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Village Council approves utility rate increases

At its most recent regular meeting June 21, Village Council unanimously passed a flurry of emergency legislation adjusting the tap-in fees for water, sewer and electric utilities.

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  • Abundant happiness at Friday T-ball

    If you happened to be at Gaunt Park just before 6:30 p.m you would have been watching nearly 20 children running circles in the sand while waiting for another game of Yellow Springs Perry League T-ball.

  • School board OKs negotiations with MPA

    At its regular meeting on Thursday, June 16, the YS Board of Education unanimously approved moving forward on negotiations with a maintenance plan advisor, or MPA.

  • One of dozens of floats participating in the 2022 Pride Parade that snaked its way through the village, Saturday June 25. In addition to affirming LGBTQ+ rights, participants also showed support for reproductive rights. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    YS Pride Festival, 2022

    Hundreds of people from the village and around the region celebrated a weekend of inclusivity at the YS Pride Festival, June 24–26.

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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)

  •   Greene Canteen to close doors

    If you’re a fan of The Greene Canteen’s healthy food options, now’s the time to make a trip downtown: The restaurant is closing Thursday, June 30.

  •   Street Fair to return this fall

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

  •   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.

Village Life (archives)

  •   COVID Update | June 23, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, on Saturday, June 18, approved COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months.

  •   COVID Update | June 30, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on approved COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months, on Saturday, June 18, local families have reported difficulty finding a provider offering vaccinations for children younger than 3 years of age.

  •   Perry League T-ball | A village affair

    Here in the Village of Yellow Springs, a unique marker has signified the arrival of summer to generations of children raised in the village: Perry League T-ball.

Government (archives)

  •   New fireworks law in effect

    Fireworks from the 2012 display at Gaunt Park. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)cA new state law allows Ohioans to discharge consumer fireworks on specified holidays, unless their local political subdivision bans the use.

  •   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.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Roger Cranos memorial moved to Sunday, July 3

    Roger Cranos memorial moved to Sunday, July 3, 2 p.m. at Glen Helen Vernet Building.

  •   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.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   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.

  •   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.

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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