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Country legend Vince Gill, Time Jumpers to perform in Springfield

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Country legend Vince Gill, Time Jumpers to perform in Springfield

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will continue to swing through its 2016-2017 season with an additional concert. The performing arts center announced Wednesday that the multiple Grammy Award-nominated western swing and traditional country music band The Time Jumpers will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 17. The 10-piece band features Country Music Hall of Famer...
Greene County sheriff: William Brown was target in double homicide

Greene County sheriff: William Brown was target in double homicide

Sheriff Gene Fischer on Wednesday said one of two Greene County residents shot to death Sunday was targeted by an “angry” person, leading investigators to believe the general public is not in danger. “We don’t see this as a serial killer-type thing where other residents are a target,” Fischer said at a press conference. William “Skip” Brown, 44, was shot multiple...
Clark County drug overdoses double in 24-hour spike

Clark County drug overdoses double in 24-hour spike

Clark County has seen a spike in opioid-related drug overdoses this week — double what’s typically seen — in just a 24-hour period, according to local health leaders. The Clark County Combined Health District sent an alert to other county agencies that the emergency department at Springfield Regional Medical Center has seen at least 13 opioid-related drug overdoses between 3 p.m...
Clark county grand jury indicts man on attempted murder charge

Clark county grand jury indicts man on attempted murder charge

A Clark County Grand Jury has indicted a Springfield man on a charge of attempted murder after police alleged he shot a man several times. Curtis Long, 55, was also indicted on charges of felonious assault and having weapons under disability. Springfield Police Division officers responded to the 1400 block of Woodward Avenue early on Jan. 10 to a report that someone had been shot. Officers found Jaryld...
Woman mistakes gas pedal for brake, hits Shell station in Springfield

Woman mistakes gas pedal for brake, hits Shell station in Springfield

A driver was cited this afternoon after she crashed into the back of a Shell gas station. The driver, described by police as an elderly woman, said she mistook the gas pedal for the brake when she struck the building around 12:45 p.m. at 1533 W. North St. (U.S. 40) in Springfield. She was not hurt. The driver, who was issued a ticket, told police she was headed to Wendy’s, which has a connecting...
Pet owners harm animals for drugs

Pet owners harm animals for drugs

Local veterinarians say people are harming their pets as a way to obtain prescription drugs.   According to Dr. Beth Weisberger with North Main Animal clinic, owners have been bringing in pets with suspicious injuries as a way to get their hands on opioids.  Back in 2013, Ohio law makers approved a bill to stop pet owners who are abusing their animals for drugs and assist veterinarians in...
Stealth fighter, WWII plane to fly over Air Force Marathon

Stealth fighter, WWII plane to fly over Air Force Marathon

For the first time, a stealth fighter jet and an historic World War II fighter are expected to fly over the Air Force Marathon in September, a spokesman said Wednesday. The F-22 Raptor, one of the Air Force’s most advanced stealth fighters, and P-51 Mustang, a pivotal fighter plane flown in World War II, also will adorn runners’ medals, T-shirts and patches, according to the marathon....
Overdoses have doubled in Clark County in the past 24 hours

Overdoses have doubled in Clark County in the past 24 hours

Clark County has seen at least 13 opioid-related drug overdoses in the past 24 hours, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The state department sent an alert to the Clark County Combined Health District today. The increase is double the county’s current average of about five to six drug overdoses per day, according to the health district. Local agencies are on high alert and preparing...
Ohio mourns loss of Colo, world’s oldest gorilla in captivity

Ohio mourns loss of Colo, world’s oldest gorilla in captivity

Remembrances and condolences have poured into the Columbus Zoo for Colo, the world’s first gorilla born in captivity and oldest known living gorilla in the U.S. who died this week. Colo’s passing comes less than a month after her 60th birthday. During Colo’s birthday celebration last month, hundreds of people filed into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to celebrate with Colo. On the...
Memphis Belle to go on display at Air Force Museum in 2018

