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04/30/2016 03:36 AM
William F. Reppert

Mr. Reppert was a veteran, having enlisted in the United States Army in 1950. He was a paratrooper with the 82nd and 101st Airborne and was a jumpmaster with 55 jumps to his credit.


04/29/2016 11:25 PM
Former Wittenberg student pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Court records show 23-year-old Franklin Sullivan is charged with four counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. Wittenberg and Springfield police are running the investigation.


04/29/2016 07:00 PM
Dole Food under investigation over Listeria outbreak linked to salads

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Dole Food Co. over a Listeria outbreak linked to four deaths in the U.S. and Canada and multiple other illnesses.


04/28/2016 09:21 PM
Ohio Board of Education to Interview Superintendent Candidates in May

The five highest-ranked candidates to be interviewed next month include Shonda Hardman, a former top official in the Houston school district, and Thomas Lasley, who served for years as the dean of the school of education at the University of Dayton. Tina Thomas-Manning is the superintendent of the Reynoldsburg schools, outside of Columbus.


04/28/2016 05:12 PM
Carrs bring magic to the masses

Now, the retired Hermann Carr and his wife and assistant, Marcia, spend their free time taking magic to the masses - including performances at London Correctional Institution. Hermann Carr was born in Cable and lived in Urbana for a few years before moving to Springfield.


04/27/2016 06:55 PM
Springfield super outlines cuts if August levy fails

At the April 19 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Chuck Sincere addressed cuts that would be necessary if voters reject the five-year, $1.5 million emergency levy on the Aug. 2 Special Election ballot. Sincere said the district would have to make $700,000 in programming cuts should the levy fail.


04/26/2016 12:51 PM
Theft getaway ends in crash, arrest

Springfield police arrested a man Monday after they say he crashed his car trying to get away from a theft at a Family Dollar. According to a police report, Travis Seelig, 40, was arrested after he crashed his car into a pole in the 2100 block of East Main Street.


04/26/2016 10:02 AM
Job Outlook Improves for New College Grads

The job outlook for college grads continues to show strength but isn't quite as bright as it was last year, according to the most recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. A survey done this spring by the NACE showed companies plan to hire 5.2 percent more new graduates this year compared with spring 2015.


04/22/2016 11:26 AM
Springfield trustees reviewing fire levy options

The Springfield Board of Trustees have asked the fiscal officer to determine the dollar amount for two levy options before deciding which of them to place on a ballot in a coming election. At the April 14 meeting, trustees approved requests seeking information on two different five-year fire levies for the fire department - one for a 2-mill levy renewal with a 1-mill increase and another for a 2-mill levy renewal without an increase.


04/22/2016 11:26 AM
Springfield super outlines cuts if August levy fails

At the April 19 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Chuck Sincere addressed cuts that would be necessary if voters reject the five-year, $1.5 million emergency levy on the Aug. 2 Special Election ballot. Sincere said the district would have to make $700,000 in programming cuts should the levy fail.


04/21/2016 10:12 AM
Married by the mayor

Taylor Hutslar and Bradley Elliott listen as London Mayor Patrick Closser leads them through their vows at the gazebo in Cowling Park last Friday. Closser has performed six weddings since he took office in January.


04/20/2016 12:16 PM
The Countless Ways Poverty Affects People's Health

Families in poor neighborhoods are at a higher risk for a host of health problems that are perpetuated by their environment. Poverty's harsh effects on health start before babies are born and pile up throughout their adult lives.


04/20/2016 05:54 AM
Glen Helen to recognize Earth Day

Glen Helen is hosting a county-wide Earth Day celebration festival, offering visitors of all ages an opportunity to have fun while connecting with the environment at the Green Fest. The day includes hands-on activities, live music, environmental and outdoor programming and guided hikes.


04/17/2016 01:33 AM
Weekend: UF plans musical a Fiesta!a

DYLAN ATKINS will be the featured soloist when the University of Findlay's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble present their annual spring concert Sunday at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.


04/07/2016 06:41 PM
Worker denies sexually assaulting Ohio patient in ambulance

An emergency medical technician accused of sexually assaulting a female patient in an ambulance while transporting the woman between two western Ohio care facilities has pleaded not guilty. An attorney for 24-year-old Samuel Conkel entered a not-guilty plea for him on charges of sexual battery and gross sexual imposition Thursday in Springfield.