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As of April 27, the Mills Park Hotel has new owners: hotel employee Ryan Aubin and his husband, Alex Price. The couple purchased the hotel from its only prior owners, the Hammond family, for nearly $4.5 million. (Submitted photo by Liz Comer, LizCo Photography)

Meet the new owners of the Mills Park Hotel

Mills Park employee Ryan Aubin and his husband, Alex Price, purchased the business and 1.6-acre property on April 27 for nearly $4.5 million from the Yellow Springs-based Hammond family. Jim Hammond, his wife, Libby, and daughter, Katie, have owned and operated the hotel since the family opened its doors in 2016.

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  •   Emergent Verse | The quiet work of the heart

    Banner for column "Emergent Verse" by Ed Davis"With 'Concert for my Mother,' Larry Hussman transitions from writing primarily nature poetry into the realm of confessional verse. The result is a deeply affecting and well-crafted narrative poem."

  •   ‘Shrek: The Musical’ to debut

    This week, the young thespians of YS High School and McKinney Middle School were in the last galvanic days before that transformation as they prepared to perform “Shrek: The Musical.” The production will be staged Friday–Sunday, May 6–8, in the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University.

  •   A violin unlike any other

    Amanda Ewing is working to produce a violin for Anne Harris — the first such instrument produced by a Black woman luthier for a Black woman fiddle player in recorded history.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   YSHS students inducted into Honor Society

    On Monday, May 2, 12 YS High School students were inducted as new members of the Yellow Springs chapter of the National Honor Society.

  •   YS Schools Facilities Committee begins

    At its first meeting on Thursday, April 7, the YS Schools Facilities Committee, recently formed by the school board, focused on clarifying its purpose and dividing tasks between its members to work toward that purpose.

  •   HB 126 could impact school tax revenue

    A bill passed earlier this month by both the Ohio House and Senate is on track to impact the ways school districts are able to collect tax revenues — including in Yellow Springs.

Economy (archives)

  •   A community vision by Yellow Springs Development Corporation

    The group’s recently elected president, Corrie Van Ausdal, suggested that the nonprofit widen, rather than narrow, its lens, with the goal of creating a shared community vision.

  •   The Veganry joins local food scene

    The Veganry, the newest addition to Yellow Springs' smorgasbord of restaurants, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 30. The limited menu will appeal to vegans and nonvegans alike.

  •   Big gains at Posterior Chain gym

    Owner and operator of the aptly named Posterior Chain, LLC, Truitt recently moved his personal training operation into a new space: a multi-room suite in a former Bushworks building on Cliff Street.

Village Life (archives)

  •   COVID Update | May 12, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Ohio and Greene County last week, according to the latest data released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, May 5.

  •   ‘Returned’ join World House Choir

    Guy Banks, left, whose stage name is “Tronee Threat,” is pictured with World House Choir Director Catherine Roma. The two were in rehearsals for the concert “Solidarity Dividend: Art in Action,” which will be presented Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. (Photo by Cheryl Durgans)Twelve “returned,” or formerly incarcerated, artists, including rap performers and visual artists from several area prisons, will join the World House Choir to present “Solidarity Dividend: Art in Action,” Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., in the Foundry Theater on the campus of Antioch College.

  •   New leaders for Perry League T-ball

    T-ball lovers of all ages — but particularly those ages 2–9 — have reason to celebrate: A new slate of volunteers have stepped up to the plate to lead Perry League, the village’s beloved, 52-year-old T-ball program.

Government (archives)

  •   Gavin DeVore fills open Village Council seat

    DeVore Leonard has a background as a community organizer, working for organizations such as Columbus-based One Ohio Now, and the Center for Progressive Leadership, which is based in Cincinnati.

  •   Extended Coverage | More Chappelle shows at Wirrig Pavilion OK’d

    Another summer of outdoor shows presented by Dave Chappelle at the Wirrig family pavilion got the green light Thursday evening, April 28, when the Miami Township Board of Zoning Appeals, or BZA, voted to approve a temporary conditional use request by property owner Steve Wirrig.

  •   2022 Ohio Primary results

    Of the 118,083 registered voters in Greene County, only 29,706 county residents cast their votes — just 25% of eligible voters. A total of 22,014 Republicans voted, 6,957 Democrats and 735 non-partisans.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Pat Murphy

    A celebration of life for Pat Murphy will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Glen Helen Building. All are welcome.

  •   Margaret Isadora Walrath

    Margaret Isadora Walrath was born April 1909 in Jefferson County, N.Y., to Mabel and George Walrath.

  •   James P. Walsh Jr.

    James P. Walsh Jr., of Yellow Springs, passed away at the age of 91 on April 28, 2022, after a month-long illness.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   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.

  •   Antioch Wellness Center now open to the public

    After nearly two years of being closed, the Antioch Wellness Center has reopened its doors to the public. Their daily hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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