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“Gun Street Girl” by Adrian McKinty McKinty (Seventh Street Books, 313 pages, $15.95)

McKinty mystery further explores ‘The Troubles’

I do love it when crime writers change their minds.Here’s an example: The Scottish novelist Ian Rankin briefly broke my heart when he retired his grouchy fictional sleuth John Rebus. Eventually he relented. The Rebus series continues. I can be happy again.This happens fairly often. Philip Kerr wrote a trilogy ...

Argument is time-tested family interaction

Argument is the most enduring and time-tested form of family interaction.Even homeless people have domestic disputes.So, wanting to establish a close and lasting relationship with my grandson, some months ago I identified an argument I thought would guarantee our sense of closeness for the foreseeable future.Note here the use of ...

Fees proposed for stormwater inspections

Proposed changes to the city’s stormwater ordinance could include inspection fees for new construction projects.The fees could cost developers $300 per stormwater plan, according to the legislation. Developers would have also have to pay plan review fees at a cost of $125 per acre for the first five acres, $75 ...

David Herier listens to a conversation at Wednesday’s Clark County Commission meeting, his first as a Clark County Commissioner since being appointed to replace David Hartley earlier this month. Jeff Guerini/Photo

Newest county commissioner Herier eyes future, long stay

The new Democratic Clark County Commissioner said he wants to remain on the job beyond the end of his predecessor’s term and keep his focus on the future.David Herier, who was sworn in as a county commissioner March 18, said he plans to run for the seat in November 2016.“I’m ...

Wright-Patt seeks to abandon 175 wells by 2019

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base expects to abandon dozens of groundwater monitoring wells over the next five years because they are no longer needed to detect plumes of underground contamination, a base official said.The base has more than 500 monitoring wells and most will remain when the others are abandoned, according ...

Thomas Elam, an employee at Valco Industries in Springfield, welds a floor grate at the company’s facility on Burt Street.

Clark County needs skilled workers to fill job openings

Good-paying jobs are available in Clark County, but several employers say it’s a challenge to find the skilled workers to fill them.Springfield trails the national average in educational attainment but the region has worked hard to close that gap, according to a recent report by the Dayton Development Coalition. Increasingly ...

Unseasonably cold weekend ahead

This weekend is expected to stay colder than usual for the time of year, with temperatures in the mid to low 30s through tonight. A flurry or light snow shower is possible, and it will stay breezy and cloudy, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek. Saturday should be sunny, ...

John McKinnon of Springfield lifts weights at the Springfield Family YMCA. McKinnon is part of Battle Ground, a weight lifting class at the YMCA. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Clark County drops in health rankings

Clark County ranks near the bottom of Ohio counties on a national health survey, dropping four spots from last year’s ranking.The county ranked 74th among Ohio’s 88 counties in the sixth annual County Health Rankings report released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin ...

Dayton trucking firm to relocate to New Carlisle

A Dayton-based trucking firm with about 200 employees in 17 states is relocating its corporate headquarters from Dayton to New Carlisle.BLS Trucking is currently located at 1749 Stanley Ave., but is outgrowing its current office space and recently purchased a property at 1730 Dalton Drive in New Carlisle, said Scott ...

Scott Cody, Clark State Community College’s student senate public relations coordinator, stands next to the Fallen Warrior Memorial statue on the campus Friday. The college is one of the first in Ohio to be designated as a Purple Heart Campus. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Clark State given Purple Heart Campus designation

Clark State Community College has become one of the first Ohio schools to receive the Purple Heart Campus designation after the board of trustees approved the proposal from the Springfield chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.The designation, denoting that Clark State actively supports and welcomes veteran and ...

School board to match auditorium funds

Springfield City School District has pledged to match all corporate and individual donations for the renovation of the South High auditorium, up to $1 million.Grammy and Oscar-winning singer John Legend has already pledged to raise $500,000 towards the project and the district hopes to raise an additional $500,000 from other ...

Vancrest Health Care Center of Urbana recently built a 15,000-square-foot assisted living facility. There are 25 efficiency apartments like these in the new facility. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Vancrest completes $1.5 million expansion

Vancrest Health Care Centers has finished work on a roughly $1.5 million project that has added 25 assisted living apartments to its Urbana facility, and it sees the potential to add as many as 14 more in the future. The company has plans for a handful of other projects statewide, ...

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared at the AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages earlier this year in January in Washington.

Big banks threaten to hit Senate Dems in the wallet

Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ...

Public Records

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS15-CV-0216 - Piper Pruitt, a minor, by her parents and natural guardians, Teri Pruitt and Philip Pruitt, Fairborn, v. William Blevins, Enon, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered due to a bicycle/auto accident on Aug. 22, 2012.15-CV-0217 - Jerome D. Linder, 524 Ludlow, ...

Municipal Court

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED:Darryl Anthony Jackson Jr., 25, of 918 Clifton Ave., falsification, guilty, 90 days jail, concurrent; assault, dismissed.Patrick T. Parrett, 31, of 1810 Highland Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request.Gregory Allen Potter, 47, of 2812 Oletha Ave., theft, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, ...

Woman undergoes plastic surgery for dating Website

Woman undergoes plastic surgery for dating Website

Hear from a woman who underwent cosmetic surgery after being rejected from a matchmaking website. Plus, The Doctors discuss when it might be right for you to consider plastic surgery.

Garden Fling is April 11

Do you make mistakes in the garden? Do you know what the top garden mistakes are and how to avoid them?\I am going to share these garden mistakes and tell you how to avoid them on April 11 at 10:15 a.m. at the annual Master Gardeners of Clark County Garden ...

Bob Hill, right, greets community members before he shared his vision for the Springfield City School District during a final interview for the job as Springfield City School District’s next superintendent in this file photo.

Springfield school district names new superintendent

The Springfield City School District Board of Education has chosen Bob Hill to be the next superintendent of the county’s largest school system and third-largest employer. Hill will oversee the district’s $125 million budget, 950 employees and more than 7,800 students when current Superintendent David Estrop retires at the end ...

Colder air arrives tonight, snow possible Friday

The last of the light showers and drizzle will push east, although cloudy skies remain, StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek said. Temperatures fall into the upper 30s this evening. Tonight, clouds break late, and a few icy spots are possible as lows dip into the mid-20s, Wirdzek said. Friday: Sun ...

Threat closes Springfield-Clark CTC today

UPDATE @ 6:04 p.m.School officials canceled classes Thursday at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center to investigate threats found written on a bathroom wall.The threat was found as students were leaving the campus Wednesday afternoon, said Superintendent Rick Smith.The message did not reveal any sort of explosive device was at the ...

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