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Articles About safe routes to school

  • Village sidewalk projects aim for safety

    Several workers from Axis Civil Construction in Columbus poured concrete last week for a new sidewalk along the east side of Winter Street, part of the Safe Routes to School project. Shown above, crew leader Jacob Powell smoothed concrete after the pour. The project also includes a new section of sidewalk on Fairfield Pike from Fair Acres to Winter, in an effort to enhance safety for children walking to school. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Two construction projects now underway in Yellow Springs aim to make the village safer for walkers.

  • Mills Lawn students walk and roll to school

    For Walk to School Day last Wednesday, Mills Lawn Students were encouraged to get themselves to school under their own power.

  • Village wins federal grant to enhance safety for kids

    Village children will more safely walk or bike to school within the next year, thanks to a collaborative effort between local citizens and Village government.

  • Council approves school travel plan

    At its Nov. 15 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously endorsed the Safe Routes to School Travel Plan, or SRTS, that will be submitted soon to the Ohio Department of Transportation, or ODOT, for possible funding.

  • Council considers new group with economic advisory role

    At their Sept. 8 meeting, members of Village Council continued an earlier discussion regarding how the Village should best approach economic development. At issue was a motion by Council President Judith Hempfling that Council establish an economic sustainability committee. Council did not take action at the meeting due to concerns from Council members Kathryn Van der Heiden and Karen Wintrow that Council’s new economic sustainability staff person, who has not yet been hired, should be on the job before an advisory group is established.

  • Schools see big tax decline

    At the Aug. 13 Yellow Springs Board of Education meeting, District Treasurer Joy Kitzmiller announced a steep decline in this year’s second quarter income tax revenues.