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Tax credits granted, jobs promised at new Springfield plant
 The Ohio Tax Credit Authority unanimously approved today a seven-year tax credit for Topre America Corp.'s new Springfield plant. The tax credits are expected to help the company create at least 85 new jobs and generate more than $3 million in new payroll.  Topre is a Honda and Toyota auto parts supplier that has announced plans to take...

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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority unanimously approved today a seven-year tax credit for Topre America Corp.'s new Springfield plant. The tax credits are expected to help the company create at least 85 new jobs and generate more than $3 million in new payroll.  Topre is a Honda and Toyota auto parts supplier that has announced plans to take...
Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield
 A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged...

Posted: 19 hours ago

A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged...
Junior Achievement to honor business leaders
 Junior Achievement of the Mad River Region will honor a New Carlisle business owner, an educator and a Mechanicsburg couple who started their own fair trade coffee business at an event next month. JA of the Mad River Region will honor Bill Scarff, owner of Scarff’s Nursery in New Carlisle, as its 2017 Laureate. Scarff has played an...

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Junior Achievement of the Mad River Region will honor a New Carlisle business owner, an educator and a Mechanicsburg couple who started their own fair trade coffee business at an event next month. JA of the Mad River Region will honor Bill Scarff, owner of Scarff’s Nursery in New Carlisle, as its 2017 Laureate. Scarff has played an...
Police: Springfield Twp. firefighter ‘tearful’ during alleged confession
 A former Springfield Twp. firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Common Pleas Court to several charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting teens in the fire department’s cadet program. Jonathan Scott Monroe, 23, of 141 The Post Road, Apt. G, Springfield, faces charges that include three counts each of unlawful...

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A former Springfield Twp. firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Common Pleas Court to several charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting teens in the fire department’s cadet program. Jonathan Scott Monroe, 23, of 141 The Post Road, Apt. G, Springfield, faces charges that include three counts each of unlawful...
Honda spending $124M on area wind tunnel facility
 Honda will invest $124 million to build a wind tunnel facility at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty. The groundbreaking for the project is expected to begin this summer. The wind tunnel will be able to produce wind speeds of 192 miles per hour and allow the automaker to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to information...

Posted: 4 days ago

Honda will invest $124 million to build a wind tunnel facility at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty. The groundbreaking for the project is expected to begin this summer. The wind tunnel will be able to produce wind speeds of 192 miles per hour and allow the automaker to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to information...
Honda to invest $124M for new wind tunnel in East Liberty
 Honda will invest $124 million to build a high-tech wind tunnel in East Liberty, the first time the company has invested in a full-scale facility of its kind in the U.S. Construction of the facility will begin this spring and it will be housed at the Transportation Research Center, a 4,500-acre site that provides research and development...

Posted: 4 days ago

Honda will invest $124 million to build a high-tech wind tunnel in East Liberty, the first time the company has invested in a full-scale facility of its kind in the U.S. Construction of the facility will begin this spring and it will be housed at the Transportation Research Center, a 4,500-acre site that provides research and development...
3 things to know about a Clark County business that rose from the ashes 
 One of the worst fires in Clark County history took place five years ago at R.D. Holder Oil Co. The fire began with a bit of static electricity and a tanker truck of racing fuel.  Here are three things to know about the company’s path: 1. Major event. An estimated 50 agencies responded to the fire, including all of the county&rsquo...

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One of the worst fires in Clark County history took place five years ago at R.D. Holder Oil Co. The fire began with a bit of static electricity and a tanker truck of racing fuel.  Here are three things to know about the company’s path: 1. Major event. An estimated 50 agencies responded to the fire, including all of the county&rsquo...
Champaign County manufacturers seek strategies to retain engineers
 The Champaign Economic Partnership is working with local employers to find ways to attract and retain engineers, particularly for manufacturing firms. The agency has partnered with FASTLANE, a program of the University of Dayton Research Institute, to administer surveys and develop strategies to retain talented workers in Champaign County...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Champaign Economic Partnership is working with local employers to find ways to attract and retain engineers, particularly for manufacturing firms. The agency has partnered with FASTLANE, a program of the University of Dayton Research Institute, to administer surveys and develop strategies to retain talented workers in Champaign County...
Business rebounds 5 years after one of Clark County’s biggest fires
 One of the worst fires in Clark County’s history started with static electricity and a tanker truck of racing fuel and was so massive it led to changes in how local first responders communicate in a crisis. Five years ago today, Bob Holder watched the family-owned business he started in 1986 disappear in a 200-foot cloud of smoke and...

Posted: 6 days ago

One of the worst fires in Clark County’s history started with static electricity and a tanker truck of racing fuel and was so massive it led to changes in how local first responders communicate in a crisis. Five years ago today, Bob Holder watched the family-owned business he started in 1986 disappear in a 200-foot cloud of smoke and...
Davidson town hall meeting in Enon contentious, but no walk outs
 Congressman Warren Davidson battled back and forth with constituents at a town hall meeting in Enon on Tuesday night, taking questions for about an hour on issues ranging from health care to gun control. Some residents who filed into an Enon VFW Hall booed many of Davidson’s answers and waved red and green construction paper cards that...

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Congressman Warren Davidson battled back and forth with constituents at a town hall meeting in Enon on Tuesday night, taking questions for about an hour on issues ranging from health care to gun control. Some residents who filed into an Enon VFW Hall booed many of Davidson’s answers and waved red and green construction paper cards that...
Davidson to go to town hall in Enon after protesters interrupt meeting
 U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson’s office confirmed he will attend a town hall meeting tonight in Enon hosted by a local chapter of the group Indivisible. The town hall event is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Enon VFW Hall, 5075 Enon-Xenia Pike in Enon. RELATED: Opponents walk out of testy town hall with local congressman MORE COVERAGE...

