Articles From March 2011

  • Norah’s no longer open, for now

    Starting Friday, Norah Byrnes voluntarily stopped serving breakfast in her home. According to officials, complaints about the activity in the home over the past year caused regulators to become aware that Byrnes may be operating outside zoning regulations.

  • Zoning effectiveness a concern

    To see a larger version of the revised zoning map, please click on the link below at the end of the article.

    While Council and Planning Commission officials and Technical Review Committee members applauded the proposed zoning code draft for its new clarity and usability, several raised concerns that the revised code could end up making local development less likely, rather than more.

  • Evelyn Randall

    Evelyn Randall

    Evelyn L. Randall of Springfield died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 15. She was 86.

  • WYSO, college are reunited

    Antioch College will get back its longtime local radio station WYSO as part of a tentative agreement approved this week with Antioch University, which had retained control of the FM station when the College was purchased by alumni in 2009.

  • Glen both source, subject for poets

    Glen Helen will be celebrated through poetry this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vernet Ecological Center, formerly the Glen Helen Building. Shown above are organizers Ed Davis, left, and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust, with Jack Whitacre, who will all read poetry, along with other local and regional writers. The event is sponsored by TLT and the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister(

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Yellow Springs community is invited to celebrate the Glen at “In the Spirit of the Glen: A night of nature-inspired poetry.” Eighteen poets will share their original nature-inspired work, and an open mic will also be available.

  • Potters’ urn honors a tiny, brief life

    John Bryan Community Pottery members, from left, Carol Culbertson, Lynn Riewerts Carine, and Cindy Butler-Jones, designed and crafted a memorial urn for an Arkansas baby born with a severe birth defect. They worked free-of-charge to honor baby Hope, who lived for just 28 hours after she was born in October. See photos of the finished urn below. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Three Yellow Springs potters were commissioned to create a memorial urn for baby Hope and spent six weeks designing and crafting her final resting place.

  • Medieval plays tap a new root

    A small group of local residents will present a new winter solstice play “Return to the Garden: A Ceremony for the New Time” on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in Westminster Hall at the Presbyterian Church. The players gathered in front of Rockford Chapel where they have been rehearsing, including, from right, back row: Caryn Diamond, Abby Cobb, Jenny Johnson, Saul Kola, Jennifer Johnson, Anna McClure, Rob Kola; front row: Camíla Dallas-González, Arielle Johnson, Eve Diamond, Phillip Diamond, Autumn Kola, Jacob McClure and Tomé Rios. (Photo by lauren Heaton)

    “Return to the Garden: A Ceremony for the New Time” will be presented Saturday, Dec. 22, the evening of the solstice, at 7 p.m. in Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Local author SJ Drum­— Glen inspires supernatural tale

    Area author S.J. Drum published four works of fiction this year, including Surprisingly Supernatural, a paranormal romance set in Yellow Springs. Drum is pictured at Dino’s Cappuccinos, where she pens most of her books. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Area author S.J. Drum re-imagines the village as a place for the paranormal in her book, Surprisingly Supernatural, published by Eternal Press in August. And the depiction is not too far off.

  • 2012 News holiday schedules

    Due to the holidays, the News will be open next Monday, Dec. 24, until noon, closed Christmas Day, and will re-open on Wednesday morning, Dec. 26. The deadline for ads, news items or letters is Monday, Dec. 24, at noon.

  • Board of Zoning Appeals

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