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  • Police chief resigns

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    Village Manager Patti Bates announced tonight that she has accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford.

  • Is the village’s hard water healthier?

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    This week’s News examined the health impacts of drinking hard water. Read more from an expert about the potential dangers of hard water.

  • Miami Township Fire-Rescue calls for 9/11 memorial climbers

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    Fire fighters and civilians alike will join in Yellow Springs’ first annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College on Sept. 27. Participants are encouraged to register early for the fundraising event.

  • Brown water coming soon

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    Villagers are likely to experience brown water during next week’s hydrant flushing, which begins Monday, Aug. 18.

  • Township to float levy renewal

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    Miami Township Trustees voted at their meeting this month to place a Township Fire-Rescue levy renewal on the ballot in November. The trustees chose a renewal, which does not increase taxes, for several reasons, including the possibility that they may ask voters for a new levy next year to build a new fire station.

  • MTFR still seeks property

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    Miami Township has been looking for a new home for its Fire-Rescue team for over three years, and this summer the land option they had banked on since 2011 fell through.

  • Yellow Springs village revenues higher than expected

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    A mid-year budget review at Village Council’s July 21 meeting offered good news regarding Village general fund revenues.

  • Yellow Springs is SWAT member

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    In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the growing number of SWAT team raids in this country. Since the 1980s, police departments’ use of SWAT has risen about 1,500 percent, resulting in about 148 SWAT raids daily, according to University of Eastern Kentucky criminal justice professor Peter Kraska in a June 9 New York Times article.

  • Village Council denies appeal to stop solar array

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    At its July 21 meeting, Village Council voted unanimously to deny an appeal of Planning Commission’s June 23 decision to allow a solar array at Antioch College. The decision means that the college solar project is allowed to go forward.

  • Village road paving set

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    The village’s Greene County Paving Contractor has started the milling process of various streets around town.

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