Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 18

  • First Education Conference— AUM, college collaborate on kids

    An upcoming educational conference at Antioch University Midwest and Antioch College seeks to address topics of concern to many local parents and educators: how technology affects children, and how best to create safe, healthy schools.

  • AUM, Antioch College collaborate on education conference

    Sarah Wallis of Antoch University Midwest and Jennifer Berman of Antioch College are organizers of the upcoming education conference, : Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible."

    Antioch College and Antioch University Midwest will collaborate on the education conference, “The Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible,” a two-day event on May 8 and 9.

  • What has changed since Newtown?

    The shooting tragedy Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., galvanized gun control advocates, who immediately called for stepped-up efforts on both the federal and state levels. It also galvanized those who support gun rights, who vowed to beat back attempts at new legislation. What has changed?

  • Barr house to disappear in a controlled burn

    The historic house on the Barr property downtown will be burned in a training exercise this month, according to Miami Township Fire Chief Colin Altman at Village Council’s April 1 meeting.

  • Climate change hike Saturday at the Glen

    Wright State University professors Allen Hunt and Don Cippolini will lead a hike in Glen Helen on Saturday, April 6, with a focus on climate change relevant to the Glen. The hike begins at 11 a.m. at the Trailside Museum.

  • The pros and cons of local dispatch

    One evening when Teresa Newsome was on duty as dispatcher at the Yellow Springs Police Department, she received a call from a worried villager. The woman’s elderly husband, who had some dementia, had taken a walk and, after several hours, not returned. Newsome knew both the woman and her husband, and she dispatched a police officer to look for the man.

  • Village Council— West Nile spraying nixed

    Yellow Springs will not be sprayed with insecticide this summer in response to the presence of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos, unless the health department determines the village is in a state of emergency. Rather, mosquito control will involve working with villagers to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and the use of larvicide to kill the insect larvae.

  • Local filmmakers win MacArthur grant

    Local filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar were recently awarded a MacArthur grant for Reinvention Stories, a multimedia project with WYSO radio. Reichert is shown above interviewing a Dayton resident last summer.

    Filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar were recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation for Reinvention Stories, a joint project with WYSO public radio.

  • Village Council— Dispatch on chopping block

    How important is it to villagers to have local police dispatchers? Village Council members want to hear from the community.

    “We need to hear from citizens how valued our current system is. Is money more important?” said Council member Rick Walkey at Council’s March 18 ­meeting.

  • Opinions mixed over zoning update

    While the phrase “zoning code” is not known to inspire enthusiasm, it lies at the heart of how land is used in the village, a topic that sparks strong opinions.

    “As became very clear to me on my first five years on Council, land–use decisions bring out the passion in Yellow Springers!” Council member Lori Askeland wrote in a recent email. “And that passion is because people care deeply about this place.”

  • Yellow Springs Experience: Bronze Symposium— Casting for artistic collaboration

    As with many Yellow Springs initiatives, the upcoming Yellow Springs Experience: National Bronze Sculpture Symposium, to take place in October 2013, grew from a series of local conversations, of villagers talking to each other.

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