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  • Aaron’s Lens – Season’s Trimmings

    It would be inappropriate not to have some seasonal images this time around, so I decided to get some shots of the many “trimmings”, wreaths, and trees that adorn the streets this time of year. I wanted to stay on topic, so my apologies for not including images from other holidays.

  • BLOG-The Pet Pumpkin and the Pretender

    A pumpkin is granted a short reprieve. Instead, I take up a butternut squash to make pie for the holiday table.

  • VIDEO: Hundreds protest police shooting at Walmart

    Several hundred people, including many villagers such as Jeanna Breza, at left, attended a protest at Walmart this afternoon to protest the August police shooting of John Crawford at the store. Two people were arrested, including Sandy King of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Several hundred people, including a large percentage from Yellow Springs, descended on the Beavercreek Walmart at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

  • New director at Coretta Scott King Center— Focus on diversity, social justice

    Mila Cooper began her work in September as the new director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual Freedom on the Antioch College campus. She comes to the village after 12 years as director of community outreach at Baldwin Wallace College. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Mila Cooper was hired as the director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College this fall.

  • Bulldog sports round-up

    YSHS point guard Elizabeth Smith sped around a Springfield defender during her team’s 45–40 home victory last week. Smith led her team with 18 points. She is averaging nearly 20 points per game this season. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    BASKETBALL Boys remain undefeated The YSHS boys varsity basketball team got a big win at Xenia Christian on Friday night to remain undefeated at 4–0 (1–0). The Bulldogs destroyed the Ambassadors, 68-37, thanks in part to junior guard Devon Perry’s six three-pointers. Perry finished with a game-high 18 points, followed by Kaner Butler with 17, […]

  • First college production at new theater— ‘Softcops’ is timely, provocative

    Antioch College presents “Softcops,” a surrealist look at state control and torture at the Foundry Theater at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13. It is the first faculty-directed play at the renovated theater. From left are Hannah Priscilla Craig, Cole Gentry, Sean Allen, Spencer Glazer and Alli King. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The purpose of theater being to hold “the mirror up to nature,” in Hamlet’s dictum, the choice for the first faculty-directed play in Antioch College’s renovated Foundry Theater is fitting.

  • BLOG — Santa at the Glen

    Santa and Mrs. Claus can to the Glen building on Sat. Dec. 13. Nika Nelson, age 4, shared with Santa her wish list this year, a Frozen ice castle and a pink dress. (Photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Santa and Mrs. Claus can to the Glen on Sat. Dec. 13. About 30 kids came out to say ‘Hi’ and tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year.

  • Group demands justice for Crawford

    Villagers, from left, Joan Chappelle, Cheryl Smith and Bomani Moyenda, and nearly 100 others attended a demonstration at the Greene County courthouse in Xenia on Monday evening to highlight the injustice of John Crawford’s death by police shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart in August. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, just as most workers were heading home for the day, a group of about 100 people, mostly from Yellow Springs, were just arriving for an evening protest at the Xenia courthouse.

  • Wanda Rebecca Johnson

    Wanda Rebecca Johnson passed away on Dec. 5, at the Springfield Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. She was 84. Wanda was born in 1931, the daughter of Earl and Gladys Glass of Xenia, Ohio, the third of seven children. After completing school in Xenia, she went to work as a legal secretary in the law […]

  • Arlene Motter

    Arlene Motter passed away on Dec. 6 after a courageous three year battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Arlene was born on Jan. 19, 1935, in Boston, Mass., to Vincent and Catherine (King) DeBonis. After graduating from Winthrop High School, Arlene worked as a telephone operator. She met Joe Motter while he was stationed at Fort Banks […]

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