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Articles by Diane Chiddister

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  • Choral group to perform

    The Calmus Ensemble from Leipzig, Germany to perform on Sunday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. (Submitted Photo)

    The Calmus Ensemble will perform choral music on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church as part of Chamber Music Yellow Springs.

  • Sheriff seeks help from community in double murder

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced at 7:30 p.m. this evening that two bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road, although names were not released. Photo by Dylan Taylor Lehman

    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from villagers in solving the murders of Skip Brown and Sherri Mendenhall, who were shot and killed on Sunday.

  • Man, woman found dead at East Enon Road duplex identified

    Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners recently released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners Monday afternoon released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. The incident is being investigated as a double-homicide.

  • Interim chief update

    The Village of Yellow Springs is beginning the process of finding an interim police chief since the resignation of Chief Dave Hale.

  • Art for listening, understanding

    Standing in front of a wall-size poem by Umvikeli G. Scott Jones are Herndon Gallery Curater Jennifer Wenker, center, and student assistants Daniel Cox and Kathryn Olson. The poem is part of the new exhibit, “Living in Divided States,” which features the work of 50 area artists at Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Those entering the Herndon Gallery’s “Living in Divided States” exhibit will first hear the voices, female and male, rising and falling in pitch, in intensity.

  • Peaceful ball drop turns ugly

    Police from at least six municipalities and agencies joined Yellow Springs police in a presence downtown on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that many villagers found hostile and aggressive. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Kinner Fischer)

    Lance Rudegeair had dropped the New Year’s ball at 12 a.m., and was still up on the ladder when the police car lights began flashing. Then came the sirens. It was 12:08 a.m. The sound was deafening.

  • YSPD chief resigns; villagers demand better policing

    More than 250 villagers crowded into the Bryan Center gym Tuesday night for a special Council meeting about tensions with police at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. About 40 people spoke, including Ian MacDonald, above. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On Tuesday evening a crowd overflowing the Bryan Center gym heard a statement from Police Chief Dave Hale offering his resignation in the aftermath of what many perceived as overly aggressive and hostile police behavior at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

  • 2016: Yellow Springs year in Review — Village Council

    A groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday kicked off construction of Yellow Springs' new water treatment plant. Construction of the plant, which will cost $7.2 million, begins on Oct. 1 and will take approximately 15 months. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    2016: Yellow springs year in Review — Village Council

  • 2016: Yellow Springs year in Review — Village life

    A group of about 250 demonstrators gathered on Xenia Avenue last week to “repudiate the bigotry and disgraceful behavior” exemplified by Trump’s comments on the “Access Hollywood” video. Among them were, from left, Will Gregor, Teresa Dunphy, Tommaso Gregor, Beth Holyoke and Andy Holyoke. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    2016: Yellow springs year in Review — Village life

  • Police chief resigns

    Police Chief Dave Hale announced his resignation, in a statement read by Village Manager Patti Bates at tonight’s special Council meeting. The meeting addressed police tactics that caused distress and chaos for many at the recent New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

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