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  • Barack Obama elected nation’s 44th president

    Barack Obama

    For once, Yellow Springs voters were smack dab in the middle of the mainstream in their choice of a presidential candidate. While specific numbers of village votes cast for Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain were not available by publication deadline…

  • Yellow Springs candidates fall short of election victory

    The three Yellow Springs hopefuls running for office fell short of their goals on Election Day. Yellow Springs resident Sharen Neuhardt fought hard but lost her race as 7th District Congressional representative to her opponent and longtime Republican politician Steve Austria.

  • State issues, county levies

    Voters in Greene County felt similar to voters across the state, who all voted overwhelmingly for the Ohio Initiatives Deadlines Act.

  • Selected state, county races

    Both the Ohio electorate and Greene County voters swung widely Republican with resounding support for incumbent Chris Widener.

  • High use of paper ballot slows count

    Due to the unexpectedly high use of paper ballots in Tuesday’s election and the high number of absentee voters, a complete Greene County tally was not available on Wednesday morning in time for the publication of the News.

  • Council chooses Troy man as new Village manager

    New Village Manager Mark Cundiff

    After meeting in executive session on Monday, Oct. 27, Village Council members unanimously agreed to offer Mark Cundiff, current planning director for the city of Troy, the position of Yellow Springs Village manager.

  • Village manager position—Third candidate interviewed

    Nancy Benroth is the third candidate for Village Manager. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In some ways Bluffton, Ohio, is a lot like Yellow Springs, according to Nancy Benroth, on Monday night. Benroth, who has worked as the assistant village manager of Bluffton for 11 years, spoke to a group of about 25 villagers on Monday, Oct. 20, in the third and last public forum to feature manager candidates.

  • 2nd candidate comes to YS

    Village Manager candidate Randy Bukas

    In response to a question regarding how he would expand Yellow Springs’ tax base, candidate for Village manager Randy Bukas said he would first take good care of existing businesses, then seek to attract new ones.

  • Manager candidate meets YS

    Mark Cundiff (Photo courtesy of Troy Daily News)

    In a region in which many industries are closing and people are losing jobs, Yellow Springs can prosper by, rather than trying to be like other communities, focusing on the qualities that make it unique, according to a finalist for the position of Yellow Springs Village manager.

  • Village police now using Tasers

    The Yellow Springs Police Department began arming its officers with the stun guns better known as Tasers in August, and so far they have performed as they were designed, to reduce violent confrontations between officers and the public, according to Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote.

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