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

Enon pharmacy sold for $2.9M
 An Enon Rite Aid pharmacy store recently sold for about $2.9 million, according to information from the Clark County Auditor’s Office. Property records show a company called Prep Pharmacy Enon LLC purchased the roughly 1.7-acre property on Dayton-Springfield Road in Enon earlier this month. The business is registered in Wilmington,...

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An Enon Rite Aid pharmacy store recently sold for about $2.9 million, according to information from the Clark County Auditor’s Office. Property records show a company called Prep Pharmacy Enon LLC purchased the roughly 1.7-acre property on Dayton-Springfield Road in Enon earlier this month. The business is registered in Wilmington,...
This Urbana coffee shop was honored by the state, and it’s for a very inspiring reason
 An Urbana coffee house that provides jobs for workers with disabilities was recently featured in a program that highlights businesses around the state that are making a difference in their communities. Bobbi Custer started the Spotted Cow, 927. N. Main St. in Urbana, shortly after graduating from Heidelberg University in 2014. She studied...

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An Urbana coffee house that provides jobs for workers with disabilities was recently featured in a program that highlights businesses around the state that are making a difference in their communities. Bobbi Custer started the Spotted Cow, 927. N. Main St. in Urbana, shortly after graduating from Heidelberg University in 2014. She studied...
Should Springfield get its first major housing development since the ’90s? One board says no.
 The Central CEDA Regional Planning Commission recently sided against a zoning change for a proposed housing development in Springfield, but city officials said that doesn’t necessarily mean the project won’t go forward. The Springfield News-Sun previously reported DDC Management is planning a single-family housing development...

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The Central CEDA Regional Planning Commission recently sided against a zoning change for a proposed housing development in Springfield, but city officials said that doesn’t necessarily mean the project won’t go forward. The Springfield News-Sun previously reported DDC Management is planning a single-family housing development...
7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield
 The Clark County Land Bank announced in May its purchase of the 40-acre Upper Valley Mall property in Springfield in an effort to ignite redevelopment. What has been happening at the mall? Here are seven recent business moves: The five-screen movie theater at the mall’s entrance closed in 2017 after being a tenant for nearly five decades...

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The Clark County Land Bank announced in May its purchase of the 40-acre Upper Valley Mall property in Springfield in an effort to ignite redevelopment. What has been happening at the mall? Here are seven recent business moves: The five-screen movie theater at the mall’s entrance closed in 2017 after being a tenant for nearly five decades...
A downtown Springfield company with owner roots back to the 1990s is helping businesses throughout the area
 An information technology firm based in downtown Springfield has steadily grown over the past two years, as local companies increasingly look to farm out IT services instead of performing that work in house. ProStratus officially formed two years ago with just six employees. Now, the firm has about 25 workers and plans to double that figure...

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An information technology firm based in downtown Springfield has steadily grown over the past two years, as local companies increasingly look to farm out IT services instead of performing that work in house. ProStratus officially formed two years ago with just six employees. Now, the firm has about 25 workers and plans to double that figure...
A local historic downtown needs some help, and this new group is making plans
 A new committee formed in Urbana will work with investors and small businesses in an effort to redevelop vacant spaces in the city’s historic downtown. The group, Moving Downtown Forward, hosted its first meeting downtown in the Mike Major Studio on Miami Street. Using Bellefontaine as a partner and model, the organization’s goal...

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A new committee formed in Urbana will work with investors and small businesses in an effort to redevelop vacant spaces in the city’s historic downtown. The group, Moving Downtown Forward, hosted its first meeting downtown in the Mike Major Studio on Miami Street. Using Bellefontaine as a partner and model, the organization’s goal...
Logan County auditor resigns, cites Ohio high court tax ruling
 Logan County’s auditor is resigning at the end of this month, citing a recent decision by the Ohio Supreme Court that he said is part of a “growing systemic inequity” that could impact property owners statewide. Mike Yoder has served as Logan County auditor since 1995, but is stepping down at the end of June. The reason...

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Logan County’s auditor is resigning at the end of this month, citing a recent decision by the Ohio Supreme Court that he said is part of a “growing systemic inequity” that could impact property owners statewide. Mike Yoder has served as Logan County auditor since 1995, but is stepping down at the end of June. The reason...
Unemployment rates tick up in Clark, Champaign Counties
 Unemployment rates crept up in Clark and Champaign Counties last month after previously hitting 17-year lows according to monthly statistics released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Clark County’s unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 percent in April. In Champaign County, the unemployment rate was...

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Unemployment rates crept up in Clark and Champaign Counties last month after previously hitting 17-year lows according to monthly statistics released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Clark County’s unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 percent in April. In Champaign County, the unemployment rate was...
New sub chain opens first and only Ohio restaurant in Springfield
 Jon Smith Subs has more than a dozen stores in Florida, but the chain’s first restaurant in Ohio recently opened in Springfield on Bechtle Avenue. The chain opened a location at 1013 N. Bechtel Ave. with a soft opening last week, said Kristi Loeffler, an assistant manager at the restaurant. The business is located in a shopping center...

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Jon Smith Subs has more than a dozen stores in Florida, but the chain’s first restaurant in Ohio recently opened in Springfield on Bechtle Avenue. The chain opened a location at 1013 N. Bechtel Ave. with a soft opening last week, said Kristi Loeffler, an assistant manager at the restaurant. The business is located in a shopping center...
Clark County judicial candidate outspent primary opponent by thousands
 Katrine Lancaster heavily outspent her opponent in a May primary for juvenile court judge in Clark County Common Pleas Court, according to finance reports filed with the Clark County Board of Elections. Reports filed with the Clark County Board of Elections show Lancaster outspent Robert Vaughn by close to $10,000 in the May Republican race...

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Katrine Lancaster heavily outspent her opponent in a May primary for juvenile court judge in Clark County Common Pleas Court, according to finance reports filed with the Clark County Board of Elections. Reports filed with the Clark County Board of Elections show Lancaster outspent Robert Vaughn by close to $10,000 in the May Republican race...