Articles From March 2011

  • Village manager position—Third candidate interviewed

    Nancy Benroth is the third candidate for Village Manager. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In some ways Bluffton, Ohio, is a lot like Yellow Springs, according to Nancy Benroth, on Monday night. Benroth, who has worked as the assistant village manager of Bluffton for 11 years, spoke to a group of about 25 villagers on Monday, Oct. 20, in the third and last public forum to feature manager candidates.

  • Tire burn raises concerns

    Last May, after having been turned down in 2006 due to earlier air emissions and kiln violations, Cemex’s Fairborn cement plant received approval from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to conduct two 60-day tests using whole scrap tires for up to 30 percent of its fuel source.

  • Home, Inc. knows where heart is

    Home, Inc. Board President Stan Bernstein, left, and Executive Director Marianne MacQueen, right, are shown with Home, Inc, resident Sharon Mohler, in her Xenia Ave. home. The organization will host a fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Emporium.

    Sharon Mohler is an artist to her core. The small Home, Inc. house she rents at the south end of Xenia Avenue is a gallery for the sycamore studies in colored pencil, oil paintings and clay figurines she creates in her basement studio, which, she says with a deep smile, is the biggest space in the house.

  • David Landes

    David Landes

    Up out of the Mississippi Delta in and around Bluesman BB King territory, David Lamont Landes was born in 1941. His parents, Art and Margaret Landes, worked as organizers on the Delta Cooperative Farm in Clarksdale, (Coahoma County) Miss….

  • Max R. Pitstick

    Max R. Pitstick, of Xenia, passed away Oct. 14 at his home. He was 78. He was born April 29, 1930, in Jamestown, the son of Raymond and Gertrude (Bittner) Pitstick.

  • Street Fair fare

    Last Saturday’s Fall Street Fair, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, drew thousands of visitors to town on a brilliant autumn day for food, shopping and live music. Above, Barack Obama's likeness made a surprise appearance at the Greene County Democratic Party booth surrounded by Kate Levesconte, left, Laurie Dewey and Shirl Levesconte.

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  • The economic crisis at home—YS lenders weather financial storm

    The financial moorings in the U.S. might have wavered recently, but according to the leaders of several lending institutions with offices in Yellow Springs, there are still some stable ships out there who want to float you a deal.

  • 2nd candidate comes to YS

    Village Manager candidate Randy Bukas

    In response to a question regarding how he would expand Yellow Springs’ tax base, candidate for Village manager Randy Bukas said he would first take good care of existing businesses, then seek to attract new ones.

  • AAUP plans to investigate closure of Antioch College

    The American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, has communicated with Antioch University leaders that it plans to launch an investigation into questions concerning the closure of Antioch College.

  • School serves up wisdom, skills

    The Heart of Joy Folkschool begins its mission of passing along life skills and wisdom with a ‘folkshop,’ Oct. 17–18, at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center. Shown left to right are organizers and contributors, front row, Eric Wolf, Kay Reimers; back row, Carolion, Suzanne Rudolf, Joe Cook.

    The Heart of Joy Folkschool, which has been quietly simmering on a back burner, is ready to be served. “It’s come from a lot of people,” said artist Carolion, one of the initial organizers of the school. “It’s been cooking and bubbling for months.”

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