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U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson’s office confirmed he will attend a town hall meeting tonight in Enon hosted by a local chapter of the group Indivisible. The town hall event is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Enon VFW Hall, 5075 Enon-Xenia Pike in Enon. RELATED: Opponents walk out of testy town hall with local congressman MORE COVERAGE...
Redesigned Acura made in Ohio faces competition from SUVs
 Acura — a major employer of Clark and Champaign County workers — recently unveiled its updated TLX sedan, hoping new safety upgrades and a flashier exterior will provide a boost over competitors in its segment. However analysts said the automaker may struggle to boost sales significantly as buyers increasingly look to crossover...

Posted: 7 days ago

Acura — a major employer of Clark and Champaign County workers — recently unveiled its updated TLX sedan, hoping new safety upgrades and a flashier exterior will provide a boost over competitors in its segment. However analysts said the automaker may struggle to boost sales significantly as buyers increasingly look to crossover...
Springfield company specializes in chocolate body parts
 Tina Pavlatos started an online business selling medical illustrations but about two decades later it’s clear what her customers really want is a chocolate placenta. Pavlatos started her company, Visual Anatomy, around 2001 as a freelance business that sold medical illustrations to physicians, medical text books and attorneys arguing...

Posted: 7 days ago

Tina Pavlatos started an online business selling medical illustrations but about two decades later it’s clear what her customers really want is a chocolate placenta. Pavlatos started her company, Visual Anatomy, around 2001 as a freelance business that sold medical illustrations to physicians, medical text books and attorneys arguing...
Springfield hospital receives ‘C’ grade from industry watchdog report
 The Springfield Regional Medical Center maintained its C safety grade from a health-care advocacy group. The Leapfrog group, which releases its Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year, provided a C grade for the hospital based in a report released last week . The hospital received similar grades in the fall and spring last year. The report...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Springfield Regional Medical Center maintained its C safety grade from a health-care advocacy group. The Leapfrog group, which releases its Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year, provided a C grade for the hospital based in a report released last week . The hospital received similar grades in the fall and spring last year. The report...
Springfield leaders developing program to keep more young workers here
 A local workforce development official is developing a program to retain young workers in Clark County after completing a national year-long fellowship. Amy Donahoe, director of hiring and employer services for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a fellowship with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives...

Posted: 8 days ago

A local workforce development official is developing a program to retain young workers in Clark County after completing a national year-long fellowship. Amy Donahoe, director of hiring and employer services for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a fellowship with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives...
Clark State expanding college prep program
 Clark State Community College is expanding a program designed to give area students a chance to spend time on a college campus. For about 30 years the College for Kids program has given area students exposure to the college campus. For the first time it is being expanded this year to include teenage students, said Kanesha Hall, STEM programming...

Posted: 9 days ago

Clark State Community College is expanding a program designed to give area students a chance to spend time on a college campus. For about 30 years the College for Kids program has given area students exposure to the college campus. For the first time it is being expanded this year to include teenage students, said Kanesha Hall, STEM programming...
EF Hutton to host job fair in downtown Springfield Thursday
 EF Hutton America will host a job fair today for various positions, from finance to customer service. The financial services company is looking to hire between 20 to 30 employees, and will host the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at EF Hutton Tower, One Main St. in downtown Springfield, said Heather Biechman, human resources recruiter for...

Posted: 12 days ago

EF Hutton America will host a job fair today for various positions, from finance to customer service. The financial services company is looking to hire between 20 to 30 employees, and will host the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at EF Hutton Tower, One Main St. in downtown Springfield, said Heather Biechman, human resources recruiter for...
IKEA store to open 1 hour from Springfield
 IKEA will open its second store in Ohio about an hour drive from Springfield at 9 a.m. June 7. The Swedish chain will open a 354,000-square-foot location in Columbus on 33 acres at the northeast corner of I-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Centers of Commerce. The chain also operates a location in West Chester. RELATED: IKEA construction...

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IKEA will open its second store in Ohio about an hour drive from Springfield at 9 a.m. June 7. The Swedish chain will open a 354,000-square-foot location in Columbus on 33 acres at the northeast corner of I-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Centers of Commerce. The chain also operates a location in West Chester. RELATED: IKEA construction...
8th grade murder suspect’s revealing 9-1-1 call: Read full transcript
 A Champaign County eighth grader accused of killing his dad’s girlfriend details how she died in a revealing 9-1-1 call obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Donovan A. Nicholas, 14, has been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the death of 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor, according to the Champaign County...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Champaign County eighth grader accused of killing his dad’s girlfriend details how she died in a revealing 9-1-1 call obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Donovan A. Nicholas, 14, has been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the death of 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor, according to the Champaign County...
911 call: Champaign 8th-grader claims other personality killed woman
 A 14-year-old Champaign County boy accused of killing his dad's fiancee last week told emergency dispatchers a separate personality within him forced him to commit the murder.  Donovan A. Nicholas, 14, has been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the death of 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor, according to the Champaign...

Posted: 14 days ago

A 14-year-old Champaign County boy accused of killing his dad's fiancee last week told emergency dispatchers a separate personality within him forced him to commit the murder.  Donovan A. Nicholas, 14, has been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the death of 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor, according to the Champaign...
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