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Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 3

  • Police explain the status quo

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    The Yellow Springs Police Department will continue to employ one officer on the Greene County ACE Task Force to help contain violent crime in the region. The local police will also continue to call the SWAT team when appropriate to ensure the village’s safety during violent and potentially harmful situations. The size of the department […]

  • A new energy at Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center

    Students at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, from left, Brooklyn Markgraf, Neveah Plambeck, Dylan Cole and Lilly Brown, planted shamrocks in the school yard on Monday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this week. The center is working hard to recover from several years of financial hardship and has recently welcomed two new interim directors and five new board members, all with extensive nonprofit management experience. (Submitted photo by Andrea Seigel-Hall)

    The process of bringing the the Children’s Center from the brink of insolvency has not been without its challenges. But the affordable, all-day early childhood education that the school has long offered is too vital to the community to abandon.

  • Yellow Springs schools eye hiring fundraiser

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    Yellow Springs schools are considering increasing expenditures next year for a new full-time employee to help raise private funds for the district.

  • Springs bring busy bees

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    The buzz is that spring’s finally here.

  • Glen hosts pancake breakfast and hikes this weekend

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    The Glen will hold several community events this weekend, including the annual pancake breakfast and several spring hikes.

  • Riders welcome on the public bus

    Local resident Gene Lohman is one of about 65 Yellow Springs residents who ride the public bus that comes through the village about every 45 minutes during the weekdays. Anyone interested in a bus route tutorial and free trial ride is invited to sign up now for an event scheduled the week of April 13. The rides are sponsored by the local Climate Change group. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Village resident Gene Lohman loves the “flex” bus — Greene County’s public transit system. When he wants to get anywhere — from downtown to Xenia or Beavercreek — he simply puts himself at a place along the bus route and hails a ride.

  • YSHS’s ‘West Side Story’ sweeps you up

    The Jets of “West Side Story” starring from left, Duard Headley, Meredith Rowe, Bear Wright, Josh Seitz as Riff, Jonah Trillana, Ursula Kremer, Christina Brewer, David Walker, and in front, Sumayah Chappelle and Zoe Williams. The show opens this weekend at the Antioch College Foundry Theater. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs High School thespians present the romantic tragedy “West Side Story”, based on “Romeo and Juliet” with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

  • West Side Story opens tonight

    The Jets of “West Side Story” perform an energetic self promoting number, starring from left, Duard Headley, Meredith Rowe, Bear Wright, Josh Seitz as Riff, Jonah Trillana, Ursula Kremer, Christina Brewer,   David Walker, and in front, Sumayah Chappelle and Zoe Williams. The show opens this weekend at the Antioch College Foundry Theater.

    Yellow Springs High School presents the spring musical “West Side Story” this weekend and next at the Antioch College Foundry Theater.

  • “Mixed race discussion and other stuff” rescheduled

    Current and former Yellow Springs High School students spoke about racism in the local schools and how to empower local black youth at a panel discussion April 21 at AU Midwest. Panelists are, from left, Teresa Bondurant-Wagner, Cameron Henderson, Hafiz Mensah, Taylor Beck and Edward Johnson. (photos by Megan Bachman)

    The 365 Project has rescheduled its “Mixed Race Discussion and Other Stuff” for Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Mills Lawn School.

  • Police-village relationship a work in progress

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Brian Carlson talked to Brenda Donley at Tom’s Market during a recent Tuesday afternoon business rounds drop-in. Village police do a lot of routine patrols and vacant house checks, in addition to responding to calls for service. (Photo by Lauren Heaton )

    Last fall the Village Human Relations Commission held its first police-community forum, where residents gave input on the role of the police chief. On March 19 a second forum will focus on the Village’s involvement with the Greene County ACE Task Force on drugs and new policies.