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  • 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.

  • Police chief search continues— Village still seeks applicants

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    Among the 18 candidates who have so far applied for the position of Yellow Springs police chief are three internal candidates, one former Village police chief and one finalist candidate from the previous chief search process.

  • Street work messy but promising

    Crew members of Village contractor Durst Brothers Excavation were tearing up the town this week to construct new sidewalks and plant new trees along the east side of Xenia Avenue. The current phase of the streetscape renovation is scheduled to be finished before Thanksgiving. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Although they were invasive and well past their expected lifespan, the eight Callery pear trees that were lifted from the downtown last week will be missed.

  • Miami Township Fire-Rescue honors 12 service members

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    Last Thursday evening Miami Township Fire-Rescue held a ceremony for newly trained fire fighters as well as new inductees to the squad.

  • Antioch University moves to Midwest

    Antioch University offices moved into the AU Midwest building this week. Pictured in front are the administrative staff of both institutions, from left, back row, chair of AUM’s Early Childhood Education program Julie Biddle, Enrollment Management Vice Chancellor Ronald Brown, Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Director Sara Ross, VP of Institutional Advancement Ian Swedish, Library Director Steve Shaw, Marketing Manager Kelly Leff; and front row, School of Education Director Marian Glancy, AUM President Karen Schuster Webb, University Chancellor Felice Nudelman, core faculty member Mary Ann Short, Regional CFO Barbra Stewart, and presidential assistant Jennifer Maynard. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The hallways at Antioch University Midwest rumbled with the sounds of moving furniture, artwork and people this week as the 40 Antioch University administrators formerly located across the street moved into the Midwest building.