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The Scholastic Book Fair will be held at Mills Lawn March 27–31.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held at Mills Lawn March 27–31.

Book fair to return to Mills Lawn

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held at Mills Lawn March 27–31.

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Web Features
  • Forgotten Corners, vol. 2 – Emilys’ Garden

    When we went to check out what was described as an overgrown statue garden on the Antioch campus, I was expecting another crumbling relic that held a quirky story. Far from being a quirky tale, the place recalls an event Yellow Springers will never be able to talk about with detachment.

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  • Farm in Mad River Township, north of Yellow Springs. Public domain image from Wikipedia.

    Proposed mining modifications raise concern

    Some local residents are concerned about proposed modifications to gravel pits just north of Yellow Springs in Mad River Township. A public meeting on the issue will be held Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Greenon High School in Springfield.

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  • Youth recreational soccer for the spring season will begin in April.

    Youth rec soccer to kick off

    YSSI recreational youth soccer league play will resume Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, at Morgan Fields.

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Arts (archives)

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Yellow Springs School Board— ‘Wheelchair Experience’ at Mills Lawn

    Above, from left, Nick Meister, Tyee Meeks and Ayla Arnold play soccer in sports wheelchairs brought over to the school from the Wright State Office of Recreation. (Photo by Robert Hasek)Students from Mills Lawn Elementary School’s fourth-grade classes presented the findings of their recent PBL project, “Wheelchair Experience,” which gave students in the class a better understanding of what school is like for their “wheelchair friends.”

  •   Chamber of Commerce to offer scholarship

    The YS Chamber of Commerce will offer a scholarship open to all graduating YSHS and Greene County Career Center students.The YS Chamber of Commerce invites all YSHS and Greene County Career Center graduating seniors to apply for the annual college scholarship to students attending a two- or four-year institution of higher learning.

  •   Parents, students, staff assess schools

    A majority of parents, students and staff at Yellow Springs schools have positive impressions of the district staff and schools, according to a recent survey conducted by the Yellow Springs School District.

Economy (archives)

  •   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.

  •   ‘Olde’ tavern gets new owners

    Ye Olde Trail Tavern changed hands last month. Christine Monroe-Beard, pictured here, and her husband Don Beard, co-owners of Peach’s, have taken over the tavern run by Cathy Christian since 1986. The tavern is closed for renovations and will reopen in mid-March or early April. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)The inside of Ye Olde Trail Tavern is a mess. But it’s meant to be that way — temporarily. After being owned by Cathy Christian for 30 years, one of Yellow Springs’ oldest buildings is in new hands, and those hands are hard at work.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Joan Horn: life as a doer, teacher and friend

    Villager Joan Horn has lived in Yellow Springs for more than 60 years, contributing to the community as a volunteer, teacher, civic-minded citizen and friend. Her Spillan Avenue home, filled with books and art, is always open to friends from Yellow Springs and around the world. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)Joan Horn, 83, has lived in Yellow Springs for over 60 years, first coming to the village as a student at Antioch College in the early 1950s. Her contributions to the community are legion.

  •   Community Solutions buys half of Arnovitz farm

    Leaders and supporters of Community Solutions celebrated the nonprofit's new land holdings Thursday night. Community Solutions bought 128 acres of land on the western edge of Yellow Springs at auction on March 16, paying $655,000 for two of nine parcels up for sale. All parcels of the 267-acre Arnovitz farm were sold to a total of seven buyers. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)All nine parcels of the Arnovitz farm were sold at auction Thursday, March 16. Nearly half the land was purchased by Community Solutions, which plans to establish a center for regenerative agriculture on the property and relocate its offices there.

  •   ‘Ripples’ celebrates village’s elders

    Members of the Senior Center committee putting together ”Ripples,” the center’s annual literary journal by and about seniors, are seeking submissions from villagers. Shown above looking at past issues are, from left, Suzanne Patterson, Karen Wolford, Jane Baker, Fran LaSalle, Marianne Whelchel and Lee Huntington. Not pictured is committee member Sandy Love. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)A diversity of both form and content is the goal of “Ripples,” an annual journal that is "a celebration of elders” in the Village.

Government (archives)

  •   Case against David Carlson is still active

    One of the two criminal cases stemming from the tensions between police and villagers on New Year’s Eve remains active, although Village Council members have intervened and asked the Greene County prosecutor to drop the charges.

  •   Citizens seek strong voice in policing

    Several Yellow Springs residents spoke out about policing issues at the Village Council meeting on March 6. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, many villagers are hoping to change the culture of Yellow Springs policing and redefine the relationship between local police officers and the villagers they serve. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)Yellow Springs residents gathered at a Village Council meeting, with many lined up to address the room with grievances about Village policy. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, the focus is the overhaul, or at least significant reworking, of the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  •   Youth engaging in police issue

    Yellow Springs High School government teacher Kevin Lydy found a “teachable moment” in the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop controversy between police and citizens. His students spent several weeks researching ways to improve relations between the community and police, then delivered recommendations to Council. They also spoke with Village officials, including here Clerk of Council Judy Kintner, who described the workings of local government. (submitted photo by Kevin Lydy)At the beginning of this year, Yellow Springs High School teacher Kevin Lydy was steering his government class to a hands-on focus on state government.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Doreen Wallace

    Doreen WallaceDoreen Wallace, formerly of Carterton, England, passed away peacefully at her home in Portland, Texas, on March 7, 2017.

  •   Clara B. Bailey

    Clara B. Bailey, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Springfield Regional Medical Center.

  •   Michael Finster Memorial

    Michael “Fin” FinsterThe family of Michael Finster will celebrate his life on Saturday, April 22, with a gathering at Antioch University Midwest. An open house will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a more formal service at 4 p.m.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   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.

  •   Annual MLK lecture features voice for social change

    The Coretta Scott King Center will present a keynote by Rev. Traci Blackmon, a national voice for social justice, on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Wellness Center.

Sports (archives)