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Articles by Diane Chiddister

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  • Village Council moves ahead on CBE land

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    At its Aug. 15 meeting, Viillage Council voted unanimously to accept the 35-acre parcel on the west edge of town known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, which was formerly owned by Community Resources.

  • Guns and grand juries up for reform

    Walmart stores sell their guns behind glass, as pictured above. The Beavercreek Walmart, where John Crawford III was killed two years ago, previously sold air rifles off the shelf, but no longer sells the rifles, according to a store associate. The Xenia Walmart, however, continues to sell air rifles; a recent visit to that store counted 24 varieties of the rifle sold off the shelf. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Fifth article in this series: In Ohio, the public outcry following the police shootings of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice, as well as the growing national dialogue on policing and criminal justice, has led to a variety of recommendations for structural reform in the criminal justice system.

  • 36th annual Book Fair on Saturday

    The 36th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair takes place on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mills Lawn School grounds. Shown above, Blue Jacket Books owner Laurence Hammar is shown at last year's fair with villager Anne Johnson.

    The annual Yellow Springs Book Fair takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Local food activists strategize, plan for a commercial kitchen

    Last fall about 50 people toured the High Street garden of Al Schlueter, shown above gesturing during the tour. A second tour of Schlueter’s garden, along with those of Macy Reynolds and the Antioch Farm, takes place this Sunday, Aug. 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Wellness Center. (Submitted photo)

    A growing interest among villagers around local food has led to an ambitious effort to make the village a regional food hub, with an initial step of creating a commercial kitchen as the first component of a community economic incubator.

  • College brings architect to talk about Antioch College Village

    Architect Jason McLennan will speak Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the South Gym of Antiioch College. He has been engaged to design the first component of the Antioch College Village, the co-housing section.

    Architect Jason McLennan will speak this Saturday, Aug. 13, at the South Gym of Antioch College at 7 p.m.

  • Choosing a college and a town

    Lori Collins-Hall and Chris Burgher are shown here with their dog, Snickers, in the backyard of their Gardendale Drive home. The two moved to Yellow Springs two years ago from upstate New York after Collins-Hall was offered the job of vice president of academic affairs at Antioch College, where she is now provost. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When Lori Collins-Hall and Chris Burgher first visited Yellow Springs two years ago, they were checking out the village as a place to live.

  • Antioch University considers building sale

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    As part of cost-cutting efforts, Antioch University leaders are looking into the best ways to make use of AU’s physical facilities on their five regional campuses.

  • Council OKs CBE land timeline

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    Village Council hopes to move ahead soon with extending infrastructure to the property formerly intended for the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, in order to make the land more attractive for development.

  • Trip to Walmart ends in tragedy

    From left, Yellow Springs residents John and Maria Booth and Liz Porter were among the participants in Black Lives Matter protests at the Beavercreek Walmart in December 2014, following the police shooting death of John Crawford III in August. (News Archive photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Second article in this series: A detailed look at the events around the Crawford shooting.

  • A powerful silence

    Among those attending the village's Black Lives Matter silent vigil were, from left, Terry Graham, Dhyana Graham and Douglas Klappich, all of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    More than 150 villagers lined Xenia Avenue for an hour beginning at noon last Sunday in silent protest against recent shootings of blacks.

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