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  • Council to vote on CBE

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    What’s the best way for Village Council to proceed with deciding whether to spend $1 million to fund the Center for Business and Education infrastructure? After a hiatus of several months on the locally controversial issue, Council discussed CBE funding again at its June 2 meeting, with some Council members wanting to move ahead quickly and one urging a slowing down of the process.

  • New brewery, food truck approved

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    Village Planning Commission approved two conditional use applications this week for a tasting room for Vitruvian Brewery Company and a food truck at Antioch University Midwest. Plan board members approved both requests in line with staff recommendations at their meeting on Monday, June 9.

  • Chlorine gas plant risk is worrisome

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    When two freight trains collided on the track near Graniteville, S.C. in 2005, one of the derailed train cars filled with 90 tons of chlorine gas ruptured. A yellowish-green noxious cloud containing 120,000 pounds of the poisonous gas spread quickly along the ground, causing those nearby to cough, choke and wheeze while burning their eyes, skin and throats.

  • More shifts at Village police

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    Changes in personnel at the Yellow Springs Police Department are becoming the norm this year. Two more full-time officers either resigned or requested reduced hours last month, following the resignation of two full-time officers in February and March.

  • T-ball, a place for healing

    At last Friday’s opening t-ball game, a knot of kids scrambled for the ball in the infield of the younger kids’ diamond. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    A mob of us are doing our warm-up exercises in right field -— 65 to 70 children, 40 to 45 adults.

  • Patti Bates is hired as new Village manager

    Patti Bates, center, has been chosen as the new Yellow Springs Village manager, beginning on July 7. She is shown here during the reception following the May 22 candidate forum, with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Patti Bates is excited to have been hired as the new Yellow Springs Village manager.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming to Yellow Springs, digging in and seeing what I can do to help out,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • New restaurant at Oten Gallery— Twist on sandwiches at Aleta’s

    Gregg Pastorelle, left, and Matthew Willis opened Aleta’s Café at the Oten Gallery this week. The new restaurant features panini sandwiches, pizza on naan bread and salads served in a relaxed, casual envrionment. A grand opening is planned for Friday, June 6, when the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Owners of the village’s newest restaurant say the beautiful hand-built brick Oten Gallery will attract diners, but it’s the fresh, delicious food that will bring them back.

  • Bulldogs Walking, 2014

    Rachele Orme, Nicholas Miller-Jacobson and AnnDee Pettiford (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    57 Yellow Springs High School seniors who graduated last Thursday, May 29. As usual the high school gym was steaming, but that didn’t bother the many parents, family members and friends who cheered the graduates on. Also pictured here are valedictorian Rachel Meyer and salutatorian Zoey McKinley. RELATED POSTS: ’14 YSHS award recipients Sea Dogs […]

  • Marlin Newell of the Children’s Center— 25 years of hugs from our children

    Marlin Newell, executive director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, celebrated her 25th year as a teacher and administrator at the local daycare and preschool this week. Students pictured with Newell at the center’s playground are, from left, Christopher Goebel, Britton Stroble, Vivian Grushon and Kennedy Stroble. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Marlin Newell has been at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center for long enough that the toddlers she potty-trained and taught to walk are now returning to enroll their own children.

  • A new force for engaged democracy

    Antioch College student Guy Mathews, left, and villager Steve Deal recently co-founded a new political party, Aretê, which seeks to use online forums to create a form of popular democracy in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Crowdsourcing has been used for everything from tracking the path of meteors to coming up with new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors.

    A new local political party now sees promise in using online tools to ask villagers to solve community problems. Eventually citizens could help run the town from their computers and smartphones.

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