New Carlisle

Yocelyn Mendoza-Esparza (left) and Emily Espinoza-Lopez are learning English at Park Layne Elementary School in New Carlisle. tecumseh latino
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Tecumseh School District, just outside of Springfield, includes the tiny towns of New Carlisle and Medway—and a whole lot of farm fields and two-lane highways.

“This is a cow,” says English paraprofessional Liz Toro. She’s giving two little girls at Park Layne Elementary their daily English lesson. “What sound does a cow make?” she says, pointing at a picture of a cow. “Moo! Yes.”

Springfield's R.D. Holder Company has announced that it will build a $1.5 million distribution center and headquarters in New Carlisle. The company will receive a seven year tax incentive from the town as an incentive to build there.

In April, a massive fire destroyed R.D. Holder's commercial lubricant distribution center in Clark County.

The company's new headquarters in the Rogers Industrial Park on North Dayton-Lakeview Road, is scheduled to open at the end of 2013.