Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 10

  • Fewer local jobs, more commuting

    Will LeVesconte assembled robotic connectors this week at the South High Street facility of local electronics distribution company Electroshield. LeVesconte, who grew up in the village and now lives in Fairborn, is one of the nearly 1,200 people who commute to Yellow Springs for their job. Commuters make up 80 percent of the local workforce. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Heidi Hoover could be considered one of the lucky few. Her dream of living and working in Yellow Springs came true seven years ago when, after returning to her hometown to start a family, she was hired as a second-grade teacher at Mills Lawn Elementary School after substitute teaching there.

  • CHARTS: More jobs trends in YS

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    Fewer local jobs has meant more commuting for residents, but residents are also increasingly working out of their homes and starting their own businesses. Read about more local job trends.

  • Bulldog sports round-up

    Members of the 2014 Yellow Springs High School girls varsity softball team are, from left, front row, Ashley Longshaw, Jesi Worsham and Chelsea Horton; back row, Dani Worsham, Amelia Gray, Victoria Willis, Aliza Skinner, Rachel Hiatt, Evelyn Greene, Sierra Lawrence, Rachele Orme, Olivia Ramage. Not pictured are Nekyla Hawkins, Danny Horton and Shanice Wright. (Submitted photo by Jimmy DeLong)

    SOFTBALL Strength in numbers for girls Four years ago the Yellow Springs High School softball team was unable to field a team due to lack of numbers. Times have changed since then as this year’s team has 15 girls on the roster, according to third-year coach Jimmy DeLong. “When I was first hired three years […]

  • Water rate hike approved

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    At the March 17 Village Council meeting, Council approved in a 4–0 vote a 15 percent hike in local water rates, the largest single year increase in years.

  • CHART: Job changes in YS

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    What are the predominant local jobs in Yellow Springs and where do Yellow Springers work? A new article explores the trend that fewer local jobs means more commuting for residents.

  • There’s something in the water — no, really

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    One sip of Yellow Springs water and your hair dreads instantly. Is “there’s something in the water” a clever metaphor to describe the community’s spirit, or is something more sinister afoot?

  • Documentarian asks what makes community

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    What is it about Yellow Springs that gives the town such a strong sense of community?
    That’s the question that local filmmaker Patti Dallas asks more than 30 local people in the first part of a new documentary series on the village, “Yellow Springs — Exploring the Elements of Community.”

  • Village Council approves deficit budget

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    The Village of Yellow Springs will spend about $200,000 more than in takes in receipts in 2014, according to an operations budget Council unanimously passed at its meeting on Monday, March 17.

  • Mills Lawn’s “Project Peace” to curtail conflict

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    “Project Peace” is not your typical school anti-bullying campaign.

  • Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Pirates’— It’s the very model of a YSHS musical

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    For a generation raised on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” action films, the Victorian-era comic opera “Pirates of Penzance” might seem out of date.
    With operatic music, jokes that landed before the turn of the 20th century and more dance numbers than sword fights, “Pirates of Penzance” is a different kind of pirate production for these local teens.

  • Police pinpoint suspects in vehicle break-ins

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    Yellow Springs Police said on Monday they are close to arresting three people suspected in a string of vehicle thefts and break-ins.

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