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FROM THE PRINT EDITION, 2016

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2016


December 29, 2016
    Sports

      Feature Photos

      December 22, 2016
      December 15, 2016
      December 8, 2016
      • Paul Graham: a soft-spoken force for equality
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        A soft-spoken and gentle man, Paul Graham doesn’t seem like a troublemaker. Yet in Yellow Springs a half century ago, Graham made considerable trouble for those who stood in the path of equal rights for all.

      • At Wildflower, style and community
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        There isn’t a barber pole outside the new home for the Wildflower Salon, but proprietor Emily Anglemyer and her associate, Meghan Burrowes, hope that their hair salon offers the welcoming, community vibe of a classic barbershop.

      • Village Council considers 2017 goals
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        At their Dec. 5 meeting, Council members reviewed a status update on this year’s Village Council goals with an eye toward identifying 2017 goals.

      • Activists react to pipeline news
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        Last Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers made a decision to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which gave hope to0 the people demonstrating against the pipeline’s construction. While good news, anti-DAPL activists aren’t celebrating quite yet.

      • Fighting cancer, but not alone
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        The outpouring of support for Kelly Fox and his family has been extraordinary, the Foxes said. People have offered to cook meals, take the family’s trash cans to the curb and pitch in to keep the family business, Fox Trot Services, up and running.

      December 1, 2016
        Sports

        November 24, 2016
        • Village Council— Status quo on sidewalks?
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          At Monday night’s Village Council meeting, Council began a discussion on the long vexing topic of how best to maintain adequate village sidewalks, after receiving a recommendation from two of its members that the Village not move ahead with a repair project that had been estimated at $4.8 million.

        • Projects help villagers in need
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          Some local volunteers believe they see the level of financial need among villagers rising this year, while others believe the level of need has remained constant. But these volunteers all agree that there are people in Yellow Springs who are struggling to make ends meet.

        • YS Community Children’s Center— From troubled to burgeoning
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          When Mary Stukenberg became interim director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center last November, she stepped into a tough role at a tough time.

        • New leader of Antioch College admissions
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          Bill Carter is a data guy. He’s already looking forward to the release, still years away, of the 2020 U.S. Census. And meanwhile, he’s digging into demographic data from community colleges, SAT and ACT testing agencies and other sources to identify and target prospects for Antioch College’s next class — students who will enroll in the fall of 2017.

        • Art gleams anew at Holiday Jumble
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          The YS Arts Council’s 2016 Holiday Jumble opened to the public on Saturday, Nov. 19, and will run through Dec. 31.

        • ‘Give local’ on #YSGiving Tuesday
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          Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The days immediately following Thanksgiving have become the widely accepted kickoff of the holiday-shopping season, with nicknames that reflect their consumer focus: “black” for a profitable ledger sheet; “cyber” for online shopping.

        • New NP joins local practice
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          There’s a new team member in Dr. Donald Gronbeck’s medical practice at YS Primary Care. Nurse practitioner Sarah Teegarden isn’t a completely new face in the office, however.

          Sports

          November 17, 2016
          • Standing up for Standing Rock
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            Recently, a number of Yellow Springs residents have been advocating on behalf of those demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota.

          • Village votes by precinct
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            Forget all that weird election news from last week. It was just a bad dream! In reality Hillary Clinton swept the polls!

          • ‘Nagasaki’ author to speak at AUM
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            Susan Southard, who will be awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize this week for her nonfiction book on the survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb, will speak in Yellow Springs this Saturday.

          • Carl Hyde: A habit of caring, and aging well
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            Though he retired more than 15 years ago, Carl Hyde’s habit of caring for people remains.

          • 34 artists to participate in 2016 Art & Soul
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            A wide range of original arts and crafts creations—both decorative and functional—will be featured this weekend in the fifth annual Art & Soul fair, in the Mills Lawn School gymnasium.

          • Villagers react to historic election
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            Donald Trump’s unexpected win hit Yellow Springs hard last week. In the days following the election, dozens of villagers registered emotions ranging from shock, disbelief and confusion to dismay, alarm, outrage and grief.

