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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 9

  • Play tells inmates’ stories

    This week Craig Powell, left, executive director of the Dayton nonprofit PowerNet, met with local playwright and director Tony Dallas to discuss Dallas’ current project, a play based on stories from female inmates in the Dayton Correctional Institution. PowerNet, which aims to help former prisoners transition back into communities, is sponsoring the project, which is funded by the Ohio Arts Council. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Theater needs to be about the large things,” Tony Dallas said in a recent interview. “I want that kind of theater.”

  • Mills Park Hotel hopes to open next month

    The Hammond family, from left, Katie, Libby and Jim, are developing the Mills Park Hotel, which they hope will open sometime next month.

    The construction of the new Mills Park Hotel is coming to an end, and developers hope the hotel will open in late April.

  • Yellow Springs police officer Naomi Penrod charges discrimination


    Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod has filed a charge of employment discrimination against the Village of Yellow Springs.

  • EnviroFlight purchased by global company

    Local company EnviroFlight was recently purchased by Intrexon. Shown above, founder and company president Glen Courtright spoke to a CNN cameraman during a 2013 interview about the company's process for using insect larvae to process bio waste products into fish and animal food.

    EnviroFlight was recently purchased by Intrexon, a global company with a focus on synthetic biology.

  • Council questions water plant hike


    Council members considered that question at their March 7 meeting whether the village could recoup some of the money it paid for initial designs of the new water plant, given that cost turned out to be grossly inaccurate.

  • HRC focus on women’s safety


    If a woman’s instinct says she’s unsafe in a situation, she should trust that feeling, according to two public safety experts at last Thursday’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC, meeting.

  • Village levy wins big; Bernie, Kasich take YS


    Village voters overwhelmingly approved the Village property tax levy renewal on March 15. Local Democratic voters also favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton and Republicans chose John Kasich over the Donald.

  • “Footloose” schedule changed to support Bulldogs

    The YSHS musical, "Footloose," will be performed on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in the Mills Lawn gym rather than Friday, March 11, as originally scheduled. The schedule change is in support of the YSHS basketball team, which will play in the Division IV finals on Friday at 8 p.m. Shown above are Charlotte Walkey and Lucas Mulhall during rehearsals.

    “Footloose,” the YSHS musical, will not be presented on Friday, March 11, as originally planned, in order to not conflict with the Yellow Springs High School boys basketball team’s appearance in the Division IV regional finals on that night. Instead, the play will give a performance on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.

  • Thomas Manley arrives on Antioch campus

    Thomas Manley took the helm of Antioch College this week. (Submitted photo)

    New Antioch College President Thomas Manley began his position earlier this week and is now on campus.

  • Village Council— Group urges a village-wide fiber network


    A municipal fiber optic network would bring new jobs and business to the village, Village Council members were recently advised.

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