Springfield News Sun http://wyso.org en Clark State Hopes For Arts Center Upgrade http://wyso.org/post/clark-state-hopes-arts-center-upgrade <p>A community college in southwest Ohio is asking the state for $500,000 to make over its 20-year-old performing arts center.</p><p>Officials at Clark State Community College in Springfield say the downtown building needs a new roof and upgrades to the heating and air conditioning systems.</p><p>Clark State says the performing arts center has drawn over 1.5 million people in the last 20 years.</p><p>The Springfield News-Sun reports that local officials say the performing arts center has been vital to the city's downtown.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Springfield News Sun 44104 at http://wyso.org Opponents of Wind Farm Challenge State Approval http://wyso.org/post/opponents-wind-farm-challenge-state-approval <p>Opponents of a multimillion dollar wind project that would build at least 52 wind turbines in southwest Ohio are challenging a state board's approval of the project's next phase.</p><p>The Ohio Power Siting Board voted this week to allow the second phase of the Buckeye Wind Project. The Springfield News-Sun reports that opponents living near the proposed project want that decision reviewed.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Springfield News Sun 34141 at http://wyso.org Funeral Set for Ohioan Killed in Theater Massacre http://wyso.org/post/funeral-set-ohioan-killed-theater-massacre <p>A native of Springfield killed in the Colorado theater massacre will be buried this week.</p><p>The Springfield News-Sun reports a visitation for 27-year-old Matthew McQuinn will be Friday at the Springfield church he attended before moving to Colorado last year.&nbsp; This funeral will be Saturday morning.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:32:00 +0000 Associated Press & Springfield News Sun 19471 at http://wyso.org Bob Evans to Close 2 Ohio Plants, Invest in Texas http://wyso.org/post/bob-evans-close-2-ohio-plants-invest-texas <p>Bob Evans Farms Inc. says it will close two food production plants in Ohio next year and beef up its production at a Texas facility.</p><p>&nbsp;The Ohio-based restaurant and food company plans to shut down plants in Springfield and Bidwell in southern Ohio next summer as it focuses on convenience foods, packaged side dishes and other higher-growth opportunities.</p><p>The move will mean over 50 jobs lost in Springfield and will affect about 110 employees overall. The company says it will try to place some of them in other jobs with Bob Evans.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Springfield News Sun 16822 at http://wyso.org Fuel Business in Springfield Hit by Fire http://wyso.org/post/fuel-business-springfield-hit-fire <p>A fire at a Springfield fuel distribution company is now under control as 50 agencies, including every fire department in Clark County battled the blaze since it started late this morning. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:41:36 +0000 Springfield News Sun & Associated Press 14849 at http://wyso.org