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  • Barr property to host homage to Mills house

    The Hammond family plans to model their Mills Park Hotel on the Barr property after the 1870 Mills House (see below). Pictured from left are Jim Hammond, Chamber of Commerce representative Roger Reynolds, and Libby and Katie Hammond, talking over the plans at the Grinnell Mill. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    the 28-room hotel that local family Jim, Libby and Katie Hammond plan to build on the Barr property just across from the school will be called Mills Park Hotel, in an homage to William Mills.

  • School levy wins

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    Yellow Springs and Miami Township voters overwhelmingly supported their public school system on Nov. 5, agreeing to pass the district’s second levy in as many years.

  • BCI ends Schenck investigation

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    On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine came to the Bryan Center to present the findings of his office’s investigation of the shooting incident on July 31 that ended in the death of local resident Paul E. Schenck.

  • Merhemic, Scott, Conn on school board

    Aïda Merhemic, Evan Scott and Steve Conn (submitted photos)

    Incumbent school board member Aïda Merhemic took the day at the polls winning the top number of votes to return her to the board along with two new members, Evan Scott and Steven Conn. Merhemic won 1,027 votes, or 23.7 percent of the total, while Scott had 954 votes and Conn had 940, about 22 percent each.

  • DeWine to release information about BCI investigation

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    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will report this morning on some findings of the investigation of the Paul E. Schenck shooting that occurred in July.

  • YSHS stage lights up for second weekend of Almost, Maine

    Prepped for winter in skates, sweaters and smoking jackets, YSHS thespians put on the northern town of Almost.

    YSHS’s fall play “Almost, Maine” continues this weekend at Mills Lawn auditorium.

  • Village Council forum— Economy, manager search topic

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    For the second consecutive night, on Thursday, Oct. 24, nearly 200 people gathered at Mills Lawn auditorium for a McKee Group forum focused on the local elections. Thursday’s event featured the eight candidates who are running for three seats on Village Council. Villager Bruce Heckman moderated the two-hour event.

  • Villagers speak at Dayton’s TEDx

    All experts in their particular fields, from left, neuroscientist Mike Weisend, race theorist Judith Ezekiel and Lincoln afficionado Mark Roosevelt, are three Yellow Springs residents among the 30 who will present at TEDx Dayton on Nov. 15. Registration for the knowledge conference closes Thursday, Oct. 31. (Photos by Lauren Heaton except far right by Dennie Eagleson)

    Ever wondered what set Lincoln apart from other war-time presidents? Or how the brain distinguishes a friendly person from a threatening one? Or how about who benefits from the concept of race, which for centuries has succeeded in allowing one people to dominate another?

  • Village Council candidates talk economy and finding a new Village manager

    Villagers packed the Mills Lawn gym for Thursday's Candidates Night.

    Eight Village Council candidates participated in the second Candidates Night forum Thursday night, sponsored by the James A. McKee Group.

  • YSCAPE funds school change

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    When in 2011 the local school district established its 10-year strategic roadmap for modernizing public education in Yellow Springs, leaders didn’t yet know how they would fund the change.

  • Schools ask for levy renewal

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    The roof of the annex at Mills Lawn School is in need of replacement, students in all grade levels need new texbook resources, and the district needs a new school bus (so that it can stop borrowing ones from other neighboring districts.)

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