          • Yellow Springs School Board— Group to create mediation protocol for PBL
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            The Yellow Springs High School’s Student Relations Board, a group of students and teachers, will be reconfiguring the project-based learning, or PBL, contracts signed by students in each class, with the intent of developing a mediation protocol for how the PBL teams deal with conflict.

            Sports

              Feature Photos

              November 10, 2016
              November 3, 2016
              • All for one … heck of a YSHS play
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                Fighting, honor, loyalty, love, camaraderie. More fighting. This fall’s Yellow Springs High School production of Alexandre Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers” is not for the faint of heart, but it’s equally full of comedic turns.

              • Moms Out Front for a livable climate
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                Mothers Out Front, a national grassroots group whose Yellow Springs team was started last spring by Laura Skidmore, seeks a “swift and complete transition to clean energy” in order to reduce the effects of climate change on future generations.

              • Local men and women Stand Up!
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                Last Wednesday, Xenia Avenue was lined, as it sometimes is, with people holding signs with bold political slogans and rallying for social justice for women.

              • School’s out for district janitor
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                About halfway through the school year, the district will say goodbye to one of its senior-most employees, longtime custodian, groundskeeper and bus driver Jerry Upton.

                Obituaries

                October 27, 2016
                • WSU to sell land to Township
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                  On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Wright State University Board of Trustees approved the sale of land on Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs, a portion of the site of the former WSU medical clinic, to the Miami Township Trustees.

                • Cemetery Street project finished— New families make village home
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                  Looking online, both families discovered Home, Inc., the local land trust nonprofit, and wondered if Home, Inc. could help them.

                • Public records, by request
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                  Several recent public records requests have picked up the pace at the Clerk of Council’s office, which is responsible for maintaining Village records and fulfilling requests from the public for access to them.

                • Village Council — What about the beavers?
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                  Members of Council, the Yellow Springs Tree Committee and local environmentalists considered that question at Council’s Oct. 17 meeting, following a report by Village Manager Patti Bates that beavers, previously believed to have taken up residence only at the Glass Farm wetlands, are now making a home, and a dam, at Ellis Park.

                • Indie film, big-budget humor
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                  Last week, at the end of a quiet residential street in Kettering, a recording studio was taken over by a film crew. Outside were box trucks full of equipment, miles of cables running to and from the buildings, and an impressive spread of catered food.

                October 20, 2016
                October 13, 2016
                • Debut of new Open Studios tour
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                  The third weekend in October has become widely known among area artists and art lovers as a time to celebrate and support art-making in Yellow Springs.

                • New officer joins Yellow Springs Police Department
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                  There’s a new officer in town, a new addition to the Yellow Springs Police Department who will add to a force that recently has been down three officers.

                • A look at the 2017 projected Village budget
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                  At Village Council’s Oct. 3 meeting, Council members heard an overview of the 2017 Village budgets for enterprise, capital and special revenue funds.

                • Board approves sale— WSU land sale may advance fire station plans
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                  The Wright State University Board of Trustees voted last Friday to approve the potential sale to a qualified buyer of about four acres of land in Yellow Springs, the former site of the medical clinic on Xenia Avenue between Marshall and Herman streets.

                • CMYS to host David Trio
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                  The David Trio hails from Italy and will join us in Yellow Springs on Sunday, Oct. 23, for the second concert in the Chamber Music in Yellow Springs 2016–17 season.

                October 6, 2016
                • Community Solutions’ 63rd conference — A focus on climate solutions
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                  The 76-year-old Community Solutions will hold its 63rd conference, “Climate Crisis Solutions: Charting a New Course.” The event dates are Friday–Sunday, Oct. 21–23. Seventeen local, national and international experts will speak.

                • Former CEO turns talents to art
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                  The title of Richard Lapedes’s upcoming first show — “Sculpture: Recovering from 30 years of Management” — sums up his feelings on the matter.

