Clark County

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.

Tonight Clark County will join communities across the nation for the 2012 National Night Out. The annual event is designed to promote good relationships between police, emergency services and the community.

City Hall Plaza in Springfield will get underway between 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Smith Park in New Carlisle from 6 to 9 p.m., the Bethel Township Firehouse in Medway, 6 - 9 p.m.and in Enon, the Indian Valley Middle School will host between 6 to 9 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office will provide information packets about crime prevention at the Night Out events.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 15, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney spoke with Marcy Sidell of the Drug-Free Action Alliance about a new drop-box program in Ohio for prescription pills.

-Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports on the Ohio Attorney General's concern over prescription pill theft in the state's nursing homes.

-New Ohio Guide: Maria Stein, by Aileen LeBlanc

SPRINGFIELD - The Clark County Board of Elections has named a new director. 30-year-old Matthew Tlachac will be replacing Mark Oster, who is retiring in August.

In a 3-1 vote, the Clark County Board of elections selected Tlachac from a field of 10 finalists for the director's position. Mark Oster, the current director, announced his retirement three weeks ago. Since he is a Democrat, the board was forced to find another Democrat to replace him.

Oster says that politics did not play a role in his decision to retire. But he felt the timing was right to step down.

The Clark County Women, Infants and Childrens' program or WIC, will be cut by more than $240,000 and officials expect to close at least one office or lay off staff.

The nutrition program plans to close its New Carlisle office and is considering moving the operation into donated rental space.

WIC helps poor families pay for formula, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables, milk and bread. Executive Director Rita Jones said it's hard to predict if more services or staff will be cut in the near future.

SPRINGFIELD - A Dayton based television station that airs programs like Ozzie and Harriet along with the Rifleman, is relocating to Springfield. The station is looking to produce local programming to go along with its format of airing classic television shows.

Dayton's WWRD is known as RTV 32 and is an affiliate of the Retro Television Network. The low powered commercial station has been on the air since 1989. The station's General Manager Randall Hulsmeyer, says moving to Springfield will be good a good opportunity to get more locally produced shows on the air.

SPRINGFIELD - A busted water pipe has caused the student run radio station at Wittenberg University to temporarily go off the air.

WUSO (89.1) FM) was knocked off the air over the Easter weekend, when four feet of water flooded the basement of Firestine Hall the home of the radio station and approximately 200 students.

Dayton Dragons players and one of the team's mascots, Heater, will visit four Clark County elementary school classrooms today and tomorrow.  The visits are part of the Dragons MVP program. An initiative developed by the minor league baseball team to help it better connect with local communities.

Tom Nichols of the Dayton Dragons, says the MVP Program, is an educational tool for fourth and fifth grade teachers around the Miami Valley area, that helps them motivate and reward students for success in and out of the classroom. 

A manufacturing company in Springfield has been approved for $800,000 in state funding to add a new facility. The Ohio Job Creation Credit Tax Loan will bring new jobs and $2.7 5 million of investment money to the city.

Results in Clark County races

Enon Mayor
Timothy Howard 36% (706 votes)
Elmer Beard 29% (319 votes)
Elizabeth Fallon 8% (92 votes)

German Township Trustee
Rodney Kaffenbarger 38% (1,067 votes)
Steve Bevan 21% (602 votes)
Ty Peshek 21% (599 votes)
John Pickarski 20% (555 votes)
German Twp. Fiscal Officer
Peggy Hupp 50% (1,357 votes)
Angela Griest 50% (1,342 votes)