Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 63

  • Shake your booty for good cause

    Zumba instructors Melissa Vanzant, Melissa Beard-Blair, Alisia Smith and Aurelia Blake got their groove on at a recent class. The four instructors will lead Latin-inspired dances during a two-hour Zumbathon at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, with proceeds going to the McKinney School Power of the Pen creative writing team that Blake coaches. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Zumba is exercise in disguise. The fitness classes feel more like a dance party than grueling workout

  • Askeland, Simms, Walkey elected to Council

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    Yellow Springs voters elected Lori Askeland, Gerald Simms and Rick Walkey to seats on Village Council and went against the grain in rejecting Ohio Issue 3, a healthcare freedom amendment which passed.

  • Murdock retires as AU chancellor

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    Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock, who spent six years at the helm, will retire in June, the university announced last week.

  • He lets the kids play in poison ivy

    Local goatherd Owen Betts tended his flock at Whitehall Farm this month. Antioch College recently hired Betts’ goats to chew through the overgrown weeds at its farm to make way for a food forest. The goat mowing service is available to anyone with a weed problem. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While some kids on the Antioch College campus are digesting new information, others are munching on weeds.

  • YSHS star runner aims still higher

    Junior harrier Lois Miller raced in the Ohio High School Southwest Regional Championships last weekend. She finished in 20:47, about 30 seconds shy of qualifying for the state finals for the second consecutive year. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When state-qualifying runner Lois Miller toed the starting line at the beginning of the 2011 cross-country season, expectations were high.

  • Soccer team fueled by skill & heart

    As the second half of the district semi-finals came to a close, it seemed as if the Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team might not pull off a victory.

  • Aurora Borealis over Yellow Springs

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    Thanks to an especially strong solar wind hitting the earth’s magnetosphere, last week the Northern lights were visible in Yellow Springs.

  • SPORTS SUNDAY — Bulldogs fall in tournaments

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    For Yellow Springs High School athletes, deep runs into post-season tournaments ended on Saturday.

  • What, are you yellow? Village celebrates the good scare

    As if black birds were pecking at our downtown garden, scarecrows — 35 at last count — have been popping up over the last two weeks, looming over visitors and villagers coming to town to see the latest creations. Ye Olde Trail Tavern owner Cathy Christian came up with the idea last year, and this year she teamed up with downtown business supporters Bob Swaney and Mindy Harney to make it happen. Ohio Silver owner Marcia Wallgren was caught gluing gems on her Silver Queen’s shoes Tuesday. See page 8, and visit ysnews.com to see more of the creative creatures. (Photo by Suzanne Ehalt)

    The scarecrows lining village streets portend a dark time ahead; Yelloween is coming, and the town is set to both attract tourists and to repulse them.

  • Boys soccer heads to district final

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    With Tuesday’s 2–1 victory over Greeneview, the Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team heads to the district final for the fifth year in a row.