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Wittenberg, Clark County Park District combine science with fun

Wittenberg University and the Clark County Park District are combining this weekend to catalog animal species throughout Clark County. They also hope to get area youth involved with science by hosting a BioBlitz event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at George Rogers Clark Park, inside or near the ...

Mechanicsburg smothers West Liberty-Salem, 31-0

Is there any team in the Ohio Heritage Conference that can give powerhouse Mechanicsburg a serious challenge?After Friday night’s home game against rival West Liberty-Salem, the answer remains a resounding “no.”The Indians rolled for 405 yards of offense, 289 accounted for by senior quarterback Kaleb Romero, en route to an ...

Springfield’s Shane Ramey avoids a tackle by Xenia’s Meechi Harris as he carries the ball. Bill Lackey/Staff

Quick start sends Springfield past Xenia

If Springfield football coach Maurice Douglass was looking for some sustained offense Friday against Xenia, he didn’t get it — not that he’d have a problem with what unfolded.The Wildcats scored on their first two snaps from scrimmage on lengthy runs by Shane Ramey and added two more long-distance touchdowns ...

Greeneview dominates Catholic Central

Greeneview senior Isaiah Harding lives on the line of scrimmage. He stops the run and chases the quarterback on defense. He blocks for big runs and protects his quarterback on offense. And he has plenty of experienced help in both groups.Those big guys set a physical tone for Greeneview once ...

Matthew now a Category 5 hurricane

UPDATE @ 11:05 p.m.Forecasters say Matthew has become a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest in the Atlantic since 2007.UPDATE @ 9:20 p.m.Hurricane hunters using aircraft to track Matthew have found sustained winds at 150 mph. The storm is a strong Category 4 storm and only has to increase to 156 ...

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Rain shifts north this evening, showers possible overnight

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTShowers, few storms mainly early tonightMore showers back, cool to start weekendDrying out, warming up next weekDOWNLOAD OUR FREE STORM CENTER 7 APPDETAILED FORECASTNumerous showers and perhaps a few storms will remain possible this evening, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell, especially along/north of Interstate 70. The ...

Wittenberg ranked a top business school for high-earning alums

Wittenberg University — one of Springfield’s major employers — has been named one of the best business schools in the U.S. for high-earning alumni. The Springfield liberal arts school has built up its business programs in recent years as part of its effort to be competitive and attract more students ...

Workers assemble a truck on the assembly line at Navistar. Bill Lackey/Staff

Navistar Springfield union contract expires soon, talks ongoing

Members of Navistar’s Truck Specialty Center Bargaining Unit continued to negotiate with company officials as the unit’s contract was set to expire just after midnight Friday. The current contract was scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, according to information from the United Auto Workers Local 402, which is representing ...

2nd Reid School employee arrested in medication thefts

UPDATE @ 7:10 p.m. A school custodian accused of stealing student medications was arrested today and booked into the Clark County Jail, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin L. Williams, 43, of Springfield confessed to twice taking Adderall medication belonging to students at Reid School, investigators stated in ...

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Clark County school district regrets 2nd medication theft arrest

A second Reid School employee has been arrested and accused of stealing student medication.Kevin L. Williams, a custodian at the Clark-Shawnee Local School District school, was charged Friday with two counts of felony theft and placed in the Clark County Jail. Deputies alleged he took multiple Adderall pills this week ...

World War I flights to be re-enacted at Air Force Museum this weekend

A century ago, men in fabric and wooden biplanes flew at each other in twisting aerial combat in the skies over Europe in World War I. On the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the Great War, aviators will re-enact those battles this weekend at the National Museum of ...

Jason M. Smith committed suicide in his jail cell

Clark County inmate found dead in jail cell

A Clark County Jail inmate who died on Thursday night committed suicide in his jail cell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Jason M. Smith, 43, was found during the first check of cells by third-shift deputies at about 11:30 p.m., a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.A ...

Decade after smoking ban, more than 20% of Ohioans still smoke

A decade after voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban, Ohio’s adult smoking rate has declined slightly to 21.6 percent but it is still well above the national average rate of 15.1 percent.Still, anti-tobacco activists call the Ohio Smoke Free Law, adopted by 58.5 percent of voters in November 2006, ...

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Butler Sheriff comments on juveniles’ clown intentions

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones says he is not taking the recent activity involving “clowns” lightly.In a post on the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Jones warns:”We have received information that there are groups of people in different areas of the county that are advertising their intentions of ...

More than 1,000 hotrods and classic cars lined the streets of New Carlisle during the New Carlisle Heritage of Flight Classic Cruise- In. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

New Carlisle Heritage of Flight: 5 things to check out

New Carlisle will be the place to be this weekend as it hosts the 12th annual Heritage of Flight Festival. If you’re a regular participant or its your first time attending the festival, here are 5 things you should know before you soar up to New Carlisle.>>READ MORE: Heritage of ...

Thieves steal wheelchair ramps from New Carlisle family

A New Carlisle mother said she can’t believe what she called the heartless crime that has left her 17-year-old son essentially trapped in their home.Someone stole two, large metal wheelchair ramps from the driveway of Nancy Byington’s Rawson Drive home earlier this week.>>RELATED: Clark County boy’s bicycle stolen during rash ...

Clark County Common Pleas Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS16-DR-0835 - Judy Oyelakin, 1884 Lincoln Park, S., v. Amos Oyelakin, Dayton, complaint for divorce.16-DP-0836 - Madelyn Black, 1730 Rutland Ave., v. Joe Gohl, 1730 Rutland Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order.16-DP-0837 - Angela R. Haugen, 1016 Robin Road, v. Deborah Haugen, West Orient, petition ...

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Deputies investigate death of male inmate at Clark Co. jail

UPDATE @ 11:20 a.m. (Sept. 30):Clark County officials said a man found dead at the Clark County Jail Thursday night hung himself in his jail cell.Deputies discovered the man while doing night checks and began administering CPR, however were not able to save the man, according to the sheriff’s office.INITIAL ...

Wittenberg takes the field before a game against Wabash on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

Preview: Wittenberg Tigers at Wooster Scots

Who: No. 17/18 Wittenberg (3-0, 1-0) at Wooster (1-3, 1-2)When: 2 p.m. SaturdayWhere: John P. Papp Stadium, Wooster.Online: Live feed at WoosterAthletics.comLast game: Wittenberg beat Wabash 24-17 on Sept. 24 in Springfield. Wooster lost 45-7 at Denison on Sept. 24.Series history: Wittenberg leads 37-12-1. The Tigers have won the last ...

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