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From The Print Section :: Page 19

  • Cultural enrichment for both exchange students and hosts

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    Yellow Springs High School French teacher and guidance counselor Dave Smith doesn’t know how long the school has been welcoming foreign exchange students into its senior class, but he says the program was “a well-established tradition” when he joined the teaching staff 20 years ago.

  • Local kits help girls. Period.

    Chris Powell, left, and Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp are shown sewing mentruation kits for girls in Ethiopia. Powell organized a sewing group to make the kits, sponsored by the nonprofit Days for Girls International, and Lackovich-Van Gorp started Enhance Worldwide, a nonprofit that supports orphaned girls in Ethiopia. (Submitted photo)

    It may be true that poverty does not discriminate, but there is at least one major difference between the way that males and females experience lack of wealth in poor countries around the world. Though it’s largely invisible, menstruation plays a major role in keeping adolescent girls and women at the very bottom socioeconomic rung in their communities.

  • Sinkholes cause concern

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    Morris Bean & Company is working with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to address recurring sinkholes at its Hyde Road plant. The sinkholes have raised concerns about potential contamination to the source of Yellow Springs’ drinking water, while the company maintains that the situation is under control.

  • Interim chief urges Task Force

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    At a special budget session preceding Village Council’s Nov. 17 meeting, Council received a memo from Interim Police Chief Dave Hale in which he considered various cost-cutting measures for the police department, including whether to maintain membership in the Greene County ACE Task Force or to contract dispatch services with Xenia police.

  • New officers in second careers

    Four police officers joined the Yellow Springs Police Department this year and they, along with the rest of the local force and two police chief finalists, greeted villagers at a community gathering on Monday, Nov. 17. Shown from left are new officers Jeff Beam, Stephanie Spurlock, Jessica Frazier and Mark Charles. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Jessica Frazier had a good idea of the things law enforcement officers could do when police helped her family on several occasions as she was growing up in Florida. Originally from Montgomery County, she moved back to the Dayton area as a teenager and took some criminal justice courses at a local career center, thinking she might like being a police officer.

  • Conference at AUMidwest— A day of disability awareness

    Yellow Springs resident Debra Williamson, here with her son Alex Oliver, is organizing a conference on the issues facing those with mental and physical disabilities. “Valuing Diversity: A Day of Disability Awareness and Education” is Friday, Dec. 5, at Antioch University Midwest. (Submitted photo)

    Dara Cosby doesn’t want a life that revolves around her disability.

    But the 33-year-old Centerville woman with cerebral palsy encounters a new challenge every day, whether it’s pulling herself out of bed, maneuvering around an unreliable public transportation system or navigating the dating scene.

  • Anne Chalfant

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    Anne Chalfant died in her home in Yellow Springs. Her passing was not expected. Mrs. Chalfant was the mother of Craig Mesure, and “Nana” to Windom and Harper Mesure and Alice Miller. A memorial will be planned after the holidays. Details will be shared when arrangements are made.

  • Excise tax on new hotel debated

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    At their Nov. 17 meeting Village Council members considered whether to impose a 3 percent excise tax on customers at the Mills Park Hotel when it opens in mid-2015. This was a continuation of an earlier discussion of the tax, and Council recently received word from Mills Park owner Jim Hammond that if the tax is imposed, he could stop construction on his hotel.

  • New Elements has some ‘Soul’

    The new store Elements, at 220 Xenia Ave. in King’s Yard, sells bath and body products and gift items. Owned by Samantha Williams Eckenrode and managed by Miriam Eckenrode Saari of Sam & Eddie’s Open Books, the new store was originally to be the home of Constantina’s Soul, a retail store. Pictured are, from left, Saari, employees Christina Fox and Cathy Phillips, Eckenrode and Constantina Clark. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While Constantina Clark never opened the store she dreamed up for King’s Yard — with its capes, fountains and crystal fireplaces — a bath and body shop in its place is fulfilling her vision, she said this week.

  • Anne Chalfant

    Obituary

    Anne Chalfant died in her home in Yellow Springs. Her passing was not expected.