Breaking News from Springfield OH

Find the latest Springfield OH News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Man tries to please girlfriend by robbing Springfield Hardee’s on Valentine’s Day

A Springfield man is behind bars after he tried to rob the Hardee’s on South Limestone Street on Valentine’s Day. Court records say Eric Dean walked into the restaurant just after 8 p.m. with a green and black bandana on his face and threatened an employee with a butcher knife. — When the employee d


Springfield teen to audition for television hit ‘The Voice’

Harmony Brown couldn’t have been blessed with a more appropriate first name for her aspirations. The 18-year-old Springfield resident is hoping she’s in harmony with the producer of “The Voice” when she auditions for the hit reality television singing competition on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Nashville. B


Springfield police say woman attacked boyfriend, then had others call to report he was attacking her

Springfield police say while investigating a domestic violence incident, their dispatch received calls saying a man was actively beating a woman. However, the man who was the alleged assailant couldn’t have been breaking the law at the time because he was being interviewed by them at the time of the


Clark County Municipal Court cases

Vanessa L. Adkins, 67, of 4829 Alpha Road, OVI, hit skip, failure to control, dismissed. — Terance Harvel II, 34, of Urbana, driving under suspension, guilty, 180 days jail with 180 days suspended, fined $300; driving under suspension, no operator’s license, dismissed.


Man sentenced to years in prison for drugs, chase that reached 120 MPH

A Springfield man was sentenced to prison in connection with a July police chase on I-70 in Clark County that reached 120 miles per hour and previous drug charges. Jeffrey Strodes Jr., 31, was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of possessing heroin, tampering with evidence an


Springfield case of Hep A sheds light on how far disease has spread

The state Hepatitis A epidemic is spreading like wildfire, and a recently confirmed case in Clark County is an example of how the disease has permeated outside of previously specified at-risk groups.


Local country singer releases music video shot at Clark County Fair

With the winter weather still here, a reminder of last summer can add some warmth in the form of a music video, and possibly warm the heart with its message. Hasting & Co., a country music duo led by Springfield native and Northwestern High graduate Kate Hasting, debuted its newest video for the sin


An Ohio woman is accused of robbing and murdering a man she met on the dating website PlentyOfFish

Shakira Graham, 24, was arrested on Wednesday in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and charged with aggravated murder. She is accused of robbing and fatally shooting 27-year-old Meshach Cornwall, a man she reportedly met on the dating app PlentyOfFish.


Ohio nursing home patient ‘literally rotted to death’ under care, attorney general says

Six nursing home employees in Ohio and a contracted nursing practitioner were charged after the death of one patient and the neglect of another. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said three of the workers were charged with involuntary manslaughter. All the nurses from Whetstone Gardens and Care Center


Ohio governor pushes for changes to arrest-warrant system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has created a task force to study changes to Ohio's arrest-warrant system after a newspaper identified numerous problems within the system.


Third suspect in December robbery of Plum Food Mart arrested.

A third suspect in the December robbery of the Plum Food Mart was arrested. Deonte McCauley, 26, was arrested Thursday morning at a home on Villa Road, Springfield Police Lt. Lou Turner said.


Ohio Food Stamp Recipients Getting Some March Benefits Early

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says families due to receive food assistance in March will be getting it early. Food stamp recipients will receive 50 percent of their March benefits on February 22nd. The feds will then pay out the remaining 50 percent on the normal March issuance date


High School Swimming: Springfield’s Turner sisters movitate each other

There’s no coasting for swimming sisters Rylie and Reese Turner when it comes to their quest for state. The Springfield High School students won’t let each other. “They push each other. They make each other better,” Springfield swim coach Stephanie Scholl said. “They call it the grind. If one tries


Roundabout planned for intersection near Shawnee schools

The Clark County Commission has voted in favor of moving forward with constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Selma Pike and East Possum Road. The roundabout comes in response to construction of the new Shawnee Elementary School. — Commissioners voted to move forward with the improvement in


3 indicted in slaying of 3-year-old boy on Ohio interstate

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Two men and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with firing shots at a car on Interstate 75 in Ohio that killed a 3-year-old as his family headed home from a Thanksgiving gathering last November.


Springfield man wanted in connection to East Cecil Street chase

A Springfield man is wanted for allegedly ramming his vehicle into an officer’s patrol car and fleeing police — prompting a massive law enforcement response has been indicted.


AAA Gives Just 1 Ohio Restaurant A 5-Diamond Rating

AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and only one restaurant in Ohio made the cut: Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati. Five other Ohio restaurants received four-diamond ratings.


SWAT on scene of barricade situation in Ohio State campus area

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus police and SWAT are on the scene of a barricade situation in the area of North 4th Street and Chittenden Avenue Friday afternoon. Police said the situation involves a female in an apartment on Chittenden Avenue.


Ohio troopers seize 4 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

Two Florida men have been arrested after troopers found over $80,000 of cocaine during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the arrest happened on February 5th in Wood County, after a trooper saw a pickup truck speeding and making unsafe lane changes. 21-y


Rare Ohio plant found near Vermilion

VERMILION — A rare Ohio plant, missing in action for decades, has been found alive and well near Vermilion. Jim Bissell, curator of botany at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says the last known sighting of Carey’s smartweed (Persicaria careyi) in Ohio that he is aware of was in Erie County