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

Mercy boosting investments outside of traditional health care
 Mercy rolled out new high-tech medical scrubs for its employees in Springfield earlier this fall as part of an investment with Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc., an Orlando company that received financing from Mercy and a variety of other firms. Over the past year and a half to two years, company officials said Mercy has ramped up its...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Mercy rolled out new high-tech medical scrubs for its employees in Springfield earlier this fall as part of an investment with Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc., an Orlando company that received financing from Mercy and a variety of other firms. Over the past year and a half to two years, company officials said Mercy has ramped up its...
Millions in funding sought for projects in Clark, Champaign counties
 Several entities are making a pitch for capital funding for seven separate projects in Clark and Champaign Counties, including $3 million for improvements along a section of South Limestone Street in Springfield and $4 million for a countywide 911 dispatch system. The Dayton Development Coalition has opened the public comment period for submissions...

Posted: 3 days ago

Several entities are making a pitch for capital funding for seven separate projects in Clark and Champaign Counties, including $3 million for improvements along a section of South Limestone Street in Springfield and $4 million for a countywide 911 dispatch system. The Dayton Development Coalition has opened the public comment period for submissions...
Wage cliff makes higher income a problem for some workers
 A recent study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Economics Center highlighted what it called a hidden trap for many low income workers in Clark County looking to earn higher wages and escape poverty. For some workers, earning higher wages can result in what the researchers called the cliff effect. Even a slight bump in wages...

Posted: 8 days ago

A recent study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Economics Center highlighted what it called a hidden trap for many low income workers in Clark County looking to earn higher wages and escape poverty. For some workers, earning higher wages can result in what the researchers called the cliff effect. Even a slight bump in wages...
Labor study shows Clark County is losing workers to neighbors
 Researchers at the University of Cincinnati provided highlights of two separate studies showing the challenges some low-wage workers face while trying to boost household income, and an analysis of commuter habits in Clark County. Both studies, which were commissioned by the Chamber of Greater Springfield, were recently presented to members...

Posted: 9 days ago

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati provided highlights of two separate studies showing the challenges some low-wage workers face while trying to boost household income, and an analysis of commuter habits in Clark County. Both studies, which were commissioned by the Chamber of Greater Springfield, were recently presented to members...
Food bank raises more than $100k toward becoming independent nonprofit
 The Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties has raised about $120,000 over the past several weeks after announcing a plan to become a locally-operated non-profit, according to official from the agency. The organization provides food for as many as 32,000 people in the region each year, including servicing about 1,100...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties has raised about $120,000 over the past several weeks after announcing a plan to become a locally-operated non-profit, according to official from the agency. The organization provides food for as many as 32,000 people in the region each year, including servicing about 1,100...
U.S. News and World Report names Honda best brand for SUVs
 Honda’s sport utility lineup was named the best SUV brand for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. The award recognized the recently updated 2019 Honda HR-V and 2019 Pilot as well as Honda’s CR-V. The main production site for the vehicle is at Honda’s facility in East Liberty. But workers at the company&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Honda’s sport utility lineup was named the best SUV brand for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. The award recognized the recently updated 2019 Honda HR-V and 2019 Pilot as well as Honda’s CR-V. The main production site for the vehicle is at Honda’s facility in East Liberty. But workers at the company&rsquo...
Clark-Shawnee schools won’t oppose new housing development
 Members of Clark-Shawnee Local School board of education will not object to a plan to use Tax Increment Financing to cover infrastructure costs for a new Springfield housing development, the district’s superintendent said. The project calls for a 53-acre housing development on 37 acres of property south of the Tuttle Road Walmart, along...

Posted: 12 days ago

Members of Clark-Shawnee Local School board of education will not object to a plan to use Tax Increment Financing to cover infrastructure costs for a new Springfield housing development, the district’s superintendent said. The project calls for a 53-acre housing development on 37 acres of property south of the Tuttle Road Walmart, along...
Speedway named race sponsor in multi-year deal
 Hulman and Company announced a multiyear agreement today with Speedway LLC, making the national convenience store chain the Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 2019, according to information from INDYCAR, the governing body of the IndyCar...

Posted: 13 days ago

Hulman and Company announced a multiyear agreement today with Speedway LLC, making the national convenience store chain the Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 2019, according to information from INDYCAR, the governing body of the IndyCar...
Local nonprofits using Giving Tuesday to boost fundraising
 Several area nonprofits are using social media to reach out to potential donors, using the annual Giving Tuesday drive to kick off their annual fundraising seasons. The weeks around Christmas and Thanksgiving are often an key time for local nonprofits because residents are often looking for charitable ways to help local families this time...

Posted: 13 days ago

Several area nonprofits are using social media to reach out to potential donors, using the annual Giving Tuesday drive to kick off their annual fundraising seasons. The weeks around Christmas and Thanksgiving are often an key time for local nonprofits because residents are often looking for charitable ways to help local families this time...
Speedway to add 300 new jobs in Enon
 Speedway will add 300 new jobs at its corporate headquarters in Enon as part of a $48 million expansion, continuing the convenience store chain’s growth into a national brand. The new positions would be full-time corporate and office support jobs created to provide support for a new store that Marathon Petroleum Corp., Speedway&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

Speedway will add 300 new jobs at its corporate headquarters in Enon as part of a $48 million expansion, continuing the convenience store chain’s growth into a national brand. The new positions would be full-time corporate and office support jobs created to provide support for a new store that Marathon Petroleum Corp., Speedway&rsquo...
Speedway will add hundreds of jobs in Clark County with expansion
 Speedway will add as many as 300 new jobs in Clark County as part of an announcement today that the national convenience store chain will expand its corporate headquarters in Enon with a $48 million project. The News-Sun previously reported the Clark County commissioners approved a 100-percent, 15-year tax abatement to encourage Speedway...

Posted: 14 days ago

Speedway will add as many as 300 new jobs in Clark County as part of an announcement today that the national convenience store chain will expand its corporate headquarters in Enon with a $48 million project. The News-Sun previously reported the Clark County commissioners approved a 100-percent, 15-year tax abatement to encourage Speedway...