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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 2

  • Memorial die-in at Walmart to mark anniversary of Crawford’s death

    John Booth, Maria Booth and Liz Porter, from left, were among the several hundred people at a December die-in at the Beavercreek Walmart, protesting the police shooting of John Crawford III last Aug. 5 Another die-in takes place Weds., Aug. 5, at the Beavercreek Walmart to mark the anniversary of Crawford's death.

    A die-in and memorial for John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police on Aug. 5, 2014 at the Beavercreek Walmart, will take place 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the same store where Crawford died.

  • Village Council race heats up

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    With just two weeks to go before the Aug. 5 filling deadline, seven villagers have thrown their hats in the ring for three open seats on Village Council in the Nov. 3 elections.

  • Local officer cleared of charges

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    During last week’s trial in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, a Springfield prosecutor asked a jury to find Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod guilty of two criminal charges — assault and interfering with civil rights — following a November 5 incident in which Penrod forcibly took a camera away from a villager attempting to videotape an encounter with police.

  • McGruder to discuss new book on race, real estate

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    Dr. Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, will read from his new 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 Antioch campus.

  • Friends Music Camp concert on Saturday

    Campers and staff from Friends Music Camp present their annual Yellow Springs concert this Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 at Mills Lawn gym. Last year's concern is shown above.

    The annual Yellow Springs concert by Friends Music Camp campers and staff takes place this Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Lawn gym.

  • Council race heats up

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    Interested citizens have two weeks left to pick up petitions at the Greene County Board of Elections and join the races for three open seats on Village Council, two on school board and two on Township Trustees.

  • New faces in local schools

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    Five new teachers were introduced to the school board and community at last week’s regular meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education. The board approved one-year contracts for the teachers for the upcoming school year.

  • Penrod found not guilty

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    Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was found not guilty of assault, interfering with civil rights and disorderly conduct after a three-day trial at the Greene county Court of Common Pleas.

  • Few newcomers in fall election races

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    With only a month to go before the filing deadline, several incumbents and only two newcomers have shown interest in November’s election for Village Council, Yellow Springs Board of Education and Miami Township Trustees.

  • Tom Gray of Tom’s Market — 50 years in the grocery trade

    Tom Gray, owner of Tom’s Market, has been with the store 50 years, and the store will celebrate the anniversary with free hot dogs on July 17–18. Gray is shown here in the store’s produce department, which underwent extensive renovation last year. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Tom Gray was a high school freshman when he got his first job, as a bag boy at Luttrell’s, the grocery store on Xenia Avenue. In 2001, Gray purchased the grocery, which is now Tom’s Market.