From The Print Section :: Page 190

  • Mediation program hopes to expand—A person-to-person peace

    When conflict arises in the village, one local organization stands ready to reconcile differences and make peace — the Village Mediation Program. For 21 years, the program’s trained volunteer facilitators have mediated crises free of charge between neighbors, families and businesses, saving villagers thousands of dollars in legal fees and the frustration of prolonged disputes.

  • Hatching New Liberty Farm

    Local residents Richard Taylor and Kat Krehbiel launched the first phase of their local food and independent living corporation with a chicken and water buffalo farm on Mosier Road in Yellow Springs. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The butter-yellow chicks twittering about in their baby blue swimming pools look and sound happy and healthy. Though in about six weeks, most of them will become someone’s dinner, their brief lives will be spent frolicking with their brothers and sisters with plenty of grains, bugs and grass to eat. The folks at New Liberty Farms would have it no other way.

  • Village applies for road grant

    At their Sept. 7 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a grant application for state funding for the widening of a portion of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, a move that is necessary to create an intersection for entering a new access road to the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

  • Bahnsen’s photos to be honored

    An open house to honor a newly published book of photographs by Axel Bahnsen, a world renowned photographer who lived and worked in Yellow Springs for 50 years, will take place this Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center. The book was designed by Jane Baker and edited by Paul Cooper. Shown above is a self-portrait of Bahnsen. (photo by Alex Bahnsen)

    For more than 50 years until his death, a photographer of international stature lived and worked in Yellow Springs. The work of that photographer, Axel Bahnsen, will be honored this weekend with the publication of a new book of his photographs.

  • Pottery shop builds wood-fired kiln

    For more than 40 years, John Bryan Community Pottery has been an educational resource and incubator space for developing potters. Now, the local artists’ cooperative is expanding its well-equipped studio by adding a wood-fired kiln, one of a handful of such kilns in the region.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Rachele Orme chips onto the green at Locust Hills during matchplay last year (photo by Megan Bachman)

    On Wednesday, Sept. 8, the golf team hosted Bethel at Locust Hills golf course in Springfield. The team drove, chipped and putted their way through the course on a beautiful early fall day, ultimately losing the match by a score of 172–211.

  • Ginnie Philips

    Gwynelle “Ginnie” Philips died Aug. 30 at her daughter’s home in Savannah, Ga., after a brief illness. Ginnie was born and raised in Savannah. She was the widow of Charles Edward “Pete” Philips. Ginnie was a longtime employee of the Yellow Springs school system, where she served as an assistant librarian.

  • Sonja Reed

    Sonja Reed died Wednesday, Sept. 8, at her home in Yellow Springs. She was 83. Born Sonja Köhler on June 19, 1927, in Thalheim, Germany, she spent her youth traveling around Europe as part of a family circus act. During this time, she also began performing with elephants, a fondness she would hold the rest of her life.

  • Thomas Owen

    Thomas Owen

    Thomas Harvey Owen, the son of former Antioch College professor of physics Gwilym Emyr Owen and his wife, Edith, died September 9 at his home in Metairie, La. He was 85 years old. Tom attended the “old” Antioch School on Mills Lawn and graduated from Bryan High School in 1943.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    The Yellow Springs boys soccer team fell to Springfield Catholic 7–2 last Saturday, Sept. 4, at the school field, but the team put up a spirited battle. Shown above are, left, Bulldogs Eli Biggs and right, Mario Cosey, as they fought to keep control of the ball.

    In the varsity women’s race the Lady Bulldogs improved their season record with a 12th-place finish out of the 23 schools scoring. Ninth grader Talia Boutis, running in the squad’s second position, posted a new season best time of 24:23 while overcoming the challenges of the difficult Liberty Park course.

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