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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 8

  • Feds deny testing waiver for Yellow Springs schools

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    After months of delay, Ohio’s testing waiver application got turned down by the federal department of education recently, but the consortium of schools requesting the waiver — including Yellow Springs schools — is continuing the fight for fewer mandated state and federal tests and more forms of alternative assessment.

  • Building for resiliency, community in Yellow Springs

    Local residential designer Alex Melamed, above, who designed both a passive house and a tiny house on his Walnut Street lot, will be one of eight speakers at “8x8 on Building Resiliency,” this Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Antioch College arts and science building, room 219, part of a weekend of events aimed at enhancing resiliency of local buildings. The event will be followed by a documentary on the “New Pedestrianism” on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Little Art and a home energy saving demonstration at 3 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Library. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    How exactly do you make your home more energy efficient? Are there inexpensive ways to do so? What does it mean to live in a tiny house?

  • Yellow Springs News wins top prize, for 6th year

    The Yellow Springs News won the “Newspaper of the Year” award in its size category for the sixth straight year At the annual ONA awards. Shown above is the News fulltime staff, clockwise from left, Editor Diane Chiddister; former reporter Megan Bachman; Reporter Audrey Hackett; Advertising Manager Robert Hasek; Circulation Manager Kathryn Hitchcock; Designer Matt Minde; and Village Desk Editor Lauren Shows. Not pictured is former reporter Lauren Heaton; Designer and Photographer Suzanne Szempruch, and Reporter Dylan Taylor-Lehman. (Photo by

    For the sixth year in a row, the Yellow Springs News brought home the top prize in its size category from the annual Ohio Newspaper Association.

  • Spike Lee film set to spark conversations

    “Do the Right Thing,” an acclaimed 1989 film by director Spike Lee (center in Dodgers jersey), will be shown this Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Little Art Theatre. The film, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Black History Month film series sponsored by the 365 Group and Yellow Springs Young People of Color. (Still from Do the Right Thing)

    This Saturday, villagers have an opportunity to both see the now-iconic film, “Do the Right Thing,” which mirrors today’s racial tensions, and discuss it, at a free screening at 11 a.m. at the Little Art Theatre.

  • Chamber Music presents winds group

    The Imani Winds will perform this Sunday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

    The Imani Winds will perform this Sunday, Feb. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Mills Lawn School third-graders learn to be citizens

    Members of Ms. Peg Morgan’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn School recently spent two months on a project-based learning, or PBL, project focused on local government and citizenship. Shown above are, front row from left, Morris Wyatt, Sam Gilley, Claire Lewis, Cole Oberg, Katie Quigley, and Sophie Tatman. In the middle, Lacey Longshaw, Tegan Hays, Ayla Arnold, Brady Clark, Tiger Collins and Miles Gilchrist. And in the back row, Liliana Herzog, Kenji Housh, Quinn Creighton, Kanon Flatt, Elyse Lytle, Avry Bell-Arment and Ms. Morgan. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Students in Ms. Morgan’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn came upon several surprises as they studied local government during the past two months.

  • Improv workshop at Antioch College open to village

    A workshop on theater improvisation and civic engagement will take place this Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Antioch College Foundry Theater from 1 to 4 p.m., led by members of The Talking Band theater company of New York City. The event is part of a monthlong project that includes the March presentation of the play “Marcellus Shale,” about the effects of fracking on a community. Shown here are cast members, from left to right, front row: Ida Lease Cummings, Parker Phelan; center row: Selena Wilkinson, Cole Gentry, John Fleming; Third row: Sean Allen; Back row: Hannah Priscilla Craig, Michael Casselli, Louise Smith. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Yellow Springers have an opportunity to learn about how theater improvisation can enhance civic engagement in a free workshop this Saturday at Antioch College.

  • BCI’s fact finding in misconduct charges is finished

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    The fact-finding investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, into alleged misconduct by a longtime Yellow Springs police officer has ended and the results turned over to a prosecutor.

  • 365 Group to show iconic Spike Lee film

    The 365 Group will sponsor a free screening of "Do the Right Thing" by Spike Lee this Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Little Art Theatre. A discussion of the film moderated by Basim Blunt will follow, and the film is free for all. Shown above is a still from the film, with director Lee, who also starred, in the Dodgers jersey.

    The Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing” will be shown this Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Little Art Theater, in honor of Black History Month.

  • NYC theater artists offer workshop on improv, civic engagement

    Shown above is the cast of the upcoming play "Marcellus Shale" at the Antioch Foundry Theater. From left to right in front row are Ida Lease Cummings and Parker Phelan; center row, Selena Wilkinson, Cole Gentry, John Fleming; third row, Sean Allen; and back row, Hannah Priscilla Craig, Michael Casselli and director Louise Smith.

    The founders of the New York City avant garde theater Talking Band will present a workshop on improvisation and civic dialogue this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Antioch College Foundry Theater. The event is free to interested community members.

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