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Veterans Memorial Park, Honor Flight to benefit from student donations
 Students at Springfield – Clark Career Technology Center made a sizable contribution to area veteran’s groups. The welding class donated $1,000 of money it earned from the recent Welding Rodeo. It is an annual contest that showcases juniors’ and seniors’ skills to weld unique structures from scrap metal. The class...

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Students at Springfield – Clark Career Technology Center made a sizable contribution to area veteran’s groups. The welding class donated $1,000 of money it earned from the recent Welding Rodeo. It is an annual contest that showcases juniors’ and seniors’ skills to weld unique structures from scrap metal. The class...
Springfield mail carriers reminded of potential dangers on routes
 Local mail carriers learned how to protect themselves from harm during safety training provided at Springfield Post Office. RELATED : Man threatens Springfield post office with - Springfield News-Sun The training, this week, focuses on teaching carriers how to be safe on their routes by making them aware of potential dangers such as unsafe...

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Local mail carriers learned how to protect themselves from harm during safety training provided at Springfield Post Office. RELATED : Man threatens Springfield post office with - Springfield News-Sun The training, this week, focuses on teaching carriers how to be safe on their routes by making them aware of potential dangers such as unsafe...
King of small African nation applauds ties to Springfield
 The King of Lesotho was given a key to the city to celebrate the partnership between Springfield and his small African nation. King Letsie III of Lesotho was given the honor Monday at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly meeting by city of Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. The royal family was in town for a weekend of events including...

Posted: 6 days ago

The King of Lesotho was given a key to the city to celebrate the partnership between Springfield and his small African nation. King Letsie III of Lesotho was given the honor Monday at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly meeting by city of Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. The royal family was in town for a weekend of events including...
Springfield counseling center offers aid after traumatic events
 Ohio has created a network for treating crime victims to help them deal with the aftermath of traumatic events. Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded “$2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims,” according to a news...

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Ohio has created a network for treating crime victims to help them deal with the aftermath of traumatic events. Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded “$2.6 million in grants to create five Trauma Recovery Centers in Ohio that will provide crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims,” according to a news...
Multiple Clark County school bus crashes raise awareness on safety, cost
 Two crashes involving school buses this week have caused officials to ask for raised awareness about driving near buses and led to work to get those vehicles back into service for the districts. On Wednesday, a Northeastern Local School District bus was one of two vehicles involved in an afternoon crash on U.S. 40 near Interstate 70 in Harmony...

Posted: 7 days ago

Two crashes involving school buses this week have caused officials to ask for raised awareness about driving near buses and led to work to get those vehicles back into service for the districts. On Wednesday, a Northeastern Local School District bus was one of two vehicles involved in an afternoon crash on U.S. 40 near Interstate 70 in Harmony...
Springfield man representing self in trial sentenced to prison
 Ramon Boyce was sentenced to 70 years in prison during his sentencing Tuesday morning. UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (May 11): Ramon Boyce has been convicted on all charges that could send him to prison for 67 years.  A Clark County Common Pleas jury returned its verdict before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The panel had been deliberating since about 2 p.m...

Posted: 9 days ago

Ramon Boyce was sentenced to 70 years in prison during his sentencing Tuesday morning. UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (May 11): Ramon Boyce has been convicted on all charges that could send him to prison for 67 years.  A Clark County Common Pleas jury returned its verdict before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The panel had been deliberating since about 2 p.m...
Local farmers like him are finally back in the fields. The looming concern? China.
 Better weather has allowed Ohio farmers to get back into the fields after a slow start to the season, but concerns about China loom as work continues. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add tariffs to Chinese steel and aluminum imported into the country. RELATED...

Posted: 10 days ago

Better weather has allowed Ohio farmers to get back into the fields after a slow start to the season, but concerns about China loom as work continues. China has threatened tariffs on various exported U.S. products following the Trump administration’s decision to add tariffs to Chinese steel and aluminum imported into the country. RELATED...
These Springfield groups are making new houses available for those who need them most
 Several community groups are working together to make housing more affordable in Springfield for low-income families. The Clark County Fuller Center for Housing and the Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield have combined resources to make homes accessible in an urban environment, said Tina Koumoutsos, executive director...

Posted: 12 days ago

Several community groups are working together to make housing more affordable in Springfield for low-income families. The Clark County Fuller Center for Housing and the Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield have combined resources to make homes accessible in an urban environment, said Tina Koumoutsos, executive director...
After a man called 911 for groceries, police are reminding the public about proper use
 A Springfield man is accused of abusing the 911 emergency dispatch system with unnecessary calls, which has caused city officials to stress the importance of saving such calls for emergencies and reminding residents there are non-emergency communication channels. William Donahue, 62, has been charged with one count of Improper Use of 911...

Posted: 16 days ago

A Springfield man is accused of abusing the 911 emergency dispatch system with unnecessary calls, which has caused city officials to stress the importance of saving such calls for emergencies and reminding residents there are non-emergency communication channels. William Donahue, 62, has been charged with one count of Improper Use of 911...
Missing in Springfield: Search for woman brings memories of 3 open Clark County cases
 Investigators in the region are digging to search for the body of a missing woman, and the effort evokes memories of three women still missing from Springfield. Here’s information on those cases: Amber Whitmer was last seen by her mother, Karen Whitmer, in May 2016. She usually would check in at least once every three months, Karen...

