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From The Print Section :: Page 34

  • Really digging it

    From left are Phil Tuesink of Huntington National Bank, Home, Inc. Executive Director Emily Seibel, Tom Ciresi of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (obscured), Council member Lori Askeland, Caleab Wyant, Council member Brian Housh, Erica Wyant, Calum Wyant, Lori Kuhn of the Morgan Family Foundation (obscured) and Ziven Wyant. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Home, Inc., broke ground on the Village’s first public affordable housing project on Cemetery Street on Friday, Aug. 15, with future homeowners the Wyant family digging in along with project partners and Village Council members.

  • Get ready for brown(er) water

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    Many villagers are, unfortunately, already familiar with brown water occasionally coming out of their taps. But next week they should expect to see water that’s darker than ever.
    “This has the potential to be the worst we’ve seen in a long time,” Village Water and Wastewater Plant Superintendent Joe Bates said in an interview last week.

  • Enough signatures

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    The Greene County Board of Elections has verified that a sufficient number of signatures were collected to put on the November ballot a referendum on public funding of the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, according to Board of Elections Deputy Director Nancy Johannes on Tuesday.

  • Suns rising

    Speaking Suns is, from left, David Byrne, Sam Salazar, Conor Stratton and Jacob Diebold. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local indie rock band Speaking Suns is gearing up for a run of local shows in support of the upcoming release of the band’s first EP, Vanishing Country. They play at Gilly’s in Dayton on Aug. 22 with the Motel Beds, at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs on Aug. 29 and at the Quonset Hut […]

  • Books and more books

    A great display of books, old and new, at the corner of Walnut and Elm streets. (submitted photo by Kate Mooneyham)

    Still more beautiful summer weather last Saturday was good news for the annual Yellow Springs Book Fair, which was in its 34th year. The 25 booksellers who displayed their wares reported good sales, according to Kate Mooneyham of Dark Star Books, which sponsored the event. Booksellers came from Dayton, Troy and Columbus, among other locations. […]

  • Mary ‘Margie’ Check

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    Mary M. “Margie” Check, 66, of Xenia and formerly of Cedarville, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 5. Margie was the eldest of five daughters of the late John J. and Livia Check. She graduated from Cedar Cliff High School, class of ’66, and attended Central State University. In the 1960s and 1970s, Margie was an […]

  • 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 […]