A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, August 26, at 10:00 am at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown for Eleanor F. Cunning, 99, of Parkside Nursing Home, formerly of New Springfield, who passed away Sunday morning. Eleanor was born November 20, 1915, in Metamora, Ohio, a daughter of Edward and Hilda Lewe Scheuer.

At the Aug. 13 meeting, the Springfield Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept a $55,000 donation from Summit County Public Health to help pay for the construction of the Spartan Trail. Trustee Chairman Dean Young said the township will receive an additional $5,000 grant from the Ohio & Erie Canalway for the purpose of expanding the trail along Springfield Lake.

Sale catalogs are now available for the inaugural Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield OH. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Wednesday Sept.

Christy Gorman and Kristopher Stegemoller are very happy to announce their engagement! Christy is the daughter of Kevin and Monica Gorman of Medina.

The FAA 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.

A fugitive Ohio sex offender was in the Baxter County jail Saturday night after being arrested in north Arkansas on Friday, officials said. Larry Thompson, 45, was being held in lieu of bond and was awaiting extradition back to Ohio, Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said.

Local officers from the Yellow Springs, Xenia, Sugarcreek, Fairborn, Beavercreek police departments, as well as from the Greene County Sheriff's Office participated in the course. Local officers from the Yellow Springs, Xenia, Sugarcreek, Fairborn, Beavercreek police departments, as well as from the Greene County Sheriff's Office participated in the course.

The Antioch University Midwest Board of Trustees recently appointed new and returning members to leadership roles. In May, Marva Cosby was voted in as the board's new chair, with Plato Pavlatos to serve as vice-chair and Rick Stover to continue to serve as treasurer, effective July 1, 2015.

The filing deadline for the Summit County Board of Elections for candidates running for some nonpartisan races for the Nov. 3 General Election was Aug. 5. The following is a rundown of candidates and issues that filed in the South Side News Leader coverage area. At presstime, the BOE was in the process of certifying the candidates.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations, The Montgomery County Task Force and Springfield police worked for months leading up to what they call the breakup of a major drug operation. Officers raided five locations simultaneously.

Rusty Cottrel portraying Black Hoof, a Shawnee Indian, will speak at the Crabill Homestead, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16. He will present the story of his life as a chief among the Shawnee nation in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Crabill Homestead is located on the banks of the C. J. Brown Reservoir at 2800 Croft Road, Springfield.

Joseph L. Tillman III, an executive in the steel castings business his father ran who became a leader in fiber glass and composites, died Sunday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Township. He was 89. The longtime South Toledo resident, with University of Notre Dame business degree in hand, began his career with Unitcast Corp., where his father, Joseph, Jr., would become president and chairman.

Springfield City School District's new superintendent, Dr. Robert Hill, stopped by Five on 2 to talk about the upcoming school year, which will be his first with the district, and what brought him to town. WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover.

He is survived by his wife, Ally Baker and step-daughter Alana of Texas, his parents Rodney J Baker Sr. of Bloomingdale, Ohio, Malissa Polen of Texas, brother, Rodney J Baker Jr of Wintersville, Ohio, grandparents Vivian Springer of Weirton, WV, Linda Bender of East Springfield, Ohio, Bruce Bender of East Springfield, Ohio, Ray Baker of Parlet, ... (more)

The SWAT team was joined by the FBI and Springfield police to serve a warrant at the home on West Auburn Avenue around 7:30 a.m. We know that a man, woman, 18-year-old teen and a 6 year old were escorted from the home. The couple was removed in handcuffs.

Rick Colby stands near a sculpture honoring his deceased daughter, Lauren, at her Dublin grade school, Eli Pinney Elementary. He says she has contacted him since her death in 2007.