Clark County

A new Clark County public transit system was launched on Monday. The new bus service will allow riders from remote parts of the county as well as the city, to connect to destinations all over the Miami Valley area.

WestCAT is the name of the new bus service and its buses began to roll on Monday. Bus routes will run Monday through Friday from western parts of Clark County which includes New Carlisle, Enon and Mad River Township.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted paid a visit to Clark County on Thursday.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 10, 2013 including the following stories:

-Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on reaction to Gov. Kasich's proposed increase on oil and natural gas drilling.

-Wayne Baker reports on Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's visit to Clark County to recognize a business that's keeping jobs in Ohio.

Plans for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery to open a satellite operation in Springfield's Upper Valley Mall are ahead of schedule. The museum is now on pace to open in early March.

Boonshoft's vice-president of external relations Diane Farrell, says the museum received an overwhelming positive response by Clark County residents and mall management when the idea of locating at the Upper Valley Mall was proposed.

Farrell says the satellite museum will be an interactive experience designed for family fun.

Officials in Clark County say a $3 million project to relocate a road away from a military base is necessary for security reasons and will help keep the facility open.

The Dayton Daily News reports that moving the road away from the Springfield Air National Guard base is necessary to satisfy post-9/11 military security standards.

Officials say moving the 1.4 miles of Route 794 will help keep the base open and preserve the 1,000 or so jobs there. The local chamber of commerce has estimated that the base has an annual economic impact of $95.2 million in Springfield.

The Clark County Commissioners race is finally over. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that Republican Kyle Koehler has conceded the race to Democrat David Hartley after results of a mandatory recount were released.

The race for three Clark County Commission seats produced two clear winners Tuesday night and one race that looks like it will be heading for a recount.  In Montgomery County, two hotly-contested commission races went to Democrats.  WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

In Clark County, Republican Ross McGregor defeated Democratic challenger David Herier 55 percent to 44 percent.  

Republican incumbent John Detrick took 56 percent of the vote to turn back his opponent, Democratic Douglas Geyer.

Issue 25 Fails

Nov 7, 2012

Clark County voters did not approve Issue 25 yesterday. The Developmental Disabilities Board there was seeking approval of a new, 1.75 million, eight year levy. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that the issue failed by more than 1,100 votes.

According to unofficial results with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Issue 25 failed by a count of 51 to 49 percent. More than 30,000 voters were against the measure and 29,000 voted to approve it.

Clark County Election Results 2012

Nov 7, 2012

Election results from Clark County, Ohio with 100% of precincts reporting.


President and Vice President

Gary Johnson (LIB) . . . . . . . .78%

Barack Obama (DEM) . . . . . . . 48.20%

Mitt Romney (REP). . . . . . . . 49.96%

Jill Stein (GRE) . . . . . . . . .33%


United States Senator

Sherrod Brown (DEM) . . . . . . . .71%

Josh Mandel (REP). . . . . . . . 47.68%

Scott A. Rupert . . . . . . . . 4.61%


Representative to Congress 8TH DISTRICT

Bob Evans Farms is partnering with Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy. The restaurant chain plans to offer internships and curriculum development for the academy.

State Senator Chris Widener says the partnership with Bob Evans will give students a rare opportunity to get first hand experience in the food and farm industries.