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Articles by Diane Chiddister

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  • Village council— An eye on economic growth


    At their Aug. 24 meeting, Village Council members agreed on three steps to move forward on local economic development. The steps were in response to a presentation by Assistant Village Manager John Yung on “Ideas and Strategies for Economic Prosperity,” which Yung also described as “reflections after seven and a half months in Yellow Springs.”

  • AU leadership program grows

    Shown above are 20 members of Antioch University’s Ph.D. in Leadership and Change Class of 2015, shown at AU Midwest following their Aug. 1 commencement. Altogether, the group included 23 graduates from 14 states and three countries. (Submitted Photo by Andy Snow )

    Now in its 15th year, the Antioch University doctorate degree in leadership and change has graduated about 170 men and women who are schooled in leadership in the context of the historic Antioch values of racial, economic and social justice.

  • Council moves on policing


    At their Aug. 24 meeting, Village Council members agreed to move forward in addressing concerns regarding local police and the community.

  • Three candidates out of race


    Three out of the seven candidates who filed to run for seats on Village Council are no longer in the race, having been found ineligible due to problems with their petitions.

  • Cemex wins zoning battle


    The five-year effort by the international cement company Cemex to expand its mining operation in Greene County came to a conclusion favorable to Cemex but unfavorable to the company’s neighbors Monday night, Aug. 17, when the Fairborn City Council unanimously voted to rezone 450 acres of land from agriculture to mining, overturning an earlier ruling by that city’s planning board.

  • Deceased man identified


    Yellow Springs police confirmed that the body of a local man was found dead this morning in a car parked on Winter Street. The death appeared to be from natural causes.

  • 2015 local election— Council, Trustees races robust

    Candidates for Village Council (*Denotes incumbent)

    A week after the filing deadline for candidates, this fall’s races for Village Council and Miami Township Trustee look robust, while the school board contest is decidedly calmer, with no challengers for two incumbents. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  • Glen now protected into perpetuity

    After a nine-year effort, Glen Helen is now officially preserved as forever a green space. A collaboration of federal, state and local agencies assisted in the process of raising funds to purchase conservation easements for the Glen. Shown above are leaders Krista Magaw, executive director of Tecumseh Land Trust, and Glen Director Nick Boutis. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A nine-year effort to protect Glen Helen finally came to a successful conclusion last week, with the Glen now preserved as a wild place into perpetuity.

  • Book Fair to celebrate 35th year

    The 35th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Mills Lawn School. Shown is a scene from last year's fair.

    The 35th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Mills Lawn School grounds.

  • Village manager Bates takes on cancer

    Village Manager Patti Bates, a four-time cancer survivor, is training for a three-day, 60-mile walk she’ll make in November as part of the annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraiser. She’s shown here at her first three-day event several years ago, with her friend Lois McNight. (Submitted photo)

    In her first year in the position, Village Manager Patti Bates has shown what some view as uncommon equanimity in a demanding job. And it turns out she’s come by that equanimity naturally. A four-time cancer survivor, Bates knows what’s worth getting steamed at, and what’s not.