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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 32

  • Village Council— How fast to move on water sourcing?

    An ongoing discussion on the sourcing of Yellow Springs water continued at Village Council’s April 1 meeting, with Council President Judith Hempfling suggesting that more time is needed to decide how best to source local water.

  • Tar Hollow is a place for friends

    These moms and kids, along with the rest of their families, are among those who will attend Tar Hollow on May 17–19. Pictured on the Mills Lawn playground are, from left in front, Eden Matteson with Violet; Victoria Rowe with Ainslie; Matteo Basora; Corrie Van Ausdal; Karla Horvath; and Alice Basora. In the tree are, from left clockwise, Carina Basora; Tiger Jane Collins (top); Jack Horvath; Hayley Rowe; Ashlea Rowe; and, turning away, Teddy Horvath. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When Corrie Van Ausdal attended Tar Hollow as a child with her family, she felt as if everyone in Yellow Springs was staying in the rustic cabins perched on a hillside at the state park south of Chillicothe.

  • First Education Conference— AUM, college collaborate on kids

    An upcoming educational conference at Antioch University Midwest and Antioch College seeks to address topics of concern to many local parents and educators: how technology affects children, and how best to create safe, healthy schools.

  • AUM, Antioch College collaborate on education conference

    Sarah Wallis of Antoch University Midwest and Jennifer Berman of Antioch College are organizers of the upcoming education conference, : Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible."

    Antioch College and Antioch University Midwest will collaborate on the education conference, “The Safe School Climate: Making the Invisible Visible,” a two-day event on May 8 and 9.

  • What has changed since Newtown?

    The shooting tragedy Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., galvanized gun control advocates, who immediately called for stepped-up efforts on both the federal and state levels. It also galvanized those who support gun rights, who vowed to beat back attempts at new legislation. What has changed?

  • Barr house to disappear in a controlled burn

    The historic house on the Barr property downtown will be burned in a training exercise this month, according to Miami Township Fire Chief Colin Altman at Village Council’s April 1 meeting.

  • Climate change hike Saturday at the Glen

    Wright State University professors Allen Hunt and Don Cippolini will lead a hike in Glen Helen on Saturday, April 6, with a focus on climate change relevant to the Glen. The hike begins at 11 a.m. at the Trailside Museum.

  • The pros and cons of local dispatch

    One evening when Teresa Newsome was on duty as dispatcher at the Yellow Springs Police Department, she received a call from a worried villager. The woman’s elderly husband, who had some dementia, had taken a walk and, after several hours, not returned. Newsome knew both the woman and her husband, and she dispatched a police officer to look for the man.

  • Village Council— West Nile spraying nixed

    Yellow Springs will not be sprayed with insecticide this summer in response to the presence of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos, unless the health department determines the village is in a state of emergency. Rather, mosquito control will involve working with villagers to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and the use of larvicide to kill the insect larvae.

  • Local filmmakers win MacArthur grant

    Local filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar were recently awarded a MacArthur grant for Reinvention Stories, a multimedia project with WYSO radio. Reichert is shown above interviewing a Dayton resident last summer.

    Filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar were recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation for Reinvention Stories, a joint project with WYSO public radio.