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Local playwright Kane Stratton is debuting an eight-minute film vignette drawn from a longer script that explores the life of a Black man named Caesar, a “maroon” among the Shawnee people of southwestern Ohio in the 1770s and beyond.Click here to read more >>
On the cold snowy evening of Dec. 1, Village leaders and a handful of onlookers gathered in the usual area to light the village holiday tree with strands of colorful lights.[More]
Administrators’ recent focus on pandemic-related school closures, and the accompanying transition to online instruction, drastically slowed the facilities conversation, but didn’t sideline it completely.[More]
In last week’s “News from the Past” column, contributing writer Don Hollister did another dive into the YS News archives and compiled some of the more compelling headlines that occurred in past Novembers.[More]
Bookplate Ink— The village’s history in bookplates
Printed bookplates — also referred to as “ex libris,” after the Latin for “from the library of,” which often precedes the name of a book’s owner on a bookplate — are nearly as old as Gütenberg’s printing press itself.
More local Chappelle shows OK’d
The series of ticketed shows, which began in early June and ran for four months — as allowed by a temporary use permit for the agriculturally zoned property — may now continue through Aug. 5, 2021.
Mural to honor Virginia Hamilton
Local artist Pierre Nagley recently started painting a new mural honoring the life and works of famed local author Virginia Hamilton. The mural, located on the wall of the Yellow Springs News building, is being spearheaded by Help Us Make a Nation, or H.U.M.A.N., a recently revived local human rights organization founded here in the ’70s.
Village Schools (archives)
Countering racism in Yellow Springs schools
In the News’ ongoing “Facing Race” series, we turn this week to the local school district for a look at how the schools are reckoning with race and implementing new efforts, alongside continuing initiatives, to counter racism’s presence and effects.
Yellow Springs Board of Education • Regular Meeting
Yellow Springs Board of Education • Regular Meeting, Thursday, Nov.12, 2020, 7 p.m.
Yellow Springs Schools— Online instruction set to continue
Instruction for the 700-some students enrolled in Yellow Springs Schools will remain online for at least another quarter.
H&H Studios is here for hair and body
Holihan and Quigley held the grand opening for their new hair salon and massage parlor, H&H Studios — so named for “Heidi” and “Holihan” — on Oct. 24.
2020 Yellow Springs Holiday Giving & Gifting Catalogue
2020 Yellow Springs Holiday Giving & Gifting Catalogue
Wintrow’s Chamber, village legacy— Making Yellow Springs a ‘destination’
After 13 years at the helm of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, Karen Wintrow will step down Friday, Oct. 23, ahead of a move to Greenwood Lake, N.Y., with her husband, Ted Donnell.
Village Life (archives)
Local COVID-19 response— Village steps up enforcement
As the third wave of the coronavirus rages through the state and county, the Village of Yellow Springs is cracking down on behaviors that could further spread COVID-19 in town.
Protest held outside Gov. DeWine home
On Friday, Nov. 20, nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside Gov. Mike DeWine’s home in Cedarville Township to protest his and the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19-related mandates, including the statewide mask order and the 10 p.m. curfew.
COVID-19 contact tracing— More cases, more contacts
The local health department’s contact tracing team now includes nine people, including employees from the Ohio Department of Health, part of the state’s scaled-up contact tracing workforce.
Planning Commission— New ‘do not plant’ list being considered
Proposed changes to the Village’s weeds ordinance are taking aim at dozens of “noxious weeds” and invasive plant species currently wreaking havoc in Ohio.
Village Council— Budget to ‘burn through’ reserves
There’s money to spend, but not for long. That was the message from Village of Yellow Springs officials, who plan to dip into reserves to cover $1 million in deficit spending next year.
Election ran smoothly in Yellow Springs
Emotions ran high, and a pandemic raged on, but a historic election unfolded without incident in Yellow Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Robert Paul Gabrielsky
Robert Paul Gabrielsky, known to all as Gabe, died in his adoptive home of Los Angeles, Nov. 19 of 2020.
Mae Wagstaff Dorsey-Brown went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 2020, at her home in Yellow Springs.
Virginia Slone, of Yellow Springs, passed away Nov. 16, 2020. She was 94.
Higher Education (archives)
Antioch College— Manley to leave in December
Antioch College President Tom Manley is leaving the presidency earlier than planned due to health issues. Manley will become “president emeritus” as of Dec. 1, he announced in an email to the college community on Friday, Oct. 30.
Tom Manley to step down from Antioch College presidency Dec. 1
Antioch College President Tom Manley will step down from the presidency on Dec. 1, ahead of a previously announced departure. Interim leadership of the college will be shared by three trustees.
Antioch University Midwest absorbed, building for sale
Antioch University Midwest, or AUM, has been largely eliminated as a separate campus in the Antioch University system, and the Yellow Springs building is once again for sale, after being taken on and off the market several times in recent years.