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Clark County ministry helps dream of owning a home come true
 So what does the Clark County Fuller Center for Housing do? That’s the question I get asked the most as the Fuller Center’s new executive director. The best answer I can give is that everything we do is centered around the concept of “home.” The safety of “home” is what helps us make it through our day...

10:39 PM Thursday, May. 18, 2017

So what does the Clark County Fuller Center for Housing do? That’s the question I get asked the most as the Fuller Center’s new executive director. The best answer I can give is that everything we do is centered around the concept of “home.” The safety of “home” is what helps us make it through our day...
Clark County Fuller Center to celebrate success stories
 SPRINGFIELD – About two decades ago, at the age of 49, Springfield native Joan Balium was at a crossroads in her life. With three children and a special needs grandson to finish raising, and suddenly no house to raise them in, Balium was searching for answers. She found them at the local Habitat For Humanity chapter, which two years...

9:52 PM Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – About two decades ago, at the age of 49, Springfield native Joan Balium was at a crossroads in her life. With three children and a special needs grandson to finish raising, and suddenly no house to raise them in, Balium was searching for answers. She found them at the local Habitat For Humanity chapter, which two years...
Springfield pastors, state lawmakers look to reform payday lending
 A coalition of Springfield pastors have taken a significant role in pushing a group of bipartisan lawmakers to further reform payday lenders. State Reps. Marlene Anielski, R-Walton Hills, and Mike Ashford, D-Toledo, announced this week that they would co-sponsor legislation early next year that could include interest rate caps on short-term...

10:00 PM Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

A coalition of Springfield pastors have taken a significant role in pushing a group of bipartisan lawmakers to further reform payday lenders. State Reps. Marlene Anielski, R-Walton Hills, and Mike Ashford, D-Toledo, announced this week that they would co-sponsor legislation early next year that could include interest rate caps on short-term...
New resource for Clark County families hit by addiction epidemic
 A growing regional support group that aims to fill a void for families struggling to help an addicted loved one will begin meeting in Clark County this month. A new local chapter of Families Of Addicts will hold its first meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Community Room at the Mulberry Terrace Apartments, 120 W. Mulberry St. in Springfield...

10:00 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

A growing regional support group that aims to fill a void for families struggling to help an addicted loved one will begin meeting in Clark County this month. A new local chapter of Families Of Addicts will hold its first meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Community Room at the Mulberry Terrace Apartments, 120 W. Mulberry St. in Springfield...
Why some schools are shedding winter sports programs
 In most Ohio high schools, the girls basketball season is tipping off this week. But not at Emmanuel Christian Academy. And most of the state’s wrestling teams are already preparing for season-opening tournaments and matches that will start once the calendar hits December. But not at Catholic Central. Despite past successes, both programs...

6:05 PM Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

In most Ohio high schools, the girls basketball season is tipping off this week. But not at Emmanuel Christian Academy. And most of the state’s wrestling teams are already preparing for season-opening tournaments and matches that will start once the calendar hits December. But not at Catholic Central. Despite past successes, both programs...
Burg, Local brace for ‘heavyweight fight’
 It was the wee hours of the morning after his football team had just suffered a 9-7 heartbreaking playoff loss to then-four-time defending state champion Marion Local in the 2015 regional finals. Mechanicsburg coach Kurt Forrest couldn’t sleep, rehashing every play and every call. Two things kept haunting him. So he wrote them down...

2:41 AM Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

It was the wee hours of the morning after his football team had just suffered a 9-7 heartbreaking playoff loss to then-four-time defending state champion Marion Local in the 2015 regional finals. Mechanicsburg coach Kurt Forrest couldn’t sleep, rehashing every play and every call. Two things kept haunting him. So he wrote them down...
Burg, Local brace for ‘heavyweight fight’

2:41 AM Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

It was the wee hours of the morning after his football team had just suffered a 9-7 heartbreaking playoff loss to then-four-time defending state champion Marion Local in the 2015 regional finals. Mechanicsburg coach Kurt Forrest couldn’t sleep, rehashing every play and every call. Two things kept haunting him. So he wrote them down...
Two-way players fuel Mechanicsburg
 When sizing up the Mechanicsburg football team’s starting lineups heading into Friday night’s Division VI, Region 24 championship showdown with top-ranked Marion Local, don’t be surprised if you come away with a case of double vision. That’s because the fifth-ranked, unbeaten Indians have nine players starting on both...

10:05 PM Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

When sizing up the Mechanicsburg football team’s starting lineups heading into Friday night’s Division VI, Region 24 championship showdown with top-ranked Marion Local, don’t be surprised if you come away with a case of double vision. That’s because the fifth-ranked, unbeaten Indians have nine players starting on both...
Mechanicsburg wallops Miami East to advance in playoffs

2:04 AM Saturday, Nov. 05, 2016

It is said that the playoffs signal the beginning of a new season, with everyone restarting with an 0-0 record. But for fifth-ranked Mechanicsburg, it was new season, same results. The third-seeded Indians moved the football at will on No. 6 Miami East and rolled to a 39-6 win in a Division VI, Region 24 quarterfinal playoff game Friday night...
Mechanicsburg wallops Miami East to advance in playoffs

2:04 AM Saturday, Nov. 05, 2016

It is said that the playoffs signal the beginning of a new season, with everyone restarting with an 0-0 record. But for fifth-ranked Mechanicsburg, it was new season, same results. The third-seeded Indians moved the football at will on No. 6 Miami East and rolled to a 39-6 win in a Division VI, Region 24 quarterfinal playoff game Friday night...
2 Western Clark County communities seek tax increase for safety forces
 Two Western Clark County communities are seeking new property taxes for public safety forces. Both the German Twp. Fire Department and Enon Police Department are seeking new funding due to what their leaders described as increased expenses and cuts to state funding. German Twp. is seeking a new property tax of 1.5 mills for five years for...

