Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 58

  • Green space funds proposed

    To preserve the Jacoby Greenbelt on the western edge of Yellow Springs, Village Council should have sufficient greenbelt funds to act quickly when landowners are ready to sell, according to Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw at Council’s Oct. 14 meeting.

  • On Halloween, boo to you, too

    After six years telling ghost stories for children during Halloween season, the Yellow Springs Tale Spinners — from left, Jonatha Wright, Harold Wright and Eric Wolf — will tell scary tales for adults only this Sunday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. The group will also tell ghost stories for children this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spooky Barn at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Not shown is troupe member Lisa Holmes. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Have you heard about the ghost cows in the village, and the long-dead owner who some people still hear calling his herd? Or about the retired steamboat captain who built a home the shape of his ship, with a bell that allegedly can still be heard on foggy nights?

  • Indian food comes to the village

    On Thursday, Oct. 21, Askhilesh Nigam opened the Indian Food Corner, a new take-out restaurant on the Corner Cone premises.

    The Nigam family has opened the Indian Food Corner at the Corner Cone site, selling take-out Indian food from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The restaurant’s first day was Thursday, Oct. 21.

  • Mark Roosevelt named new president of Antioch College

    New Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt drew an overflow crowd last Wednesday, Oct. 13, when he met the community at Herndon Gallery. He’s shown after his talk with former Nonstop student Rose Pelzl. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Mark Roosevelt, great-grandson of Teddy, former Massachusetts politician and current superintendent of the Pittsburgh schools, will be the new leader of the revived Antioch College. “I am honored to become the next president of Antioch College and inspired by its history…

  • Village Council—Affordable housing project is a multi-stage process

    Village Council’s process for a recently proposed small affordable housing project will involve several stages, according to Council President Judith Hempfling at Council’s Oct. 18 meeting. If Council approves entering into a Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, with Home, Inc….

  • Antioch board chooses Roosevelt as new president

    Recently named Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt answered questions last Wednesday, Oct. 13, at a public forum on campus. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    On Sunday, Oct. 17, the Antioch College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer the position of president of the revived college to Mark Roosevelt, who is currently the superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

  • Street life

    A sea of people in constant milling motion persisted throughout the downtown area all day Saturday, comprising what Police Chief John Grote believes is probably the largest street fair crowd Yellow Springs has ever had. The traffic from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road backed up to Interstate 675, and Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Altman estimated that the people count was from 10,000–20,000. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

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  • Antioch presidential finalist visits campus this week

    If he’s hired as the new president of Antioch College, Mark Roosevelt will be moving from overseeing a system with 25,000 students to one with a first-year entering class of 25. Most importantly, he’d bring the skills he used to raise the Pittsburgh Public Schools from a failing system to one that began achieving success…

  • Village Council — Sidewalk policy to change

    Recently Village Council took a first step toward changing Village policy on sidewalk maintenance, shifting from charging home-owners for sidewalk repairs to treating sidewalks similarly to streets, as part of the Village budget.

  • Nonstop fields candidate forum

    Since it began several years ago, Nonstop members have aimed to fill voids. First, they filled an intellectual void in the village by offering classes after Antioch College closed down. Even after the college revived, Nonstop provided a series of cultural events.