Articles by Virgil Hervey

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  • YS Promise moves ahead

    What if someone told you that if your child goes through the Yellow Springs Schools, he or she will be eligible to receive a scholarship to attend college? Wouldn’t you want to move here and send your kids to school here?

  • Zagory gets a kick out of football

    YSHS Class of 2004 valedictorian Aaron Zagory is the place kicker for the Stanford University football team. He is pictured here with his sister, Jessica Zagory, during a visit in Palo Alto, Calif.

    As the argument about the value of retaining a football program at Yellow Springs High School raged on in the community forum pages of the News in recent weeks, one of the school’s graduates was steady as a rock, kicking field goals and extra points for the Stanford University football team.

  • Tire burn raises concerns

    Last May, after having been turned down in 2006 due to earlier air emissions and kiln violations, Cemex’s Fairborn cement plant received approval from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to conduct two 60-day tests using whole scrap tires for up to 30 percent of its fuel source.

  • YSHS teacher Lutz-Hackett named national Star

    YSHS English teacher Elizabeth Lutz-Hackett was awarded the U.S. Dept. of Education “Star of Teaching” award in a surprise presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

    The cheer that went up in the gym at Yellow Springs High School last Wednesday afternoon was so palpable it was like a punch in the chest. Was it a state championship basketball game? No. The students that filled the bleachers seemed to realize it was even more important than that.

  • Chamber representatives visit Texas to court BRAC workers

    Karen Wintrow of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce and Mark Crockett of Community Resources traveled to San Antonio, Texas, last week to meet with Air Force employees who may relocate to the Dayton area through BRAC.

    When Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Wintrow learned that the Dayton Development Coalition, or DDC, was considering a trip to San Antonio, Texas, to try to convince residents whose jobs were being moved to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to move to the region, she decided to get aggressive.

  • For the Schwerners, life after YS, WYSO

    Longtime Yellow Springs resident Steve Schwerner, who has hosted a jazz program on WYSO Public Radio for 50 years, since he was an Antioch College student, will host his last WYSO show Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Schwerner and his wife, Nancy, will move to Brooklyn soon to be near their children and grandchildren. Schwerner is pictured above in the WYSO studio hosting his program.

    When he was a student at Antioch College, Steve Schwerner was sure to get co-ops that would bring him back to his hometown, New York City, so he could hang out in jazz clubs as much as possible.

  • MLS start time to be reconsidered

    Faced with state cutbacks on teacher in-service days and an inequity in planning time between Mills Lawn teachers and their counterparts at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School, Superintendent Norm Glismann believes he has figured out a solution to a lack of Mills Lawn teacher planning time.

  • Felders are ‘somebodies’ at the Democratic convention

    Betty and Jim Felder returned home recntly after having served as volunteers at the Democratic National Convention.

    Short of being a delegate, how do people get to participate in such a momentous and, in this case, history making event as the recent Democratic National Convention? To local couple Jim and Betty Felder, the answer was simple — volunteer.

  • Fall colors bring in the blues

    Around town folks still call it the “blues fest,” even though the popular annual event is now officially known as the Blues, Jazz and Cultural Fest. And, although there has been concern that without facilities traditionally provided by Antioch College the show might not go on…

  • So what’s new at YSHS, Gudge?

    New YSHS/McKinney art teacher Elisabeth Ventling Simon has readied her classroom for the new school year.

    If you follow, at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School, the glistening, new, Bulldog-blue floor as it circles the gym and flows like a river past the art room, the weight room and a host of other venues on the first floor and peek into the rooms…

  • Peters new athletic director at YSHS

    Long time cross country head coach and assistant track coach Vince Peters was approved by the school board at its Aug. 14 meeting as the new Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School athletic director. Peters has coached running at the high school for 25 years.

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