The Abilities Connection (also known as TAC Indust…

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Thanks to the generous donations by Springfield Foundation and Community Health Foundation, the Clark County Combined Health District was awarded $7,000.00 in grant money to purchase Naloxone kits for each Springfield Police officer (90) and Clark County Sheriff’s deputies (25). The Community Health Foundation gave $2,000.00 and the Springfield Foundation gave $5,000.00. Naloxone blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness.…

Read more: Health District Receives Grant Funding to Protect Local Law Enforcement

At the May 24, 2017 meeting of the Clark County Commissioners heard a presentation from Board of Elections Representatives Jason Baker and Amber Lopez. The presentation represented a preliminary proposal for the replacement of the voting machines throughout the county. According to Baker and Lopez, the current voting machines were purchased in 2005 from ES & S. Because of the need to transport the machines from the board of elections to the polling locations, the equipment is jostled and dinged. The machines are failing regularly during critical times in the voting cycle. They are proposing a total replacement of all the current equipment. During the last election 49 ballots came in to the Board of Elections un-scanned at the polling location. Baker and Lopez have four quotes for the basic equipment, one quote for American with Disabilities Act (ADA) voting equipment and a quote for security carts that will protect and secure the equipment during transport.…

Read more: Clark County Commissioners Anticipate Voting Equipment Purchase

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined officials from Clark County and the city of Springfield to unveil a new Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) crime laboratory. 

Scientists working at the new laboratory, which is located in the Springfield/Clark County Public Safety Building on Fountain Avenue, will focus exclusively on drug testing.  Scientists will test drugs submitted from local law enforcement agencies in Clark County as well as drug evidence submitted from elsewhere in the state. …

Read more: New BCI Crime Laboratory Unveiled in Springfield

During Memorial Day weekend, Ferncliff Cemetery, Arboretum and Crematory paid tribute to deceased military and all who have died. Ceremonies and activities brought together families, community members, military and religious dignitaries as well as government officials.…

Read more: Ferncliff Dedicates Weekend to Fallen Soldiers and All Who Have Died

The Clark County Solid Waste District will loan portable recycling containers to anyone organizing a public event or festival in Clark County. The containers are available at no charge, but must be reserved in advance, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event organizers are responsible to pick up and return the containers, as well as to make sure the recyclables are taken to a collection station. The District maintains five stations in Clark County.…

Read more: Solid Waste District Will Loan Recycling Containers

Did you know that nutritional imbalances in your diet can make you more susceptible to depression (Food for the Brain, 2012)? That sleep problems may increase risk for developing mental health problems? Or that 1 in 5 adults in the United States will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime (NAMI, 2017)? No one is immune to bouts of depression, addictive or risky behaviors, or trauma exposure of any kind – all of which may be triggers for mental health problems.…

Read more: May is Mental Health Month