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  • Interim Yellow Springs police chief a former major

    Dave Hale is the Interim Yellow Springs Police Chief who succeeded Anthony Pettiford last week and expects to be replaced by a permanent chief sometime in November. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    After just a few days on the job, Yellow Springs Interim Police Chief Dave Hale can see that the YSPD is an “established, well-run department,” he said in an interview last week. During the two months or so he expects to be here, he intends to keep it that way.

  • Crowds blow in for fall Street Fair

    Liz McCurdy drew kids and adults alike into her HooperGurl booth at Saturday's fair.

    Fall Street Fair 2014: Music, food trucks, dancing, face painting, crafts, merchandise, children, strollers, wheelchairs, tent city, stellar spray painting, information, Miami Township Fire-Rescue, alpacas, jewelry, costumes, corndogs, French fries, ice cream, croquettes, bicycles, beds, acrobats, huggers, open carry demonstrators, peace demonstrators, police, beer garden, hoola hooping, red and orange trees, full-bodied fall fun. Default […]

  • Mayor’s Court being used less

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    over the past five years, the use of the local Mayor’s Court has declined to less than half the cases it was handling five years ago.

  • Climate conference to rise again in Yellow Springs

    This tree was planted in 1929 by Hugh Taylor Birch in memory of his daughter Helen Bitch Bartlett. (photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Glen Helen will host Community Solutions’ sixth energy and climate conference, with a pre-event discussion this Thursday.

  • Tour green homes, businesses in and around Yellow Springs

    Antioch College personnel, solar project finance advisor Doug Hull, Physical Plant Director Reggie Strattion and Andi Adkins, VP of administration and finance, invite the public to tour the new campus solar array.

    Hosts from Yellow Springs and the surrounding area will open their homes and businesses this weekend for the 2014 Green Energy Ohio tour.

  • Families weigh pros, cons of school testing

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    Since national and state education leaders began revising standardized testing requirements that will more than double the hours and days students will spend testing from last year to this year, parents have been asking questions.

  • Sparking the revolution

    Third-year student Dustin Mapel welds the arm for the turbine in the campus shop, where YS Kids Playhouse was located over the summer. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)c

    As an extension of a Global Seminar on sustainable energy, Antioch College hosted a workshop last week on how to construct a wind turbine.

  • Climb for a cause

    About 90 people from the community and area emergency response agencies came to Antioch College for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue department’s first 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday morning, Sept. 27. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    About 90 people from the community and area emergency response agencies came to Antioch College for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue department’s first 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday morning, Sept. 27.

  • Village names interim police chief

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    Retired Montgomery County Sheriff’s officer Dave Hale was hired as interim police chief this week.

  • Parents consider effects of increased standardized testing

    YSHS student facilitators Ben Green and Lucy Callahan, background, moderated a discussion for McKinney Middle School students on problem-solving school issues. The facilitators are part of an effort to train student leaders who can advocate for themselves and others to solve issues that youth find important. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At a school forum this week, school administrators encouraged parents to contact their legislators regarding their concerns about increased state and federal standardized tests.

  • Police Chief Pettiford resigns

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    Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford resigned for medical reasons on Monday of this week, Village Manager Patti Bates announced at the end of a Village Council meeting Monday night, following an executive session.

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