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Clark County gets $1M, first-of-its-kind program to treat kids
 Oesterlen Services for Youth kicked off a new $1 million pilot program Wednesday designed to provide services to children who otherwise might fall through the cracks of the state’s mental health and developmental disabilities systems. State and local leaders described the new program as the first of its kind in the state that brings...

11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Oesterlen Services for Youth kicked off a new $1 million pilot program Wednesday designed to provide services to children who otherwise might fall through the cracks of the state’s mental health and developmental disabilities systems. State and local leaders described the new program as the first of its kind in the state that brings...
Foundation invests $3.4M to expand Clark County manufacturer
 The Turner Foundation has invested about $3.4 million dollar in a niche manufacturing firm that was on the brink of bankruptcy a few years ago and now is expanding. The Springfield non-profit has run United Fiberglass of America for the past several years, a small manufacturing business that specializes in producing fiberglass pipe, conduit...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

The Turner Foundation has invested about $3.4 million dollar in a niche manufacturing firm that was on the brink of bankruptcy a few years ago and now is expanding. The Springfield non-profit has run United Fiberglass of America for the past several years, a small manufacturing business that specializes in producing fiberglass pipe, conduit...
Navistar stock jumps nearly 400 percent, VW deal cited as key
 Shares of Navistar have rebounded sharply over the past year as analysts said the company’s finances have stabilized and the truckmaker got a major boost from a new partnership with Volkswagen. The company’s shares fell as low as nearly $6.50 in mid-January last year. But the shares have steadily risen and reached as high as nearly...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Shares of Navistar have rebounded sharply over the past year as analysts said the company’s finances have stabilized and the truckmaker got a major boost from a new partnership with Volkswagen. The company’s shares fell as low as nearly $6.50 in mid-January last year. But the shares have steadily risen and reached as high as nearly...
Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio
 Alternative energy advocates cheered a recent decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto a recent bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy standards, arguing the move will lead to more investment and jobs in the industry statewide. But opponents, including residents engaged in a long legal battle over a proposed Champaign...

11:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 08, 2017

Alternative energy advocates cheered a recent decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto a recent bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy standards, arguing the move will lead to more investment and jobs in the industry statewide. But opponents, including residents engaged in a long legal battle over a proposed Champaign...
Trucking firm to hold job fair in Springfield
 A Versailles trucking company is looking for drivers with at least two years experience, and will host a job fair in Springfield later this month. Classic Carriers, a family-owned refrigerated trucking company, delivers products throughout 48 states in the U.S., said Brian Buchanan, social media manager for the company. This will be the company&rsquo...

5:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017

A Versailles trucking company is looking for drivers with at least two years experience, and will host a job fair in Springfield later this month. Classic Carriers, a family-owned refrigerated trucking company, delivers products throughout 48 states in the U.S., said Brian Buchanan, social media manager for the company. This will be the company&rsquo...
Urbana students evacuated, several treated after gas leak
 More than 40 Urbana High School students were evaluated and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning Friday morning after the district’s furnace system appears to have malfunctioned. Firefighters evaluated at least 44 students for carbon monoxide poisoning and 12 of them were transported to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana for additional...

12:08 AM Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017

More than 40 Urbana High School students were evaluated and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning Friday morning after the district’s furnace system appears to have malfunctioned. Firefighters evaluated at least 44 students for carbon monoxide poisoning and 12 of them were transported to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana for additional...
Honda, major Clark, Champaign County employer, sees record sales
 Honda hit an all-time sales record last year, part of an industry-wide trend in which automakers hit a record 17.5 million vehicles sold. Experts said the recently released sales figures show a shift toward trucks and sport utility vehicles, a trend that was also seen at Honda, which set new all-time monthly and annual records for sales of...

