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Articles About Village Mediation Program

  • Celebrating 30 years of community mediation

    The Village Mediation Program is marking its 30th anniversary this month. Village Council passed a resolution Tuesday, Sept. 5, honoring the group’s three decades of service, and a public celebration will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., at Antioch University Midwest. Pictured are some of the current team of village mediators. Clockwise from top left, are founding mediator Bruce Heckman, mediator Jalyn Roe, current program coordinator John Gudgel and mediator Janet Mueller. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    There’s really no knowing the extent to which Yellow Springs might be different if not for the existence of the Village Mediation Program.

  • Village Mediation mends village fences

    The Village Mediation Program was erected in the 1980s to bring interested parties together to talk out their differences.

  • Mediation program hopes to expand—A person-to-person peace

    When conflict arises in the village, one local organization stands ready to reconcile differences and make peace — the Village Mediation Program. For 21 years, the program’s trained volunteer facilitators have mediated crises free of charge between neighbors, families and businesses, saving villagers thousands of dollars in legal fees and the frustration of prolonged disputes.