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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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  • ‘Books and Beer’ fundraiser to return

    Enjoy beer in support of books for kids on Monday, Oct. 3.

    The Greene County Public Library Foundation will again host “Books and Beer,” a fundraiser for Greene County’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, at YS Brewery.

  • BLOG–Enacting MLK’s Beloved Community: Yellow Springs Edition

    What began with a community meeting in 2015 is culminating in a six-week journey this fall. Do we have the communal will to be in significant relationships with refugees and Muslims in the greater-Dayton area? 

  • Repair Café to return to village

    The second Repair Café will be held Saturday, Sept 23, at the Bryan Center.

    The YS Repair Café will be held for a second time on Saturday, Sept. 23, 1–4 p.m. at the Bryan Center.

  • Always coming home to the village

    Jim and Betty Felder came to Yellow Springs when Jim was a young Air Force officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Betty a teacher in the Mad River Township schools. They raised their two sons, Greg and Kevin, in the Omar Circle home where they still live. (Photo by Holly Hudson)

    Betty and Jim Felder, both in their 80s, have been recounting their time in Yellow Springs, how they met and when they came here, by each telling their stories which circle back, intertwine and pick up where the other left off.

  • Still vibrant, still Victorettes

    Six members of the Victorettes held hands and sang at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, Sept. 3, capping off this year’s well-attended reunion. From left are Phyllis Jackson, Dorothy Allen, Marie Payton, Dorothy Boyce, Isabel Newman and Betty Ford. All were members of the singing and service group founded by Boyce in 1944 and active until 1946, with friendships that have lasted a lifetime. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    In the spring of 1944, a group of young African-American women came together under the leadership and musical direction of Dorothy Boyce. They called themselves “The Victorettes.”

  • Celebrating 30 years of community mediation

    The Village Mediation Program is marking its 30th anniversary this month. Village Council passed a resolution Tuesday, Sept. 5, honoring the group’s three decades of service, and a public celebration will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., at Antioch University Midwest. Pictured are some of the current team of village mediators. Clockwise from top left, are founding mediator Bruce Heckman, mediator Jalyn Roe, current program coordinator John Gudgel and mediator Janet Mueller. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    There’s really no knowing the extent to which Yellow Springs might be different if not for the existence of the Village Mediation Program.

  • Dogs make a splash at Gaunt Park pool

    About 40 local canines and their owners took part in the Labor Day Doggie Splash at Gaunt Park pool.

  • Lap dogs

    Three tiny dogs who clearly enjoyed each other’s company as much as their dip in Labor Day's Gaunt Park Pool Doggie Splash fundraiser. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Nearly 40 canines and their human companions, along with one miniature horse, took part in the first Doggie Splash on Labor Day at the Gaunt Park pool.

  • EPA studies vapor in Vernay site cleanup

    Vernay dug new monitoring wells around the perimeter of the its property in February, 2016, after the U.S. EPA requested the company start testing for vapors being released from an underground plume of toxic chemicals as part of a federal cleanup at the former rubber plant. (Submitted photo)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is trying to determine whether vapors from an underground plume of toxic chemicals expose neighbors of a federal cleanup to dangerous levels of carcinogens, or if residents are safe from immediate and long-term harm.

  • BLOG — After the Story: The Grannies of Waitaha

    The balance between being a pastor and a reporter is sometimes difficult for me, in that I bring Pastor Aaron to interviews and stories where I should be looking with the eyes of a journalist.

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