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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper has worked at the News-Sun since 2002 and covers the city of Springfield for the Springfield News-Sun. He began as a sports desk clerk and was hired as a  full-time sports writer in 2005. In 2012, he began a new assignment as a city reporter. Cooper is a graduate of both Southeastern High School and Wilmington. He now lives in Springfield with wife, Carey. Cooper became interested in journalism from growing up and reading sports books. He fell in love with telling stories about interesting people.

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Springfield, Clark County commissioners to hold joint work sessions
 The city of Springfield and Clark County commissions will hold joint work sessions later this year to improve communications between the two government entities, local leaders said. MORE: 3 new Springfield commissioners, fire chief sworn into office The meetings have yet to be scheduled but Springfield city commissioners approved holding...

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The city of Springfield and Clark County commissions will hold joint work sessions later this year to improve communications between the two government entities, local leaders said. MORE: 3 new Springfield commissioners, fire chief sworn into office The meetings have yet to be scheduled but Springfield city commissioners approved holding...
Clark County approves dispatching, law enforcement for townships
 Several contracts for law enforcement and dispatching services to be provided by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in townships and one local city were renewed by county commissioners this week. MORE: Clark County land use plan includes entertainment district, youth programs The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will provide law enforcement...

Posted: 4 days ago

Several contracts for law enforcement and dispatching services to be provided by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in townships and one local city were renewed by county commissioners this week. MORE: Clark County land use plan includes entertainment district, youth programs The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will provide law enforcement...
Springfield man arrested, accused of robbing Fifth Third bank
 Video footage of a bank robbery provided to local news outlets helped the Springfield Police Division track down the man responsible for the robbery. FIRST REPORT: Report: Bank robber asked to open new account before demanding money Drew Boddie, 21, of 501 S. Ohio Ave., is expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today on a charge of robbery...

Posted: 4 days ago

Video footage of a bank robbery provided to local news outlets helped the Springfield Police Division track down the man responsible for the robbery. FIRST REPORT: Report: Bank robber asked to open new account before demanding money Drew Boddie, 21, of 501 S. Ohio Ave., is expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today on a charge of robbery...
Springfield man arrested after allegedly robbing bank with note
 A Springfield man was arrested after allegedly robbing a west side bank with a handwritten note earlier this week. FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery Rodney J. Oglesby, 33, of 908 W. Rose St., pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $10...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Springfield man was arrested after allegedly robbing a west side bank with a handwritten note earlier this week. FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery Rodney J. Oglesby, 33, of 908 W. Rose St., pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $10...
Springfield man accused of striking mom with cane over drug money
 A Springfield man is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly struck his mother with a walking cane because she wouldn’t give him money for drugs. Franklin L. Wilson, 31, pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Bond was set at $1,000. Springfield Police Division officers were sent to a home in the...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Springfield man is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly struck his mother with a walking cane because she wouldn’t give him money for drugs. Franklin L. Wilson, 31, pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Bond was set at $1,000. Springfield Police Division officers were sent to a home in the...
Clark County plan includes entertainment district, youth programs
 A downtown entertainment district, a program aimed at keeping young people in Clark County and school pride initiatives have all been suggested as part of a long-term strategic planning effort. Connect Clark County — a local group working to update the county’s land use plan — held a public meeting Tuesday evening to allow...

Posted: 5 days ago

A downtown entertainment district, a program aimed at keeping young people in Clark County and school pride initiatives have all been suggested as part of a long-term strategic planning effort. Connect Clark County — a local group working to update the county’s land use plan — held a public meeting Tuesday evening to allow...
Springfield drive-through robbed at gunpoint
 A Springfield drive-through was robbed by a man with a gun on Tuesday evening. RELATED: Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank The Springfield Police Division were sent to John’s Drive Thru, 826 W. Main St, at about 8 p.m. for an alarm call. An employee then told police she had been robbed by a man with a gun, according...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield drive-through was robbed by a man with a gun on Tuesday evening. RELATED: Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank The Springfield Police Division were sent to John’s Drive Thru, 826 W. Main St, at about 8 p.m. for an alarm call. An employee then told police she had been robbed by a man with a gun, according...
Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank
 A man used a note to rob a west side Springfield bank on Tuesday afternoon. The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security National Bank: Western Office, 920 W. Main St. at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery The man walked into the bank and began asking about a loan...

Posted: 6 days ago

A man used a note to rob a west side Springfield bank on Tuesday afternoon. The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security National Bank: Western Office, 920 W. Main St. at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery The man walked into the bank and began asking about a loan...
I-70 widening in Clark County to start a year ahead of schedule
 A long-planned $52 million project to widen Interstate 70 and improve safety between U.S. 68 and Ohio 72 in Clark County is expected to begin construction in July, a year ahead of schedule. The project was previously set to begin in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee Director Scott Schmid said, but...

Posted: 5 days ago

A long-planned $52 million project to widen Interstate 70 and improve safety between U.S. 68 and Ohio 72 in Clark County is expected to begin construction in July, a year ahead of schedule. The project was previously set to begin in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee Director Scott Schmid said, but...
Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face
 A Springfield man is facing assault charges after he allegedly bit a woman he knows in the face last week. Israel R. Scott IV, 20, of 1374 W. Pleasant St., appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday but his case was continued. He’s set to appear again at 11 a.m. Wednesday. MORE: Woman accused of biting man’s face over...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Springfield man is facing assault charges after he allegedly bit a woman he knows in the face last week. Israel R. Scott IV, 20, of 1374 W. Pleasant St., appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday but his case was continued. He’s set to appear again at 11 a.m. Wednesday. MORE: Woman accused of biting man’s face over...
Bullets hit home, car in Springfield
 A home and a car were each struck with bullets in Springfield over the weekend, according to a police report. A Springfield woman was awoken by gun fire at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning outside her home in the 700 block of Summer Street, the report said. The woman didn’t see the suspect, but heard a vehicle speeding out of the area...

Posted: 6 days ago

A home and a car were each struck with bullets in Springfield over the weekend, according to a police report. A Springfield woman was awoken by gun fire at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning outside her home in the 700 block of Summer Street, the report said. The woman didn’t see the suspect, but heard a vehicle speeding out of the area...