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GunderKline sworn in as Miami Township Fiscal Officer

New Miami Township Fiscal Officer Jeanna GunderKline was sworn in by Trustee Chair Don Hollister at the most recent regular meeting of the Township Trustees Monday, April 1.

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  • Village rallies around ‘Brother Bear’

    In a tale of resilience and community support, local resident Patrick Harney — known affectionately by villagers as “Brother Bear” — recently shared with the News his story of overcoming health challenges while grappling with the financial strain it has placed on his coffee business.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-Up | April 19, 2024

    “Those three outstanding defensive plays seemed to demoralize our opponent,” Softball coach Jimmy Delong said. “They all looked like hits and all of them turned into outs.”

  • Locals protest firing at Antioch College’s Wellness Center

    The community push for mediation between former Wellness Center employee Guy “Tron” Banks and Antioch College continued Friday, April 5, when several dozen local residents held a demonstration on college grounds.

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  •   Storytellers to headline Antioch School Scholarship Gala

    The Antioch School Scholarship Gala returns Saturday, April 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College. Headlining this year’s event are Sam Bartlett and Omopé Carter Daboiku, each of whom will bring their distinctive brands of storytelling to the Foundry stage.

  •   School board discusses Mills Lawn greenspace preservation

    At the regular school board meeting Thursday, March 14, local advocacy group Citizens to Preserve Mills Lawn Greenspace brought forward a potential plan to place a conservation easement on a portion of land on which Mills Lawn Elementary School is located.

  •   School board to hire contractor to investigate alleged policy violations

    The YS school board returned to discussion of the censure of a board member at its most recent regular meeting Thursday, March 14. Though a resolution to authorize the proposed censure was on the agenda for the evening, it was not voted on.

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  •   Sankofa Talk | A victim of Jim Crow tactics

    "The longer I live, the more incidents of mistreatment, ranging from covert to blatantly overt, keep piling up. Sometimes it feels like I’m at the bottom of a pile of football players and they just keep jumping onto the pile."

  •   The Patterdale Hall Diaries | History repeating

    "This year I will be getting myself another knife; I have accepted that I have a knife habit. It is a fixed-blade all-rounder of a knife made by Helle of Norway, and it’s called 'Sigmund,' which is cute."

  •   News from the Past: March 2024

    Contributing writer Don Hollister dove into the YS News archives to uncover past articles and more in his most recent installment of his News from the Past column.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   Robin Lloyd Thornton

    After the Feb. 29 publication of the obituary for Robin Lloyd Thornton, who died Feb. 16, 2024 at 90 years of age, some details of his estate distribution changed.

  •   Craig Laurence Cordell

    Craig Laurence Cordell, 66, passed away quietly in his sleep at his home in Yellow Springs on April 4, 2024.

  •   Ardis Macaulay

    Ardis Macaulay, age 75, died March 28, with her partner, Tom, present, at their village residence. They moved to Yellow Springs in 2018, leaving their long-time wooded property home in Miami County.

  •   Robert F. Baldwin Jr.

    Robert F. Baldwin Jr., born June 18, 1933, a lifelong resident of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed away peacefully April 2, 2024.

  •   Connie Vang

    Connie Vang was a beautiful and beloved mother to everybody she met.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch vigil honors Nex Benedict

    Nearly a quarter of Antioch College’s student body gathered alongside Antioch President Jane Fernandes on the steps of the old student union building Sunday, March 3, to attend a candlelight vigil in honor of Nex Benedict.

  •   Firing at Wellness Center causes local concern

    Closed since March 2020, the Antioch College Wellness Center will reopen under the management of the Yellow Springs Development Corporation. Here, visitors toured the center a few months before it opened in September 2014. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Local resident Guy “Tron” Banks has experienced an outpouring of community support in the last few weeks after he was terminated from his position as a personal trainer at the Wellness Center at Antioch College, a position he’d held since April 2022.

  •   Antioch College | ‘amuse-bouche’ exhibition highlights staff, faculty art

    “amuse-bouche” — a new exhibition centering the creative accomplishments of Antioch College’s staff and faculty — opened Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Herndon Gallery.

Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | April 12, 2024

    Weather continues to be the dictating force this season, causing multiple cancellations and rescheduling of games last week.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | April 5, 2024

    The Yellow Springs High School boys and girls track teams performed admirably in frigid Springfield Shawnee meet — many of the Bulldogs in this initial meet set new personal bests.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | March 29, 2024

    "It looks to be an exciting season for the YS High School softball team as they are hoping to build on last season’s late success, when they finished by winning six of their last seven games," said Coach DeLong.

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