Articles From March 2011

  • FCC senior apartments put on hold

    The senior apartment building that Friends Care Community plans to build downtown has been delayed due to financing issues, Friends Care Director Karl Zalar said last week. Friends had hoped to break ground this spring on the project at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street.

  • Council set to hire development staff

    A strategy that combines support for both traditional businesses and nontraditional efforts allowed most Village Council members to find common ground regarding how best to pursue Village economic development at Council’s meeting Monday, June 15.

  • YSI acquires DAA, a new subsidiary

    YSI Incorporated has recently acquired Design Analysis Associates, Inc., or DAA, of Logan, Utah, according to a June 11 YSI press statement. “We’re very excited about this opportunity and glad they are now part of YSI,” Rick Omlor, YSI president and CEO, said in an e-mail message this week.

  • Fair weather festivities

    Beautiful warm and sunny weather lured an estimated 25,000 visitors to Yellow Springs on Saturday for the annual Spring Street Fair, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above, clockwise from top left; Janet Mueller, front, and other members of the Egyptian Breeze belly dance troupe entertained a large and appreciative crowd on the lawn in front of Jackson Lytle & Williams; local young entrepreneurs Emma Reed, Tavien Clay and Youssef Reed hawked cold Cokes to the crowd; Walter Rhodes and his megaphone lured hungry visitors to the First Presbyterian Strawberry Festival; and Vivienne Jacobson, left, and her little sister, Adrienne, came with their family from New Holland for a festive day.

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  • Eugene Hagemann

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    Eugene “Gene” M. Hagemann passed away Saturday, June 13, surrounded by his family. He was 84. Gene was born in Caledonia on Aug. 8, 1924, the son of the late Casper and Stella (née: Block) Hagemann Sr. He moved to Racine at the age of 7.

  • Yellow Springs Youth Baseball

    The Twins pushed their record to a perfect 3–0 to remain in first place in the Major League last week. The Royals also came on strong with a pair of wins over the Cardinals. The Royals claimed their first win for the season on Wednesday, June 8, with an 11-hit, 16–2 victory over the Cardinals.

  • GunderKline 10th at state

    As the lone Yellow Springs High School representative to run at the state track meet in Columbus on Saturday, June 6, Brock GunderKline finished 10th in the 800-meter run in 1:59.4. That time was a tad slower than the personal record of 1:58.95 he set at the regional meet the previous weekend, but GunderKline beat David Curtin, the Cincinnati Hills runner who finished ahead of him at regionals, and earned a laudable spot in his event as the tenth fastest Div. III runner in Ohio.

  • Challenger Soccer to return to village

    Yellow Springs Soccer, Inc., a non-profit organization which promotes the enhancement of soccer in the Yellow Springs community, will host the third annual Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp this summer. The soccer camp will be held June 22–26 at the boys’ soccer practice field located behind the Yellow Springs High School.

  • YSHS computer guru powers down

    Longtime Yellow Springs High School teacher James Ventling is retiring this year after 35 years teaching arts and computer science in the district.

    In an unseasonably warm third-floor classroom humming with rows of PC computers and hulking monitors, veteran teacher James Ventling surveyed the space, occasionally forced to peer around bundled groups of wires fed down from the ceiling. On the walls were maps of constellations, renderings of virtual landscapes and examples of graphic design.

  • Council split on land plan

    At the June 1 meeting of Yellow Springs Village Council, Council members differed sharply on the appropriateness of Council making changes in the Village Comprehensive Land Use Plan at this time. The plan was recently revised by the Planning Commission and submitted to Council for approval.

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