A grand jury has indicted area resident Zyrian Atha-Arnett, 26, on two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault in the stabbing death earlier this year of Yellow Springs resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced the indictments at a press conference Friday afternoon, Nov. 15, at the county courthouse in Xenia.Click here to read more >>
Using data obtained from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the News created this map showing where most vehicle accidents occur in and around the village.[More]
The annual Holiday Art Jumble, sponsored by the YS Arts Council, will return to the village Nov. 16–Dec. 29. The sale, which is a fundraiser for the YS Arts Council, features donated items with “fascinating, lovable, crafty or arty” qualities, including handmade crafts.[More]
A 26-year-old Greene County resident with family ties to Yellow Springs and who attended Yellow Springs Schools was arrested Friday, Nov. 8, on charges of murder and felonious assault in connection with the death of local resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark earlier this year.[More]
Film explores ‘moral injury’ vets face
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, or NAMI CGM, will be screening “Almost Sunrise,” a film that explores the effects of mental illness and moral injury on veterans, on Saturday, Nov. 9. The free screening will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre.
Mark Twain Prize— Stars fete Chappelle at gala
Called the “voice of his generation” by fellow comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, longtime Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
New works from a local writer
This summer, Barbara Fleming released not just one, but two titles: the fourth book in her Matthew Alexander detective series, and a play that grew out of that fourth book and relates closely to its plot.
Village Schools (archives)
Yellow Springs Board of Education Meeting
Yellow Springs Board of Education Agenda
Yellow Springs Schools— Expenses outpace revenues
Yellow Springs Schools will be able to continue to balance its budget through fiscal year 2023, but the following year’s solvency is uncertain, Interim Treasurer Tammy Emrick has concluded in compiling the district’s latest five-year forecast.
Fourth year of taking students ‘Into the Wild’
All 65 members of the seventh-grade class at McKinney Middle School participated last month in the three-day, 53-mile, camping-biking experience known as Into the Wild.
YS grad launches new business— Caring for lawns and nature
Yellow Springs Lawn Care offers a range of services, including gutter cleaning, leaf mulching, leaf removal, aeration, fertilizing and more.
Pharmacy concerns— Delays in drug orders cited
Two recent key resignations at the downtown pharmacy have brought to light concerns about the drug store’s ability to fill the prescriptions of its customers.
Ha Ha Pizza up for sale— What price a slice?
Ha Ha Pizza is up for sale. Villager B.J. Walters, who’s owned the popular pizzeria since 2005, is looking to pass the business onto another owner.
Village Life (archives)
Vernay cleanup plan— EPA listens to local concerns
The EPA came to share the status of the environmental cleanup at Vernay Laboratories’ former rubber manufacturing plant on Dayton Street and to hear from citizens on the proposed remedy. The culmination of a two-decade long process, in June Vernay submitted its latest proposal to clean up contamination associated with its operations. The EPA is in the process of reviewing the plan and is interested in hearing from the public as it does, according to the site’s Technical Project Manager, Renee Wawczak, at the meeting.
Beggar’s Night bonfires canceled due to high winds
The Village of Yellow Springs had canceled Beggar's Night bonfires due to concerns over high winds.
Village Council — Traffic test underway
With barricades, cones, signs and new parking stripes in place, the Village of Yellow Springs began a three-week traffic change on Monday. During the experiment, the Village will test a new traffic pattern around Mills Lawn Elementary School, with South Walnut Street now one way from Short Street to Limestone Street, Short Street one way westbound and no left turns allowed from South Walnut onto Limestone.
Charter change narrowly fails
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Yellow Springs voters narrowly rejected a measure to make several amendments to the Village Charter, according to unofficial final results from the Greene County Board of Elections.
Kreeger, MacQueen in; third seat unresolved
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, local voters returned Lisa Kreeger and Marianne MacQueen to Village Council, according to unofficial final results from the Greene County Board of Elections.
Tax hike for new jail?
Should a 0.25% increase in county sales tax be put on the ballot to fund the construction of a new jail for Greene County? County residents will have a chance to weigh in on the issue at two upcoming public hearings. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Both hearings will take place in the Greene County Commissioners’ meeting chambers at 35 Greene St. in Xenia.
David “Peach Fuzz” Sebree
David “Peach Fuzz” Sebree, of Yellow Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at his home. He was 71.
Theodosia ‘Teddy’ Westlake
Teddy died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Kendal of Granville, surrounded by loving and devoted family, friends and caregivers.
Margaret ‘Peggy’ Champney
Margaret Louise Palmer Champney, beloved resident of Yellow Springs for nearly 70 years, took her last, peaceful breath on Nov. 5, 2019.
Higher Education (archives)
A new vision for Antioch Hall
If all goes as planned, Antioch Hall will have heat by the end of the year. The return of warmth to the iconic structure at Antioch’s heart, commonly known as Main Building, is the result of a unique collaboration between the college and village.
Clubs get students abuzz at Antioch
Antioch has a centuries-long history of student-run endeavors, and with the first quarter of 2019 underway, more and more Independent Groups have begun popping up.
Lamb protesters deliver petition to Antioch College
A group campaigning to save the nine lambs that are part of Antioch College's farm-to-table program delivered a petition to President Tom Manley without incident this afternoon, Oct. 25.