Clark County

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)

The Springfield News Sun is reporting that Springfield Township voters have ousted longtime fiscal officer, Herb Greer, who has been under fire lately for bookkeeping errors.

Newcomer Mike Hively defeated Greer on Tuesday in unofficial results by a count of 52% to 48%.  Pressure to unseat Greer began building in late September after township trustees learned he failed to pay the lease on the township's administrative building.  The error forced the township to pay more than $124,00.

Clark County voters approved a sixth-tenths mill parks levy on Tuesday, as unofficial results show the levy passed with 57% of the vote.

The levy was an attempt to generate money to fund maintenance of green space, parks and bike trails throughout Clark County.  The parks levy will generate annually $1 million for the National Trail and Parks Recreation District and the Clark County Parks District, the two groups responsible for the maintenance of the parks in Clark County.

The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $21 per year.

Levy results for Clark County:

Bethel Twp. Fire Services/Issue 5 (2 Mill Renewal)
YES: 68% (2,608 votes)
NO: 32% (1, 248 votes)

Bethel Twp. Fire Services/Issue 6 (2 Mill Renewal)
YES: 67% (2,554 votes)
NO: 33% (1,264)

Clark County Combined Health (1 Mill Renewal)
YES: 63% (24,570 votes)
NO: 37% (14, 278 votes)

Clark County Parks (0.6 Mill Additional)
YES: 57% (23,275 votes)
NO: 43% (17,337 votes)

Tuesday, there's an issue on the ballot to support the parks district in Clark County. Last year when voters were asked to approve the 1.62-mill levy, it failed. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that supporters of the levy are attempting to make the levy more palatable to voters.

Authorities have raided a doctor's two offices and home in southwest Ohio, seizing boxes of records in an investigation of possible prescription drug abuse.

The Dayton Daily News reports that 69-year-old Dr. Han M. Yang says authorities are "off-base" in their allegations. He says he has surrendered his license to practice medicine in Ohio and will give up his practice. He also says he will seek an attorney.

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