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Springfield, Clark County safety forces officers honored
 Four safety forces officers were honored Monday by a local service organization for their commitment to protecting the Springfield community. Three Clark County law enforcement officers and a Springfield fire captain were honored with Service Above Self awards as part of the the 12th annual Safety Services Day ceremony by the Springfield...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Four safety forces officers were honored Monday by a local service organization for their commitment to protecting the Springfield community. Three Clark County law enforcement officers and a Springfield fire captain were honored with Service Above Self awards as part of the the 12th annual Safety Services Day ceremony by the Springfield...
Overdose deaths in Clark County could reach record high by summer
 Clark County is on pace to break last year’s record drug death total by this summer as the opioid crisis continues to spread. The county has seen 67 suspected drug deaths this year as of May 16, including 35 which have been confirmed, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh said. Last year, the county saw a record 79 drug deaths &mdash...

Posted: 2 days ago

Clark County is on pace to break last year’s record drug death total by this summer as the opioid crisis continues to spread. The county has seen 67 suspected drug deaths this year as of May 16, including 35 which have been confirmed, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh said. Last year, the county saw a record 79 drug deaths &mdash...
$180K awarded to improve health in Clark, Champaign counties
 The Springfield-based Community Health Foundation distributed about $180,000 to local organizations this year, three times more than when it began giving out money four years ago. The foundation expects to exceed $200,000 in awards next year, Executive Director Joy Rogers said. The foundation gave out about $67,000 in grant money in its first...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Springfield-based Community Health Foundation distributed about $180,000 to local organizations this year, three times more than when it began giving out money four years ago. The foundation expects to exceed $200,000 in awards next year, Executive Director Joy Rogers said. The foundation gave out about $67,000 in grant money in its first...
Pokemon Go leads to drug, alcohol charges for New Carlisle man
 A New Carlisle man plead guilty to drug and alcohol charges after he was pulled over while playing Pokemon Go earlier this week. Christopher W. Applegate, 36, was charged with drug paraphernalia offenses and open container, according to court records. He appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning. RELATED: Employee allegedly...

Posted: 4 days ago

A New Carlisle man plead guilty to drug and alcohol charges after he was pulled over while playing Pokemon Go earlier this week. Christopher W. Applegate, 36, was charged with drug paraphernalia offenses and open container, according to court records. He appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning. RELATED: Employee allegedly...
Employee allegedly stole $13K from Family Dollar in New Carlisle
 A Dayton woman faces felony theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $13,000 in prepaid gift cards from her New Carlisle employer. Tabatha Litchfield, 24, appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning. She pleaded not guilty. Deputies alleged she stole more than $13,000 from the Family Dollar store at 2137 Dayton-Lakeview...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Dayton woman faces felony theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $13,000 in prepaid gift cards from her New Carlisle employer. Tabatha Litchfield, 24, appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning. She pleaded not guilty. Deputies alleged she stole more than $13,000 from the Family Dollar store at 2137 Dayton-Lakeview...
Opioid crisis straining children’s services in Ohio, Butler County
 The opioid epidemic is overwhelming children’s services providers in both Butler County and Ohio as the public health crisis deepens throughout the state. Of the 375 children in the care of Butler County Children Services, 161, or 43 percent, come from families where drugs were cited as the reason for the removal of the children, Bill...

Posted: 4 days ago

The opioid epidemic is overwhelming children’s services providers in both Butler County and Ohio as the public health crisis deepens throughout the state. Of the 375 children in the care of Butler County Children Services, 161, or 43 percent, come from families where drugs were cited as the reason for the removal of the children, Bill...
Cyclists Bike to Work in downtown Springfield, despite stormy weather
 Cyclists descended on City Hall Plaza on Friday morning as part of the fourth annual Bike to Work Day in Springfield. An estimated 75 to 100 cyclists attended the annual event designed to promote cycling as a mode of transportation, despite the storms early in the morning, Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck said. “Given the weather, we...

