Articles From March 2011

  • A petrifying parade of grade-school ghouls

    Treats await Mills Lawn School students on their return from their annual Halloween Parade.

    Last Friday, Oct. 29, Mills Lawn School students once again set out to spook downtown via the annual Halloween Parade.

  • Ghostly tales spook town throughout its history

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    Among Yellow Springs’ most well-known ghost stories are tales more than 100 years old — the “Jersey Angel” and “Thunderstorm Ghost.” Read them here.

  • Dead again

    Many limber and enthusiastic villagers, both children and adults, showed up at the Bryan Community Center gym on Saturday, Oct. 23, to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” as part of “Thrill the World,” a worldwide simultaneous dance to the Jackson tune. Ali Thomas, shown at right, and Jade Turner taught the dance at several rehearsals during the week. The dance will be repeated this Saturday, Oct. 30, at 9:30 p.m. in front of Sam & Eddie’s Open Books in downtown. Yellow Springs Dance is sponsoring the events. (photo by Vanessa Query)

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  • School’s 5-year forecast in red

    The current school district budget picture, as presented by district Treasurer Dawn Weller at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting, shows that expenditures are increasing at a greater rate than revenues, and the local district will begin running a negative cash balance at the beginning of the 2013 school year.

  • Tales of hauntings in the village

    Apparitions and ghostly music at Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Loaves of bread flying off the counter at the Sunrise Cafe. Disembodied voices in Antioch’s Main Building. Chairs traveling through the air in the Union Schoolhouse. A phantom walking around John Bryan State Park.

  • Green space funds proposed

    To preserve the Jacoby Greenbelt on the western edge of Yellow Springs, Village Council should have sufficient greenbelt funds to act quickly when landowners are ready to sell, according to Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw at Council’s Oct. 14 meeting.

  • On Halloween, boo to you, too

    After six years telling ghost stories for children during Halloween season, the Yellow Springs Tale Spinners — from left, Jonatha Wright, Harold Wright and Eric Wolf — will tell scary tales for adults only this Sunday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. The group will also tell ghost stories for children this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spooky Barn at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Not shown is troupe member Lisa Holmes. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Have you heard about the ghost cows in the village, and the long-dead owner who some people still hear calling his herd? Or about the retired steamboat captain who built a home the shape of his ship, with a bell that allegedly can still be heard on foggy nights?

  • VIDEO – Oct. 26 tornado warning in Yellow Springs

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    Yellow Springs residents got a good soaking Tuesday, Oct. 26, but aside from a few fallen trees, that was about all.

  • Melvin J. E. Steinberg

    Melvin J. E. Steinberg died Oct. 23. He was 75. Mel was born Feb. 4, 1935. He moved to Yellow Springs in 1964 with his wife, Gail, and became a tenured professor at Antioch College in the mathematics department.

  • Malcolm ‘Mac’ Gillespie

    The Reverend Dr. Malcolm E. “Mac” Gillespie was born Feb. 2, 1927. He married Irene Katherine Gillespie on June 18, 1949. Mac was ordained on July 10, 1955 at the First Congregational Church in Bethany, Conn.