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Northeastern hands Central Catholic first loss
 Somehow, you just knew a mistake would decide Friday night’s Ohio Heritage Conference game between Catholic Central and the host Northeastern Jets at Conover Field. There had already been seven interceptions, five thrown by Northeastern. But the eighth pickoff made the difference. With the Irish driving for a possible winning touchdown...

3:55 AM Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016

Somehow, you just knew a mistake would decide Friday night’s Ohio Heritage Conference game between Catholic Central and the host Northeastern Jets at Conover Field. There had already been seven interceptions, five thrown by Northeastern. But the eighth pickoff made the difference. With the Irish driving for a possible winning touchdown...
Fledgling soccer program notches first varsity win
 Building a high school soccer program is hard work, and it can take years to experience any success. Or maybe not, as in the case with the Emmanuel Christian Academy girls team. This is the Lions’ first year of existence, and that usually means a couple years of taking some hard knocks as a club or junior varsity team before transitioning...

4:14 AM Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016

Building a high school soccer program is hard work, and it can take years to experience any success. Or maybe not, as in the case with the Emmanuel Christian Academy girls team. This is the Lions’ first year of existence, and that usually means a couple years of taking some hard knocks as a club or junior varsity team before transitioning...
Springfield Alzheimer’s walk seeks to raise awareness, money
 Pat Comer admits she didn’t take her husband’s diagnosis seriously at first. But she soon learned just how devastating Alzheimer’s disease is, eventually losing her husband to it. That’s why the Springfield resident has remained committed to walking in the local annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which will be held...

2:47 AM Friday, Sep. 16, 2016

Pat Comer admits she didn’t take her husband’s diagnosis seriously at first. But she soon learned just how devastating Alzheimer’s disease is, eventually losing her husband to it. That’s why the Springfield resident has remained committed to walking in the local annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which will be held...
High School Baseball: Nichols to coach at alma mater Northeastern
 Will Nichols has come home. The longtime Triad baseball coach who resigned after leading the Cardinals to the Division IV state finals in June has been hired to take the reins of the baseball program at his alma mater, Northeastern. Either the defending champion Jets (twice) or Cardinals (three times) have won the Ohio Heritage Conference...

2:44 PM Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016

Will Nichols has come home. The longtime Triad baseball coach who resigned after leading the Cardinals to the Division IV state finals in June has been hired to take the reins of the baseball program at his alma mater, Northeastern. Either the defending champion Jets (twice) or Cardinals (three times) have won the Ohio Heritage Conference...
Springfield senior group to preview fall education classes Monday
 United Senior Services is poised to launch the second voyage of what so far has been a wildly successful adult education re-branding effort. The USS’s Springfield Area Institute for Lifelong Learning is launching its fall offering of educational classes at noon Monday with a preview and registration program at its new site, 125 W. Main...

12:00 AM Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016

United Senior Services is poised to launch the second voyage of what so far has been a wildly successful adult education re-branding effort. The USS’s Springfield Area Institute for Lifelong Learning is launching its fall offering of educational classes at noon Monday with a preview and registration program at its new site, 125 W. Main...
Catholic Central assistant football coach saves man’s life with CPR
 As an assistant football coach at Catholic Central High School, George Woods is required to be certified in CPR. He just thought he’d never need to use it. Until Wednesday afternoonwhen he used his training to save a man’s life. Woods was headed to football practice around 2:30 p.m. when he came across an accident scene about...

8:50 PM Thursday, Sep. 08, 2016

As an assistant football coach at Catholic Central High School, George Woods is required to be certified in CPR. He just thought he’d never need to use it. Until Wednesday afternoonwhen he used his training to save a man’s life. Woods was headed to football practice around 2:30 p.m. when he came across an accident scene about...
Champaign County school district kicks off new reading program
 Graham Local Schools will partner with several local entities on a new collaborative effort that will result in Champaign County’s first school-based early childhood literacy program. The Read, Imagine, Soar program, a key part of the district’s new five-year plan, was rolled out to faculty in August and will officially begin...

12:00 AM Monday, Sep. 05, 2016

Graham Local Schools will partner with several local entities on a new collaborative effort that will result in Champaign County’s first school-based early childhood literacy program. The Read, Imagine, Soar program, a key part of the district’s new five-year plan, was rolled out to faculty in August and will officially begin...
New location, additions for Springfield’s holiday celebration
 Changes abound for this year’s version of Holiday in the City, starting with a new central location and a new organization in charge of the event. When the Center City Association disbanded earlier this year, the Chamber Of Greater Springfield took over all facets of Holiday in the City. Since then, changes for the event that will be...

4:00 AM Saturday, Sep. 03, 2016

Changes abound for this year’s version of Holiday in the City, starting with a new central location and a new organization in charge of the event. When the Center City Association disbanded earlier this year, the Chamber Of Greater Springfield took over all facets of Holiday in the City. Since then, changes for the event that will be...
Bike fundraiser offers help to Clark, Champaign families
 A local marriage and family enrichment ministry will host a first-time bicycling event that uses the area’s extensive bike path to offer families a healthy bonding experience. The Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley’s newest event, the “Strong Family, Strong Future Bike Ride,” will be Saturday starting at 7:30...

