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Historic downtown Springfield site may become yearround marketplace
 A historic building in downtown Springfield could be returned to its original use — a yearround indoor marketplace and commercial kitchen. Local leaders are examining opening a farmer’s market at the former Myers Market building at 101 S. Fountain Ave., which most recently housed United Senior Services before it moved to another...

11:00 AM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

A historic building in downtown Springfield could be returned to its original use — a yearround indoor marketplace and commercial kitchen. Local leaders are examining opening a farmer’s market at the former Myers Market building at 101 S. Fountain Ave., which most recently housed United Senior Services before it moved to another...
Clark County, Humane Society negotiating $80K deal to keep dogs here
 Clark County and the Humane Society Serving Clark County continue to negotiate and hope to have an $80,000 contract finalized this week to shelter dogs collected by the county dog warden, according to local leaders. Clark County commissioners agreed Wednesday to rescind two contracts with the Humane Society, including housing the Clark County...

10:24 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

Clark County and the Humane Society Serving Clark County continue to negotiate and hope to have an $80,000 contract finalized this week to shelter dogs collected by the county dog warden, according to local leaders. Clark County commissioners agreed Wednesday to rescind two contracts with the Humane Society, including housing the Clark County...
Love’s has ceremony for Springfield site, donates $2K to United Way
 The Love’s Travel Stop in Springfield held its ribbon-cutting on Tuesday morning, an event that included a $2,000 donation to the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties. The 20-acre, $7.5 million travel stop located at the I-70 and Ohio 41 interchange opened last month, bringing 50 jobs to Clark County. The Wendy&rsquo...

5:38 PM Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

The Love’s Travel Stop in Springfield held its ribbon-cutting on Tuesday morning, an event that included a $2,000 donation to the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties. The 20-acre, $7.5 million travel stop located at the I-70 and Ohio 41 interchange opened last month, bringing 50 jobs to Clark County. The Wendy&rsquo...
Hearing reveals details in Logan County shooting death
 A probable cause hearing Friday afternoon for two teens charged in connection with the shooting death of a Logan County man on Thanksgiving morning revealed new details about the case. Jasmine Lewis and Tatiana Freeman were both 17-years-old at the time of their arrests following the fatal shooting of Jeff Brentlinger, 45, at his home in...

10:47 PM Friday, Feb. 03, 2017

A probable cause hearing Friday afternoon for two teens charged in connection with the shooting death of a Logan County man on Thanksgiving morning revealed new details about the case. Jasmine Lewis and Tatiana Freeman were both 17-years-old at the time of their arrests following the fatal shooting of Jeff Brentlinger, 45, at his home in...
Four file to run for Springfield City Commission
 Four Springfield residents — including two incumbents and two political newcomers — have filed petitions to run for three seats on the city commission on the November ballot. Current Springfield City Commissioners Dan Martin and Joyce Chilton and challengers David Estrop and Rob Rue dropped off petitions Wednesday, according to...

4:00 AM Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017

Four Springfield residents — including two incumbents and two political newcomers — have filed petitions to run for three seats on the city commission on the November ballot. Current Springfield City Commissioners Dan Martin and Joyce Chilton and challengers David Estrop and Rob Rue dropped off petitions Wednesday, according to...
Springfield leaders re-evaluating $9.75M parking garage plan
 A parking study may be updated this year by a local non-profit organization as city leaders re-evaluate the plan for a more than $9 million parking garage project downtown. The city of Springfield has worked for years to build a $9.75 million, 485-space parking garage at Fountain Avenue and Columbia Street. However, the city may look at different...