                • A hair salon gets a new look
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                  Hair stylist Lori Deal is celebrating a new “do” of sorts for her hair salon, along with a new shop name, after the recent completion of a full remodeling of the interior.

                • Village a great place to raise children
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                  In the late 1960s when Robert and Olga Harris moved to the village, racial segregation and prejudice was a reality in most cities and towns. But in Yellow Springs, they found a place where their children were free to be who they wanted to be without the burden of racial prejudice.

                • Next steps on CBE land
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                  Village Council at its Oct. 3 meeting again took up the subject of the proposed utilities extension to the entrance of the CBE land; Council appeared ready to move ahead on the utilities extension.

                September 29, 2016
                • Big debate, big screen at Little Art
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                  A live stream of the candidates’ debate at Long Island’s Hoftra University and the Little Art’s programming leading up to it were presented through a partnership with ThinkTV, Channel 16, the Dayton-based PBS affiliate.

                • 2017 Village budget: revenue is up, spending stable
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                  Village Council at its Sept. 19 meeting heard the first reading of the Village budget for the 2017 general fund. Revenues are expected to rise in 2017.

                • Building plans considered for aging schools
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                  The school board is taking steps to deal with what it characterizes as aging infrastructure in Yellow Springs’ two school buildings: Mills Lawn Elementary and McKinney Middle School/Yellow Springs High School.

                • Auryn Quartet opens CMYS season
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                  Chamber Music in Yellow Springs looks forward to welcoming back the accomplished Auryn Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., at  First Presbyterian Church.

                • McKinney students go ‘Into the Wild’ to bike, learn, bond
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                  Last week, approximately 65 students left the hallowed halls of McKinney Middle School on a 53-mile bike trip over three days as part of “Into the Wild,” a project-based learning (PBL) excursion.

                September 22, 2016
                • Art of collaboration, intersection
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                  Relationships form the girders on which two recently opened two-person art exhibitions in the village are built.

                • Village schools— New report card in context
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                  The state issued its 2015–16 district report card two weeks ago, and it received sound condemnation from Yellow Springs district Superintendent Mario Basora at the Yellow Springs Board of Education meeting on Sept. 8.

                • Village Council— Slowing down on CBE land
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                  Village Council at its Sept. 19 meeting signaled a new willingness to slow down plans for extending basic infrastructure to the entrance of the 35-acre parcel of land known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

                • ‘Housh to House’ in homestretch
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                  Brian Housh’s Pleasant Street home is his campaign headquarters, specifically his dining room, which on recent Friday featured a “Housh to House” tablecloth, plus stacks of postcards, door hangers, posters and brochures.

                • Conference to shed light on aging
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                  “People want to be who they want to be,” said Karen Wolford, executive director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

                  Sports

                September 15, 2016
                • Officer drops charges— Village settles with Watson
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                  At Village Council’s Sept. 6 meeting, Council approved a settlement between the Village and Sergeant Naomi (Penrod) Watson, following a charge filed by Watson last spring with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, or OCRC.

                • Seventy years on, still ‘Victorettes’
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                  Love and pride of community, church, family, friendship and, not least of all, country — the Victorettes of Yellow Springs brought all these together for a group of young African-American women in their teens and early 20s during the final months of World War II.

                • Villagers go to the dogs (and cats)
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                  On a recent weekend, two things happened at PetNet’s booth at the local farmers’ market that exemplify why the group was founded.

                • Antioch College— New way forward with FACT
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                  Two months ago, Antioch College President Tom Manley announced the college had received “the best news we could have gotten,” when the Higher Learning Commission granted the college accreditation after an intense five-year effort.

                • Village natives behind Dayton fest
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                  For the past six months, two Yellow Springs natives have been busy booking bands, soliciting artists and making oversized props. This is the second year that Connor Stratton and Nancy Jane Epling, who now live in Athens, Ohio, have organized the Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival, or DMAFF, and it’s been a nonstop but invigorating hustle.

