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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 6

  • Village Council — Airbnb regulation in question

    Village Council continued to grapple at its Oct. 16 meeting with how best to regulate local Airbnb lodging, and whether proposed legislation is too restrictive.

  • Scam calls threaten arrest

    An older local woman received a phone call today, Nov. 3, from an unidentified source stating that “you will be taken under custody by the local cops” because there were “four serious allegations” against her. She was advised to call a phone number in order to not be picked up by police.

  • School board candidates — Hopefuls differ on facilities, PBL

    Last Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 people per night attended the annual Candidates Night forums, presented by the James A. McKee Association, to spotlight candidates for local office. Shown above is the Thursday night audience for candidates for Miami Township Trustee, from left on stage, Mark Crockett, Don Hollister and Lamar Sparcklen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Last week, local candidates for school board presented their qualifications and answered questions at the annual Candidates Night Forum sponsored by the James A. McKee Association. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, candidates Steve Conn, Dawn Johnson, Steve McQueen and Aïda Merhemic presented their qualifications and answered audience questions. The four candidates are seeking the three open seats on the board.

  • Nuanced differences — Mayoral candidates speak

    At last Wednesday’s Candidates Night forum, the four candidates for Yellow Springs mayor — Pam Conine, Laura Curliss, Cathy Price and Gerry Simms — offered nuanced differences on issues, but obvious distinctions in terms of personal style and expertise.

  • Local man charged with assault

    A local man has been charged with felonious assault following an incident on South High Street on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • Restorative justice and Yellow Springs a good fit

    Villagers Jennifer Berman and Jalyn Roe are the organizing forces behind a national conference on restorative justice, “Healing Harms in Today’s Troubled World,” to be held Oct. 27–29 at Antioch College. The event aims to teach participants about the principles and practices of restorative justice. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Healing Harms in Today’s Troubled World,” the first Annual Community and Restorative Justice Symposium, will be held in the village, from Oct. 27 to 29.

  • Sinking feeling

    The first Bulldog Theater Festival kicks off this weekend with “The Last Lifeboat,” directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, which tells the story of the man who built, and then survived, the sinking of the Titanic. Shown above at a rehearsal are the principals, from left, top: Raina Kraus, Pete Freeman, Liam Hackett. Below: Keira Hendricks, Delia Hallett, Julia Hoff, and Elyah Naziri. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    This weekend and next, the McKinney and YSHS theater departments will present the first Bulldog Theater Festival.

  • Villagers asked to weigh in — Housing survey launched

    Yellow Springs residents are being asked by Village government to take part in a survey about local housing and housing needs.

  • Four mayoral candidates offer varied visions for position

    This is the last in a series of articles featuring candidates for local office on Nov. 7. This article’s focus is the four candidates running for the seat of longtime mayor David Foubert. 

  • Enterprise funds look healthy

    Expected revenues in 2018 for Village enterprise funds — electricity, water, sewer and solid waste — are more robust than they have been in years, according to Village Assistant Manager/Finance Director Melissa Dodd at the Oct. 2 Village Council meeting.

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