Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 22

  • Council takes on distracted driving

    At their March 19 meeting, Village Council members had an initial dialogue on a proposed local law to ban texting while driving. The item was discussion only, although Council plans to vote on an ordinance at its April 2 meeting.

  • Interim chief comes out of retirement

    Former Beavercreek Police Chief Art Scott has come out of retirement (for the second time) to take the position of interim Yellow Springs police chief, following the retirement last week of John Grote. Scott anticipates that his interim position will last three to six months, and he has not yet decided whether to apply for the permanent position. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Former Beavercreek Police Chief Arthur Scott is the Yellow Springs Interim Police Chief, taking the place of John Grote, who retired last week.

  • McKinney focuses on wellness

    McKinney Middle School students are shown last Monday during small group discussions that were part of Re-Do Day, an anti-bullying program. All students took part in the activity, which was part of a weeklong McKinney Wellness Week. The week also included presentations on male and female body image and suicide prevention. (photos Megan Bachman)

    Bullying is a problem everywhere in schools today, according to longtime ­McKinney Middle School teacher Sarah Lowe, and Yellow Springs is no exception.

  • Villager, Tupperware reunited

    Villager Sahara Nosefeather and her favorite piece of Tupperware were recently reunited after the plastic box went missing 25 years ago at a local potluck.

    Villager Sahara Nosefeather and her long lost favorite piece of Tupperware were re-united recently at a potluck, 25 years after the rectangular plastic box had gone missing.

  • AU names new chancellor

    This week Antioch University announced that Felice Nudelman, executive director of education for the New York Times Company, will be the university’s new chancellor beginning July 1. Nudelman will take the place of current Chancellor Toni Murdock, who is retiring at the end of seven years in that position.

  • Closing one door—Bittersweet goodbyes for the chief

    Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote is retiring at the end of this month after 25 years with the department. He’s shown here at his daily morning duty helping Mills Lawn School kids get out of cars and into the school safely. A reception for Chief Grote, plus two other Village retirees, will take place Thursday, March 29, at 11:30 a.m. in rooms A and B at the Bryan Center.

    After 25 years on the local force, Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote’s last day on the job will be Friday, March 30. While his decision was mainly sparked by health concerns — he’s diabetic and has had two heart attacks in recent years — he also feels he has run his course as the Yellow Springs chief.

  • Longtime Village employees to be honored

    Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote is one of three retiring Village employees who will be honored at a reception this Thursday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bryan Community Center, Rooms A and B. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

    Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote and two other longtime Village employees will be honored at a reception this Thursday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bryan Community Center, Rooms A and B.

  • Antioch University names new chancellor

    Felice Nudelman of the New York Times Company has been named the new chancellor of Antioch University, replacing Toni Murdock.

    The Antioch University Board of Governors has appointed Felice Nudelman of the New York Times Company as the university’s new chancellor, replacing Toni Murdock.

  • Bender honored for WWII service

    Villager Jonas Bender will be honored soon for his World War II military service, when he was part of the first group of African Americans to join the Marines. Called the Montford Point Marines, the group was subjected to racism and segregation while in the military. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this spring for its contributions to the war effort. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    As a boy growing up in Mississippi, Jonas Bender knew about racism and segregation. But living in “the oasis of integration” that was the college town of Tougaloo, Bender knew about racism mainly from other people’s stories.

  • Village to begin sidewalk repair

    Village Council took a first step toward implementing its village-wide sidewalk repair project at its March 5 meeting.

  • Wellness week at McKinney

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    Students at McKinney Middle School are experiencing a “Wellness Week” this week at the school, focused on learning healthy behaviors along with becoming aware of the warning signs for troubled peers.

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