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A great display of books, old and new, at the corner of Walnut and Elm streets. (submitted photo by Kate Mooneyham)

A great display of books, old and new, at the corner of Walnut and Elm streets. (submitted photo by Kate Mooneyham)

38th annual YS Book Fair slated

The 38th annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m.–4 p.m, at Mills Lawn.

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Village Schools (archives)

  •   Interim principal, assistant principal approved

    Offering no comment about the action, the Yellow Springs School Board last week appointed Jack Hatert, assistant principal at Yellow Springs High and McKinney Middle schools, as interim principal of the combined campus for the 2018–19 school year.

  •   School board— Facility visit prompts optimism

    The building structure of the Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School facility appears to be in better condition than school district leaders feared, according to the initial feedback of two structural engineers who toured the school campus Wednesday, June 13.

  •   Making the (next) grade

    McKinney Middle School eighth graders celebrated the completion of their middle schooling with a promotion ceremony Wednesday, May 30. (Photo by Eleanor Anderson)McKinney Middle School eighth graders celebrated the completion of their middle schooling with a promotion ceremony Wednesday, May 30.

Economy (archives)

Village Life (archives)

  •   Survivors of suicide find solace

    It is estimated that 85 percent of Americans know someone personally who has died of suicide, according to a 2012 study titled Suicide Bereavement and Complicated Grief. 

  •   Glen Helen to host Ohio scenic rivers documentary screening

    Continuing a year-long celebration of the Little Miami River and its regional impact, Glen Helen Nature Preserve will host a screening of the hour-long documentary "Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey," from 2–3 p.m. Sunday, July 29.

  •   Grounding vision of resilience at Agraria

    On the property Community Solutions purchased last year, the 75-year-old local nonprofit wants to model regenerative agriculture as part of its mission to create resilient communities in the face of climate change.

Government (archives)

  •   Council weighs greenbelt against growth

    Village Council briefly discussed which properties should be preserved as greenspace, and which should be kept available for potential future housing development.

  •   Meister, Village agree to enter into mediation

    The Village of Yellow Springs has agreed to enter into mediation with Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister, according to Village Solicitor Chris Conard this week, regarding a dispute over proposed disciplinary actions that has lasted more than a month.

  •   Village Council — Discipline process continues

    The disciplinary process for Yellow Springs Police Cpl. David Meister continues this week after a motion failed at Council’s July 16 meeting that would have halted the process.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Dirk Ferguson

    Dirk Ferguson passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

  •   Buck Truitt

    Bucky Allen Truitt was born May 28, 1947, in Maysville, Ky., the son of Russell Clinton Truitt and Nel Presley.

  •   Dawn Page

    Faith, joy and courage defined the life of Ervin and Datie Page’s first child, Dawn, who was born on July 22, 1963

Higher Education (archives)

  •   State of the College address— Manley eyes Antioch challenges

    At last Saturday’s State of the College address to college alumni, Antioch College President Tom Manley closed with a quote from South African human rights activist Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

  •   AU Midwest cuts staff, moves online

    Antioch University leaders recently announced significant staff cuts and programming changes at Antioch University Midwest, or AUM. While the school’s longstanding “place-based” programs will soon be eliminated, the school aims to ramp up its online and low-residency offerings.

  •   Antioch reunion finds ties with past, future

    Around 70 volunteers are on the Antioch College campus this week for the annual work project ahead of the college’s reunion this weekend. Pictured harvesting garlic on the Antioch College Farm are, from left, Yunus Brevik, class of 2003, Mary Bowman, class of 1949, and David Nekimken, class of 1968. (Submitted Photo by James Lippincott)Michael Higginbotham, author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America,” is the inaugural speaker in a new seminar series named in honor of famed civil rights advocate and federal judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., a 1949 graduate of Antioch College and also Michael Higginbotham’s father’s first cousin.

Sports (archives)

  •   The tiny heroes of T-ball

    At the end of the evening we are running out to the light pole overlooking right field.

  •   Braves win Minor League

    The Sam and Eddie’s Open Books Braves beat the Peach’s Dodgers 17-11 in the Minor League post season tournament Saturday, July 28. At left, Henry Babb encouraged his teammates, “One more out!” Malini MIller batted for the Dodgers while Naima “D.J.” Jones was ready on the pitcher’s mound for the Braves. (photos by Robert Hasek)The Sam and Eddie’s Open Books Braves sailed through the 2018 Minor League post season tournament and took the championship in a 17–11 decision over the Peach’s Dodgers in the season finale on Saturday, July 28.

  •   Sea Dogs third at championships

    The 2018 Yellow Springs Sea Dogs finished in third place at the league championships. (Submitted photo)The Yellow Springs Sea Dogs just completed its 2018 season.