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  • Council talks pesticides

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    At their Aug. 4 meeting, Village Council members began a dialogue on how to address pest and weed control on Village property in light of the temporary moratorium on herbicide and pesticide use that Council put into place last year after an overuse of an herbicide at the Gaunt Park pool.

  • Village Manager Patti Bates­— She likes getting things done

    Patti Bates is in her fifth week as the new Yellow Springs Village manager. She and her husband, Mike, are looking for a house in the village, and are thinking of building. (photo by Daine Chiddister)

    New Village Manager Patti Bates read with interest recent news stories about a water main break on the UCLA campus that flooded campus parking lots.
    “Aging infrastructure — these problems are facing everyone, especially small towns,” she said in an interview last week. “And when things go wrong, you have to fix it.”

  • Art on Lawn features Glen painter

    photo by suzanne szempruch Longtime Yellow Springs artist Roger Smith is the featured artist at this Saturday’s Art on the Lawn, which takes place on the grounds of Mills Lawn School. Shown above is an oil painting of one of Smith’s favorite models, Glen Helen. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    This year’s Art on the Lawn festival ­— 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 9, on the grounds of Mills Lawn School — has the happy problem of trying to find enough room for all the participating art vendors and activities.

  • Amazing moms and dads of T-ball

    Erasmus “Raz” Thornton, Lidija Lackovich-Van Gorp, Maddy McGuire and Darija Lackovich-Van Gorp took part in some T-ball shenanigans on a recent Friday evening. Perry League T-ball ended last Friday night with an annual potluck, during which trophies were given to all participants. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    It says in our “Guide to Yellow Springs” entry that the Perry League is a self-supporting, all-volunteer beginners’ baseball program for all our community’s children regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ability or disability, sexual, spiritual or religious orientation. Self-supporting? We spent $1,800 this summer on T-shirts, baseball caps, a dozen new soft dot […]

  • Hip-hop in the street this week

    Homegrown hip-hop group Village Fam is bringing its annual Summer Jam music festival downtown in a collaboration with the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The live music and art event is 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 9, at the YSAC Gallery, 111 Corry St. Members of Village Fam, which performs at 9 p.m., are, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont. (Submitted photo)

    Village Fam may be Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group, but they hope not to be its last.
    The group of born-and-raised villagers, now in their 20s, didn’t have access to local hip-hop shows when they grew up.

  • David Adam Case

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    David Adams Case, of Yellow Springs, died peacefully on Aug. 3. He was 92. David was born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 31, 1922, and lived most of his youth on Staten Island, N.Y. He learned to sail on Conesus Lake in western New York at the family summer home, and spent his teenage years […]

  • Fired up on voting rights

    Local activists with Working America Shonda Sneed, left, and Tanja Rensch, along with organizer Ed Browning of Fairborn, have been pressuring Ohio Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) to explain his decisions on changes to Ohio voting laws. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A local community action group says that Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, in his first term representing western Greene County, has avoided scheduled meetings with them since he joined in approving changes in Ohio voting laws which some critics see as unfairly affecting African-American and low-income voters and making it easier for Perales and his fellow Republicans to defeat election opponents.

  • M. Joyce Goodson

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    M. Joyce Goodson, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Friday Aug. 8. She was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Dayton, the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Gudgel) Goodson. She retired from Greene County Children Services and Antioch College. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church where she enjoyed singing in the […]

  • Minor League Pirates win in the end

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    All I can say is, “Wow!” What an incredible finish it was to the 2014 Minor League season.

  • Township to float levy renewal

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    Miami Township Trustees voted at their meeting this month to place a Township Fire-Rescue levy renewal on the ballot in November. The trustees chose a renewal, which does not increase taxes, for several reasons, including the possibility that they may ask voters for a new levy next year to build a new fire station.