Memphis Belle to go on display at Air Force Museum in 2018

The Memphis Belle, one of the most famous aircraft of World War II whose exploits were detailed in a Hollywood movie, will be put on public display next year at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force after more than a decade of restoration, officials said Wednesday. The historic Army Air Forces B-17F Flying Fortress bomber will be unveiled May 17, 2018, the 75th anniversary of the crew’s 25th...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Brittany M. Fletcher, 22, of 1452 S. Wittenberg, Apt. #104, obstructing official business, driving under suspension - operator’s license forfeiture, driving under suspension, driver’s license required, hit and run, fictitious plates, expired tag or sticker, innocent, continued. Megan A. Hooten, 26, of Urbana, possession of drugs, innocent, continued, public...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0011 - Bank of America, N.A., v. Peggy J. Simpson, 706 S. Clairmont Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $38,717. 17-CV-0012 - U.S. Bank NA v. Monterville Salmons, 4710 Willowbrook Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $94,519. 17-DR-0025 - Amber D. Carter, 4304 Tritle Trl., v. Benjamin A. Carter, 1480 Shrine Road, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-0026 - Katherine...
Springfield man indicted on aggravated murder, gross abuse of a corpse

Springfield man indicted on aggravated murder, gross abuse of a corpse

A Springfield man convicted of murder last year has now been indicted in another killing. A Clark County grand jury indicted Prentiss Hare, 35, on charges of aggravated murder, murder, tampering with evidence of gross abuse of a corpse. Prosecutors haven’t confirmed which case Hare has been indicted on. But court records filed earlier this month identified him as a suspect in the 2015 death...
Unseasonably mild temperatures on the way

Unseasonably mild temperatures on the way

Some fog possible overnight Rain arrives late Thursday with warmer air Weekend temps soar to near 60 degrees Overnight: Cloudy skies are expected with patchy drizzle or fog possible, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s. An isolated slick spot is possible by daybreak. Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with milder air arriving...
Springfield income tax increase goes back to the polls in May

Springfield income tax increase goes back to the polls in May

Springfield residents will vote again on an income tax increase this spring, months after a similar proposal was rejected at the polls. City commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to put the increase back on the ballot. Both supporters and opponents of the proposal spoke out about it at their meeting in City Hall Forum. The 5½-year income tax increase will be placed on the May 2 primary ballot...
How roller-coaster temps affect your health 

How roller-coaster temps affect your health 

Temperatures have been on a dramatic swing for much of January.  We started the month with temperatures nearly 15 degrees above normal before falling to the coolest daily high temperature for January 6th when the temperature only reached 10 degrees.  We dipped below zero on the morning of January 7th. But just 5 days later, temperatures soared to a record high of 63 degrees.  This roller-coaster...
Clark County teen charged after alleged school threats

Clark County teen charged after alleged school threats

A Springfield teen is expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday after he was accused of texting a series of alleged threats that led district officials to lock down Northwestern High School last month. Brandon C. Bowen, 18, of North Hampton, has been charged with inducing panic in connection with the incident, according to municipal court records. The documents say Bowen is accused...
Clark County expert urges parents to talk about suicide

Clark County expert urges parents to talk about suicide

A local psychologist says parents should talk to their children after public suicide attempts, like a recent Clark County teen who allegedly streamed her attempt to kill herself live on Facebook. Clark County sheriff’s deputies and Moorefield Twp. EMS responded to a 9-1-1 call on Monday from a friend of the teen who said he had seen her live video online, “taking a large amount of medication...
Clark County mom faces new charges in death of baby son

Clark County mom faces new charges in death of baby son

New charges have been filed against a Clark County mother in connection with the death of her newborn baby. Shania Delawder, 19, was charged Sunday with involuntary manslaughter, according to Clark County Municipal Court records. The baby, Liam Lee Spencer, died Oct. 6 after he was found unresponsive in a room at the Drake Motel, 3200 E. National Road in Springfield Twp. He had visible bruising and...
Child injured in National Road crash

