Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 7

  • Council picks manager finalists

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    Village Council on Monday, May 5, announced the three finalists for the position of Village manager.

  • May 6, 2014 primary election: Issue 3 supports village seniors

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    Issue 3, the senior services levy on the May 6 ballot, will, if passed, provide funding to help about 30 older villagers stay in their own homes by ensuring regular meals, homemaker services and visits.

  • Fence gets a coat of many colors

    Holly Underwood of the Yellow Springs Arts Council, who organized the Fence Gallery at the Barr property, is shown with two participating artists, Scott Stolsenberg and Bettina Solas. The project, which was the brain child of property owner Jim Hammond, will be up until the fall. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    The response to the downtown “fence gallery” has been so positive that organizers are trying to figure out how local artists can do a similar project every year.

  • Springfield no longer water option

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    In an unexpected move, Village Council members at their April 21 meeting took sourcing water from Springfield off the table, so that rehabbing the Village water plant or building a new Village plant remain Council’s only choices for how best to source local water.

  • Antioch School performs “Jungle Book”

    The Antioch School's Older Group and third graders will perform "The Jungle Book" this Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House.

    This weekend the Antioch School will perform “The Jungle Book,” its annual spring musical, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at the Clifton Opera House.

  • Village Council side bar— Less green space funds

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    At their April 7 meeting, Village Council members voted 3–2 to add $25,000 for green space to the 2014 capital project budget. Karen Wintrow, Lori Askeland and Brian Housh voted for the funding, and Marianne MacQueen and Gerry Simms voted against. Council will vote on the capital fund legislation at its April 21 meeting.

  • Economic development since 2000— Ideas abound, actions lag behind

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    Around 1998 local attorney Craig Matthews was representing a Dayton company that worked with that city to boost the economy in depressed neighborhoods. Around the same time, he found, in an old box in his office above Star Bank, a copy of Arthur Morgan’s book, Industries for Small Communities, with Morgan’s philosophy that vibrant small towns need diverse, vibrant businesses.

  • 2014 capital project budget— Village Council sets priorities

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    In a year of deficit spending, what capital projects are essential? At their April 7 meeting Village Council members considered that question, prioritizing capital needs for the Village. Council will vote on legislation for the 2014 capital budget at its April 21 meeting.

  • Longtime track coach resigns

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    Vince Peters, the Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School cross country and girls track coach for more than 30 years, resigned unexpectedly at the end of March.

  • In 80s, incubator boosted businesses in Yellow Springs

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    One of Village government’s first attempts at revving up the economy involved hiring villagers Vicki Morgan and Phyllis Schmidt in 1986 as Yellow Springs Associates, in an attempt to improve the image of Yellow Springs to surrounding communities.

  • Coming home, but not for the jobs

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    The high point of the Yellow Springs economy, like that of much of the rest of the nation, seems to have been during the post-World War II boom years of the 1950s and 60s. The town’s four small industries — Morris Bean, Vernay, YSI and Antioch Bookplate — employed hundreds of workers each, Antioch College was going strong, and small research firms — the Fels Lab and Kettering Research Institute, among others — fed off the college’s intellectual vitality.

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