10:00 AM Friday, Nov. 04, 2016

Two Western Clark County communities are seeking new property taxes for public safety forces. Both the German Twp. Fire Department and Enon Police Department are seeking new funding due to what their leaders described as increased expenses and cuts to state funding. German Twp. is seeking a new property tax of 1.5 mills for five years for...
WLS rolls, locks up third place in OHC

1:33 AM Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Catholic Central had a chance to grab a share of third place in the Ohio Heritage Conference and possibly sneak into the playoffs in its season finale at Hallinean Field on Friday night. But big play-minded West Liberty-Salem had other ideas. Taking advantage of its obvious size advantage, the Tigers rolled to a 45-6 victory to lock up third...
Committing to Buckeyes ‘dream come true’ for 3-time champ Kaleb Romero
 Ever since he started rolling around on the mats as a 5-year-old peewee wrestler, Mechanicsburg three-time defending state champion Kaleb Romero knew what he wanted out of the sport. That he’ll now realize it at his favorite university is just icing on the cake. Romero recently verbally committed to accept a full scholarship to wrestle...

3:02 PM Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Ever since he started rolling around on the mats as a 5-year-old peewee wrestler, Mechanicsburg three-time defending state champion Kaleb Romero knew what he wanted out of the sport. That he’ll now realize it at his favorite university is just icing on the cake. Romero recently verbally committed to accept a full scholarship to wrestle...
Committing to Buckeyes ‘dream come true’ for 3-time champ Kaleb Romero
 Ever since he started rolling around on the mats as a 5-year-old peewee wrestler, Mechanicsburg three-time defending state champion Kaleb Romero knew what he wanted out of the sport. That he’ll now realize it at his favorite university is just icing on the cake. Romero recently verbally committed to accept a full scholarship to wrestle...

3:02 PM Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Ever since he started rolling around on the mats as a 5-year-old peewee wrestler, Mechanicsburg three-time defending state champion Kaleb Romero knew what he wanted out of the sport. That he’ll now realize it at his favorite university is just icing on the cake. Romero recently verbally committed to accept a full scholarship to wrestle...
Greenon girls soccer benefits from changes
 Much has changed for the Greenon girls soccer team in the last year, and for the better. The Knights have a new coach and a new training regimen, which have led to new results. Greenon secured its first outright Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division title since 2008 in its last season in the league as part of a turnaround that has...

9:11 PM Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Much has changed for the Greenon girls soccer team in the last year, and for the better. The Knights have a new coach and a new training regimen, which have led to new results. Greenon secured its first outright Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division title since 2008 in its last season in the league as part of a turnaround that has...
Tecumseh boys soccer regroups and rolls on
 Long gone was one of the most talented senior classes in Tecumseh boys soccer history, and the nearly perfect two-year Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail reign they had produced. After last season’s ugly 6-8-3 record and uncharacteristic fourth-place division finish and an even uglier 0-4-1 start to this season, it was safe to...

2:30 AM Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Long gone was one of the most talented senior classes in Tecumseh boys soccer history, and the nearly perfect two-year Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail reign they had produced. After last season’s ugly 6-8-3 record and uncharacteristic fourth-place division finish and an even uglier 0-4-1 start to this season, it was safe to...
Southeastern volleyball dominant once again
 Things are much different nowadays at Southeastern High School, long a Clark County high school volleyball hotbed under retired coaching legend Kathy Mercer. But in many ways, they are still the same. After a couple of off seasons, the Trojans are once again dominant, thanks to a talented class of seniors, traditional training methods and...

5:39 AM Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Things are much different nowadays at Southeastern High School, long a Clark County high school volleyball hotbed under retired coaching legend Kathy Mercer. But in many ways, they are still the same. After a couple of off seasons, the Trojans are once again dominant, thanks to a talented class of seniors, traditional training methods and...
Shawnee girls soccer team has persevered, soared
 It has been a tremendous season for the Shawnee girls soccer team. There has been tremendous success on the field, and tremendous loss off it. But through it all, the Braves have not only persevered but soared to new heights. The winningest senior class in Shawnee history has led these resilient, talented Braves to their first outright league...

12:00 AM Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

It has been a tremendous season for the Shawnee girls soccer team. There has been tremendous success on the field, and tremendous loss off it. But through it all, the Braves have not only persevered but soared to new heights. The winningest senior class in Shawnee history has led these resilient, talented Braves to their first outright league...
Depth a hallmark of Northwestern girls tennis

8:55 PM Monday, Oct. 03, 2016

With a 112-16 record in Central Buckeye Conference matches over the last decade, there’s no doubt Northwestern’s girls tennis program has reached elite status. The surprising thing is that the Warriors have reached it with less than the expected number of elite players. But there is strength in numbers. This year’s league...
Mechanicsburg smothers West Liberty-Salem, 31-0

1:43 AM Saturday, Oct. 01, 2016

Is there any team in the Ohio Heritage Conference that can give powerhouse Mechanicsburg a serious challenge? After Friday night’s home game against rival West Liberty-Salem, the answer remains a resounding “no.” The Indians rolled for 405 yards of offense, 289 accounted for by senior quarterback Kaleb Romero, en route to...
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