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Education journalist and author John Merrow has written four books, including the recently published "Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education."

Education journalist, author to speak

Award-winning education journalist and author John Merrow will be in Yellow Springs on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Celebrate YS banner festival, YSAC permanent collection

    On Friday, Jan. 19, the Yellow Springs Arts Council will celebrate the Yellow Springs Banner Festival, a two-decades-long annual event that ended in 2012. At 7 p.m. a panel discussion will take place regarding the festival, on the second floor of the Bryan Center. Shown above are some of the village-created banners created by villagers that flew during past festivals. (Submitted photos)This weekend villagers are invited to celebrate two events beloved to the local arts community — the Yellow Springs Banner Festival, and the return of the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC, permanent collection to the John Bryan Community Center.

  •   The magic of place: photos at the Emporium

    Photos by Yellow Springs photographer and psychologist Lincoln Castricone are on display at the Emporium through February. (Photo by William Drewing)illager Lincoln Castricone has been taking digital photos of landscapes and cityscapes since the turn of the millennium. His work is currently on display at the Emporium.

  •   News wins top prize, for eighth year in a row

    Small town, big win The Yellow Springs News won the top prize, Newspaper of the Year, in its size category for the eighth year in a row at last week’s Ohio News Media Association conference in Columbus. See an article on the win on page 7. Shown above is the News staff: front row from left, Advertising Director Robert Hasek, Eternity the news­hound, Village Desk Editor Lauren “Chuck” Shows and Reporter Megan Bachman. In back from left, Designer Suzanne Szempruch, Reporter Carol Simmons, Editor Diane Chiddister, Reporter Audrey Hackett and Designer Matt Minde. (Photo by the self-timer)The Yellow Springs News won the Newspaper of the Year award, the highest honor in its size division, for the eighth year in a row at the annual convention of the Ohio News Media Association (formerly Ohio Newspaper Association). The event took place Feb. 8 and 9 in Columbus.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Levy committee forming

    The Yellow Springs school district is ramping up efforts in support of passing its May 8 ballot request of a combined 4.7-mill property levy and 0.25 percent income tax. A crucial piece in that effort is the formation of a levy committee.

  •   Great chili, with a side of dancing

    Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, right, served up one of the 20 chilis on offer at last year’s McKinney chili cook-off, an annual fundraiser for the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s cook-off is Saturday, Feb. 17, and includes a barn dance. (Submitted photo by Maria Booth)A celebration of Americana to send eighth-graders to America’s capital, this year’s annual McKinney Chili Cook-Off is doubling down on national nostalgia with the addition of square dancing and bluegrass music.

  •   Scholarships to be awarded for agricultural, environmental studies

    Greene County Farm Forum and OSU Extension Office to award scholarships to students planning to study fields related to agricultural and various environmental sciences.The Greene County Farm Forum and Master Gardeners will offer scholarships for students planning to focus on an assortment of agricultural and plant-based environmental studies.

Economy (archives)

  •   Good move for DMS ink, two years in

    On Monday, May 15, 2017, U.S. Rep. Mike Turner visited DMS ink corporate headquarters on Dayton Street. The visit included a tour of the offices and production facility followed by a meeting with company owner, President and CEO Christine Soward. (Submitted photo)The addition of DMS ink to the local business community, by all appearances, has been a positive move for the company and Yellow Springs.

  •   Village Council prioritizes housing needs

    Yellow Springs is expected to grow in upcoming years at a more rapid rate than surrounding areas. To accommodate that growth, the village needs more housing than it currently has.

  •   Cresco, Village close on land sale

    Cresco and the Village of Yellow Springs closed Tuesday on the sale of eight acres of land in the land known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, where Cresco plans to build a facility for the cultivation of medical marijuana.

Village Life (archives)

  •   A people’s history of Yellow Springs

    About 50 and counting local residents, whose lives span three centuries, are represented in an ambitious effort to create a social history, a people’s history, of African Americans in Yellow Springs, organized by The 365 Project.

  •   Hike with a guide at John Bryan this Saturday

    Clifton Gorge in winter. (Photo from Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page.)Explore the history and geography of the gorge, with the guidance of experts this Saturday morning.

  •   A focus on women’s heart health

    February is American Heart Month, and many don’t know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Shown above, Lynda Terry of Yellow Springs, who suffered a heart attack in 2011, is shown at a “heart” tree on the bike path after she and her family completed a walk in support of the 1st Annual SCAD Research Walk/Run taking place that day. Terry’s heart attack was caused by SCAD, or spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a rare coronary disease that strikes younger women. (Submitted Photo)In 2011 villager Lynda Terry felt unusually tired. In the middle of the night, she woke up feeling nauseous, with a strange pain radiating down her arm. Though the symptoms weren’t the ones most would expect, Terry believed she was having a heart attack.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   In memoriam: Tucker

    Tucker the Original NewshoundTucker, the original News Hound, who lived with the Heaton/Weigand family, departed this world Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

  •   Cathy Paige memorial

    Catherine Nyssa PaigeA memorial service for Cathy Paige will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, noon–4 p.m.

  •   Susanne Oldham memorial

    Susanne Oldham and SteelA memorial for Susanne Oldham will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m.

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