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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 30

  • Village Council— New AVM on the job soon

    At their Dec. 1 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a contract with John Yung of Cincinnati as the new assistant Village manager. Yung, 31, currently works as zoning administrator for the City of Bellevue, Ky. He’ll start his new position on Jan. 5.

  • Light conversation

    Yellow Springs Electric and Water Distribution Superintendent Johnny Bates, bottom right, and crew members Jeff Horn, bottom left, and Ben Sparks, top, installed several of the Village’s new LED streetlamps downtown on Tuesday.

    The installation is the last stage of the downtown streetscape project to take place this year and should be completed by Friday, according to Village Manager Patti Bates. An unveiling of the new lights and artistic trash cans, commissioned from artists Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidl, will take place downtown at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. […]

  • Interim chief urges Task Force

    At a special budget session preceding Village Council’s Nov. 17 meeting, Council received a memo from Interim Police Chief Dave Hale in which he considered various cost-cutting measures for the police department, including whether to maintain membership in the Greene County ACE Task Force or to contract dispatch services with Xenia police.

  • Excise tax on new hotel debated

    At their Nov. 17 meeting Village Council members considered whether to impose a 3 percent excise tax on customers at the Mills Park Hotel when it opens in mid-2015. This was a continuation of an earlier discussion of the tax, and Council recently received word from Mills Park owner Jim Hammond that if the tax is imposed, he could stop construction on his hotel.

  • Community Thanksgiving today

    The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place today at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Village Council— A focus on police issues

    Community concerns around the local police department, an alleged incident of police misconduct and the current police chief search were a focus at Village Council’s Nov. 17 meeting.

  • New officers greeted by community

    Four new police officers joined the Yellow Springs force in 2014.

  • Meet finalists for assistant Village manager

    A meet and greet for Village assistant manager finalists will take place tonight, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Local authors at Blue Jacket

    In the mid-1990s, Keith Doubt, then living and teaching in Missouri, became increasingly troubled by the war between Bosnians and Serbians. The New York Times was always a day or two late in the rural area where he lived, but regardless, he remembers being consumed by the paper’s coverage of the conflict.

  • 2015 enterprise funds in red

    Immediate needs in the water department will require the Village to significantly dip into the Village general fund surplus in 2015 to pay for two urgent projects, Village Manager Patti Bates said last week.

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