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Government Section :: Page 2

  • Meter man Upchurch on the mend

    Village meter reader Brian Upchurch, a 1984 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, is recuperating at home after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident June 23 while on the job. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Yellow Springs native and Village meter reader Brian Upchurch may not befriend everyone he meets, but it’s not for lack of effort on his part.

  • Alleged killers’ rights were violated, attorneys state

    Judges in the upcoming murder trial of the alleged killers of Yellow Springs roofer Skip Brown and his friend and neighbor Sherri Mendenhall must first decide whether critical evidence should be allowed.

  • Village races robust as filing nears

    One week remains before the Aug. 9 filing deadline for local political races, and competition is heating up.

  • Council eyes option for smaller, denser housing

    Recently Village Council considered a new zoning category for small homes that encourage community.

  • Brown water still present in some areas of village

    Brown water continues to show up in areas around the village.

    The new 16-inch water main is now functional, but the brown water has continued to be present in areas throughout the village. 

  • Village crew leader Johnnie Burns — Recognition for job well done

    Johnnie Burns, right, the Village of Yellow Springs superintendent of electric and water distribution, recently received a Larry Hobart “Seven Hats” award from the the American Association of Public Power, a national award honoring managers of small town utilities. Burns is shown here last Friday helping to reset an electric pole on Walnut Street knocked over by a fallen tree. At left is Kent Harding. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Johnnie Burns and his crew appeared in the middle of the road on Fairfield Pike, where the water had mysteriously stopped running. They first had to figure out what the problem was — was a pipe broken or frozen? — and then had to locate the pipe. It wasn’t easy.

  • Village Council— New efforts for broadband

    A local group of municipal broadband supporters will continue its effort to bring a fiber optic network to Yellow Springs, following the decision of Village government leaders to not move forward with creating and funding a municipal network.

  • Council on policing— Guidelines stress anti-racism

    At Village Council’s July 3 meeting, Council members unanimously approved adopting new guidelines for policing that take a proactively inclusive and anti-racist stance.

  • Mayor, Council races spark interest as filing deadline nears

    Yellow Springs community residents interested in getting involved in local governing will find a variety of opportunities in this year’s elections.

  • Glen hikers rescued after limb falls

    Two female hikers were rescued from Glen Helen after a large tree limb fell on them while they were climbing up the stone steps out of the Glen.

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