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

Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time
 Instead of fishing or playing golf, a pair of Honda Powersports engineers have been spending their weekends collecting kitchen grease from bars and restaurants and converting it to homemade biodiesel fuel. Now, their alternative energy hobby is turning into a much larger scale project. Experts said their work at Honda’s Research and...

Posted: 2 days ago

Instead of fishing or playing golf, a pair of Honda Powersports engineers have been spending their weekends collecting kitchen grease from bars and restaurants and converting it to homemade biodiesel fuel. Now, their alternative energy hobby is turning into a much larger scale project. Experts said their work at Honda’s Research and...
Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State
 The Clark State Foundation is working with a long-time Springfield manufacturer and will begin offering a new scholarship annually to two students majoring in manufacturing technologies at the community college. The Sweet Manufacturing Company will provide funding for the scholarships, which will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Clark State Foundation is working with a long-time Springfield manufacturer and will begin offering a new scholarship annually to two students majoring in manufacturing technologies at the community college. The Sweet Manufacturing Company will provide funding for the scholarships, which will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and...
Acura SUV hits sales record
 The Acura RDX, assembled in East Liberty, Ohio set a new annual sales record this year, beating a previous sales record of 52,361 units set in 2016. Sales in 2018 have exceeded that figure with more than six weeks remaining in 2016. Further, RDX has helped Acura to a 7.3 percent gain in luxury sport utility sales for the year, including a...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Acura RDX, assembled in East Liberty, Ohio set a new annual sales record this year, beating a previous sales record of 52,361 units set in 2016. Sales in 2018 have exceeded that figure with more than six weeks remaining in 2016. Further, RDX has helped Acura to a 7.3 percent gain in luxury sport utility sales for the year, including a...
Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3
 Springfield City commissioners have narrowed the field of city manager applicants to three, including two internal candidates. Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck and Community Development Director Shannon Meadows remain in consideration for the city manager position while Michael Ciaravino, city manager of Newburgh, New York, is the third candidate...

Posted: 3 days ago

Springfield City commissioners have narrowed the field of city manager applicants to three, including two internal candidates. Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck and Community Development Director Shannon Meadows remain in consideration for the city manager position while Michael Ciaravino, city manager of Newburgh, New York, is the third candidate...
Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County
 A judicial screening committee is recomending three candidates who will move on in a bid to replace a longtime local municipal court judge. Five applicants initially applied for the open seat that became available when Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene S. Nevius recently resigned after serving the area since 1981. The three candidates...

Posted: 4 days ago

A judicial screening committee is recomending three candidates who will move on in a bid to replace a longtime local municipal court judge. Five applicants initially applied for the open seat that became available when Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene S. Nevius recently resigned after serving the area since 1981. The three candidates...
2019 CR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships
 Honda’s 2019 CR-V began arriving at dealerships today, according to information from the company. The latest version of the sport utility vehicle is assembled by workers at the auto maker’s facilitities in East Liberty and Marysville. Workers at facilities in Greenburg, Ind., Ontario, Canada and Japan also assemble the vehicle...

Posted: 4 days ago

Honda’s 2019 CR-V began arriving at dealerships today, according to information from the company. The latest version of the sport utility vehicle is assembled by workers at the auto maker’s facilitities in East Liberty and Marysville. Workers at facilities in Greenburg, Ind., Ontario, Canada and Japan also assemble the vehicle...
Springfield residents appointed to state boards
 Two Springfield residents were recently appointed to state boards by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. John Landess of Springfield was appointed to the Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee for a term effective Nov. 6 through Aug. 1, 2019. The study committee’s role to study the features, benefits, and challenges involved in establishing...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two Springfield residents were recently appointed to state boards by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. John Landess of Springfield was appointed to the Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee for a term effective Nov. 6 through Aug. 1, 2019. The study committee’s role to study the features, benefits, and challenges involved in establishing...
Springfield Regional Medical Center sees safety rating tick up in annual report
 The Springfield Regional Medical Center received a B rating in a report from a national health care advocacy group, an improvement after several C ratings over the past several years. The Leapfrog Group releases its Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year, providing a letter grade to hospitals nationwide based on a range of measures from...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Springfield Regional Medical Center received a B rating in a report from a national health care advocacy group, an improvement after several C ratings over the past several years. The Leapfrog Group releases its Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year, providing a letter grade to hospitals nationwide based on a range of measures from...
Springfield housing: Experts say funding tool becoming more common for development
 Springfield’s first new housing development since the 1990s could be under construction by next spring, but Springfield Twp. officials have raised concerns the project’s funding model could set a bad precedent for future projects. City officials hosted a public hearing last week. It was one of the final steps before city commissioners...

Posted: 6 days ago

Springfield’s first new housing development since the 1990s could be under construction by next spring, but Springfield Twp. officials have raised concerns the project’s funding model could set a bad precedent for future projects. City officials hosted a public hearing last week. It was one of the final steps before city commissioners...
Northeastern buys land for new school building
 The Northeastern Local School District has purchased property behind Kenton Ridge High School, with plans to build one of two new preschool-through-12th-grade campuses for the district. Information from the Clark County Auditor’s Office lists the site as a 40-acre property sold for about $360,000. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Archbiship of...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Northeastern Local School District has purchased property behind Kenton Ridge High School, with plans to build one of two new preschool-through-12th-grade campuses for the district. Information from the Clark County Auditor’s Office lists the site as a 40-acre property sold for about $360,000. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Archbiship of...
Navistar launches new truck assembled in Springfield
 Navistar has launched a new medium-duty truck built in Springfield that is designed to be used in a variety of industries. The new Class 4, 5 and 6 chassis cab trucks will be aimed at fleet and commercial customers, according to information from the company. Workers in Springfield have long been preparing for the joint venture with GM to...

Posted: 7 days ago

Navistar has launched a new medium-duty truck built in Springfield that is designed to be used in a variety of industries. The new Class 4, 5 and 6 chassis cab trucks will be aimed at fleet and commercial customers, according to information from the company. Workers in Springfield have long been preparing for the joint venture with GM to...