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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 6

  • Home Inc. Cemetery Street home open house today

    New first-time homebuyer Julie McCowan, holding her grandson, Dylann, in front of the Cemetery Street home she recently purchased through Home, Inc. for her four-person family (plus frequent visits from “little ones” like Dylann, she said). Villagers wishing to celebrate with McCowan and her family and learn more about Home, Inc.’s Cemetery Street development are invited to an open house at 138 Cemetery St. on Friday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    An open house will take place tonight, Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., for the second home completed in a Home, Inc./Village collaboration to increase affordable housing in the village.

  • From ‘useless’ to ‘use again’

    The Zero Waste group of Yellow Springs presents a free screening of the documentary “Reuse! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet” followed by a panel discussion this Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in room 219 at the Antioch College Science Building. Shown above are, from left, event organizer Liz Mersky, local artist Anna Burke and organizer Vickie Hennessy, with Burke holding a sculpture she created from discarded plastic spoons. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    What grabbed Liz Mersky’s attention were the images of an albatross mistaking plastic for food and dolphins struggling while tangled up in the ever growing floating mass of plastic waste that’s been dumped in the oceans.

  • The art of growing up in village

    An exhibit of “YS in Color,” the work of YSHS students in the advanced art and AP art classes, opens with a reception at 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 22, at Village Artisans. Shown above are, top row left to right: Anna Mullin, Meredith Rowe, Callie Smith, Nicklas Wright, Kyra Siemer, Elesha Harney; Middle: Elisabeth Simon (teacher). Bottom row left to right: Olivia Chick, Holly Weir, Madeline Nielsen. Not pictured are artists Julian Roberts and Gracie Wilke. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While many older teens feel compelled mainly by the prospect of leaving town, a group of Yellow Springs High School artists are working together to express what matters most to them about having grown up in Yellow Springs.

  • Free film focuses on reuse as strategy for reducing waste

    The Zero Waste group of Yellow Springs presents a free screening of the documentary “Reuse! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet” followed by a panel discussion this Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in room 219 at the Antioch College Science Building. Shown above are, from left, event organizer Liz Mersky, local artist Anna Burke and organizer Vickie Hennessy, with Burke holding a sculpture she created from discarded plastic spoons. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Zero Waste Yellow Springs is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary, “REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet” this Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Antioch College Science building.

  • Council seeks input on goals for 2016

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    In Village Council’s two upcoming meetings, Council members will identify their top goals for 2016. To do this, they will first consider which 2015 goals they want to move forward.

  • Nipper guilty of reduced charge

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    Jane Nipper pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct on Thursday, Jan. 7 at Xenia Municipal Court. Judge Michael Murry ordered Nipper to pay a fine of $150.

  • Faith Patterson

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    Village icon and longtime community activist Faith Patterson, 85, died on Sunday, Jan. 17.

  • Gudgel honored at MLK program

    This year's community march and program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes place on Monday, Jan. 18, with the march starting at Mills Lawn School at 10:30 a.m. and the program beginning at the Central Chapel AME Church at 11. Shown above is last year's march.

    The annual community march and program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place this Monday, Jan. 18, the birthday of Dr. King.

  • Downtown businesses to be affected by brief electric outage on Saturday

    Village crews will switch out Xenia Avenue electric meters in the early morning of Saturday, Jan. 16, so downtown business owners are advised to turn off all electronic equipment at closing time on Jan. 15.

    On Saturday morning, Jan. 16, downtown businesses can expect to have their electricity out for about five minutes when Xenia Avenue electric meters are switched out by Village crews.

  • Nipper on leave, wife arrested— BCI investigates YSPD officer

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    Last week Village leaders announced that the most senior member of the Yellow Springs police department was placed on administrative leave two weeks ago due to an ongoing investigation into a charge of misconduct. And in a related incident, his wife was charged with disorderly conduct.