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“Whereas native species are always better than non-native species in fueling food webs, not all native plants are equal. Keystone native species are superior because they support many more wildlife species.”

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  • The view of Fall Street Fair 2018 from the porch at the Mills Park Hotel in early afternoon. (Photo by Olivia Hasek)

    Street Fair to return this fall

    After a two-year absence, Yellow Springs Street Fair is officially set to return this fall, on Saturday, Oct. 8.This will be the first Street Fair since fall 2019. The last five scheduled dates of the semiannual fair were canceled due to significant transmission rates of COVID-19 in the region and state.

  • Village to treat Ellis Pond for algae

    After several attempts at environmentally friendly mitigation techniques, the Village plans to treat the pond with herbicide to kill the algae.

  • Antioch College 2022 Commencement — A call for radical equality

    Emmett Schelling, executive director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas, or TENT, will address 30 graduating Antioch College students at commencement on campus Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. — the first on campus commencement in two years. He says he will be honest in acknowledging the urgent conditions facing the class of 2022 upon their post-graduation entry into the professional world.

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Village Schools (archives)

  •   Facilities Committee wavers on MPA

    An MPA would assess certain aspects of the school facilities’ needs and make recommendations to the Facilities Committee and the district on necessary long-term maintenance.

  •   District looks to hire student advocate

    The YS Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday, May 31, in order to approve some time-sensitive actions, including the job description for a new student advocate to be hired for the district. The position as described was unanimously approved by the four board members who voted.

  •   Haller to retire from YS schools after 30 years

    After three decades of work in the YS Schools, high school intervention specialist Donna Haller is retiring.

Economy (archives)

  •   Dave Chappelle buys Oberer land

    Yellow Springs resident and comedian Dave Chappelle has purchased at least some portion of the 52-acre land previously owned by Miamisburg-based Oberer Land Developers.

  •   New business | Salsa’s Tingz for Black hair

    Yellow Springs resident and natural hair stylist Kafisalah Salahuddin fills a special niche in the community for African American residents — providing natural hair care services and products through her company, Salsa’s Tingz.

  •   Nails, naturally, at Namaste

    Kara Edwards, owner of Namaste Nails, offers an assortment of nail colors including the popular, “Earth Day” blue. Edwards recently opened her nail studio at 100 Corry St. for weekend appointments.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Perry League T-ball | All smiles on the diamond

    It was a perfect and beautiful evening for opening day at T-ball. Those present, including approximately 60 players and an equal or greater number of spectators, enjoyed an hour and a half of chaos and fun.

  •   Walk to honor Juneteenth, Black history

    In its second year as both an official Village and a federal holiday, Juneteenth will be celebrated in Yellow Springs on Sunday, June 19, beginning with a 10-mile walk from Wilberforce to the village and culminating in a celebration at the Bryan Center.

  •   Feminist Health Fund receives large donation

    Last week, members of the nonprofit Feminist Health Fund met with members of the giving group 100 Women Making a Difference in Greene County, to accept a large donation of $12,600.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Manager Salmerón receives 5-year contract

    At its Monday, June 6 meeting, Village Council unanimously approved a five-year contract for Village Manager Josué Salmerón.

  •   Miami Township to pursue MTFR levy

    Casey Brewer, who first came to Miami Township Fire-Rescue in 2013 as a member of the Explorer Post for teens, took this photo at a recent training event and shared it on the MTFR Facebook page. Brewer, 19, recently received EMT certification, Chief Colin Altman reported at the Miami Township Trustees’ most recent meeting Monday, July 1. (Submitted photo by Casey Brewer)At the Miami Township Trustees’ regular meeting on Monday, June 6, Trustee Chair Chris Mucher said the financial needs of the township’s fire department and emergency medical services have risen significantly in recent years.

  •   Emergency cooling shelters established

    National Weather Service heat index chart.The John Bryan Community Center has been designated as a 24-hour emergency cooling center; Greene County Public Libraries are also designated as cooling centers during hours of operation.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Mark Crockett

    Join family and friends to celebrate Mark’s life on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at John Bryan State Park’s Day Lodge, 2–5 p.m.

  •   William Scott

    The family of the late William “Bill” C. Scott Sr. will celebrate his life at a memorial service on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

  •   Michael Hamilton

    Michael “Mikki” G. Hamilton was involved in a single vehicle accident on May 26.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Coretta Scott King luncheon lifts up

    Community organizing, healing and relationships were among the themes highlighted during the sixth annual Legacy Luncheon ceremony presented by the Coretta Scott King Center on Friday, April 29, at the Wellness Center on the Antioch College campus.

  •   Antioch College gets grant to demolish old student union

    Antioch College is slated to receive just over $100,000 from the State of Ohio to help fund the demolition of its original student union building.

  •   Antioch exhibition honors Black experience

    In “Black History: A Work in Progress,” a new exhibition on view through March 28, gallery visitors are invited to serve as witnesses and in turn celebrate the contributions and “constant influence” of Black lives in the United States as well as this specific area of the country.

Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | June 2, 2022

    Senior DeAndre Cowen earned two medals and qualified for the Division III state meet with a third -place regional finish in the high jump (6’0).

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 26, 2022

    The Bulldogs drew a strong Franklin Monroe team in first-round play of the postseason sectional tournament. The game was played on Monday, May 16, at Franklin Monroe High School in Arcanum.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 19, 2022

    In match ups against Middletown Christian, Dayton Christian and Legacy Christian, the YSHS softball team won all six games, putting them first in the conference with a perfect 6–0 record in league play.

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