                September 8, 2016
                • Village Council — Citizens plan CBE moratorium
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                  At Village Council’s Sept. 6 meeting, Council was informed that a group of citizens is aiming to place a temporary moratorium on the proposed expansion of Village infrastructure to the entrance of the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

                • 2016 Blues Fest to honor Faith Patterson
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                  Remembering, honoring and celebrating the life of teacher and community organizer Faith Patterson will be at the forefront of this year’s AACW Blues, Jazz & Gospel Fest, the music festival she founded here in 1997.

                • New Older Group teacher at the Antioch School
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                  When Chris Powell retired last spring after 28 years as the Older Group teacher at the Antioch School, imagining someone new stepping into her room as lead teacher may have seemed hard.

                • Matthew Kirk’s state senate campaign heads into fall
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                  Matthew and Kristina Kirk’s backyard was abuzz with family, fellow Democrats and a growing pile of items to be sold at an upcoming yard sale; the donations were collected to raise money for Matthew’s Ohio’s state senate run.

                  Sports

                  September 1, 2016
                  • Art Hop’s personal look at art
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                    “There is an enormous amount of art in Yellow Springs,” said Nancy Mellon, the gallery coordinator for the Yellow Springs Arts Council. “The whole town is a gallery.”

                  • Antioch hires new fundraiser
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                    This summer’s accreditation victory could boost Antioch College’s fundraising efforts, allowing the college to tap new sources of support. And now the college has a seasoned fundraiser to carry out that work.

                  • New pastor at St. Paul Church
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                    After several years of difficult divides under the leadership of a controversial priest, St. Paul Catholic Church has a new pastor and, some believe, new hope for healing rifts within the parish.

                  • Still seeking justice for Crawford
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                    In this final article of the series, “Justice for John Crawford,” the News will address the current status, two years after Crawford’s death, of remaining legal efforts around the case, the effect of the shooting on local activists, and reflections from Crawford’s father.

                  August 25, 2016
                  • One song with one purpose
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                    The upcoming concert series by the World House Choir, “Come Sit at the Welcome Table,” references the numerous ways the theme of inclusion is part of its performances.

                  • Village Council — Utility bills elicit concerns
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                    Many villagers have been surprised this month by higher-than-expected utility bills.

                  • Adoff, Lydy, Snider new McKinney, YSHS teachers
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                    As the first week of the new academic year concludes, we present the final three new teachers, who will teach at Yellow Springs High School or McKinney Middle School.

                  • Village school funding gets a face
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                    The Yellow Springs school district welcomed more than just students this year. Part of the incoming class is Dawn Boyer, who was hired as the district’s director of advancement and community relations.

                  • Ohio leaders scrutinize policing
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                    Sixth article in this series: In 2014, two high-profile police shooting deaths in Ohio occurred within three months of each other, sparking public outcry and calls for policing reform.

                    Obituaries

                    August 18, 2016
                    • Village Council moves ahead on CBE land
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                      At its Aug. 15 meeting, Viillage Council voted unanimously to accept the 35-acre parcel on the west edge of town known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, which was formerly owned by Community Resources.

                    • A new school year with new projects, people
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                      Mills Lawn Principal Matt Housh and McKinney/Yellow Springs High School Principal Tim Krier discussed the possibilities awaiting students in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year.

                    • Guns and grand juries up for reform
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                      Fifth article in this series: In Ohio, the public outcry following the police shootings of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice, as well as the growing national dialogue on policing and criminal justice, has led to a variety of recommendations for structural reform in the criminal justice system.

                    • New McKinney, Mills Lawn teachers
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                      The district is welcoming eight newly hired teachers to the local schools this year. This article introduces the five new Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School teachers. In a following article will introduce the three new teachers at Yellow Springs High School.

                    • McKinney 7th graders launch year in canoes
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                      As the start of the school year draws closer, teachers and staff at the district’s schools already have plans in place for a number of immersive educational projects that reflect the district’s philosophy of project-based learning, or PBL.

