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During a work session of the Yellow Springs school board, conducted online Saturday morning, March 6, the district superintendent reported on the likely possibility of moving to a nearly full-time in-person instruction plan for all students in early April.Click here to read more >>
Greene County Public Health, or GCPH, recently announced that it has been alerted to the possibility of scam phone calls, texts and emails from people posing as public health officials.[More]
On Monday, March 1, Richlen opened Rosie’s Natural Foods at 142 Dayton St., having purchased Starflower Natural Foods from Marnie Neumann in early February.[More]
Members of the quasi-governmental economic development group spent the majority of their last regular meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 2, discussing the organization’s purposes and goals as well as expectations for the content of group discussions.[More]
Bognar, Reichert film— The 9to5 movement
“9to5” premiered nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens program on Feb. 1. It will air on Dayton’s ThinkTV16 on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m., and on ThinkTV14 on Friday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 p.m. Viewers can also stream “9to5: The Story of a Movement” through pbs.org for free this month.
Coming soon to a street near you— YSKP’s traveling puppet show
The Traveling Tabletop Theater, or TTT, is a mobile puppet theater complete with a stage, a sound system and even seating for a few dozen spectators, which will be touring the streets of Yellow Springs later this year.
‘small ohio town’— See filmmaker work-in-progress
Filmmaker Steve Bognar wasn’t initially intending to document the life of a small town when he set out — but for over 12 years, that’s just what he’s done as he’s continued to film the cycles of Yellow Springs life.
Village Schools (archives)
School facilities— Forum takes public pulse
Questions about costs, the future of the Mills Lawn school property and recommendations by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission dominated public comments last week during the first of three planned community forums to discuss the future of Yellow Springs’ public school buildings.
Schools facilities planning— District hones in on 4 options
The effort to develop a master plan for addressing identified building needs in Yellow Springs schools is moving along quickly, with four project scenarios emerging as the district’s leading options.
Mental health considered in students’ return
Local data shows that an increased number of young people are struggling, and mental health care providers report that the severity of struggle is more pronounced amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Villager, realtor buys Millworks
At 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, Allison Moody’s company closed on its purchase of the Millworks business center. By Tuesday morning, its muddy parking lot had a fresh coat of gravel.
New small business incubator— Coactive YS offer room to grow
The newly opened Coactive Yellow Springs, a collaborative working space, is the first small business incubator of its kind in the village.
Millworks update— EnviroFlight to leave after 2022
A sustainable feed company founded in Yellow Springs will likely depart the village for good two years from now. When that happens, Yellow Springs will lose 20 jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in utility payments and payroll taxes.
Village Life (archives)
Downtown George Floyd mural vandalized
The George Floyd mural in downtown Yellow Springs was discovered to be vandalized on Monday, March 1, around 11 a.m. White paint was apparently flung onto the mural, obscuring Floyd's face as it appeared on the wall in Kieth's Alley.
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.
Annual Gaunt event honors foundation, author
The third annual Wheeling Gaunt Community Service Award presentation event, sponsored by the Wheeling Gaunt Sculpture Project Committee and the YS Arts Council, was held virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Village Council— A plan for the ‘Little Park’
Beatty Hughes Park, located between Kieth’s Alley and Corry Street, may someday host live music concerts, outdoor movies, family picnics and art exhibits.
Village Council— New rules aimed at civility
Council members are now more limited in what they can say. According to Council President Brian Housh, the goal of the new measures is to improve civility and respect in discourse.
Miami Township Trustees Update — January 2021
The Miami Township Trustees meet the first and third Monday of each month beginning at 5 p.m. Meetings in January took place Monday, Jan. 4, and Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Yvonne Lynn Davenport
Yvonne Lynn Davenport passed away at her home in Yellow Springs on Feb. 4, 2021.
Edward ‘Ted’ Russell Leuba
Edward Russell Leuba passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2021, of natural causes, with his wife of 67 years, Millicent Chace Leuba, by his side.
Marilyn Elaine Thomas
After more than 84 years of enjoying a beautiful life, Marilyn Elaine Thomas passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.
Higher Education (archives)
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.
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.