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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

Unemployment rates up slightly in Clark, Champaign counties
 Unemployment rates crept up slightly in Clark and Champaign counties last month, but economists noted joblessness remained relatively stable compared to the same time last year. Clark County’s unemployment rate rose from 4.1 percent in April to 4.3 percent last month, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family...

Posted: a day ago

Unemployment rates crept up slightly in Clark and Champaign counties last month, but economists noted joblessness remained relatively stable compared to the same time last year. Clark County’s unemployment rate rose from 4.1 percent in April to 4.3 percent last month, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family...
Ohio to play key role in driverless cars, transportation research
 The Transportation Research Center just outside East Liberty wants to expand rapidly and attract new customers as state leaders and analysts say the region has quickly become known as an emerging center for high-tech automotive research. The center has served for decades as a 4,500-acre playground where manufacturers and engineers could test...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Transportation Research Center just outside East Liberty wants to expand rapidly and attract new customers as state leaders and analysts say the region has quickly become known as an emerging center for high-tech automotive research. The center has served for decades as a 4,500-acre playground where manufacturers and engineers could test...
Springfield center gets national recognition for patient care
 A Springfield medical center recently received national recognition for its work promoting endoscopy, a procedure used to evaluate a patient’s digestive system. The Springfield Regional Outpatient Center, 2610 N. Limestone St., is the only site in Springfield or Dayton to have earned the recognition from the American Society for Gastrointestinal...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Springfield medical center recently received national recognition for its work promoting endoscopy, a procedure used to evaluate a patient’s digestive system. The Springfield Regional Outpatient Center, 2610 N. Limestone St., is the only site in Springfield or Dayton to have earned the recognition from the American Society for Gastrointestinal...
Mother, son arrested in connection with Springfield shooting
 A Columbus man and his mother have been arrested after police accused the man of shooting at a woman’s vehicle in Springfield early Wednesday evening. Court records say the pair was arrested after Shaquele M. Beard, 24, was accused of punching a woman in the face and firing a “dirty gold revolver” at the victim’s car...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Columbus man and his mother have been arrested after police accused the man of shooting at a woman’s vehicle in Springfield early Wednesday evening. Court records say the pair was arrested after Shaquele M. Beard, 24, was accused of punching a woman in the face and firing a “dirty gold revolver” at the victim’s car...
Springfield man accused of overdosing on median downtown near children
 A Springfield man has been accused of possibly overdosing in a grassy median near downtown Springfield while two children stood nearby. Dalton L. Smith, 24, of 325 W. Columbia St., pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of endangering children and one count of drug paraphernalia in Clark County Municipal Court. Bond was set at $2,500. READ...

Posted: 7 days ago

A Springfield man has been accused of possibly overdosing in a grassy median near downtown Springfield while two children stood nearby. Dalton L. Smith, 24, of 325 W. Columbia St., pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of endangering children and one count of drug paraphernalia in Clark County Municipal Court. Bond was set at $2,500. READ...
Popular Springfield restaurant to close for extensive makeover
 A popular Springfield restaurant will close temporarily Sunday night for an extensive interior makeover. The Buffalo Wild Wings location at 1960 N. Bechtle Ave. will close at the end of business Sunday and reopen about a week later with a redesigned interior. “We’re transitioning into what’s called the new Stadia look,&rdquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

A popular Springfield restaurant will close temporarily Sunday night for an extensive interior makeover. The Buffalo Wild Wings location at 1960 N. Bechtle Ave. will close at the end of business Sunday and reopen about a week later with a redesigned interior. “We’re transitioning into what’s called the new Stadia look,&rdquo...
EF Hutton reports $1.28M loss
 A downtown Springfield financial firm posted a roughly $1.28 million net loss for the first quarter this year as the firm continues to work to raise capital for its operations. Financial documents filed with the OTC Markets Group shows EF Hutton recorded a net loss of $1.28 million in the first quarter this year, against about $67,000 in...

Posted: 13 days ago

A downtown Springfield financial firm posted a roughly $1.28 million net loss for the first quarter this year as the firm continues to work to raise capital for its operations. Financial documents filed with the OTC Markets Group shows EF Hutton recorded a net loss of $1.28 million in the first quarter this year, against about $67,000 in...
Springfield chamber warns members of email phishing scam
 The Chamber of Greater Springfield has warned its members this about a potential email phishing scam. At least seven members contacted the chamber to let them know about a suspicious email from an address at hoshyazebari@gmail.com, said Mike McDorman, president and CEO of the chamber. The chamber worked with its technology consultant, which...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Chamber of Greater Springfield has warned its members this about a potential email phishing scam. At least seven members contacted the chamber to let them know about a suspicious email from an address at hoshyazebari@gmail.com, said Mike McDorman, president and CEO of the chamber. The chamber worked with its technology consultant, which...
Upper Valley Mall: 5 things to know about recent moves
 Upper Valley Mall has been opening new local retailers for the past year.  Here are five things to know about the most recent moves: Expect new stores to arrive over the next few months: Four more stores are expected to open locations in the mall, bringing the number to six after a February article reported...

Posted: 14 days ago

Upper Valley Mall has been opening new local retailers for the past year.  Here are five things to know about the most recent moves: Expect new stores to arrive over the next few months: Four more stores are expected to open locations in the mall, bringing the number to six after a February article reported...
Navistar reports $80M loss soon after restructuring Springfield jobs
 Navistar reported an $80 million quarterly loss, although company leaders said Wednesday the manufacturer remains on track to perform better than last year overall. The truckmaker, which employs more than 1,500 workers in Springfield and has thousands of retirees in the area, reported revenues of $2.1 billion for the quarter, down about 5...

Posted: 14 days ago

Navistar reported an $80 million quarterly loss, although company leaders said Wednesday the manufacturer remains on track to perform better than last year overall. The truckmaker, which employs more than 1,500 workers in Springfield and has thousands of retirees in the area, reported revenues of $2.1 billion for the quarter, down about 5...
4 new stores move into Upper Valley Mall
 Four new local business plan to open locations in the Upper Valley Mall over the next few months as the mall looks to fill spaces vacated by national retailers in recent years. The new businesses include a costume jewelry store, a locally owned discount retailer, a cosmetic business and a driver’s education school. The Tango Yankee...

Posted: 15 days ago

Four new local business plan to open locations in the Upper Valley Mall over the next few months as the mall looks to fill spaces vacated by national retailers in recent years. The new businesses include a costume jewelry store, a locally owned discount retailer, a cosmetic business and a driver’s education school. The Tango Yankee...