Springfield

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 23, 2013 including the following stories:

- Clark County Townships Oppose Recreational Designation for Mad River, by Wayne Baker

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Mike McKinney of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services about recent veterans issues in the news.

State officials say small amounts of harmful blue-green algae have led to testing and a sign warning swimmers not to swallow the water at a western Ohio reservoir.

But an Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman says the toxin levels are not enough to issue a public health advisory for Clarence J. Brown Reservoir in Buck Creek State Park.  The Dayton Daily News reports the park north of Springfield attracts about 380,000 people annually for boating, swimming, fishing and camping.

Officials say testing of the reservoir will continue.

African Children's Choir will offer a concert tonight at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield at 7:00pm.  Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dance.

A newspaper investigation has found a western Ohio state senator authored a 2009 budget amendment that financially benefited an agricultural nonprofit he co-founded and financially backed.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Senate Finance Chairman Chris Widener's ties to the Ohio Equine and Agricultural Association Tuesday. The nonprofit was launched to build a livestock exposition center in Clark County, a project Widener's architecture firm designed and managed.

Clark State Community College President Karen Rafinski, has announced her retirement. She will end her 16-year tenure with the college next June.

During Rafinski's time as president, Clark State’s enrollment has grown to nearly 9,000 students from the 4,000 mark it was at when she took over in 1997.

The college's board of directors says Rafinski helped the school raise more than $100 million through the Clark State Foundation. Officials say the Foundation ranks first among all Ohio community colleges in its endowment funds per student.

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.

SPRINGFIELD - The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has been named one of three finalists for the 2012 Chamber of the Year Award. The honor is the only one in the country to recognize chambers for their efforts to create business and lead communities.

Mike McDorman of the Springfield Chamber, says winners of the award are selected from four categories based on revenue size. Applicants were asked to submit examples of marketing and other initiatives that showed efforts to better the community they serve.

Local Filmmaker's Homage to the 80's Slasher Film

Jul 10, 2012

Recently released on VHS, The Sleeper is a new slasher film by local filmmaker Justin Russell. Justin created The Sleeper as an homage to a genre that peaked in popularity before he was even born: slasher films.

Slasher films are those horror films from the 1980’s where a maniac offs a group of attractive young people with a machete, or a pair of garden shears, or a shish kabob skewer.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 13, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.

-New Ohio Guide: Magee Marsh, by Greg Tye

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Lynn Erickson of The Air Force Museum Foundation about their latest fundraising campaign.

-Seasons Bistro & Grille brings culinary delight to Springfield, by Wayne Baker

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 5 Office is investigating the killing of nearly 6,000 fish in a stream located near the R.D Holder Company.

Last week, the Holder Company was the site of a huge oil explosion and fire that required several emergency crews from the area to respond.

The Dept. of Natural Resources says nearly 6,000 fish and amphibians were killed in a stream by Donnels Creek which is located behind the Holder Company.

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