The Springfield Board of Trustees is hoping to receive grant funding to assist in the construction of the planned Spartan Trail. At the Jan. 22 board meeting, trustees approved an application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Recreational Trails Program and Clean Ohio Trails Program for funding assistance to construct the 6,700-foot trail.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald J. Sr. and Charlotte M. Chrisko. Surviving are two children: Jamie Dragovich of New Springfield, Ohio, and Donald of New Paris; a grandson; and his former wife, Shelley Chrisko of New Paris.

A murder suspect that escaped custody in Clark County was captured in Fairborn Saturday morning, after allegedly kidnapping an elderly woman. The Clark County Sheriff's Office was notified that Raymond Zimmerman, 17, had escaped from Clark County Juvenile Detention employees around 8:50 p.m. Jan. 23. He was being transported to Springfield Regional Emergency Center for medical treatment.

A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday. In a dramatic escape Friday night, 17-year-old Raymond Matthew Zimmerman was seen running away from the Springfield Regional Medical Center wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and no shoes, police said.

Wittenberg 59, Allegheny 38: At Springfield, Ohio, the Gators forgot to bring their offense with them on the road, connecting for only 15 field goals in a one-sided NCAC defeat Saturday. Allegheny threatened only briefly after the Tigers went on a 10-0 run to close the first half with a 24-13 lead.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office sent out an automated call to residents around 10:40 p.m. Friday advising that the 17-year-old suspect had escaped from custody at Springfield Regional Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Drive, where he was being treated. According to the message, Raymond Matthew Zimmerman was last seen running across North Street away from the hospital in downtown Springfield.

A disturbingly large number aren't very smart, but a good many are. A dozen or so qualify as truly outstanding, a credit to their profession, people who not only care about Ohio's future, but act like it.

John Legend 's real name is John Roger Stephens. People began referring to his music as legendary.

Springfield Local Schools Board of Education member Dave Hofer, at left, presents Superintendent William Stauffer with one of two framed pictures commemorating his 35 years in education. Stauffer will retire Jan. 31. LAKEMORE - Springfield Local Schools Board of Education members said goodbye to Superintendent William Stauffer at the Jan. 13 meeting and acknowledged he is "leaving Springfield Schools much better off than when he first arrived."

Officials from West Jefferson are coming to Springfield to learn more about the Springfield Police Department's Volunteer Auxiliary Springfield Police . VASP was started in May 2008 to help the Police Department with nonenforcement services.

Gillis Hensley, 68, of Lorain, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, after a brief illness. He was born May 1, 1946 in Barbourville, Kentucky and had resided in Lorain most of his life.

Springfield Local Schools, which faced two defeats at the ballot box in the past year, is poised to once again ask voters for additional revenue. The Ohio Department of Education also said Wednesday the financially strapped district will be placed on fiscal caution as of Thursday.

After many years of planning, design, and pilot testing, the world's largest compressible media filter is now under construction. When completed, the WWETCO FlexFilter will treat 100 MGD of combined sewer overflow in the City of Springfield, OH.

WILLIAMSON, Julia Maxine, 86, of East Springfield, OH, passed away on Jan. 7, 2015, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville.

New Springfield developments that are more walkable and social than ever. The idea is a welcome one to Tina Koumoutsos.

Jan. 07--SPRINGFIELD -- UPDATE @ 5 p.m.: The Tri-State Pallet warehouse fire does not appear to have been intentionally set, Springfield Assistant Fire Chief Brian Miller said. He noted that investigators believe the fire, which kept fire crews on scene overnight, had been burning for some time before the alarm system alerted Tuesday evening.

Firefighters in Springfield, Ohio, try to pull out a frozen hose Wednesday after battling an overnight five-alarm blaze that destroyed a warehouse. A blast of cold air closed schools Wednesday throughout much of the Midwest, while snow in Pennsylvania caused an 18-vehicle pileup that killed at least two people, authorities said.