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Government Section :: Page 31

  • Views from the street— How presidential were candidates?

    The News asked Yellow Springs residents to weigh in on the first presidential debate held on Oct. 3 in Denver, and the vice presidential debate held in Danville, Ky., on Oct. 11.

  • Village OKs bidding on lot

    The Railroad Street property where the grain elevator once stood is going to auction this week, and the Village of Yellow Springs will be among the bidders.

  • Council eyes public art policy

    Village Council considered a draft art policy at its Oct. 15 meeting as a first step towards defining the types of art allowed in public spaces and the procedures for their approval.

  • Village to consider bidding on land parcel downtown

    The Village Station development that has been hanging on as a concept plan for office and retail space at the corner of Dayton and Railroad Streets is all but quashed. But an opportunity for a new idea may be coming soon.

  • Zoning plans for an eclectic town

    The Yellow Springs zoning code has been viewed as cumbersome and expensive to approve, and is currently in the midst of an overhaul.

  • Local man seeks change in Ohio

    Yellow Springs resident and Democrat Jeff Robertson challenges incumbent Republican Chris Widener in the District 10 Ohio Senate race. Robertson is throwing a “pre-victory” party at the Glen Building on Oct. 19. Pictured is Robertson talking with villagers at The Winds after his book signing. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Being a Yellow Springer, and a long shot, Democratic candidate Jeff Robertson’s run for the Ohio Senate — an ambitious undertaking in a Republican-leaning district — is anything but conventional. At a campaign fundraiser at The Winds Cafe this week, Robertson eschewed a tie, served an all-vegetarian meal, spent more time reading from his recently published political thriller than stumping, and seemed more interested in raising awareness than raising money.

  • Villagers query chiefs-to-be

    If he is appointed police chief, candidate Tony Pettiford said he will work alongside his officers and be actively involved in the day-to-day policing of the community. If he is named police chief, candidate Art Scott said he will make sure officers and staff receive the training they need to be a top-notch police department.

  • Village Council— CBE federal grants reduced

    The Village of Yellow Springs learned this week that federal grant funds that have long been committed for road construction within the Village commerce park have been withdrawn. A federal earmark of $344,000 that was committed through the Ohio Department of Transportation for roads at the Village’s Center for Busines and Education was redirected last month to another project. The loss of funding cuts the CBE’s infrastructure budget by over 20 percent.

  • Public Power Week in the village

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    This week is Public Power Week, a country-wide program in its 26th year that celebrates the importance of public power to local citizens. In recognition of Public Power Week, the Village of Yellow Springs has released an outline that enumerates the things the community has to be proud of as a public power community.

  • Solar panels generate discussion— Net metering rates debated

    On bright, sunny days, the electric meter at Harvey and Ruth Paige’s Meadow Lane residence spins backwards, thanks to solar photovoltaic array mounted in their backyard.