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Springfield, Clark County work to shed unhealthy image
 Springfield was named the least healthy city in Ohio one year ago by a national website and since then Clark County leaders have worked to shed that image. Their efforts have included proposed policy changes, improved infrastructure and increased programming. The community must better that image for Springfield and Clark County to be successful...

Posted: 29 days ago

Springfield was named the least healthy city in Ohio one year ago by a national website and since then Clark County leaders have worked to shed that image. Their efforts have included proposed policy changes, improved infrastructure and increased programming. The community must better that image for Springfield and Clark County to be successful...
Clark County’s ‘biggest ambassador’ to step down after 20 years
 Clark County Commissioner John Detrick will retire this week from a political career that spanned 20 years and five terms in office. Detrick’s last commission meeting will be held Thursday and his last day in office will be Dec. 31. He was first elected in 1996 and won five straight terms before deciding to retire last year. The Republican...

Posted: 30 days ago

Clark County Commissioner John Detrick will retire this week from a political career that spanned 20 years and five terms in office. Detrick’s last commission meeting will be held Thursday and his last day in office will be Dec. 31. He was first elected in 1996 and won five straight terms before deciding to retire last year. The Republican...
Springfield’s 2017 fitness challenge: lose weight, do good, help kids
 A local non-profit organization is holding a weight loss challenge for the second straight year to raise money for its annual peace camp. The Springfield Peace Center is holding its second Health and Fitness Challenge, a fitness challenge open to the public that is sponsors along with several area partners, including local fitness centers...

7:03 PM Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

A local non-profit organization is holding a weight loss challenge for the second straight year to raise money for its annual peace camp. The Springfield Peace Center is holding its second Health and Fitness Challenge, a fitness challenge open to the public that is sponsors along with several area partners, including local fitness centers...
Judges: Proposed Springfield court budget plan illegal
 The city of Springfield wants the Clark County Municipal Court judges and clerk to agree to use about $450,000 from its revenue-generating funds — such as court costs — to pay for its operations, but the judges said that’s illegal. City leaders disagree and believe their proposal to cover budget cuts to the judicial system...

11:00 AM Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

The city of Springfield wants the Clark County Municipal Court judges and clerk to agree to use about $450,000 from its revenue-generating funds — such as court costs — to pay for its operations, but the judges said that’s illegal. City leaders disagree and believe their proposal to cover budget cuts to the judicial system...
Local organizations give back to needy Springfield residents
 Several Clark County community groups delivered toys and distributed meals Thursday to help families in need during the holiday season. St. Vincent de Paul in Springfield gave out more than 1,200 food baskets to needy families in Springfield, District Council leader Mary Crabtree said. Each box includes a Christmas dinner of turkey, stuffing...

11:12 PM Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Several Clark County community groups delivered toys and distributed meals Thursday to help families in need during the holiday season. St. Vincent de Paul in Springfield gave out more than 1,200 food baskets to needy families in Springfield, District Council leader Mary Crabtree said. Each box includes a Christmas dinner of turkey, stuffing...
Springfield fire, police station closures may hurt response times

11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

A Springfield fire station and a police substation will close their doors on Jan. 1 and overtime will be reduced for police officers and firefighters next year, which could lead to slower response times. The reductions are being made as part of the city of Springfield’s efforts to balance its budget next year after voters rejected an...
Hunger increasing in Clark, Champaign counties
 The need for food assistance in Springfield — named the most food insecure city in Ohio a year ago — has increased over the past year, according to local and state food banks. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties has distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of food this year, Executive Director Tyra...

12:04 AM Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

The need for food assistance in Springfield — named the most food insecure city in Ohio a year ago — has increased over the past year, according to local and state food banks. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties has distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of food this year, Executive Director Tyra...
Springfield community health center hires new CEO
 A former local mental health leader has been hired as the new CEO of a major community health center in Springfield. Kent Youngman will take over Rocking Horse Community Health Center after serving as interim director for the past six months. Youngman recently retired as the CEO of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and...

6:29 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

A former local mental health leader has been hired as the new CEO of a major community health center in Springfield. Kent Youngman will take over Rocking Horse Community Health Center after serving as interim director for the past six months. Youngman recently retired as the CEO of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and...
Clark County could cut $425K next year
 Clark County may cut about $425,000 from its budget next year as it faces a projected loss of $1 million in sales taxes due to changes from the federal government. IThe county expects to bring in about $38.9 million in its generali fund but spend about $39.6 million. But it’s projected to have about $3.8 million left over from this...

11:00 AM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Clark County may cut about $425,000 from its budget next year as it faces a projected loss of $1 million in sales taxes due to changes from the federal government. IThe county expects to bring in about $38.9 million in its generali fund but spend about $39.6 million. But it’s projected to have about $3.8 million left over from this...
Divided Springfield commission passes budget
 A divided Springfield City Commission passed its budget for next year, which included $800,000 in cuts to the municipal court, parks and police and firefighters overtime. The city also intends to close both a fire station and police substation on Jan. 1 and reduce staff beginning in March. City commissioners passed the budget in a 3-2 vote...

