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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 8

  • Trip to Walmart ends in tragedy

    From left, Yellow Springs residents John and Maria Booth and Liz Porter were among the participants in Black Lives Matter protests at the Beavercreek Walmart in December 2014, following the police shooting death of John Crawford III in August. (News Archive photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Second article in this series: A detailed look at the events around the Crawford shooting.

  • A powerful silence

    Among those attending the village's Black Lives Matter silent vigil were, from left, Terry Graham, Dhyana Graham and Douglas Klappich, all of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    More than 150 villagers lined Xenia Avenue for an hour beginning at noon last Sunday in silent protest against recent shootings of blacks.

  • CBE land to return to Village

    The 35-acre parcel of land at the center of the controversial Center for Business and Education, or CBE, will soon be returned to the Village, according to a representative from Community Resources.

  • Shakespeare returns to Antioch College Friday and Saturday

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents “Much Ado About Nothing” this weekend and next outdoors on the Antioch College campus.

  • Full circle: Celebrating Omar Robinson’s ‘Circle of Love’

    Those who attended the celebration of Omar Robinson's 'Circle of Love' reunion included, from left, Alton Brisbane of Annapolis, Md.; Glenda Brisbane of Los Angeles; and Larry Brown of Cary, N.C. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    About 100 current and former residents of Omar Circle gathered last Sunday at the Mills Park Hotel banquet room to honor, remember and celebrate the neighborhood in which many grew up and some still live.

  • Singing in the Springs

    `The first annual Springsfest featured daylong music last Saturday on the lawn in front of the Bryan Center. Bands from the Dayton, Columbus, Yellow Springs and Indianapolis areas performed, including the Motel Beds of Columbus, shown above. (Photo by Diane Chiddsiter)

    About 600 paid customers attended the first annual Springsfest, a music festival that featured daylong music last Saturday on the lawn in front of the Bryan Center.

  • Yellow Springs police officer is dismissed

    Officer John Whittemore was dismissed from the YS Police Department Tuesday, ­July 5. (News archive photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    A newly hired police officer who sparked controversy in two recent village incidents by using what some saw as excessive force has been terminated from the police force.

  • Village Council— Morris Bean, police ‘overreach‘ are topics

    At their July 5 meeting, Council members heard from villagers concerned about the environmental practices of the local company Morris Bean, and also about the “overreach” of some local police officers.

  • Merry marchers, friendly fire on the Fourth

    Richard Zopf whipped up patriotic fervor for the Odd Fellows, who organized 4th of July parade and fireworks. (PHhoto by Diane Chiddsiter)

    Villagers and visitors didn’t let gloomy skies and the occasional raindrop thwart their Fourth of July on Monday.

  • Herndon Gallery exhibit urges encounters with nature

    Antioch College is welcoming international environmental artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto to campus this summer as an artist-in-residence who will play a major role in a collaborative, interdisciplinary exploration of our relationship with and in nature.

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