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  • Walmart protest draws Yellow Springs villagers

    John and Maria Booth, left, and Liz Porter, center, with Antioch College students Lauren Gjessing and Rachel Humphreys carrying a banner, were among the many villagers who took part in a “die-in” protesting the police shooting of John Crawford last Saturday at the Beavercreek Walmart. About 200 protesters took part in the event, which caused Walmart to shut down the store for two hours. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    Organizers of last Saturday’s protest against the police shooting of John Crawford expected people to show up, just not quite so many.

  • John A. Eastman

    John A. Eastman

    John A. Eastman, 67, collapsed and died in his home on Sunday, Dec. 28.

  • Kwanzaa marks African heritage in Yellow Springs

    The annual village Kwanzaa celebration is being revived this year after a two-year hiatus. The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Bryan Center. Shown above are Gordon Champman, left, Malaya Booth, bottom right, and John Booth, behind, at a past event. (Submitted photo)

    Basim Blunt wanted to make sure that the Kwanzaa celebration that the African American Cross-Cultural Works has sponsored in the village for nearly 10 years continues.

  • New director at Coretta Scott King Center— Focus on diversity, social justice

    (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Mila Cooper has spent the past 25 years serving as diversity and community outreach director at over half a dozen colleges and universities around the country, but never has she felt responsible for as much as she does as the director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College.

  • Schools discuss longer levies


    One of the school district’s operating levies will expire this year, and the school board considered several options for renewing the levy, at the current tax rate, at their meeting Dec. 11.

  • Laurie Inslee

    Laurie Inslee

    Laurie Inslee, age 64, passed away last week unexpectedly in his residence.

  • Friends Music Camp fundraiser— Making music for a unique camp

    The annual Friends Music Camp concert fundraiser, featuring former camper Martin Bakari, takes place this year on Monday, Dec. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. An eclectic evening of music by campers, former campers and staff members will be provided. Shown above is the local band SassaBrass, which performed at last year’s event. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Last year’s winter benefit concert for Friends Music Camp drew such a large audience, the Senior Center’s Great Room was bursting at the seams with people sitting on the floor in the front and standing several deep against the back and side walls.

  • Carlos ‘Brannon’ Fox

    Carlos 'Brennan' Fox

    Carlos “Brannon” Fox passed away on Dec. 21 at his Yellow Springs home. He was 56.

  • Patricia Bittner

    Patricia Bittner

    Patricia Bittner, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Dec. 18, at Hospice of Dayton.

  • Children’s Center forges a new plan

    These Community Children’s Center supporters are planning a revitalization of the village’s only full-time early childhood education resource. Pictured at the center this week are, from left, administrator Samantha Seimer with Nevaeh Plambeck, board member Sarah Siff with her son, Harvey, Braden Derrickson, Ella Fodal, teacher Andrea Seigal-Hall, Evan Botkin and teacher Naomi Hyatt. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs Children’s Center has been under severe duress this past year, with unprecedentedly low enrollment, 18 consecutive months of deficit spending, and the prospect of depleting its cash reserves sometime in 2015.