Posted: 4 days ago

Cyclists descended on City Hall Plaza on Friday morning as part of the fourth annual Bike to Work Day in Springfield. An estimated 75 to 100 cyclists attended the annual event designed to promote cycling as a mode of transportation, despite the storms early in the morning, Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck said. “Given the weather, we...
Clark County to examine consolidating clerks after contentious meeting
 A local committee will examine consolidating the municipal and county clerk of courts offices — a proposal that was recently pulled from the state budget bill. The Clark County Criminal Justice Council discussed in a contentious meeting Thursday the way the proposal was submitted with state Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, and state...

Posted: 4 days ago

A local committee will examine consolidating the municipal and county clerk of courts offices — a proposal that was recently pulled from the state budget bill. The Clark County Criminal Justice Council discussed in a contentious meeting Thursday the way the proposal was submitted with state Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, and state...
Springfield examines officer, medic safety after Ohio police overdose
 Springfield law enforcement and health leaders are examining safety and training policies for first responders — including having police officers carry naloxone kits for their own use — in light of the potency of illicit fentanyl hitting the streets. An eastern Ohio officer had to be revived with four doses of the overdose antidote...

Posted: 7 days ago

Springfield law enforcement and health leaders are examining safety and training policies for first responders — including having police officers carry naloxone kits for their own use — in light of the potency of illicit fentanyl hitting the streets. An eastern Ohio officer had to be revived with four doses of the overdose antidote...
Clark County agency seeks to create local drug-free work places
 A new initiative in Clark County will help employers create drug-free work place policies as the opioid epidemic has left employers searching for qualified workers. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Champaign Counties was one of 17 Ohio cities recently selected to participate in the Working Partners Drug-Free Workforce...

Posted: 7 days ago

A new initiative in Clark County will help employers create drug-free work place policies as the opioid epidemic has left employers searching for qualified workers. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Champaign Counties was one of 17 Ohio cities recently selected to participate in the Working Partners Drug-Free Workforce...
Springfield wins healthy community award
 The city of Springfield was honored last week for its commitment to fighting chronic disease and promoting active living in the community. The city was named a 2016 Healthy Community Award Winner from the Ohio Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Communities program. Springfield was one of 13 cities statewide that won the award out...

Posted: 7 days ago

The city of Springfield was honored last week for its commitment to fighting chronic disease and promoting active living in the community. The city was named a 2016 Healthy Community Award Winner from the Ohio Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Communities program. Springfield was one of 13 cities statewide that won the award out...
Ohio seniors health improving as Clark County population ages
 A national report shows the health of aging adults in Ohio has improved as Clark County’s senior population continues to increase. Ohio ranked 35th in senior health, according to an annual report released recently by the United Health Foundation. Last year, the state ranked 38th out of 50 states. In 2013, seniors represented nearly...

Posted: 8 days ago

A national report shows the health of aging adults in Ohio has improved as Clark County’s senior population continues to increase. Ohio ranked 35th in senior health, according to an annual report released recently by the United Health Foundation. Last year, the state ranked 38th out of 50 states. In 2013, seniors represented nearly...
Clark-Shawnee building levy the lone issue on Aug. 8 ballot
 The Clark-Shawnee Local School District bond issue will be the only item on the Aug. 8 ballot, according to the Clark County Board of Elections. The last day to certify issues for the August election was May 10. RELATED: Clark-Shawnee OKs 3rd try for $37.2M bond for new, renovated schools The bond issue will likely be on the ballot as Issue...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District bond issue will be the only item on the Aug. 8 ballot, according to the Clark County Board of Elections. The last day to certify issues for the August election was May 10. RELATED: Clark-Shawnee OKs 3rd try for $37.2M bond for new, renovated schools The bond issue will likely be on the ballot as Issue...
Springfield’s Bike to Work Day returns after record turnout in 2016
 The city of Springfield will host its fourth annual Bike to Work day event from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at City Hall plaza. The event is designed to promote cycling as a mode of transportation, Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck said. Last year, the event had its largest turnout as more than 100 cyclists attended. “We’re really excited...

