Elaine Morris Roberts

Elaine Morris Roberts covers all aspects of business in Clark County. She works with business leaders, public officials, area organizations and citizens to create daily news stories and feature articles including a weekly Sunday business feature. Elaine works on special projects and enterprise features, creating Springfield's first Top 20 Under 40 and manages long-term reporting topics such as the 2007-2008 International Truck and Engine/United Auto Workers union strike and contract negotiations. She works with local organizations such as the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement to provide news coverage for annual business events. Elaine holds Doctoral and Master's degrees in education, both with a concentration in literacy, from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Miami University.

Latest from Elaine Morris Roberts

Springfield Museum of Art: It was a good year
 From the monumental to the not-so-huge, the Springfield Museum of Art, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, has had quite a year. The museum is completing its second year under the direction of Executive Director Ann Fortescue, who has infused the organization with innovation and energy to reach those goals. The biggest hurdle...

5:00 AM Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

From the monumental to the not-so-huge, the Springfield Museum of Art, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, has had quite a year. The museum is completing its second year under the direction of Executive Director Ann Fortescue, who has infused the organization with innovation and energy to reach those goals. The biggest hurdle...
Holiday event to honor woman of distinction

4:30 AM Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

This year’s Zonta Club of Springfield’s annual holiday auction will be an event of firsts. The event will at 6 p.m. today at the Courtyard by Marriott. A local chapter of Zonta International, the group has been quietly working to improve the lives of women and girls in Clark County and around the world for 60 years. So far, more...
Tenth tour highlights local history

2:25 AM Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

After a decade of sharing his love of Springfield’s architecture via the Holiday, Hymns and Holly Tour, Kevin Rose has finally seen the light. The sunlight, that is. The tour, normally in the evening, will be in the afternoon to highlight the stained and painted glass windows at three historic churches. The event will be Saturday, starting...
Lots of local holiday events on tap

3:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

Holiday in the City is just the beginning of an exciting and festive December, which is filled with a variety of events in Springfield. Several area organizations are planning unique celebrations for the holiday season. For a more complete listing, go to center-city.org. Highlights of the upcoming events next month include: •Ohio Plein...
Holiday pageant participants compete for scholarship
 The Miss Holiday in the City pageant was resurrected three years ago as a scholarship competition open to area high school seniors after being absent from the downtown celebration for many years. This year’s event will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the auditorium at United Senior Services Center, 101 S. Fountain Ave. Applicants must...

2:30 AM Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

The Miss Holiday in the City pageant was resurrected three years ago as a scholarship competition open to area high school seniors after being absent from the downtown celebration for many years. This year’s event will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the auditorium at United Senior Services Center, 101 S. Fountain Ave. Applicants must...
14th annual Holiday in the City features GPS scavenger hunt

9:00 PM Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

The season for holiday fun is upon us and thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, Springfield residents and visitors from around the globe will once again enjoy Holiday in the City. Now in its 14th year, the event promises to delight with some familiar favorites and surprise with some new additions. The fireworks display and Santa&rsquo...
Santa Land a treat for all ages

8:00 PM Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

Santa Land isn’t exclusively for the younger than 10 set. In fact, creator Rick Benning believes everyone in town should take the nostalgic walk through the exhibit as they ponder what they would like from the man with the bag. Benning is an owner at Ambience, 320 W. Main St., a company that creates original visual elements and props...
Bushnell tenants host holiday activities for kids

2:22 PM Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

During Holiday in the City, children’s activities will be held on the ground level of the Bushnell building. The event will be hosted by the building’s owners, Jim and Nike Lagos, and the Early Childhood Learning Center at Clark State Community College. “We hosted the event for the first time last year and decided we needed...
Fire chief volunteers for love of holiday spirit
 When Holiday in the City was revitalized a few years ago, the addition of a fireworks show required the services of then Fire Marshal Nick Heimlich. “I got started principally with other city officials to appropriately navigate public safety,” he said. “But after doing this for a while, you get hooked into the holiday spirit...

2:18 PM Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

When Holiday in the City was revitalized a few years ago, the addition of a fireworks show required the services of then Fire Marshal Nick Heimlich. “I got started principally with other city officials to appropriately navigate public safety,” he said. “But after doing this for a while, you get hooked into the holiday spirit...
5K walk to support American Cancer Society

3:29 PM Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

For Julie Rinehart, working to beat breast cancer is personal. In 2007, the American Cancer Society’s income development representative for Clark and Greene counties lost her mother to the disease. She has also helped her paternal grandmother through her bout with the disease, which will affect about one in eight women. In Clark County...
CultureFest celebrates Springfield’s diversity

4:00 AM Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012

In 1984, Newsweek magazine touted Springfield as the “All-American City.” And while that was a grand accolade, there is a cultural diversity within Clark County that residents decided deserved even more celebration, so CultureFest was born almost two decades ago. CultureFest 2012 is tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on the City...