Articles From March 2011

  • Douglas Huff

    Douglas Huff died Tuesday, July 21, at Greene Memorial Hospital, after an six-month illness. He was 57. Doug worked at several places in Yellow Springs, including the Variety Store until it closed, Weaver’s/Tom’s Market and the Antioch School.

  • Dianne Harris

    Dianne M. Harris of Yellow Springs, died Wednesday morning, July 22, at Community Hospital in Springfield. She was 61.

  • Petronella Benton

    Petronella Benton

    Petronella Cornelia Maria Benton, a former resident of Yellow Springs, died after a short illness at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on July 19. She was 68.

  • What are Friends for?

    These 11 local young musicians will perform this Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Lawn gym, as part of the annual Friends Music Camp concert in Yellow Springs. The event is a fundraiser for Glen Helen. Pictured are, back from left, Hollister Fitch, Annabel Welsh, Oona Owen, Erin Grote, Rory Papania, Joshua Seitz, Porter Fitch and Maeve Korkan-Laughlin. In the front row, from left, are Saul Fairlie, Sam Holman Smith and Noah Winold. The local youth are among more than 70 young people attending the camp, which is in its 30th year in Barnesville, Ohio. An article on Friends Music Camp is on page 7 of this week's issue.

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  • Diversity deemed critical for visioning

    At their July 20 meeting, members of Village Council approved the names of visioning steering committee members, but also urged organizers to try harder to find participants from the African-American community.

  • Some villagers are in need

    In some ways, Yellow Springs has been insulated from the most profound aspects of the current economic turmoil. Overall, local housing prices have remained steady, foreclosures are few and several of the village’s largest businesses are linked to the relatively recession-proof industries of education and health care.

  • Arts event seeks feedback

    While arts in the village can seem vital and ever-present, from features in the News to galleries and shows around town, according to Yellow Springs Arts Council members, there is significant work to be done.

  • Life’s richness continues at 100

    On Tuesday, July 21, longtime villager Ruth Bean celebrated her 100th birthday. She is shown here at a party held last Sunday at Ruth’s home at Friends Care Community Assisted Living, with longtime friend and fellow North Dakotan Bev Price.

    Ruth Bean has lived long and fully, from teaching in a midwest country school to walking among lions in Africa. And if she doesn’t remember every detail, given that it’s been 100 years this week since her beginning, she is happy to relive parts of that journey with visitors who do.

  • Yellow Springs Youth Baseball

    It was clear early in the Major League youth baseball season that the Twins were the team to beat, but that’s something neither of the league’s other two teams could manage before the Twins completed a perfect 13–0 season to finish as the undefeated league champions.

  • Douglas Huff

    Douglas Huff died Tuesday, July 21. He was 57. Huff lived just outside Yellow Springs and was a former employee of the Variety Store and Tom’s Market. The family will hold a funeral service at McColaugh’s Funeral Home in Xenia at a date to be determined.

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