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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 9

  • Local authors at Blue Jacket

    Keith Doubt and Kevin McGruder will read from original work this Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books.

    In the mid-1990s, Keith Doubt, then living and teaching in Missouri, became increasingly troubled by the war between Bosnians and Serbians. The New York Times was always a day or two late in the rural area where he lived, but regardless, he remembers being consumed by the paper’s coverage of the conflict.

  • 2015 enterprise funds in red

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    Immediate needs in the water department will require the Village to significantly dip into the Village general fund surplus in 2015 to pay for two urgent projects, Village Manager Patti Bates said last week.

  • Local academics read at Blue Jacket

    Keith Doubt and Kevin McGruder will read from original work this Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books.

    Villagers Keith Doubt and Kevin McGruder will read from their original works this Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia.

  • Village Council chooses top firm— Water plant process begins

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    At their Nov. 3 meeting, Village Council members took a significant step toward constructing a new water plant. Council selected its top choice out of three preliminary design firms for the project, and if negotiations on cost are successful, the firm could begin the design process soon, according to Village Manager Patti Bates this week. The entire building process is expected to take two years.

  • 2014 Sunflower Photo winners announced

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    The annual glorious field of sunflowers on Whitehall Farm has come and gone, but thankfully we still have photos

  • Council eyes Village commissions

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    At their Oct. 20 meeting, Village Council members began a discussion on whether and how best to standardize practices for Village boards and commissions.

  • CBE fails; library and fire levies pass

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    The public funding for the CBE lost big on Nov. 4, with about 64 percent of village voters opposing the funding.

  • Chief severance approved

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    At their Oct. 20 meeting, Village Council members approved a severance agreement for former Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford, who resigned his position for medical reasons on Sept. 19.

  • 70 visit local wastewater plant

    Jon Van Dommelen of the Ohio EPA gave a demonstration at last Thursday's meeting of the fall meeting of the southwestern section of the Ohio Water Environment Association, which took place at the Yellow Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant. The meeting was also sponsored by YSI/Xylem.

    About 70 personnel from southwestern Ohio water and wastewater treatment plants attended a regional meeting last Thursday, Oct. 16, that included a tour and demonstrations at the Yellow Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  • Water draw

    Jon Van Dommelen of the Ohio EPA giving a demonstration at the Yellow Springs wastewater plant on how to troubleshoot nitrification and denitrification with online nitrate and ammonium sensors. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    About 70 southwestern Ohio water and wastewater treatment plant personnel, along with representatives from the Ohio EPA, attended the fall meeting of the Ohio Water Environment Association last Thursday, co-sponsored by YSI/Xylem and the Yellow Springs wastewater plant.