Citizens Bank, N.A., v. Patricia A. Whitaker, 2017 Ontario Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $66,337.15-CV-0489 ...

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