Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 30

  • Ground broken for first stage of CBE construction

    At last Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of construction of the Center for Business and Education were, front row from left: Glenn Watts, former board member of Community Resources, or CR, developer of the project; Village Council member Karen Wintrow; CR founding member Sam Bachtell; CR board member Karl Zalar; Village Manager Laura Curliss; and Brad Beam of A&B Asphalt Corporation. In the second row from left are: Council member Rick Walkey; Jerry Gasho; Jarad Barnett of Mills Development, CR's marketing partner; Carol Gasho, past CR board member; David Kell of the Greene County Department of Development; Village Assistant Planner Ed Amrhein; Village Economic Sustainability Coordinator Sarah Wildman; and Council member Gerry Simms.

    At a recent ceremony at the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, ground was broken for the first phase of the center’s construction, the creation of the intersection of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road with the CBE’s internal roadway, Gateway Drive.

  • Curliss new Village manager

    On Monday, Village Council unanimously voted to offer Laura Curliss the position of Village manager. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Village Council members unanimously voted to offer the job of permanent Village manager to Laura Curliss, who has been the interim manager since February.

  • Curliss is new Village manager

    Interim Manager Laura Curliss has been named the permanent manager of Yellow Springs. She's shown in her office in the Bryan Community Center the day after Council unanimously approved her hiring on Monday, June 4.

    Yellow Springs Interim Manager Laura Curliss has been named the village’s permanent manager by Village Council.

  • Council poised to hire Curliss

    Laura Curliss will leave her position as Village manager. (News file photo)

    Yellow Springs Village Council is poised to vote on whether to hire Interim Manager Laura Curliss as the Village’s permanent manager following its regular June 4 meeting.

  • New holiday arts event this year

    When Glen Helen announced last fall that it would discontinue its Nature Arts and Crafts Show, plans were made for a new collaborative show.

  • Arts community, arts policy

    Village Council members and local artists and arts supporters this week began a dialogue on the arts and a potential Village government arts policy at Council’s regular May 21 meeting.

  • Borer likely dooms ash trees

    Nick Boutis, director of Glen Helen, last week identified some of the ash trees downtown, including this large ash outside the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home on Xenia Avenue. The trees are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer, and experts believe that if the insects ­ — which have killed millions of trees in Michigan and Ohio — aren’t already in the village, they will be soon. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Many majestic canopy trees around the village are ash trees. And if they’re not already infested with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, they will be soon. Within a few years, they’ll be dead.

  • June 1 deadline for wind, bike project

    At Council’s May 7 meeting, Council members continued discussion on both issues, one a project aimed to make the village more attractive to cyclists, and the other adding more renewable energy to the Village energy portfolio.

  • Public arts forum coming

    The nude paintings in the Women's Voices Out Loud art exhibit stirred controversy earlier this spring. A community forum on local arts policy in Village buildings will take place this Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. during the regular Village Council meeting.

    A community forum on local arts and arts policy will be held this Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Bryan Center in Council chambers, during the regular Village Council meeting.

  • A tale of two waters

    Soon, Council will choose between upgrading its aging water plant or purchasing water from Springfield. It seems timely, then, to compare various aspects of Yellow Springs and Springfield water.