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The Village of YS was recognized by the American Public Power Association for its electric reliability.

The Village of YS was recognized by the American Public Power Association for its electric reliability.

Village recognized for electric reliability

The Village of YS has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2016.

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  •   Village Council ponders regulation of Yellow Springs Airbnbs

    At Village Council’s April 3 meeting, Council members considered the appropriate level of local government regulation  regarding the issue of local short-term rentals.

  •   Sale puts farmland at risk

    The 267-acre Arnovitz property is slated to go to auction March 16 in nine parcels. (YS News map)At Village Council’s Feb. 21 meeting, a villager and Village Council member urged villagers to come together in an effort to preserve farmland at risk of development on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

  •   Some pull ‘green’ from local bank

    At least 90 people turned out for a peaceful protest at U.S. Bank last Saturday, including one of the youngest in the crowd, Harriet Christle, nearly 3, pictured here with her paper bird. Organized by villager MJ Gentile, Saturday’s action sought to highlight U.S. Bank’s lending ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline and private prison operators. Several demonstrators closed their accounts Saturday, while others sent letters to the bank’s CEO to express their concerns. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)Megan Bachman has been banking with U.S. Bank since she was 15 years old. “It was the first account I ever had,” she said. But last Saturday, Feb. 4, she decided to move her money elsewhere.

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Government (archives)

  •   Village Council— New policing guidelines discussed

    Local policing was in the spotlight at Village Council’s April 17 meeting. Council members discussed proposed new guidelines for Village policing, as well as next steps in the Village’s search for a permanent police chief. In addition, a new full-time police officer, Mariah England, was sworn into the local department.

  •   Communities rethink how to police

    Three examples of communities rethinking policing may provide an opportunity for villagers to consider and discuss different options for how “people and police” can engage with each other.

  •   David Carlson’s charges from New Years incident reduced

    Last Friday, April 14, David Carlson's charges stemming from the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident in Yellow Springs were reduced to misdemeanors, from the original fifth-degree felony.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Esther Rothman

    Esther RothmanLong-time village resident Esther Rothman passed away on April 19, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif., at the age of 94.

  •   Ethel Lee Bender

    The God that Ethel Bender loved and served called her home from labor to reward on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

  •   Adrian Scott Roberts

    Adrian Scott Roberts passed away on April 22, 2017.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch Review, the little magazine, still big at 75

    The 1944 Antioch Review Board (Courtesy Antiochiana)With 75 years of continuous publication and a knack for picking and publishing a host of vital American voices, the The Antioch Review is a “little magazine” with an undeniably “big” impact and influence.

  •   A gift to ensure college diversity

    Longtime Yellow Springs residents Donna and Al Denman, a retired Antioch professor, recently started a scholarship at the college that will fund tuition and room and board for three students for the duration of their time at Antioch. The Denmans’ gift is the first in the college’s New Generations Scholarship Program. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)Starting in the fall of 2017, three incoming students at Antioch College will have all four years of their college experience paid for, thanks to the largesse of a Yellow Springs couple.

  •   New pathways for a B.A. at Antioch University Midwest

    In December, Antioch University Midwest announced a partnership with Southern State Community College in November that allows students to earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in four years while saving on tuition costs. Nicole Roades, Southern State’s vice president of academic affairs, pictured left, and AUM Provost Marian Glancy signed the partnership agreement at a press conference. (Submitted Photo)Antioch University Midwest’s new “3-plus-1” programs are aiming at creating a four-year undergraduate degree option that gives more students access to college, while lowering overall college costs.

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