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News in Clark County, Ohio
Hundreds of state boards up for review
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:09:51 -0800
More than 200 state boards and commissions will have to justify their existence to lawmakers starting in January.
State speeds up $53M I-70 widening project in Clark County
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:14:03 -0800
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 state’s Transportation Review Advisory Council on Thursday announced a draft list of its major construction projects that will be paid for ...
Countless crows, droppings rankle Ohio residents
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:03:34 -0800
In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Roger Sherrock talks about the crows that roost around the Clark County Heritage Center every night in downtown Springfield, Ohio and leave their droppings all over the building and the surrounding sidewalks.
Theft suspected at Tecumseh, superintendent on leave
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:42:58 -0800
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 said the thefts may have gone on for months, and deputies and investigators ...
New Carlisle intersection needs $145K in safety improvements
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:10:45 -0800
Ohio 235 intersection needs $145,000 in improvements to reduce congestion, study says.
NYC cops killer has Clark County ties
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:54:59 -0800
A gunman accused of ambushing and killing two New York City police officers before turning the gun on himself Saturday has ties to the area.
Raises debated in $40M Clark County budget
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:12:54 -0800
Clark County commissioners are considering a general fund budget that includes a proposed 10 percent raise for board of elections staff members and a 2 percent pay increase for non-union employees. Commissioners are expected today to again discuss next year’s budget. County Administrator Nathan Kennedy presented commissioners last week with a preview of the projected $40.4 million general fund ...
Homeownership drops during recovery
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:14:21 -0800
Homeownership took a hit in every state in the nation and every county in the Southwest Ohio region in the past decade and in many areas actually accelerated after the Great Recession, a Springfield News-Sun analysis has found. Ohio saw a 3.5 percentage-point drop in its homeownership rate during the nine years between 2005 and 2013, the 10th-largest drop nationwide. Seven out of 10 non-vacant ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:56:00 -0800
In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Roger Sherrock talks about the crows that roost around the Clark County Heritage Center every night in downtown Springfield, Ohio, and leave their droppings all over the building and the surrounding sidewalks.
Clark Co. commissioners agree to support Ohio Chautauqua
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:18:02 -0800
Clark County commissioners recently agreed to provide $2,000 to help promote the Ohio Chautauqua 2015 event in Clifton. The money, however, is contingent on Greene County providing matching funds. Fran Tiburzio, director of the Ohio Humanities Council, said each Ohio Chautauqua host community must pay a $7,500 participation fee to Ohio Humanities. “I think it’s great that the Clark County ...