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  • Police alert villagers to scam calls


    Villagers should ignore scam calls reportedly from the IRS.

  • 2015 Election Results — Two returned to Township


    In a close race for the full four-year term as Miami Township trustee, longtime incumbent Chris Mucher reclaimed his seat, just 143 votes ahead of challenger Don Hollister, while Zoe Van Eaton-Meister trailed.

  • 2015 Election Results — State Issues mixed


    Ohio citizens were lit up about this year’s issues on marijuana legalization, and while voters around Ohio and in Greene County both returned a deafening “no” to Issue 3 to legalize the regulated growth and use of marijuana, Yellow Springers felt very differently.

  • 2015 Election Results — Charter passes


    Yellow Springs voters resoundingly approved the proposed amendments to the Village Charter on Nov. 3, voting 81 percent to 19 percent in favor of the Charter changes.

  • 2015 Election Results — Turnout; no contest


    While the unofficial results of the 2015 election did not specify the percentage of voters who participated by press time, the total number of people who voted from Yellow Springs was 1,803, and those from Miami Township numbered 573.

  • 2015 Election Results — Council: MacQueen, Hempfling, Simms


    In a close race among just four candidates for three Village Council seats, Yellow Springs voters returned incumbents Marianne MacQueen and Gerald Simms to office on Nov. 3, and voted in former Council President Judith Hempfling. Hopeful Chrissy Cruz did not win a seat.

  • 2015 election results


    2015 Election results, by precinct

  • Council’s first look at 2016 budget


    Budget season is in full swing. At its last two meetings, Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, Village Council reviewed the proposed 2016 Village budget, which, according to Assistant Village Manager/Finance Director Melissa Vanzant, is “in better shape than in the past,” thanks in part to “more conservative” spending and proposed utility rate increases that, if passed, will bring new revenue to the Village’s enterprise funds.

  • House at Riding Center destroyed by gas explosion

    Looking east at the exploded house from the bike path.

    An uninhabited house on the property of the Riding Center exploded from a propane leak on the property this morning.

  • Man files false report of knifing


    After two days of investigation, the Yellow Springs Police Department determined that the Sept. 28 report of a knifing was unfounded.