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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 8

  • Merrick brothers indicted— Death sentence a possibility

    A Greene County Grand Jury has returned indictments of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence against the two brothers charged with the killings of two local residents on Jan. 15.

  • An often fraught relationship is under scrutiny

    The relationship between local police and the village’s African-American community is one that has become increasingly fraught, especially as turnover in the local department has accelerated in recent years.

  • Village Council— Mixed outlook for broadband

    Statistics on village internet use were presented at Village Council’s March 20 meeting by Andrew Cohill, CEO of Design Nine, the firm hired by the Village to evaluate the feasibility of creating a municipal broadband network in Yellow Springs.

  • Merrick brothers indicted for murder of Brown, Mendenhall

    A Greene County Grand Jury has indicted brothers Dustin and Bret Merrick for the murders of Skip Brown and Sherri Mendenhall.

  • 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.

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