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Opioids and the pandemic: In the midst of isolation, there is hope

Although Ohio will likely have more overdose deaths this year than last, local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.


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Douglas Hotel and North, South Elementary buildings to become senior housing

After years of sitting vacant, the historic Douglas Hotel and former North and South Elementary buildings in Urbana will soon provide affordable senior living spaces.

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Scott Griffith has dedicated his life to his community, his family and 'Famous' chicken

Scott Griffith and his wife Kim have ventured a journey to not only sell chicken, but also to invest in the communities that have invested in them.

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Mercy Health Foundation's annual gala goes virtual, needs community support

The Mercy Health Foundation of Clark and Champaign Counties will host it's annual fundraising gala virtually this year, with a goal of raising $125,000 to provide health support through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties.

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Local partnership helps make homeownership possible

For the second year, Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield has partnered with Springfield-Clark CTC for students to have firsthand experience building a home. 

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Caring Kitchen serves Urbana, Champaign County for 35 years

Caring Kitchen continues its 35 year mission to serve community members in need, despite COVID-19 challenges.

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Working as a team promotes continued community growth and development

Chamber mentor Quint Studer shares insight about not only attracting business and talent but also keeping and maintaining what already exists. 

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Springfield Hustles finalists vie for shot at $80,000 in cash and business support prizes

The five finalists in the second annual Springfield Hustles competition will go head-to-head with their final pitch presentations next Thursday, Nov. 12.


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Unexpected adoption led to changes in Morgan Bowman's family, career and life

Morgan Bowman hadn't planned to adopt children, but that all changed with her oldest son.

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Springfield Fire Rescue Division welcomes new fire rescue pumper

Springfield Fire Rescue Division’s brand-new rescue engine will help local fire crews improve their mission of community service.

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Springfield's award-winning Small Business Development Center provides support to local businesses

Coaches from Springfield's Small Business Development Center support aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

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Project Jericho youth artwork featured in museum exhibit

Project Jericho's youth art exhibit will be featured at the Springfield Museum of Art through Nov. 19.

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Get prepped to buy a home with Homebuyer Education classes

Learn the ins and outs of home ownership through Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield's free online Homebuyer Education Course.


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Technology helps communities and organizations get the word out about ballot issues

Part of the responsibility of information gathering still lies with the voters — especially in rural areas — but there are people trying to get the information out through as many channels as possible.


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Jamie Hough is living the pumpkin-filled dream she never knew she had

Beautician turned pumpkin famers, Jamie Hough's pumpkin patch fuels her creative drive.

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Studer: Leadership, community focus important to push through hard times

Chamber mentor Quint Studer's blog offers insight into moving forward through tough times.

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Emma Miller returned to Springfield to build her unique art career

Emma Miller is a Springfield native who was compelled to return to build her art business here.

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Flu vaccines are important now more than ever

Doctors say getting your flu shot helps not only you avoid the flu but also helps the community by keeping flu hospital visits down to make room for a possible COVID-19 increase.

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Project Woman continues helping, supporting domestic violence survivors through pandemic

Project Woman has continued to help domestic violence survivors throughout the pandemic, even with physical distancing and increased need.

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Clark County Law Enforcement Advisory Team takes shape

The Clark County Law Enforcement Advisory Team is getting set to start meetings to improve communication and education.

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