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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 16

  • Three candidates out of race

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    Three out of the seven candidates who filed to run for seats on Village Council are no longer in the race, having been found ineligible due to problems with their petitions.

  • Cemex wins zoning battle

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    The five-year effort by the international cement company Cemex to expand its mining operation in Greene County came to a conclusion favorable to Cemex but unfavorable to the company’s neighbors Monday night, Aug. 17, when the Fairborn City Council unanimously voted to rezone 450 acres of land from agriculture to mining, overturning an earlier ruling by that city’s planning board.

  • Deceased man identified

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    Yellow Springs police confirmed that the body of a local man was found dead this morning in a car parked on Winter Street. The death appeared to be from natural causes.

  • 2015 local election— Council, Trustees races robust

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    A week after the filing deadline for candidates, this fall’s races for Village Council and Miami Township Trustee look robust, while the school board contest is decidedly calmer, with no challengers for two incumbents. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  • Glen now protected into perpetuity

    After a nine-year effort, Glen Helen is now officially preserved as forever a green space. A collaboration of federal, state and local agencies assisted in the process of raising funds to purchase conservation easements for the Glen. Shown above are leaders Krista Magaw, executive director of Tecumseh Land Trust, and Glen Director Nick Boutis. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A nine-year effort to protect Glen Helen finally came to a successful conclusion last week, with the Glen now preserved as a wild place into perpetuity.

  • Book Fair to celebrate 35th year

    The 35th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Mills Lawn School. Shown is a scene from last year's fair.

    The 35th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Mills Lawn School grounds.

  • Village manager Bates takes on cancer

    Village Manager Patti Bates, a four-time cancer survivor, is training for a three-day, 60-mile walk she’ll make in November as part of the annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraiser. She’s shown here at her first three-day event several years ago, with her friend Lois McNight. (Submitted photo)

    In her first year in the position, Village Manager Patti Bates has shown what some view as uncommon equanimity in a demanding job. And it turns out she’s come by that equanimity naturally. A four-time cancer survivor, Bates knows what’s worth getting steamed at, and what’s not.

  • Solar sheep come to Antioch Farm

    Antioch College's eight "self-fertilizing lawnmowers" arrive at the Antioch College Farm to manage vegetative growth around the five-acre solar array. (Submitted photo)

    Antioch College recently welcomed eight sheep in a pilot project to manage the vegetative growth around the college’s solar array.

  • School board praises 2020 Plan

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    The Yellow Springs school district’s 2020 Plan, which aims to increase student success by enhancing innovation in teaching and learning, appears to be achieving its goals.

  • Antioch College historian eyes race, community

    Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, will discuss his latest book, Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem 1890–1920, on Tuesday, Aug. 4. at 7 p.m. at McGregor 113 on the college campus. He will also sign copies of this book, which was recently published by Columbia University Press. (Photo By diane chiddister)

    But Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, tells the story of early white Harlem residents who appeared to hold diverse views of their African-American neighbors. And he believes that Harlem was originally a place of aspiration for the blacks who moved there.

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