Articles From March 2011

  • Marion S. Meigs

    A military memorial service for Major Marion S. “Marty” Meigs will be held on Saturday, April 3, 1:30–4 p.m. in the Glen Helen Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the National Veterans Services Fund at nvsf.org.

  • Ellie Ridinger

    A memorial celebration of the life of Ellie Ridinger will be held in the dining room of Friends Care Center on Wednesday, April 28. Friends may gather any time after 2 p.m. to view slides and mementos of Ellie’s life.

  • Charlotte A. Jordan

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    Charlotte A. (Adams) Jordan died Monday, March 23, after a lengthy illness. She was 86. Charlotte was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Yellow Springs to Della Baber and Lewis Adams. She professed her faith in Christ at a young age and was a member of Central Chapel A.M.E. Church.

  • In time for spring, an artistic blooming on Dayton Street

    JafaGirls Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu

    “Flower power” will take on new meaning soon in Yellow Springs, as colorful blossoms spring to life on benches and poles on Dayton and Corry Streets, just in time for the greening of spring. It’s the latest project from Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon, also known as the JafaGirls.

  • Neighborhood gardens grow community, savings

    Neighborhood gardens — shared plots for gardening with others near and within neighborhoods on Village-owned land — are new to Yellow Springs, and may be growing on land near you this year.

  • Health concerns lead to ‘No Visioning’

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    Excessive visioning may be harmful to your health, according to the Greene County Combined Health District and consequently villagers are being ordered to take part in an upcoming “No Visioning” week.

  • “Mobile” edition old news

    In response to the demands of a changing demographic of younger readers used to getting their news on the fly, the Yellow Springs News pointed out Thursday that its product has been “mobile,” since 1880.

  • Knitters’ art shredded to bits

    Thinking it was overgrown grass gone wild, school groundskeeper Craggy Conman threw his John Deere into high gear over the weekend and sheared the front lawn at Mills Lawn School down to an inch high. Luckily, he was only halfway done when he realized he had just shredded the artwork of Javabrite girls Nancine Lemon and Corrie Barakinanigloo, who have spent the past six months under a tarp knitting each of the lawn’s nearly 83 million blades of grass by hand.

  • Cat park claws for concern

    A proposed cat park, similar to the one above in Filene, Ohio, is attracting the attention of Feline Aid Trust, a group committed to shoring up the health of village cats.

    At its March 22 meeting, Village Council considered plans for a proposed cat park in Yellow Springs. The idea for a cat park was pitched by a group of villagers concerned with the general health and well-being of the village’s numerous domestic cats, and also upset that dog owners might be getting favorable treatment.

  • College to produce ‘patty power’

    Matthew Dirt, interim president of the college formerly known as Antioch, gathers with some of his favorite Methane producers, from left, Lily, Kobe, Suzie, Stanley (partially obscured), Ol' Bess, and Tulip.

    In a surprise move, the leaders of the new Antioch College recently announced that they’re scrapping plans to reopen the school as an independent liberal arts college. Instead, they plan to launch a center for the production of alternative energy, specifically, converting bovine feces into biogas.

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