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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 3

  • Interim chief urges Task Force

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    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

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    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

    Former villager Eva Paige was one of several hundred who enjoyed the 2013 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The annual events takes place today at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

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

  • Village Council— A focus on police issues

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    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

    The four new Yellow Springs police officers who joined the department this year greeted community members at an event on Monday, Nov. 17, at the John Bryan Center.

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

  • Meet finalists for assistant Village manager

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    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

    Keith Doubt and Kevin McGruder will read from original work this Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books.

    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

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    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.

  • Local academics read at Blue Jacket

    Keith Doubt and Kevin McGruder will read from original work this Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books.

    Villagers Keith Doubt and Kevin McGruder will read from their original works this Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia.

  • Village Council chooses top firm— Water plant process begins

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    At their Nov. 3 meeting, Village Council members took a significant step toward constructing a new water plant. Council selected its top choice out of three preliminary design firms for the project, and if negotiations on cost are successful, the firm could begin the design process soon, according to Village Manager Patti Bates this week. The entire building process is expected to take two years.