Springfield

Photo by Lauren Shows

It's the time of year when ghost and ghouls are on the mind. but for some folks in the Miami Valley, the spirit world is a year-round occupation. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Springfield to meet Darin Hough, who quit his job to open Ghost Hunting Source, a store that sells paranormal investigation equipment.

“Well, I've been selling the equipment online for about six or seven years now,” Darin Hough says, “And it's just gotten bigger and bigger every year, so I just thought I'd try and take the next step.”

Bob Evans Farms says it is growing its business operations in Clark and Greene Counties. The company is looking at a possible expansion in Xenia and further developing its partnership with Springfield's Global Impact STEM Academy. But that comes after an announcement earlier this year that Bob Evans sold its Springfield sausage plant to a Texas company, cutting 52 jobs in Springfield

Springfield to Honor Local Boxing Legend

Sep 20, 2013

After years of fundraising, a statue will be erected on Saturday by the old South High School in Springfield to honor boxing legend Davey Moore. It marks the 50th year after his death.

Moore was the boxing icon that inspired the Bob Dylan song; "Who Killed Davey Moore?"
 
Moore was born in Springfield.  He used boxing to climb out of Clark County to eventually compete in the Olympics and later become the featherweight champion of the world. After he was knocked out during a fight with Cuban boxer Sugar Ramos in 1963, he died a few days later.

New Program in Springfield Aims to Fight Graffiti

Sep 16, 2013

Each year, over 1,000 complaints of graffiti-related vandalism are made in Springfield. This year over 700 incidents have been reported so far according to police. Graffiti artist also knows as taggers have even spray painted historic buildings like the old State Theater.

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.

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