Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 38

  • Village a good host for babies

    The Yellow Springs Library hosts a toddler story hour every Thursday from 2–3 p.m., one of the many ways in which the village supports gatherings for families and their young children. Last week Paige Clark and Alex Finney, foreground, hung out with Ann Fay and her son David, Laura Funderburg and her son Carson, and Carrie Finney and her infant son Tommy. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Laura Funderburg had her son, Carson, now almost 2, she knew the village was a better fit for the way she wanted to raise her son. And the warm community of parents and children she has found in the village erased all doubt in her mind that she made the right decision.

  • Feminist film gets national honor

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    As Antioch College students in the late 1960s, Julia Reichert and Jim Klein made a feature film about the experience of being female that both rode the modern wave of the feminist movement.

  • Fairborn man dies in village

    At 7:50 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jan. 29, police responded to a scene along the bike path, where the victim of an apparent suicide was found by a passing jogger.

  • Here to help dogs do good

    Israeli resident Yarden Oron came to the village last month to learn how to train the seizure alert dogs that help especially kids with epilepsy. She now works with Veera, above, at 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia, and regularly visits the golden retriever puppies who are raised there as future service dogs. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Veera, a 10-month-old golden retriever in training at 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia, is a very smart dog. Thanks to her handler, Yarden Oron, the dog is learning skills she will need when she graduates and gets placed as a service dog to help someone living with epilepsy.

  • Conley’s hard work his passion

    After 19 years with the Village, Dave Conley retired in December as the superintendent of streets and wastewater collection. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    By the time he came to work as a Village crewman 19 years ago, Dave Conley was already a veteran of infrastructure maintenance.

  • Council hires interim manager

    Attorney Laura Curliss of Wilmington has been named the interim Yellow Springs Village manager. (Submitted Photo)

    Village Council last week came to a contract agreement with Wilmington attorney Laura Curliss, who will soon start her position as the Village interim manager.

  • More sun in the Springs (Motel)

    Eric Clark recently brushed off the snow from his new 20-panel solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Springs Motel. The 4700-watt system will replace about 20 percent of the motel’s current electric load. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The latest update to the Springs Motel isn’t in the rooms but on the roof, where 20 solar photovoltaic panels now power the televisions, hair dryers and air conditioners of motel guests.

  • Morgan grant for housing

    The senior apartment development proposed for the Barr property received a boost last week when the Morgan Family Foundation committed $250,000 to help finance some of the units.

  • Three students recognized as National Merit Scholars

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    Three Yellow Springs High School students were honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program this year.

  • Ashes to ashes, dust to diamonds

    Rita Caz recently set an unusual diamond ring for customer Vernon Dunlap. The diamond itself was created from the cremated remains of his wife, Roberta, using a process that distills and concentrates the carbon in human ashes under high heat and pressure. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local jewelry store Rita Caz has long helped customers honor deceased friends and relatives. But a recent request by a former Springfield man who now lives in Arizona to set a diamond ring made from his wife’s ashes was a first.

  • A fresh bid for Congress

    Local resident Sharen Neuhardt has announced her candidacy representing Ohio’s District 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Local resident Sharen Neuhardt has played the political odds before and learned a lot while ceding the 2008 Congressional race to her Republican opponent. But this year, after redistricting, the odds are more favorable for Democrats

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