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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
  • Spooky fun to return on Beggars Night

    Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will run amok in town once again on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., stopping at various locations around town to partake in cider and hot dogs around bonfires. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The one night of the year when ghosts and ghouls take over the village approaches, and will be ushered in this weekend by a few spooky events.

  • A health-conscious start to the day at Mills Lawn

    Students at Mills Lawn Elementary School participated in Walk to School Day on Oct. 5.

    Mills Lawn Elementary School celebrated Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. At around 9 a.m., participating students set off for the playground outside Mills Lawn, enjoying a brisk walk through the cool morning on a late-start Wednesday.

  • Asbury Shorts to return to Little Art

    The Asbury Shorts Concert 35th anniversary show will screen at the Little Art on Oct. 6 and 9.

    The Asbury Shorts Concert will return to the Little Art Theatre for a second year on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. The Asbury Shorts Concert will present its 35th anniversary show of acclaimed short films.

  • BLOG — Every Day a Thai Buffet


    Lauren “Chuck” Shows recounts the highs and lows of a summer vacation and the power of perception.

  • Street painting on Sept. 24 and 25

    Road work will begin on Xenia Avenue on Sept. 18. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Road work

  • Annual 9/11 Stair Climb to return

    MTFR personnel, Jason Powell, stood at attention during the opening ceremony at the 2015 9/11 Stair Climb. (Submitted photo by Patrick O'Reilly)

    The Miami Township Fire-Rescue will host the annual 9/11 Stair Climb event this Saturday, Sept. 10 at Antioch College.

  • 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.

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