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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)

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)

MillWorks owners look to address concerns

The new owners of MillWorks business park, who are requesting a zoning change on the property to allow for more uses, will be at the Emporium on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. to field questions and address citizen concerns about the project.

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  •   Village schools closed Wednesday, Jan. 30

    Ice covers January's bare trees. Slick road conditions from the refreezing of the recent melt gave rise to this morning's two-hour school delay. (Photo by Matt Minde)The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided this morning to close village schools for Monday, Jan. 24, due to slick road conditions.

  •   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.”

Economy (archives)

  •   MillWorks seeks zoning change

    An industrial park in the village is requesting a zoning change to allow for a mix of uses, according to its new owners this week.

  •   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.

  •   Cresco readies first harvest for dispensaries

    Last week, Dennis Plamondon, director of cultivation at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, stood before some of the first crop of cannabis harvested a few days before Christmas. The plants will dry before they are “deboned,” packaged and sold as flowers to dispensaries around the state. Medical marijuana has yet to hit the shelves as several aspects of Ohio’s program are not yet fully operational. (Photo by Gary McBride)The inaugural harvest of close to 400 cannabis plants was completed a few days before Christmas at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, and its medical marijuana products will soon be available to dispensaries around the state.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Village schools closed Thursday, Jan. 31

    Subzero temperatures and fine dry snow blew across fields Wednesday morning, Jan. 30. The weather caused schools and businesses to close. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Village schools, the Antioch School, the Community Children's Center and Friends Preschool will all be closed on Thursday, Jan. 30, due to continuing extreme low temperatures. 

  •   Stay warm with cold weather tips

    With the coming onslaught of brutally cold temperatures courtesy of the winter expansion of the polar vortex, as well as general cold snaps, village residents should prepare to keep themselves alert and safe when weather is frigid.

  •   Food justice the focus of Dayton food & farming conference

    Food justice is the focus of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 40th annual conference, Feb. 14–16 at the Dayton Convention Center.

Government (archives)

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Rowen Newsome

    Rowen Richard Bradley Newsome, age 7 months, of Xenia, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was born June 28, 2018, in Centerville, and was the son of Ryan and Alexis Newsome.

  •   Linda L. (Duncan) Sheets

    Linda L. (Duncan) Sheets

  •   Carolina Carpenter

    Carolina Carpenter

Higher Education (archives)

  •   WYSO to separate from Antioch

    Local radio station 91.3 FM-WYSO will no longer be owned by Antioch College but instead will become an independent nonprofit, according to college and station leaders this week.

  •   Antioch College steps up diversity, inclusion

    The reality of a relatively robust percentage of students from diverse backgrounds living together on a small campus can make for a uniquely challenging college experience, according to Antioch leaders. And those leaders, including faculty, staff and students, are aiming to help students address those challenges.

  •   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.