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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

Masonic home celebrating 125 years
 The Springfield Masonic Community is celebrating 125 years and is promoting recent renovations to its facilities on the historic Springfield campus. Originally built in 1892, the Springfield Masonic Community provides a range of services to residents 55 and older, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, post-acute care and extended-care...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The Springfield Masonic Community is celebrating 125 years and is promoting recent renovations to its facilities on the historic Springfield campus. Originally built in 1892, the Springfield Masonic Community provides a range of services to residents 55 and older, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, post-acute care and extended-care...
SBDC exec to place more emphasis on existing businesses
 The new executive director for the Small Business Development Center in Springfield said the agency will likely place more emphasis on growing existing businesses in Clark County. The agency has placed an emphasis in the past in helping small businesses get off the ground, said Rob Alexander, who took over as executive director of the SBDC...

Posted: a day ago

The new executive director for the Small Business Development Center in Springfield said the agency will likely place more emphasis on growing existing businesses in Clark County. The agency has placed an emphasis in the past in helping small businesses get off the ground, said Rob Alexander, who took over as executive director of the SBDC...
Dole settles civil suits related to listeria outbreak
 Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has settled two separate civil lawsuits related to a listeria outbreak last year tied to the company’s Springfield plant. Court documents filed in U.S. District Court show the company recently reached settlement agreements with plaintiffs in two separate cases. The terms of both agreements were not disclosed...

Posted: a day ago

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has settled two separate civil lawsuits related to a listeria outbreak last year tied to the company’s Springfield plant. Court documents filed in U.S. District Court show the company recently reached settlement agreements with plaintiffs in two separate cases. The terms of both agreements were not disclosed...
Urbana, YMCA try new agreement to manage pool
 The Champaign Family YMCA is getting an early start selling summer passes to Urbana’s Municipal pool, after reaching a new agreement in which the YMCA will manage the pool’s daily operations. The city has managed the pool since it first opened in the late 1960s, said Kerry Brugger, director of administration for Urbana. This year...

Posted: a day ago

The Champaign Family YMCA is getting an early start selling summer passes to Urbana’s Municipal pool, after reaching a new agreement in which the YMCA will manage the pool’s daily operations. The city has managed the pool since it first opened in the late 1960s, said Kerry Brugger, director of administration for Urbana. This year...
Drive thru victim reports robbery at knifepoint
 A man working at the Oooh Ooh Drive Thru in Springfield told police a man threatened him with a knife and fled with cash around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the Springfield Police Division. The man told police he was in the drive-thru portion of the business at 1359 W. First St. when he heard the front door bell go off...

Posted: 2 days ago

A man working at the Oooh Ooh Drive Thru in Springfield told police a man threatened him with a knife and fled with cash around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the Springfield Police Division. The man told police he was in the drive-thru portion of the business at 1359 W. First St. when he heard the front door bell go off...
Marathon reports earnings up in first quarter
 Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported $30 million in first quarter earnings this morning, which company executives said included solid contributions from the company’s Speedway segment, which is headquartered in Clark County. The first quarter earnings were up significantly compared to the same time last year, when the company reported...

Posted: 2 days ago

Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported $30 million in first quarter earnings this morning, which company executives said included solid contributions from the company’s Speedway segment, which is headquartered in Clark County. The first quarter earnings were up significantly compared to the same time last year, when the company reported...
SBDC plans move to downtown Springfield
 Springfield’s Small Business Development Center will move to a new location downtown in June, part of a partnership designed to provide more resources for area businesses. The SBDC, which provides free training and consulting for area business owners, will move to Clark State Community College’s downtown Brinkman Educational Center...

Posted: 2 days ago

Springfield’s Small Business Development Center will move to a new location downtown in June, part of a partnership designed to provide more resources for area businesses. The SBDC, which provides free training and consulting for area business owners, will move to Clark State Community College’s downtown Brinkman Educational Center...
Urbana University president steps down
 George Lucas, who has led Urbana University for two years, resigned effective immediately, according to information from the university today. Christopher Washington, senior vice president and provost at Franklin University, will take over as executive vice president and provost at the campus. Washington will be tasked with assessing the...

Posted: 4 days ago

George Lucas, who has led Urbana University for two years, resigned effective immediately, according to information from the university today. Christopher Washington, senior vice president and provost at Franklin University, will take over as executive vice president and provost at the campus. Washington will be tasked with assessing the...
Urbana U. president resigns
 Urbana University will undergo a leadership change after George Lucas, who has led the campus for two years, resigned effective immediately, according to information from the university today. Christopher Washington, senior vice president and provost at Franklin University, will take over as executive vice president and provost at the campus...

Posted: 4 days ago

Urbana University will undergo a leadership change after George Lucas, who has led the campus for two years, resigned effective immediately, according to information from the university today. Christopher Washington, senior vice president and provost at Franklin University, will take over as executive vice president and provost at the campus...
President of Urbana University resigns
 Urbana University’s president abruptly resigned Tuesday after leading the roughly 1,800-student campus for the past two years. The news of George Lucas’ resignation comes as the university potentially shifts to a branch campus of Franklin University. Franklin acquired the smaller campus in 2014 after Urbana University faced years...

Posted: 4 days ago

Urbana University’s president abruptly resigned Tuesday after leading the roughly 1,800-student campus for the past two years. The news of George Lucas’ resignation comes as the university potentially shifts to a branch campus of Franklin University. Franklin acquired the smaller campus in 2014 after Urbana University faced years...
Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties
 Unemployment rates dipped in Clark and Champaign Counties in March, although local officials said hiring and employment figures remain relatively stable compared to last year. Ohio’s unemployment rate, which is adjusted for seasonal factors, remained unchanged from last month at 5.1 percent, according to information from the Ohio Department...

Posted: 4 days ago

Unemployment rates dipped in Clark and Champaign Counties in March, although local officials said hiring and employment figures remain relatively stable compared to last year. Ohio’s unemployment rate, which is adjusted for seasonal factors, remained unchanged from last month at 5.1 percent, according to information from the Ohio Department...