Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 4

  • Small towns use creativity to grow

    THUMB_Economy

    The story of Ponca City, Okla., recently named one of the top 10 best small towns for business in the U.S. , is a case study for how to rebuild a flagging small town economy.

  • May 6, 2014 primary election: Restaurant seeks liquor option

    THUMB_vote

    The 2014 primary election will take place on Tuesday, May 6. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The polling location is Antioch University Midwest (formerly McGregor), 900 Dayton St. for village precincts 440, 441, 442, 443 and Miami Township precinct 456 (west). For voters in township precinct 455 (east), polling […]

  • Village planners approve CBE streets

    THUMB_Government

    At their meeting on April 16 Village Planning Commission approved the street dedication for the Center for Business and Education, a request to install a Verizon cellular telephone tower at Bryan Center, and rezoning of the former Creative Memories property.

  • Glen’s Trailside raises baby chicks for Antioch College farm

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    Glen Helen naturalists are raising baby chicks that will soon be big enough for the Antioch College farm.

  • Two Reverend Jacksons to speak at Wilberforce graduation

    Jesse Jackson, Sr. speaking to the press

    Wilberforce University will host Bishop Reginald Jackson and Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., who will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremonies Saturday.

  • AUM enrollment in decline

    THUMB_HigherEd

    Enrollment at Antioch University Midwest has dropped to an all-time low this spring. While many colleges and universities have shown signs of suffering from the recession, Midwest’s decline has been steeper than that of its sister institutions in the region.

  • Fixing the fixtures at YSHS

    Yellow Springs High School Student Review Board members, from left, David Butcher, Lake Miller and Lorien Chavez, are leading an effort to remake the main boys and girls restrooms at Yellow Springs High School. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs High School freshman Lorien Chavez happened to be in the girls bathroom at the high school last year when some cheerleaders from another school walked in. Not realizing she was there, they began commenting on how gross and unkempt the school’s main bathroom was.
    “When I came out of the stall I looked at them and was like, “oh, I know, we don’t like it either,’” Chavez said. “I was really embarrassed.”

  • Saari to host series: Modern Political Films

    Peter Sellers in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove.

    Professor Jon Saari will host an eight-part Modern Political Films series at Antioch University Midwest in May and June.

  • 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

    THUMB_Schools

    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.

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