Springfield http://wyso.org en Clark County Tourism Industry Growing http://wyso.org/post/clark-county-tourism-industry-growing <p>Clark County is seeing its tourism industry grow according to a recently released economic report. The study done by Oxford Economics reveals that tourism contributes almost $368 million per year to the county's economy.<br /><br />Chris Schutte, of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, released the findings of the study which shows an increase of $42 million since 2011. He feels there are a few key factors involved with the financial improvement.<br /> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:20:32 +0000 Wayne Baker 53318 at http://wyso.org Clark County Tourism Industry Growing Making Springfield An Immigrant-Friendly City: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Carl Ruby http://wyso.org/post/making-springfield-immigrant-friendly-city-wysos-lewis-wallace-talks-carl-ruby <p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 46125 at http://wyso.org Making Springfield An Immigrant-Friendly City: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Carl Ruby Ohio State Park Tries Crackdown On Feeding Animals http://wyso.org/post/ohio-state-park-tries-crackdown-feeding-animals <p>Officials concerned about the growing population of cats roaming an area state park say they're trying to crack down on people illegally feeding animals or abandoning their pets there.</p><p>The Springfield News-Sun reports officials have stepped up patrols and posted signs warning visitors not to feed animals at Buck Creek State Park.</p><p>The local humane society's director says food left out can attract animals that pose more danger, such as coyotes.</p><p>A park law enforcement official says cutting off the improper food supply will help persuade the animals to move on.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 45715 at http://wyso.org Southwest Ohio Gears Up For FAA Decision On Drone Testing http://wyso.org/post/southwest-ohio-gears-faa-decision-drone-testing <p><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/commercial-drones-coming-soon-select-cities" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here for the extended story on American Public Media's Marketplace.</span></a></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:35:01 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43187 at http://wyso.org Southwest Ohio Gears Up For FAA Decision On Drone Testing Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows Goes Ghost Hunting In Springfield http://wyso.org/post/community-voices-producer-lauren-shows-goes-ghost-hunting-springfield <p></p><p></p><p><em>It's the time of year when ghost and ghouls are on the mind. but for some folks in the Miami Valley, the spirit world is a year-round occupation. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Springfield to meet Darin Hough, who quit his job to open Ghost Hunting Source, a store that sells paranormal investigation equipment.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Well, I've been selling the equipment online for about six or seven years now,” Darin Hough says, “And it's just gotten bigger and bigger every year, so I just thought I'd try and take the next step.”</p><p></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Sarah Buckingham 41137 at http://wyso.org Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows Goes Ghost Hunting In Springfield