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ESports program debuts at Yellow Springs High School
There’s a new sports team at Yellow Springs High School — but you won’t find its members on a court, field or pitch. Several days a week, the ESports team is in the media center, competing against other schools in their league via computer.Click here to read more >>
Emergent Verse | A poetry workshop
“Poet and Yellow Springs resident Maggie Dean has kindly let me use her wonderful poem “Mental Math” to demonstrate some aspects of poetic craft I’ve learned over the years.”[More]
Yellow Springs business owners denounce plastic ban
The message from a number of local business owners at a recent town hall was clear: The proposed legislation to restrict commercial single-use plastics is too hasty.[More]
Village Council considers gas aggregate program
At their most recent meeting on Monday, March 6, Village Council members heard a presentation from Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council, or SOPEC, about its gas aggregation program.[More]
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Yellow Springs Schools to debut ‘Mamma Mia!’
McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School will present “Mamma Mia!,” the jukebox musical based on the songs of Abba, at the John Legend Theater in Springfield on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11, at 2 and 7 p.m.
‘Miller Knew’ | Geisel pens ‘Appalachian noir’ novel
Villager Scott Geisel’s newest book, “Miller Knew,” published at the end of 2022, takes a turn outside of the village, however, heading due east into the hills of Appalachian Virginia.
Movie Review | Of whales and love’s conditions
Darren Aronofsky’s 2022 film, “The Whale,” is an exercise in discomfort. Audiences are spurred to shift in their seats as they watch the protagonist of undeniable size — played by the almost universally beloved Brendan Fraser — struggle to help himself time and again.
Village Schools (archives)
School facilities listening and board work session now community meeting
YS Schools announced Monday, March 13, that the listening session/board work session scheduled for Thursday, March 16, has been canceled. In its stead, a community meeting about school facilities.
“Mamma Mia” musical performances postponed due to illness
According to a notification sent out by Yellow Springs Schools, all performances of the YSHS/McKinney musical, "Mamma Mia," have been rescheduled due to cast and crew illness.
Community opines on facilities options
The second listening session was held on Feb. 21 to gather feedback and suggestions from community members on the future of the school district’s infrastructure as the board works to place a facilities levy on this November’s ballot.
New cannabis store opens in downtown Yellow Springs
After years of learning about CBD, its medicinal effects and the business side of the industry, Shane Ayrsman and his wife Sarah DeVore recently opened Tweedle D’s on Xenia Avenue, in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs.
Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce ramps up 2023 activities
Looking ahead to the coming months, the Chamber of Commerce has a jam-packed calendar.
Planning Commission | Residential zoning changes proposed
At their most recent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, the members of YS Planning Commission voted to initiate the process of amending some text of the Village Zoning Code.
Village Life (archives)
Yellow Springs nonprofit Agraria announces furloughs, hiatus
Yellow Springs nonprofit and educational farm Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice has announced a hiatus of its operations and programs effective Thursday, Feb. 16., and all employees — about 30 — have been put on a three-month furlough.
My Name Is Iden | How to say I love you
"Love is the center point from which we chart all other human emotion. We owe it to each other, and to ourselves, to recapture and appreciate anew the great gift it is to be able to give and receive love."
Building Community | Sharing a lifetime of soaring
During a recent interview with the News, village residents and co-founders of The Jael Group, or TJG, Steven and Jalyn Roe, often mentioned a spiritual concept related to “the way”: an opening, path, direction, even a process that at times means finding “a way out of no way.”
Police chief introduces therapy dog
At the regular Council meeting on Monday, March 6, a new Village staffer was sworn in: two-year old Shazam, the front-running candidate for the Village’s new therapy dog program.
Village Council weighs income tax changes
At their regular meeting on Monday, March 6, Village Council members weighed the impacts of a proposed ordinance that would lower by half the amount of income tax credit granted to individuals who work beyond Yellow Springs and pay taxes in other municipalities, from 100% to 50%.
East Palestine train derailment | Village water safe, experts say
In the five weeks since a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, concerns about water and air safety have come home to Yellow Springs.
Mary Kathryn Baehl
Mary Kathryn “Mary Kay” Baehl, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, in her home.
Robert A. Darrow
On March 6, Robert A. Darrow, “Bob,” died peacefully at home under Ohio‘s Hospice care.
Joyce E. McCurdy
Joyce Elaine (Allen) McCurdy, age 81, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Higher Education (archives)
Layoffs, restructuring at Antioch College
Antioch College President Jane Fernandes publicly announced in a Feb. 21 statement that the college had eliminated nine staff and faculty positions and has plans to “restructure” an additional eight positions with title changes and salary reductions.
Anchoring the Coretta Scott King Center in Black history
This month, the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom, or CSKC, will host programming in honor of Black History Month, including the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture on Feb. 24, 6–8:30 p.m.
Antioch College | Students demand sexual misconduct policy updates
Over the last several weeks, Antioch College students have called for updates of the Sexual Offense Prevention Policy in response to the college administration’s handling of an investigation that revealed a sexual encounter had occurred between an Antioch professor and student last summer.
Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Feb. 9, 2023
The Bulldogs faced off against the Emmanuel Christian Lions on Thursday, Feb. 2, ultimately bringing home a win for the boys team and a loss for the girls team at Northridge Lanes in Springfield.
Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Feb. 2, 2023
The Yellow Springs High School boys bowling team brought home another win on Monday, Jan. 24, narrowly defeating Southeastern, 2,486 pins to 2,468 across two regular games and a Baker game.
Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Jan. 26, 2023
The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team added two wins and a loss to their season, with victories against East Dayton Christian on Monday, Jan. 9, and Jefferson High School on Tuesday, Jan. 10; and a defeat after facing off against Dayton Christian on Friday, Jan. 13.