Government Section

  • Villagers asked to conserve water

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    The Ohio EPA is asking villagers to voluntarily reduce their water usage.

  • Village Mediation mends village fences

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    The Village Mediation Program was erected in the 1980s to bring interested parties together to talk out their differences.

  • Village road crew— Parting the frozen waters

    Village road crew members, from left, Scott Gochenouer, Tanner Bussey, Kent Harding and Jason Hamby, spent massive hours behind their plows this winter. Aside from snow removal, the road crew is also responsible for waste water management and maintaining Village buildings and parks and recreation facilities. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In his nine years working for the Village, Superintendent of Streets Jason Hamby says this winter was the worst he’s experienced on the job.

  • Water rate hike approved

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    At the March 17 Village Council meeting, Council approved in a 4–0 vote a 15 percent hike in local water rates, the largest single year increase in years.

  • Village Council approves deficit budget

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    The Village of Yellow Springs will spend about $200,000 more than in takes in receipts in 2014, according to an operations budget Council unanimously passed at its meeting on Monday, March 17.

  • Sheriff’s inquiry faults officer

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    Seven months after the shooting standoff in Yellow Springs that ended with the death of Paul E. Schenck, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department released the findings of an investigation of the two Greene County officers who fired weapons during the event.

  • Water rate hike approved by Council

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    At their March 3 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a 15 percent rate hike for Village water fees, to be effective April 1. Villagers will feel the hike as an additional $4.20 monthly charge, or $50.40 per year, for an average use of 6,000 gallons.

  • Manager search elicits robust response

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    The Village has received a robust response in its search for a new Village manager, according to Council member Brian Housh, who, with Council member Gerry Simms, is overseeing the effort. According to the consulting firm Management Partners, which is conducting the search, 59 applicants responded by the March 7 deadline.

  • Yellow Springs burglaries affect cars and homes

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    Toward the end of last week and over the weekend, several home and vehicle burglaries occurred in various locations around the village. Yellow Springs Police this week issued a warning to all villagers to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times.

  • Greene County sheriff major relieved of job

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    Greene County Sheriff Major Eric Spicer was relieved from his position with the department last week, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer this week.

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