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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 4

  • Marijuana grower ready to move ahead — State approves Cresco Labs

    Last week, the state of Ohio approved Cresco Labs Ohio LLC as one of 12 recipients of a license for the large-scale cultivation of medical marijuana. The approval means that by next spring Yellow Springs will likely have a medical marijuana cultivating business on the western edge of the village.

  • New director at Children’s Center

    Malissa Doster, new director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, paid a visit last week to the center’s toddler room. Shown above are, in front, Soloman Cosby; from left, Finn Wallant, Dylan Carson, Isabella Lorenzo on lap (Doster’s daughter), Doster and Kadence Sturdivant. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In her new job only a month, Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center Director Malissa Doster has already made changes. For instance, she’s cleaned up the center’s entry way, which previously had a cluttered look.

  • Gingerbread Fest returns to Mills Lawn

    The third annual Gingerbread Festival, sponsored by the Mills Lawn PTO, takes place this Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.

  • Refugees inspire local aid efforts

    A volunteer for Refugee Rescue on the Greek island of Lesbos, which meets boats full of refugees as they arrive, is shown in front of a huge pile of life jackets used by refugees fleeing their homelands. Villager Regina Brecha, along with Anna Williamson, also of Yellow Springs, are currently among the volunteers. Her mother, Kaethi Seidl, and Beth Holyoke, who have both volunteered at Greek refugee camps, are holding a fundraiser for the cause on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Brewery. (Submitted Photo)

    Not long ago the world’s attention was riveted by refugees crossing seas in rickety boats in search of safety. But several years have passed, and the refugee story has been pushed out of the spotlight by more recent events.

  • Citizens honored

    Onica-Elizabeth Garrett and William Dyke, of Yellow Springs, along with Randy Cardwell, of Xenia, were recognized by Yellow Springs police for their heroism. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Onica-Elizabeth Garrett and William Dyke, of Yellow Springs, along with Randy Cardwell, of Xenia, were recognized by Yellow Springs police for their heroism.

  • Council approves Airbnbs as a permitted use

    At Village Council’s Nov. 20 meeting, Council members gave final approval to taking a more hands-off stance toward Airbnb-type rentals than previously considered, although they said the issue may be revisited in the near future.

  • Jolly good

    Carter McAllister, great-grandson of villager Patti McAllister, sized up Santa. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Carter McAllister, great-grandson of villager Patti McAllister, sized up Santa.

  • Cresco Labs gets approval from state

    Cresco Labs will break ground on the site of its upcoming medical marijuana cultivation facility on Dec. 14.

    Cresco Labs has received approval as a large-scale medical marijuana grower in Ohio, and will begin soon to construct a facility on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

  • A strong budget for 2018

    At their Nov. 20 meeting, Village Council members gave final approval to the 2018 Village budget, which was described as looking healthier than budgets of recent years.

  • Village sidewalk projects aim for safety

    Several workers from Axis Civil Construction in Columbus poured concrete last week for a new sidewalk along the east side of Winter Street, part of the Safe Routes to School project. Shown above, crew leader Jacob Powell smoothed concrete after the pour. The project also includes a new section of sidewalk on Fairfield Pike from Fair Acres to Winter, in an effort to enhance safety for children walking to school. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Two construction projects now underway in Yellow Springs aim to make the village safer for walkers.

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