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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 6

  • Virginia in Ohio

    Standing with Virginia Hamilton's Ohio Historical marker is Hamilton’s husband, Arnold Adoff; her son, Jaime Adoff; and granddaughter, Anaya Adoff. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A crowd of local students and community members converged on the Yellow Springs library last Wednesday, March 22, for the dedication of a historical marker for renowned author Virginia Hamilton, who grew up and lived most of her life in Yellow Springs.

  • Task force urges taser changes

    At Village Council’s March 20 meeting, Council members approved recommendations from the Justice System Task Force, or JSTF, that would clarify taser use and training for local police officers, require Crisis Intervention Training for all officers, and put in place officer training on implicit bias. The action took place during an agenda-packed four-hour public meeting.

  • Local artists ‘try another way’

    “Dichotomy — Chains and Wings,” a pastel drawing by local artist Theresa Mayer, will be featured in a new exhibit, “Try Another Way: Redefining Dis-abilities.” Showcasing works in various media by local artists living with disabilities, the exhibit will open with a reception at the YSAC Community Gallery on Friday, March 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., and will stay up through April 15. (Submitted photo)

    The Yellow Springs Arts Council will host the exhibit “Try Another Way: Redefining Dis-abilities,” featuring the work of persons with disabilities or living with those with disabilities.

  • Case against David Carlson is still active

    One of the two criminal cases stemming from the tensions between police and villagers on New Year’s Eve remains active, although Village Council members have intervened and asked the Greene County prosecutor to drop the charges.

  • ‘Volatile situation’ created by YSPD, report states

    At Village Council’s March 6 meeting, Council members and villagers heard independent investigator David Williamson hold local police responsible for creating a “volatile and unsafe” downtown following the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

  • Council commits greenspace funds

    The 267-acre Arnovitz property is slated to go to auction, Thursday, March 16, in nine parcels. (map details courtesy of Village Council, Tecumseh Land Trust and Google Maps)

    On Thursday, March 16, a 267-acre farm close to the western edge of Yellow Springs will go up for sale at auction.

  • Youth engaging in police issue

    Yellow Springs High School government teacher Kevin Lydy found a “teachable moment” in the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop controversy between police and citizens. His students spent several weeks researching ways to improve relations between the community and police, then delivered recommendations to Council. They also spoke with Village officials, including here Clerk of Council Judy Kintner, who described the workings of local government. (submitted photo by Kevin Lydy)

    At the beginning of this year, Yellow Springs High School teacher Kevin Lydy was steering his government class to a hands-on focus on state government.

  • Villagers discuss CBE land use

    A wind farm. A business incubator with tech lofts. Greenspace. Small condos for single parents. A solar farm.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation costs rising

    At their Feb. 21 meeting, Village Council members addressed a recent invoice submitted by Dayton Attorney David Williamson, who is conducting the independent investigation into the New Year’s Eve incident that pitted local police against citizens.

  • ‘Ripples’ celebrates village’s elders

    Members of the Senior Center committee putting together ”Ripples,” the center’s annual literary journal by and about seniors, are seeking submissions from villagers. Shown above looking at past issues are, from left, Suzanne Patterson, Karen Wolford, Jane Baker, Fran LaSalle, Marianne Whelchel and Lee Huntington. Not pictured is committee member Sandy Love. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A diversity of both form and content is the goal of “Ripples,” an annual journal that is “a celebration of elders” in the Village.

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