Child injured in National Road crash

A three-year-old child, who was a passenger in a car accident, was transported by CareFlight to Children’s Hospital with a head injury on Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. The driver of the car lost control while traveling on National Road near Redmond Road in Springfield. The car reportedly left the right side of the road and flipped before crashing into a wooded area.  According to the...
3 higher ed questions for Trump’s secretary of education nominee

3 higher ed questions for Trump’s secretary of education nominee

Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, is scheduled to have her confirmation hearing at 5 p.m. today. DeVos will be questioned by members of the U.S. Senate’s committee on health, education, labor, and pensions. TWITTER: Follow reporter Max Filby on Twitter for more higher ed news While she will likely face questions about her stance on school choice...
Local students busing to inauguration without tickets

Local students busing to inauguration without tickets

Area teens will soon be busing to the nation’s capital to witness America’s historical presidential inauguration, but their journey is also a leap of faith because most don’t have tickets for the ceremony. Still, the Butler and Warren County high school seniors — and school officials — from Madison High School, Butler Tech, Miamisburg and Carlisle high schools will hit...
Ever wonder why road salt in Clark County is blue?

Ever wonder why road salt in Clark County is blue?

It was entertaining last week thinking about road salt being little bits of tropical seas making our icy roads safer. However, after speaking to some of you, I realized I need to clarify something. The road salt many of us see piled at the township, city, county or state garages is not blue because it came from tropical seas. No, that would be too easy. Many of our road salts are blue because road...
Ohio schools ranked exactly average nationally

Ohio schools ranked exactly average nationally

Ohio has long been referred to as a microcosm of the nation politically and economically. Now, according to a leading education authority, that’s true at the school level as well. Education Week recently released its annual Quality Counts school report card, and it gave Ohio’s education system the exact same grade (to the decimal point) that it gave the nation – a “C&rdquo...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0006 - HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee, v. Lowell A. Osborne, 1211 S. Bird Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $92,830. 17-CV-0007 - James H. Stewart, Urbana, v. Scioto Services LLC, St. Paul, Minn., and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, notice of appeal. 17-CV-0008 - U.S. Bank NA v. Colleen M. Fowler, Baltimore, et al., complaint in foreclosure...

Clark County teen live streams suicide attempt

A Moorefield Twp. teen live streamed a suicide attempt on Facebook, according to a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Another teen called 911, the report says, to report seeing her take a large amount of medication. The teen’s parents were contacted and able to stop her from taking more pills before medics arrived, the report says. She was transferred to Springfield Regional...
Sentencing handed down for ex-UD coach

Sentencing handed down for ex-UD coach

Paul P. Ivkovich drank so much his blood-alcohol level was about three times the legal limit when he got in his car with his girlfriend, Sharon Crawford, on April 30, 2015. Minutes later, the former University of Dayton basketball strength and conditioning coach had crashed his car and Crawford was dead. “There is not a single day that passes that I don’t replay that Wednesday night in...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Nash. He is an approximately 1-year-old Pit mix who weighs 66 pounds. Nash is vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. His adoption fee is $100 which includes his dog license. Nash is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road in Springfield. Shelter hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, from 1 to 7:30 p...
Clark-Shawnee to ask voters again for $37M for new, renovated schools

Clark-Shawnee to ask voters again for $37M for new, renovated schools

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will go back to the ballot to again ask voters to approve a $37 million tax issue for new and renovated schools. Voters rejected the district’s plan in November that would have renovated Shawnee High School and build a new elementary school across the street. The district’s three primary schools would close. Voters will now go back to the polls in May...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Roxy is an approximately 8-year-old female Lab mix. She is a medium-sized dog at 50 pounds. Roxy was surrendered to us by her owner. She is a very friendly, playful dog who loves people. Roxy will make some family a wonderful companion. She is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. She is scheduled to be spayed. Come visit Roxy at the Paws Animal Shelter...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Garrett W. Allagree, 33, of Fairborn, use and possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request; OVI, expired operator’s license, fail stop/yield stop sign, backing/starting, dismissed. Maryann Grabowski, 42, of 332 Chestnut Ave., OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver&rsquo...
TCC may partner with Champaign, Logan planning commission

