Springfield CTE teacher wins 50k award

SPRINGFIELD – Mark Simmons has always been passionate about fixing things — whether that be farm equipment at his Ohio middle school or fighter jets in the first Gulf War. From a young age, he saw working on engines as a "path to the middle class." So, it's no surprise that when Simmons started teaching automotive and diesel technology at Springfield High School nearly 20 years ago, the program was refitted too. 

Last month, Simmons was surprised with a $50,000 check to keep his pedal to the metal.  

After nearly a month of . . .