Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 3

  • Council talks pesticides

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    At their Aug. 4 meeting, Village Council members began a dialogue on how to address pest and weed control on Village property in light of the temporary moratorium on herbicide and pesticide use that Council put into place last year after an overuse of an herbicide at the Gaunt Park pool.

  • Village Manager Patti Bates­— She likes getting things done

    Patti Bates is in her fifth week as the new Yellow Springs Village manager. She and her husband, Mike, are looking for a house in the village, and are thinking of building. (photo by Daine Chiddister)

    New Village Manager Patti Bates read with interest recent news stories about a water main break on the UCLA campus that flooded campus parking lots.
    “Aging infrastructure — these problems are facing everyone, especially small towns,” she said in an interview last week. “And when things go wrong, you have to fix it.”

  • Yellow Springs village revenues higher than expected

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    A mid-year budget review at Village Council’s July 21 meeting offered good news regarding Village general fund revenues.

  • Yellow Springs is SWAT member

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    In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the growing number of SWAT team raids in this country. Since the 1980s, police departments’ use of SWAT has risen about 1,500 percent, resulting in about 148 SWAT raids daily, according to University of Eastern Kentucky criminal justice professor Peter Kraska in a June 9 New York Times article.

  • She led with her heart and her spirit

    Local resident Becky Teilhet, who died after being struck by lightning in Colorado July 11, is shown here with some of her beloved canine friends. (Submitted photo)

    Becky Teilhet was beloved by many in the Yellow Springs community, known by family and friends for her unusually kind and generous nature.

  • Village Council denies appeal to stop solar array

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    At its July 21 meeting, Village Council voted unanimously to deny an appeal of Planning Commission’s June 23 decision to allow a solar array at Antioch College. The decision means that the college solar project is allowed to go forward.

  • Only 1 birthday wish: save manatees!

    Mackenzie Horton, age 9, is raising money to help rehabilitate manatees, which are often injured by boats. She's shown at the Columbus Zoo.

    Mackenzie Horton of Yellow Springs, age 9, is raising money to help save manatees.

  • New Herndon director on job

    Jennifer Wenker is the new creative director of the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus. (Photo by Jen Wheeler)

    Jennifer Wenker is the new creative director of the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus.

  • NAMImobile to educate on mental illness

    The “NAMImobile,” a traveling educational bus to fight stigma of mental illness visits the Yellow Springs Village BP at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The event is hosted by the National Association on Mental Illness Yellow Springs affiliate. (Submitted photo)

    A bus from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be in Yellow Springs Tuesday, July 22, to help educate villagers on mental illness.

  • SIDEBAR—Referendum effort begins

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    A group of villagers is launching a campaign to put on the November ballot the question of whether the Village should fund the CBE infrastructure

  • Council gives CBE final approval

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    At Monday’s meeting, Village Council in a 3–2 vote gave final approval to funding the Center for Business and Education infrastructure. Karen Wintrow, Gerry Simms and Brian Housh voted for the CBE funding and Lori Askeland and Marianne MacQueen voted against.

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