8:09 PM Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

A local marriage and family enrichment ministry will host a first-time bicycling event that uses the area’s extensive bike path to offer families a healthy bonding experience. The Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley’s newest event, the “Strong Family, Strong Future Bike Ride,” will be Saturday starting at 7:30...
H.S. football: Optimism abounds at West Liberty-Salem

8:53 PM Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

They are big, fast and experienced. But the reason fourth-year football coach Dan McGill is so excited about his West Liberty-Salem Tigers goes beyond size and skill. It’s the unity the team has built during summer preparations. “It all starts with senior leadership and we have that this year, so we are excited about that,&rdquo...
H.S. football: Southeastern hoping injury wave has past

8:33 PM Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Injuries are part of the game. But when you are a small school, they are an even more painful part. Just ask eighth-year Southeastern football coach Greg Bonifay. His Trojans struggled through a string of injuries on their way to an uncharacteristic 2-8 record last season. “With injuries at a small school, when you lose one it is like...
Graham begins school year with new leader and new plan
 Graham Local Schools will start “a new era” when classes resume Wednesday with a new superintendent and a new strategic plan for the district’s next five years. Kirk Koennecke’s first official day as superintendent was Aug. 1. A principal at Marion Harding High School last school year, he has also been a principal...

5:00 PM Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Graham Local Schools will start “a new era” when classes resume Wednesday with a new superintendent and a new strategic plan for the district’s next five years. Kirk Koennecke’s first official day as superintendent was Aug. 1. A principal at Marion Harding High School last school year, he has also been a principal...
Ohio Valley becoming a leader in local fitness
 When Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital first opened in 2009, it was mainly a surgical center. But its continued catharsis has established the healthcare facility as one of the leaders of the local fitness, wellness and prevention movement. “We were mainly surgical early on,” said Ohio Valley President Steve Eisentrager. “But...

4:00 AM Sunday, Jul. 31, 2016

When Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital first opened in 2009, it was mainly a surgical center. But its continued catharsis has established the healthcare facility as one of the leaders of the local fitness, wellness and prevention movement. “We were mainly surgical early on,” said Ohio Valley President Steve Eisentrager. “But...
Springfield High students, teachers travel to China
 What started as a Skype session between high school classes on two different continents in 2013 has evolved into a trip to China for six Springfield High School students this summer. District Chinese teacher Jing Zhao said she had been planning the two-week trip with the students and librarian Kelly Collinsworth for two years. Most of the...

8:06 PM Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

What started as a Skype session between high school classes on two different continents in 2013 has evolved into a trip to China for six Springfield High School students this summer. District Chinese teacher Jing Zhao said she had been planning the two-week trip with the students and librarian Kelly Collinsworth for two years. Most of the...
Church starts eastern Clark County market
 One local church has started a new farmer’s market in eastern Clark County in hopes of building a stronger sense of community. The South Vienna Artisan and Farmer’s Market is being held from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October in the parking lot of the United Church of South Vienna, 227 E. Main St. It features fresh produce...

11:00 PM Monday, Jul. 04, 2016

One local church has started a new farmer’s market in eastern Clark County in hopes of building a stronger sense of community. The South Vienna Artisan and Farmer’s Market is being held from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October in the parking lot of the United Church of South Vienna, 227 E. Main St. It features fresh produce...
Proposed charter revision would change how city disposes of property

12:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 19, 2016

Urbana is asking voters to approve several changes to its city charter, which among other things could help it streamline the disposal of devalued or unwanted city-owned properties. The proposed changes are planned for the November ballot. They are the result of a charter review. One is required at least once per decade, but Urbana&rsquo...
Pastors to come together in solidarity against violence
 At least a dozen Springfield pastors will come together for the first time to make a stand against violence and call for unity as part of an annual event this summer. Taking it to The Streets, which began in 2002, will be held Aug 5-6 at two sites in the city. The event is free and will also offer entertainment, food, giveaways and social...

4:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 19, 2016

At least a dozen Springfield pastors will come together for the first time to make a stand against violence and call for unity as part of an annual event this summer. Taking it to The Streets, which began in 2002, will be held Aug 5-6 at two sites in the city. The event is free and will also offer entertainment, food, giveaways and social...
Triad baseball coach steps down after 19 seasons

7:59 PM Tuesday, Jun. 07, 2016

The rumor is now fact. Veteran Triad High School baseball coach Will Nichols made it official Monday night at the team banquet that he is resigning after 19 seasons in the Cardinals dugout. The announcement came two days after Triad’s heartbreaking 5-4 loss to defending state champ Newark Catholic in the Division IV state championship...
State baseball: Triad falls 5-4 in D4 championship game
 It was an ugly game for both teams on the state’s biggest stage Saturday night. But it was also about as entertaining a game as they come. Triad issued 10 walks, had a combined total of seven wild pitches and passed balls and hit three batsmen with a pitch, but nearly overcame all of them as a seventh-inning rally fell short in a 5-4...

3:45 AM Sunday, Jun. 05, 2016

It was an ugly game for both teams on the state’s biggest stage Saturday night. But it was also about as entertaining a game as they come. Triad issued 10 walks, had a combined total of seven wild pitches and passed balls and hit three batsmen with a pitch, but nearly overcame all of them as a seventh-inning rally fell short in a 5-4...
Triad advances to D-IV state baseball final

1:23 AM Saturday, Jun. 04, 2016

Talk about saving your best for last. Triad unbeaten junior Shane Ford tossed a one-hitter, losing a no-hit bid in the seventh inning, and the Cardinals used two big innings to advance to the Division IV state championship game with a 6-0 win over Cuyahoga Heights at Huntington Park in Friday night‘s state semifinal. Triad will meet...
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