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Special needs boy injured by aides at Springfield school, parents say

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield parents are upset because they say their son with special needs was hurt at school by teacher’s aides. The parents told News Center 7 that staff at Snyder Park Elementary School never notified them of the incident either.


Teen arrested in Springfield shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Springfield restaurant. Springfield Police tell 2 NEWS a 15-year-old was arrested Wednesday night and could face charges of attempted murder for shooting a wounding a 16-year-old Wednesday.


Springfield police investigate early morning Speedway robbery

SPRINGFIELD — Police are investigating after a robbery was reported at Speedway gas station Thursday morning. OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Springfield gun range customer wounded in accidental shooting, police say.


Clark County Municipal Court cases

Justin Blake Adkins, 30, of 1006 E. Southern Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Brook A. Bailey, 21, address unknown, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Brooke M. Cunningham, 25, of 1730 Rutland, theft, dismissed.


‘John Doe’ ID’d in Clark County antique mall theft

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man accused of stealing a $3,000 ring from Heart of Ohio Antique Center as 53-year-old Calvin Larkins. Sheriff’s office investigators said Larkins had been uncooperative in giving them his correct personal information. While he was being arraigned


Springfield nurse witnesses teen get shot in chest, jumps into action to save his life

SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 10 p.m.:A Springfield nurse was at the McDonald’s drive-through when she witnessed a shooting, and sprang into action to help save the young victim’s life.


Springfield gun range customer wounded in accidental shooting, police say

SPRINGFIELD — A customer at the Mad River Armory and Range in Springfield shot himself in the leg Wednesday evening in what is being investigated as an accident, police said.


Naked toddler near IHOP leads to arrest of passed out Ohio couple

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a Florida IHOP were headed to work early Friday when they found a naked toddler wandering the restaurant's parking lot. They then found the toddler's mom and the mom's fiance passed out in a nearby van.


Payday lending reform started in Springfield goes into effect this month

A law restricting payday lending in Ohio that was co-sponsored by a Springfield representative is about to take effect. House Bill 123 was passed and signed into law last year. Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, and co-sponsor Rep. Michael Ashford, D-Toledo, introduced the bill to close loopholes and


Suspect wanted after shooting near Springfield McDonald's

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) -- Police are searching for at least one suspect after a shooting outside a Springfield restaurant. Authorities say the shooting happened outside the McDonald's on E. Main Street, near Bellevue Avenue Wednesday afternoon.


Trooper rescues abducted 15-year-old during traffic stop in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State troopers in Ohio have arrested a man from Mexico who they say abducted and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl from New Jersey. The State Highway Patrol says the girl found traveling with the man Tuesday on the Ohio Turnpike was listed in police databases as missing from


Huber Heights man gets 7 years in child rape case

DAYTON — A 53-year-old Huber Heights man will spend the next seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. David S. Boughter Jr. was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty April 1 to two counts of rape. — The incident happened Dec. 12 at a Huber Heights residence and involve


Springfield manufacturing company names new vice president

Sweet Manufacturing Company has a new vice president of manufacturing. Dwayne Gundolf has joined the company. — Gundolf will be responsible for leading all aspects of Sweet’s manufacturing processes and people. He will ensure that Sweet continues to provide a quality “Made in the USA” product via a


Springfield school holds bubble event to raise awareness of autism

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Perrin Woods Elementary School held their fourth annual bubble blow event with the goal of helping students connect. Laura Brown, Special Education Specialist at Perrin Woods, said she created the event in 2015 in order to allow an open discussion with st


Ohio State Troopers move in towards gunfire and save a mans life

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers were executing a field a field sobriety test one moment and in the next running into extreme danger after gun shots were fired outside the Patio Bar and Grill in Mansfield.


Shooter nearly hit third person in London murder, suicide

LONDON, Ohio — The man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and the woman's daughter nearly hit a third person as he sped away from the woman's home in London on Wednesday. The London police chief confirms that the victim's 21-year-old son was grazed by a bullet as James Evans fled in his truck.


NJ girl allegedly abducted, raped before being found in Ohio

State police in Ohio rescued a 15-year-old Paterson girl who was allegedly abducted and raped by a man more than twice her age. Juan Carlos Pedraza-Morales, 33, of Paterson, was pulled over at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday by State Highway Patrol on Route 80 in Toledo, Ohio after he failed to move over.


Ohio police searching for missing teen couple

BURTON, Ohio (WTHR) — Police in northeastern Ohio are looking for a teenage couple missing since April 9. Edward Ebelender, 18, and Lyric Watters, 17, were last seen in Burton, Ohio last Tuesday. The two are boyfriend and girlfriend.


Grandson of Ohio native and actor Clark Gable died of OD, officials says

The grandson of actor and Ohio native Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose, officials said. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office said an autopsy found Clark James Gable III was killed by a combination of opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, and sedative alprazolam. It ruled his death an


Ohio School Expelled Siblings Because Their Mother Is Unmarried: 'There's 10 Commandments… Adultery Is Not Part of That'

An Ohio private school kicked out two students from Akron because their mother is not married to her live-in partner and has children by different fathers, local station WKYC reported.