Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 2

  • 18 apply for chief

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    When the Village stopped taking applications for the position of Yellow Springs police chief on Oct. 31, the municipality had 18 candidates from both inside the department and as far as Rhode Island, according to Village Manager Patti Bates, who will hire the next chief. So far, the hiring process is on schedule, and the Village is set to name the next chief in mid-December, Bates said this week.

  • Glen Helen welcomes volunteers to Honeysuckle Daze

    Glen volunteer Vincent Laino helped to clear invasive honeysuckle from the Glen over the summer.

    Among its various efforts to remove invasive species this year, the Glen invites volunteers to join its annual Honeysuckle Daze on Saturday, Nov. 15.

  • Forum on community policing— Safety over force is favored

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    There was remarkable similarity between what the 70 villagers who attended a local policing forum last week said and what 50 anonymous respondents said about policing in the weeks preceding the forum.

  • A peek at the mind’s universe

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    Popular scientist Michio Kaku likes to tell the story of how as a teenager in the 1960s, he built an atom smasher in his parents’ garage. He bought 22 miles of copper wire, wrapped it many times around a football field, connected it to 400 pounds of transformer steel and plugged it in. It blew out every fuse in his parents’ house and probably those of everyone in the neighborhood, he said in a recent PBS documentary science video.

  • Mills Lawn students do a sidewalk shuffle

    Mills Lawn music teacher JoFrannye Reichert led the  impromptu performance.

    Mills Lawn students sang and danced for the Little Art Theatre on Thursday during school.

  • Policing forum is tonight

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    Villagers have strong opinions about what they want their police force to be. According to recent anonymous input from Village Human Relations Commission surveys, many residents want police to be out of their patrol cars and visibly engaged with the community.

  • Merit-making

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    Yellow Springs High School announced recently that five of its students received National Merit recognition from their performance on the 2013 pre-SAT.

  • Lenders address risk at CBE

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    When Champaign Bank was evaluating the $33 million Water Street mixed-use project in downtown Dayton this year, developers already had 50 percent of the office space pre-leased with solid anchor tenant PNC Bank and two independent studies that showed the apartment space would be fully leased in 13 months.

  • Popular scientist Michio Kaku talks about possibilities of the future

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    Michio Kaku will give the Fred R. Leventhal Endowed Lecture at Wittenberg Thursday on how Science will revolutionize the future.

  • Yellow Springs policing forum draws broad range of citizens

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    At a recent public forum, Yellow Springs residents outlined their ideal local police department and police chief.