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  • Water rate hike approved by Council

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    At their March 3 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a 15 percent rate hike for Village water fees, to be effective April 1. Villagers will feel the hike as an additional $4.20 monthly charge, or $50.40 per year, for an average use of 6,000 gallons.

  • Manager search elicits robust response

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    The Village has received a robust response in its search for a new Village manager, according to Council member Brian Housh, who, with Council member Gerry Simms, is overseeing the effort. According to the consulting firm Management Partners, which is conducting the search, 59 applicants responded by the March 7 deadline.

  • Yellow Springs burglaries affect cars and homes

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    Toward the end of last week and over the weekend, several home and vehicle burglaries occurred in various locations around the village. Yellow Springs Police this week issued a warning to all villagers to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times.

  • Greene County sheriff major relieved of job

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    Greene County Sheriff Major Eric Spicer was relieved from his position with the department last week, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer this week.

  • Investigation finds fault with Greene County major

    Police, sheriff personnel and two SWAT units were part of a stand-off between Paul E. Schenck on July 30 of 2013, after responding to calls that an office had been shot at. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office released the findings of a seven-month investigation of the shooting event that occurred in Yellow Springs in July.

  • Police pinpoint suspects in vehicle break-ins

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    Yellow Springs Police said on Monday they are close to arresting three people suspected in a string of vehicle thefts and break-ins.

  • Yellow Springs cuts energy use smartly

    Electricity use in Yellow Springs fell from 37,000 megawatt-hours in 2003 to 30,600 MWh last year, in part due to energy-efficiency measures implemented under the Efficiency Smart program. (Source: Village of Yellow Springs)

    Yellow Springs shaved 3.7 percent off of its annual electricity use over the last three years, thanks to a communitywide energy-efficiency program.

  • Village budget with smaller deficit OK’d

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    Village Council on Monday evening gave initial approval to a 2014 Village budget with a general fund deficit that is considerably lower than the previously projected deficit.

  • More Yellow Springs automobile break-ins

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    Several cars were broken into over the weekend and a local car was stolen Sunday night, according to Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod.

  • Village Council sets goals for 2014

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    Hiring a new Village manager, completing a water sourcing analysis and physically updating Council chambers head the list of 2014 Village Council strategic goals, according to a prioritized list reviewed by Council members at their Feb. 18 meeting.

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