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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 8

  • “Godspell” starts tonight

    The cast of "Godspell" at a recent rehearsal included, from left, Ali Thomas, Ellen Ballerene, Sommer McGuire, Sarah Wildman, Lorrie Sparrow (at rear), Mila De Spain, Miriam Eckenrode Saari and Jeanna GunderKline.

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company will perform “Godspell” this weekend and next.

  • Council nears water softening vote

    A group of Village officials and staff members visited this water treatment plant, in Jackson County, Ohio, recently to observe the plant’s pellet softening process. Council will likely vote at its April 6 meeting on whether to add pellet softening to the new water plant. Shown above are tanks used in the process. (Submitted photo by John Yung)

    Village Council is close to approving a water softening component to its proposed new water plant, slated for construction in 2016.

  • Correct dates for Mixed Mamas


    The March 26 News printed incorrect dates for the upcoming performance and poetry workshop of the Mixed Mamas.

  • #ysgram show focuses on the local

    A photo by Amy Hable of the tools of mural making in Kieth’s Alley, shown above, is one of many local images on display beginning Friday, March 20, at the #ysgram exhibit at the YSAC Gallery on Corry Street. The exhibit, which contains photos of local scenes by seven village photographers originally shown on Instagram, opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday. (Instagram photo by Amy Hable)

    Organizers of the #ysgram, the new show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, want to offer villagers an opportunity to see familiar local sights in new ways.

  • Village Council — Yellow Springs backs marriage equality


    At their March 16 meeting, Village Council members unanimously passed a resolution supporting marriage equality, making the Village the third municipality in Ohio to endorse same-sex marriage.

  • Need for drug task force in village eyed


    Ten years after first signing on with A.C.E. drug task force, Yellow Springs remains an active partner. However, the involvement of local police in the drug task force has become a topic of controversy.

  • Village Council — Sidewalk solution is elusive


    At its March 2 meeting, Village Council heard a presentation from Superintendent of Streets and Parks Jason Hamby on how best to address the current problem of subpar sidewalks. According to Hamby, the best path is to replace all Village sidewalks with new ones. “Only fixng the “troubled areas” is installing a Band-Aid on an […]

  • Village Council— Landlords protest policy


    At Village Council’s March 2 meeting, local landlords made clear that they are not happy with a proposed policy change that would hold them responsible for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills. “Look at the cause and effect. Landlords will not expose themselves to this type of liability. You’ll get higher rents,” said Dean Pallotta. It’s […]

  • Ideas, enthusiasm abound at Antioch College Village Charrette

    About 200 villagers took part in last Sunday’s Antioch College Village opening charrette event at the South Gym. Shown above are, clockwise from bottom left, Alex Melamed, Andrew Kline, Kevin Mulhall, Keith Kresge and a facilitator are shown engaged in an exercise to establish priorities for the project, which seeks to build homes on the college campus. The wrap-up event takes place March 5, at 6 p.m. in the South Gym. (Photo by Amy Magnus)

    Many ideas, both big and small, emerged Sunday evening at the Antioch College Village Charrette, attended by about 200 people from the community.

  • Antioch College Village Charrette

    Shown above is a draft version of the Antioch Village charrette, in which many kinds of housing are located on the western and northern edges of campus. (Submitted graphic)

    Several hundred villagers took part in last week’s Antioch College Village Charrette, a collaborative design event that aimed to create a plan for a new housing development on campus.