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Top guns

Come out to Gaunt Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and you’ll likely see a sizable group of sweaty people doing jumping jacks. Then squats. Then burpees. Then push ups. Lunges. Crunches. More squats. Then, after it all, hill sprints up the steep slope of the infamous Gaunt Park hill. Welcome to Kyle Truitt’s weekly outdoor fitness classes. He calls them “Bootcamps.”

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Web Features
  • Longtime Mills Lawn teachers retire

    This is the second of two articles featuring teachers who have retired from the local school district this academic year.

  • Blow out

    Harmonica master and consummate performer Frédéric Yonnet performed his possible final “summer camp” show of the year at Rose & Sal Mercantile on Dayton Street last Saturday, June 12, with his “Band With No Name” and several guest musicians.

  • Beya Skincare Studio opens

    Nestled comfortably in cozy suite No. 3 at 100 Corry Street, the newly opened business owned by Belinda Stephens will cater to the skin care needs of Yellow Springs residents.


Latest COVID-19 News

Yellow Springs mask mandate to expire

Do you still have to wear a mask in Yellow Springs? What if you are vaccinated? What if you are outside? Village Council tackled the matter at its May 17 regular meeting. Council decided to keep the downtown mask mandate until it expires on June 2, when Ohio lifts its state of emergency.

COVID-19 update— Virus developments mixed

Thirteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, a weary public is wondering what’s next. Is another wave of COVID-19 coming? Can the vaccination campaign keep it at bay? Where is the illness now spreading? When will herd immunity be reached?

COVID-19 update— New orders clarify, simplify

The health department rescinded all the state orders put in place since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, and replaced them with a single five-page document.

COVID-19 vaccinations— Governor urges ‘persistence’

Speaking at a press briefing from his Cedarville Township home on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he understands that some Ohioans are impatient with the pace of vaccination.

DeWine outlines vaccine distribution plan

Ohio is about 10 days away from receiving its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. Frontline health care workers, emergency medical personnel and residents and staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other congregate living settings will be the first recipients of the vaccine.

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Arts (archives)

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Email sparks legal concern

    The ground rules for who can support levy campaigns, and when and how they do it, arose this week when a community member questioned the legality of an email forwarded by the Yellow Springs Schools district office.

  •   Teachers Morgan, Nickell to retire

    As the 2020–21 school year — a unique one by any standard — came to a close, so did the years of service provided by five educators in the local school system.

  •   YS school board— Deficit delayed by one year

    Revenue over the past 10 months is about $500,000 ahead of budgeted projections, while expenses are about $500,000 under budget.

Economy (archives)

  •   Discounts for locals at Emporium

    After raising its prices on some goods to keep up with rising costs, the Emporium implemented the program to offset the price for locals.

  •   Planning Commission— Cresco to expand, add jobs

    Local medical marijuana producer Cresco Labs is planning a $40 million expansion at its Yellow Springs facility over the next five years, with plans to add 140 jobs over that time.

  •   More businesses, institutions talk reopening

    After more than a year of temporarily shuttered buildings, virtual-only programming and uncertain futures due to the pandemic, villagers may see a few more “open” signs downtown over the coming weeks — although some doors will remain closed for the time being.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Little Thunders— Prepare yourself

    "Two-hundred-and-fifteen children’s bodies were recently found in a mass grave at an Indian boarding school site. When I heard the news, I fell to my knees, sobbing. Beautiful Indigenous children who were discarded, hidden and never to be heard from again. Until now."

  •   Juneteenth celebrations in the village

    In January of this year, Village Council passed a resolution that recognized Juneteenth as an official holiday in Yellow Springs; in March, the day was adopted as a paid holiday for Village employees. This weekend, the community at large will observe Juneteenth with two celebrations on Saturday, June 19.

  •   At Agraria— ‘Nourishing Life’ conference set

    Agraria will present a free, virtual conference, “Nourishing Life,” Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19. The conference aims to inspire and inform those attending to imagine regenerative solutions to climate crises, chronic disease and major threats to the worldwide food supply.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Council eyes street vending

    With most pandemic restrictions now lifted and summer in full swing, downtown Yellow Springs has been packed with visitors on recent weekends. But the influx of tourists has brought a problem: new street vendors and buskers setting up shop and clogging sidewalks.

  •   DORA opponents air views

    Opponents of creating a designated outdoor refreshment area, or DORA, in Yellow Springs shared their thoughts at a Village of Yellow Springs town hall two weeks ago. The meeting was arranged as a way to elicit public feedback about the proposal. However, no citizen or local business owner spoke in favor of it.

  •   Village Council— A local building department?

    Should the Village of Yellow Springs have its own local building department to review permits and inspect local projects? For Village Manager Josué Salmerón, the answer is yes.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Dan Carrigan

    A memorial Irish wake to celebrate the life of Dan Carrigan will take place on Saturday, July 10, at 1 p.m.

  •   Susan Johnson

    A public celebration of life memorial service will be held for Susan Johnson on Saturday, June 19, beginning at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church.

  •   Frances L. Lewis

    Frances L. Lewis, of Yellow Springs, Ohio passed away on Monday June 14, 2021, at Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was 91.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   From internment camps to Antioch

    Antioch College was one of several hundred colleges and universities that offered to educate American citizens with Japanese heritage.

  •   Antioch adapts, holds on

    For a fledgling institution 10 years into its new incarnation, the COVID-19 pandemic brought additional challenges and scrutiny.

  •   2020 Year in Review: Higher Education

    2020 was a challenging year for most academic institutions, not least of all Yellow Springs' own Antioch College and Antioch University Midwest.

Sports (archives)