Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 5

  • Patti Bates is hired as new Village manager

    Patti Bates, center, has been chosen as the new Yellow Springs Village manager, beginning on July 7. She is shown here during the reception following the May 22 candidate forum, with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Patti Bates is excited to have been hired as the new Yellow Springs Village manager.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming to Yellow Springs, digging in and seeing what I can do to help out,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • YSAC grapples with funding loss

    Yellow Springs Arts Council Board President Jerome Borchers, top left, is shown with the group’s part-time employees, clockwise from top right, Holly Underwood, Lara Bauer and Nancy Mellon. Since the Morgan Foundation last year cut back on funding, the arts group is finding new ways to sustain itself, including an online fundraising effort to pay rent for its gallery. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It’s been a year since the Morgan Foundation announced its suspension of about $1 million in annual grants to local and regional agencies. While the funding loss cut a swath through local nonprofits, the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC, was hit hardest, as the organization in recent years relied on the foundation for most of its operating costs.

  • Donahoe to read at King Center

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    Rick Donahoe will read from a prize-winning memoir this Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center on the Antioch College campus.

  • Village manager candidates come to Yellow Springs

    About 100 villagers attended last Thursday’s candidate forum at Bryan Center, where the three manager finalists answered questions formally to an audience, and then informally at a reception. Shown above at the reception are, clockwise from top left, candidate Bob Kellogg and Dawn Johnson; Rose Pelzl and candidate Patti Bates; and from left, Peggy Koebernick, Sandy Love, candidate Dave Elmer and Chrissy Cruz. Village Council will announce its decision at its June 2 meeting. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of effective communication emerged as a theme during last Thursday evening’s community forum for the Village manager finalists.

  • SIDEBAR: Candidate Patti Bates rose to top

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    While Village Council has not yet made an official decision regarding who will be the new Village manager, the people’s choice was Patti Bates, according to Council member Brian Housh on Tuesday.

  • Bates named new Village manager

    New Village Manager Patti Bates is shown here at the May 22 candidates forum with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige.

    Patti Bates, the current Village administrator of Williamsburg, Ohio, was named the new Yellow Springs Village manager at Village Council’s June 2 meeting.

  • New theater company presents “D’Arc Comedy”

    This Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. the newly formed Yellow Springs Theater Company will present "D'Arc Comedy" in the Antioch Amphitheater. Pictured are, from left, Charlotte Walkey, Thor Sage, Miriam Eckenrode-Saari and Ali Thomas.

    The newly formed Yellow Springs Theater Company will perform “D’Arc Comedy,” this weekend and next at the Antioch Amphitheatre.

  • Flooding follows storm

    Flooding across YS-Fairfield Road on 5/21/14.

    A fierce rainstorm dumped inches of rain on the village Wednesday, causing flooding and road closures.

  • Economic development strategies eyed

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    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members heard a presentation from a Greene County official regarding the county Port Authority, a potential new tool for economic development. “There’s a lot of excitement about what can be done with the Port now that it’s revamped,” Greene County Director of Economic Development Pete Williams said regarding […]

  • Wellness for body, mind, community

    Newly hired Antioch College Wellness Center Director Monica Hasek, left, and Project Lead Dorothy Roosevelt beside the center’s almost-completed pool, in the natatorium that features a wall of windows on the south side, with a patio beyond. The center is scheduled to be completed in late summer or early fall. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Nearing the end of its $8 million, yearlong renovation, the new Antioch College Wellness Center will have an abundance of light. And that light serves many purposes, according to project lead Dorothy Roosevelt.

  • Manager finalists forum tomorrow

    Villagers can expect brown water during next week's hydrant flushing, which begins Monday, Aug. 18.

    The three finalists for the Village manager position will appear at a public forum on Thursday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Bryan Center gym.

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