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Some would-be voters in Greene County experienced longer than usual wait times early on Tuesday. Elections officials say some delays were caused by issues with software and machines.

A Springfield Woman Recalls A Day with JFK

Nov 7, 2016
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In October of 1960, John F. Kennedy visited Wittenberg University on a presidential campaign stop while he and Richard Nixon were locked in a tight battle for the White House and Ohio was hotly contested, much like it is today.

 

Juanita Dennison, a longtime Springfield resident recalls that day:

 

Voters in Springfield and several other Miami Valley cities will vote Tuesday on levies that would increase income tax levels to cover budget shortfalls.

Springfield has a temporary, five-year earned income tax levy on the ballot known as Issue 2. If passed, the levy would generate an additional $6.5 million a year for the city, and increase tax rates to 2.4 percent.

Clark County Health District Aims to Renew Levy

Oct 26, 2016

The Clark County Combined Health District is asking voters to renew Issue 22. It’s a five year levy that brings in about two million dollars a year for the county’s public health programs.

Health Commissioner Charles Patterson says he expects Issue 22 to pass.

“The voters have been very supportive of the health district in the past," said Patterson. "The last time we ran this renewal levy over 60 percent of the population voted in favor of it so we expect that confidence in the program to continue.”

 

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Health officials say more than a dozen people have become sickened by a listeriosis outbreak connected to a Dole processing plant in southwest Ohio.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that three more people have fallen ill, including two from Ohio and one from Missouri. Eighteen people in all have reported bacterial illnesses in nine states— one of whom from Michigan has since died.

Listeriosis is often found in raw vegetables and meats, along with some soft cheeses.

A $4 million deficit and the loss of $2 million in state funding over the past two years has the Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities streamlining its operations in 2016.

Voters in Clark County have turned down the last two levy requests from the Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Now, Superintendent Jennifer Rousculp-Miller stated the agency will have to cut services in Clark County.

Petition Fails To Save Springfield's Target Store

Nov 20, 2015
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The Target Store in Springfield is closed, and a petition to keep the store open has been rejected.

The petition had a goal of 5,000 signatures, but only 3,089 had signed it by Thursday afternoon. A Target spokeswoman issued a statement later in the day saying the company respects its "loyal and dedicated customers," but had to close several stores in Ohio as part of a restructuring plan. A Target in Trotwood closed last year despite similar protests.

Clark County resident Karen Sloane was hoping this petition would have an effect.

Clark County Unofficial Election Results 2015

Nov 4, 2015

Incumbent Mayor Warren Copeland won a landslide victory over challenger Fred Stegner. Copeland garnered 63 percent of the vote.

Municipal Court Judge Gene Nevius, another incumbent, defeated Daniel Carey, an assistant Clark County prosecutor, in a close race. Nevius gained another six-year term with a 51 to 49 percent victory.

Incumbent Springfield Township Trustee Tim Foley won re-election over Springfield Township Fire Chief John Roeder in unofficial results.

Clark County Voters Can Expect Crowded Ballot

Oct 29, 2015
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The Nov. 3 ballot in Clark County is a crowded one.

There are 31 candidates running for 17 open school board seats across the county. Greenon, Northwestern, Tecumseh, Northeastern, Springfield City and the Clark County Board of Education all have contested races, with at least one incumbent running in each.

The Clark County Board of Education has two open seats, with one incumbent and four other candidates running.

Other contested races include incumbent Municipal Court Judge Gene Nevius squaring off against Daniel Carey, an assistant Clark County prosecutor.

Schuler's And Dunkin' Donuts Test Customer Loyalty

Aug 26, 2015
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 The battle for donut supremacy has begun in Springfield as a new Dunkin’ Donuts store has opened on South Limestone Street, right next door to longtime Clark County sweet tooth staple Schuler's Bakery. The new option is testing loyalties.

For Enon resident Dawn Smith, the side-by-side set-up has become a glazed donut and thumb print cookie destination opportunity.

"I have to say Schuler's will always be my favorite, but Dunkin Donuts is good," she said.  "I've been coming to Shuler's probably since I was in my mom's belly and I'm 30."

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