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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 3

  • Council race heats up


    Interested citizens have two weeks left to pick up petitions at the Greene County Board of Elections and join the races for three open seats on Village Council, two on school board and two on Township Trustees.

  • New faces in local schools


    Five new teachers were introduced to the school board and community at last week’s regular meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education. The board approved one-year contracts for the teachers for the upcoming school year.

  • Penrod found not guilty


    Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was found not guilty of assault, interfering with civil rights and disorderly conduct after a three-day trial at the Greene county Court of Common Pleas.

  • Few newcomers in fall election races


    With only a month to go before the filing deadline, several incumbents and only two newcomers have shown interest in November’s election for Village Council, Yellow Springs Board of Education and Miami Township Trustees.

  • Tom Gray of Tom’s Market — 50 years in the grocery trade

    Tom Gray, owner of Tom’s Market, has been with the store 50 years, and the store will celebrate the anniversary with free hot dogs on July 17–18. Gray is shown here in the store’s produce department, which underwent extensive renovation last year. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Tom Gray was a high school freshman when he got his first job, as a bag boy at Luttrell’s, the grocery store on Xenia Avenue. In 2001, Gray purchased the grocery, which is now Tom’s Market.

  • Celebrate Tom’s 50 years in the grocery business

    Tom Gray of Tom's Market celebrates 50 years with the store this Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, with free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Tom Gray celebrates his 50 years with the local grocery store this weekend.

  • Nikki Giovanni to speak at Antioch Writers Workshop

    Poet Nikki Giovanni will be the keynote speaker for the Antioch Writers Workshop this Saturday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest.

    Poet Nikki Giovanni will give the keynote address of the Antioch Writers Workshop this Saturday, July 11, at Antioch University Midwest.

  • Stylish hair, stylish clothing at Wildflower Boutique

    Danyel Mershon, seated, and Emily Anglemyer recently opened Wildflower Boutique and Salon at 232 Xenia Ave., the former home of Iona Boutique. Both women grew up in Springfield but now live in Yellow Springs. Mershon sells women’s clothing and jewelry in one section of the store while Anglemyer cuts, styles and colors hair in another. (Photo by Diane chiddister)

    Recently, Danyele Mershon reached her dream in downtown Yellow Springs with the opening of Wildflower Boutique and Salon, which she owns with her good friend Emily Anglemyer, a hair stylist.

  • Urban Gypsy for gypsy in us all

    Last month Brenda Kennedy, owner of the Dayton Street vintage clothing store Dirty Fabulous, opened Urban Gypsy in the former location of Sweet Sanaa, 138 Dayton St., offering a wide variety of one-of-a-kind products from small businesses. While Iona Boutique has taken over the former Dirty Fabulous location, vintage clothing from the store is still available. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The tiny store, Urban Gypsy, is housed at 138 Dayton St., and it wasn’t easy to fit everything inside.

  • Pride steps out in the village

    Melissa Heston’s Wonder Woman and Mary Kay Smith led last year’s Yellow Springs Pride sidewalk parade. Most 2015 Pride events will take place Saturday, with a family potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at John Bryan Center, speakers and music in the afternoon and the parade downtown at 5 p.m. (News archive photo by Megan Bachman)

    This weekend villagers are invited to celebrate diversity in Yellow Springs at a variety of events sponsored by the 4th Annual Pride Week.