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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS•Mellie Derry, of Springfield, received a third place award in the case study completion for new RAs at the North East Ohio Housing Officers (NEOHO) RA conference recently held in Alliance. Derry is majoring in marketing at Ashland University.GROVE CITY COLLEGELocal Grove City College students recently named to the ...

Sunday Calendar

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSMONDAY6 p.m.: Al-Anon, a 12-step program for families and friends of alcoholics, will meet at the Alano Club, 1557 E. Main St. Entrance in back. Handicap accessible. For more information, call 937-342-2218 or visit www.al-anondaytonoh.org.TUESDAYNoon: Springfield High School Class of 1950 will hold its quarterly lunch at Red ...

Wind Chill Advisory (StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Bitter cold prompts wind chill advisory

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTWind chill advisory through 10 a.m. SaturdaySnow showers bring light accumulationWind chills below zero this weekendFor the latest on breaking weather conditions, live radar and school closings, download the free WHIO Weather App.DETAILED FORECASTA wind chill advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday as arctic air pushes into ...

Members of Masjid Al-Madina in Springfield hold Friday prayers. The mosque is investing an additional $500,000 the center and continues to encourage people to attend Friday prayer. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield mosque gets $500K in upgrades

A Springfield mosque is getting about $500,000 in renovations and upgrades in hopes of bringing the community together.Renovations and additions to the South Burnett Road property include a new half-sized soccer field, basketball court, a playground, additional lighting, picnic shelters, a storage area and upgrades to the old mosques that ...

Wind Chill Advisory (StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Clark County cancels Level 1 snow emergency

UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.: Clark County has canceled its Level 1 snow emergency.A wind chill advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday, issued by the National Weather Service.FIRST REPORTClark County has issued a Level 1 snow emergency.Primary roadways are snow covered with blowing snow throughout Clark County.Drivers should allow ...

Yari, the K-9 deputy with the Clark County Sheriffs office. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Man indicted for injuries to Clark County K-9 officer

A man wanted on several warrants ran from Clark County Sheriff’s deputies and injured the K-9 officer Yari during his arrest in December, investigators said.Paul Powell Jr., 28, of 717 Reed St. was indicted on a charge of assault or harassing a police dog.Powell kicked Yari during his arrest on ...

 Reverend Vicki Downing of Grace United Methodist Church in Springfield stands in the sanctuary where a few ceiling tiles fell. The church that can no longer hold Sunday services in the sanctuary because of compromised beams in the attic. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF Grace United Methodist Church in Springfield had to move Sunday services out of the sanctuary because of compromised beams in the attic that could cause the ceiling to collapse. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Springfield church seeks help for sanctuary repairs

When members of Grace United Methodist Church looked toward the heavens, it might have partly been to make sure the roof wasn’t coming down on them.Church members discovered last summer that two trusses supporting the sanctuary roof in their 138-year-old church are cracked, and insurance won’t cover the needed $225,000 ...

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2 new Zika cases in Ohio, 1 in Butler County

Ohio’s two newest cases of Zika virus — including a Butler County woman who traveled abroad — will not be the last, state and local health experts said Friday.Dr. Robert Lerer, Butler County health commissioner, said as more travelers return from the infected countries, these cases will be “no news.”Eventually, ...

Clark County Common Pleas Court

Public Records

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS16-CV-0090 - Bank of America, N.A., v. Jerry L. Booher, 1403 ½ Maiden Lane, complaint for $22,043.16-CV-0091 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Ricky E. Brink, 6200 Ballentine Pike, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $210,017.16-CV-0092 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Michael S. Creager, 3039 Lynnhaven ...

Wittenberg University student, Christina Lohnes (left) gets her blood pressure checked by Melissa Day from Community Mercy Health Partners at the campus health clinic. Wittenberg University and Community Mercy Health Partners (CMPH) have reached an agreement to enhance student health services on campus. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Springfield hospital taking over Wittenberg’s campus clinic

Wittenberg University has partnered with Community Mercy Health Partners to run its on-campus health center.The university said the move expands services to students, including adding more hours that the center is open.The main reason for the change at the health center was to improve service to students, said Charles McFarland, ...

Paul Hiltz

Springfield hospital CEO elected on regional association board

Paul Hiltz, president and CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners, has been elected secretary/treasurer on the board of trustees for the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association.The board consists of the presidents and CEOs of the GDAHA member networks and hospitals, the Community Blood Center/ Community Tissue Services, the Montgomery County ...

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich meets with attendees during a campaign stop, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Orangeburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

John Kasich’s speaking style can inspire and insult

After his strong second place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is likely to attract exponential attention from the national press and opponents who will dissect and analyze his every word. For Kasich, who has decades of experience in front of TV cameras, it could be ...

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Orangeburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

John Kasich slams Republicans for budget problems during 2000s

Even as he intensified an effort to win the backing of conservative Republicans for next week’s South Carolina primary, Gov. John Kasich blamed former President George W. Bush and congressional Republicans for transforming years of projected budget surpluses into massive deficits.Kasich, who concluded a long day of campaigning by speaking ...

Jack, a beagle, and Daffy, a boxer puppy, were found at the Clark County Humane Society after running away from their owner’s house. Allison Wichie/STAFF

Clark County family upset over fees, time to get lost dogs back

A “miscommunication” at the humane society has left a Clark County family upset with the fees and time it took to get their lost dogs from the animal shelter.The family’s adult beagle, Jack, and puppy boxer-mix, Daffy, escaped from their yard on Feb. 5, said 15-year-old Shelby Beatty.“We went around ...

Joseph Setty

Springfield man denies manufacturing meth

A 44-year-old Springfield man pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday in connection to a suspected meth lab found at a home on Lagonda Avenue earlier this month.Joseph M. Setty, of 19 W. Clark St., was charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of ...

Aerial photo of the plane crash in Greene County. 

Friends leading effort to support family of pilot killed in crash

Friends of a Fairborn pilot who died in a plane crash last week are organizing community to help care for his wife and two children.Joel Lansford, 33, of Fairborn, served in the Ohio Army National Guard. Scott Collins, who severed with him in Afghanistan, said Collins enjoyed helping others. Lansford ...

A rooster with frostbite was found on the side of the road Friday in East Dayton by a Humane Society of Greater Dayton investigator. Staff photo by Mike Campbell

Rooster with frostbite found in Dayton

Not just dogs and cats can be affected by cold. A rooster with frostbite was found on the side of the road Friday in East Dayton by a Humane Society of Greater Dayton investigator. People who work with animals say to be careful with the amount of time pets are ...

MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News, the Independent Journal Review and Google, this was the final televised debate before the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Republican debate today on WHIO-TV Channel 7

The Republican candidates for president will face off in a debate Saturday that you can watch live at 9 p.m. on WHIO-TV Channel 7.This will be the first debate since Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary and Ohio Gov. John Kasich launched ahead of the other establishment GOP candidates ...

Valentine’s spending expected to bloom larger this year

People will be showing love for their loved one’s this Valentine’s Day by opening their wallets even wider this year. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, consumers will be spending more than ever this Valentine’s Day, a total of $19.7 billion. Americans will also spend a record ...

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders coming to Ohio March 13; How to go

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will attend Ohio Democratic Party’s Legacy Dinner on Sunday, March 13, just two days before the Ohio primary. Tickets for the event are $50 - $5,000. You can get tickets here. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the Columbus Convention Center. ...

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