Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 28

  • Village Council— New law bans texting while driving

    At their April 2 meeting, Village Council members unanimously passed a new ordinance that would make it illegal to text while driving in Yellow Springs.

  • Council eyes economic plan

    Village Council members at their April 2 meeting heard a review of the recent Economic Sustainability Plan by several members of the Village Economic Sustainability Commission.

  • YSHSTAA’s Curtain Warmer­— Keeping theater alive for the kids

    The Yellow Springs High School spring musical, Grease, will be presented this weekend and next at the Mills Lawn gym, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2. This Saturday, April 14, the Yellow Springs High School Theater Arts Association presents its annual Curtain Warmer fundraiser, with food and drink at the Morgan House, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $25. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Performing in theater helps students feel a part of a team, learn to memorize lines and organize information, respect deadlines, develop empathy and build self esteem. And above all, it’s fun.

  • Yellow Springs Buffet to close

    The Yellow Springs Buffet and Diner will close at the end of the day today, April 13, after almost six months of business, due to disappointing sales, according to owner Don Bowling. Villagers can still eat at the restaurant's $5 buffet during business hours today.

    The Yellow Springs Buffet and Diner will close at the end of the day today, April 13, due to disappointing business.

  • Auditions for ‘Our Town’ on Saturday

    Auditions for a June production of "Our Town" will take place this Saturday, April 14, from 2–5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The play will be presented by a group of local theater enthusiasts, many of whom are shown here in last year's production of "The Cherry Orchard." Shown above are, in front, Natalie Sanders, Marsha Nowik and Gary Reimers; behind are Ali Thomas and Howard Shook. The upcoming production will be produced by Kay Reimers.

    A group of local theater lovers, the Center Stage Community Theater, is holding auditions on April 14 for a summer production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”

  • Temporary chief doesn’t take to 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)

    Yellow Springs Interim Police Chief Arthur Scott tried retirement, but it didn’t take. So instead he decided to go to Afghanistan. When he returned to the United States, he was ready to dive into the work world again.

  • Council hears art policy concerns

    At the April 2 Village Council meeting, Council members heard from artists in the community regarding Council’s plan to develop a new policy on art in Village-owned public spaces.

  • Leadership shift at Midwest

    The day-to-day operations of Antioch University Midwest are under a new leader, since President Michael Fishbein, while still maintaining his title, is no longer on the premises. Dr. Ellen Hall, who was recently named provost of Midwest, is now responsible for running the school.

  • Politics divide local Catholics

    Recently, some parishioners have made public their distress that St. Paul Catholic Church has become more politically conservative and at the same time less welcoming to Yellow Springs residents.

  • 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.

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