                      Sports

                        Obituaries

                        August 11, 2016
                        • Local food activists strategize, plan for a commercial kitchen
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                          A growing interest among villagers around local food has led to an ambitious effort to make the village a regional food hub, with an initial step of creating a commercial kitchen as the first component of a community economic incubator.

                        • ‘Nomads’ decide to settle down in Village
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                          An artist and an academic move to Yellow Springs. They find people, jobs, a community they enjoy. They have a child. In a few years, they buy a house. They make plans for their little boy’s future. In short, they settle down.

                        • Art on Lawn this Saturday
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                          One of the things that makes the annual Art on the Lawn event stand out from other art and artisan shows is in its title — that would be the Lawn part.

                        • Cows, combs, fast food at the Greene County fair
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                          Yellow Springs native Austin Pence has been showing cattle at the Greene County Fair for 13 years, and the pre-show primping is part of the daily routine.

                        • ‘Deep green’ architect to talk at Antioch College
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                          “Deep green” architect Jason McLennan, a pioneer of green building design, will give a public talk on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Wellness Center South Gym at Antioch College.

                          Obituaries

                          August 4, 2016
                          • Village utility changes beget odd bills
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                            The trepidation accompanying monthly bills has been on the increase over the past electric and water billing cycles, as a number of Yellow Springs residents have received significantly higher than usual utility bills.

                          • Choosing a college and a town
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                            When Lori Collins-Hall and Chris Burgher first visited Yellow Springs two years ago, they were checking out the village as a place to live.

                          • Ehman’s odometer hits 70
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                            For car aficionados, a car from 1946 is a vintage model that represents a timeless era. Ehman’s Garage, which opened that year, evokes the same sense of a classic era, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

                          • Racial factors in Crawford’s shooting
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                            Fourth article in this series: Beginning in the early 2000s, Joshua Correll, a social psychology researcher now at the University of Colorado, began a series of studies examining the effect of race on shoot/don’t shoot decisions.

                            Obituaries

                            July 28, 2016
                            • Cut electric rates with peak shaving
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                              Periodically throughout the summer, Village government encourages Yellow Springers to assist with “peak shaving.” The practice is generally understood as a way to reduce electricity usage and save money, but what does it actually mean?

                            • Ten new hires for Yellow Springs schools
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                              The Yellow Springs School District welcomed 10 new hires, including elementary, middle and high school teachers and staff, as well as a new administrative position created this school year.

                            • 2016–17 Yellow Springs News School Guide
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                              The online version of the Yellow Springs News 2016–17 School Guide.

                            • Through the lens of race: the 911 call
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                              Third article in this series: From Beavercreek to Baton Rouge, high-profile police shootings of unarmed African-American men reveal dramatic disparities in how white and black citizens are perceived and treated by police.

                            • Antioch College film students learn their craft at RNC
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                              Last week’s Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, drew thousands of visitors, delegates, demonstrators and members of the media. Professor Charles Fairbanks, a media arts instructor at Antioch College, wanted his students to experience such a monumental event.

                              Sports

                              July 21, 2016
                              • Antioch University considers building sale
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                                As part of cost-cutting efforts, Antioch University leaders are looking into the best ways to make use of AU’s physical facilities on their five regional campuses.

                              • Council OKs CBE land timeline
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                                Village Council hopes to move ahead soon with extending infrastructure to the property formerly intended for the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, in order to make the land more attractive for development.

                              • Friends Music Campers make music for Glen
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                                A couple of busloads of young campers and adult staff from Friends Music Camp are set to arrive in town Saturday, July 30, for the camp’s annual concert to benefit Glen Helen.

                              • Living, learning in the real world
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                                Meet Alexandra Scott: event planner, poet, activist, coffeehouse lover, future entrepreneur, villager.

                              • New on the streets of Yellow Springs, Pokémon Go
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                                While the sight of people walking and staring down at their phones may be a sign of our smart phone-obsessed times, walking around and staring at a phone in service of catching cute little monsters is a relatively new phenomenon.

