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2020

Susan Stiles, back left, and Evelyn LaMers watched as Ben Cooper, of Gregor Construction, installed new tiles at the Women’s Park on Corry Street. LaMers designed and created the tiles, and Stiles managed their sale and installation. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

New tiles at Women’s Park

Though the flowers in the Women’s Park on Corry Street have begun to wither as fall deepens, something new has just bloomed there: in early October, a collection of 124 new tiles bearing the names of local women emerged.

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  • Tims vies for House seat; Lachman runs for judge

    The News continues its election coverage this week with profiles of two more area candidates. Both candidates are Democrats with support among Yellow Springs’ heavily Democratic voters.

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  • Village seeks levy renewal

    The 8.4-mill, five-year levy, first adopted in 2006, generates about $835,000 annually, according to the Greene County Auditor’s Office. As a fixed-rate levy, its passage will not increase voters’ tax bill, despite the recent increase in local property values.

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    COVID-19 update— For first time, Greene is ‘red’

    Last Thursday, Oct. 15, Ohio elevated Greene County to “red” on the Ohio Health Advisory System for the first time since the system was put in place in early July. The state flagged four different indicators of increased COVID-19 spread here, out of a seven-indicator risk profile.

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COVID-19 update— For first time, Greene is ‘red’

Last Thursday, Oct. 15, Ohio elevated Greene County to “red” on the Ohio Health Advisory System for the first time since the system was put in place in early July. The state flagged four different indicators of increased COVID-19 spread here, out of a seven-indicator risk profile.

COVID-19 update— Cases rise in Greene County

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the county. The virus was slow to take hold here, but the county saw a spike in June, a larger spike in July, some moderating in August and a surge beginning in late August that hasn’t let up.

COVID-19 surge; Greene County elevated to ‘red’

With COVID-19 cases surging in Greene County, the county was elevated to “red” in the state’s warning system for the first time on Oct. 15. Greene County is seeing “very high exposure and spread” of the virus.

COVID-19 update— Cases moderating, for now

After a spike in June, and a larger spike in July, COVID-19 cases are moderating in Greene County. Yet with the county at level 2 on Ohio’s public health advisory system, cases are still increasing here at a higher rate than two months ago.

State mask order: how to enforce?

Exactly two weeks to the day after the Village of Yellow Springs mandated face masks in downtown Yellow Springs to slow the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced masks would be required in public across the whole state.

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  •   Dave Chappelle seeks OK for more local shows

    Comedian and Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle is apparently hoping that the series of shows he hosted this summer at a rural property just north of the village can go on longer than the time originally set in a temporary zoning variance approved for the site.

  •   Who’s the News, pt. III: the columnists

    When we ask our readers what their favorite page of the paper is, we are not surprised to hear that it’s our letters page — page 4. The Community Forum is the one part of the paper reserved for opinions, and we in this community have a lot of them.

  •   ‘The Timeline Show’— Exhibition tells story of Yellow Springs theater

    History tells a different story about Yellow Springs — one about a town that’s had a long, sometimes fraught, but always loving relationship with the theater. That story is being shared with the community by the YS Arts Council, the Arts and Culture Commission and the YS Historical Society in “The Timeline Show,” which opens at the Bryan Center on Jan. 18.

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  •   Turn in unused medication Oct. 24

    Saturday, Oct. 24, is National Drug Take Back Day, when designated law enforcement agencies accept unwanted and unneeded prescription or over-the-counter drugs so they can be disposed of safely.

  •   COVID-19 update— Cases rise in Greene County

    COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the county. The virus was slow to take hold here, but the county saw a spike in June, a larger spike in July, some moderating in August and a surge beginning in late August that hasn’t let up.

  •   Senior Center to reopen Monday

    That door will open again on Monday, Oct. 19, as the Senior Center welcomes seniors back with a “Coffee and Donuts with Friends” event.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   Joel Frederic Jensen

    Joel Frederic Jensen, 62, died unexpectedly on Sept. 2, 2020. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, and grew up in the Vale outside Yellow Springs.

  •   Bonnie Mae Venters

    Bonnie Mae (Burke) Venters, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died suddenly after a medical procedure at Mayo Clinic, Fla., on Sept. 12, 2020. She was 78.

  •   Meribel Moberly Blanchard

    Meribel Moberly Blanchard, 93, a former Yellow Springs resident, died Oct. 14, 2020, in Midland, Texas.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch University Midwest absorbed, building for sale

    Antioch University is selling its Midwest building, located at 900 Dayton St. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Antioch University Midwest, or AUM, has been largely eliminated as a separate campus in the Antioch University system, and the Yellow Springs building is once again for sale, after being taken on and off the market several times in recent years.

  •   Antioch College— Back to campus under COVID-19

    Since announcing in June a return to residential learning for the fall term, Antioch has been finalizing its reopening plans, which now have been rolled out with few hitches.

  •   Tom Manley to leave Antioch College in June of 2021

    President Tom Manley’s fifth year at Antioch College will be his last. Antioch announced this week that Manley plans to leave his position at the end of his five-year contract next June. A search for his replacement will begin this fall.

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