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  • Patti Bates is hired as new Village manager

    Patti Bates, center, has been chosen as the new Yellow Springs Village manager, beginning on July 7. She is shown here during the reception following the May 22 candidate forum, with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Patti Bates is excited to have been hired as the new Yellow Springs Village manager.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming to Yellow Springs, digging in and seeing what I can do to help out,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • Village manager candidates come to Yellow Springs

    About 100 villagers attended last Thursday’s candidate forum at Bryan Center, where the three manager finalists answered questions formally to an audience, and then informally at a reception. Shown above at the reception are, clockwise from top left, candidate Bob Kellogg and Dawn Johnson; Rose Pelzl and candidate Patti Bates; and from left, Peggy Koebernick, Sandy Love, candidate Dave Elmer and Chrissy Cruz. Village Council will announce its decision at its June 2 meeting. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of effective communication emerged as a theme during last Thursday evening’s community forum for the Village manager finalists.

  • SIDEBAR: Candidate Patti Bates rose to top

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    While Village Council has not yet made an official decision regarding who will be the new Village manager, the people’s choice was Patti Bates, according to Council member Brian Housh on Tuesday.

  • Bates named new Village manager

    New Village Manager Patti Bates is shown here at the May 22 candidates forum with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige.

    Patti Bates, the current Village administrator of Williamsburg, Ohio, was named the new Yellow Springs Village manager at Village Council’s June 2 meeting.

  • Economic development strategies eyed

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    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members heard a presentation from a Greene County official regarding the county Port Authority, a potential new tool for economic development. “There’s a lot of excitement about what can be done with the Port now that it’s revamped,” Greene County Director of Economic Development Pete Williams said regarding […]

  • New bridge honors builder Richard Eastman

    The late Dick Eastman, longtime villager and Greene County engineer, will be honored this Friday at the dedication of the Richard P. Eastman Hyde Road Covered Bridge. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corry Street end of the bridge. (Submitted Photo)

    Richard Eastman is to have the county’s newest covered bridge named in his honor. A ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, will open the newly constructed Richard P. Eastman Hyde Road Covered Bridge, which crosses a segment of the Little Miami Bike Trail.

  • Village Council narrows choice to three manager finalists

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    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members announced the three finalists for the position of Village manager.

  • Richard P. Eastman Covered Bridge opens

    About 200 people gathered Friday morning, May 9, for the opening and dedication of the new Richard P. Eastman Hyde Road covered bridge. The structure crosses a section of the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Present at the ribbon cutting are Richard Eastman's wife Wilberta "Billie" Eastman, at front, with son John at left. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

    About 200 people gathered Friday morning, May 9, for the opening and dedication of the new Richard P. Eastman Hyde Road covered bridge.

  • Council considers safety at Ellis Pond

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    Council members considered whether Village government should spend substantial funds to build two new bridges at Ellis Pond, in light of a serious accident that occurred at the pond last year.

  • Sidebar: Village manager forum set

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    Villagers will have the opportunity to meet with finalists for the Village manager position at a public forum on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan Center gym.