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Kelly Mori

Kelly Mori joined the Springfield News-Sun in 2004 as the health and higher education reporter. She covers Wittenberg, Cedarville and Urbana universities and Clark State Community College along with health-related news and issues. 

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Broken water pipe forces Northeastern High School to close early

4:09 PM Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

HARMONY TWP. — A broken underground water pipe sent Northeastern High School students home at 10 a.m. Thursday and caused officials to cancel preschool and kindergarten classes that are held in the building, located at 1414 Bowman Road. School officials noticed water pressure problems shortly after the students arrived, said Cheryl...
Longtime restaurant building to be razed

11:48 PM Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Dorothy Young said it was hard for her when she and her husband closed Stocksdales restaurant in 1994. She said it will be even harder to see the building torn down this month. Young and her husband, Carl, leased the former restaurant building at 1205 W. North St. to Joe’s U.S. 40 Grill, which shut its doors last...
Christian bookstore fills four-year retail void at Upper Valley Mall

12:36 AM Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — John Evans intended to open a store in the Upper Valley Mall this year. Instead, he’s opening two. Evans, of Christian Armory LLC, has opened Christian Armory Bookstore near Sears. In February, he will open a nonreligious-based bookstore near JC Penney. Opening a second store “wasn’t on my mind at the...
Cousin Vinny’s Pizza chain opens first of two Springfield-area stores

1:43 AM Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Business partners Rick Allen and Mo Rashad want Cousin Vinny‘s Pizza to be the next major pizza chain. And they’re not wasting any time. In December, the partners opened their first Springfield location, their ninth store so far. By the end of 2011 they plan to open at least six more in Miami Valley area. The...
Homeless shelter relocating

3:09 AM Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Interfaith Hospitality Network will move its Springfield overflow homeless shelter to the Salvation Army gymnasium, 15 S. Plum St., the two agencies announced Friday. The new shelter will start taking people Monday night. The current overflow shelter, located at 440 W. High St., is unable to accommodate the increasing...
Officers in pursuit of stolen vehicle

10:38 PM Sunday, Jan. 09, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Law enforcement officials were in pursuit of a reported stolen vehicle heading south out of Springfield and west toward Huber Heights around 5 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle, reported stolen from Greene County, had been identified as possibly involved in a vehicle break-in at Meijer on Hillcrest Avenue. Springfield Police began...
Local company stocks ended 2010 on the rise

1:29 AM Sunday, Jan. 09, 2011

The weak dollar, pent up demand for vehicles and a new four-year labor contract likely helped Navistar stocks end the 4th quarter with double digit gains as it and several other locally-owned companies enjoyed a strong end to 2010. A number of local companies saw double-digit percentage increases in the price of their stock during the 4th...
Tax changes delays filing for many

2:52 AM Thursday, Jan. 06, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Taxpayers who itemize deductions or expect to take advantage of other recently passed tax breaks will have to wait until at least mid-February to file their returns, the IRS announced this week. Changes in the tax laws enacted by Congress and signed by the President Obama in late December gave insufficient time for the...
Commerce Point flooded

11:25 PM Monday, Jan. 03, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — A broken water pipe turned the atrium of Commerce Point, 20 S. Limestone St., into a reflecting pool Saturday after gallons of water poured into the building while employees were off for the holidays. On Monday, baseboards were still off the walls, desks and filing cabinets in the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce...
Mershon’s marks 30 years

4:18 AM Sunday, Jan. 02, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — The first time Dan Mershon owned a Corvette was nearly his last time. A high school student at the time, Mershon immediately wrecked the car, and his parents told him to find something more sensible to drive. “So I traded for a Volkswagen,” the owner of Mershon’s World of Cars said, laughing at the memory...
Industrial parks brighten 2011 local business prospects

10:01 PM Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

SPRINGFIELD — Parks, both industrial and traditional, will be a focal point for economic development in 2011, paving the way for new business development and current business expansion. Groundbreaking for the 211-acre Prime Ohio II Industrial Park, located on Ohio 41, just east of I-70, is slated for this spring and by the end of the...