Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 4

  • Chinese food within reach again

    Earlier this month, from right, Ken Yang and Lixia Gao, and Lixia’s father Zhi You Gao opened Lucky Dragon serving Chinese fare on Dayton Street, the former location of Chen’s Asian Bistro. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m., (noon on Sundays) and closes between 10:30 and 11 p.m. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Zhi You Gao and his son-in-law, Ken Yang, worked as chefs in Fujian Province on the southeast coast of China, they cooked in the Min style using ingredients such as crab, abalone, mountain mushrooms and fresh bamboo shoots.

  • School calendar adds delays

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    All students who attend Yellow Springs schools next year will start two hours late on 14 Wednesdays to make dedicated time for teacher professional development. The school board approved the 2014–15 calendar, including this pilot late start, at its meeting on Thursday, April 10. Other calendar changes included the addition of three calamity days to the end of the current school year, and fewer waiver day Fridays.

  • Events abound on Easter weekend 2014 in Yellow Springs

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    The village hosts both spiritual and secular events during the Easter weekend.

  • Yellow Springs Community Foundation celebrates 40 years cultivating community

    The Yellow Springs Community Foundation is celebrating 40 years this year with a monthly series of soundslide stories featuring its donors, grant recipients and beneficiaries. The audio pieces begin this week on the YSCF Facebook page, and continue through September, when the foundation will host a celebration party at the Antioch College Wellness Center. Above, Collin Calfee, left, and Gini Meekin participate in the Project Peace, funded in part by the Community Foundation. (Submitted Photo)

    The three-heart logo that has stood for the Yellow Springs Community Foundation since 1974 represents its three pillars — the donors, the recipients and the beneficiaries: the people of Yellow Springs.

  • Wellness doctor hopes to return to Village

    Dr. Donald Gronbeck hopes to open a family practice at the former Creative Memories building. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Donald Gronbeck, a 2002 Antioch College graduate, hopes to start his first practice, Yellow Springs Primary Care, the first week of May at the former Creative Memories building, fronting on Dayton Street.

  • Village Mediation mends village fences

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    The Village Mediation Program was erected in the 1980s to bring interested parties together to talk out their differences.

  • Lucky Dragon Chinese restaurant opens on Dayton Street

    From right, Ken Yang and Lixia Gao, and Lixia's father Zhi You Gao opened a Chinese restaurant at the former location of Chen's Asian Bistro.

    Lucky Dragon opened earlier this month on Dayton Street.

  • Yellow Springs High School senior organizes mock crash before prom

    YSHS senior Zach Kimmet organized a mock crash and rescue scene played out three days before prom.

    About 100 local high school students witnessed the emergency response to a mock crash with serious injuries this week at the school campus.

  • Police personnel still shifting

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    The personnel situation at the Yellow Springs Police Department continues to be unstable as two of the newest officers on the local force resigned their positions in the last two months, and a third has been on leave since Jan. 1.

  • Help from a different kind of watchdog

    The Catalanotto family, from left, Debbie, Sophie, Finn and Kate, is staying at the Springs Motel this week and next while they get to know their service dog, Echo. The Springs is hosting them while they spend their days at 4 Paws For Ability in Xenia, which pairs trained service dogs with individuals with disabilities. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Finn Catalanotto and his twin sister Sophie were very eager to leave the playground next to the Springs Motel, where they have been staying this week away from their home in Cincinnati.

  • Young’s Dairy robber sentenced

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    The Springfield man convicted of robbing Young’s Dairy in August 2012 was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court last week to 15 years in prison. Barrett Grable, 26, was sentenced by Judge Richard O’Neill, after a jury found him guilty in February of aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges.

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