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  • Patti Bates is hired as new Village manager

    Patti Bates, center, has been chosen as the new Yellow Springs Village manager, beginning on July 7. She is shown here during the reception following the May 22 candidate forum, with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Patti Bates is excited to have been hired as the new Yellow Springs Village manager.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming to Yellow Springs, digging in and seeing what I can do to help out,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • Marlin Newell of the Children’s Center— 25 years of hugs from our children

    Marlin Newell, executive director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, celebrated her 25th year as a teacher and administrator at the local daycare and preschool this week. Students pictured with Newell at the center’s playground are, from left, Christopher Goebel, Britton Stroble, Vivian Grushon and Kennedy Stroble. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Marlin Newell has been at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center for long enough that the toddlers she potty-trained and taught to walk are now returning to enroll their own children.

  • A new force for engaged democracy

    Antioch College student Guy Mathews, left, and villager Steve Deal recently co-founded a new political party, Aretê, which seeks to use online forums to create a form of popular democracy in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Crowdsourcing has been used for everything from tracking the path of meteors to coming up with new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors.

    A new local political party now sees promise in using online tools to ask villagers to solve community problems. Eventually citizens could help run the town from their computers and smartphones.

  • YSAC grapples with funding loss

    Yellow Springs Arts Council Board President Jerome Borchers, top left, is shown with the group’s part-time employees, clockwise from top right, Holly Underwood, Lara Bauer and Nancy Mellon. Since the Morgan Foundation last year cut back on funding, the arts group is finding new ways to sustain itself, including an online fundraising effort to pay rent for its gallery. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It’s been a year since the Morgan Foundation announced its suspension of about $1 million in annual grants to local and regional agencies. While the funding loss cut a swath through local nonprofits, the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC, was hit hardest, as the organization in recent years relied on the foundation for most of its operating costs.

  • Adele Mary Kelble

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    Adele Mary Kelble, of Xenia, was called to the side of her Lord on June 3. She was 76. Adele was preceded in death by her son Michael Kelble (Rosa ), of Laredo, Texas; brother Richard Snelling; sister Eileen Meyers and brother Greg Snelling. Cherishing her memory are her children, Nick Kelble(Anne) of Winston Salem, […]

  • Kelli Weaver-Miner

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    This is a corrected version of an obituary that was published last week. Kelli Weaver-Miner, age 44, of Champaign, Ill., passed away in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, May 25. Kelli was a former geologist with the Illinois State Geological Survey and a homemaker. She was a Battelle Scholar, recipient of the W.E.B. DuBois Talented Tenth […]

  • Kelli Weaver-Miner

    Kelli Weaver-Miner

    Kelli Weaver-Miner, age 44, of Champaign, Ill., passed away in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, May 2.

  • William Edwards Alexander

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    William Edward Alexander Sr., long-time resident of Yellow Springs, died in Louisville, Ky. on May 12.

  • Parent help in digital world

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    Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube.

    Social media — digital formats that promote virtual interactions — have become a ubiquitous part of our children’s lives

  • A risky, comic ‘Joan D’Arc’

    Charlotte Walkey, left, gave an impassioned monologue as Joan of Arc during a rehearsal for “D’Arc Comedy,” a play that opens at the Antioch Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Behind Joan, looking on unimpressed by her speech, are the saints of her visions, St. Michael (Thor Sage), St. Catherine (Miriam Eckenrode-Saari) and St. Margaret (Ali Thomas). “D’Arc Comedy” is the first production of the new Yellow Springs Theater Company. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Starving in a prison cell in France awaiting trial for heresy, the 15th century teenage heroine Joan of Arc had little to laugh about.

    But add comedic banter between the saints in her visions, a puppet show reenacting the entire 100 Years War between France and England, and the high drama of a modern cable television talk show, “Saint Chat,” and suddenly a story that ends with a burning at the stake may seem funny.

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