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More rain arrives, will linger next few days

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTShowers, few storms around tonightTemperatures to remain cooler than averageSome improvement coming for weekendDOWNLOAD OUR FREE STORM CENTER 7 APPDETAILED FORECASTScattered showers will become more likely, spreading from east to west across the area, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.An isolated thunderstorm can’t be ruled out and ...

Sixth-grade students at Northwestern Elementary School help box school supplies that were collected for a flood damaged school in Louisiana. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Clark County students collect school supplies for flood victims

Students at Northwestern Elementary School collected school supplies to send to students in Louisiana hit by flooding that happened in August.Notebooks, pencils, index cards and folders were all collected over the past two weeks, Northwestern teacher Ashley DuGan said. The supplies will be sent to GW Carver Primary School, she ...

Kenton Ridge quarterback Noah Schleinitz runs during a game at West Liberty-Salem on September 9. Schleinitz has rushed for 429 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars. Contributed Photo by Bryant Billing

Tecumseh, KR only teams over .500 as CBC play begins

Conference play begins Friday night in the Central Buckeye Conference, and the Kenton Trail Division has a different look.The new appearance goes beyond the absence of Tippecanoe and Stebbins (who are now in the GWOC) and the addition of Urbana. The records of the division’s teams really look different from ...

Outbreak of contagious skin infection seen in 2 Clark County schools

More than a dozen Clark County high school football players infected with the contagious skin disease impetigo has prompted public health and school leaders to take action.The infection can be spread easily by skin-to-skin contact and Clark County Combined Health District leaders said they’ve investigated outbreaks on two local football ...

Third clown sighting reported in Dayton area

A third clown sighting has been reported in the Dayton area.Reported sightings in Greenville, Brookville and FranklinNo arrests madePolice warning against similar activityUpdate@6:30 p.m.:A person dressed as a clown was sighted in multiple locations on the Wilminton College campus Wednesday night prompted the note below to students from the administration ...

“Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas” explores the life of one of the 20th century’s most popular artists through a series of photographs and some of his most famous Saturday Evening Post covers. CONTRIBUTED

Exhibit explores behind Norman Rockwell’s canvas

Norman Rockwell’s art reflected an ideal America in the 20th century. But what happens when the artist becomes the subject in a different art form?“Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas” is a collection of photographs of the beloved painter over the years as well as of some of his ...

Poster exhibit highlights D.C.’s African-American museum

The Springfield Museum of Art is bringing in a museum. So to speak.“A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” celebrates the recent opening of the new Washington, D.C., museum with a commemorative poster exhibition in the Beach Gallery.This exhibition is free and ...

At least one person is reported to have been killed in a multiple-vehicle accident Wednesday night, Sept. 28, 2016, in West Liberty, Champaign County. (Cox Media Group/archives)

Urbana man, 75, killed in Champaign County crash

UPDATE @ 12:23 p.m. (Sept. 29)The person killed in a Champaign County crash has been identified as Warren Stevens, 75, of Urbana, according to the sheriff’s office.A crash at the intersection of North Ludlow Road and Kanagy Road in West Liberty also injured Kristen Reed, 44, of St. Paris, and ...

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund was established at Urbana University to carry out the legacy and spirit of Alicia’s life. CONTRIBUTED

Titus family thanks all who made peace events in Urbana a success

We would like to publicly thank all the people who helped make the events of Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, such a success.On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run/Walk was held at Urbana University and through the city with more ...

The aftermath of the crash that killed Urbana City School board member Warren Stevens. Champaign County Sheriff’s Office photo

Urbana school board member killed in 3-vehicle crash

An Urbana City Schools Board of Education member was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Wednesday night.Warren Stevens, 75, was struck by a Ford Expedition when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of North Ludlow Road and Kanagy Road in West Liberty, according the Champaign ...

Trappings reveal Zika-transmitting mosquito in Clark County

Clark County health officials have found in Springfield and the county the type of mosquitoes that may potentially transmit the Zika virus, but no transmission of the cases have been found in Ohio.The Aedes albopictus mosquito — also known as the Asian tiger mosquito — has been found in two ...

Springfield Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants hold their flowers in the air during the Promise Garden ceremony. Each flower represents a person’s connection to the disease, such as being a caregiver or having lost a loved one to the disease. CONTRIBUTED

Springfield’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s exceeds goal

As the event chair for the Springfield Walk to End Alzheimer’s, I would like to sincerely thank the Springfield community and the nearly 1,200 people who participated in our walk on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Wittenberg University.Numerous individuals, businesses and corporations generously donated time and money to support our fight ...

Today is national coffee day. Contributed photo

Freebies, great deals for National Coffee Day in Springfield

Today, Sept. 29, marks National Coffee Day and businesses are offering some great deals in Springfield all day long. Dunkin’ Donuts: Stop at any Dunkin’ Donuts and receive any medium coffee for 66 cents. The deal is in collaboration with their 66th anniversary. Tim Hortons: Tim Hortons is offering a ...

Tropical Storm Matthew

Tropical Storm Matthew gaining in strength

Tropical Storm Matthew is continuing to gain strength as it spins in the waters south of Puerto Rico.The storm is continuing to move to the west with sustained winds at around 70 mph, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.The current forecast indicates that Matthew will strengthen into a hurricane ...

Selma Road at Linden Avenue in Springfield is blocked after a truck took out power lines, Sept. 29, 2016. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Springfield road blocked after power line struck

Update@12:15 p.m.:There are no injuries reported. However, Selma Road will remain closed while Ohio Edison work to remove the pole and the power lines from the street, police said.First report:Selma Road at Linden Avenue in Springfield is blocked after a truck took out power lines.Just before noon Thursday, the pole ...

Clark County Municipal Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED:Ashanti A. Cherry, 39, of Fairborn, violation of temporary protection order, not guilty.Brandon L. Mercurio, 22, address unknown, vandalism, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury.Adam J. Orndorff, 25, of Piqua, unauthorized use of vehicle, assured clear distance, dismissed.Kaylyn Ray Boldman, 20, of North Lewisburg, offenses involving ...

Clark County Common Pleas Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS16-CV-0633 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Aimee L. Culp, 641 Reading Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $44,884.16-CV-0634 - IH Credit Union, Inc., 5000 Urbana Road, v. Evelyn S. Minney and Bryan J. Minney, 133 Willis Ave., complaint for $20,652.16-CV-0635 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. ...

Springfield Police Division members who recently completed Crisis Intervention Team training program. Contributed photo

Springfield police complete de-escalation training

Members of the Springfield Police Division recently completed the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program. The program is organized and presented through the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties.To date, the Springfield Police Division has 41 members certified as CIT Officers. The CIT program is ...

Dr. Paula Eichmann examines Sarah Seijo at the Rocking Horse Center as Sarah’s parents, Samuel and Damaris, stand by. The center has hired a new CEO to lead it. Bill Lackey/Staff

New Springfield health center CEO wants to improve community health

The Rocking Horse Community Health Center has hired Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Diaz as its new chief executive officer. The health center’s board of directors announced the hiring on Wednesday morning. Rodriguez-Diaz will begin his new role on Monday, replacing former CEO Chris Cook, who resigned in May. Rocking Horse, which opened ...

Regency Beauty Institute, 2040 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. Desmond Winton-Finklea/Staff photo

Regency Beauty Institute announces closing

The Regency Beauty Institute has closed after more than 50 years of educating cosmetology students. The institute announced on its website that it permanently closed on Wednesday, impacting all 79 campuses, including the Miami Twp. campus at 2040 Miamisburg Centerville Road. “This is incredibly difficult news for everyone affected: especially ...

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