Posted: 17 days ago

Investigators in the region are digging to search for the body of a missing woman, and the effort evokes memories of three women still missing from Springfield. Here’s information on those cases: Amber Whitmer was last seen by her mother, Karen Whitmer, in May 2016. She usually would check in at least once every three months, Karen...
Clark State is changing how Springfield’s police officers are trained in a new partnership
 A Clark County school has a new partnership with Springfield police to train future officers in the area. Clark State Community College and the Springfield police entered into a memorandum of understanding recently to make the school the primary training ground for the department’s officers. The agreement will also allow the school...

Posted: 19 days ago

A Clark County school has a new partnership with Springfield police to train future officers in the area. Clark State Community College and the Springfield police entered into a memorandum of understanding recently to make the school the primary training ground for the department’s officers. The agreement will also allow the school...
Springfield man sentenced in double murder case
 A Springfield man convicted of killing two people was sentenced to two consecutive 15-years-to-life sentences today. Kyle Bonaparte, 21, was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court by judge Richard O’Neill after he was convicted of two counts of murder. MORE: Verdict reached in Springfield double murder trial Bonaparte was accused...

Posted: 20 days ago

A Springfield man convicted of killing two people was sentenced to two consecutive 15-years-to-life sentences today. Kyle Bonaparte, 21, was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court by judge Richard O’Neill after he was convicted of two counts of murder. MORE: Verdict reached in Springfield double murder trial Bonaparte was accused...
He saved a kitten being abused in Springfield. Now, his family has a loving new pet.
 Benjamin Cantrell saw a kitten being abused, and he wanted to do something about it. Police began their investigation on Sunday when they were called to a home on the 100 block of Cottage Place in Springfield. Two witnesses said they were visiting family when they saw a group of people hanging out behind the house. Then they saw a kitten...

Posted: 23 days ago

Benjamin Cantrell saw a kitten being abused, and he wanted to do something about it. Police began their investigation on Sunday when they were called to a home on the 100 block of Cottage Place in Springfield. Two witnesses said they were visiting family when they saw a group of people hanging out behind the house. Then they saw a kitten...
Kenton Ridge teacher pleads guilty to 2016 fatal hit-and-run charges
 A Springfield woman pleaded guilty to two charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run. Kristine Baggs is accused of hitting Lawrence “Larry” Mason, 45, of Medway, with a vehicle and fleeing the scene in September 2016. Baggs pleaded guilty to failure to stop after an accident, which...

Posted: 23 days ago

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty to two charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run. Kristine Baggs is accused of hitting Lawrence “Larry” Mason, 45, of Medway, with a vehicle and fleeing the scene in September 2016. Baggs pleaded guilty to failure to stop after an accident, which...
Alleged racial incidents lead to mandatory training for township employees
 German Twp. is poised to host mandatory sensitivity training for all employees after two racial incidents involving firefighters. One of those firefighters, Kyle Artis, was indicted this week on three counts of ethnic intimidation after allegedly using a slur to tree trimmers outside his home. Artis is on paid administrative leave. Two days...

Posted: 25 days ago

German Twp. is poised to host mandatory sensitivity training for all employees after two racial incidents involving firefighters. One of those firefighters, Kyle Artis, was indicted this week on three counts of ethnic intimidation after allegedly using a slur to tree trimmers outside his home. Artis is on paid administrative leave. Two days...
Local coffee shop holding fundraiser to help firefighter with medical bills
 A local business is working to raise funds this week for a member of the Springfield fire department to assist in medical bills. Visitors to Winans Chocolates & Coffees, 32 N Fountain Ave., late this week could see a sign by the tip jar that read, “All employee tips received between April 19 and 22 will be donated to benefit City...

4:12 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

A local business is working to raise funds this week for a member of the Springfield fire department to assist in medical bills. Visitors to Winans Chocolates & Coffees, 32 N Fountain Ave., late this week could see a sign by the tip jar that read, “All employee tips received between April 19 and 22 will be donated to benefit City...
What a judge ordered after a Greenon student admitted to crashing off road, killing fellow student
 Andrew Scott was ordered to pay a fine and other undergo other punishments this morning after admitting to a charge of vehicular manslaughter in Clark County Juvenile Court. A judge ordered Scott to pay a max fine of $200 and court costs, be placed on indefinite probation, undergo a license suspension of six months, take a driving course...

3:38 PM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

Andrew Scott was ordered to pay a fine and other undergo other punishments this morning after admitting to a charge of vehicular manslaughter in Clark County Juvenile Court. A judge ordered Scott to pay a max fine of $200 and court costs, be placed on indefinite probation, undergo a license suspension of six months, take a driving course...
This smashed car crashed into a Springfield house. Here’s what happened next.
 The Ohio State Highway Patrol was searching Wednesday for a man who crashed a car into a house early that morning. The crash happened around 2:36 a.m. in the area of East Southern Avenue and Delta Road, according to a preliminary crash report by the state patrol. RELATED : Police: Couple gets in argument, man hits another man with hammer...

2:04 PM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was searching Wednesday for a man who crashed a car into a house early that morning. The crash happened around 2:36 a.m. in the area of East Southern Avenue and Delta Road, according to a preliminary crash report by the state patrol. RELATED : Police: Couple gets in argument, man hits another man with hammer...
Car crashes into Springfield home while fleeing police, suspect still at large
 The Ohio State Highway Patrol is actively looking for a man who crashed a car in a Springfield home. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A patrolman was attempting to make a traffic stop on a Buick Century when it fled the area. The patrolmen lost sight of the car. He was later flagged down by a homeowner in the area of East...

3:29 PM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is actively looking for a man who crashed a car in a Springfield home. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A patrolman was attempting to make a traffic stop on a Buick Century when it fled the area. The patrolmen lost sight of the car. He was later flagged down by a homeowner in the area of East...
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