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Mayor: City will take time to consider proposed demolition moratorium

City commissioners will take their time considering a proposed moratorium on downtown demolitions, the mayor said, and they didn’t act on the request at their meeting Tuesday.The Springfield Historic Landmarks Commission asked city commissioners earlier this month to consider the moratorium as it plans to review which buildings are on ...

Computers stolen from Rocking Horse during break-in

The Rocking Horse Health Center was burglarized sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday, according to a Springfield Police Division report.An employee arriving for work Tuesday morning discovered that someone had damaged a window to enter the building at 651 S. Limestone St. and ransacked several offices in the behavioral health section, ...

Mandatory sentences debated for crimes against seniors, disabled

A state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would create two-year mandatory prison sentences for violent crimes committed against seniors and people with disabilities, but some Clark County leaders fear it could tie judge’s hands.“This is hopefully a deterrent,” said Rep. Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland, the bill’s sponsor. “And sends a ...

Cold could bring wintry mix Friday night

Cooler temperatures and rain are expected the next few days, and it may get cold enough for a few snowflakes. Skies will be clear overnight as temps drop through the 40s and into the mid 30s Thursday morning, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson. Some could see ...

Organization leaders, community gather for ‘The Write Stuff’

In 1983, a movie about the original group of American astronauts entitled “The Right Stuff” was released.On a recent Friday evening, Springfield area citizens gathered for a first-time event called “The Write Stuff, an Evening of Food Music and Civic Action.”It included local community groups making presentations about their programs ...

A $1.3 million pre-fabricated bridge will be constructed in Snyder Park at the end of Snyder Street next year to help crews access the former golf course area for a sewer project in 2016. Bill Lackey/Staff

$1.3M bridge part of bigger changes in Snyder Park

A more than $1.3 million bridge will be constructed in Snyder Park next year as part a $16 million sewer project and will serve as a new main entrance into the playground and tennis courts area.The new bridge will extend Snyder Street across Buck Creek into Snyder Park, behind the ...

County to share geographical data with Springfield

Clark County commissioners have agreed to authorize a five-year, $40,o000 contract to provide geographical data to the city of Springfield.The agreement will allow the city access to the county’s Geographical Information System.Commissioner John Detrick said the agreement is an example of “inter-government cooperation.”“The system is already there. So they’re not ...

Public Records

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS14-DP-0884 — Donald L. Overholser, 1812 Stratford Pl., v. Aryn M. Mundy, 1814 Stratford Pl., petition for civil stalking protection order.14-DP-0887 — Lena Renee Malloy, 1611 Irwin Ave., v. Dale Allen Malloy, 1611 ½ Irwin Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order.CURRENT BUSINESSSylvia Fleming v. Linda ...

Municipal Court

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED:Juan Harold Applin Jr., 29, of 364 Raffensberger St., possession of drugs, dismissed.John Anthony Blakeley, 18, of New Carlisle, offenses involving underage persons, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, pay fine and costs, fined $250.Barry Lynn Clarkston, 52, of 1017 W. Pleasant St., assault, dismissed ...

Free college and career readiness workshop tonight

Any local teens getting ready to dive into the ocean of college applications, financial aid and job searches are welcome at a workshop tonight at Springfield High School aimed at helping students grades 7 through 12 and their parents navigate the waters.College and Career 101 is a free event from ...

Urbana company does not have to provide birth control in insurance

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a small company in Urbana does not have to include contraceptive coverage as part of the health insurance plans it offers its workers.In a two-page order issued last week, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle concluded that the federal government ...

Daughter charged in 100-year-old mother’s death pleads not guilty

The daughter charged in the death of her 100-year-old mother pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Mary Strawser, 76, of Rushsylvania, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, neglect and theft before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O’Connor. The Logan County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Strawser and Sonny Scott, who lived ...

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Mother denies leaving children in filth

Beth Benner, 30, of Alta Road, pleaded not guilty in a Clark County Municipal Court arraignment this morning to charges of child endangering, domestic violence and assault.Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they removed Benner’s two children, a 5-month-old and an 8-year-old, from a home on Alta Road over the ...

Ruth Adams, manager of the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Urbana, sorts through clothes for sale at the store Tuesday. The store will be renamed the Community Thrift Store starting in December. Bill Lackey/Staff

Urbana’s thrift store to stay open under new name, ownership

The former Salvation Army Thrift Store, located at 127 Scioto St., will now remain open under a new name and new ownership.On Dec. 1, the store, which will be called the Community Thrift Store, will transfer ownership to a local board of directors under the Champaign County Ministerial Association.Earlier this ...

James Moore fills up his van at the Valero gas station on St. Paris Pike Tuesday. Compared to this time last year, Americans have an extra $110 million a day in their pockets they’re not spending on gas, according to GasBuddy.com, which watches prices at more than 133,000 stations in the U.S. and surveyed 391 area stations. Bill Lackey/Staff

Lower gas prices mean big savings

Drivers are spending less on gas — which went as low as $2.79 at some Springfield stations Tuesday — meaning more money for other necessities and savings for local businesses and governments.Compared to this time last year, Americans have an extra $110 million a day in their pockets they’re not ...

Springfield man indicted by grand jury on rape, assault charges

Anthony Donte Gaddy, 28, 1619 S. Fountain Ave., was indicted Monday by a Clark County grand jury for rape and assault after a Springfield Police Division investigation into a woman’s claim that Gaddy had sexual relations with her against her will, according to court documents.The alleged assault occurred in September. ...

Public Records

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS14-DP-0880 — Seth Harrison, 4878 New Carlisle Pike, v. Warren Lee Jr., 914 N. Homestead, petition for civil stalking protection order.14-DS-0881 — Heather M. Shaner, New Carlisle, and James V. Shaner, 1223 Cedarview Dr., E., petition for dissolution of marriage.14-DS-0882 — Shannon W. Ashley, 2924 Rebert Pike, ...

A postal truck was flipped on its side after a silver Voyager minivan’s driver hit it.

Mail truck rear-ended on Rt. 68

A postal worker turning in to a funeral home on Route 68 was rear-ended this morning. The postal truck was flipped on its side after the silver Voyager minivan’s driver hit it. No one was seriously injured in this crash in front of Jennings Funeral Home.

Municipal Court

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED:Nicholas A. Adams, 37, of 380 Forest Dr., domestic violence, innocent, continued, bond $1,000.Patricia A. Adamson, 50, of New Carlisle, domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; assault, innocent, continued.Joseph J. Bailey, 43, of 729 Wellington Dr., domestic violence, assault, child endangering, innocent, continued.Donald Lamonte ...

Federal judge rules in favor of Premier Health in antitrust lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled against the Medical Center at Elizabeth Place in an antitrust lawsuit it filed against Premier Health Partners. The small, physician-owned hospital, located in the former St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, claimed in federal court in February 2012 that southwest Ohio’s largest health system has colluded illegally to ...

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