Articles About youth-community relations

  • Will you be my valentine?

    Lucas Mulhall holds his Friends Care Valentine (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Yellow Springs Public Library hosted a valentine-making event for children last Friday afternoon.

  • YSHS One Acts a wild ride

    The YSHS One Acts have always been a wild experience on the stage.

  • School Forest builds festive character

    Michael Finster helps Dr. David Hyde and Mary Hyde haul their freshly cut tree (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The School Forest Festival is still offering hand-cut Christmas trees today from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • And they’re off!

    The participants of the Simply Women's 5k Run/Walk at the start of the race (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Over a hundred women and girls participated in the second annual Simply Women’s 5k Run/Walk last Saturday morning.

  • New building, same scouts

    A cardboard recruit proudly supports the newly dedicated Camp Birch facility (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Camp Birch has recently remodeled its facilities thanks to the Turner Foundation of Springfield.

  • The Quilt Barn Project

    Advisors Scott Hammond, Bonita Ponce, Amanda Odon, Toni Fulton and Chris Linkhart stand with the Dream Catchers below their quilt (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    A local 4H club put up the first in a series of painted quilt designs last Sunday afternoon.

  • Rock and Roll

    AJ Warren challenges gravity (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The fourth annual Skate Music Fest was a big success this Sunday evening at the skate park.

  • Village youth say race is still an issue

    Yellow Springs can be a supportive town for black youth to grow up in, according to a group of 10 current Yellow Springs High School students and recent graduates in recent interviews. But the village is not immune to the issues that tend to divide the community by color and burden some African-American families disproportionately. Instances of discrimination are very subtle, and can be unintentional, but they do occur here, the youth said, and they pose obstacles both of perception and in actual practice that young people of color are challenged to overcome.

  • Bench talk gets new legs

    A recent mediated dialogue between local young people and downtown business owners has increased understanding between the two groups and will likely result in a new public bench downtown, Village Council members were told at their Oct. 5 meeting. “The message to the youth is that they’re important to the community and that we want […]

  • Council considers revised land use plan

    The Urban Service Area (shown within the thick black lines) is the area, some of which is outside current Village boundaries, that can mainly be served by gravity sewer and has been identified by a previous Council as the boundary for potential growth, should it occur.

    The often contentious issue of annexation sparked conflict between Council members during the July 6 meeting of Village Council. At issue was the language in the Yellow Springs Comprehensive Plan, which was recently revised by Planning Commission. The plan, which is the land use plan for the village, is revised by the planners and submitted for Council approval every five to seven years.

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