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Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 4

  • Old symbols fly, burn on 4th of July

    As thousands attended last Saturday’s 4th of July fireworks at Gaunt Park, about 30 members of the Greene County Black Lives Matter group burned a Confederate flag in protest of recent church burnings, the Charleston massacre of nine African Americans, and the police shooting last year of John Crawford in the Beavercreek Walmart. Shown above is group member Talis Gage. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    As American flags waved all around town on Saturday, July 4, one Confederate flag, a former symbol of the American South, burned as a reminder of the lack of freedom many black citizens have suffered since the Civil War and before.

  • Yellow Springs Village Council plans policing talk


    Village Council members had a tough time at their meeting this week settling on a format for their local policing discussion, scheduled to take place Monday, July 20.

  • Faith in change on climate


    As a member of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Marionist Sister Leanne Jablonski hopes to unite faith groups in environmental awareness and responsibility.

  • Rope rescue in Clifton Gorge


    The Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad pulled a Centerville youth from the Clifton Gorge after she fell 30–60 feet into the “narrows” on Tuesday evening, June 23.

  • 40-year old John Bryan Community Pottery now nonprofit

    Krystal Luketic, director of Yellow Springs Community Pottery, has worked to complete the 501(c)(3) process that now makes the local ceramics center an official nonprofit organization. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    John Bryan Community Pottery took a big step toward growing in the community by finally incorporating as a nonprofit organization.

  • Miami Township budgets ambulance


    The 2016 Miami Township tax budget includes funds for the purchase of a new ambulance and a command vehicle for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad.

  • Yellow Springs day camp welcomes aspiring musicians

    Shirley Mullins' youngest student, Quentin Branlat, 6, played a measured and tonal “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on a quarter size cello while staring straight at his audience the entire performance. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs Summer Music Camps for players of all ages and instruments begin Monday, July 6.

  • History resounds in Clifton chautauqua

    The Ohio Chautauqua comes to Clifton June 30–July 4, with both daytime and evening workshops and performances. Historic performances will be given by, clockwise from left, Hank Fincken as gold seeker J.G. Bruff, Marvin Jefferson as Martin Luther King, Jr., Kevin Radaker as Henry David Thoreau, Dianne Moran as Indian captive Olive Ann Oatman and Debra Conner as Titanic survivor Edith Russell. (Submitted photo by Dented Lens Photography)

    The Ohio Chautauqua stops for a week in each of four cities through July 11, including Chillicothe, Akron, Clifton and Coshocton.

  • School board— District fundraiser job considered


    For the first time since devising the 2020 Strategic Plan five years ago, Yellow Springs school board members agreed to explore the possibility of using public funds to hire a professional fundraiser for the school district.

  • Spires of art and whimsy

    The Village of Yellow Springs Public Art Commission will award Tim and Kelley Callahan, here with their daughter Lucy, the first Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA, on Friday, June 19, 8 p.m. at the YSAC Gallery. At their home on the corner of Corry Street and Glen View Road, the Callahans have built ever-changing stone piles, or cairns, for the last 20 years. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The mystical garden of rock forms balanced precariously in the yard of Tim and Kelley Callahan has a life of its own.