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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 51

  • Purchase keeps business local

    Rhonda Newsome, pictured above, and her husband, Jason, are the new owners and operators of Eco•mental on Xenia Avenue downtown. The local couple purchased the business from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby, and plan to continue most products while adding some new items. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Eco•mental’s ownership recently changed, its mission and focus will remain the same.

  • Governance questions at AU

    A controversy around Antioch University governance has sparked publicity recently in higher education circles.

  • New students to arrive at Antioch College

    Zeb Reichert and Megan Miller are two Yellow Springs area young people who are part of Antioch College's first class of students. The students arrive at Antioch on Saturday, Sept. 24, to begin their school year.

    The 35 members of the first class of the revived Antioch College will arrive on campus this Saturday,
    Sept. 24. After a 10-day orientation, classes begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

  • Village Council — Reorganization moves ahead

    At their Sept. 6 meeting, all members of Village Council expressed support for a proposed Village staff reorganization that would eliminate two current positions, in an effort to reduce the work load on the Village manager by hiring an assistant manager.

  • No return for clinic; possible fire station site

    the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine no longer plans to rebuild the school’s health clinic that was located in Yellow Springs; however, the Miami Township Fire-Rescue department hopes to provide a new community use for the site.

  • Wright State clinic won’t return

    Village Matters

    Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine leaders recently stated that the former Wright State family health clinic located in Yellow Springs will not return to the village due to a lack of fund-raising success.

  • Local family buys Eco•mental

    Rhonda and Jason Newsome of Yellow Springs are the new owners of the village’s environmental products store, Eco•mental, having purchased the store last week from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby. The Newsomes are hosting a re-opening celebration Friday, Sept. 2, from 2–4 p.m. at the store, 257 Xenia Ave.

  • At 90, a wealth of memories

    At age 90, Frank Kakoi looks back on a long and happy life, although it included a period in a U.S. government relocation camp during World War II, since Kakoi and his family are Japanese. Ernest Morgan brought Kakoi to Yellow Springs to work at the Yellow Springs News in order to release him from the camp. Later, Morgan brought the rest of his family to the village. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At age 90, Frank Kakoi has a good head for numbers, especially those that were meaningful in his life.

  • Barr project forum scheduled

    At their Aug. 15 meeting, members of Village Council agreed to hold a public hearing on the Planned Unit Development, or PUD, request from Home, Inc. to build senior apartments on the Barr property downtown at Council’s Sept. 19 meeting.

  • Cups, dishes meet the sky, artistically

    Corner Cone owner Bob Swaney, left, and local artist Bill Mischler posed recently with the sculpture that Swaney commissioned from Mischler that now stands outside the ice cream restaurant on Dayton Street. Mischler was inspired by piles of dishes stacked in his sink. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    As an artist, Bill Mischler sees beauty where others might miss it. For instance, he’s sometimes struck by the compelling designs created by the dishes stacked up in his kitchen sink.