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"Possible exposure" to COVID-19 by someone in his "inner circle" has led comedian and Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle to bring an earlier than anticipated end to his summer-long series of shows at a rural property just north of the village. (‘8:46’ Screenshot, Youtube)

Chappelle’s final ‘Summer Camp’ shows canceled

Possible exposure” to COVID-19 by someone in his “inner circle” has led comedian and Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle to bring an earlier than anticipated end to his summer-long series of shows at a rural property just north of the village.

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COVID-19 update— Cases moderating, for now

After a spike in June, and a larger spike in July, COVID-19 cases are moderating in Greene County. Yet with the county at level 2 on Ohio’s public health advisory system, cases are still increasing here at a higher rate than two months ago.

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Exactly two weeks to the day after the Village of Yellow Springs mandated face masks in downtown Yellow Springs to slow the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced masks would be required in public across the whole state.

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The trend holds true for Greene County, which saw its per capita case rate more than double over the last month, even as the county remains relatively better off than the rest of the state and country. As of July 6, there were 99 active COVID-19 cases in Greene County, up from 58 on June 18.

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    On Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, the Little Art Theatre's marquee displayed a note of gratitude after closing again following its Monday night screening. The Little Art's board of directors made the decision after low attendance over the last eight weekends of the theater's operation, and plan to reopen the theater again some time in 2021.After reopening for eight weeks, the Little Art Theatre has closed again due to low attendance, with a goal to reopen sometime in 2021.

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