                              July 14, 2016
                                Obituaries

                                July 7, 2016
                                • Full circle: Celebrating Omar Robinson’s ‘Circle of Love’
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                                  About 100 current and former residents of Omar Circle gathered last Sunday at the Mills Park Hotel banquet room to honor, remember and celebrate the neighborhood in which many grew up and some still live.

                                • Yellow Springs police officer is dismissed
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                                  A newly hired police officer who sparked controversy in two recent village incidents by using what some saw as excessive force has been terminated from the police force.

                                • Antioch College’s cohousing gets green light
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                                  Antioch College Village is another step closer to reality. The college’s board of trustees voted last month to launch a 32-unit cohousing pilot project, the first phase of a larger vision for developing environmentally sustainable, multigenerational housing on campus.

                                • Village Council— Morris Bean, police ‘overreach‘ are topics
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                                  At their July 5 meeting, Council members heard from villagers concerned about the environmental practices of the local company Morris Bean, and also about the “overreach” of some local police officers.

                                • Plan, curtail for climate goals
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                                  Villagers Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy believe planning a personal energy budget and curtailing personal energy use are the essential actions individuals can take to help slow global warming.

                                June 30, 2016
                                • Herndon Gallery exhibit urges encounters with nature
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                                  Antioch College is welcoming international environmental artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto to campus this summer as an artist-in-residence who will play a major role in a collaborative, interdisciplinary exploration of our relationship with and in nature.

                                • Goal of concerts is to restore Antioch College grand piano
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                                  Locally based pianist Sam Reich had an idea, and now he’s seeing where it leads. The idea: Raise enough money to rehabilitate the grand piano at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater.

                                • Yellow Springs Brewery purchases bowling alley
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                                  Nate Cornett and Lisa Wolters had a plan when they opened Yellow Springs Brewery three years ago, but things haven’t exactly worked out. They hoped to grow their business, of course, but at a rate they could keep up with.

                                • All campus presidents fired— Antioch University restructures leadership
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                                  Antioch University leaders announced on Monday a bold restructuring that includes eliminating all of the university campus’s boards of trustees along with the presidents of each AU campus.

                                • Village Council— Morris Bean sewer request raises concerns
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                                  At Village Council’s June 20 meeting, a former Village manager took Council to task for not insisting that Morris Bean be annexed into the Village in exchange for hooking up the company to the Village sewer system. If annexed, the company would pay Village income taxes and thus enhance Village revenues.

                                June 23, 2016
                                • YSKP’s focus on feisty Alice
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                                  On a hot summer day last week, the Antioch Amphitheater was filled with kids singing and dancing in the midday sun. If someone missed their cue, the actors went back to their starting places and began the musical number anew. The temperature was in the upper 80s, and the day’s rehearsal was just getting started.

                                • Join YS Pride Parade this weekend
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                                  Although the recent events in Orlando have prompted outpourings of support and affirmation to the LGBTQ+ community, it doesn’t take tragedy for people to appreciate the beauty of life and love.

                                • Revisiting Crawford, two years on
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                                  First article in this series: The shooting of John Crawford and other young African-American men by police raised urgent questions about use of force, police relations with African-American communities and the role of race and racism in the justice system.

                                • Antioch College’s Anna Hogarty moves on
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                                  When Anna Hogarty retires from Antioch College at the end of this month, the college will lose one of its most steadfast cheerleaders.

                                June 16, 2016
                                  Sports

                                  June 9, 2016
                                    Feature Photos

                                    June 2, 2016
                                    May 26, 2016
                                      Feature Photos

                                      May 19, 2016
                                      May 12, 2016
                                        Feature Photos

                                        May 5, 2016
                                          Obituaries

                                          April 28, 2016
                                            Feature Photos

                                            April 21, 2016
                                            April 14, 2016
                                            April 7, 2016
                                            March 31, 2016
                                            March 24, 2016
                                              Sports

                                              March 17, 2016
                                                Feature Photos

                                                March 10, 2016
                                                • Council questions water plant hike
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                                                  Council members considered that question at their March 7 meeting whether the village could recoup some of the money it paid for initial designs of the new water plant, given that cost turned out to be grossly inaccurate.

