FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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- Village Council—Interim police chief is sworn in
Interim Police Chief Brian Carlson was sworn in to his new job at Village Council’s Feb. 6 meeting, amidst statements of support from both Council and community members.
- Showing up and taking a stand
Jim Agna is a low-key and modest guy, so he probably won’t tell you that at many points in his career as a physcian, he’s been at the forefront of social change.
- Rising from the ashes, dead wood gets a new life
The only upside decimation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer was the preponderance of wood that became available as the dead trees were cut down before they could collapse.
- New bridge spans old dam
A new bridge was recently constructed across the ruins of the old dam in the Glen, allowing for easier hiking and harkening back to the way things appeared more than 100 years ago.
- Some pull ‘green’ from local bank
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.
- Murder case advances to grand jury
The brothers charged with the Jan. 15 murders of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall appeared at a preliminary hearing at the Xenia Municipal Court on Thursday.
- What sort of policing do we want?
What do Yellow Springers mean when they say they want community policing?
- New details in double murder case
The two brothers arrested last week in connection with the murders of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall have been identified as family members of one of the victims.
- ‘Olde’ tavern gets new owners
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.
- Yellow Springs Hardware, a new old store
There has been a hardware store in Yellow Springs for more than 90 years, and throughout that time, it has changed hands only three times.
- Yellow Springs school board— Next step on facilities update
Yellow Springs school board members and village residents will soon be considering options for dealing with aging infrastructure and meeting the district’s evolving instructional needs.
- Yellow Springs Police Department’s Carlson named as interim chief
There’s a new — but friendly and familiar — face in the police chief’s office at 100 Dayton St.
- Two arrested in double homicide
At a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced the arrest of Dustin M. Merrick on two counts of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall.
- Village Council— Wetland parking lot approved
At Village Council’s Jan. 17 meeting, Council members voted to move ahead to complete construction of a small parking area near a wetlands on the Glass Farm.
- New pathways for a B.A. at Antioch University Midwest
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.
- Community unity powers D.C. Women’s March
Local preparation for last weekend’s Women’s March on Washington may have been as significant for many Yellow Springs women, and for the community at large, as the actual march itself.
- What KIND of village?
For the next three weeks, a new set of signs will serve as a semiotic gesture intended to transmit the underlying sentiment of the village to travelers through and residents of Yellow Springs alike.
- School board updated on district fundraising
At last week’s school board meeting, the Yellow Springs school district’s Director of Advancement and Community Relations presented the board with an overview of her office’s fundraising efforts.
- Chamber Music Yellow Springs presents choral music from Calmus
Chamber Music in Yellow Springs welcomes the Calmus Ensemble to perform a concert of choral chamber music on Sunday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church.
- Village Council— Policing issues dominate Council
The fractious aftermath of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop dominated Village Council’s Jan. 17 meeting, with both Village leaders and community members presenting initiatives for helping to better relations between villagers and local police.
- A beloved villager is lost
This week family and friends shared stories and impressions of William “Skip” Brown, who with Sherri Mendenhall was shot and killed on Sunday at their adjoining apartments on East Enon Road.
- Double homicide shocks village
The Yellow Springs community faced the most difficult of tragedies beginning on Sunday afternoon, when two local residents were discovered at a duplex located at 4444 East Enon Road, dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
- A closer look at taser use
What role do tasers play in local policing? What role should they play? Is the device, typically classified as a “less-lethal weapon,” misused by Yellow Springs police? How did tasers figure into the clash with villagers at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop?
- Villagers weigh in on hotel’s impact
Standing on the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street, the Mills Park Hotel is the largest building downtown.
- Local women to march on D.C.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the day after the presidential inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women from across the United States are planning to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington.
- NYE investigation begins
The resignation of Yellow Springs Police Chief David Hale last week left the Yellow Springs Police Department without a head. Hale vacated his post on Tuesday, following villagers’ concerns at local police acting in what many perceived as a heavy-handed and aggressive manner at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop downtown.
- Music and friends at Cello Springs
For two weeks beginning Jan. 4, Yellow Springs will become Cello Springs — home to a cello festival that strings together music, friendship, family and love.
- Art for listening, understanding
Those entering the Herndon Gallery’s “Living in Divided States” exhibit will first hear the voices, female and male, rising and falling in pitch, in intensity.
- Peaceful ball drop turns ugly
Lance Rudegeair had dropped the New Year’s ball at 12 a.m., and was still up on the ladder when the police car lights began flashing. Then came the sirens. It was 12:08 a.m. The sound was deafening.
- Eco-sattva: Climate compassion, action
Eco-sattva, a blend of “ecology” and “bodhisattva,” the term refers to a person working for the well-being of all life in the face of environmental harm.
- YSPD chief resigns; villagers demand better policing
On Tuesday evening a crowd overflowing the Bryan Center gym heard a statement from Police Chief Dave Hale offering his resignation in the aftermath of what many perceived as overly aggressive and hostile police behavior at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.
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