5:32 PM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

A parking study may be updated this year by a local non-profit organization as city leaders re-evaluate the plan for a more than $9 million parking garage project downtown. The city of Springfield has worked for years to build a $9.75 million, 485-space parking garage at Fountain Avenue and Columbia Street. However, the city may look at different...
Rash of overdoses in Springfield strains resources
 At least three deaths are suspected after a rash of more than 50 fentanyl overdoses this weekend, which has strained both Springfield first responders and hospital staff. The three deaths are suspected overdoses, but won’t be confirmed until toxicology reports are completed in the next few months, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

At least three deaths are suspected after a rash of more than 50 fentanyl overdoses this weekend, which has strained both Springfield first responders and hospital staff. The three deaths are suspected overdoses, but won’t be confirmed until toxicology reports are completed in the next few months, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh...
Springfield pastor seeking local support for payday lending bill
 A Springfield pastor is seeking support from other local faith leaders on a bill that would change payday lending laws in Ohio, an industry he says harms the working poor. Central Christian Church Pastor Carl Ruby is drumming up local support for payday lending legislation, which is expected to be released next month. He’s already received...

4:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

A Springfield pastor is seeking support from other local faith leaders on a bill that would change payday lending laws in Ohio, an industry he says harms the working poor. Central Christian Church Pastor Carl Ruby is drumming up local support for payday lending legislation, which is expected to be released next month. He’s already received...
Springfield police aiming for $100K Taser grant
 The Springfield Police Division is seeking $100,000 in state grant money to replace its Taser inventory, which is about 10 years old. If the grant application is awarded later this year, the division could purchase more than 50 new Tasers in 2017, according to legislation. City commissioners approved the grant application earlier this month...

1:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

The Springfield Police Division is seeking $100,000 in state grant money to replace its Taser inventory, which is about 10 years old. If the grant application is awarded later this year, the division could purchase more than 50 new Tasers in 2017, according to legislation. City commissioners approved the grant application earlier this month...
Here’s your chance to say where development should go in Clark County
 Clark County residents will have a chance to weigh in on where they want future development to occur as part of a $214,000 update to an 18-year-old land use plan this year. The Crossroads Comprehensive Plan — a long-term strategic vision used by the city and county as a road map for future transportation, housing and economic development...

9:13 PM Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Clark County residents will have a chance to weigh in on where they want future development to occur as part of a $214,000 update to an 18-year-old land use plan this year. The Crossroads Comprehensive Plan — a long-term strategic vision used by the city and county as a road map for future transportation, housing and economic development...
$7.5M Love’s Travel Stop opens in Springfield, adds 50 jobs
 A travel stop along Interstate 70 in Springfield has finally opened, bringing 50 jobs to Clark County more than three years after plans were first announced. The 20-acre, $7.5 million Love’s Travel Stop located at the I-70 and Ohio 41 interchange opened Thursday morning. “It’s a solid location,” said Paige Perkins...

10:24 PM Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

A travel stop along Interstate 70 in Springfield has finally opened, bringing 50 jobs to Clark County more than three years after plans were first announced. The 20-acre, $7.5 million Love’s Travel Stop located at the I-70 and Ohio 41 interchange opened Thursday morning. “It’s a solid location,” said Paige Perkins...
Ohio Auditor: Springfield under fiscal stress
 Thirty-one Ohio cities — including Springfield — show signs of elevated financial stress, an indication the city could be on the highway to deep trouble, especially in the event of a recession, a state auditor’s report says. Springfield has a critically low reserve of money to cover unexpected costs, according to the report...

11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

Thirty-one Ohio cities — including Springfield — show signs of elevated financial stress, an indication the city could be on the highway to deep trouble, especially in the event of a recession, a state auditor’s report says. Springfield has a critically low reserve of money to cover unexpected costs, according to the report...
$4.5M in federal money to be spent on Springfield streets
 About $4.5 million in federally funded street projects will be completed in 2020, including repairs to two heavily-trafficked Springfield streets and possibly reducing lanes on a third. McCreight Avenue and Yellow Springs Street will be resurfaced while a study will be conducted on reducing Derr Road to three lanes. About $330,000 &mdash...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

About $4.5 million in federally funded street projects will be completed in 2020, including repairs to two heavily-trafficked Springfield streets and possibly reducing lanes on a third. McCreight Avenue and Yellow Springs Street will be resurfaced while a study will be conducted on reducing Derr Road to three lanes. About $330,000 &mdash...
Moorefield Twp. rezoning case withdrawn after neighbors object
 A property owner seeking to rezone his land for a storage facility in Moorefield Twp. has withdrawn his application after neighbors expressed concerns about traffic safety. Don Castle submitted a rezoning application to the Clark County Community Development office to change 3720 Moorefield Road from agricultural to business-use and allow...

12:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

A property owner seeking to rezone his land for a storage facility in Moorefield Twp. has withdrawn his application after neighbors expressed concerns about traffic safety. Don Castle submitted a rezoning application to the Clark County Community Development office to change 3720 Moorefield Road from agricultural to business-use and allow...
More candidates consider Springfield city commission run
 A former city manager may run for a seat on the city commission at a time when Springfield faces major budget cuts and an income tax increase heading to voters. Former Springfield and New Carlisle City Manager James Caplinger has pulled petitions to run for office in November, but is still deciding if he will move forward with his campaign...

8:56 PM Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

A former city manager may run for a seat on the city commission at a time when Springfield faces major budget cuts and an income tax increase heading to voters. Former Springfield and New Carlisle City Manager James Caplinger has pulled petitions to run for office in November, but is still deciding if he will move forward with his campaign...
Clark County might finally accept credit, debit cards for fees
 Clark County offices — which still require residents to pay for most fees with cash or checks — might finally allow credit or debit card payments after the health district has again pushed the issue. The Clark County Board of Health recently passed a resolution asking the county to seek out a new vendor for credit and debit services...

11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Clark County offices — which still require residents to pay for most fees with cash or checks — might finally allow credit or debit card payments after the health district has again pushed the issue. The Clark County Board of Health recently passed a resolution asking the county to seek out a new vendor for credit and debit services...
Organizers cancel Springfield curling tournament
 A curling tournament that brought visitors from across the United States and Canada to Springfield has been cancelled. The Champion City Bonspiel, which was held last May at the NTPRD Chiller ice rink, 301 W. Main St. near Curl Troy curling club, won’t be held this year, according to a release on the organization’s website. The...

1:30 PM Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

A curling tournament that brought visitors from across the United States and Canada to Springfield has been cancelled. The Champion City Bonspiel, which was held last May at the NTPRD Chiller ice rink, 301 W. Main St. near Curl Troy curling club, won’t be held this year, according to a release on the organization’s website. The...
Springfield residents react, protest Trump’s inauguration
 Some local residents watched Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump with enthusiasm. Others said they were worried, and marched in protest. Some, attending the event in Washington, said they were just glad to be part of an important American event. Springfield High School teacher Zach Raines and a group of three students watched...

12:31 AM Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Some local residents watched Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump with enthusiasm. Others said they were worried, and marched in protest. Some, attending the event in Washington, said they were just glad to be part of an important American event. Springfield High School teacher Zach Raines and a group of three students watched...
Residents to protest Trump in downtown Springfield on Inauguration Day
 A demonstration will be held downtown Friday by residents who say the want to demand inclusion from President-Elect Donald Trump on his Inauguration Day. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday on two corners of City Hall Plaza — the southeast corner at Limestone and High streets and northwest corner at Fountain Avenue and Main...

8:14 PM Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

A demonstration will be held downtown Friday by residents who say the want to demand inclusion from President-Elect Donald Trump on his Inauguration Day. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday on two corners of City Hall Plaza — the southeast corner at Limestone and High streets and northwest corner at Fountain Avenue and Main...
Clark County approves $178M budget, raises
 Clark County commissioners approved a $178 million budget for this year, including raises for its non-union employees. About $425,000 was cut from the county’s general fund budget due to a projected loss of about $1 million in sales taxes due to changes from the federal government. The budget was unanimously approved Wednesday. The...

2:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Clark County commissioners approved a $178 million budget for this year, including raises for its non-union employees. About $425,000 was cut from the county’s general fund budget due to a projected loss of about $1 million in sales taxes due to changes from the federal government. The budget was unanimously approved Wednesday. The...
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