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  • Pining for a resistant strain

    Yellow Springs Tree Committee members Anna Bellisari and Robert Gage enjoyed a rare view of Dayton Street and beyond from the height of a bucket truck last week. They went to the upper stories of an unusually strong and resilient Austrian pine to get clippings they will use to reproduce and potentially commercialize. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Village resident Robert Gage doesn’t relish heights, but even hovering at 70 feet in the air last week, he appeared less concerned with the drop than with the fertility of the newest shoots he was clipping.

  • Kazuko Radtke

    Kazuko Kawano Radtke of Bellbrook died Monday, Jan. 21 at Southview Hospital. She was 80.

  • Donna Mathiasen

    Donna May (Fink) Fulton Mathiasen died Sunday, Jan. 13 in Yellow Springs. She was 86.

  • Down time

    Arbor Care crew member Aaron Horn was the lucky one in the bucket Monday morning on W. North College, as the company worked to cut down a diseased ash tree in front of a private home. Arbor Care owner Derek Willis says they took down about 30 ash trees in 2012 and are prepared for the much larger number to come down in the spring. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Arbor Care crew member Aaron Horn was the lucky one in the bucket Monday morning on W. North College, as the company worked to cut down a diseased ash tree.

  • Jan. 17, 2013 Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Zarine Giardullo swam her fastest time ever in the 200-yard freestyle at Friday’s Shawnee Invite at Wittenberg University. Giardullo finished in 19th place with a time of 2:55.07. New personal records were set in 18 of 24 Bulldog swims. (Photo Megan Bachman)

    Jan. 17, 2013 Bulldog Sports Round-up

  • New firm helps village go green

    New company GreenTech Energy Solutions will offer home energy audits, complete home retrofits and solar power products to local customers. Shannon Lindstrom, left, and alternative energy expert Chris Meyer, right, are partners in the new firm, along with Scott Lindstrom. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Interested in solar power? Adding insulation to your home? A super high-efficiency furnace? Then one local company, which is expanding services this month under a new name, may be the place to go for homeowners wanting to go green.

  • Village Council— Pay hike gets initial OK

    At their Jan. 7 meeting, Village Council members approved 4–1 the first reading of an ordinance to raise Council members’ stipends from $4,000 a year to $7,200. Council members will take the final vote on the ordinance at their Jan. 22 meeting.

  • New police officer resigns

    After nine months on the job, Yellow Springs police officer Jeff Kimpan resigned on Dec. 19 from his position with the force. His resignation was effective immediately.

  • Frankie Ritter Ruopp

    Frankie Ritter Ruopp, a former teacher and longtime volunteer in Yellow Springs community projects, died peacefully at her home in Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday, Jan. She was 85.

  • Chief Pettiford— Building on what’s worked

    The family of new Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford, who began his job last month, has lived in Yellow Springs for generations. Pettiford, who brings 30 years experience to the job, is shown in his office at the Bryan Community Center. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford was growing up in the village, the town was a place where everyone seemed to know everyone else. The town felt very safe, and an important part of that safety was the presence of the local police.

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