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Springfield man arrested in multiple vehicle break-ins

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies investigating multiple vehicle break-ins in the area of Craig Road and Old Ohio 70 were able to make an arrest after the reported thief crashed his car.This was during the early hours of July 21 in the 3000 block of Craig Road.The driver, Christopher Hensley, 39, ...

Investigation continues in ‘horrific’ Clark County plane crash

UPDATE @4:26 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board said it’s still gathering information on the crash and will conduct an investigation, said Terry Williams, a spokesman for the agency. No further details will be available today, he said. The agency is still gathering information about the plane’s flight plan and ...

Rain delays heat but not for long

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTHeat advisories, excessive heat warning kick in for today, SaturdayOvernight lows not expected to drop below 70Storms likely to end the weekendDownload our free Storm Center 7 mobile appDETAILED FORECASTSkies will continue to slowly clear as showers and storms move off to the south. There is a slight chance ...

Two riders on the Midway at the Clark County Fair loose control of their hair during opening day at the 2015 fair. Bill Lackey/Staff

Looking for a cheap way to go to Clark County Fair? Here’s some tips

Multiple promotional days and deals will be offered for the 2016 Clark County Fair in Springfield.These days provide people in the community the opportunity to enter the fair and receive ride passes or other rewards at reduced costs.Saturday is the official opening day of the fair. The fair recognizes this ...

Power outages reported across area

Some DP&L; customers have power restored.As of 2 p.m., 200 Dayton Power and Light customers are without power in Montgomery County, down from over 1,000 around noon.Over 900 customers are reported to be with out power in Warren County, according to a Duke Energy outage map.Officials have not commented if ...

Pete Gonzalez

Springfield man arrested in connection with fatal shooting

UPDATE @ 1:12 p.m. (July 22):Pete Gonzalez was arrested in the 800 block of Elder Street without incident, according to officials.Members of the SOFAST Task Force along with Springfield Police Division’s Narcotics and K-9 units assisted with the arrest.FIRST REPORT:Springfield police have a warrant out for the arrest of the ...

Rachel Parker gets a hug from last year’s Clark County Fair Queen, Lauren Nickols, after being crowned the queen for 2015 Saturday. Bill Lackey/Staff

2015 Clark County Fair Queen reflects on her win, tenure

It wasn’t long after Rachel Parker was named 2015 Clark County Fair Queen that she exchanged her formal gown for something more casual. After all, she had a sheep to show that very same day.“I don’t look anything like a fair queen, wearing a button-up and boots and jeans,” Parker ...

Reporter Jim Otte is inside the Wells Fargo Center as preparations are underway at the Democratic National Convention. STAFF PHOTO/Jim Otte

DNC 2016: Preps underway in Philadelphia

90,000 balloons are being hoisted in to the ceiling of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia where preparations are underway at the site of the Democratic National Convention.DNC 2016 officially kicks off Monday, July 25.Our reporter Jim Otte and photographer Bob Garlock made their way from Cleveland to Philadelphia early ...

Cathie Maine talks to a group of Kountry Kids 4-H Club members during a recent meeting. Cathie started the club 25 years ago. Bill Lackey/Staff

Longtime 4-H adviser has strong ties to Clark County Fair

Cathie Maine watches nearly every show at the Clark County Fair.But it’s not the final outcome, the ribbons and trophies, that truly matter, she said.“The friendships you make at the meetings, the fun things you do — that’s what it’s all about,” Maine said.This marks Maine’s 25th year as adviser ...

Matt Kranz, 16, with his father, Mike, and grandfather, Ed, stand next to 1951 Case tractor they restored that used to belong to Matt’s great grandfather. The Kranz’s Case tractor will be one of several antique tractors on display this year at the Clark County Fair. Bill Lackey/Staff

Antique tractors bring history, local stories to Clark County Fair

The antique tractors that will be displayed at the Clark County Fair aren’t simply old.They also have stories, said Ed Kranz, an antique tractor repair hobbyist who has taken the steering wheel to direct the new display, called Power of the Past.Kranz is also on the board of trustees of ...

Clark County Common Pleas Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS16-CV-0461 - Security National Bank, Division of The Park National Bank, fka Security National Bank & Trust Company, 40 S. Limestone St., v. Yvonne R. Mercer, 3661 Lawrenceville Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $199,796.16-CV-0462 - Helen D. Harmer, 3295 Craig Road, v. Wesley Eric Ault, ...

Clark County Municipal Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED:Jammie Joe McCormick, 20, of 1120 Oak St., offenses involving underage persons, guilty, fined $50.John Stumbo II, 33, of Medway, OVI, guilty, six months probation, 90 days jail with 60 days suspended, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fine and cost due Jan. 20, 2017, fined $500.Victor R. ...

Madison Brown almost became a snack for a goat as a hungry one reached out its pin and started munching on her hair as she passed by in her stroller Thursday at the Clark County Fair. Bill Lackey/Staff

Get the full Clark County Fair schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 229 a.m. to 9 p.m.: JF Exhibits Set Up (Youth Building)9 a.m.: Pee Wee & Adult Swine Showmanship (Swine Arena)Noon to 9 p.m.: Bear Hollow Chainsaw (Midway)1 p.m.: Open Market Swine Show (Swine Arena)1 to 5 p.m.: Open Class Rabbit Clark County Exhibitor Check-in (Rabbit Barn)3 to 8 ...

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Find out who are the 2016 Clark County Fair queen candidates

The following are the fair queen candidates for the 2016 Clark County Fair Queen Contest. The contest will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Champions Center Banquet Hall.•Elizabeth Delaney, 17, is a candidate for the 2016 Fair Queen Contest. Delaney is homeschooled and aspires to become a livestock ...

A restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Ohio adds more than 12K jobs in June

Ohio continues to see robust job gains as the state added 12,400 non-farm jobs last month and unemployment dipped to 5 percent from 5.1 percent in May, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. June job gains were led by state, local and ...

Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke praises Trump's acceptance speech

Business mogul Donald Trump's acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night won praise from David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan.

Mass. cop praised after stopping to play 'Pokemon Go' with boy

A police officer in Massachusetts is getting national attention after a photo of her playing "Pokemon Go" with a young man was posted on social media.

Cincinnati cop post: White police look for reason to 'kill a black man'

The Cincinnati Police Department says it's reviewing a Facebook post made by a black officer that said white officers "are looking for a reason to kill a black man."

Christian Schmiedel and his son Christian, 3 enjoy one of the exhibits at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on the store’s last day at the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield. Matt Sanctis/Staff

Boonshoft unlikely to re-open in downtown Springfield

The Boonshoft Museum might still draw residents to Clark County, but it likely won’t be to downtown Springfield, museum officials said this week.The museum, which drew about 21,000 visitors to Springfield in 2015, closed its location at the Upper Valley Mall earlier this year, citing declining foot traffic.Museum leaders had ...

UPDATE: Pulitzer Prize-winning Cartoonist Mike Peters at the Republican National Convention

UPDATE: Pulitzer Prize-winning Cartoonist Mike Peters at the Republican National Convention

Mike Peters, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dayton Daily News editorial cartoonists, spent the week in Cleveland putting his thoughts on paper.

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