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Mills Lawn students and staff and Mayor Pam Conine gave Police Chief Brian Carlson a round of applause — a Mills Lawn “clap out” of sorts — thanking him for his service. In a short ceremony Thursday, Oct. 14, students presented Carlson with a “thank you” plaque. (Photo by Jessica Thomas)

Mills Lawn students bid farewell to Chief Carlson

As Chief Brian Carlson drove toward Mills Lawn Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 14, students cheered and waved signs saying “thank you” and “goodbye.” Carlson, who has been with the Yellow Springs Police Department for 12 years — five of those as chief — is leaving the force in November.

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  • Village barking lot

    On Saturday, Oct. 16, a pack of pooches and their owners were having a doggone good time at the newly minted Yellow Springs Dog Park.

  • Candidates sound off at two forums

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 19 and 20, candidates for Miami Township trustee, school board, mayor and Village Council addressed community members in the Mills Lawn gym.

  • Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.

    COVID-19 Update — October 21, 2021

    A decline over the past several weeks in COVID-19 numbers for Ohio, Greene County and the 45387 ZIP code suggest that an anticipated mid-October peak may have been reached earlier than expected.

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  •   Homes sweet homes

    YS Home, Inc. held an open house event for its new Glen Cottages pocket neighborhood on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

  •   Open house for Glen Cottages

    In the face of unprecedented COVID-19 construction challenges and obstacles, Glen Cottages, an affordable housing development located at 1133 Xenia Ave., will soon be ready for move-in.

  •   Introducing: The Ohio Coffee Co.

    Coming soon to the village is Ohio Coffee Co., a coffee shop, espresso bar and bakery that caters to the whole family including members with four paws.

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  •   Pat Murphy

    Pat Murphy, of Yellow Springs, passed away at Soin Hospital on Oct. 1, 2021, from pneumonia. He was 82 years old. A full obituary will appear in an upcoming issue of the News.

  •   Joseph L. Dowdell

    Joseph L. Dowdell, two-term mayor and longtime resident of Yellow Springs, passed away on Oct. 6, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital, after a brief illness. He was 86.

  •   Harold Grinnell Jr.

    Harold (Grinnie) Grinnell Jr., passed away quietly on Oct. 10, 2021, after a brief period of declining health. He was 97.

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