10:30 PM Friday, Jan. 06, 2017

Honda hit an all-time sales record last year, part of an industry-wide trend in which automakers hit a record 17.5 million vehicles sold. Experts said the recently released sales figures show a shift toward trucks and sport utility vehicles, a trend that was also seen at Honda, which set new all-time monthly and annual records for sales of...
Springfield teen accused in brother’s death sent back to juvenile court
 A Springfield teenager charged in connection with the death of his 14-year-old brother will face a hearing early next month to determine whether his case will be tried in the juvenile or adult justice system. Nicholas Starling pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity in December on charges that included aggravated murder...

9:12 PM Friday, Jan. 06, 2017

A Springfield teenager charged in connection with the death of his 14-year-old brother will face a hearing early next month to determine whether his case will be tried in the juvenile or adult justice system. Nicholas Starling pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity in December on charges that included aggravated murder...
Marathon considering spinoff of Speedway
 Marathon Petroleum Corp. is considering a spinoff of the Speedway convenience store chain, part of a series of moves company officials announced Tuesday to crate more value for shareholders. The Findlay, Ohio-based company will create a special committee to review the Speedway chain with the help of an independent financial advisor. Among...

9:43 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is considering a spinoff of the Speedway convenience store chain, part of a series of moves company officials announced Tuesday to crate more value for shareholders. The Findlay, Ohio-based company will create a special committee to review the Speedway chain with the help of an independent financial advisor. Among...
Marathon review of Enon-based Speedway could include spin-off
 Speedway’s parent company will review the Enon-based business this year, a plan that could include spinning off the large convenience store chain.  Marathon Petroleum Company, Speedway's parent, said this morning it will consider a “tax-free separation of Speedway to (Marathon) shareholders,” as well as other strategic...

4:20 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

Speedway’s parent company will review the Enon-based business this year, a plan that could include spinning off the large convenience store chain.  Marathon Petroleum Company, Speedway's parent, said this morning it will consider a “tax-free separation of Speedway to (Marathon) shareholders,” as well as other strategic...
Marathon review of Enon-based Speedway could include spin-off
 Speedway’s parent company might spin off the Enon-based convenience store chain, part of a series of moves company leaders said Tuesday are intended to create more value for shareholders. Marathon Petroleum Corp. will create a special committee to review the Speedway chain with the help of an independent financial adviser. That board...

3:33 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

Speedway’s parent company might spin off the Enon-based convenience store chain, part of a series of moves company leaders said Tuesday are intended to create more value for shareholders. Marathon Petroleum Corp. will create a special committee to review the Speedway chain with the help of an independent financial adviser. That board...
Housing prices tick up in Clark, Champaign counties
 Housing prices in Clark County continued to creep higher in Clark and Champaign counties in 2017, a trend experts expect to continue amid increasing demand and a lack of available inventory in the market. Sale prices rose 11.1 percent this year compared to 2015, while the average sale price in Champaign County was about 4.5 percent higher...

8:00 PM Sunday, Jan. 01, 2017

Housing prices in Clark County continued to creep higher in Clark and Champaign counties in 2017, a trend experts expect to continue amid increasing demand and a lack of available inventory in the market. Sale prices rose 11.1 percent this year compared to 2015, while the average sale price in Champaign County was about 4.5 percent higher...
DJFS director earns statewide recognition
 A Champaign County administrator received statewide recognition for her work on behalf of Ohio families, and for managing two county agencies over the past several years. Susan Bailey-Evans was named 2016 Outstanding Director of the Year by the Ohio Job and Family Services Director’s Association. Bailey has served as director of the...

9:39 PM Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

A Champaign County administrator received statewide recognition for her work on behalf of Ohio families, and for managing two county agencies over the past several years. Susan Bailey-Evans was named 2016 Outstanding Director of the Year by the Ohio Job and Family Services Director’s Association. Bailey has served as director of the...
County approves $508k project to rebuild bridge
 The Clark County commissioners have approved a $509,000 bid to rebuild Old Columbus Road Bridge in Springfield Twp. The bid was awarded to Brumbaugh Construction, Inc., of Arcanum, Ohio, for a project that is expected to begin in spring next year and is scheduled to be completed in mid-June. The bridge will be closed during construction,...

