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Growing labor force sign of improvement

1:45 AM Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013

Champaign County’s labor force is growing and more people are finding work, a phenomenon that may inflate the unemployment rate but ultimately is a sign of economic recovery. Champaign County is one of the few counties in the state that saw an increase in the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate — a change from 7.3 percent...
Public sector tops Clark’s jobs list
 Public-sector jobs make up half of the list of Clark County’s largest employers, despite past and pending cuts because of state and federal budget problems. Five of Clark County’s Top 10 largest employers are in the public sector — military, schools and local government. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce compiles...

2:00 AM Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

Public-sector jobs make up half of the list of Clark County’s largest employers, despite past and pending cuts because of state and federal budget problems. Five of Clark County’s Top 10 largest employers are in the public sector — military, schools and local government. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce compiles...
$7M solar panel project complete
 Assurant Specialty Property celebrated Earth Day with the official completion of its large solar panel installation and a $5,000 grant to a local organization for environmental projects. Assurant spent $7 million to install more than 6,200 solar panels on the roof of the building and newly built parking canopies. The panels will produce more...

12:50 AM Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

Assurant Specialty Property celebrated Earth Day with the official completion of its large solar panel installation and a $5,000 grant to a local organization for environmental projects. Assurant spent $7 million to install more than 6,200 solar panels on the roof of the building and newly built parking canopies. The panels will produce more...
Small businesses think economy won’t improve
 Xol Skidmore started her nail salon less than two months ago as a way to find work in a field that she loves. Skidmore said she is pessimistic about the improvement of the overall economy but is confident people will be attracted to her clean, brightly colored space at 1607 E. Main St. and her professional skills. “I do this with my...

10:30 PM Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

Xol Skidmore started her nail salon less than two months ago as a way to find work in a field that she loves. Skidmore said she is pessimistic about the improvement of the overall economy but is confident people will be attracted to her clean, brightly colored space at 1607 E. Main St. and her professional skills. “I do this with my...
Bill seeks to up minimum wage to $10.10
 Some federal lawmakers want to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but some Springfield business owners say the increase would hurt them and, ultimately, the workforce. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which was introduced in March and would raise the wage rate in three steps of...

2:50 AM Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

Some federal lawmakers want to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but some Springfield business owners say the increase would hurt them and, ultimately, the workforce. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which was introduced in March and would raise the wage rate in three steps of...
EPA approves Navistar engine
 Navistar’s new leader will visit Springfield today, the same week the company’s big-bore engines finally won federal approval and the local plant tested production of a military vehicle. Navistar — which has more than 850 workers at the Springfield manufacturing plant — slumped after its engine technology for heavy...

6:18 PM Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013

Navistar’s new leader will visit Springfield today, the same week the company’s big-bore engines finally won federal approval and the local plant tested production of a military vehicle. Navistar — which has more than 850 workers at the Springfield manufacturing plant — slumped after its engine technology for heavy...
Third of local workers leave Clark for job
 More than 34 percent of Clark County residents with jobs are commuting to other counties for work, a result of a more regionalized economy. “You will always have a fluid workforce that will go where skills are in demand,” said Eric Welty, workforce supervisor for both the Champaign County and Logan County workforce development...

1:50 AM Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013

More than 34 percent of Clark County residents with jobs are commuting to other counties for work, a result of a more regionalized economy. “You will always have a fluid workforce that will go where skills are in demand,” said Eric Welty, workforce supervisor for both the Champaign County and Logan County workforce development...
First Friday draws new customers downtown
 Unmatched Coverage On the first Friday of December, Running with Scissors stayed open late and had art and refreshments to attract customers. By the first Friday of April, 13 different businesses downtown stayed open late — drawing a steady stream of potential customers down Fountain Avenue after 7 p.m. “Who could imagine downtown...

10:00 PM Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013

Unmatched Coverage On the first Friday of December, Running with Scissors stayed open late and had art and refreshments to attract customers. By the first Friday of April, 13 different businesses downtown stayed open late — drawing a steady stream of potential customers down Fountain Avenue after 7 p.m. “Who could imagine downtown...
Bellbrook wins Color Guard world championship
 Bellbrook High School’s Marching Eagles took first place in their division at the Winter Guard International’s Color Guard Championships after three days of competition against 300 other teams. After 20 years of competition this is the third time the Marching Eagles have made finals of the world championships, and the first time...

8:21 PM Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013

Bellbrook High School’s Marching Eagles took first place in their division at the Winter Guard International’s Color Guard Championships after three days of competition against 300 other teams. After 20 years of competition this is the third time the Marching Eagles have made finals of the world championships, and the first time...
Expo open to public for the first time

1:15 AM Friday, Apr. 12, 2013

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce annual business expo was open to the public Thursday for the first time, a move many hope will attract more people to the event. Typically the event — which features exhibitions from area businesses and chamber members — is held in February in conjunction with the annual chamber meeting...
Rocking Horse unveils $8 million expansion
 Rocking Horse By the Numbers Rocking Horse Community Health Center unveiled Tuesday its completed $7.9 million expansion that will allow the center to add more services and accommodate its rapid growth. CEO Dana Engle said the number of patient visits has doubled since 2007, with 52,000 visits in 2012. “There are a lot of people who...

2:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013

Rocking Horse By the Numbers Rocking Horse Community Health Center unveiled Tuesday its completed $7.9 million expansion that will allow the center to add more services and accommodate its rapid growth. CEO Dana Engle said the number of patient visits has doubled since 2007, with 52,000 visits in 2012. “There are a lot of people who...
$1.1M in loans, grants given to failed Springfield company

2:00 AM Sunday, Apr. 07, 2013

A former Springfield business failed to live up to nearly $1.1 million in publicly funded loans and incentives when it closed in 2008. The company, em3 LLC, defaulted on a nearly $712,000 Small Business Administration loan when it closed, making it the fifth largest SBA loan default in a nine-county area and sent to the U.S. Treasury for...
Staffing employment up nationally a sign of growth and uncertainty
 A national organization reported a 2.4 percent increase in temporary hiring in March over a year ago, a sign of a growing economy. But local staffing agencies and experts say the recent recovery from the recession is different from those of the past. Staffing agencies such as Express Employment Professionals report up to a 20 percent decrease...

11:00 PM Saturday, Apr. 06, 2013

A national organization reported a 2.4 percent increase in temporary hiring in March over a year ago, a sign of a growing economy. But local staffing agencies and experts say the recent recovery from the recession is different from those of the past. Staffing agencies such as Express Employment Professionals report up to a 20 percent decrease...
Fent’s Dairy open, hiring
 A local rest stop for youth baseball players and their families has reopened its restaurant and now has a 30,000-square-foot expansion, a drive-through and dine in service. Fent’s Dairy Corner, started in 1972 by Orla Fent at the corner of Shrine Road and Ohio 41, re-opened March 22 but will have a grand opening celebration starting...

12:00 AM Thursday, Apr. 04, 2013

A local rest stop for youth baseball players and their families has reopened its restaurant and now has a 30,000-square-foot expansion, a drive-through and dine in service. Fent’s Dairy Corner, started in 1972 by Orla Fent at the corner of Shrine Road and Ohio 41, re-opened March 22 but will have a grand opening celebration starting...
Healthy dining guide highlights local menu options
 Community Health Foundation gathered healthy menu options from 21 local and national restaurants for its Healthy Dining Guide published last week. “One of our focuses is having a healthy community and having a community that makes healthy choices,” said Joy Rogers, CHF director. “Everyone dines out on occasion, so it&rsquo...

10:00 PM Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013

Community Health Foundation gathered healthy menu options from 21 local and national restaurants for its Healthy Dining Guide published last week. “One of our focuses is having a healthy community and having a community that makes healthy choices,” said Joy Rogers, CHF director. “Everyone dines out on occasion, so it&rsquo...
Ohio tax plan makes local businesses wary
 Gov. John Kasich’s tax proposal promises to cut $1.4 billion in taxes for Ohio businesses and residents, but his plan to apply a reduced sales tax rate to more services has met resistance from businesses locally and statewide. “It’s a big idea,” said Rob Nichols, Kasich’s spokesman. “It’s not been...

3:45 AM Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s tax proposal promises to cut $1.4 billion in taxes for Ohio businesses and residents, but his plan to apply a reduced sales tax rate to more services has met resistance from businesses locally and statewide. “It’s a big idea,” said Rob Nichols, Kasich’s spokesman. “It’s not been...
Bob Evans sells plant
 Bob Evans Farms sold its Springfield sausage plant Friday to a California-based private equity firm as 52 jobs will be eliminated when it closes later this year. The 38,200-square-foot building is appraised at $754,200, according to Clark County Auditor’s Office records, but sold for $90,900. Last year, the company said it would close...

3:39 PM Friday, Mar. 29, 2013

Bob Evans Farms sold its Springfield sausage plant Friday to a California-based private equity firm as 52 jobs will be eliminated when it closes later this year. The 38,200-square-foot building is appraised at $754,200, according to Clark County Auditor’s Office records, but sold for $90,900. Last year, the company said it would close...
Local jobless rate drops
 Local unemployment rates fell in February as 300 more people in Clark and Champaign counties found work, and employers are still hiring, one county official said Tuesday. “In general the economy is still improving, even though recovery slowed the last quarter of 2012,” said Ben Johnson, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job...

1:45 AM Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013

Local unemployment rates fell in February as 300 more people in Clark and Champaign counties found work, and employers are still hiring, one county official said Tuesday. “In general the economy is still improving, even though recovery slowed the last quarter of 2012,” said Ben Johnson, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job...
Southern Village loses Huntington Bank
 Southern Village Shopping Center will lose an anchor Friday when Huntington Bank closes its doors. Some see this as further decline to a once-bustling commerce center at Sunset Avenue and Selma Road, as well as a decline of shopping options in the southeast section of the city. Others believe the area is on the mend and good for small business...

1:50 AM Monday, Mar. 25, 2013

Southern Village Shopping Center will lose an anchor Friday when Huntington Bank closes its doors. Some see this as further decline to a once-bustling commerce center at Sunset Avenue and Selma Road, as well as a decline of shopping options in the southeast section of the city. Others believe the area is on the mend and good for small business...
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