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

Springfield’s biggest employer to merge with East Coast health system
 Mercy Health, which operates the Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health-Urbana Hospital in Champaign County, will merge with Bon Secours Health System, a Catholic health ministry serving residents across the East Coast. Mercy Health, headquartered in Cincinnati, is the largest employer in Springfield. It’s the largest...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Mercy Health, which operates the Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health-Urbana Hospital in Champaign County, will merge with Bon Secours Health System, a Catholic health ministry serving residents across the East Coast. Mercy Health, headquartered in Cincinnati, is the largest employer in Springfield. It’s the largest...
Champaign County officials push forward plan to build new hotel
 Champaign County economic development leaders will push ahead with a proposal that could lead to a new hotel in Urbana as early as next year. A recent review conducted by a Wisconsin-based consultant showed there’s enough demand in Urbana that it would be feasible to build a new hotel with at least 70 to 80 rooms and meeting space,...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Champaign County economic development leaders will push ahead with a proposal that could lead to a new hotel in Urbana as early as next year. A recent review conducted by a Wisconsin-based consultant showed there’s enough demand in Urbana that it would be feasible to build a new hotel with at least 70 to 80 rooms and meeting space,...
Construction to start on $223M Springfield plant, hiring 400
 Silfex, a company that has pledged to invest $223 million to expand to Springfield, is ramping up hiring and will soon begin construction. The company, based in Eaton, has pledged to create about 400 jobs in Springfield over the next several years. On Tuesday, company officials hosted a project preview and open house at their new property...

Posted: a day ago

Silfex, a company that has pledged to invest $223 million to expand to Springfield, is ramping up hiring and will soon begin construction. The company, based in Eaton, has pledged to create about 400 jobs in Springfield over the next several years. On Tuesday, company officials hosted a project preview and open house at their new property...
Big spikes in construction last year in Springfield, Champaign County
 The value of commercial building permits ballooned more than $50 million in Champaign County last year compared to 2016, and the city of Springfield also saw a spike due to large projects like Topre and investments at Wittenberg University. The value of commercial permits is one signal of the amount of investment in the region, local leaders...

Posted: 2 days ago

The value of commercial building permits ballooned more than $50 million in Champaign County last year compared to 2016, and the city of Springfield also saw a spike due to large projects like Topre and investments at Wittenberg University. The value of commercial permits is one signal of the amount of investment in the region, local leaders...
Springfield nursing home cited 31 times on health inspections
 A Springfield nursing facility accused of allowing a patient to overdose after accessing unsecured narcotics has a much higher number of health citations than the state average — a total of 31, according to a federal website. Eaglewood Care center also received a statement of deficiency from the Ohio Department of Health after a patient...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springfield nursing facility accused of allowing a patient to overdose after accessing unsecured narcotics has a much higher number of health citations than the state average — a total of 31, according to a federal website. Eaglewood Care center also received a statement of deficiency from the Ohio Department of Health after a patient...
Low-cost airline adds flights an hour from Springfield to 7 cities
 Spirit Airline, a low-cost carrier, has added new nonstop flights just an hour from Springfield to five cities and plans additional service to New Orleans and Myrtle Beach in late March. Spirit added flights from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and Fort Myers in Florida and Las...

Posted: 2 days ago

Spirit Airline, a low-cost carrier, has added new nonstop flights just an hour from Springfield to five cities and plans additional service to New Orleans and Myrtle Beach in late March. Spirit added flights from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and Fort Myers in Florida and Las...
Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills
 Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by this news organization. The Ohio Department of Health filed a statement of deficiencies for Eaglewood Care Center, 200 Villa Road in Springfield, after the alleged incident. Two Eaglewood...

Posted: 5 days ago

Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by this news organization. The Ohio Department of Health filed a statement of deficiencies for Eaglewood Care Center, 200 Villa Road in Springfield, after the alleged incident. Two Eaglewood...
Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills
 Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. The Ohio Department of Health filed a statement of deficiencies for Eaglewood Care Center, 2000 Villa Road in Springfield, after the alleged incident that occurred...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. The Ohio Department of Health filed a statement of deficiencies for Eaglewood Care Center, 2000 Villa Road in Springfield, after the alleged incident that occurred...
Champaign County wind farm challenges residents’ right to fight project
 Developers of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County have challenged the ability of a group of local residents to intervene in its legal case, arguing they live outside the project’s footprint and wouldn’t be affected by the wind turbines. The wind farm, which initially included plans to build about 100 turbines across six townships...

Posted: 6 days ago

Developers of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County have challenged the ability of a group of local residents to intervene in its legal case, arguing they live outside the project’s footprint and wouldn’t be affected by the wind turbines. The wind farm, which initially included plans to build about 100 turbines across six townships...
Springfield man accused of selling drugs from home with 2 children
 Two people were arrested and charged with endangering children after deputies raided their Springfield home and allegedly recovered drugs and a loaded handgun. MORE: 
            
               
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Posted: 6 days ago

Two people were arrested and charged with endangering children after deputies raided their Springfield home and allegedly recovered drugs and a loaded handgun. MORE: DeWine: Be wary of online love scams this Valentine’s Day RELATED: Springfield man accused of...
Upward purchases Dayton-area graphics firm
 Upward Brand Interactions, a marketing company with Springfield roots, acquired a Miamisburg graphics firm that will allow the combined company to provide additional services. Upward purchased Graphica, a brand design firm based in Miamisburg. The combined companies will have about 70 employees, said John Fimiani, a partner at Upward. He...

Posted: 7 days ago

Upward Brand Interactions, a marketing company with Springfield roots, acquired a Miamisburg graphics firm that will allow the combined company to provide additional services. Upward purchased Graphica, a brand design firm based in Miamisburg. The combined companies will have about 70 employees, said John Fimiani, a partner at Upward. He...