Posted: 10 days ago

The city of Springfield will host its fourth annual Bike to Work day event from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at City Hall plaza. The event is designed to promote cycling as a mode of transportation, Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck said. Last year, the event had its largest turnout as more than 100 cyclists attended. “We’re really excited...
$4M Clark County building project progressing
 The first phase of about $4 million in improvements at two historic Clark County buildings are progressing well, county leaders said. About $1.5 million in upgrades are currently under construction at both the Clark County Common Pleas Courthouse, 101 N. Limestone St., and the A.B. Graham building, 31 N. Limestone St. The project includes...

Posted: 12 days ago

The first phase of about $4 million in improvements at two historic Clark County buildings are progressing well, county leaders said. About $1.5 million in upgrades are currently under construction at both the Clark County Common Pleas Courthouse, 101 N. Limestone St., and the A.B. Graham building, 31 N. Limestone St. The project includes...
Ohio food bank group faces $1M cut from state, including Springfield
 An amendment to the recently-approved Ohio House of Representatives state budget bill will shift about $1 million in funding from Ohio’s food banks to smaller agencies over the next two years, which food bank leaders say could be devastating for Springfield — one of the most food insecure cities in the state. But a Springfield...

Posted: 13 days ago

An amendment to the recently-approved Ohio House of Representatives state budget bill will shift about $1 million in funding from Ohio’s food banks to smaller agencies over the next two years, which food bank leaders say could be devastating for Springfield — one of the most food insecure cities in the state. But a Springfield...
Clark-Shawnee OKs 3rd try for $37.2M bond for new, renovated schools
 The Clark-Shawnee Local School district will go back on the ballot for the third consecutive election in August. The board voted Tuesday morning — one week after the latest bond issue failed at the polls — to ask residents to approve a $37.2 million bond issue on Aug. 8. It was the final step in putting the issue on the ballot...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Clark-Shawnee Local School district will go back on the ballot for the third consecutive election in August. The board voted Tuesday morning — one week after the latest bond issue failed at the polls — to ask residents to approve a $37.2 million bond issue on Aug. 8. It was the final step in putting the issue on the ballot...
Disc golf course could be coming to Springfield’s Snyder Park
 A disc golf course could be completed at Snyder Park this summer, and one local business owner believes it can help grow the game in Springfield and Clark County. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District and a local business, Hazy Shade Disc Golf and More, are teaming up to construct a disc golf course south of Buck Creek at Snyder...

Posted: 15 days ago

A disc golf course could be completed at Snyder Park this summer, and one local business owner believes it can help grow the game in Springfield and Clark County. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District and a local business, Hazy Shade Disc Golf and More, are teaming up to construct a disc golf course south of Buck Creek at Snyder...
Should Clark County clerks offices be combined to save money?
 State lawmakers want to eliminate the Clark County Municipal Clerk of Courts office to save the city of Springfield money, but other local leaders believe any changes should be thoroughly analyzed before action is taken. An amendment in the state budget bill late last month would have eliminated the municipal clerk’s office, rolling...

Posted: 16 days ago

State lawmakers want to eliminate the Clark County Municipal Clerk of Courts office to save the city of Springfield money, but other local leaders believe any changes should be thoroughly analyzed before action is taken. An amendment in the state budget bill late last month would have eliminated the municipal clerk’s office, rolling...
4 Urbana men, 4 teens charged in alleged assault, threats
 Four adults and four juveniles have been charged after multiple related incidents, including an alleged assault last week at a Kroger store in Urbana. Officers were dispatched to the Kroger parking lot on U.S. 36 in Urbana at about 11 p.m. April 29 after a person reported five men, including one with a gun, had assaulted two other men in...

Posted: 17 days ago

Four adults and four juveniles have been charged after multiple related incidents, including an alleged assault last week at a Kroger store in Urbana. Officers were dispatched to the Kroger parking lot on U.S. 36 in Urbana at about 11 p.m. April 29 after a person reported five men, including one with a gun, had assaulted two other men in...
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