                                                • CMYS to present the Zodiac Trio
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                                                  The Zodiac Trio will perform a concert of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the First Presbyterian Church.

                                                • Yellow Springs school board eyes rising PBL costs
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                                                  The Yellow Springs School District’s budget work session concerned itself with overall ways to increase revenue as the district slides to deficit spending.

                                                • A taste for travel sparks new job
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                                                  A taste for travel struck early for Antonia “Toni” Dosik, who points to a trip to Europe with her mother and sister when she was 13 as opening a door on the possibilities of the world.

                                                • HRC focus on women’s safety
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                                                  If a woman’s instinct says she’s unsafe in a situation, she should trust that feeling, according to two public safety experts at last Thursday’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC, meeting.

                                                • Groups striving for a local economy of resilience, equity
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                                                  A time bank. A worker-owned cooperative food hub. A cooperative entrepreneurial hub with shared services and support. Community-supported industries. Local financing and investing.

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                                                  March 3, 2016
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                                                  February 18, 2016
                                                  • Feds deny testing waiver for Yellow Springs schools
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                                                    After months of delay, Ohio’s testing waiver application got turned down by the federal department of education recently, but the consortium of schools requesting the waiver — including Yellow Springs schools — is continuing the fight for fewer mandated state and federal tests and more forms of alternative assessment.

                                                  • From Liberia to the village
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                                                    Seventeen-year-old Levi Jackson, from Liberia, has lived through a brutal civil war and the devastating Ebola epidemic, giving him compelling reasons to seek educational opportunities in the United States.

                                                  • Building for resiliency, community in Yellow Springs
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                                                    How exactly do you make your home more energy efficient? Are there inexpensive ways to do so? What does it mean to live in a tiny house?

                                                  • Yellow Springs News wins top prize, for 6th year
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                                                    For the sixth year in a row, the Yellow Springs News brought home the top prize in its size category from the annual Ohio Newspaper Association.

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                                                    February 11, 2016
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                                                      February 4, 2016
                                                      • A wish to live deliberately
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                                                        It might be the oldest tug of all, at least in America: the tug to live differently, to “live deliberately,” as Thoreau wrote in the opening of “Walden.”

                                                      • DMS moves in— Sale of the 888 Dayton St. building final
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                                                        The sale of the commercial property at 888 Dayton St. closed on Friday, Jan. 29. The buyer, DMS, a Dayton-based mailing services and printing company, will occupy a major portion of the 95,000 square-foot building, former home to the Antioch Company and its subsidiary Creative Memories.

                                                      • Electric rate hikes likely coming soon
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                                                        Villagers are likely to see a hike in their electric bill within a few months, if Council approves a recommendation from its electric consultant to raise rates.

                                                      • Their future’s in the (reusable) bag
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                                                        The Super Snack Snatchers, Mills Lawn Elementary School’s First Lego League (FLL) team, has built and installed a baggerie in Tom’s Market.

                                                      • Mayor’s court used less in village
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                                                        The Yellow Springs Mayor’s Court began in the early 1950s, when the Village Charter was written.

                                                      January 28, 2016
                                                      • A ‘C-Street’ home of their own
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                                                        Villager Julie McCowan recently bought her first pieces of art, including photographs of the Glen and a cheetah print she found downtown. “I can’t wait to put them up,” she said last week.

                                                      • How Mayor’s Court works
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                                                        There was only one defendant at the most recent meeting of the Yellow Springs Mayor’s Court, who had been cited for driving under suspension. Others present were the officer who issued the citation and Mayor Dave Foubert, who heard the case from behind Village Council’s raised platform in Council chambers.

                                                      • Designing, down to the roots
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                                                        A local garden, planted with native species; an international contest; a part-time resident with coastal ties; a local garden designer with far-flung roots.

