Clark County has implemented two economic improvement projects. City officials expect both projects to have a significant impact on tourism and business.
The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled a new marketing brand for Clark County recently. "Find Your Unwind," is now the slogan attached to the city and county that will appear on social media, t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise.
Chris Schutte, director of the CVB, believes the new brand will help Springfield compete better with areas like Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway opened Thursday to great fanfare. The gaming facility features more than a thousand lottery terminals, five restaurants and lounges, and a 1930s-style décor. Even before opening, the gaming facility has been a boost to the Dayton economy.
Penn National Gaming Inc., says 90% of the employees working there have been hired from the Miami Valley. Mayor Nan Whaley called the North Dayton gaming facility a welcome addition to the city.
Clark County will take a step back in time this weekend with the 31st annual Fair at New Boston. Katie Wright is co-fair master this year. She feels the event paints a picture of what life was like 200 years ago when Ohio was transitioning from a territory to a state.
"The Fair at New Boston is a highly respected living history reenactment that focuses on a federal time period, 1790 -1810. And it's a civilian trades fair, which is sort of a rare thing in living history events because most are focused around a battle or some major history event and ours is not," Wright said.