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  • School’s 5-year forecast in red

    The current school district budget picture, as presented by district Treasurer Dawn Weller at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting, shows that expenditures are increasing at a greater rate than revenues, and the local district will begin running a negative cash balance at the beginning of the 2013 school year.

  • Tales of hauntings in the village

    Apparitions and ghostly music at Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Loaves of bread flying off the counter at the Sunrise Cafe. Disembodied voices in Antioch’s Main Building. Chairs traveling through the air in the Union Schoolhouse. A phantom walking around John Bryan State Park.

  • Green space funds proposed

    To preserve the Jacoby Greenbelt on the western edge of Yellow Springs, Village Council should have sufficient greenbelt funds to act quickly when landowners are ready to sell, according to Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw at Council’s Oct. 14 meeting.

  • On Halloween, boo to you, too

    After six years telling ghost stories for children during Halloween season, the Yellow Springs Tale Spinners — from left, Jonatha Wright, Harold Wright and Eric Wolf — will tell scary tales for adults only this Sunday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. The group will also tell ghost stories for children this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spooky Barn at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Not shown is troupe member Lisa Holmes. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Have you heard about the ghost cows in the village, and the long-dead owner who some people still hear calling his herd? Or about the retired steamboat captain who built a home the shape of his ship, with a bell that allegedly can still be heard on foggy nights?

  • Melvin J. E. Steinberg

    Melvin J. E. Steinberg died Oct. 23. He was 75. Mel was born Feb. 4, 1935. He moved to Yellow Springs in 1964 with his wife, Gail, and became a tenured professor at Antioch College in the mathematics department.

  • Malcolm ‘Mac’ Gillespie

    The Reverend Dr. Malcolm E. “Mac” Gillespie was born Feb. 2, 1927. He married Irene Katherine Gillespie on June 18, 1949. Mac was ordained on July 10, 1955 at the First Congregational Church in Bethany, Conn.

  • Joan G. Ranson

    Joan G. Ranson, a former Yellow Springs resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Mason, Ohio, from chronic respiratory illness. Joan was born Sept. 22, 1945, in Chicago to Stephen W. and Claire Dobson Ranson.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Lois Miller crossed the finish line of the John Bryan Invitational on Tuesday ahead of 145 area runners. She won the race nearly 50 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    With two thrilling overtime victories in the first rounds of tournament play, the boys varsity soccer team advanced to the division three district championship game for the fourth year in a row.

  • Mark Roosevelt named new president of Antioch College

    New Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt drew an overflow crowd last Wednesday, Oct. 13, when he met the community at Herndon Gallery. He’s shown after his talk with former Nonstop student Rose Pelzl. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Mark Roosevelt, great-grandson of Teddy, former Massachusetts politician and current superintendent of the Pittsburgh schools, will be the new leader of the revived Antioch College. “I am honored to become the next president of Antioch College and inspired by its history…

  • Energy Board recommends line-drying—A meditative, energy-saving habit

    Laura Ellison and her daughter, Alice Miller, strung their laundry across the living room of their Kurt Street home to dry by the heat of the family’s wood stove. They rarely use their mechanical dryer. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Laura Ellison, who has been air drying her laundry since she was 22, doesn’t see her energy-saving act as a sacrifice. Stringing clothes on lines that zigzag her living room in front of a wood stove is a relaxing, almost spiritual experience.

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