Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 45

  • Occupy sparks local dialogue

    Village resident Eric Wolf, right, organized an Occupy protest in Yellow Springs last Friday in front of US Bank on Xenia Avenue to criticize the bank’s practices. Bill Houston, left, was one of the 34 local people who raised their voice with Wolf to draw attention to wealth disparity and economic injustice in the U.S. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Money, like religion, politics, and sex, is a sensitive topic of public conversation. But as Occupy Wall Street protesters lambast commercial banks, the decision of where to bank has become increasingly public.

  • A civil rights milestone, 50 years on

    Hundreds of local and area students, residents and law enforcement officials jammed downtown Yellow Springs on Xenia Avenue during a chaotic March 1964 demonstration against Lewis Gegner for refusing to cut the hair of black people at his barbershop. Fifty years ago this month, African-American resident Paul Graham began a legal case against Gegner that reached the Ohio Supreme Court. (Photo courtesy of Scott Sanders, Antiochiana)

    Fifty years ago this month, African-American villager Paul Graham walked into Lewis Gegner’s barbershop on Xenia Avenue, sat down in his barber chair and asked for a haircut. “I can’t cut your hair,” the white barbershop owner replied, according to Graham’s account. “I don’t know how. That’s all there is to it.” That day Graham […]

  • Stand-out swimmers commit to colleges

    Erica Chick, left, and Elizabeth Malone are stand-out Yellow Springs High School swimmers who recently signed commitments to colleges. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Before he even came to Yellow Springs High School, first year athletic director Steve Rossi had heard about two standout Bulldog athletes — Erika Chick and Elizabeth Malone, who will will next year swim at NCAA Division I colleges. The seniors committed this month.

  • Girls basketball team drops opener

    Kara Edwards strips a Carroll player while Angela Allen looks on during the Bulldogs' season and home opener. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In their season opener at home, the Yellow Springs High School girls varsity basketball team lost 18–69. But they’ll improve over the season, according to first-year Coach Tim Barga.

  • BLOG: The real synth of Unpainted Huffhines

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    To Gabe Stratton, electronica is more than samples, turntables and iPod set lists. See his live electronic composing after the jump.

  • Drive-thru comfort food beckons

    Drive-Thru Buffet manager Michael Randall finished redecorating the new restaurant, formerly home to KFC and CJ’s Southern Cooking, this week. Opening at the end of the month, the restaurant’s daily buffet spread will feature fried chicken and other comfort food. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star once again of the Drive-Thru Buffet, to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking after idling two years. But this time the place will go the non-corporate route.

  • Gegner legacy strong after 50 years

    Paul Graham with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission incident report. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fifty years ago this month, African-American villager Paul Graham was refused a haircut at Louis Gegner’s barbershop on Xenia Avenue, sparking a historic legal case at the height of the U.S. civil rights movement. Today, villagers look back on the Gegner incident.

  • VIDEO: Occupy Yellow Springs

    Eric Wolf and Mary M. Morgan try to draw attention to an unfair and unjust U.S. economic system. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Village resident Eric Wolf organized an Occupy protest in Yellow Springs on Friday in front of U.S. Bank on Xenia Avenue.

  • Murdock retires from university

    Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock will retire in June after six years in the position. Murdock led a major transformation of the university, including its separation from Antioch College. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock, who led the school during a time of both significant controversy and critical institutional changes, will retire in June of this year.

  • Villagers give resounding No on 2

    Yellow Springers joined the majority of Ohioans in defeating the controversial anti-labor Issue 2, And while the majority of Ohioans supported Issue 3, a Tea Party-initiated effort to block health care reform, Yellow Springs voters said a strong no to that effort.

  • Drive-Thru Buffet brings back fried

    Michael Randall upgraded the former KFC building with a '50s retro look and Yellow Springs paraphernalia. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Fried chicken is the star of a buffet restaurant to open at the former KFC building, which was briefly home to CJ’s Southern Cooking.

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