TCC may partner with Champaign, Logan planning commission

A Clark County transporation planning organization may be expanding its services into Champaign and Logan counties. The Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee will be performing a $20,000 planning feasibility study to provide services for the Logan-Union-Champaign Regional Planning Commission. The study is being paid for through federal Statewide Research Planning money, TCC...
$850K mobile unit to combat high breast cancer rates in Clark County

$850K mobile unit to combat high breast cancer rates in Clark County

Community Mercy Health Partners has purchased an $850,000 mobile mammography unit to offer preventative services in Clark and Champaign counties after data revealed breast cancer rates in both counties are above the state average. The new vehicle will travel around the two counties to offer 3D and 2D mammograms to patients. Before its purchase, Community Mercy borrowed a vehicle from a Cincinnati...

Civil rights activist urges for understanding at Wittenberg event

A longtime civil rights activist urged students and community members to fight for policies and principles they believe in, but stressed they should avoid personal attacks on those with whom they disagree. Dorothy Tillman, a civil rights activist and a former Chicago alderman, was the guest speaker for Wittenberg University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation at the college’s...
Last man to walk on the moon has died

Last man to walk on the moon has died

The last man to walk on the moon has died, according to NASA. The government agency took to Twitter to remember retired astronaut Gene Cernan on Monday. Cernan was awarded the Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award in October at the enshrinement ceremony of the National Hall of Fame inside the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was too ill to attend, however, and former...
Downtown Springfield building added to National Register

Downtown Springfield building added to National Register

A downtown Springfield building has been added to National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The 1921 Edward Wren Co. Building, also known as McAdams Building, is located at 31 E. High St. and owned by a real estate arm of the Turner Foundation. RELATED: $4.8M raised for downtown Springfield redevelopment “It gives it a level of respect in the community. It...
Advocates: New law could improve blight, including in Springfield

Advocates: New law could improve blight, including in Springfield

Ohio has enacted the nation’s first statewide ban on mortgage lenders using plywood to board up vacant structures, which some local officials hope will help disguise and stop the spread of abandoned homes and blight. Plywood covers the doors and windows of thousands of empty structures across southwest Ohio — including in Springfield — and has become a symbol of decay. RELATED: Record...
Winter to take a break?

Winter to take a break?

You have to admit, it seemed winter was going to get off to a brutal start when we received 3 to 6 inches of snow about 10 days before Christmas. Since then, we’ve had a couple of one to two inch snowfalls but nothing major. Over the weekend, we had to deal with some ice. But it seems this January has been known to cause a little “weather whiplash” as I like to call it. We&rsquo...
Warmer, wet weather returning to Miami Valley this week

Warmer, wet weather returning to Miami Valley this week

Clouds will thicken with showers developing late Monday. Temperatures in the 40s will slowly rise into the 50s. Rain will become more widespread with the chance of a thunderstorm toward morning, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Temperatures will rise through the 50s.Temperatures slowing rising tonight Rain returns, chance for thunder into Tuesday Unseasonably warm through weekend...
Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County’s deal to purchase the Ohio National Guard Armory site for $125,000 site is expected to be finalized in the next two to three months — which could lead to new development near one of the county’s largest tourism generators. Ohio Department of Administrative Services officials verbally approved the deal last year for the property at 4440 Laybourne Road. It then was formally...
Sheriff: Greene County double homicide ‘not random’

Sheriff: Greene County double homicide ‘not random’

Sheriff Fischer said the female victim was found face down in the driveway and had been dead for a few hours before being found.  Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said the male victim William Brown was shot multiple times.  “We believe person responsible was angry and targeted specifically this individual,” Fischer said. “Investigators believe this was not random...
Unconventional path led Springfield pastor to true calling

Unconventional path led Springfield pastor to true calling

When Pastor Vicki Downing assumed her role as pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, she completed a successful journey to pastoral leadership by taking the unconventional path. Downing became pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in July of 2009, after serving 19 years in various pastoral positions at Christ United Methodist Church in Kettering and South Park United Methodist Church in Dayton...
Rain chances and temps on the rise this week

