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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.  

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Demolition begins on former Springfield restaurant
 Demolition began Monday on the former Shrimp House restaurant on South Limestone Street, although city officials said it’s not clear what’s next for the property. Information from the city of Springfield shows a commercial demolition permit was issued earlier this month for the site at 1895 S. Limestone St. READ MORE: Imaging...

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Demolition began Monday on the former Shrimp House restaurant on South Limestone Street, although city officials said it’s not clear what’s next for the property. Information from the city of Springfield shows a commercial demolition permit was issued earlier this month for the site at 1895 S. Limestone St. READ MORE: Imaging...
Imaging center closes in Springfield
 A Springfield medical imaging business has closed but few details were available Monday. Crystal Clear Imaging Ltd. staff members at the site declined to comment Monday. A representative of the company provided by staff in Springfield also didn’t return several calls seeking comment. MORE BUSINESS NEWS: Toxic algae increasing in Kiser...

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A Springfield medical imaging business has closed but few details were available Monday. Crystal Clear Imaging Ltd. staff members at the site declined to comment Monday. A representative of the company provided by staff in Springfield also didn’t return several calls seeking comment. MORE BUSINESS NEWS: Toxic algae increasing in Kiser...
Toxic algae increasing in Kiser Lake, state studying solutions
 Kiser Lake State Park — a significant contributor to Champaign County’s economy that draws visitors from across the region — has seen toxic algae slicks in recent year and a state study found the blooms have become more common. The harmful algae often appear as a floating, bright green blob along the water’s surface...

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Kiser Lake State Park — a significant contributor to Champaign County’s economy that draws visitors from across the region — has seen toxic algae slicks in recent year and a state study found the blooms have become more common. The harmful algae often appear as a floating, bright green blob along the water’s surface...
Clark State to shows businesses how they can use 3D printing
 Clark State Community College and several partners will host a conference next week to show area firms how additive manufacturing can improve their business and profitability. The conference, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, will focus on trends and best practices in the technology. It will include a panel discussion and a keynote address...

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Clark State Community College and several partners will host a conference next week to show area firms how additive manufacturing can improve their business and profitability. The conference, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, will focus on trends and best practices in the technology. It will include a panel discussion and a keynote address...
Navistar, local leaders push others to buy trucks made in Springfield
 Members of the UAW Local 402 and Chamber of Greater Springfield are increasingly working with area businesses as part of a two-year effort to encourage them to buy Navistar products made in Springfield. The chamber and UAW started out more than a year ago with a mailing campaign to more than 600 townships, villages cities and other government...

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Members of the UAW Local 402 and Chamber of Greater Springfield are increasingly working with area businesses as part of a two-year effort to encourage them to buy Navistar products made in Springfield. The chamber and UAW started out more than a year ago with a mailing campaign to more than 600 townships, villages cities and other government...
Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County
 The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved construction of separate, new transmission line projects in Clark County. Information from the siting board shows American Transmission Systems Inc. will build the East Springfield-Tangy Loop to Broadview Substation project, a new 138 kilavolt transmission line connecting the existing East Springfield-Tangy...

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The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved construction of separate, new transmission line projects in Clark County. Information from the siting board shows American Transmission Systems Inc. will build the East Springfield-Tangy Loop to Broadview Substation project, a new 138 kilavolt transmission line connecting the existing East Springfield-Tangy...
Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event
 Speedway, one of Clark County’s biggest employers, raised almost $2.5 million for charity during its annual Speedway Miracle Tournament at the NCR Country Club. MORE: 
            
               Enon-based Speedway hits near record earnings of $239M The money raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network. The Enon-based...

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Speedway, one of Clark County’s biggest employers, raised almost $2.5 million for charity during its annual Speedway Miracle Tournament at the NCR Country Club. MORE: Enon-based Speedway hits near record earnings of $239M The money raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network. The Enon-based...
Group to host vigil in Springfield after Charlottesville violence
 A Springfield grassroots organization will gather downtown Wednesday for a vigil, one of several events being hosted in the region in light of violent demonstrations this past weekend in Virginia. Indivisible Springfield, an organization that describes its mission as resisting racism and corruption in government, will host the vigil at 7...

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A Springfield grassroots organization will gather downtown Wednesday for a vigil, one of several events being hosted in the region in light of violent demonstrations this past weekend in Virginia. Indivisible Springfield, an organization that describes its mission as resisting racism and corruption in government, will host the vigil at 7...
Mechanicsburg woman pushes to reach families faster after emergencies
 A Mechanicsburg woman continues to honor her son’s memory by promoting an online registry to make it easier for authorities to contact family members in case of a traffic accident or similar emergencies. Carmela Wiant, of Mechanicsburg, celebrated her son David Money’s life last week. He was killed in an auto accident near Columbus...

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A Mechanicsburg woman continues to honor her son’s memory by promoting an online registry to make it easier for authorities to contact family members in case of a traffic accident or similar emergencies. Carmela Wiant, of Mechanicsburg, celebrated her son David Money’s life last week. He was killed in an auto accident near Columbus...
New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today
 A new Wendy’s location opens this morning in downtown Springfield. The Chamber of Greater Springfield along with the Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new location of Wendy’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. today at 305 W. Columbia St. in downtown Springfield. The restaurant will officially open its doors for the first...

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A new Wendy’s location opens this morning in downtown Springfield. The Chamber of Greater Springfield along with the Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new location of Wendy’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. today at 305 W. Columbia St. in downtown Springfield. The restaurant will officially open its doors for the first...
Springfield woman opens new photo studio downtown
 A Springfield woman has opened a new photography studio in the Bushnell Building in downtown Springfield. Brittany Jones opened the business, called Make Our Photos Shine, on the second floor of the Bushnell Building after seeing steady growth over the past several years. The business focuses on weddings, high school graduations and similar...

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A Springfield woman has opened a new photography studio in the Bushnell Building in downtown Springfield. Brittany Jones opened the business, called Make Our Photos Shine, on the second floor of the Bushnell Building after seeing steady growth over the past several years. The business focuses on weddings, high school graduations and similar...