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$100K cut to Springfield police, fire OT may mean slower responses

Springfield city leaders have recommended cutting $100,000 in overtime pay for police officers, firefighters and medics next year, which could mean fewer first responders on the streets. The proposed cuts come after voters rejected an income tax increase on the ballot last month. Staff members have recommended about $1.5 million ...

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Firefighter shot battling house fire in Youngstown

UPDATE @ 5:55 a.m. A firefighter shot while battling a house fire in Youngstown is expected to fully recover.Youngstown Fire Chief John O’Neill told CBS affiliate WKBN-TV the firefighter was shot in the leg while inside a fire truck, as the crew was leaving the scene of a house fire.The ...

Snapchat video leads deputies to body of missing Clark County woman

A Snapchat video led investigators to the C.J. Brown Reservoir in Buck Creed State Park early Monday, where they recovered the body of a missing 74-year-old Springfield woman.Clark County Sheriff’s Office divers pulled Eloise Briggs and her submerged SUV from reservoir about 9:30 a.m.Briggs had been the subject of an ...

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Rainy Tuesday, arctic blast arrives Wednesday

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTClouds return overnightRainy Tuesday expectedColdest air of the season arrives late WednesdayDOWNLOAD OUR FREE STORM CENTER 7 APPDETAILED FORECASTClouds will continue to increase during the overnight hours as rain approaches, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.Lows will fall into the middle 30s with rain showers moving in ...

State approves $1.5M for Springfield airport drone research

The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to a $1.5 million contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to work on a ground-based “sense-and avoid-system” for unmanned aircraft at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The research could give Springfield a major advantage in developing an economy around unmanned aircraft and drones, local ...

Tamara Remy, and Christopher C. Remy, are alleged to have participated in sexual activity with three girls all under the age of 10. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m. (Dec. 5): A Clark County jury has found a man and woman guilty on multiple charges involving child rape and sexual assault, ending more than 20 hours of deliberations over three days.Tamara and Christopher Remy were each facing dozens of charges, including child rape, child endangering, ...

Christopher C. Remy (right) walks into court before closing arguments are heard in a sexual assault trial involving him and (left) Tamara Remy. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Clark County jury finds couple guilty in child rape case

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m. (Dec. 5): A Clark County jury has found a man and woman guilty on multiple charges involving child rape and sexual assault, ending more than 20 hours of deliberations over three days.Tamara and Christopher Remy were each facing dozens of charges, including child rape, child endangering, ...

Springfield police use robots, gas during nearly 6-hour standoff

Springfield Police Division officers surrounded a home for nearly six hours after they heard a gunshot while attempting to serve a warrant and the suspect appears to have gotten away. Two officers went to a home in the 400 block of East Southern Avenue about 10 a.m. Monday to serve ...

Body of woman, kids with local ties recovered from Gatlinburg wildfire

Tennessee authorities confirmed that the bodies of the daughter-in-law and two granddaughters of a Centerville man were found at the home where the family lived in Gatlinburg.The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported 34-year-old Constance Reed, Chloe Reed, 12, and Lily Reed, 9, were found at 347 Wiley Oakley Drive.Constance Reed’s ...

Navistar, major Springfield employer, may lease Xenia facility

Representatives of Navistar have contacted the Xenia Fire Department about using space at 1003 Bellbrook Ave., possibly for storage purposes, the city’s development director said Monday. Steve Brodsky, the development director for the Greene County city, didn’t know if the company has moved into the space yet. A spokeswoman for ...

Springfield standoff ends in 5th hour; suspect at large

UPDATE @ 4:24 p.m. (Dec. 5):Springfield police Chief Steve Moody said after officers entered the home on Southern Avenue, it turned out the suspect had since jumped out of a second-story window and is now at large.Police had been there since 10 a.m. Monday to serve a search warrant on ...

Endangered Missing adult in Springfield found dead

UPDATE @ 2:46 p.m. (Dec. 5) This missing woman was found dead inside her submerged vehicle in Springfield. EARLIER REPORT A 74-year-old Springfield woman with health issues is the subject of an Ohio Endangered Missing Adult Alert. Eloise Briggs, who sufferes from medical issues and must use concentrated oxygen, was ...

Family who fled wildfires sends photos from Gatlinburg

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. Dec. 5The Fox family, who relocated from Logan County to Gatlinburg where they fled the deadly wildfire, has been allowed back into their neighborhood today to see what’s left of their property and belongings.It’s the first time Henry Fox, his wife, Casie, and their 5-year-old son ...

Blood drives have increased in Clark County due to blood bank shortages. CONTRIBUTED

New Carlisle church to sponsor blood drive

Sacred Heart Church in New Carlisle will sponsor a blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Father Paul Vieson Center, 205 West Lake Ave.Community Blood Center is thanking donors for being “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” ...

Clark County Common Pleas Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS16-CV-0764 - The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, v. Janet M. Brooks, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 2236 Addison New Carlisle Road, New Carlisle, for $75,245.16-CV-0765 - Karen L. Flory, 1006 Torrence Dr., v. Rodney E. Batie, D.O., H&H; ...

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of music director and conductor Peter Stafford Wilson, does a finale during a 2015 performance. Contributed photo

Springfield Symphony accepting music educator nominations

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is accepting nominations for its Music Educator of the Year.The award is nominated by the general public. Nominees must be a music educator in a public, parochial, or private school, grades K-12, in Clark, Champaign, or Greene counties. Educators from the following fields are eligible: General ...

Clark County Municipal Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED:Robert E. Boger, 23, address unknown, theft, guilty, 15 days jail, credit for time served.Robert B. Decker, 34, of 344 Green Acres Dr., OVI, guilty, 180 days jail with 170 days suspended, credit for time served, 12 months driver’s license suspension, 12 months probation, restricted plates required ...

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Gas prices rise slightly in the Miami Valley

Gas prices rose slightly over the last week in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley, but remain near the national average.Average retail gas prices in Dayton rose 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.15 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets ...

Springfield leaders want to cut $451K from municipal court, clerk

Springfield city leaders want to slash about $450,000 from the municipal court and clerk’s budgets next year as they grapple with a projected deficit, but those elected officials say the money is needed to run the court efficiently. City staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts to several ...

A car came to rest in a grassy area after striking a semi and losing control in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 just east of I-675 near Enon in Clark County. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)

Car hits semi, loses control on I-70E near Enon

A car struck a semi and lost control, crashing into a grassy area tonight along Interstate 70 in Clark County.The crash was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-70 at milepost 44, just east of I-675.The semi was in the middle lane and the car was in ...

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