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Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 23

  • Teacher opposes nonrenewal


    The Yellow Springs School Board approved a recommendation at their meeting Thursday, May 8, to nonrenew the contract of McKinney physical education and health teacher Angela Bussey. During the board meeting, Bussey and her attorney Mark Landers held a public hearing to defend her right to maintain her job.

  • Applause, pleas at farm forum


    In some ways last week’s public forum regarding the Antioch College farm was a pep rally for environmental sustainability and the resurgence of a unique liberal arts college. Upwards of 200 villagers attended the event in the Bryan Center gym on Wednesday, May 7, mostly clapping and cheering for the seven administrators, staff and student representatives who spoke of the model production farm and planned solar array on the 36 acres known as the college golf course.

  • Throwing things at school


    Local artist Geno Luketic visited Mills Lawn School Thursday, May 15 and demonstrated how to throw pots out of clay on an electric wheel.

  • Small towns use creativity to grow


    The story of Ponca City, Okla., recently named one of the top 10 best small towns for business in the U.S. , is a case study for how to rebuild a flagging small town economy.

  • May 6, 2014 primary election: Restaurant seeks liquor option


    The 2014 primary election will take place on Tuesday, May 6. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The polling location is Antioch University Midwest (formerly McGregor), 900 Dayton St. for village precincts 440, 441, 442, 443 and Miami Township precinct 456 (west). For voters in township precinct 455 (east), polling […]

  • Village planners approve CBE streets


    At their meeting on April 16 Village Planning Commission approved the street dedication for the Center for Business and Education, a request to install a Verizon cellular telephone tower at Bryan Center, and rezoning of the former Creative Memories property.

  • Glen’s Trailside raises baby chicks for Antioch College farm


    Glen Helen naturalists are raising baby chicks that will soon be big enough for the Antioch College farm.

  • Two Reverend Jacksons to speak at Wilberforce graduation

    Jesse Jackson, Sr. speaking to the press

    Wilberforce University will host Bishop Reginald Jackson and Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., who will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremonies Saturday.

  • AUM enrollment in decline


    Enrollment at Antioch University Midwest has dropped to an all-time low this spring. While many colleges and universities have shown signs of suffering from the recession, Midwest’s decline has been steeper than that of its sister institutions in the region.

  • Fixing the fixtures at YSHS

    Yellow Springs High School Student Review Board members, from left, David Butcher, Lake Miller and Lorien Chavez, are leading an effort to remake the main boys and girls restrooms at Yellow Springs High School. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs High School freshman Lorien Chavez happened to be in the girls bathroom at the high school last year when some cheerleaders from another school walked in. Not realizing she was there, they began commenting on how gross and unkempt the school’s main bathroom was.
    “When I came out of the stall I looked at them and was like, “oh, I know, we don’t like it either,’” Chavez said. “I was really embarrassed.”