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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.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • BLOG — The confidence of 6

    Lucy sits down for her first day of Kindergarten at Mills Lawn.

    As Lucy starts Kindergarten, it’s clear that I’m much more anxious about it than she is.

  • Glen Helen, Wright State launch fundraiser for ongoing water quality project

    Students from Wright State, in partnership with Glen Helen, have been monitoring water quality in local waterways since 2011. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the project.

    A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support an ongoing partnership between Glen Helen and Wright State University students to monitor water quality in Yellow Springs-area waterways.

  • Foul weather into foul balls — rain no damper for Perry League

    Rain and mud couldn't put a damper on Perry League.

    Click for video of this year’s penultimate Perry League night, played amid rain and mud.

  • Sanders to discuss East Gym mural

    The center portion of the mural in Antioch College's East Gym, painted by Gilbert Brown Wilson. This section of the mural is entitled "Man Emerges." (Photo credit: © User:GabeIglesia / Wikimedia Commons /

    The YS Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Antioch College archivist Scott Sanders on Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m., in the Senior Center great room. The talk will concern the history of the mural in the East Gym of the Antioch College Wellness Center, which was painted by social realist painter and muralist Gilbert Wilson.

  • BLOG — Live or tell

    The Little Miami River at Jacoby Road.

    I wanted to write a blog about the magic of the Little Miami River. Then we took a canoe trip.

  • BLOG — And Peggy

    Drawing of the former Wiltonville Methodist Church, from the Wilton Heritage Society Museum pamphlet.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows celebrates Fourth of July weekend by taking in some popular — and some not-so-popular — historical sites.

  • Local comedian to present art, comedy show

    Comedian and artist Luke Capasso will host a dual art and stand-up show at the YSAC Community Gallery on July 2.

    Artist and comedian Luke Capasso will host an art show and stand-up comedy special on Saturday, July 2, at the YSAC Community Gallery. Capasso will be joined by comedians Wendi Furguson and Dan Sebree.

  • Villagers gather at Strawberry Fest for treats and tunes

    Village Night of the Strawberry Festival was a fun-filled success.

    The lawn and sidewalk in front of the First Presbyterian Church were packed on Friday, June 10, with folks attending the Village Night of the annual Strawberry Festival. Click for a video featuring a brief excerpt of the YS Community Band’s festival performance.

  • BLOG — Bear facts

    smokies panorama

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows goes camping in a bear haven and lives to tell the tale — as do most visitors to Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  • Cosplay parade demonstrates character

    Folks of all ages gathered on Sunday, May 8, to march downtown in a cosplay parade.

    Wrapping up the 2016 “Ohayo Ohio” Japanese arts and culture symposium, a cosplay parade was held in downtown Yellow Springs on Sunday, May 8. Click for more photos and video of the event.

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