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Yellow Springs lost an additional 7.3 percent of its population in the last decade, continuing a 40-year population plummet.

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  • Senior Center presents third annual flash mob

    The Senior Center presented its third annual flash mob on Wednesday, May 25. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    On Wednesday, May 26, the YS Senior Center presented its third annual flash mob performance in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Click for photos and video of the event.

  • Breast cancer screening in village— Mobile mammogram coming

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    Yellow Springs women have the opportunity to obtain two critical health screenings locally when the OhioHealth mobile mammography and bone density unit visits Yellow Springs on Friday, May 27.

  • A Yellow Springs man’s quest for a kidney

    After years on dialysis, Yellow Springs resident David Spyridon is being recommended for a kidney transplant from a living donor. Spyridon, the husband of Angela Wright, who died last August, looks forward for many more years of life thanks to a “special person” he hopes will donate a kidney. Among Spyridon’s interests are music, flying, cars and ham radio, pictured here. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    David Spyridon’s nights are spent in a recliner. Sleep comes a little harder that way, but the position aids the work of his dialysis machine.

  • Rebirth of a garden center

    Master gardeners Steve and Karen Reed are the owners of Stoney Creek Garden Center, located just north of Yellow Springs on Route 68. Deeply aware of the legacy of Stutzman’s Nursery, which occupied the spot for many years, the Reeds are both bringing the Village-owned property back to life and making it their own. Their greenhouses include these hanging pots of fragrant double cascade petunias. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Gardens are lessons in rebirth, and a local garden center is exemplifying this truth in more than the usual ways.

  • Free CFL bulbs offered to local seniors

    Local senior citizens who participate in YS Senior Center programs are eligible to receive five free CFL bulbs through Energy Smart. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    Village of Yellow Springs electric customers who participate in programming from the Yellow Springs Senior Center can receive five free CFL bulbs through the Yellow Springs Senior Center and Efficiency Smart.

  • Guerilla Poultry – A study in backyard farming

    Trish Russell poses with one of her "ladies", a hen she has raised for eggs in a backyard coop in Yellow Springs.

    There is a burgeoning flock of backyard farmers in Yellow Springs who have set out to raise chickens for eggs. Obstacles to the project include ravaging predators and a few neighbors who don’t share the enthusiasm. All in all though, the hens are well contained and healthy and the “guerilla” farmers are enthusiastic about their birds.

  • Addressing LGBTQ health

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    A longtime area HIV/AIDS resource, Equitas Health, is expanding its mission to serve the full spectrum of health needs in the LGBTQ community.

  • Event teaches that ‘no is no’

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    Organizers of Consent 101, a workshop taking place Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Arts Council, believe that consent is a critical topic.

  • Becoming Zay: growing up trans

    Zay Crawford’s parents, Chasilee and Jason, lifted their daughter in the air after her naming ceremony last Thursday at Shawnee Park in Xenia. Family, friends and supporters gathered together to celebrate Zay’s new name — Zay Irene Crawford — and her still-unfolding journey. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    It was an ordinary Thursday. The last Thursday in April, grey, a little chilly. The lobby of the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia was quiet. And then, single file through the security doorway, a crowd of two dozen surged in.

  • Activist presses for justice for John Crawford

    Villager Bomani Moyenda is leading a group of people, including several from Yellow Springs, seeking justice for the family of John Crawford III, who was shot by police in the Beavercreek Walmart in 2014. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    About 40 people gathered to hear local activist Bomani Moyenda and the Reverend Jerome McCorry, of Dayton, respond to the latest developments in the 2014 Beavercreek Walmart shooting case.