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Misunderstanding may have led to robbery call

German Twp. police and Clark County Sheriff’s deputies were called tonight to a fast-foot restaurant after a report of a possible robbery attempt.Around 6:15 p.m. a customer reportedly made a motion of a gun with his finger in what was construed to be an attempt to get money from a ...

Former city council member accused of sexually assaulting child

A former Sidney city council member has been accused of sexually assaulting a then 7-year-old child at Indian Lake nearly six years ago. Patrick Eshemann was living in California and was arrested in early December on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition after a Logan County grand jury issued ...

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Facebook post helps ID suspected thief

A man accused of stealing jewelry from the Macy’s store in Springfield has been caught thanks to help from a Facebook post put up by the German Twp. Police Department. Matthew G. Chaffin was identified through calls into the police department after they posted a Facebook message with surveillance pictures ...

Brandy Davis is still being sought by police in Columbus after she was accused of taking her 3-year-old son. She is the non-custodial parent, according to police. (Courtesy: Columbus police)

Columbus child found safe; AMBER Alert canceled

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.: The 3-year-old child who was the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert has been found safe, but the non-custodial mother is on the run, Columbus police said.The alert was canceled minutes ago.A police officer with the police department’s AMBER Alert hotline said the mother, 22-year-old Brandy ...

Clark Co. Prosecutor: Impossible to predict who may turn violent

The 28-year-old Brooklyn man accused of shooting two New York City police officers this weekend had been arrested at least three times in a span of just a few months in 2009 in Ohio — in Clark, Warren and Cuyahoga counties.In each instance Ismaaiyl Brinsley had short stays in jail ...

Ismaaiyl Brinsley mugshot from an arrest in Springfield in 2009

NYC cops killer arrested twice in Springfield

The man accused of killing two New York City police officers in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon was arrested twice five years ago in Springfield. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, allegedly shot two officers, Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos, while they sat in their patrol car shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bedford-Stuyvesant ...

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Tecumseh has lengthy closed session after superintendent put on leave

Tecumseh Local School board of education members met for nearly four hours Saturday in executive session to discuss personnel matters, but said they took no action. Board members declined to discuss the specifics of the meeting Saturday and no additional special meetings are currently scheduled. Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin was ...

Theft suspected at Tecumseh, superintendent on leave

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possible theft of thousands of dollars from Tecumseh Local Schools, just a day after the district announced it had placed the superintendent on paid administrative leave.Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly wouldn’t release a total amount of money that may be missing but ...

Theft may be linked to Tecumseh superintendent probe

UPDATE @ 1 p.m. Dec. 19: The Clark County Sheriff’s office is investigating a possible theft at Tecumseh Local School District, which appears to be linked to the superintendent being placed on paid administrative leave. A report released Friday says Assistant Superintendent Paula Crew contacted the sheriff’s office about the ...

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is shown around the new $35 million Honda Heritage Center in Marysville by the Honda of America Chief Operating Officer Tom Shoupe. The facility has a museum highlighting the history of the company in North American and a training areas for its associates. Brian Bondus/Staff

Honda opens $35M training facility, museum

Honda has completed a $35 million expansion to its Marysville plant that includes research and training facilities for technicians across North America. It’s called the Honda Heritage Center and also includes a museum highlighting the history of Honda in North America that will open to the public in January. The ...

Ohio Department of Transportation officials said recently they expect to open I-70 between Enon and 68 to three lanes for the winter months. It could open before Thanksgiving. Bill Lackey/Staff

State speeds up $53M I-70 widening project in Clark County

A $53 million construction project to widen the remaining portion of Interstate 70 in Clark County may be funded in fiscal year 2020. The project — to add a third lane in both directions on I-70 from U.S. 68 to Ohio 72 — had once been delayed until 2036. The ...

No one was injured in this school bus-car collision at East Liberty Street and South Fountain Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 17, 2014, Springfield police said. (Bill Lackey/Staff)

None hurt in school bus-car collision

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.A school bus driver apparently failed to yield to traffic and was hit by a car at East Liberty Street and South Fountain Avenue, Springfield police said.There were 10 students from Springfield Academy of Excellence on the bus operated by First Student bus company. The bus driver ...

Kele Stanley(Photo by Jim Noelker/Staff)

Charges dropped against Springfield drone pilot

Charges have been dropped against a Springfield man arrested for flying his drone over a traffic accident this spring, putting a spotlight on the lack of laws and education available for residents and law enforcement to deal with unmanned aerial vehicles. “We were kind of dealing with a unique situation ...

Crews are investigating a vacant house fire in the 200 block of East Northern Avenue in Springfield on Dec. 17. Firefighters have not yet ruled this fire as suspicious. AARON SARTOR / STAFF

House vacant for 7 years burns in Springfield

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.:Springfield Fire crews are investigation what caused a vacant home to catch fire overnight.Crews were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. on a reported structure fire in the 200 block of East Northern Avenue in Springfield Wednesday. Firefighters found the vacant home with heavy flames coming from the first ...

Springfield man gets 9 years for crash that killed 3 people

A Springfield man will spend nine years in prison for his role in a fiery crash that killed three people.Zachary Fife, 24, was the driver of a vehicle that crashed head-on into another car in September 2013 on Old Columbus Road. Fife’s vehicle went over a double-yellow line to pass ...

David Cook

Felonious assault with beer bottle reported

A man is facing charges for allegedly using a beer bottle in a felonious assault.David Cook, 63, 522 W. Liberty St., was arrested Monday morning by Springfield police after a woman reported Cook broke a glass beer bottle across her face, causing several cuts on her face, according to a ...

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Son in car when mom arrested with drugs

A woman was arrested Monday morning on charges of child endangering and possession of drugs.Ashley Cason, 24, 1710 N. Sweetbriar Lane, is facing charges of child endangering, possession of a drug abuse instrument, possession of drugs and receiving stolen property after Springfield police conducted a traffic stop on a reported ...

Demolition begins on Crowell-Collier site in downtown Springfield

Demolition started Friday on part of the massive Crowell-Collier complex in downtown Springfield, part of a more than 15-year effort to make the aging building safer.Three of the complex’s 11 buildings will be torn down by owner Mosier Industrial Services as part a court order. Work began Friday on a ...

Warming trend to follow new weather pattern

The jet stream has been responsible for the chilly and gloomy weather the past several days, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek said. A shift in this upper level pattern has allowed high pressure to build into the area, bringing sunny skies. A “ridge” in the jet stream, as it ...

Jet crash victim’s parents nervous about flight

UPDATE @ 11 p.m.: Lloyd Hartman, the father of Wright State grad David Hartman, said he and David’s mother were nervous about a flight his son talked about a month ago. That flight turned out to be the one that crashed this week in Gaithersburg, Md., killing David Hartman and ...

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