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Members of YS High School’s new ESports team play “Rocket League” — a video game described as “soccer, but with rocket-powered cars” — against Miamisburg High School. Nearing the end of its first season in the district, the ESports program has attracted two dozen students and is on track to expand. (Photo by Lauren “Chuck” Shows)

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.

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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.

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  •   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

    My Name is Iden"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.”

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  •   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

    Brown water continues to show up in areas around the village.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.

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  •   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.

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  •   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.

Sports (archives)

  •   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.

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