The National Trail Parks and Recreation District Board in Clark County will meet Saturday morning to decide whether or not to close one of the city's historic public golf courses. Springfield's 93-year-old Snyder Park Golf Course might be shut down due to budget cuts.
Like many other publicly funded golf courses in the Miami Valley area, Springfield's three municipally owned courses all brought in less revenue than what was paid to operate them with taxpayer's money. Parks Director Leann Castillo says the financial outlook isn't good for the city-owned courses.
A proposed state-of-the-art $2.5 million recycling center and solid waste transfer station that would be located on Springfield's south side has been met with resistance from many of the residents in that area. The facility would be built on a 10 acre property near the UPS building on West Leffel Lane and would create nearly 15 full-time jobs.
Wittenberg professor Sarah Fortner and Springfield Stormwater Coordinator Sky Schelle, are working with students to develop rain gardens in the city and on campus.
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Wittenberg geology students and the city of Springfield have paired up to reduce pollution in area rivers and streams. The partnership is expected to save the city money and serve as a learning experience for students.
Buck Creek cuts through the middle of Springfield. Trees line the banks and in the warmer months, kayaking and other activities are common recreation. But there’s a problem. During heavy rains, the sewage system gets overwhelmed.
Black Friday is known for crowded malls and long lines outside of big retail stores. But with more people strapped for cash these days, pawn shops are becoming a holiday shopping destination.
It's not your parent's pawnshop anymore, according to Larry Beloff, the president of Max's Jewelers and Loan Company in Springfield. He says with new shows on reality TV, like Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn, these shops have taken on new appeal.
The train exhibit is among the most popular the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Upper Valley Mall location.
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The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's satellite operation in Springfield's Upper Valley Mall is up and running in a new, larger space. Mall officials are hoping the museum will lead to an economic revival.
Youngsters, Riley and Ben, are at the new Boonshoft Museum, admiring a popular exhibit with the sounds of whistles and bright lights glaring around them. Their grandmother, Joe Johnson, likes the fact that the new museum is at the Upper Valley mall, because she lives in Clark County.