Rain chances and temps on the rise this week

Fog or light rain possible overnight Rain chances going up through Tuesday Temperatures push into upper 40s and 50s this week DOWNLOAD our free WHIO weather app to receive audible weather alerts even when you’re not in the app. You’ll have access to live radar to see where rain is moving into your area, as well as hour-by-hour forecasts. Overnight: Mostly cloudy skies are expected...
Finding work key to cutting crime, saving money in Clark County

Finding work key to cutting crime, saving money in Clark County

Helping the nearly 300 convicts that leave Ohio prisons and return to Clark County every year can save taxpayers here millions of dollars and cut down on crime, local experts say. Finding work is often a critical part of keeping felons from committing more crimes, said Brad Andringa, the re-entry coordinator for Opportunities for Individual Change, a local nonprofit that offers job training and other...
Student of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Student of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Name: Miranda Lauchard School: Mechanicsburg High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Volleyball, Softball, National Honor Society, Student Council, Science Club, 4-H and FFA Claim to fame/honors: 7th overall individual at the American Royal Livestock Judging contest Words you live by: “Greatness is just outside your comfort zone.” Toughest challenge: Balancing all of my activities...
Anonymous warns Trump: 'You are going to regret the next four years'

Anonymous warns Trump: 'You are going to regret the next four years'

The online hacker group Anonymous has a warning for the president-elect: "You are going to regret the next 4 years."  Days before Donald Trump takes the oath of office, the group responded to his tweets that it will be digging up and releasing damaging information about the businessman-turned-politician, NBC News reported. Anonymous told Trump and his followers on Twitter that he has...
USPS to hike price of 'Forever' stamps starting Sunday

USPS to hike price of 'Forever' stamps starting Sunday

Need to buy stamps? You might want to do it before Sunday. According to USA Today, that's when the U.
School district's social media coordinator fired for mocking student's tweet

School district's social media coordinator fired for mocking student's tweet

A Maryland school employee is looking for a new job after her bosses fired her for mocking a student's social media post. A student asked Frederick County Public Schools to "close school tammarow PLEASE" on the district's Twitter page, WHAG reported. Katie Nash, the FCPS social media coordinator, was accused of responding to the student on the district's Twitter account, "But then how...
WATCH: 58-year-old toaster still kickin' after all this time

WATCH: 58-year-old toaster still kickin' after all this time

They don't make 'em like they used to. A video making the rounds on social media doesn't feature cute cats or the other usual suspects; instead, the star is a decades-old kitchen appliance.
Get 'free cruise' robocalls? You could score $500 per call in class-action settlement

Get 'free cruise' robocalls? You could score $500 per call in class-action settlement

Did you fend off robocalls promising a "free cruise" back in 2011? You could end up pocketing $500 per call.
Who won big at the 2017 People's Choice Awards? See the winners list

Who won big at the 2017 People's Choice Awards? See the winners list

Check out the full list of winners below: Favorite movie: "Finding Dory" Favorite movie actor: Ryan Reynolds Favorite movie actress: Jennifer Lawrence Favorite action movie: "Deadpool" Favorite action movie actor: Robert Downey Jr. Favorite action movie actress: Margot Robbie Favorite animated movie voice: Ellen DeGeneres, "Finding Dory"...
Caitlyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks she knows what the Republican Party needs. Jenner took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her opinions on the Republicans and LGBTQ issues and was faced with a plethora of responses. "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!" she tweeted Wednesday. One follower responded, "good luck with that when they won't even let you use the proper...
Florida Woman pulls a machete at a day care

Florida Woman pulls a machete at a day care

A Florida woman took “custody battle” to a new level when she pulled a machete on a day care worker, police said. >> Read more trending stories  Ashley Dailey, 25, attempted to pick up a child she didn’t have custody over in Sunrise, Florida. After being denied the child, Dailey pulled the machete on the employee and threatened her, 7News reported.  &ldquo...