2:29 AM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

A divided Springfield City Commission passed its budget for next year, which included $800,000 in cuts to the municipal court, parks and police and firefighters overtime. The city also intends to close both a fire station and police substation on Jan. 1 and reduce staff beginning in March. City commissioners passed the budget in a 3-2 vote...
Springfield to vote on $800K in cuts to courts, parks, safety forces
 Springfield city commissioners are expected to vote tonight on a proposed budget that includes about $800,o00 in cuts, including less money for the municipal court, police and firefighters and local parks. That’s about half the total cuts city leaders have debated in recent weeks in the wake of a failed income tax increase request on...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Springfield city commissioners are expected to vote tonight on a proposed budget that includes about $800,o00 in cuts, including less money for the municipal court, police and firefighters and local parks. That’s about half the total cuts city leaders have debated in recent weeks in the wake of a failed income tax increase request on...
Clark County, ODOT seek federal money to move up I-70 widening
 Clark County officials are supporting an Ohio Department of Transportation grant application for $31 million in federal transportation money to move up the Interstate 70 widening project between U.S. 68 and Ohio 72. The $52 million project is currently scheduled to begin construction in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation...

5:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Clark County officials are supporting an Ohio Department of Transportation grant application for $31 million in federal transportation money to move up the Interstate 70 widening project between U.S. 68 and Ohio 72. The $52 million project is currently scheduled to begin construction in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation...
Clark County group to start food coalition, co-op
 A group of local organizations is creating a grassroots food coalition and co-operative to solve food security issues in Springfield and Clark County. The third annual Clark County Focus on Local Food Summit was held on Nov. 12. Each year, attendees have wanted to start a longstanding coalition to fight hunger, Community Health Foundation...

10:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

A group of local organizations is creating a grassroots food coalition and co-operative to solve food security issues in Springfield and Clark County. The third annual Clark County Focus on Local Food Summit was held on Nov. 12. Each year, attendees have wanted to start a longstanding coalition to fight hunger, Community Health Foundation...
Clark, Champaign road crews gear up for winter weather
 Traffic crews in Clark and Champaign counties have prepared salt trucks as winter weather is expected to approach the area over the next few days and weeks. Salt truck haven’t really had to respond yet to any weather events as of Thursday, but they’re expecting that will change soon. “We’re ready to go for the weekend...

4:00 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

Traffic crews in Clark and Champaign counties have prepared salt trucks as winter weather is expected to approach the area over the next few days and weeks. Salt truck haven’t really had to respond yet to any weather events as of Thursday, but they’re expecting that will change soon. “We’re ready to go for the weekend...
Clark County school, believed hit by virus, will be closed today
 UPDATE @ 9:35 p.m.: South Vienna School (elementary and middle school) will be closed today, Dec. 8, Superintendent John Kronour announced. More than 100 students and some teachers were out sick Wednesday at a South Vienna school and Clark County health officials are looking into if a norovirus outbreak could be behind the absences. The Clark...

8:04 PM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

UPDATE @ 9:35 p.m.: South Vienna School (elementary and middle school) will be closed today, Dec. 8, Superintendent John Kronour announced. More than 100 students and some teachers were out sick Wednesday at a South Vienna school and Clark County health officials are looking into if a norovirus outbreak could be behind the absences. The Clark...
Springfield leaders still divided on $1.4M budget shortfall
 Springfield leaders remain divided on how the city should balance its budget to deal with a $1.4 million shortfall next year. Union leaders, supporters of a local tourism agency and other residents spoke against possible budget cuts that could mean less services for Springfield residents. The Springfield City Commission heard a first reading...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

Springfield leaders remain divided on how the city should balance its budget to deal with a $1.4 million shortfall next year. Union leaders, supporters of a local tourism agency and other residents spoke against possible budget cuts that could mean less services for Springfield residents. The Springfield City Commission heard a first reading...
Springfield leaders want to cut $451K from municipal court, clerk
 Springfield city leaders want to slash about $450,000 from the municipal court and clerk’s budgets next year as they grapple with a projected deficit, but those elected officials say the money is needed to run the court efficiently. City staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts to several departments next year &mdash...

11:00 AM Monday, Dec. 05, 2016

Springfield city leaders want to slash about $450,000 from the municipal court and clerk’s budgets next year as they grapple with a projected deficit, but those elected officials say the money is needed to run the court efficiently. City staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts to several departments next year &mdash...
Clark County youth jobs program that faced elimination to continue
 A $45 million Clark County summer youth employment program that faced possible elimination will continue next year as part of a new, $100 million Ohio program. The annual three-month summer youth jobs program — which employed 14,000 youth statewide and about 100 in Clark County — was expected to be eliminated as part of the creation...

12:57 AM Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016

A $45 million Clark County summer youth employment program that faced possible elimination will continue next year as part of a new, $100 million Ohio program. The annual three-month summer youth jobs program — which employed 14,000 youth statewide and about 100 in Clark County — was expected to be eliminated as part of the creation...
$3M sought for Springfield, I-70 traffic project
 Local leaders are seeking $3 million in federal funding to create a themed interchange at South Limestone Street and Interstate 70, which they say will improve safety and beautify one of the city’s most important gateways. The project also would reconfigure the intersection and replace the traffic signal at South Limestone Street and...

7:30 PM Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016

Local leaders are seeking $3 million in federal funding to create a themed interchange at South Limestone Street and Interstate 70, which they say will improve safety and beautify one of the city’s most important gateways. The project also would reconfigure the intersection and replace the traffic signal at South Limestone Street and...
Private operators to take over Springfield golf courses
 The city of Springfield has found a new private operator to take over management of Reid Park Golf Course a day before the course closes for the season. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District will cease running the course today and Reid Park Limited, a local private operator run by Alan Collins and Jim Kincaid, will take over Jan...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

The city of Springfield has found a new private operator to take over management of Reid Park Golf Course a day before the course closes for the season. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District will cease running the course today and Reid Park Limited, a local private operator run by Alan Collins and Jim Kincaid, will take over Jan...
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