Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 14

  • Art with heart

    Thirty-one artists from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana sold their wares, including, at top right, jewelry artist Janet Webb from Marion, Ind., who is showing her sterling silver pieces to Janet Heater, left, of Springfield and Phyllis Sloan of Mt. Vernon. The event donates a portion of ticket sales to the schools and the police coat fund; each organization received $392 from the event. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Last Saturday’s Art & Soul art fair, in its second year, drew about 850 shoppers to the Mills Lawn gym for a diverse range of handmade items.

  • Wintrow, Housh, MacQueen win Council

    Karen Wintrow, Brian Housh and Marianne MacQueen (submitted photos)

    An exceptionally large slate of candidates led to an exceptionally close race in the election for Yellow Springs Village Council. Incumbent Karen Wintrow and newcomers Brian Housh and Marianne MacQueen all came within single digits of each other in the race.

  • Human error caused pool herbicide scare

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    Misinformation, a lack of communication and poor judgement all contributed to the gross overuse of a herbicide at the Gaunt Park pool in June, according to an investigation report presented to Village Council at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Council slows CBE funding decision making

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    At their Nov. 4 meeting, Village Council members agreed to slow down a decision on whether to provide about $700,000 in funding for the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

  • Center for Business and Education funding: how much risk?

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    If you build it, will they come? That question lies at the heart of the current debate over whether Village government should contribute about $700,000 to complete development of the CBE.

  • DeWine presents BCI report

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine delivered the finished Bureau of Criminal Investigations, or BCI, report on the shootout and death of villager Paul E. Schenck on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m., to an overflow crowd at John Bryan Center.

    On Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine delivered the finished report of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, or BCI, regarding the July 31 death of villager Paul E. Schenck.

  • Herbicide incident report delivered

    Maria Penrod, right, was all about the water, while Olivia Hale and Maleigha Young, left, sunned themselves before diving in. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At Village Council’s Nov. 4 meeting, Village Solicitor Chris Conard presented a summary of his investigation into the June 12 overuse of herbicide at the Gaunt Park pool that led to the closing of the pool

  • Township Trustee forum— New fire station addressed

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    Candidates for Miami Township Trustee agreed at a forum last Wednesday evening that the greatest challenge facing the newly-elected board will be constructing a new building for the Township offices and fire department.

  • Village Council— CBE funding talk continues

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    At their Oct. 21 meeting, Village Council members moved ahead with a request from Community Resources to pay $800,000 to finance the infrastructure for the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, but asked for something in return: that Community Resources become a state-designated community improvement corporation, or CIC, which would turn the private nonprofit into a quasi-government group.

  • School board forum— Candidates address safety, governance

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    The appropriate role of school board members in regard to school administrators was a focus at both school board candidates’ forums this week and last, as villagers heard candidates speak about their reasons for seeking office, and answer questions.