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Springfield company to add workers, expand in Clark County
 A Springfield manufacturer will add roughly a dozen new jobs and move about $7 million in sales to Ohio after selling one of its division in South Carolina. McGregor Metalworking Companies has finalized the sale of SC Metal Products Division in Aiken, S.C., said Jamie McGregor, vice president of sales. The South Carolina division was sold...

3:00 PM Monday, May. 15, 2017

A Springfield manufacturer will add roughly a dozen new jobs and move about $7 million in sales to Ohio after selling one of its division in South Carolina. McGregor Metalworking Companies has finalized the sale of SC Metal Products Division in Aiken, S.C., said Jamie McGregor, vice president of sales. The South Carolina division was sold...
New pharmacy opens in Northridge neighborhood
 A new, locally owned pharmacy will host a grand opening today, filling a void in the neighborhood since a similar business closed more than 20 years ago. Carson’s Northridge Pharmacy will host a grand opening from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the store, 4923 Security Drive in Springfield. The new pharmacy is one of a handful of new businesses...

10:00 AM Saturday, May. 13, 2017

A new, locally owned pharmacy will host a grand opening today, filling a void in the neighborhood since a similar business closed more than 20 years ago. Carson’s Northridge Pharmacy will host a grand opening from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the store, 4923 Security Drive in Springfield. The new pharmacy is one of a handful of new businesses...
Springfield couple accused of ‘deplorable’ conditions for 3 children
 A Springfield couple have been accused of allowing three children to live in “deplorable” conditions, the home allegedly full of trash, animal feces and hundreds of insects. Margaret M. Buell, 36, and Joseph M. Buell, 43, of 1720 Warder St., each face three counts of child endangering, a first degree misdemeanor. Police were dispatched...

3:07 PM Friday, May. 12, 2017

A Springfield couple have been accused of allowing three children to live in “deplorable” conditions, the home allegedly full of trash, animal feces and hundreds of insects. Margaret M. Buell, 36, and Joseph M. Buell, 43, of 1720 Warder St., each face three counts of child endangering, a first degree misdemeanor. Police were dispatched...
Clark, Champaign farmers seek property tax relief
 State lawmakers pushed forward this week with changes to a decades-old formula that was designed to help agriculture — one of the state’s biggest industries — but Clark and Champaign county farmers say has led to swelling property taxes. The Current Agricultural Use Value is a roughly 40-year-old formula designed to keep...

10:00 AM Friday, May. 12, 2017

State lawmakers pushed forward this week with changes to a decades-old formula that was designed to help agriculture — one of the state’s biggest industries — but Clark and Champaign county farmers say has led to swelling property taxes. The Current Agricultural Use Value is a roughly 40-year-old formula designed to keep...
Board denies funding requests for museum, other Springfield projects
 Members of the Clark County Convention Facilities Authority turned down funding requests Thursday for four projects, including a request for $250,000 in renovations at the Springfield Museum of Art. Authority board members said Wittenberg University currently owns the museum property, but a plan is in the works for the museum to purchase...

12:30 AM Friday, May. 12, 2017

Members of the Clark County Convention Facilities Authority turned down funding requests Thursday for four projects, including a request for $250,000 in renovations at the Springfield Museum of Art. Authority board members said Wittenberg University currently owns the museum property, but a plan is in the works for the museum to purchase...
Champaign County lawmaker proposes scrapping prevailing wage laws
 A state lawmaker has proposed eliminating the prevailing wage for construction projects across the state and said changes are on the way as early to provide tax relief to some Ohio farmers. State Sen. Matt Huffman, a Republican who represents Champaign County, told a group of Champaign County business leaders this week about legislation he&rsquo...

