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Articles About New Year's Eve

  • David Carlson’s charges from New Years incident reduced

    Last Friday, April 14, David Carlson’s charges stemming from the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident in Yellow Springs were reduced to misdemeanors, from the original fifth-degree felony.

  • Case against David Carlson is still active

    One of the two criminal cases stemming from the tensions between police and villagers on New Year’s Eve remains active, although Village Council members have intervened and asked the Greene County prosecutor to drop the charges.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation costs rising

    At their Feb. 21 meeting, Village Council members addressed a recent invoice submitted by Dayton Attorney David Williamson, who is conducting the independent investigation into the New Year’s Eve incident that pitted local police against citizens.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation still incomplete

    Several villagers expressed frustration at a special Council meeting when Dayton attorney David Williamson, who is conducting the investigation, reported that the report is not yet complete.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation not yet complete

    At a special meeting tonight called to hear the final report of an independent investigation into the New Year's Eve Ball Drop tensions between villagers and police, shown above, Investigator David Williamson said the investigation is not yet finished. (Submitted photo by Margaret Kinner Fisher)

    At a special Council meeting called to present the final report of the independent investigation into the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident, investigator David Williamson said the report is not yet finished.

  • Peaceful ball drop turns ugly

    Police from at least six municipalities and agencies joined Yellow Springs police in a presence downtown on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that many villagers found hostile and aggressive. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Kinner Fischer)

    Lance Rudegeair had dropped the New Year’s ball at 12 a.m., and was still up on the ladder when the police car lights began flashing. Then came the sirens. It was 12:08 a.m. The sound was deafening.

  • YSPD chief resigns; villagers demand better policing

    More than 250 villagers crowded into the Bryan Center gym Tuesday night for a special Council meeting about tensions with police at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. About 40 people spoke, including Ian MacDonald, above. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On Tuesday evening a crowd overflowing the Bryan Center gym heard a statement from Police Chief Dave Hale offering his resignation in the aftermath of what many perceived as overly aggressive and hostile police behavior at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

  • ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at New Year’s eve, 2013

    A red lantern bounces among the crowd of revelers New Years Eve on Xenia Avenue. (Photo by Matt MInde)

    We all know that iconic New Year’s eve melody. Or do we?

  • Drop on in

    A huge crowd of people packed Short Street and Xenia Ave. to bring in the New Year. Though the countdown was not exactly audible, the enthusiasm ramped up at midnight. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    A huge crowd of people packed Short Street and Xenia Ave. to bring in the New Year.

  • A snowy entrance for 2013

    The traditional Yellow Springs New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday night was augmented by a soft wet snowfall.

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