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  • Goals to set 2012 priorities

    At their Nov. 21 meeting, Village Council members held an initial discussion regarding Council’s principles and goals for 2012, a topic generally addressed prior to approving the budget as a way to set Council priorities.

  • Cuts shrink Village budget

    In these difficult economic times, it’s a familiar story for states and municipalities: while revenues are falling, costs are rising. And that’s the story again this year for the Village of Yellow Springs.

  • Hollister gets environmental post

    Local resident and Yellow Springs native Don Hollister is the new executive director of the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, a Columbus-based bipartisan environmental organization. Hollister will draw on his local political experience as he leads the group in lobbying for environmental policy and electing pro-environmental candidates for state and local offices. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    All politics is local, the saying goes, and it’s also largely unpaid. Local resident and Yellow Springs native Don Hollister has found both to be true in his nearly 40 years in politics.

  • Managing the Village water

    The blackened, crumbly bolts that hold together the 16-inch distribution main in the pump room of the Village water treatment plant tell the whole story. The Village water plant is old and challenged.

  • Solid waste rate hike approved

    At their Nov. 21 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved the final reading for a rate hike for Village solid waste disposal.

  • Home, Inc. waiver approved by Village Council

    At their Nov. 7 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a request from Home, Inc. to waive tap-in fees for the proposed Home, Inc./Buckeye Community Hope Foundation affordable senior housing project.

  • MTFR responding to uptick in emergency calls

    At Tuesday's open house, Miami Township firefighters carried on the tradition of pushing the new firetruck into its bay at the station. Assistant Chief Denny Powell drove the truck.

    The Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad has done some heavy lifting over the past year.

  • Askeland, Simms, Walkey, Mucher win contested races

    Lori Askeland, Gerald Simms and Rick Walkey won seats on Yellow Springs Village Council on Election Day. Askeland and Walkey are incumbents, and Simms is a newcomer. In the contested race for Miami Township Trustee, incumbent Chris Mucher defeated John Eastman.

    Yellow Springs voters elected Lori Askeland, Gerald Simms and Rick Walkey to seats on Village Council on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Chris Mucher returns to Miami Township Trustees.

  • Villagers give resounding No on 2

    Yellow Springers joined the majority of Ohioans in defeating the controversial anti-labor Issue 2, And while the majority of Ohioans supported Issue 3, a Tea Party-initiated effort to block health care reform, Yellow Springs voters said a strong no to that effort.

  • Cundiff is Sidney job finalist

    Yellow Springs Village Manager Mark Cundiff is a finalist for the position of city manager in Sidney, Ohio. (News file photo)

    At Village Council’s Nov. 7 meeting, Village Manager Mark Cundiff announced that he is a finalist for the job of city manager in Sidney, Ohio.