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New furniture program provides an option for unwanted items

Clark County's Solid Waste District hopes the start of a new program and the revival of a another will have a positive impact on the community's appearance.

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Young's Jersey Dairy making moo-ves for the future

Construction on the $3 million Young's Jersey Dairy, Dairy Store building is expected to be finished by May or June.

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Balloons full of spirit-lifting smiles through the pandemic

It took a global pandemic for Diane Sheward to get back into the business of designing balloon creations, and she's thankful she did.

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Mercy Health's Dayton Springfield Emergency Center widens reach of healthcare access near Enon

The Mercy Health - Dayton Springfield Emergency Center is a great option to help patients get the urgent care they need, especially if minutes count and you live on the southwest side of Clark County.

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Clark County Parks District supported by area fundraising effort

The Clark County Parks District is part of a coalition currently fundraising to support protecting the environment in parks throughout the Maimi Valley.

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Minority healthcare disparities are not only a pandemic issue

Overcoming disparities in minority healthcare takes more than just a prescription or a bandage, say local experts. It takes diving deeper in to the overall well-being of minority communities.

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Nancy Flinchbaugh dedicated her career to public service in Springfield

For more than a quarter century, Nancy Flinchbaugh fulfilled her role with the City to promote fair housing, diversity and much more.

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The history of the Electoral College: What is it and why do we use it?

Neither the U.S. Constitution nor federal law requires electors to vote for the presidential candidate in their own political parties. Those who vote against their party’s candidate are known as “faithless electors.”


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Champaign County trails offer a fun way to support local businesses

From a Wine Trail to a Heritage Trail, local residents and visitors can follow the trails to visit a variety of small businesses and other locations across Champaign County.

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The Backyard Dog Project works to improve the lives of many local dogs

Through her organization, Kristin Crankshaw helps educate pet owners to become responsible or to rehome pets in need of additional care.

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Dee Strozdas creates handmade stained glass works of art

Self-taught stained glass artist Dee Strozdas drawn to design by sparkle and science.

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Urbana merchants host 3-day Be My Valentine shop local event

The second annual Be My Valentine retail and eatery event runs Feb. 11-13 in the heart of Downtown Urbana’s Monument Square District.

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The Barrett Strong Foundation has turned a life into a legacy

In less than two years, The Barrett Strong Foundation has raised more than $75,000 to donate in honor of Barrett Fitzsimmons, who died from a rare form of childhood cancer.

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Lauren Kelley shares her passion for, dedication to equality through Leaders of Change

Leaders of Change Founder Lauren Kelley wants to be a part of a collaborative effort to improve racial equality throughout the community.

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Black History Month celebrated through recipes, health conversation

Clark State College needs soul food recipes for a community cookbook, and the college and Mercy Health are partnering for a virtual event about health in the black community.

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The Gammon House: a historical treasure

The Gammon House is one of three African American-owned locations in Ohio that served as an Underground Railroad stop.

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Social media influence a huge draw for local businesses

Lines of customers at Ironworks Waffle Cafe in COhatch The Market went through the building and out the door in January after a viral TikTok featured the restaurant.

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Application process open for next round of PPP funding

A second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding is available, and Springfield's Small Business Development Center hopes local businesses hurt by the pandemic will take the time to apply.

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MHRB, Mercy Health committed to providing help for the helpers as the pandemic continues

As frontline workers are helping patients and the community, who is helping them? There are a variety of mental health options for local frontline workers to get the support they need.

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Local restaurant owners revamp into new to-go concept

Brother and sister Doug McGregor and Margaret Mattox didn't let the restaurant challenges of 2020 stop them - instead, their "Seasons" changed.

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