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The 27 members of the NIA Men’s Chorus performed selections from the musical “Les Misérables” on Saturday, June 8, before an audience of invited guests at Chillicothe Correctional Institution. The chorus was formed and is directed by Catherine Roma, who has worked in several Ohio correctional institutions for 30 years, helping incarcerated people lift their voices in song. (Photo by Matt Batchelor)

Incarcerated chorus sings out in ‘Les Mis Inside’

Under the direction of local resident Catherine Roma, the NIA Men’s Chorus at Chillicothe Correctional Institution performed “Les Mis Inside,” a pared-down version of the popular musical with choral arrangements.

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  • Village Council continues low-income housing talks

    As previously reported in the News, YS Home, Inc. has been petitioning for municipal support for the organization’s pursuit of millions of dollars in housing tax credits that could help finance the creation of a 50-unit housing development that would target low-income families.

  • Antioch College Reunion kicks off

    The campus of Antioch College will soon be buzzing with over 100 alumni from across the country at the 2024 Antioch Reunion, Thursday–Sunday, June 27–30. The celebration will be filled with an array of events for alumni, including campus tours, panels, community meals and dances.

  • Pounding pavement— Villagers improve Yellow Springs sidewalks

    Mitzie Miller’s mission has been to make Yellow Springs sidewalks cleaner and more accessible for residents and visitors of all abilities.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Chris Glaser’s artistic realms

    “Sometimes the art encompasses putting your heart out there for other people to connect with.”

  •   ‘Simple Steps’ at the YS Arts Council

    “Simple Steps,” an exhibition currently on display at the YS Arts Council, aims to attune those who view its pieces to what can be experienced by the senses — and beyond.

  •   The 2024-25 Guide to Yellow Springs

    We imagine community as a kind of Venn diagram — people as circles that cross and touch and overlap, as lives must do, all contained within the larger circle of the village we call home.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   School board approves substitute levy

    The substitute levy, if passed at the polls Nov. 5, would not constitute new revenue from local voters, but would combine and continue for 10 years annual revenue of $1,975,000 already collected by two emergency levies passed in 2015 and 2017, which are set to expire in 2025.

  •   Request to censure school board member fails

    At a special meeting of the YS school board Tuesday, May 21, a request to censure a member of the board that was originally put forth in February was not approved, as one member abstained from voting and the vote count was 2–2.

  •   Yellow Springs Graduation 2024

    Thursday, May 23 was a big day for Yellow Springs students — it was the last day of school for the "fearless thinkers" of Mills Lawn Elementary and McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High schools. 

Economy (archives)

  •   Aerolieff Aviation takes flight over Yellow Springs

    One of just a handful of flight-training companies in the Dayton regional area, and headquartered five miles north of Yellow Springs, Aerolieff offers instruction for wannabe pilots with aspirations of all kinds: private flying, commercial careers, military ambitions and more.

  •   New in Yellow Springs — In Salon’s downtown ‘dos

    In Salon — short for the business’ tagline, “Inclusivity, Independence and Inspiration” — is now located at 120 Dayton St. and, in addition to offering salon services, will also feature a small boutique.

  •   St. Mary Development Corp. exits low-income housing talks

    St. Mary Development Corporation has “decided to end discussions” regarding the pursuit of a tax credit application that could have financed a 50-unit, low-income housing development.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   Gail Sparks Bauman

    Gail Sparks Bauman passed away peacefully on June 15, 2024, at the age of 95.

  •   Dorothy Francis Mundy-Allen

    Dorothy Francis Mundy-Allen, 100, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed away June 3, 2024, in her home. She was born March 21, 1924, in Valleyview, Kentucky, a daughter of Allie L. and Nora E. (Taylor) Mundy.

  •   Michael Day Malone

    Michael Day Malone died unexpectedly yet peacefully in his sleep at the family's mountain home 12 days before he was to undergo heart surgery for the second time. He was 70. 

  •   Elaina’ Marie Walker

    Elaina’ Marie Walker passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was 63.

  •   Davin Kerry Bush

    With heavy hearts, we are extremely saddened to announce the death of Davin Kerry Bush, son, brother, and friend of Yellow Springs Ohio.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch College earns work college title

    Antioch College Main Building.Antioch College officials announced earlier this spring that the college had been accepted into the formal federal designation of Federal Work Colleges, marking a historic milestone for both the institution and the state of Ohio.

  •   The Antioch Review and Writers’ Workshop to be revived

    After a four-year hiatus, the Antioch Review — the college’s independent literary magazine founded in 1941 —  is set to emerge from its publishing pause, now with a new editorial vision and business model that includes the simultaneous revival of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.

  •   Folk duo closes inaugural season at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater

    The Foundry Theater at Antioch College will hold the final performance of its inaugural programming season Friday, May 17, 7–9 p.m., with Kristin Andreassen and Chris “Critter” Eldridge taking the stage.

Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 17, 2024

    "The YSHS Track Teams hosted the annual Metro Buckeye Conference track meet this past Saturday, May 11. The girls team finished in third place, while the boys squad ended up in sixth place."

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 10, 2024

    "After enduring a 30-minute rain delay, the YSHS boys and girls track teams performed with energy and vigor in front of a large home crowd at the annual Bulldog Invitational on Friday, May 3."

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 24, 2024

    "We are on the right path with Yellow Springs baseball and can’t wait to get back to the grind as we continue to develop our players for future success,” said Coach Mitch Clark of the team's spring season.

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