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Matt Sanctis

Matt has worked for the Springfield News-Sun covering Champaign County since 2007. He covers city and county government, schools, courts, police and fire in Champaign County. He grew up in Beavercreek and graduated from the University of Toledo in 2002. He lives in Fairborn. Sanctis worked for three years covering Sandusky County for the Fremont News-Messenger before joining the Springfield News-Sun.  

Latest from Matt Sanctis

Unemployment rates fall in Clark, Champaign counties in August
 Clark County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent the previous month. Numbers released this morning from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services showed Champaign County’s unemployment rate also fell to 3.8 percent last month, compared to 4.6 percent in July. Ohio’s unemployment...

Posted: 29 minutes ago

Clark County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent the previous month. Numbers released this morning from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services showed Champaign County’s unemployment rate also fell to 3.8 percent last month, compared to 4.6 percent in July. Ohio’s unemployment...
Judges order review of Clark County Clerk of Court’s Office in ongoing dispute
 Clark County’s Common Pleas Court Judges have ordered a review of the county clerk’s office after they said the clerk has failed to perform her duties and did not comply with previous court rules. Common Pleas Court Judges Douglas Rastatter, Richard O’Neill and Thomas Capper jointly filed three separate orders in June...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Clark County’s Common Pleas Court Judges have ordered a review of the county clerk’s office after they said the clerk has failed to perform her duties and did not comply with previous court rules. Common Pleas Court Judges Douglas Rastatter, Richard O’Neill and Thomas Capper jointly filed three separate orders in June...
Marathon acquisition could close in early October
 A roughly $23 billion merger between Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Andeavor, a rival refining firm, could be finalized as early as next week, according to information from Marathon. Shareholders of both companies approved a combination of the two firms in special meetings today, according to a news release from Marathon. The companies expect...

Posted: 21 hours ago

A roughly $23 billion merger between Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Andeavor, a rival refining firm, could be finalized as early as next week, according to information from Marathon. Shareholders of both companies approved a combination of the two firms in special meetings today, according to a news release from Marathon. The companies expect...
Cincinnati-based chicken chain looking to open a new location
 A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is considering a possible restaurant in Springfield, but so far has not been able to find a franchisee, the company’s chief development officer told the Springfield News-Sun. Buffalo Wings and Rings operates more than 55 locations in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Indiana and Kentucky, along with a handful...

Posted: 21 hours ago

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is considering a possible restaurant in Springfield, but so far has not been able to find a franchisee, the company’s chief development officer told the Springfield News-Sun. Buffalo Wings and Rings operates more than 55 locations in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Indiana and Kentucky, along with a handful...
Restaurant considers bringing store to Springfield
 A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is considering a possible restaurant in Springfield, but so far has not been able to find a franchisee, the company’s chief development officer told the News-Sun. Buffalo Wings and Rings operates more than 55 locations in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Indiana and Kentucky, along with a handful of other states...

Posted: a day ago

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is considering a possible restaurant in Springfield, but so far has not been able to find a franchisee, the company’s chief development officer told the News-Sun. Buffalo Wings and Rings operates more than 55 locations in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Indiana and Kentucky, along with a handful of other states...
Navistar focused on efficiency in Springfield plant
 Navistar’s Springfield plant is focusing on making its manufacturing processes more efficient and identifying problems earlier to improve the quality of its vehicles. The company has invested millions in new equipment in Springfield over the past several years to revamp the interior of the facility and streamline its manufacturing processes...

Posted: a day ago

Navistar’s Springfield plant is focusing on making its manufacturing processes more efficient and identifying problems earlier to improve the quality of its vehicles. The company has invested millions in new equipment in Springfield over the past several years to revamp the interior of the facility and streamline its manufacturing processes...
Retired therapist celebrates 30 years of program to help Parkinson’s patients
 A retired physical therapist who has treated area Parkinson’s patients for several years is celebrating the 30th anniversary of a program he developed designed to help local patients with Parkinson’s disease remain independent. Bob Kann developed his P.A.R.K. program in 1988, and said he is also issuing the fifth edition to his...

Posted: a day ago

A retired physical therapist who has treated area Parkinson’s patients for several years is celebrating the 30th anniversary of a program he developed designed to help local patients with Parkinson’s disease remain independent. Bob Kann developed his P.A.R.K. program in 1988, and said he is also issuing the fifth edition to his...
Wages lag in Clark County despite other economic improvements
 Springfield has secured promises of hundreds of new jobs and seen significant investments in the past few years, but there are still reasons for concern that the region’s economy has not fully recovered from the Great Recession. Recent figures released from the U.S. Census Bureau indicated Clark County’s median income actually...

Posted: 4 days ago

Springfield has secured promises of hundreds of new jobs and seen significant investments in the past few years, but there are still reasons for concern that the region’s economy has not fully recovered from the Great Recession. Recent figures released from the U.S. Census Bureau indicated Clark County’s median income actually...
Forum will give residents a voice on how to improve economy
 A collaborative program involving several media organizations will host a community discussion later this month allowing residents to propose solutions to improve the local economy. Your Voice Ohio will host a forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Clark State Community College’s Leffel Lane Campus. The meeting will be in LRC Room...

Posted: 4 days ago

A collaborative program involving several media organizations will host a community discussion later this month allowing residents to propose solutions to improve the local economy. Your Voice Ohio will host a forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Clark State Community College’s Leffel Lane Campus. The meeting will be in LRC Room...
Clark County leaders developing plans for trip to Japan
 Board members with the Community Improvement Corp. of Clark County on Thursday discussed an upcoming trip to meet with business leaders in Japan and progress on two studies being conducted with assistance from the University of Cincinnati. Three workforce development officials are traveling to Japan in November for about 10 days to to develop...

Posted: 4 days ago

Board members with the Community Improvement Corp. of Clark County on Thursday discussed an upcoming trip to meet with business leaders in Japan and progress on two studies being conducted with assistance from the University of Cincinnati. Three workforce development officials are traveling to Japan in November for about 10 days to to develop...