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Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 9:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Thirteen companies are in the running for two coveted spots to open medical marijuana shops in the Springfield area.
The temporary ban of pot-related businesses in Springfield expired in September. Since then, interest has grown among the industry to set up medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Most of the applications in the three-county region, which includes Clark, Champaign and Union counties, are in Clark County — eight in Springfield and the rest across the county. Those 13 companies will compete with two potential sites in Union County and another in Champaign County for the two available slots.
The city’s zoning director, Stephen Thompson, said it’s “a positive thing” if there’s a market for a medical marijuana dispensary in Clark County. But he said the number of applications surprised him.
What do Springfield residents think about the medical pot interest in their community?
Patti Neff: “I think it should be here. Oh yeah. … As far as I’m concerned, it’s a great medicine and if you can make money off it, why not?”
Monica Beavers: “I have mixed feelings about it, to be honest. There are some people who need it.”
John Strong: “As long as it’s controlled like it’s supposed to be. … Sounds like greed more than anything, people trying to get on the bandwagon.”
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 2:07 AM
MIDDLETOWN — There will be extra police presence today at Middletown High School after a threat was made on social media.
Three middle school students have been detained for a video posted to Snapchat that threatened violence against the high school, according to a post on the Middletown City Schools Facebook page.
Any student absences will be excused, according to the post.
Details of the threatening post on social media have not been made public.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
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Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:25 AM
OHIO — UPDATE @ 12:26 a.m. (April 26): The Amber Alert has ended. Authorities located and arrested Neil Perin in Cleveland, near Shaker Square. His three children have been found safe.
UPDATE @ 9:49 p.m. (April 25)
An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute.
According to Athens police, the incident took place at a home in the 100 block of East State Street, where the children live.
If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence.
They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892.
The children are:
* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old. She is 3 foot 6, 44 pounds, is a blonde and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue top and purple skirt with blue pants
* Olive Perin, 2 years old. She is 2 foot, 24 pounds, has brown hair and eyes.
* Henry Perin, 6 months and 1 pounds, is blond and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a onesie with a hoodie. The color is not known.
They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Man apparently strangled in jail cell
If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313.
You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 9-1-1 to be transferred directly to the investigating agency or to hear the alert information.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — After some morning fog, expect lots of sunshine and milder temperatures topping out in the middle 60s.
Friday will start with sunshine but clouds will increase late.
There is a chance for a passing shower in the evening or at night. Temperatures will reach into the middle 60s.