Clark County is getting a new amateur minor league baseball franchise. The team will be known as the Champion City Kings and will play a 60 game schedule starting in June of 2014, with 30 home games scheduled for Springfield's Carleton Davidson Stadium.
The Champion City name comes from the 1800s, when Springfield's Glessner Company manufactured Champion brand farm equipment.
Wittenberg students evaluate a lot for a potential rain garden.
Credit Sarah K. Fortner
The City of Springfield has partnered with a Wittenberg professor and her Geology class to tackle an ongoing problem with storm overflow waste going directly into Buck Creek during rainstorms. The new partnership has come up with a plan to help fix the problem.
Springfield has an aging sewer system and when it rains all the stormwater goes into the same pipeline as the city's sanitary waste. The city has increased in size but the pipeline hasn't, and so there's an overflow of raw sewage.
Clark County has awarded a construction contract to an Urbana-based company to begin work on a large industrial park project called Prime Ohio II. The industrial park is projected to bring over 1,000 jobs to the county.
Prime Ohio II is approximately 200 acres and will sit just south of the Clark County Fairgrounds off of 1-70. The construction company, J&J Schlaegel, was the winning bidder to do the work on the nearly $8 million project.
Springfield is this year's host for the Miami Valley Cycling Summit. The Summit is designed to help both large and small communities learn how to use cycling to drive economic development.
Organizers for this year's event have come up with the theme Cycling Connects. A panel of experts will detail how communities can benefit economically and connect with other cities in the region and around the nation to develop a profitable biking agenda.
Springfield's Rocking Horse Community Health Center has completed a new expansion project. The project will allow the center to serve more people and provide more health services to low income residents in Clark County.
Rocking Horse finished its $7.9 million expansion project recently, which involved adding 42,000 square feet to the heath center. With the additional space, there will be more opportunities to provide pediatric, women's and general health services for families.