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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 7

  • Board approves sale— WSU land sale may advance fire station plans

    The Wright State University Board of Trustees voted last Friday to approve the potential sale to a qualified buyer of about four acres of land in Yellow Springs, the former site of the medical clinic on Xenia Avenue between Marshall and Herman streets.

  • New police officer joins department

    Allison Saurber has recently been hired as a fulltime officer in the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Village a great place to raise children

    Bob and Olga Harris live in the same Miami Drive home they purchased (for $24,500) almost 50 years ago. They found Yellow Springs an excellent place to raise their three children, whose photos, along with those of their three grandchildren, are proudly displayed in their home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In the late 1960s when Robert and Olga Harris moved to the village, racial segregation and prejudice was a reality in most cities and towns. But in Yellow Springs, they found a place where their children were free to be who they wanted to be without the burden of racial prejudice.

  • Next steps on CBE land

    Village Council at its Oct. 3 meeting again took up the subject of the proposed utilities extension to the entrance of the CBE land; Council appeared ready to move ahead on the utilities extension.

  • Officer drops charges— Village settles with Watson

    At Village Council’s Sept. 6 meeting, Council approved a settlement between the Village and Sergeant Naomi (Penrod) Watson, following a charge filed by Watson last spring with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, or OCRC.

  • Antioch College— New way forward with FACT

    In August Antioch College rolled out its new FACT (Framework for Antioch College Tradition) strategy with a collaborative design/build workshop that brought together faculty, staff, students and community members to brainstorm new ideas. Shown above, during the session that focused on the Antioch Farm, are, from left, co-op faculty member Beth Bridgeman, students Tyler Clapsaddle, Toni Jonas-Silvert, Ethan Marcus and Eleanor Staffanson and, at right, Antioch Farm employee and Antioch graduate Julia Honchel. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Two months ago, Antioch College President Tom Manley announced the college had received “the best news we could have gotten,” when the Higher Learning Commission granted the college accreditation after an intense five-year effort.

  • Village Council — Citizens plan CBE moratorium

    At Village Council’s Sept. 6 meeting, Council was informed that a group of citizens is aiming to place a temporary moratorium on the proposed expansion of Village infrastructure to the entrance of the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

  • Whopper of a weekend

    Shown above, Faith’s son Nerak Roth Patterson on guitar and Guy Davis on harmonica performed Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The weekend of Sept. 9–11 was packed to the village’s proverbial rafters with happenings.

  • Pop culture

    Justin and Jennifer Stafford of Oakwood, kneeling and at right, and their daughter, Harper, left bottom corner, were among the bubble-lovers who visited Yellow Springs on Sunday to take part in the annual Bubblefest. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Yellow Springs annual Bubblefest was held on Sunday, Sept. 3. The event brought hundreds of visitors for hours of soapy diversion.

  • Still seeking justice for Crawford

    John Crawford III

    In this final article of the series, “Justice for John Crawford,” the News will address the current status, two years after Crawford’s death, of remaining legal efforts around the case, the effect of the shooting on local activists, and reflections from Crawford’s father.

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