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In closed sessions over the last few months , the YSDC considered counter-offers to purchase Miami Township's soon-to-be-vacated fire station on Corry Street, to resell for economic development. The two parties have yet to agree to the terms of a sale. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

Yellow Springs Development Corporation talks collaboration

The Yellow Springs Development Corporation, or YSDC, heard a presentation from a potential community partner; established a temporary, forgivable, business loan fund; and spent time in two executive sessions discussing separate real estate matters at its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 5, conducted through the Zoom video conferencing site.

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Pomp and unusual circumstance

The Class of 2020 graduated like no other before it, with a community parade and outdoor ceremony at Antioch University Midwest.

Varied views on mask rules

Whether visitors and villagers are following those directives — and should be made to — has become a matter of local contention in recent weeks.

Antioch School‘s online learning curve

Communities of all sizes and natures have had to redefine what it means to be together in the long weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to remain physically distant. The Antioch School community is no different in this regard, and has worked together — from a distance — to maintain the closeness at its core.

Pool to open on June 5

The Gaunt Park Pool will be reopening this year, with some changes.

Shutdown sparks surprises

As the most strict shutdown phase has begun loosening for many Ohioans, the News asked a half dozen villagers this question: is there anything you’re learning during this period that is meaningful, or surprising?

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Caution advised as stay-at-home restrictions lifted in Ohio

Ohio’s stay-at-home restrictions have been lifted, but Ohioans are asked to exercise “personal responsibility and accountability to others” to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Ohio reopens restaurants, bars

Last Thursday, Ohio restaurants and bars got the go-ahead from Gov. Mike DeWine to resume outdoor dining on Friday, May 15. Indoor dining is permitted to restart the following week, on Thursday, May 21.

Child care centers allowed to reopen on May 31

Child care centers, day camps, campgrounds, gyms and fitness centers, pools and certain sports leagues were among the upcoming reopenings announced on May 14.

Restaurants, bars and some personal care services to reopen

Restaurants, bars and some personal care services will reopen soon, DeWine announced on May 7. Meanwhile, the state lags its testing capacity plan and controversy over face masks and executive health powers is intensifying.

Ohio’s new ‘stay safe’ order

Ohio’s stay-at-home order expired on May 1. That morning, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new order, called Stay Safe Ohio, to replace the previous directive that Ohioans shelter in place in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Lights! Costumes! Conference call!— Playwright debuts play virtually

    Yellow Springs-based playwright and actor Robb Willoughby will debut his play “Look into My Eyes” by way of virtual broadcast Saturday, May 16, through Wednesday, May 20.

  •   First Lines — Staggered

    This month, this strange month, this unforgettable month, has been in some ways so sweet. This sweet world is as much the world as the frightening one is. April's poetry column, written from lockdown, with a poem by column editor Audrey Hackett.

  •   Amid pandemic, art is a gift

    The News recently spoke with several local artists about how they were adapting and responding to life amid the pandemic.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Yellow Springs Board of Education Meeting

    Yellow Springs Board of Education Special Meeting

  •   Antioch School‘s online learning curve

    Communities of all sizes and natures have had to redefine what it means to be together in the long weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to remain physically distant. The Antioch School community is no different in this regard, and has worked together — from a distance — to maintain the closeness at its core.

  •   New Mills Lawn principal named

    Yellow Springs Schools has tapped an elementary school principal with Cleveland public schools as the new principal at Mills Lawn Elementary.

Economy (archives)

  •   What’s the future of downtown?

    Even with the tentative openings, business-as-usual seems far off. Closed since at least mid-March, many local merchants remain worried about the health of their businesses.

  •   Reopening restaurants: An interview with Dan Young

    Local restaurateur Dan Young, of Young’s Jersey Dairy, who was tapped to help draft the new health and safety guidelines for restaurants, spoke with the News last week.

  •   Ohio reopens restaurants, bars

    Last Thursday, Ohio restaurants and bars got the go-ahead from Gov. Mike DeWine to resume outdoor dining on Friday, May 15. Indoor dining is permitted to restart the following week, on Thursday, May 21.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Varied views on mask rules

    Whether visitors and villagers are following those directives — and should be made to — has become a matter of local contention in recent weeks.

  •   Pool to open on June 5

    Several hundred villagers and out-of-towners converged on the Gaunt Park pool on Monday, a sweltering hot Memorial Day. The pool was recently upgraded with $80,000 worth of repairs, according to Village Public Works Director Johnnie Burns. The Yellow Springs pool is now the only operating municipal swimming pool in Greene County. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)The Gaunt Park Pool will be reopening this year, with some changes.

  •   Permanent closure for Glen?

    Birch Creek cascades, five dry days later. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Sharen Neuhardt of the Antioch College Board of Trustees said this week that the college has no plans to reopen the 1,000-acre nature preserve it has owned since 1929.

Government (archives)

  •   Election results now final

    The Greene County Board of Elections certified election results on May 19 from the extended March 17 primary election. With all valid votes now counted, the certified results are in line with the earlier uncertified results, announced April 28.

  •   Yellow Springs police respond to drowning in the Glen

    According to Yellow Springs Police, at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, an officer responded to a call about an unresponsive male at the cascades at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

  •   YSDC accepts loan funds, eyes township property

    The new local economic development group accepted $35,000 from the Village to seed a revolving loan fund. It discussed an ongoing effort to look at siting a K-12 school facility on the Antioch College campus. And, in a closed session, it considered a counter-offer to purchase a Township property, the soon-to-be-vacated fire station on Corry Street, to resell for economic development.

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