                                                      • Seeing soil with a physicist’s eye
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                                                        Villager Allen Hunt recently added another significant line to his already 14-page résumé. Hunt, a professor of physics and earth and environmental sciences at Wright State University, is coauthor of a new book called “Networks on Networks: The Physics of Geobiology and Geochemistry,” a text that explores soil formation and vegetation growth.

                                                      • Village Council Jan. 19 meeting— Solar array closer to reality
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                                                        At their Jan. 19 meeting, Village Council members moved closer to adding solar power to the Village electric portfolio by unanimously approving a resolution that authorizes Village Manager Patti Bates and the Energy Board to review and recommend a 1-megawatt solar array proposal for an array to be located on the Glass Farm.

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                                                        January 21, 2016
                                                        • Printing to make its mark again
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                                                          A village legacy is being given new life by a Dayton company that is, in all senses of the phrase, on the move.
                                                          Dayton Mailing Services, or DMS, which specializes in high-tech mailing and printing services, is poised to purchase 888 Dayton St., a 10-acre commercial property near Antioch University Midwest.

                                                        • From ‘useless’ to ‘use again’
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                                                          What grabbed Liz Mersky’s attention were the images of an albatross mistaking plastic for food and dolphins struggling while tangled up in the ever growing floating mass of plastic waste that’s been dumped in the oceans.

                                                        • School board meeting — Merhemic continues as board head
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                                                          The school board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, was marked by a number of recognitions, appointments and personnel changes in school board and school district offices.

                                                        • The art of growing up in village
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                                                          While many older teens feel compelled mainly by the prospect of leaving town, a group of Yellow Springs High School artists are working together to express what matters most to them about having grown up in Yellow Springs.

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                                                          January 14, 2016
                                                          • DMS close to closing Dayton Street deal
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                                                            One of the final major hurdles for the sale of 888 Dayton St., the former home of the Antioch Company, was cleared last Thursday, Jan. 7.

                                                          • Council seeks input on goals for 2016
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                                                            In Village Council’s two upcoming meetings, Council members will identify their top goals for 2016. To do this, they will first consider which 2015 goals they want to move forward.

                                                          • Nipper guilty of reduced charge
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                                                            Jane Nipper pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct on Thursday, Jan. 7 at Xenia Municipal Court. Judge Michael Murry ordered Nipper to pay a fine of $150.

                                                          • Recalling the joy of Center Stage
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                                                            It was community, and it was theater, and for over 30 years, Center Stage joyfully brought both elements together in downtown Yellow Springs.

                                                          • AUM workshops explore racism
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                                                            Antioch University Midwest will host a two-part workshop this month devoted to exploring societal issues of racism and justice, and how those issues are tied to an individual’s perceptions of self and society.

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                                                            January 7, 2016
                                                            • A benefit bee for midwives-to-be
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                                                              Two friends from Yellow Springs are answering a call to midwifery — and hoping for helping hands to aid the work of their own.

                                                            • Store finds success in runes — Catering to the metaphysical
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                                                              Chalk it up to the numinous power radiating from the area or the loyalty of the store’s fanbase, but the House of Ravenwood is on a roll. Yellow Springs’ premier “metaphysical rock shop” recently expanded its square footage, increasing the store’s size by about a third in mid-November.

                                                            • World-class cellist, local roots
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                                                              Yellow Springs, already a highly musical village, counts a Swiss classical music star as part of its family circle. Switzerland’s Chiara Enderle, whose family has deep roots in the Yellow Springs community, is a rising star in the European classical music scene and routinely plays around the world as a featured soloist.

                                                            • Your mission? Count every bird
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                                                              It sounded like an impossible task: count every bird in Glen Helen and beyond. Birds like the tiny golden-crowned kinglet, barely bigger than a hummingbird, and the great blue heron, a solitary dweller in the area’s streams and ponds.

                                                            • Nipper on leave, wife arrested— BCI investigates YSPD officer
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                                                              Last week Village leaders announced that the most senior member of the Yellow Springs police department was placed on administrative leave two weeks ago due to an ongoing investigation into a charge of misconduct. And in a related incident, his wife was charged with disorderly conduct.

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