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  • Water quality event

    Last month, Wright State University students James Waweru, left, and Sarah Steele tested the water quality of Yellow Springs Creek near the Grinnell Road covered bridge. The Advanced Environmental Chemistry class tested 10 sites in and around Glen Helen Nature Preserve and found high levels of nitrates and E. coli in some springs and surface water and a private well. They will share their results at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Vernet Ecological Center. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    High levels of nitrates and E. coli were found in several area springs, surface waters and a private well during a study of water quality in and around Glen Helen Nature Preserve this fall.

  • Light conversation

    Yellow Springs Electric and Water Distribution Superintendent Johnny Bates, bottom right, and crew members Jeff Horn, bottom left, and Ben Sparks, top, installed several of the Village’s new LED streetlamps downtown on Tuesday.

    The installation is the last stage of the downtown streetscape project to take place this year and should be completed by Friday, according to Village Manager Patti Bates. An unveiling of the new lights and artistic trash cans, commissioned from artists Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidl, will take place downtown at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. […]

  • Protest against mountaintop mining

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    Mining for coal by mountaintop removal has long been known as an environmental and health hazard for the Appalachian communities surrounding the mines in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and eastern Tennessee.

  • Bulldog sports round-up

    The YSHS boys varsity basketball team opened its season by winning the championship title at the Ben Logan Tournament on Saturday. From left, front row, is Manager Stewart Miller, Cameron Miles, Bryce White, Jared Scarfpin, Joe Plumer and Devon Perry; back row, Assistant Coach Jordan Glaser, James Browning, Kaner Butler, JT Clark, Liam Weigand, Ethan Dewine, Isaiah Taylor, Assistant Coach Bob Crawford and Head Coach Steve Grasso. (Submitted Photo)

    YSHS BASKETBALL Boys crowned tourney champs In the opening weekend of its season, the YSHS boys varsity basketball team was crowned champions of the Ben Logan Tipoff Classic. On Friday night, the Bulldogs took down host Ben Logan in a physical contest 60–48. Leading the team were juniors Kaner Butler (17 points, 7 rebounds), Isaiah […]

  • 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.