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

Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant
 Honda officials said the automaker will add production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle to Marysville in order to keep up with high demand from consumers. That vehicle is already being produced at three other sites, including Honda’s nearby East Liberty plant, said Chris Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Honda. The additional production...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Honda officials said the automaker will add production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle to Marysville in order to keep up with high demand from consumers. That vehicle is already being produced at three other sites, including Honda’s nearby East Liberty plant, said Chris Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Honda. The additional production...
Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion
 A nonprofit automotive research center in Logan County is seeking more than $7.8 million in low-interest state loans to assist with financing the construction of a state-of-the-art conference center and office space to accommodate new clients. The Ohio Controlling Board is expected to consider a request next week to grant about $8 million...

Posted: 2 days ago

A nonprofit automotive research center in Logan County is seeking more than $7.8 million in low-interest state loans to assist with financing the construction of a state-of-the-art conference center and office space to accommodate new clients. The Ohio Controlling Board is expected to consider a request next week to grant about $8 million...
Fairgrounds get $50k to rebrand site as Champions Park
 The Clark County Fairground will get a $50,000 grant to pay to rebrand one of the top tourist attractions in Clark County. The Clark County Convention Facilities Authority is funded by local hotel bed taxes and is tasked with supporting projects that lead to more overnight stays and tourism in Clark County. It will give the fairgrounds a...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Clark County Fairground will get a $50,000 grant to pay to rebrand one of the top tourist attractions in Clark County. The Clark County Convention Facilities Authority is funded by local hotel bed taxes and is tasked with supporting projects that lead to more overnight stays and tourism in Clark County. It will give the fairgrounds a...
Ohio-built Accord named car of the year
 A sedan built by workers in Marysville was named the 2018 Car of the Year, the third year in a row a Honda model has received the award. The 2018 Honda Accord, which began rolling off the assembly line in Marysville last year, beat out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry to claim the honor. RELATED:
            
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Posted: 4 days ago

A sedan built by workers in Marysville was named the 2018 Car of the Year, the third year in a row a Honda model has received the award. The 2018 Honda Accord, which began rolling off the assembly line in Marysville last year, beat out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry to claim the honor. RELATED: Honda, major Clark...
Former Wittenberg grad encourages students to find their calling
 A former Wittenberg graduate urged students to find their calling and get more involved in their community Monday during the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation. Bernadette Evans graduated from Wittenberg in 1989 and later co-founded an in-home tutoring service and a basketball league that serves more than 300 at-risk...

Posted: 5 days ago

A former Wittenberg graduate urged students to find their calling and get more involved in their community Monday during the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation. Bernadette Evans graduated from Wittenberg in 1989 and later co-founded an in-home tutoring service and a basketball league that serves more than 300 at-risk...
Springfield man arrested after brief standoff with police
 A Springfield man was arrested and taken to the Clark County Jail on Sunday morning after police said he refused to obey orders to exit a residence following a domestic dispute while officers believed he was armed, according to a police report. Tyren A. Thompson, 24, of 35 Englewood Road in Springfield, was arrested on charges of domestic...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield man was arrested and taken to the Clark County Jail on Sunday morning after police said he refused to obey orders to exit a residence following a domestic dispute while officers believed he was armed, according to a police report. Tyren A. Thompson, 24, of 35 Englewood Road in Springfield, was arrested on charges of domestic...
Springfield woman arrested for stabbing involving steak knife
 A Springfield woman was arrested Saturday, accused of stabbing a man in the chest and arm, according to a police report. Iyana N. Carr, 23, of 830 E. Main St., was arrested on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence and was taken to the Clark County Jail. Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Winding Trail around...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield woman was arrested Saturday, accused of stabbing a man in the chest and arm, according to a police report. Iyana N. Carr, 23, of 830 E. Main St., was arrested on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence and was taken to the Clark County Jail. Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Winding Trail around...
Springfield business to hire workers as hotel chain expands
 A Springfield call center for an international hotel chain will take part in two job fairs next week as the business ramps up for its upcoming busy season and continued growth. The Red Roof Inn is looking for about 15 hourly sales agents who will be based at the company’s contact center at 1650 Upper Valley Pike. Those hired would perform...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield call center for an international hotel chain will take part in two job fairs next week as the business ramps up for its upcoming busy season and continued growth. The Red Roof Inn is looking for about 15 hourly sales agents who will be based at the company’s contact center at 1650 Upper Valley Pike. Those hired would perform...
Springfield, Urbana hospitals scramble to cope with IV bag shortage
 Health-care providers in Clark and Champaign counties are among numerous hospitals nationally struggling with a shortage of IV bags used to administer drugs and other fluids to patients. Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates health-care organizations have been dealing with a shortage of intravenous fluids and bags...

Posted: 7 days ago

Health-care providers in Clark and Champaign counties are among numerous hospitals nationally struggling with a shortage of IV bags used to administer drugs and other fluids to patients. Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates health-care organizations have been dealing with a shortage of intravenous fluids and bags...
Clark, Champaign counties under Level 1 snow emergency
 The Clark County and Champaign County sheriff’s offices both have declared a Level 1 snow emergency for all of Clark County. A Level 1 snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, according to information from Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett’s office. The alert says roads also are icy, and residents...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Clark County and Champaign County sheriff’s offices both have declared a Level 1 snow emergency for all of Clark County. A Level 1 snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, according to information from Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett’s office. The alert says roads also are icy, and residents...
Champaign County examines demand for new hotel
 Champaign County’s economic development organization is working with a Wisconsin-based consultant to determine if there’s enough demand for a new hotel in the community. Champaign County has rooms available for overnight stays, including a downtown bed and breakfast and businesses like the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites and the Logan...

Posted: 9 days ago

Champaign County’s economic development organization is working with a Wisconsin-based consultant to determine if there’s enough demand for a new hotel in the community. Champaign County has rooms available for overnight stays, including a downtown bed and breakfast and businesses like the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites and the Logan...