Articles From March 2011

  • Alternative vet clinic is approved

    An alternative veterinary office will soon be a new business on the corner of Stafford and Union Streets, after Village Planning Commission approved at its Monday, June 8 meeting a proposal to turn an unoccupied house into a small clinic.

  • Tasers: effective or too easy?

    Since the Yellow Springs Police Department began arming its officers with Tasers in August 2008, the stun guns have been deployed seldom and according to departmental policy, Police Chief John Grote said in a recent interview.

  • Commencement conviviality

    Seventy-two members of the Yellow Springs High School class of 2009 commenced on Thursday, June 4, carrying with them high spirits and attitude as they exited the stage. Amber Singleton, bottom left, flashed her diploma and a smile; Principal John Gudgel, center, was bejeweled by graduates as a ceremonial gesture of their affection for him; and at bottom right, Steven Scott, left, and Kevin Sikes-Gilbert turned their tassels at the end of the commencement ceremony.

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  • Yellow Springs Youth Baseball

    More than 60 area youth kicked off the 2009 Yellow Springs Youth Baseball Minor League season this past weekend. In the season opener Friday, June 5, the Pirates outlasted the Dragons 16–11 in a game that saw both teams pound out 25 hits.

  • Summer open gym for girls basketball players

    The McKinney School and Yellow Springs High School girls basketball program is offering open gym sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. The sessions began Tuesday, June 23, and are open to any middle and high school girls interested in playing basketball.

  • T-ball begins

    Perry League, Yellow Springs’ T-ball program, opens its 2009 season Friday night, June 5, 6:30 p.m. at Gaunt Park. The village’s non-competitive beginners baseball program is open to girls and boys ages 2–9. Two- and three-year-olds are welcome if accompanied on the diamond by an adult.

  • 3on3 basketball registration

    Registration is still open for the Street Fair Shootout 3on3 basketball tournament during the Yellow Springs Street Fair on Saturday, June 13, at the Bryan Community Center outdoor courts. There are girls and boys divisions for grade school (up to 6th grade), middle school (7-8th) and high school (9-12th) players.

  • Girls medal but don’t advance

    For the YSHS girls team at the Division III regional track meet on Friday, the 4×200 relay finished seventh in 1:48.66, with Ryder Comstock, Elizabeth Gonder, Brenda Jones and Melodie Wright. The same girls came in eighth in the 4×400 in 4:23.03.

  • Ray Schiff memorial set

    A memorial service will be held for Ray Schiff on Sunday, June 7, beginning 1 p.m., at the Glen Helen Building. Schiff died on Feb. 10. He was a long time Yellow Springs resident, having come here in 1957 to work at YSI.

  • Run, walk for kids’ center

    Last summer Children’s Center kids enjoyed the company of three big kid volunteers. Pictured are, top row, from left to right, Jordan Wood, Pete Freeman, Makayla Douglas, Isaac Grushon, Malaya Booth and Jonah Kintner. Bottom row, Isabelle Ellis and volunteers Ben Green, Cory Thompson and Daniel Collett. Children’s Center substitute teacher Andrea Hutson is in top row, back.

    Most daycare centers raise their rates from 3 to 5 percent a year, according to Marlin Newell, director of the Community Children’s Center of Yellow Springs. But even in these trying economic times, the Children’s Center, which has raised rates only twice in the past five years, has decided against increasing fees.

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