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Emma Hardacre, a student at the Global Impact STEM Academy, makes bio diesel fuel in her science class.

Global Impact STEM Academy has hands-on approach

Interest in the new concept Global Impact STEM Academy continues to grow thanks primarily to an age tested communication method – word of mouth.Although a public relations firm was hired early on to help share the GISA story, it has been parents who have been a key in helping the ...

Wittenberg students enjoy interacting with children in the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho during a special summer trip.

Wittenberg program transforms

Serving in the African Kingdom of Lesotho for two years through the Peace Corps completely transformed Scott Rosenberg’s life.Twenty-five years later, the Wittenberg University professor of history chairs the school’s Peace Corps Preparation Program, leads summer service trips to the African nation with students and even was appointed Honorary Consul ...

Heather Friis, a chef at the Hafle Winery, prepares orders in their outdoor kitchen. Bill Lackey/Staff

Hafle Winery – Wine Bar offers one of the best area places to eat

Hafle Winery – Wine Bar is a family-owned restaurant that offers dishes and drinks made with natural ingredients.About us: We are operated daily by Dan and Theresa Hafle along with grown children Phillip and Danielle. The staff is comprised of chefs that create savory sauces and dressings, waiters that are ...

Clark State has thriving manufacturing program

What started as a fledgling collaboration with local manufacturers to provide much-needed skilled workers has evolved into a thriving job training program at an area college.In less than two years, Clark State Community College has ramped up its manufacturing program and is already providing much-needed skilled workers to local businesses. ...

Hidden Treasures: United Senior Services Center

Wendy Ford is the former director of Human Resources in Springfield School DistrictWhat is your favorite thing about Springfield that not a lot of people know about? Springfield has a beautiful facility for older adults that is accessible.What is it? United Senior Services CenterWhere is located? The USS Center just ...

Chris Williams

Off The Clock: Chris Williams

Chris Williams, Senior Business Development Manager at MCM Electronics and Springfield City Schools Board of EducationMy work makes me feel: A sense of accomplishment.My favorite things: Traveling and meeting new people along the way.What people might be surprised to learn about you: That I can sing.Favorite thing to do “Off ...

Springfield workpspaces: Rich Thompson: YOUmedia Coordinator

Rich Thompson is the YOUmedia Coordinator in the Springfield City Schools, CareerConnectED at the Dome.Describe your company or school: YOUmedia is a digital and creative arts program for high school students of Springfield City Schools, Global Impact Stem Academy, Shawnee, and CTC. We offer students the opportunity to learn new ...

Springfield City School District teachers

Springfield teachers making a difference

It’s not just the start of another school year for many teachers. It’s a chance to work with new students, introduce different ideas and motivate them as they climb the academic ladder.Springfield Living recently met with four Springfield City Schools teachers who go the “extra mile” to educate students in ...

I Love Springfield! Jo Alice Blondin

The Springfield News-Sun recently sat down with Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State Community College. The conversation was centered around Springfield, the community in which she lives and works:Q: How long have you lived here?A: “Three years and three months. I came from Arkansas, where I was chancellor of ...

New engine to help keep jobs at DMAX plant

General Motors on Thursday announced a new diesel engine will be built at the DMAX plant in Moraine, helping protect the plant’s workforce of some 600 workers. Chevrolet will have a redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel offered on the 2017 Silverado HD, the automaker announced. The news is important because ...

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted want Congress to declare that the states have control over elections and election equipment even in the face of a cyber attack.

Husted warns against federal overreach in elections

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants the state’s election equipment left alone — even in the face of a cyber attack.Husted Thursday urged congressional leaders to spell out in federal law that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shall not take over states’ election equipment and administration, even during ...

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 ...

Luxury townhomes planned near UD campus

A local architect and businessman is planning to build four luxury townhomes with lower level office space in the 1600 block of South Main street at the intersection of Caldwell Street, just west of the University of Dayton campus. Bo Bauer, the 59-year-old owner of Bottega construction management firm, said ...

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 ...

Senate OKs bill aimed at reducing infant deaths

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted 29-1 for a bill to address infant mortality by prohibiting the sale of crib bumper pads, stepping up safe sleep education for young families, offering women long-acting reversible contraceptive devices after delivery and taking other steps. The bill, long championed by Warren County Republican ...

James Raussen

Former Ohio lawmaker faces investigation in Oregon

A former southwest Ohio lawmaker with ties to Democrat Ted Strickland and former deputy Ohio state treasurer Amer Ahmad is facing an investigation in Oregon, according to The (Portland) Oregonian.The Oregon Educators Benefit Board put its director James Raussen on indefinite paid leave and asked the U.S. Department of Justice ...

Republican presidential hopeful Gov. John Kasich of Ohio speaks to reporters after a campaign event in Rochester, N.H., Feb. 1, 2016. Voters in Iowa will cast the first ballots of the 2016 presidential election in caucuses across the state Monday. (Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich calls for US leadership around the world

In the face of radical and violent extremists, the United States must lead the world and stick by its allies, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday to several hundred political, business and faith leaders.“We don’t have a right as a nation to retreat from the world, I mean, what are ...

Tyson Food Inc. recalls certain chicken products.

Tyson recalls frozen chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic — and the products were shipped to retail locations across the U.S. The company recalled approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

Fall colors at Aullwood Metro Park in 2014. (Contributed)

Fall colors to peak at different times across state

Temperatures have finally caught up with the season in the Maimi Valley and Southwest Ohio.Even though it feels like fall, it doesn’t look like it just yet. You may have noticed though some isolated spots in neighborhoods or around cities where leaves are starting to turn yellow and drop. This ...

A Cincinnati-Dayton region aerospace collaboration has received a two-year federal redesignation that puts it in front of the line for more than $1.3 billion in federal money available for econonic development.

Aerospace collaboration here put in front of line again for funding

A Cincinnati-Dayton region aerospace collaboration has received a two-year federal redesignation that puts it in front of the line for more than $1.3 billion in federal money available for economic development.The Southwestern Ohio Aerospace Region, which includes manufacturers from Northern Kentucky to Springfield, was one of 12 groups redesignated by ...

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