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    Submit 10-minute plays

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company is currently accepting submissions for the fourth annual 10 Minute Play Festival. In the tradition of Center Stage, the festival will provide an opportunity for local playwrights, directors and actors to workshop and present their talents.

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    Affordable homes started on Cemetery Street

    Home, Inc., broke ground on the Village’s first public affordable housing project on Friday, Aug. 15, with future homeowners Erica and Caleab Wyant digging in.

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    Land trust to host farm succession seminar

    Over 70% of family farms don’t make it to the next generation. A local seminar on Aug. 27 aimed at area land owners hopes to curtail the trend.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Hip-hop in the street this week

    Homegrown hip-hop group Village Fam is bringing its annual Summer Jam music festival downtown in a collaboration with the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The live music and art event is 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 9, at the YSAC Gallery, 111 Corry St. Members of Village Fam, which performs at 9 p.m., are, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont. (Submitted photo)Village Fam may be Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group, but they hope not to be its last. The group of born-and-raised villagers, now in their 20s, didn’t have access to local hip-hop shows when they grew up.

  •   Filmmaker to present master class, Nixon film

    Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye is coming to Antioch College to show a free screening of his and Penny Lane's 2013 film.Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye will give two presentations, both free and open to the public, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Antioch College.

  •   Village Harmony to perform world music

    GirlsSMThe World House Choir is bringing the Vermont-based teen world music singing ensemble Village Harmony to perform in the village on Monday, Aug. 11.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Yellow Springs School Board affirms nonrenewal of contract

    THUMB_PrintThree members of the Yellow Springs School Board met last Monday, July 14, at a special board meeting and voted to affirm their previous decision to nonrenew the contract of McKinney Middle School physical education and health teacher Angela Bussey.

  •   Yellow Springs schools aim to opt out of tests

    THUMB_SchoolsThe Ohio legislature recently approved an education bill that gives Yellow Springs schools a chance to apply for a waiver from any and all state and federally mandated standardized tests.

  •   Sports budget at 10-year low

    THUMB_SportsOn any given day during the school year, dozens of students from McKinney and Yellow Springs High School can be seen releasing their energy on the soccer field, sprinting for a lay up on the basketball court, diving for a run on the baseball field, or participating in the many other sports the school has traditionally offered.

Economy (archives)

Village Life (archives)

  •   Food pantry seeks new head

    Patty McAllister, center, who has led the Yellow Springs Area Food Pantry for eight years, will step down next year, as pantry board members, including Sue Dillon and Bob Baldwin, seek to fill the gap and recruit new volunteers from the wider community. (photo by Lauren Heaton)Yellow Springs Area Food Pantry board members are looking for a new head for the pantry, after Patti McAllister steps down Jan. 1.

  •   New business offers Body Wisdom

    Patti Mielziner and Julie Pies recently moved to Yellow Springs to open their myofascial release and therapeutic massage studio, Body Wisdom.When Julie Pies and Patti Mielziner returned to Ohio to be closer to their immediate family, they hoped that their newly opened bodywork practice in Yellow Springs, Body Wisdom, would help them to create some new family as well. Through their work together over time with their clients and patients, Julie said, they come to be like family.

  •   She led with her heart and her spirit

    Local resident Becky Teilhet, who died after being struck by lightning in Colorado July 11, is shown here with some of her beloved canine friends. (Submitted photo)Becky Teilhet was beloved by many in the Yellow Springs community, known by family and friends for her unusually kind and generous nature.

Government (archives)

  •   Brown water coming soon

    THUMB_GovernmentVillagers are likely to experience brown water during next week's hydrant flushing, which begins Monday, Aug. 18.

  •   Township to float levy renewal

    THUMB_PrintMiami Township Trustees voted at their meeting this month to place a Township Fire-Rescue levy renewal on the ballot in November. The trustees chose a renewal, which does not increase taxes, for several reasons, including the possibility that they may ask voters for a new levy next year to build a new fire station.

  •   MTFR still seeks property

    THUMB_PrintMiami Township has been looking for a new home for its Fire-Rescue team for over three years, and this summer the land option they had banked on since 2011 fell through.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   David Adam Case

    081414_DavidCaseDavid Adams Case, of Yellow Springs, died peacefully on Aug. 3. He was 92. David was born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 31, 1922, and lived most of his youth on Staten Island, N.Y. He learned to sail on Conesus Lake in western New York at the family summer home, and spent his teenage years […]

  •   M. Joyce Goodson

    081414_JoyceGoodsonM. Joyce Goodson, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Friday Aug. 8. She was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Dayton, the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Gudgel) Goodson. She retired from Greene County Children Services and Antioch College. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church where she enjoyed singing in the […]

  •   David Case

    ObituaryDavid Case died on Sunday, Aug. 3. A full obituary will appear in a future issue of the News. RELATED POSTS: Village objects to court ruling in tap-in case Canadian David Suzuki speaks after film— Environmental icon comes to YS Student killed in car crash CMYS finals features winds, brass Lawson gardens, fracking ban— Council […]

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Filmmaker to present master class, Nixon film

    Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye is coming to Antioch College to show a free screening of his and Penny Lane's 2013 film.Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye will give two presentations, both free and open to the public, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Antioch College.

  •   Freedom Summer, 50 years later

    Antioch College students, faculty, and staff on their way to Jackson, Mississippi sit in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta, Georgia.50 years ago in the summer of 1964, a number of Antioch College students and alumni participated in the Freedom Summer project by traveling to Mississippi to help organize and operate Freedom Schools and to register African-American voters. During their most recent break this June, several current Antioch students, faculty, and staff traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to participate […]

  •   A lifetime of co-op for Ken Carter

    Ken Barker, a 1952 graduate of Antioch College, currently volunteers in the office of cooperative education.Ken Carter was taken with the idea of cooperative education when he first encountered the co-op program in an Antioch College course catalog in his high school library in 1948. In 1956, just four years after his graduation from Antioch, he was drawn back to the co-op office by a job offer from J.D. Dawson, […]

Sports (archives)

  •   Amazing moms and dads of T-ball

    Erasmus “Raz” Thornton, Lidija Lackovich-Van Gorp, Maddy McGuire and Darija Lackovich-Van Gorp took part in some T-ball shenanigans on a recent Friday evening. Perry League T-ball ended last Friday night with an annual potluck, during which trophies were given to all participants. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)It says in our “Guide to Yellow Springs” entry that the Perry League is a self-supporting, all-volunteer beginners’ baseball program for all our community’s children regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ability or disability, sexual, spiritual or religious orientation. Self-supporting? We spent $1,800 this summer on T-shirts, baseball caps, a dozen new soft dot […]

  •   Minor League Pirates win in the end

    THUMB_SportsAll I can say is, “Wow!” What an incredible finish it was to the 2014 Minor League season.

  •   T-ball’s sweet, goofy monster

    Mateen Sajabi led an enthusiastic group of T-ball players out on the field at a recent game. The season winds up this Friday, 6:30 p.m., with a potluck and trophy give-away. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)Sophia Purdin, 3, has a flower tattoo painted on her face. She walks right up to me, her eyes shining, lifting her hands so they are as high as her ears.

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