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Man stuck is rescued in Buck Creek State Park

UPDATE @ 7:12 p.m.: The man stuck in the mud in water up to his waist for nearly two hours has now been rescued. The man, who was not identified, was pulled out of the water. His rescuer, from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Divison of Watercraft, crawled out ...

Bob Hill, right, greets community members before he shared his vision for the Springfield City School District during a final interview for the job as Springfield City School District’s next superintendent in this file photo.

Springfield school district names new superintendent

The Springfield City School District Board of Education has chosen Bob Hill to be the next superintendent of the county’s largest school system and third-largest employer. Hill will oversee the district’s $125 million budget, 950 employees and more than 7,800 students when current Superintendent David Estrop retires at the end ...

Threat closes Springfield-Clark CTC today

UPDATE @ 6:04 p.m.School officials canceled classes Thursday at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center to investigate threats found written on a bathroom wall.The threat was found as students were leaving the campus Wednesday afternoon, said Superintendent Rick Smith.The message did not reveal any sort of explosive device was at the ...

Troopers ID fatal crash victim in Clark County

UPDATE @ 5:14 p.m.: A 64-year-old Springfield man was killed this morning when an SUV turned in front of him on U.S. 68, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. Marion Sanderson was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the highway patrol’s preliminary investigation, Sanderson was driving ...

Woman in Springfield bus driver attack blames driver

UPDATE @ 6:29 p.m.: Shaela Baker, the 19-year-old Springfield resident charged with felony assault of a school bus driver, said she attacked because of the driver’s attitude and impatience.“She had a smart attitude,” Baker told a reporter before her arraignment in Clark County Municipal Court. “She was rushing me to ...

CareFlight called for Springfield construction worker

A construction worker was injured this afternoon on the roof at the former South High School, 700 S. Limestone St.Crews responded about 2:30 p.m.The Springfield Fire/Rescue Division used an aerial truck on the south side of the building to remove the worker from the top of the building. The worker ...

Connor Strobridge

11-year-old boy dies in crash on snowy roads

A Logan County school district is mourning the loss of a fifth-grade student who died in a car crash this week and state troopers believe snowy roads may have been a factor.Connor Strobridge, 11, of Bellefontaine, died after a crash on U.S. 68 near Township Road 219 in Logan County ...

Park trees infested with emerald ash borer cut down

More than 70 trees were cut down at a Bethel Twp. park after they became infested with the emerald ash borer.The trees were cut down at Raynor Park by a logging company. The company cut down the trees for free, but left piles of branches behind. Now the township is ...

Early spring snow not uncommon

Our first spring snow fell on Monday, with some areas in the far northern Miami Valley picking up more than four inches of snow. An accumulating snow is typical for this time of year. In fact, it’s not out of the question that we have snow falling into April. For ...

Honda invests $1M in workforce development

Honda will spend $1 million on a new workforce development program to address a projected skills gap among local workers.The automaker has become increasingly concerned about its workforce as older employees retire and community colleges have told the company it might be difficult to replace them, said Scot McLemore, manager ...

A tow truck takes away a vehicle as part of an investigation into shots fired by a sheriff’s deputy at the Horseshoe Sports Bar and Billiards Friday morning. The rear window of the vehicle was shattered by gunfire.

Deputy shoots man who pointed gun at officers

A man shot by a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy outside a Springfield Twp. bar early Friday is recovering from surgery while the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation has launched an independent probe into the incident.Terrence D. Victoria, 29, of Springfield, was shot at least once in the upper body while ...

Deputies involved in shooting identified

UPDATE@5:45 p.m.: We’ve learned the names of the Clark County Sheriff’s deputies involved in a shooting outside a bar Friday morning that left one man injured. Deputies Christopher Doolin and Nicholas Anderson have both been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting. Sheriff Gene Kelly confirmed ...

State to take over probe into Clark Co. officer-involved shooting

State to take over probe into Clark Co. officer-involved shooting

State to take over probe into Clark Co. officer-involved shooting

Changes to disabilities services draws protest

Parents of people with developmental disabilities and supporters gathered in Springfield today.The protesters were speaking out against changes proposed on the state level that could close programs for people with developmental disabilities in Clark County.

Springfield sues to stop red light camera law

The city of Springfield filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming a new state law restricting red limit cameras is unconstitutional and infringes on its authority. Several cities, including Akron, Toledo and Dayton, have filed similar suits against the state of Ohio. The new law by Gov. John Kasich in December requires ...

Herier appointed to county commission seat

The local Democratic Party on Wednesday appointed attorney David Herier to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Clark County Commissioners.Herier defeated county Democratic Party Chairman Dale Henry in a 28-6 vote by central committee members who met at UAW Local 402, 3671 Urbana Road. He was then sworn ...

 Demolition underway at site of Tri-State Pallet fire

UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. 3/18The razing has begun of the former Tri-State Pallet building, which was destroyed in a fire in January.Heavy equipment is in action at the Monroe Street site.The Tony Smith Demolition Company has been hired to tear down the building.UPDATE @ 5 p.m.: The Tri-State Pallet warehouse ...

Springfield driver indicted in deaths of girl, granddad

A Springfield man has been charged with vehicular homicide five months after a Clark County man and his granddaughter died in a crash.A Clark County grand jury indicted Lewis Chambers, 54, on Monday on multiple charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide, operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or ...

Urbana police release photos in ATM robbery search

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m. 3/17 Police in Urbana released photos of the two persons of interest they are looking for regarding a robbery at an ATM earlier this month. Police said the suspects — 22-year-old Ryan Henry Seibert and 18-year-old Michaela Marie Anderson — may have changed their appearance in ...

Raymond Poe

Man indicted in connection with Springfield homicide

A Springfield man has been indicted on charges of murder in connection with a January stabbing death and police believe more arrests in the case could be coming.A Clark County grand jury indicted Raymond Poe, 31, on two charges of aggravated murder, according to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.James Worley, ...

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