Clark County

Tech II Incorporated Set to Expand in Springfield

Dec 8, 2011

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 Approve Parks Levy

Nov 9, 2011

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.

War Dog Memorial Unveiled in Springfield

Aug 10, 2011

When Dave Bauer was serving in the Vietnam War, he worked alongside human and canine soldiers. When Bauer got injured on the battlefield, he became aware of the sacrifices of the war dogs.

"I was laying there in the hospital, and they were operating on me and when I looked over on the other gurney, they were operating on a dog," he says.

Bauer received a Purple Heart for his service and is now a Clark County Veterans Commissioner. In 2009 he began raising funds to construct the War Dog Memorial, which honors dogs who serve a in a variety of capacities.

 

On Saturday officials gathered in Clark County for a ground-breaking ceremony at the Springfield-Beckley airport. It kicks off an 11.6 million dollar construction project that will benefit the Air National Guard Base housed at the airport. 

The project will result in a new administrative building and a training complex for the National Guard. It's being built by Tamsah Marker. The Bellefontaine-based company will also construct a warehouse facility and a parking lot to support the new complex.

Springfield is adding another piece to its citywide redevelopment plans, as city commissioners have approved turning five acres of green space into two 8,400 square foot restaurant and retail buildings.

Commissioners will allow the development to take place at the site of the former Roosevelt Middle school on North Limestone Street. The new development will be called the Limestone Center and will be built by PGI Development of Powell, Ohio.

PGI will also build two office buildings behind the restaurant and retail space, which will be a combined 30,000 square feet.

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