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Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School as it appeared in late September last year. (Drone photo by Bryan Cady)

School board discusses facilities, levies

School facilities were at the center of much of the discussion at the most recent meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 10. Nearly nine months after the formation of the Facilities Committee, questions about the purpose and direction of the committee remain a source of tension between its members.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Donnell Rawlings finds home in the village

    The stand-up comedian and actor known for his regular appearances on “The Chappelle Show” among other television, film and live performance work officially became a townie after purchasing a home this past summer.

  •   Students take flight in ‘Peter Pan’

    McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High schools will present “Peter Pan and Wendy,” adapted by Doug Rand from the original play and novel by J.M. Barrie, Thursday–Sunday, Nov. 17–20, in the Yellow Springs High School gym.

  •   A timeline of theater in Yellow Springs

    Yellow Springs’ theater timeline begins in earnest in 1891, when construction of the Yellow Springs Opera House was completed at the corner of Winter and Dayton streets.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Facilities Committee | Upgrade costs still unclear

    At the Facilities Committee's Thursday, Nov. 3, meeting, Timothy Bennett of THP Limited assessed the school facilities and made recommendations on needed repairs, upgrades and maintenance strategies.

  •   YS Schools district offices to move

    At the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, Oct. 13, the board voted to move ahead with a plan to relocate the district offices from their current location across the street from Mills Lawn on Walnut Street to a leased office suite at 888 Dayton St. owned by MVECA.

  •   School’s ghouls: Mills Lawn School Halloween parade

    Mills Lawn School students and faculty dressed in their Halloween best filed out of the school and down Xenia Avenue past an afternoon crowd of cheering parents and passers-by before looping back to school to wrap up the day and head into the evening’s festivities. (Photo by Matt Minde)After a three-year hiatus, the long-loved Mills Lawn School Halloween parade and town-wide trick-or-treating returned Monday, Oct. 31.

Economy (archives)

  •   YS Equity pilots guaranteed income program

    What could you do with $300 a month for 24 months? That’s what members of YS Equity, a subsidiary of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, want to find out through their new Guaranteed Income program, which launched last week.

  •   ‘Spring Meadows’ to go before Village Council

    A proposed 90-home major subdivision — dubbed “Spring Meadows” — is one step closer to being developed in Yellow Springs.

  •   Creator’s Market opens at Clifton Crafthouse Co-op

    The co-op — located three miles down the road from Yellow Springs in Clifton — is a $2-million project that, when completed, will feature a taproom that will offer beverages from local brewers, community and performance spaces, an commercial kitchen and affordable housing.

Village Life (archives)

  •   COVID Update | Nov. 17, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.Greene County’s number of new cases rose for the week of Nov. 3–9, with 155, compared to 146 for the week of Oct. 27–Nov. 2, according to the CDC.

  •   My Name Is Iden | A Testimony of Sadness

    Banner for column "My Name is Iden" by Iden Crockett"I have many stories. Every paramedic does. “War stories,” we call them. Some we tell over and over to anyone who hasn’t heard them, and anyone who has."

  •   COVID Update | Nov. 10, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.Greene County’s number of new cases fell for the week of Oct. 27–Nov. 2, with 146, compared to 208 for the week Oct. 20–26, according to the CDC.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Council considers solid waste fee

    At the most recent Village Council meeting on Nov. 7, Council members discussed the possibility of adding a 2% fee to residential solid waste bills. If the fee is adopted, the Village would use the funds to educate residents on ways to reduce their organic solid waste, including recycling and composting.

  •   $1M bond set for Gronbeck

    Following a bond hearing for former Yellow Springs doctor Donald Gronbeck on Thursday, Nov. 17, Greene County Common Pleas Judge Michael Buckwalter set Gronbeck’s bond at $1 million, with 10% down, or $100,000, for release. 

  •   Village Council votes down busking rules

    During a busy and beautiful holiday weekend in Yellow Springs, a street busker entertained holiday shoppers while villagers went about their regular business. (Photo by Megan Bachman)At its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, Village Council voted down an ordinance that would have added regulations for buskers and street performers in the village.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Roberta B. Semler

    On Nov. 16, 2022, Roberta B. Semler passed peacefully with her family at her side.

  •   Ronald M. Hampton

    A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at Saint Paul Catholic Church, 308 Phillips St., Yellow Springs, for Ronald M. Hampton, 71, of Yellow Springs, who passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. He was born Nov. 22, 1950, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Roy and Edith (Gierus) Hampton.

  •   Kathryn ‘Kathy’ Estep Swisher

    The funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Adkins Funeral Home in Enon. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Enon Relief or Second Harvest Food Bank.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch alumni return to campus for 2022 Reunion

    For the first time in two years, Antioch College alumni have returned to campus en masse to celebrate the college’s annual reunion this weekend.

  •   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.

Sports (archives)

  •   YSHS Volleyball | Phil Renfro named coach of the year

    Following the YSHS varsity volleyball team’s championship win in the Metro Buckeye Conference last month, Phil Renfro was honored for leading the team to victory — he was named coach of the year by the conference.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Nov. 3, 2022

    The Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team won the Division III district championship on Thursday, Oct. 27, beating Botkins High 4–0 to secure the title.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Oct. 27, 2022

    The Bulldogs’ conference record stands at 7–1 at the end of the regular season, making Yellow Springs the conference champ this year. The Bulldogs share the victory with Dayton Christian, whose conference record is also 7–1.

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