12:00 AM Thursday, May. 11, 2017

A state lawmaker has proposed eliminating the prevailing wage for construction projects across the state and said changes are on the way as early to provide tax relief to some Ohio farmers. State Sen. Matt Huffman, a Republican who represents Champaign County, told a group of Champaign County business leaders this week about legislation he&rsquo...
Kroger development in Springfield set to begin construction in 2018
 A $20 million Kroger development in Springfield is scheduled to begin construction in 2018, while the company works with local officials to resolve outstanding issues. Springfield city commissioners approved a plan late last year to annex and rezone about 100 acres to move forward with a planned Kroger Marketplace to be built south of Interstate...

10:00 AM Thursday, May. 11, 2017

A $20 million Kroger development in Springfield is scheduled to begin construction in 2018, while the company works with local officials to resolve outstanding issues. Springfield city commissioners approved a plan late last year to annex and rezone about 100 acres to move forward with a planned Kroger Marketplace to be built south of Interstate...
Demand for tech teachers rises in Clark County amid national shortage
 A shortage exists of qualified career and technical education teachers nationwide, according to a new report, even as demand for qualified educators is increasing, including in Clark County. Educational leaders in Clark County said the shortage isn’t as pressing in this region, although some positions are harder to attract because potential...

12:00 AM Thursday, May. 11, 2017

A shortage exists of qualified career and technical education teachers nationwide, according to a new report, even as demand for qualified educators is increasing, including in Clark County. Educational leaders in Clark County said the shortage isn’t as pressing in this region, although some positions are harder to attract because potential...
Springfield hospital CEO discusses drug crisis, growth
 The new CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners said Monday that his agency is trying to address issues in Clark County ranging from chronic health problems like obesity to an ongoing opioid crisis. Matthew Caldwell addressed the Springfield Rotary Club on Monday, one of his first public speaking events since he stepped in last year as CEO...

2:00 AM Tuesday, May. 09, 2017

The new CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners said Monday that his agency is trying to address issues in Clark County ranging from chronic health problems like obesity to an ongoing opioid crisis. Matthew Caldwell addressed the Springfield Rotary Club on Monday, one of his first public speaking events since he stepped in last year as CEO...
TAC Industries doubles production Air Force, may add jobs
 New demands from the federal government will more than double production and could lead to about a dozen new jobs at a Springfield nonprofit. The Abilities Connection recently received a significant increase in its federal contract to produce cargo nets for the U.S. Air Force. The agency, a nonprofit that provides training and jobs to residents...

10:00 AM Monday, May. 08, 2017

New demands from the federal government will more than double production and could lead to about a dozen new jobs at a Springfield nonprofit. The Abilities Connection recently received a significant increase in its federal contract to produce cargo nets for the U.S. Air Force. The agency, a nonprofit that provides training and jobs to residents...
West Liberty tourist site has most semi-precious stones in the state
 Staff at Ohio Caverns recently traveled across the continent to make sure the gems in their gift shop were a little darker shade of purple than the competition. Along with tours of the 35-acre park and caverns, visitors to the West Liberty site can wander through the business’ gift shop, where they can find fossilized sea creatures...

12:00 AM Saturday, May. 06, 2017

Staff at Ohio Caverns recently traveled across the continent to make sure the gems in their gift shop were a little darker shade of purple than the competition. Along with tours of the 35-acre park and caverns, visitors to the West Liberty site can wander through the business’ gift shop, where they can find fossilized sea creatures...
Navistar to break ground on $12M distribution center
 Navistar will break ground on a roughly $12 million construction project later this month that is expected to create close to 40 new jobs and retain 114 more. Navistar is expected to break ground on a new distribution center at 1155 Phoenix Drive in Urbana on Thursday, May 18. The roughly 356,000-square-foot warehouse would allow Navistar...

10:00 AM Saturday, May. 06, 2017

Navistar will break ground on a roughly $12 million construction project later this month that is expected to create close to 40 new jobs and retain 114 more. Navistar is expected to break ground on a new distribution center at 1155 Phoenix Drive in Urbana on Thursday, May 18. The roughly 356,000-square-foot warehouse would allow Navistar...
CBS to film documentary on Springfield Muslims, Christians
 Clark County Muslims and Christians will host a series of events beginning today to foster respect and awareness of the ways members of the two religions are living together in peace in Springfield. The work being done in Springfield to develop ties between the religions has drawn the interest of CBS News, which plans to send a film crew...

