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Government Section :: Page 5

  • Village Council— Mixed outlook for broadband

    Statistics on village internet use were presented at Village Council’s March 20 meeting by Andrew Cohill, CEO of Design Nine, the firm hired by the Village to evaluate the feasibility of creating a municipal broadband network in Yellow Springs.

  • 2.4-mill levy for a new fire station

    A new fire station may finally be in the works for Miami Township.

  • Plans for a new fire station, and an open house

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is holding an open house this Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at the fire station on Corry Street. (Photo via mtfr.org)

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is seeking to build a new fire station on Xenia Avenue. This Saturday, April 1, the fire department is welcoming local residents to an open house at its current Corry Street station.

  • Case against David Carlson is still active

    One of the two criminal cases stemming from the tensions between police and villagers on New Year’s Eve remains active, although Village Council members have intervened and asked the Greene County prosecutor to drop the charges.

  • Citizens seek strong voice in policing

    Several Yellow Springs residents spoke out about policing issues at the Village Council meeting on March 6. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, many villagers are hoping to change the culture of Yellow Springs policing and redefine the relationship between local police officers and the villagers they serve. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Yellow Springs residents gathered at a Village Council meeting, with many lined up to address the room with grievances about Village policy. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, the focus is the overhaul, or at least significant reworking, of the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Youth engaging in police issue

    Yellow Springs High School government teacher Kevin Lydy found a “teachable moment” in the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop controversy between police and citizens. His students spent several weeks researching ways to improve relations between the community and police, then delivered recommendations to Council. They also spoke with Village officials, including here Clerk of Council Judy Kintner, who described the workings of local government. (submitted photo by Kevin Lydy)

    At the beginning of this year, Yellow Springs High School teacher Kevin Lydy was steering his government class to a hands-on focus on state government.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation costs rising

    At their Feb. 21 meeting, Village Council members addressed a recent invoice submitted by Dayton Attorney David Williamson, who is conducting the independent investigation into the New Year’s Eve incident that pitted local police against citizens.

  • How are our local police officers trained?

    Beginning in April, villagers may see an Antioch College student or a local resident taking a walk around town beside a Yellow Springs police officer. But look closely. The man or woman in blue is the one being escorted.

  • Police created ‘volatile’ situation on New Year’s Eve, report concludes

    The independent investigation of police and citizens following the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident holds local police responsible for creating a ’volatile and unsafe situation.’

  • Sale puts farmland at risk

    The 267-acre Arnovitz property is slated to go to auction March 16 in nine parcels. (YS News map)

    At Village Council’s Feb. 21 meeting, a villager and Village Council member urged villagers to come together in an effort to preserve farmland at risk of development on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

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