3:21 PM Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

The Clark County commissioners have approved a $509,000 bid to rebuild Old Columbus Road Bridge in Springfield Twp. The bid was awarded to Brumbaugh Construction, Inc., of Arcanum, Ohio, for a project that is expected to begin in spring next year and is scheduled to be completed in mid-June. The bridge will be closed during construction,...
Champaign County chamber director to resign in February
 The executive director of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce announced her resignation on Monday, and board members hope to find a replacement next month. Sandi Arnold, who has served as executive director since 2012, will resign effective Feb. 3, local officials said this week. Board members credited Arnold with developing several...

11:03 PM Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

The executive director of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce announced her resignation on Monday, and board members hope to find a replacement next month. Sandi Arnold, who has served as executive director since 2012, will resign effective Feb. 3, local officials said this week. Board members credited Arnold with developing several...
Urbana to take control of former longtime eyesore
 The city of Urbana is in the process of taking over an abandoned industrial site as part of a roughly $3 million project to clean the property and eventually transfer it to a new developer. The former Q3 site at Miami and Beech streets has been an eyesore in Urbana for years, creating concerns about safety, vandalism and drug use on the property...

11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

The city of Urbana is in the process of taking over an abandoned industrial site as part of a roughly $3 million project to clean the property and eventually transfer it to a new developer. The former Q3 site at Miami and Beech streets has been an eyesore in Urbana for years, creating concerns about safety, vandalism and drug use on the property...
$12M Navistar project could retain 114, add 40 new jobs in Urbana
 Navistar and Damewood Enterprises have asked for a tax break for a roughly $12 million project that could retain more than 100 jobs in Champaign County and add about 40 new positions. The businesses asked local school districts and the city of Urbana to approve a 10-year, 100 percent real property tax exemption to offset start-up costs and...

12:20 AM Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

Navistar and Damewood Enterprises have asked for a tax break for a roughly $12 million project that could retain more than 100 jobs in Champaign County and add about 40 new positions. The businesses asked local school districts and the city of Urbana to approve a 10-year, 100 percent real property tax exemption to offset start-up costs and...
Downtown Springfield business vandalized
 An unknown person vandalized the sixth floor lobby of the EF Hutton Tower this week, spraying the floor and bathrooms with a fire extinguisher and ripping parts of the EF Hutton sign from the lobby wall. The vandal caused other damage, according to a Springfield police report, including writing, “Wall St. sucks,” on the lobby...

5:16 PM Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

An unknown person vandalized the sixth floor lobby of the EF Hutton Tower this week, spraying the floor and bathrooms with a fire extinguisher and ripping parts of the EF Hutton sign from the lobby wall. The vandal caused other damage, according to a Springfield police report, including writing, “Wall St. sucks,” on the lobby...
Clark County land bank to buy old Macy’s at Upper Valley Mall
 The Clark County Land Re-utilization Corp. will spend $250,000 to buy and maintain the former Macy’s store at the Upper Valley Mall. Macy’s closed the store in late 2015, and the agreement will allow the land bank to take over the vacant property and find a new buyer for the site, Clark County Commissioner Rick Lohnes said. The...

4:13 PM Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

The Clark County Land Re-utilization Corp. will spend $250,000 to buy and maintain the former Macy’s store at the Upper Valley Mall. Macy’s closed the store in late 2015, and the agreement will allow the land bank to take over the vacant property and find a new buyer for the site, Clark County Commissioner Rick Lohnes said. The...
Clark County unemployment rate remains flat
 The unemployment rate in Clark County remained flat at 4.7 percent in November, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Champaign County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly from 4.2 percent in October to 4.1 percent last month. Both counties saw a slight decline in the size of their labor force...

5:28 PM Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

The unemployment rate in Clark County remained flat at 4.7 percent in November, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Champaign County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly from 4.2 percent in October to 4.1 percent last month. Both counties saw a slight decline in the size of their labor force...
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