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.

Springfield -  A Clark County judge has issued a preliminary injunction against striking Union Workers from the Moyno Incorporated Company in Springfield. The workers have been on the picket line since March 8th.

Common Pleas judge Douglas Rastater handed down the injunction recently which states that members of the United Auto Workers Local 902 and their associates cannot trespass or damage Moyno property. The injunction also prohibits workers from drinking alcohol while on the picket line or harassing people that are leaving or entering the Moyno facility.

SPRINGFIELD - A Dayton based television station that airs programs like Ozzie and Harriet along with the Rifleman, is relocating to Springfield. The station is looking to produce local programming to go along with its format of airing classic television shows.

Dayton's WWRD is known as RTV 32 and is an affiliate of the Retro Television Network. The low powered commercial station has been on the air since 1989. The station's General Manager Randall Hulsmeyer, says moving to Springfield will be good a good opportunity to get more locally produced shows on the air.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 4, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Wayne Baker interviews Springfield City Commissioner, Karen Duncan about Springfield's proposed amendment to the City's anti-discrimination code to include gay municipal workers.

-This week's installment of PoliticsOhio: Former GOP Chairman Says This Primary Like No Other, by Ellen Belcher

The city of Springfield has rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.

The 3-2 vote by the Springfield Mayor's Commission on Human Rights ended months of debate.

The Springfield News Sun reports the two yes votes came from Mayor Warren Copeland and Commissioner Karen Duncan.   Commissioners tabled the proposal in September while the city's volunteer Human Relations Board researched the issue.