Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 42

  • YS tree man keeps planting at 96

    At age 96, Lloyd Kennedy is still planting trees and serving as inspiration for others on the Yellow Springs Tree Committee. The group has planted 2,000 trees in the village since it formed in the early 1980s. (Submitted photo)

    Lloyd Kennedy wants to give credit where credit is due. For instance, he makes clear that he was not the one who floated the idea, almost three decades ago, of organizing a volunteer group to plant trees in the village.

  • Levy sails with 65% of vote

    Yellow Springs voters gave an emphatic thumbs-up to the Village five-year property tax levy renewal, with 65 percent of voters approving the levy and almost 35 percent rejecting it at the polls on Tuesday, May 3.

  • Larger-than-expected enrollment at new Antioch

    While Antioch College leaders hoped for 25 students to enroll in the revived college’s first academic year beginning next fall, 35 young people have sent their deposits and intentions to come to Antioch.

  • Here come the solar panels

    If all goes as planned, Yellow Springs will be on the road to producing solar energy by the end of this year, following a significant Village Council vote at its May 2 meeting.

  • New CFO for Antioch University

    The greatest challenge for Antioch University’s new chief financial officer, Pari Sabety, is helping to create a unified university focus while maintaining the regional integrity of the university’s five campuses.

  • YSCC helps send kids to camp

    A local philanthropic organization has found a niche that members hope will benefit Yellow Springs children, local nonprofits and the environment: specifically, helping local kids go to summer camp.

  • Miller grants earmarked for town/gown

    A love for Antioch College and Yellow Springs led longtime village residents Nolan and Richard Miller to leave a legacy that benefits both.

  • Levy passes handily

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    The Yellow Springs property tax levy renewal passed by a wide margin on Tuesday, May 3, with 65

  • YS officer honored for child advocacy

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Naomi Penrod was honored April 28 for her work with abused and neglected children. She received a "Child Advocate of the Year" award from Greene County Children Services. She's shown at the awards breakfast with Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote and Village Administrative Assistant Ruthe Ann Lillich. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Naomi Penrod was honored April 28 by the Greene County Children Services with a “Child Advocate of the Year” award for her work with abused and neglected children.

  • ‘Antioch Review’ keeps surprising

    Bob Fogarty is editor of the small but mighty Antioch Review, finalist for a third year in a row for the sought-after ‘Ellie’ award. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Each edition of The Antioch Review begins the same way. Editor Bob Fogarty sits in the rust-colored chair in his office, picks up a submitted essay, and begins reading.

  • A celebration of the Peace Corps—A life-changing experience

    A local celebration of the Peace Corps, which is observing its 50th birthday, will take place in Yellow Springs this Sunday, April 17, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Shown above are former Peace Corps volunteers, from left seated in front, Virginia Caudill and Priscilla Janney-Pace. In the back, from left, are Hap Cawood, Jeanne Lemkau, Hardy Ballantine, Kay Reimers and Suzanne Oldham. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Yellow Springs is known as a singular place, but villagers may be unaware of one unique aspect of the village: its residents include an unexpectedly large percentage of returned Peace Corps volunteers.

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