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Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 5

  • Mini dramas pique, entertain

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents the Yellow Springs Ten Minute Play Festival on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30–31, 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Admission is $10 at the door. Here, from left, Sommer McGuire, Krissy Hartman and Ron Weber rehearse Jerry Holt’s play, “Bagged.” (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    For the fifth consecutive year, the Ten Minute Play Festival that revived community theater in Yellow Springs is back. The Yellow Springs Theater Company is producing a range of comedies, dramas and experimental pieces about sharp-toothed animals, the talking dead, burglars with a conscience and growing old in a small town, with all local or locally associated playwrights, directors, actors and producers.

  • Penrod faces criminal charges

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    Yellow Springs Sergeant Naomi Penrod was charged in Xenia Municipal Court on Monday with three misdemeanors related to an altercation she had with a village resident in November.

  • Coach resigned under pressure

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    Nearly a year after Vince Peters resigned as a coach for Yellow Springs schools in March 2014, a local complaint has made public the circumstances of his departure.

  • HRC fosters village diversity

    The Yellow Springs Human Relations Commission, or HRC, will host a meet-and-greet with the public next Thursday, Jan. 29, from 7–9 p.m. at Bryan Center rooms A and B. Shown above are HRC members, from left, Brian Housh, Kathryn Hitchcock, Chrissy Cruz, Steve McQueen and Nick Cunningham. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Village Human Relations Commission member Chrissy Cruz likes to think of the commission she joined last year as “the people’s village council” — whereas Village Council looks out for the village’s infrastructure, HRC looks out for the village’s people. HRC member Steve McQueen sees the group as a liaison between the citizens and Village Council. […]

  • Glen adds to protected land

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    There are many attractive qualities to Camp Greene, the former Girl Scout camp that Glen Helen acquired last week. The 30 acres between the Little Miami River and Grinnell Road are well preserved and topographically interesting, with an upland of rolling hills and a flood plain along the lower third of the property. The secluded […]

  • Ten Minute Play Festival hits the stage this weekend

    Sommer McGuire, Krissy Hartman and Ron Weber star in Jerry Holt's short, "Bagged."

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents the Ten Minute Play Festival this Friday and Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church.

  • Yellow Springs Sergeant Penrod charged in Xenia court

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    Village Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was charged with three criminal offenses today after the altercation she had in November with a villager.

  • Schools to renew current levy

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    At their Jan. 8 meeting school board members voted unanimously to move ahead with putting on the May ballot a 10-year renewal of the emergency operating levy that expires at the end of the current year. The levy generates about $1,060,000 annually for the district. A renewal would not raise taxes beyond the current level.

  • Glen Helen acquires Camp Greene

    The 30-acre property off Grinnell Road has a lodge and several rustic camp facilities.

    Glen Helen, with the help of several grants, purchased the former Camp Greene from the Girl Scouts last week.

  • Village schools students focus work on village

    At the district’s project-based learning exhibition night in February 2014, McKinney Middle School students Ischel Heredia, left, and Anastasia Cooper presented the seventh-grade’s Ancient Greece project. The district’s third K-12 PBL exhibition night will take place Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30–8 p.m. at Mills Lawn School, featuring a wide variety of projects such as a French cookbook, ecosystem exploration and a performance of “Antigone.” (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Villagers are invited to come to the school to see, what students from kindergarten through 12th grade have been doing with project-based learning this year.