Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

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  • Future farmers faring well

    Ohio’s newest chapter of the Future Farmers of America Organization: pictured in back are dairy team members Caylen Hall, Landon Rhoads and Tristan Campbell, with Coach Brad Lokai. In front are poultry team members Isabella Long and McKenna Moore. Not pictured are poultry team members Ashley Longshaw, Zane Pergram and Alexandra Snoddy

    Ohio’s newest chapter of the Future Farmers of America Organization was born at YSHS this school year.

  • ‘We’re hounded by tree loss,’ say some villagers

    Tucker, resident newshound, is too stricken to offer his opinion, though because he is News staff, he's not allowed to give it anyway.

    Over the past few years, the loss of trees throughout the village, whether due to poor health or to make way for the progress of a growing village, has been the cause of much contention and unrest. For village dogs, however, the loss is not just cause for concern or sorrow, but a drastic impact on their day-to-day lives.

  • New YSHS FFA teams bring home wins

    Zane Pergram and Isabella Long practice after school for their upcoming FFA competition in the poultry division. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    Ohio’s newest chapter of the Future Farmers of America Organization was born right here in the village at YSHS this school year.

  • Sign up for the artist directory

    Artists of all genres are invited to be a part of an artist directory to be published by the YS Arts Council.

    The Yellow Springs Arts Council is in the process of putting together a directory of artists for the Yellow Springs area.

  • YSPD warns village about recent vehicle break-ins

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    YSPD Police Chief Anthony Pettiford alerted the News this morning that the village has experienced a rash of vehicle break-ins in recent days, amounting to 15 break-ins.

  • YSKP’s GODZILLA! wraps up this weekend

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    YS Kids Playhouse’s latest production, “GODZILLA!,” will hold its final round of performances this weekend at the Glen Helen Building on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 and 10 p.m.

  • BLOG — Let it go

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    So she loves singing. And this is not really a problem, right? No, the problem is not the singing itself, but that she has, for the last several weeks, sung the same song over and over, almost without a break.

  • BLOG — Cold comfort

    Swallowed up by the nothing.

    Wind chills of -39 degrees are enough to stop anybody making amused comments about my migration from a semi-tropical climate, though perhaps this is only because people’s mouths are hidden behind scarves or their teeth are chattering involuntarily.

  • 2013 Yellow Springs Year in review: Arts in the village

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    Arts in the village in 2013

  • 2013 Yellow Springs year in review: village economy

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    The economy in the village in 2013

  • BLOG — Whatcha got cookin’?

    Baby Alive, circa 1992. A wonderful plaything that was both intermittently functional and terrifying.

    When considering what to give my three-year-old for Christmas this year, I chose a gift I thought she would like, something that acts as a complement to many of the toys she already has and easily stores them, and which, most importantly, will require very little clean-up from me in the future.

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