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News in Clark County, Ohio
Some Clark County polling sites not compliant with disability laws
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0700
The Clark County Board of Elections may move multiple poll locations after the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office discovered that several failed to meet accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.
Teen births surge after summer breaks
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:00:00 -0700
The Clark County Combined Health District, concerned over high local teen-birth rates, was rejected this month in its request to provide condoms in the Clark County Fair barns.
Springfield resident crowned Clark County Fair Queen
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:20:41 -0700
Lauren Nichols, a Springfield resident, was crowned Clark County Fair Queen during the county fair Sunday afternoon.
New bill looks to curb OVI repeats
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:26:40 -0700
A proposed bill in the Ohio statehouse would change the requirements of convicted first-time OVI offenders, making ignition interlock devices mandatory in their vehicles after their first offense. One Clark County driver, Robert Wender, 26, of Springfield, thinks the penalty proposed in House Bill 496 is harsh for just one offense. “I understand there’s punishment, but I believe that the ...
Garden to move to Snyder Park
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:22:10 -0700
The Ohio State University Extension Office and the Master Gardeners of Clark County are planning to move their horticulture education gardens from Gateway Boulevard to a five-acre site at the former Snyder Park Golf Course. The organization will begin preparing land for gardens next spring and will be storing gardening equipment inside one of the National Trail Parks and Recreation District’s ...
Construction road closures and detours
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:25 -0700
Be alert to an overnight closing on U.S. 35 eastbound at Interstate 75 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.
Report shows tourism contributes $368 million to Clark County
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:31:05 -0700
An Oxford Economics report released this month shows tourism contributes about $368 million per year to Clark County’s economy, a roughly 13 percent increase compared to just two years ago. The report also shows that tourism helps support close to 4,300 local jobs, and provides about $47 million in taxes annually to the Clark County region. State experts said the numbers are part of a larger ...
Heroin found in New Carlisle drug bust, three men arrested
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:28:05 -0700
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers arrested three men on charges of trafficking in heroin Wednesday morning, in what the sheriff is calling a state-wide epidemic. “Heroin is a highly addictive drug and it is readily available in every neighborhood throughout the state of Ohio,” Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said. The sheriff’s office, assisted by the multi ...
‘This is what I do’: Clark County 4-H’er ages out of program, eyes future
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:29:41 -0700
Tim and Brandi Giltmer said the relatively cool temperatures have made this year’s Clark County 4-H Fair much more enjoyable. “It’s a lot less stress,” Tim Giltmer said Thursday of the mild weather. “We even turned the fans off in the last few days.”
Clark County Museum digs for, preserves local artifacts
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:39:24 -0700
After a day of digging holes about a couple feet deep, members of the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society finally struck gold — or glass, that is. The group was looking for interesting artifacts at the back of the Thomas Jefferson Howard House that will soon be the new home for the Clark County Museum, set to open Nov. 1.