She was born on November 4, 1931 in New Springfield, OH, a daughter of the late H. Dale and Mary Florence Rupert Hoffman. Margaret was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church at New Springfield and had worked as a bookkeeper for Welsh Motors from 1951-1972 and then for Thompson Bros.

The senior ran 49.57 in the 300 hurdles to take third place on Friday at the Div. III district track meet at Springfield Local High School.

This year, the Springfield Road Department used 31 percent more salt than the township's average use in response to a heavier than usual snowy winter. Last year, the department also exceeded the average annual use of salt by 23 percent above normal, according to township officials.

Four students were arrested after Springfield High School and Junior High School was placed on lockdown May 7 at the start of school for several hours. Springfield Police Sgt.

Theft, Brecksville Road: A Springfield, Ohio man, 28, was caught trying to bolt the check at Cozumel's May 2. He and a party of eight had dinner at the Mexican restaurant, and he and a friend left without paying their portion of the bill. Warrant Pickup, Brecksville Road: A Medina woman, 23, was picked up on a warrant while she was at mayor's court April 29. Drunken Driving, Hillside Road: An Independence man 22, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving May 2. The car he was driving was stopped for not keeping an assured distance between vehicles.

One of the two rope beds in an upstairs bedroom that you will see on a tour of the Crabill Homestead starting Saturday, May 16. One of the two rope beds in an upstairs bedroom that you will see on a tour of the Crabill Homestead starting Saturday, May 16. The Crabill Homestead, within the C. J. Brown reservoir area in Springfield, opens for the season this weekend, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. The homestead, located at , 2800 Croft Road, sits on the banks of the reservoir, overlooking land that had belong to David and Barbara Crabill until acquired by the U. S. Army Corp. of Engineers in the 1968.

Caleb McHenry, Birch Road, East Liverpool, reported at 4:15 p.m. Friday he was stopped in traffic waiting to turn left at the Rogers Sale when a red F-150 pickup failed to stop and struck him from behind. David Isaac Crowe, Beard Road, New Springfield, told deputies he was following McHenry's Trailblazer and did not see him stop.

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted special permission to U.S. Aerobotix to fly the SelectTech GeoSpatial EH-4 to perform public utility inspections. U.S. Aerobotix is based in the Darke County village of Gettysburg, while SelectTech GeoSpatial is in Springfield.

The Rad 50 laser tracker and four 6-D laser systems further advance their ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries. KMTS can capture multiple data points required to correct for positioning and geometry errors in just one setup.

Pastor Aimee Raymond is celebrating her homecoming this morning at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the place where she first felt God nudging her toward the seminary. "I have been called to this and God has a purpose and a reason for me being here," she said, acknowledging she felt both humbled and excited about the congregation choosing her as their new pastor.

A 29-year-old Vesper man died Friday when the semi-truck he was working underneath rolled off a jack and crushed him, the Wood County Sheriff's Department said. The summer-like weather is done for a while, but that does not mean the weather will be all bad.

Authorities say a senior prank that damaged 24 school buses has led to felony charges against four students in a western Ohio school district. Clark County sheriff's officials say the teens are accused of removing valve stems from tires on buses used by Northwestern Local School District in Springfield.

Before this bouncing little baby was touring the world as a Hollywood legend he was just another cute little kid growing up in Springfield, Ohio.

Concluding a day-long celebration of the liberal arts at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio., the campus community celebrated the achievements of students and faculty members at the annual Honors Convocation, Friday, April 10, in Weaver Chapel. The faculty commemorated the occasion in full academic regalia as the university recognized high achievement of students and faculty members in academic and co-curricular activities.

Bethany Pennell along with her husband Travis Pennell, assistant band director at Springfield High School, celebrate the school levy passing. THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH Springfield Local School's all-out, last ditch levy campaign prevailed Tuesday, helping the district to stave off deep program cuts.

Voters in Springfield school district had turned out at more than 25 percent of registered voters by 5 p.m. today, to decide a hotly contested school district levy. But voters in Toledo Council District 4, where a replacement is being elected for former councilman, now Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, were barely turning out.

The Springfield Board of Trustees has approved an application for financial assistance through the state NatureWorks grant program to improve a playground by Springfield Lake. This rendering shows what the playground could look like.