Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 28

  • Wright State professor Opolot Okia— Reexaming slavery

    Wright State professor Opolot Okia (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In certain eras, it has perhaps been easier to say that slavery and forced labor are wrong than to live that principle.

  • Village police to bulk up slim staff

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    The Yellow Springs Police Department typically fields a team of eight full-time and a half dozen part-time officers. Currently, there are six full-time officers and less than three active part-time officers, many of whom are being stretched to their limit and are often asked to cover shifts alone.

  • Village to rename Ellis Park in honor of tree man Lloyd Kennedy

    Lloyd Kennedy with students by the spring in the Glen's pine forest in the 1950s.

    The Village of Yellow Springs and the Yellow Springs Tree Committee will honor Lloyd Kennedy with a renaming of Ellis Park tomorrow.

  • Lawson gardens, fracking ban— Council reaches for authority

    Several Village Council members expressed regret during their meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, that they have not found a way to preserve all the gardens at the Lawson Place residences. Earlier in the month the Village had drafted an ordinance requiring a permit to remove the private landscaping that property owner Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority says must be removed by Oct. 1.

  • Police chief search narrows

    In its search for a permanent chief of police, the Village of Yellow Springs has narrowed its options to three candidates, including current Interim Chief Arthur Scott, Central State University Police Chief Anthony Pettiford, and John Milstead, security manager for Dayton Metro Libraries. The Village is currently scheduling visits to the village for each of the candidates and will host a public forum with each of the candidates on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bryan Center.

  • Canadians are coming to sing with their strings

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    Chamber Music Yellow Springs opens its 2012–13 concert season with the young Canadian Afiara Quartet.

  • Barr to go the way of mill?

    Jim Hammond, who saved the Grinnell Mill from almost certain demise, has brought his interest in historic properties closer to the village. Last week he and his wife Libby Hammond purchased the Barr property from Friends Care Community. The sale closed on Friday.

  • What’s the buzz about the bugs?

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    Though it is a source of some chagrin to him, the cultural reference that most immediately represents the business Glen Courtright has created here in the village is Disney’s 1994 classic The Lion King. Specifically pertinent is the part in the film when the lion, the warthog and the meerkat feast on a cornucopia of bugs while singing their “problem-free philosophy.”

  • Village narrows search for police chief

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    The Village is getting closer to choosing its new police chief.

  • YS music lovers, hop on the bus

    A two-time Grammy Award nominee, pianist Terrence Wilson opens the 2012–13 Dayton Philharmonic season.

    YSYOA representative Jeff Huntington gives the low-down on how to get to both the Dayton Philharmonic and Springfield Symphony on a budget.

  • YS Kids Playhouse starts fall classes this week

    YSKP instructor Jill Becker, left center, is offering her "fluid core" class again this fall.

    Youth and adults can learn to express themselves in all different ways this fall with Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse.

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