Articles From March 2011

  • Memorial Services

    Jim Kitzmiller A service in memory of Jim Kitzmiller will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2–4 p.m. at Clifton Reserve Lodge on South River Road. Joan Brucker A celebration of the life of Joan Wagner Brucker will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at Rockford Chapel, 515 President Street. No […]

  • Kenneth Harris

    On Nov. 8, Kenneth Harris, 59, of Athens, Ga., died with his family by his side. Mr. Harris was born April 5, 1950, to Ople and Albert Harris. He was the third of nine children. Mr. Harris was a naval veteran leaving his service of 20 years with the rank of senior chief petty officer […]

  • Donna Leonard

    Donna Jean Leonard died on May 8, 2009, after a three-year illness, at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald “Jim” and Edith Leonard of Omaha. Donna graduated from Antioch College and thereafter held a number of jobs on campus, serving as director of student housing in the 1970s. […]

  • Deborah Benning

    Longtime village resident and Village Council Clerk Deborah Benning died in the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Miami Valley Hospital, where she had been hospitalized. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the John Bryan Community Center (time pending; check back here for updates). No related posts.

  • Carolion

    Yellow Springs resident Carolion died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Nov. 18. She was 62. Born Caroline Elizabeth Welton April 24, 1947 in Cambridge, Mass., she was the second of four children by Jean and Theodore Welton. Carolion spent her childhood in Oak Ridge, Tenn. where she developed her skills as a young musician […]

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Basketball begins: the Bulldog basketball program will host “Meet the Teams Night” this Saturday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Yellow Springs High School gym. Alumni open basketball tourney: the annual Yellow Springs High School alumni basketball tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26 and 27, at the high school.

  • Parents start local Montessori

    Chaos reigned on a recent Wednesday in the Bryan Center gym, where a toddler play group meets each week. Balls were flying and kids caromed off of each other as mothers stood by watchfully. Then a box of curious looking toys were spread out, and one by one, the children came to sit on their mats and check out the shapes, colors and moving parts of the materials before them. The children were rapt, and according to Nacim Sajabi, they were learning in the Montessori model.

  • Sewage plant work progresses

    While the horses may have their manes a bit ruffled, members of the Village staff are nothing but relieved to have started digging the giant crater behind the Riding Centre that will serve as the overflow basin for the town’s wastewater treatment plant. Thanks to a federal stimulus grant the Village received this year, the […]

  • Vernay site cleanup plans reviewed

    It’s been seven years since Vernay Laboratories signed an order of consent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remediate the contamination centered on the former manufacturing facility on Dayton Street. Since that time, the company has moved its rubber parts production to Georgia and South Carolina, torn down the Dayton Street plant, welcomed Ed […]

  • With assistance, business can thrive in Yellow Springs

    According to the most recent business survey update sponsored by Yellow Springs Community Resources, the village is a pretty good place to do business. Business owners like the village’s location, personality and walkability, and even in a slumped economy, a number of local outfits plan to expand here. But business owners also perceive barriers to growth, including the cost of doing business in the village, the lackluster appearance of the central business district and the age-old concern with lack of parking space downtown.

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