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Matt Sanctis

Matt has worked for the Springfield News-Sun covering Champaign County since 2007. He covers city and county government, schools, courts, police and fire in Champaign County. He grew up in Beavercreek and graduated from the University of Toledo in 2002. He lives in Fairborn. Sanctis worked for three years covering Sandusky County for the Fremont News-Messenger before joining the Springfield News-Sun.  

Latest from Matt Sanctis

Wing restaurant eying expansion
 A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain has plans to open in Springfield, but continues to look for a franchisee to open a location in the city, company officials said Thursday. Buffalo Wings and Rings has 55 locations in the U.S., including recently opened restaurants in Liberty Twp., and West Chester, said Philip Schram, chief development officer...

Posted: a day ago

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain has plans to open in Springfield, but continues to look for a franchisee to open a location in the city, company officials said Thursday. Buffalo Wings and Rings has 55 locations in the U.S., including recently opened restaurants in Liberty Twp., and West Chester, said Philip Schram, chief development officer...
9-1-1 calls reveal residents saw plane crash in Harmony Twp.
 Investigators continued to sift through Tuesday the site of a plane crash that killed a 24-year-old pilot from Wilmington on Sunday evening. Jordan A. Spier was flying a Macleod home-built aircraft owned by his uncle Ronald Spier. He had taken off from his uncle’s private airstrip in the 300 block of Titus Avenue before crashing shortly...

Posted: 4 days ago

Investigators continued to sift through Tuesday the site of a plane crash that killed a 24-year-old pilot from Wilmington on Sunday evening. Jordan A. Spier was flying a Macleod home-built aircraft owned by his uncle Ronald Spier. He had taken off from his uncle’s private airstrip in the 300 block of Titus Avenue before crashing shortly...
Upper Valley Mall movie theater closes after decades
 The Upper Valley Mall Cinema 5’s screens went dark permanently Monday night after entertaining customers in Springfield for nearly five decades. The movie theater had fewer than a dozen employees, said Philip Chakeres, president and chief executive officer of Chakeres Theatres. The decision to close the theater is the latest blow to...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Upper Valley Mall Cinema 5’s screens went dark permanently Monday night after entertaining customers in Springfield for nearly five decades. The movie theater had fewer than a dozen employees, said Philip Chakeres, president and chief executive officer of Chakeres Theatres. The decision to close the theater is the latest blow to...
Victim in Clark County plane crash devoted to aviation
 Investigators worked Monday to piece together details of a plane crash in Harmony Twp. that killed a 24-year-old Wilmington pilot who was dedicated to aviation. Jordan A. Spier was flying Sunday evening a Macleod home-built aircraft owned by his uncle Ronald Spier. He had taken off from his uncle’s private airstrip in the 300 block...

Posted: 5 days ago

Investigators worked Monday to piece together details of a plane crash in Harmony Twp. that killed a 24-year-old Wilmington pilot who was dedicated to aviation. Jordan A. Spier was flying Sunday evening a Macleod home-built aircraft owned by his uncle Ronald Spier. He had taken off from his uncle’s private airstrip in the 300 block...
Assurant sees net operating income fall 30 percent last year
 Assurant’s net operating income fell more than 30 percent last year, but company leaders said they have made progress in a restructuring effort that should make it more profitable in the future. The company, based in New York, reported net operating income of $276.9 million in 2016. That’s about a 31 percent decrease compared...

Posted: 5 days ago

Assurant’s net operating income fell more than 30 percent last year, but company leaders said they have made progress in a restructuring effort that should make it more profitable in the future. The company, based in New York, reported net operating income of $276.9 million in 2016. That’s about a 31 percent decrease compared...
Upper Valley Mall to host Clark County home show
 The annual Clark County Home Show will move to the Upper Valley Mall this year as area home owners to start think about potential projects this spring. The show has been hosted by the Clark State Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center for the past few years, but the mall will allow a more open space for residents to browse the local vendors...

Posted: 6 days ago

The annual Clark County Home Show will move to the Upper Valley Mall this year as area home owners to start think about potential projects this spring. The show has been hosted by the Clark State Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center for the past few years, but the mall will allow a more open space for residents to browse the local vendors...
Champaign County chamber board selects new executive director
 Lydia Hess has been selected as the new executive director of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Board President Tom Coles said. Hess, a St. Paris resident, has worked with the chamber in various roles since 2014 and will be responsible for promoting businesses throughout the county. She will replace Sandi Arnold, who resigned...

Posted: 7 days ago

Lydia Hess has been selected as the new executive director of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Board President Tom Coles said. Hess, a St. Paris resident, has worked with the chamber in various roles since 2014 and will be responsible for promoting businesses throughout the county. She will replace Sandi Arnold, who resigned...
Lawsuit alleges Springfield vet clinic billed for pills it didn’t give
 Two Springfield residents have filed a lawsuit against a local veterinary clinic alleging the business charged customers for a flea treatment and other services that weren’t administered and seeking $750,000. The clinic and kennel’s owners denied the allegations and said they’d fight back in court. OTHER COURT NEWS: EF Hutton...

Posted: 7 days ago

Two Springfield residents have filed a lawsuit against a local veterinary clinic alleging the business charged customers for a flea treatment and other services that weren’t administered and seeking $750,000. The clinic and kennel’s owners denied the allegations and said they’d fight back in court. OTHER COURT NEWS: EF Hutton...
Springfield business park soon to be home to Honda supplier
 The city of Springfield has sold some land in its Champion City Business Park, a step toward allowing a Honda supplier to open a new manufacturing plant at the site. Two other business parks in Clark County also have received a state designation that local leaders said could help draw new companies to the region. Springfield city commissioners...

Posted: 8 days ago

The city of Springfield has sold some land in its Champion City Business Park, a step toward allowing a Honda supplier to open a new manufacturing plant at the site. Two other business parks in Clark County also have received a state designation that local leaders said could help draw new companies to the region. Springfield city commissioners...
EF Hutton seeks to throw out former exec’s lawsuit over disputed pay
 EF Hutton America has responded to a lawsuit filed by a former company executive, arguing in court documents that the case should be dismissed. Dennis White sued EF Hutton America and CEO Chris Daniels in federal court in Pennsylvania late last year, alleging the firm failed to compensate him for his work as president for at least two...

Posted: 8 days ago

EF Hutton America has responded to a lawsuit filed by a former company executive, arguing in court documents that the case should be dismissed. Dennis White sued EF Hutton America and CEO Chris Daniels in federal court in Pennsylvania late last year, alleging the firm failed to compensate him for his work as president for at least two...
Retailer files for bankruptcy, Upper Valley Mall store’s future unclear
 The Upper Valley Mall received a blow this week after MC Sports, a national retailer based in Michigan, filed for bankruptcy and said it will begin immediate liquidation sales at all stores. Company officials declined comment Wednesday afternoon and referred all questions to a news release. Officials at the Upper Valley Mall also didn&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Upper Valley Mall received a blow this week after MC Sports, a national retailer based in Michigan, filed for bankruptcy and said it will begin immediate liquidation sales at all stores. Company officials declined comment Wednesday afternoon and referred all questions to a news release. Officials at the Upper Valley Mall also didn&rsquo...