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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 3

  • Whopper of a weekend

    Shown above, Faith’s son Nerak Roth Patterson on guitar and Guy Davis on harmonica performed Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The weekend of Sept. 9–11 was packed to the village’s proverbial rafters with happenings.

  • Pop culture

    Justin and Jennifer Stafford of Oakwood, kneeling and at right, and their daughter, Harper, left bottom corner, were among the bubble-lovers who visited Yellow Springs on Sunday to take part in the annual Bubblefest. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Yellow Springs annual Bubblefest was held on Sunday, Sept. 3. The event brought hundreds of visitors for hours of soapy diversion.

  • Still seeking justice for Crawford

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    In this final article of the series, “Justice for John Crawford,” the News will address the current status, two years after Crawford’s death, of remaining legal efforts around the case, the effect of the shooting on local activists, and reflections from Crawford’s father.

  • Art House Hop this Saturday

    The annual Art Hop, organized by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, gives the public a chance to view art in the context of a home, rather than a gallery. 1) The Hopping house logo signs were designed and painted by Kathleen Verner Moulton. Other art includes works by 2) Nancy Mellon, 3) Jason Morgan, 4) Lisa Wolters, 5) Valerie Spinning and 6) Walter Steinhilber. (submitted photos)

    The annual Yellow Springs Arts Council Art House Hop takes place this Saturday.

  • Village Council — Utility bills elicit concerns

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    Many villagers have been surprised this month by higher-than-expected utility bills.

  • Village Council moves ahead on CBE land

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    At its Aug. 15 meeting, Viillage Council voted unanimously to accept the 35-acre parcel on the west edge of town known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, which was formerly owned by Community Resources.

  • Guns and grand juries up for reform

    Walmart stores sell their guns behind glass, as pictured above. The Beavercreek Walmart, where John Crawford III was killed two years ago, previously sold air rifles off the shelf, but no longer sells the rifles, according to a store associate. The Xenia Walmart, however, continues to sell air rifles; a recent visit to that store counted 24 varieties of the rifle sold off the shelf. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Fifth article in this series: In Ohio, the public outcry following the police shootings of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice, as well as the growing national dialogue on policing and criminal justice, has led to a variety of recommendations for structural reform in the criminal justice system.

  • 36th annual Book Fair on Saturday

    The 36th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair takes place on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mills Lawn School grounds. Shown above, Blue Jacket Books owner Laurence Hammar is shown at last year's fair with villager Anne Johnson.

    The annual Yellow Springs Book Fair takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Local food activists strategize, plan for a commercial kitchen

    Last fall about 50 people toured the High Street garden of Al Schlueter, shown above gesturing during the tour. A second tour of Schlueter’s garden, along with those of Macy Reynolds and the Antioch Farm, takes place this Sunday, Aug. 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Wellness Center. (Submitted photo)

    A growing interest among villagers around local food has led to an ambitious effort to make the village a regional food hub, with an initial step of creating a commercial kitchen as the first component of a community economic incubator.

  • College brings architect to talk about Antioch College Village

    Architect Jason McLennan will speak Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the South Gym of Antiioch College. He has been engaged to design the first component of the Antioch College Village, the co-housing section.

    Architect Jason McLennan will speak this Saturday, Aug. 13, at the South Gym of Antioch College at 7 p.m.

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