Springfield News Sun


7:04 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Clark State Hopes For Arts Center Upgrade

A community college in southwest Ohio is asking the state for $500,000 to make over its 20-year-old performing arts center.

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.

Clark State says the performing arts center has drawn over 1.5 million people in the last 20 years.

The Springfield News-Sun reports that local officials say the performing arts center has been vital to the city's downtown.

Health, Science & The Environment
7:35 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Opponents of Wind Farm Challenge State Approval

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.

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.

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Statewide News
7:32 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Funeral Set for Ohioan Killed in Theater Massacre

A native of Springfield killed in the Colorado theater massacre will be buried this week.

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.  This funeral will be Saturday morning.

McQuinn was watching the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," with his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, and her older brother when the Friday shooting rampage occurred.  An attorney retained by their families has said the men covered Yowler with their bodies as bullets flew.

Business & Technology
7:35 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Bob Evans to Close 2 Ohio Plants, Invest in Texas

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.

 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.

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.

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Clark County
5:41 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Fuel Business in Springfield Hit by Fire

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.

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