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YS speech, debate team to host tournament

More than 300 middle and high school students from across southwest and central Ohio will be coming to Yellow Springs on Saturday, Jan. 26, for a speech and debate tournament hosted by the Yellow Springs team.

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Web Features
  • Aahar India seeks help to rebuild

    Owner of the Indian food truck Aahar India, which burned last Saturday night, has launched a crowdsourcing campaign so he can rebuild.

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  • ‘Mindful of Race’ discussion group to begin

    The Dharma Center will hold a seven-week book discussion group focused on Ruth King’s book “Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out” on Thursdays beginning Jan. 17.

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  • A Carolina wren. (Photo by ADJ82 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons)

    First Lines — Two friends, two poems

    For friends and poets Anne Randolph and Mary Donahoe, poetry was a natural part of the women’s bond. First Lines curator Audrey Hackett explores two poems by the women: “Mary’s Garden,” by Randolph, and “Carolina Wren,” by Donahoe.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Cello Springs Festival to return

    For the third year in a row, the Cello Springs Festival will present concerts, master classes and other offerings at various settings in Yellow Springs in the first part of January.

  •   Writing workshops to hone Ripples submissions

    Submissions are now open for the Senior Center's literary journal by and featuring local elders, Ripples.Ripples, the literary magazine published by the Yellow Springs Senior Center, is seeking new material written by people affiliated with the village and Miami Township.

  •   Eldridge’s Western Swing comes to The Emporium

    Kyle EldridgeThis Friday, Dec. 14, the Emporium will present Kyle Eldridge and the Rhythm Rounders during the weekly wine tasting from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 233 Xenia Avenue. Eldridge is a virtuoso guitarist in the Western Swing style, with plenty of rockabilly, vintage country and "Ameripolitan" sounds in the mix as well, backed by upright bass and drums. 

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Local plays selected for state conference

    This fall's YSHS/McKinney Bulldog Theater Festival productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Girls Like That" are headed to Ohio Thespian Association state conference in March.

  •   Circle of life, twice in one day

    Mills Lawn Elementary School performed its all-school musical on Thursday, Nov. 15. More than 200 first- through sixth-grade students brought “The Lion King KIDS” to life. Pictured above, the lion Mufasa, top, played by sixth-grader Conor Anderson, speaks from the afterlife to his son, Simba, played by sixth-grader James White. (Photo by Matthew Collins)This year’s tri-annual all-school musical — with more than 200 Mills Lawn School students participating —  was an adaptation of the popular Disney movie and later Tony-award winning musical “The Lion King.”

  •   Gallery from YSHS/McKinney Exhibition Night, Nov. 19

    During their annual fall Exhibition Night on Monday, Nov. 19, students from Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School demonstrated the project-based learning, or PBL, units undertaken so far this year. See more photos after the jump.

Economy (archives)

  •   Cresco awarded first dispensary license

    Cresco Labs, which operates a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Yellow Springs, is the first company in the state to be granted a dispensary license for a dispensary it plans to open in Eastern Ohio.

  •   Mills Park Hotel wins leadership award

    Mills Park Hotel was named "Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year" by the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association in November. Pictured are Mills Park Hotel owners Katie Hammond, Libby Hammond and Jim Hammond and assistant general manager Monika Lindsay, with award presenters Joe Savarise, executive director of Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, and Kip Vreelend, senior vice president of Marriott International.The management and staff of The Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs were named "Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year" at a recent conference of the state's hotel and lodging professional association.

  •   Millworks changes hands

    New villagers Jessica Yamamoto and Antonio Molina, pictured with their nine-year-old twin daughters, Sophia and Jessie, are the new owners of Millworks Business Center. The couple buys and rehabs properties that they resell or maintain as rentals. (Photo by Carol Simmons)After being on the market for more than 18 months, the Millworks Business Center has new owners.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Aahar India burns

    Local Indian food venue Aahar India burned Saturday evening. No one was injured. (Photo by Matt Minde)Aahar India, the local Indian food venue next to the Corner Cone, burned Saturday evening.

  •   YS mother focuses family’s Christmas on helping asylum seekers

    The ongoing tense situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the critical circumstances of as many as 15,000 Central American people seeking asylum in the U.S. at the Tijuana port of entry — part of the so-called "migrant caravan" — is sparking deep concern among Yellow Springs residents who are spearheading humanitarian aid responses and working to raise wider awareness about the crisis. 

  •   See what’s happening this Holiday

    Shop, dine, give and enjoy local activities around the holidays in the village.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Police Reports – 2018 highlights

    We appreciate the hard work of the Yellow Springs Police Department throughout the year to keep the community safe. But in the weekly Village Police Reports, there are usually a few items that are "head scratchers." Here are some of our favorite colorful and unusual items from the past year’s YSPD reports.

  •   Villager found dead from gunshot wound

    Local police found a local resident dead in the village on Dec. 13 of a gun shot wound.

  •   YSPD warns of automobile break-ins

    A rash of vehicle break-ins prompted Yellow Springs Police to issue a Hyper-reach Alert to villagers Saturday afternoon, advising them to remove valuables and lock their vehicles.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Raymond Dihrkop

    Raymond L. Dihrkop, of Jamestown, Ohio, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Legacy Village in Xenia. He was 98.

  •   Kume Tsukamoto Benning

    Kume Tsukamoto Benning, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  •   Joe Johnson

    Joseph H. Johnson Jr., 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Yellow Springs on Dec. 20, 2018.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   A partnership for Wilberforce and Antioch

    Antioch College and Wilberforce University are both small, private liberal arts colleges in Greene County. They were both founded in the 1850s. And in recent years they’ve both been trying to bounce back from financial and accreditation woes.

  •   Antioch College: new class, new hope

    A group of incoming Antioch students dined on Mediterranean-style food at the Birch Hall’s dining hall last week. From left is India Nunn, Bre Chaver, Akili Hayden, Ashanti Walker and Amanda Seigel. (Photo by Megan Bachman)A decade after Antioch College closed, and seven years after it reopened to students as an independent institution, rebirth has been slow. But those struggles didn’t dampen spirits on campus last week, where the mood was one of optimism and excitement.

  •   Antioch recognized for sustainability practices

    The college's first crew of four-legged lawnmowers in 2015, shown with Farm Manager Kat Christen and then-student and Farm Assistant Alli King.Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.

Sports (archives)