Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 3

  • YSCCC head is reinstated

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    After some tense discussion at last week’s special meeting of the Community Children’s Center Board of Trustees, almost half of the members of the board announced their intention to resign.

  • ‘Roosevelts’ screening at Little Art

    The life of Theodore “Bull Moose” Roosevelt, the 26th president, is one subject of the new seven-part series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” by director Ken Burns that will air on ThinkTV in September. The Little Art Theatre will host a preview screening at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, with family member and Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, who will give a brief introduction about Theodore, Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt, whose public and private lives are the focus of the PBS series. (submitted photo)

    According to their biographers, the three most famous Roosevelts in American history — two presidents and one first lady — stood for an ideology of public good, including things such as public health and welfare, land conservation, women’s rights, civil rights and workers’ rights.

  • Bubbles carried the day

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    Downtown was effervescent on Saturday during the second annual Bubble Fest.

  • Children’s Center in fiscal crisis

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    Enrollment at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center took a dive at the beginning of 2013 that has sent the preschool into a tailspin of deficit spending over the past 20 months.

  • Children’s Center leadership changes and reversals afoot

    Marlin Newell’s last day as director of the Children’s Center is Aug. 31. (News archive photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Community Children’s Center parent community got busy last week after nearly losing the center’s executive director and at a meeting Wednesday managed to overtake the board of trustees.

  • Taking a stand

    About 120 members of the Antioch College and village community joined a Hands Up Walk Out on Monday to commemorate the funeral of Michael Brown, who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.

    About 120 members of the Antioch College and village community joined a Hands Up Walk Out on Monday to commemorate the funeral of Michael Brown, who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.

  • Children’s Center head let go

    Marlin Newell’s last day as director of the Children’s Center is Aug. 31. (News archive photo by Megan Bachman)

    A teacher at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center said this week that YSCC Director Marlin Newell was fired by the board of trustees on Monday, Aug. 18. Newell had been on vacation, teacher EJ Waskiewicz said, when two board members asked her to sign a termination letter. Newell asked that Waskiewicz act as a witness to the event.

  • Miami Township Fire-Rescue calls for 9/11 memorial climbers

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    Fire fighters and civilians alike will join in Yellow Springs’ first annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College on Sept. 27. Participants are encouraged to register early for the fundraising event.

  • Local welfare more than food?

    Patty McAllister, center, who has led the Yellow Springs Area Food Pantry for eight years, will step down next year, as pantry board members, including Sue Dillon and Bob Baldwin, seek to fill the gap and recruit new volunteers from the wider community. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Armed with canned soup, dried beans, boxes of pasta and soft packages of bathroom tissue, Patty McAllister has worked for the past eight years to keep area residents fed through the Yellow Springs Area Food Pantry.

  • Township to float levy renewal

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    Miami Township Trustees voted at their meeting this month to place a Township Fire-Rescue levy renewal on the ballot in November. The trustees chose a renewal, which does not increase taxes, for several reasons, including the possibility that they may ask voters for a new levy next year to build a new fire station.

  • MTFR still seeks property

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    Miami Township has been looking for a new home for its Fire-Rescue team for over three years, and this summer the land option they had banked on since 2011 fell through.

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