Articles From March 2011

  • Tricksters skate to springtime tunes

    Colby Gulick, from Grove City, took a turn playing skate while other youth watched and waited for their time to shine. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    About 100 people from the village and region showed up for music and tricking at Saturday’s Super Spectacular Extraordinarily Energized Skarstic Festival at the Yellow Springs Skate Park.

  • Two seniors commit to playing college ball

    YSHS varsity basketball coach Brad Newsome joined Ian Wimberly, left, and Ryan Phillips, right, at the signing event on Friday, when they committed to playing college basketball for their selected colleges. (photo by Nick Dudukovich)

    On Friday, April 16, Yellow Springs High School seniors Ian Wimberly and Ryan Phillips signed letters of intent to play college basketball next season. Wimberly will attend Urbana University and Phillips will lend his talent to North Carolina’s Guilford College. The two seniors made their intentions official in front of friends and family gathered in a crowded high school library.

  • Anthrotech opens doors

    Anthrotech President Bruce Bradtmiller spoke to visitors about the business's largest project ever at its temporary training site at Creative Memories on Thursday evening. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    About 40 people attended the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce After Hours open house held Thursday, April 15, at the Anthrotech’s temporary training quarters at the Creative Memories location on Dayton Street.

  • Village Station gets approval

    At its April 12 meeting Village Planning Commission renewed a conditional use permit for a commercial and residential development at 150 Railroad Street at the corner of Dayton Street that had been dormant for nearly three years.

  • YSI wins Third Frontier grant

    YSI Incorporated, in collaboration with Riehl Engineering and the University of Cincinnati, was recently announced as one of only six recipients statewide of a 2010 Ohio Third Frontier grant.

  • Basora top choice for superintendent

    The Yellow Springs School Board hiring committee announced Thursday, April 8, that Mario Basora is the finalist for the position of superintendent.

    Yellow Springs school board members will soon visit Wyoming Middle School in Cincinnati, the top performing school in the state — and the home school of superintendent finalist candidate Mario Basora, who was announced as the finalist at the Thursday, April 8, school board meeting.

  • Local midwife serves poor in Haiti

    Nurse midwife Cindy Farley spent a week in March in Haiti volunteering medical services to residents of the earthquake-torn city of Port-au-Prince. She will give a talk with slides of her visit at a Presbyterian church soup supper fundraiser on Friday, April 16, 5–7 p.m. Tickets are $7; kids under 5 free.

    Local nurse midwife Cindy Farley had provided medical care in underdeveloped countries before. So when she agreed to go to Haiti for a week at the end of March, she thought she was well prepared for the job.

  • College welcomes dancers back

    This weekend’s Community Dance Concert, to take place at the Antioch College south gym, will feature a wide array of villagers, including those in the photo. In the back row, from left, are Curtis Bliss, holding his son, Braiden, Stefan Turner, Amanda Hamisch and Brendan Sheehan. In the second row, from left, are Kristen Foster and Elizabeth Lutz (seated on suitcases), Amelia Tarpey (behind suitcase), Helen Reed, Jade Turner, Lucas Mulhall, Savana Amos and Charlotte Walkey. In the front row are Arielle Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Liam Lutz, Marta Mari-Crocker and Aidan Lutz. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    After nearly a decade of success under the guidance of Valerie Blackwell-Truitt, the Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert has a new face — three new faces, to be exact.

  • College leaders give update

    Antioch College leaders are inviting villagers to meet with them and hear an update on progress at the new college on Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presyterian Church.

  • Schools support Rwanda grant

    The laughter-filled April 8 school board meeting saw the approval of two new principals for village schools, the naming of the finalist candidate for the superintendent position, and the announcement of two new multi-age classrooms in the elementary school during the 2010–2011 school year.

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