8:21 PM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

Clark County Muslims and Christians will host a series of events beginning today to foster respect and awareness of the ways members of the two religions are living together in peace in Springfield. The work being done in Springfield to develop ties between the religions has drawn the interest of CBS News, which plans to send a film crew...
Dole says Springfield shutdown, recall cost company $25.5M
 A voluntary recall and four-month shutdown of Dole’s Springfield plant cost the company more that $25 million last year, according to documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. The recall and shutdown were mentioned several times in a lengthy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering...

10:00 AM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

A voluntary recall and four-month shutdown of Dole’s Springfield plant cost the company more that $25 million last year, according to documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. The recall and shutdown were mentioned several times in a lengthy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering...
Major Springfield employer reports bump in first quarter income
 Assurant reported a slight bump in income for the first quarter this year, which company officials said was partially offset by declines in the lender-placed insurance portion of its business based in Springfield. MORE: Unemployment rate dips in Clark, Champaign counties Assurant reported net operating income of $106 million, compared to...

3:01 PM Wednesday, May. 03, 2017

Assurant reported a slight bump in income for the first quarter this year, which company officials said was partially offset by declines in the lender-placed insurance portion of its business based in Springfield. MORE: Unemployment rate dips in Clark, Champaign counties Assurant reported net operating income of $106 million, compared to...
Clark State hires retired Wright-Patt commander as vice president
 A retired Air Force colonel will take over in June as Clark State Community College’s vice president of business affairs. John Devillier previously served as commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he was in charge of about 5,500 personnel and an annual budget of $300 million. In his new role, Devillier...

11:00 AM Wednesday, May. 03, 2017

A retired Air Force colonel will take over in June as Clark State Community College’s vice president of business affairs. John Devillier previously served as commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he was in charge of about 5,500 personnel and an annual budget of $300 million. In his new role, Devillier...
Warren Davidson: U.S. could face bankruptcy if it doesn’t cut spending
 U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson described the federal debt Monday as if the U.S. were floating in a calm portion of the Niagara River before it inevitably spilled over the massive falls. Davidson argued the U.S. could be headed toward a structured bankruptcy years from now unless significant spending reforms are enacted to curb the debt. Davidson...

9:04 PM Monday, May. 01, 2017

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson described the federal debt Monday as if the U.S. were floating in a calm portion of the Niagara River before it inevitably spilled over the massive falls. Davidson argued the U.S. could be headed toward a structured bankruptcy years from now unless significant spending reforms are enacted to curb the debt. Davidson...
Springfield couple accused of overdosing, leaving kids unattended
 A Springfield man has been accused of overdosing while two children were left unattended and found at a neighbor’s home. Raymond J. Martin, 27, faces two charges of child endangering. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. READ MORE: Springfield man accused of breaking window, hitting kids with...

6:24 PM Monday, May. 01, 2017

A Springfield man has been accused of overdosing while two children were left unattended and found at a neighbor’s home. Raymond J. Martin, 27, faces two charges of child endangering. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. READ MORE: Springfield man accused of breaking window, hitting kids with...
Looking for a job? Check out big Clark County job fair this month
 The Chamber of Greater Springfield and OhioMeans Jobs-Clark County will host a job fair next month with more than 50 employers on hand. The job fair is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The event has provided space for 54 companies in the past, but local officials...

1:25 PM Monday, May. 01, 2017

The Chamber of Greater Springfield and OhioMeans Jobs-Clark County will host a job fair next month with more than 50 employers on hand. The job fair is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The event has provided space for 54 companies in the past, but local officials...
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...

12:00 AM Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017

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...
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