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Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 5

  • Local kits help girls. Period.

    Chris Powell, left, and Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp are shown sewing mentruation kits for girls in Ethiopia. Powell organized a sewing group to make the kits, sponsored by the nonprofit Days for Girls International, and Lackovich-Van Gorp started Enhance Worldwide, a nonprofit that supports orphaned girls in Ethiopia. (Submitted photo)

    It may be true that poverty does not discriminate, but there is at least one major difference between the way that males and females experience lack of wealth in poor countries around the world. Though it’s largely invisible, menstruation plays a major role in keeping adolescent girls and women at the very bottom socioeconomic rung in their communities.

  • New officers in second careers

    Four police officers joined the Yellow Springs Police Department this year and they, along with the rest of the local force and two police chief finalists, greeted villagers at a community gathering on Monday, Nov. 17. Shown from left are new officers Jeff Beam, Stephanie Spurlock, Jessica Frazier and Mark Charles. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Jessica Frazier had a good idea of the things law enforcement officers could do when police helped her family on several occasions as she was growing up in Florida. Originally from Montgomery County, she moved back to the Dayton area as a teenager and took some criminal justice courses at a local career center, thinking she might like being a police officer.

  • Antioch College presents ‘Softcops’

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    Antioch College presents its first in-house production, “Softcops,” directed by Louise Smith at the Foundry Theater this weekend and next.

  • Assistant manager selected

    Village Council is scheduled to approve a contract with John Yung on Monday. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    On Thursday about 25 people attended a meet and greet at the Bryan Center for the two finalists for the position of assistant Village manager. Though Village Manager Patti Bates could not confirm the decision by press time on Wednesday, Village Council’s agenda for Monday, Dec. 1, includes the approval of a contract for John Yung as assistant manager.

  • Finalists named for Yellow Springs police chief

    One week before closing the application deadline on Nov. 24, the Village narrowed its search for police chief significantly, naming two finalists out of the current pool of 18 applicants. (Left, submitted photo; right, Lauren Heaton)

    One week before closing the application deadline on Nov. 24, the Village narrowed its search for police chief significantly, naming two finalists out of the current pool of 18 applicants.

  • Yellow Springs Schools’ open enrollment acts as a stabilizer

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    This year Yellow Springs schools currently have the highest enrollment the local district has seen since 1984. However, 23 percent of the students are commuting to Yellow Springs from their homes in other districts. That number of open enrollment students is also the highest it has been in the district’s history.  The Yellow Springs school […]

  • Yellow Springs Police find internal misconduct

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    An internal Yellow Springs Police investigation last week found that one of its officers exhibited two counts of improper conduct during an encounter with a villager on Nov. 5.

  • Yellow Friday kicks off holidays in Yellow Springs

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    Thanksgiving marks the start of local holiday shopping and events in Yellow Springs.

  • Resident records police action

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    Yellow Springs Police acknowledged last week that the local department had made some errors when one of its officers allegedly used physical force against a  citizen.

  • Rise against the green Glen invaders

    Glen volunteer Vincent Laino helped to clear invasive honeysuckle from the Glen over the summer.

    If weeding the flower garden out back sounds bad, imagine weeding a forest. Then imagine that forest encircled by an army of invasive species.