Clark County

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.

Springfield City Schools have entered into a partnership with Clark State Community College, Wright State University and the Dayton Development Coalition to develop the state's first bioscience academy.

The academy will prepare students to compete for jobs in the agricultural science field.

Springfield's McGregor Metalworking Companies is teaming up with Springfield area schools in an effort to get more students trained for manufacturing jobs.

The McGregor companies invited students and teachers in Clark County to tour their facilities over the weekend in honor of National Manufacturing Day.

 Over 1,000 educators, Middle and high school students were able to see the production of parts ranging from automotive seat components to John Deer combines.

With both presidential candidates focusing their attention on Ohio, the Ohio Republican presidential campaign office has scheduled a rally on Thursday in Springfield.

Clark County's GOP headquarters says Thursday's event will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds and will include a concert by singer Rodney Atkins. U.S. Senator Rob Portman and former Cincinnati Bengals star Anthony Munoz are scheduled to speak.

The Monaco Coaches International Rally has made a stop at the Clark County Fairgrounds this week and the event could generate big revenue for Springfield.

For the second time in five years, about 250 motor coaches have descended on the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Chris Schutte said the motor coach rally will have a strong impact on the local economy.

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