May
24
2015
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
High 84° / Low 63°
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
High 83° / Low 65°

Government Section :: Page 3

  • Balancing a low crime rate with high policing costs

    THUMB_Police

    While last year there were 28 murders in the City of Dayton and more than 1,200 violent crimes there, violence in Yellow Springs has barely been an issue, with an average of about three violent incidents each year for the last seven.

  • Village Council — Yellow Springs backs marriage equality

    THUMB_VillageLife

    At their March 16 meeting, Village Council members unanimously passed a resolution supporting marriage equality, making the Village the third municipality in Ohio to endorse same-sex marriage.

  • Need for drug task force in village eyed

    THUMB_Police

    Ten years after first signing on with A.C.E. drug task force, Yellow Springs remains an active partner. However, the involvement of local police in the drug task force has become a topic of controversy.

  • Village Council — Sidewalk solution is elusive

    THUMB_Government

    At its March 2 meeting, Village Council heard a presentation from Superintendent of Streets and Parks Jason Hamby on how best to address the current problem of subpar sidewalks. According to Hamby, the best path is to replace all Village sidewalks with new ones. “Only fixng the “troubled areas” is installing a Band-Aid on an […]

  • Village Council— Landlords protest policy

    THUMB_Government

    At Village Council’s March 2 meeting, local landlords made clear that they are not happy with a proposed policy change that would hold them responsible for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills. “Look at the cause and effect. Landlords will not expose themselves to this type of liability. You’ll get higher rents,” said Dean Pallotta. It’s […]

  • Police-village relationship a work in progress

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Brian Carlson talked to Brenda Donley at Tom’s Market during a recent Tuesday afternoon business rounds drop-in. Village police do a lot of routine patrols and vacant house checks, in addition to responding to calls for service. (Photo by Lauren Heaton )

    Last fall the Village Human Relations Commission held its first police-community forum, where residents gave input on the role of the police chief. On March 19 a second forum will focus on the Village’s involvement with the Greene County ACE Task Force on drugs and new policies.

  • Chris Conard retains position as Village solicitor

    Village Council unanimously voted to re-appoint Chris Conard of the Dayton firm Coolidge Wall as Yellow Springs Village solicitor. (Submitted photo)

    At their Feb. 17 meeting, Village Council unanimously voted to re-appoint Chris Conard of the Dayton firm Coolidge Wall as Yellow Springs Village solicitor.

  • Village Council—Who will be responsible for unpaid bills?

    THUMB_Government

    Village Council considered whether property owners should be held responsible for the unpaid utility bills of their tenants.

  • Local Boy Scouts host epic Pinewood Derby

    022615_Pinewood04

    More than 25 kids raced their homemade cars in the Yellow Springs Cub Scout Pack’s inaugural Pinewood Derby.

  • Yellow Springs Sergeant Penrod charged in Xenia court

    THUMB_Police

    Village Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was charged with three criminal offenses today after the altercation she had in November with a villager.