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From The Print Section :: Page 6

  • Autism cards to educate police

    Mijanou Marretta-Lewis, a Yellow Springs resident and mother of two autistic boys, holds a card designed to facilitate easier interactions between people with autism and police. The cards explain why the bearer may have trouble understanding the situation, as police may not be aware of the sensitivities of people with autism. The cards are available at the Yellow Springs Police Department. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Mijanou Marretta-Lewis, a Yellow Springs resident and mother of two autistic boys, described the hypersensitivity of her sons’ brains. It’s very difficult for them to filter out extraneous sensory noise, she said.

  • Twenty-two tales of kindness

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    By many measures, Yellow Springs is a kind place. We make time for each other; we make eye contact and small talk on the street. When help is needed, help usually comes. An act of kindness can be small; indeed, it often seems so from the outside. But not to its recipient.

  • No charges in Jackson case

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    Xenia Municipal Court Prosecutor Ron Lewis has declined to press charges against a longtime Yellow Springs High School teacher following a local police investigation into alleged misconduct with a 14-year-old female student, Police Chief Dave Hale said this week.

  • Council hears from water plant finalists

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    Yellow Springs moved a step closer to constructing its new water plant last week when on Thursday, Dec. 10, Council members heard presentations from two finalist construction firms vying for the contract to build the plant.

  • MLS kids take a crack at the code

    From left, Jack Hutchings, Maddox Fry, Era Creepingbear and Alayna Hamilton were among the Mills Lawn students who took part in Hour of Code last week, an international movement designed to introduce children of all ages to computer science and coding. Megan Bennett’s third-grade class was already ahead of the curve, having completed a project-based learning, or PBL, project called “Coding Cadets” this fall. The third graders took their coding knowledge to their older and younger peers, coaching each Mills Lawn class in the basics of creating with code. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Megan Bennett’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn learned how to make things from scratch this fall, and now they’re teaching their older and younger peers.

  • FMC concert features Seitz, Bakari

    The annual holiday season fundraising concert by Friends Music Camp staffers and campers takes place on Monday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. Shown above, Yellow Springs native, FMC staff member and Juilliard graduate Martin Bakari performed with fellow staff members Francis Yun, piano, and Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello, at last year’s event. (YS News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Friends Music Camp has become something of a Yellow Springs institution, though the month-long residential experience doesn’t actually take place here.

  • Gary Anthony Benning

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    Gary Anthony Benning passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles, Calif., his home for many years. He was 63.

  • New doctor joins family practice

    Courtney Stroble, M.D., joined Community Physicians of Yellow Springs last week. Stroble was trained in family medicine, but spent several years working in acute care settings before deciding to return to family practice. She joins David Hyde, M.D., and Bobbi Barth, D.O., and replaces outgoing physician Neha Patel, D.O.. She and her family live just south of Yellow Springs. (photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Courtney Stroble, M.D., always knew she wanted to be a doctor. But it took a few years of practicing acute care to discover that her deeper calling was family medicine.

  • Eileen Monaghan

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    Eileen Monaghan, a resident of Friends Care Community, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, just five weeks short of her 95th birthday.

  • Bulldog Sport Round-up — Dec. 24, 2015

    YSHS JV Bulldog #15 Tyrese Benning went airborne to take a shot against the Bethel Bees last Saturday. The JV, Varsity and Lady Bulldogs played consecutive games against the Bees at home on Dec. 19. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    YSHS was the site of a rare triple-header on Saturday, Dec. 19, when the JV, the Lady Bulldogs and the boys basketball teams consecutively played the Bethel Bees.