Clark County

Zibby DeWitt, A Clark County Health District Employee, Preps The Vehicle Used for Mosquito Adulticide Misting In Raynor Park
Chris Welter / WYSO

A mosquito trapped in Clark County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The mosquito was trapped by the Clark County health department in late May and test results confirming the presence of West Nile Virus were relayed to the department this past weekend.

Village of Donnelsville Government Center.
Chris Welter / WYSO

The US Environmental Protection Agency has started community interviews to obtain feedback regarding a contaminated aquifer in Clark County.  The public comment opportunity was moved to a digital format due to COVID-19 concerns.

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says the state as a whole has seen a steady trend in decreasing cases of COVID-19, but he’s warning of possible trouble in southwest Ohio which is not following that trend.

Property Adjacent To Proposed Mine
Chris Welter / WYSO

The trial in a lawsuit against a Clark County mining company will resume in late July. This comes after a four month delay due to the coronavirus.

Aline Umwamikazi, on the day she graduated from Belmont High School. She's pictured here with her friend Jamie Cason and Jamie's husband.

Two springs ago, in a comfy office at Wittenberg University, a shy young African woman asked her financial aid counselor a question: If she were admitted, could Wittenberg find her a place to stay between semesters instead of her Dayton homeless shelter?

WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford has the story.

In 12 years as a financial aid counselor, Jamie Cason heard the words of need spoken before. But never with the same urgency.

The A.B. Graham Building in Springfield, Ohio.
Clark County, Ohio

Local government services can be funded in lots of different ways. Like through levies on property values. Or through income taxes. In Clark County, services like the sheriff’s office and jobs and family services are thanks to local sales taxes.

But what happens when all your stores are closed?

WYSO reporter Tom Stafford interviewing Lois Christel in her home, before expanded social distancing guidelines were issued.
Bill Lackey / The Springfield News-Sun

When 83-year-old Lois Christel went to the Springfield Meijer store a week ago Tuesday, she found the toilet paper shelves already bare. But that’s not what sent the retired hospital infection control expert home in tears. 

WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford has the story.


TOM STAFFORD: Lois Christel and her husband, Bob, were clean out of produce. So she chose to go Meijer’s early bird senior shopping hour.

LOIS CHRISTEL: There were fewer people and fewer dirty hands and fewer snotty noses and all that kind of thing.

Foodbanks are ramping up emergency food distribution during the Coronavirus crisis.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Editor's note: this story has been changed to reflect updated information released March 17 by Dayton Public Schools: 


Emergency food distribution is underway across the Miami Valley. Assistance is available to individuals, and to families with children home from school during the state-mandated Coronavirus shutdown, ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday.

Counties throughout the Miami Valley are having to find new polling places for the upcoming election.
Clark County, Ohio

Counties throughout the Miami Valley are having to find new polling places for the upcoming election on Tuesday. The Secretary of State has directed that all polling locations at residential senior citizen facilities must be relocated because of concerns about the coronavirus. Montgomery, Warren, Darke and Clark counties have all had to find new polling sites. 


The Mud Run Conservancy, a Clark County organization dedicated to preserving and advocating for the land/water resources of the Mud Run watershed, is hosting a benefit concert this Saturday in Yellow Springs, featuring a concert and square dance by longstanding Miami Valley old-time music group The Corndrinkers. Kathleen Matthews from Mud Run Conservancy and Linda Scutt from The Corndrinkers came to WYSO's Excursions to speak with Niki Dakota about the event, and what the conversancy does.