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Government Section :: Page 7

  • Village Council ponders regulation of Yellow Springs Airbnbs

    At Village Council’s April 3 meeting, Council members considered the appropriate level of local government regulation  regarding the issue of local short-term rentals.

  • Watch out for scam calls in Yellow Springs

    Yellow Springs residents are being targeted by scam calls from people claiming to raise money for local police-oriented causes. However, the calls are bogus.

  • David Carlson receives reduced sentence for New Year’s Eve charges

    David Carlson received reduced sentencing April 15 for charges stemming from his involvement in the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident in Yellow Springs.

  • Merrick brothers indicted— Death sentence a possibility

    A Greene County Grand Jury has returned indictments of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence against the two brothers charged with the killings of two local residents on Jan. 15.

  • 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 in need of volunteers. (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.

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