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On Friday, Jan. 8, Friends Care Community celebrated the arrival of pharmacy staff from CVS, there to administer the first round of COVID-19 vaccines.Click here to read more >>
At Village Council’s final meeting of 2020, Council unanimously passed a budget for the new year calling for spending increases amid falling revenues. The deficit budget, the Village’s first in four years, includes $4.23 million in expenses while projecting revenue of $3.27 million.[More]
Yellow Springs will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 18, with the traditional, in-person MLK Day March, but the MLK Day program following the march will be offered in an online format; those planning to attend the online program must register in advance.[More]
Filmmaker Steve Bognar wasn’t initially intending to document the life of a small town when he set out — but for over 12 years, that’s just what he’s done as he’s continued to film the cycles of Yellow Springs life.[More]
First Lines — Many human hearts
"Completing the harvest" of two years of poetry columns in the News, a final column of thanks to poets and readers. Eighteen local and regional poets have appeared in this space.
YS News 2020 holiday hours
The News will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24–Sunday, Jan. 4, but will be accepting submissions and advertisements.
Chappelle to buy former fire station in Yellow Springs for comedy club
Nationally known comedian and local resident Dave Chappelle is purchasing the former Miami Township fire station with plans to open a comedy club in Yellow Springs.
Village Schools (archives)
COVID-19 vaccines for school staff tied to March 1 reopening
Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden says the district will agree to Gov. Mike DeWine's stipulation that students return to in-person classes, at least part time, by March 1, in order to receive COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and staff beginning the first week in February.
2020 Year in Review: Village Schools
Calendar year 2020 began and ended with Yellow Springs school district leaders discussing identified structural needs in the local school buildings and how to address them, but the majority of the year was occupied by the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
YS Schools— Board OKs hybrid transition plan
Yellow Springs school district leaders are making plans for students to return to in-person classes, but exactly when that will be is uncertain.
2020 Year in Review: Business
2020 ushered in countless difficulties for the many small businesses that populate Yellow Springs. Restaurants endured challenges of meeting public health standards amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shops had to cope with a decline in sales.
Miguel’s moves into future brewpub
On Black Friday, Nov. 27, Espinosa and a team of his employees cut the ribbon to the location of Espinosa’s new culinary digs: 101 Corry St., the future home as well of Trail Town Brewing.
H&H Studios is here for hair and body
Holihan and Quigley held the grand opening for their new hair salon and massage parlor, H&H Studios — so named for “Heidi” and “Holihan” — on Oct. 24.
Village Life (archives)
2020 Year in Review: Feature Stories
2020 was anything but ordinary. This year's feature stories mostly covered all of the unique ways villagers coped with — and still managed to thrive despite — the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 Year in Review: Top Stories
2020 was an eventful and newsworthy year — especially in Yellow Springs. Villagers weathered the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, witnessed the transfer of ownership of Glen Helen, endured a stressful and unique election season and so much more.
Amid pandemic, Friends Care Community’s ho-ho-holidays
The holidays are festive, if lower-key, at Friends Care Community this year. Visitation has been restricted at the facility since March.
Rumpke now accepting some #5 plastics
Beginning this month, villagers can divert a few more items away from their trash cans: Along with the previously accepted plastic items like bottles and jugs, Yellow Springs residents can now fill their recycling bins with fruit and yogurt cups and butter, sour cream, cottage cheese and whipped topping tubs.
2020 Year in Review: Miami Township
In March, a five-year levy was renewed for Miami Township Fire-Rescue; the department took occupancy of a new firehouse in September.
2020 Year in Review: Yellow Springs Development Corporation
The Yellow Springs Development Corporation, or YSDC, is a quasi-governmental, nonprofit corporation that has been designated by the Village of Yellow Springs and Miami Township as their official Community Improvement Corporation, or CIC.
Robert J. Parks
Robert J. Parks, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. He was 64.
Charles W. Benning
Charles W. Benning of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. He was 97.
Michael Collins Cronin
Michael Collins Cronin passed away on Jan. 5, 2021, at his home on Merrion St. Upper, Dublin, Ireland. He was 91.
Higher Education (archives)
2020 Year in Review: Higher Education
2020 was a challenging year for most academic institutions, not least of all Yellow Springs' own Antioch College and Antioch University Midwest.
Antioch College— Manley to leave in December
Antioch College President Tom Manley is leaving the presidency earlier than planned due to health issues. Manley will become “president emeritus” as of Dec. 1, he announced in an email to the college community on Friday, Oct. 30.
Tom Manley to step down from Antioch College presidency Dec. 1
Antioch College President Tom Manley will step down from the presidency on Dec. 1, ahead of a previously announced departure. Interim leadership of the college will be shared by three trustees.