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Clark County prosecutor reviewing audit findings
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:16:39 -0700

The prosecutor’s office has 120 days to respond to a finding by the state that former Clark County officials illegally spent nearly $25,000 in public money. State auditors have said the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services maintained “off-book” checking and savings accounts reportedly unknown to the county administrator and transferred money from those accounts to a Children’s ...

‘No refusal’ checkpoint in Clark County tonight
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:57 -0700

The Clark County OVI Task Force will conduct the county’s first “no refusal” OVI checkpoint Friday.The checkpoint, operated by law enforcement officers from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Springfield Police and other local departments will be at the intersection of U.

Ohio County Plans 'No Refusal' Blood Test for Drivers
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:36 -0700

Ohio County Plans 'No Refusal' Blood Test for Drivers Ohio County Plans 'No Refusal' Blood Test for Drivers Legal Local Travel Blood Draw Has Been Optimized Clark County, Ohio, is planning a "No Refusal Checkpoint" for all drivers this Friday. Law enforcement is planning to ask a "neutral and detached magistrate" to issue "blood search warrants" for anyone who appears to be impaired, notes ...

Campaign reports show split county commission
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:14 -0700

The divisive relationship between Clark County commissioners is playing out during campaigns before the Nov. 4 general election, according to campaign finance reports released Thursday. The political action committee Citizens for Responsible Clark County Government sent a recent mailer to residents saying incumbent Republican county commissioner Rick Lohnes lied several times during his first ...

Clark County adds jobs, unemployment rate at lowest levels in 13 years
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:17:59 -0700

Clark County added 200 jobs in September and the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since May 2001. The jobless figures reflect an improvement seen across the state, which added about 6,000 jobs last month, said Ben Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio’s biggest gains were in the manufacturing industry, which added 3,600 jobs. “We’re seeing ...

County casino revenue up for quarter, year
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:41 -0700

Clark County has exceeded casino revenue projections for 2014, receiving more than $1.6 million. Clark County Administrator Nathan Kennedy estimated the county would receive about $1.5 million this year. But the county has received about $400,000 each quarter. “Next year, we’ll probably bump up the estimate to $1.6 million… This year is probably a good full year to determine what the revenue is ...

Public Records
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:11:08 -0700

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 14-DR-0808 — Darlene K. Woods, 308 Rosewood Ave., v. Carlton E. Woods Jr., 2880 Caldwell St., complaint for divorce. 14-DR-0809 — Ashlee P. Hill, 3333 Upper Valley Pike, v. Christopher C. Hill, 1727 Highland Ave., complaint for divorce. CURRENT BUSINESS Treasurer of Clark County, Ohio, v. Paul A. Jones, et al., land forfeited to the State of Ohio. Treasurer of Clark ...

Clark County employees’ health care costs to rise
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:48 -0700

Clark County commissioners have agreed on a plan that raises some employee health insurance premiums next year, but the increases could be erased or reduced for those who participate in a wellness program. Commissioners John Detrick, Rick Lohnes and David Hartley support a hybrid plan for 2015 that comes with a wellness program that if used allows single participants to receive free health care ...

OIC trains unemployed for in-demand jobs
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:19 -0700

A $150,000 makeover has turned a once-vacant building on South Yellow Springs Street into a neighborhood hub for unemployed workers to learn in-demand job skills.

Springfield region leading much of state in job recovery
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:13:55 -0700

The Springfield-Dayton region is outperforming much of the state for job growth, especially with recent expansions at Speedway and Dole, according to local economic development leaders. Several industries can also expect significant job growth over the next few years in Springfield, including administrative and support positions, finance, transportation and warehousing, said Jeff Hoagland ...