Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 17

  • Pool closed 2 days after herbicide application— Spraying sparks controversy

    Several villagers spoke passionately and heatedly about their frustrations and fears around the Wednesday, June 12, overuse of herbicides on the grass around the Gaunt Park pool at Village Council’s June 17 meeting.

  • Both water, soil deemed safe at pool

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    Soil samples form around Gaunt Park pool showed chemicals at far below the levels at which humans can be exposed and not show any ill effects. The pool opened Friday.

  • Swimming pool opens Friday

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    The Gaunt Park pool will open on Friday, June 21, at its regular time after water samples taken after an overuse of herbicides in the pool area came back with no evidence of contamination.

  • Village staff to alert swimmers about overuse of herbicide

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    The Village will contact those who swam in the Gaunt Park pool from last Wednesday to its closing late Friday afternoon to alert them that herbicides had been applied inappropriately Wednesday morning to the grass around the pool.

  • Emergency Council meeting on pool closure

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    The Yellow Springs Village Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday morning, June 16 at 9 a.m. in Council chambers to discuss the pool closing yesterday due to herbicide application.

  • Downtown lighting gets a makeover

    Village electric crew members Dan Mayenschein (in bucket), Chris Hamilton and Jane Hamilton installed one of the three new streetlights on Xenia Avenue last week. They will install 18 new lights on Dayton Street soon.

    New streetlights were installed on Xenia Avenue last week, and will be installed on Dayton Street soon.

  • A new lighting look downtown

    Village electric crew members Dan Mayenschein (in bucket) Chris Hamilton and Jane Hamilton installed one of the three new streetlights on the north end of Xenia Avenue on Monday. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Villagers who venture downtown this week may notice that the Village electric crew finished installing three street lamps at the north end of downtown.

  • Village Council— Rehab option for water plant

    Regarding how best to source local water, Village Council may have the option of rehabbing the village’s current water plant.

  • Village Council—Needed repairs to water lines will add cost

    The Village needs to plan on adding an additional $1.6 million onto the final cost of either purchasing drinking water from Springfield or building a new water plant, consulting engineer John Eastman told Council at its May 20 meeting.

  • Remembered

    About 20 local men and women from the Yellow Springs Odd Fellows lodge placed American flags on the graves of veterans and Odd ­Fellows at the Glen Forest Cemetery last Friday afternoon.

  • Mosquito control takes a village

    For the first time this year, villagers are on the front lines of preventing West Nile virus in Yellow Springs. Specifically, local residents need to start looking for sources of standing water in their yards, in order to help eliminate mosquito breeding in the village.

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