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The 2024 Yellow Springs Juneteenth celebration will take place on Saturday, June 15, and will be held throughout the village. Shown here are drummers holding the beat at the 2021 Juneteenth gathering. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

2024 Yellow Springs Juneteenth activities set for Saturday

The 2024 Yellow Springs Juneteenth observance will take place Saturday, June 15, beginning with an historical walk from the front of Antioch College.

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  •   Request to censure school board member fails

    At a special meeting of the YS school board Tuesday, May 21, a request to censure a member of the board that was originally put forth in February was not approved, as one member abstained from voting and the vote count was 2–2.

  •   Yellow Springs Graduation 2024

    Thursday, May 23 was a big day for Yellow Springs students — it was the last day of school for the "fearless thinkers" of Mills Lawn Elementary and McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High schools. 

  •   School board discusses operations levy options

    At its most recent meeting Thursday, April 11, the YS Board of Education returned to the topic of an operations levy to be brought before voters.

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  •   Tin Can Economy | Home away from home

    "Diasporas and vacations can occur in tandem; prosperous arrivals and unfortunate departures can be simultaneous."

  •   Great Council State Park now open

    Centered around Shawnee and natural histories, Great Council State Park opens its doors to the public for the first time on Friday, June 7. It’s located at the site of the now-demolished Tecumseh Motel at 1587 U.S. 68 — about six miles south of the village — near Xenia.

  •   Street Fair to return Saturday, new focus on waste reduction

    YS Street Fair, 1979; (YS News Archive)Street Fair returns Saturday, June 8, in downtown Yellow Springs — this time, with a heightened focus on sustainability and waste reduction. The YS Chamber of Commerce announced this month that it had received a $43,600 Recycle Ohio grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Government (archives)

  •   Miami Township Trustees approve firefighter pensions

    After a month-and-a-half of deliberation, Miami Township Trustees unanimously voted at their regular meeting Monday, May 20, to approve a resolution to reclassify three Miami Township Fire-Rescue, or MTFR, positions as full-time, pensioned positions.

  •   Roundabout construction on 68/235 intersection to begin

    The Ohio Department of Transportation, or ODOT, has announced that preliminary work on the construction of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 68 and State Route 235 — between Yellow Springs and Xenia, near Oldtown — will begin Monday, June 3.

  •   March 14 shooting suspect pleads ‘not guilty,’ claims insanity

    Since his arraignment last week, Bleything has entered a plea of “not guilty” by reason of insanity. Pending the court’s motion for competency — which determines a defendant’s mental acuity — a tentative trial date has been set for Monday, May 20.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Dorothy Francis Mundy-Allen

    Dorothy Francis Mundy-Allen, 100, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed away June 3, 2024, in her home. She was born March 21, 1924, in Valleyview, Kentucky, a daughter of Allie L. and Nora E. (Taylor) Mundy.

  •   Michael Day Malone

    Michael Day Malone died unexpectedly yet peacefully in his sleep at the family's mountain home 12 days before he was to undergo heart surgery for the second time. He was 70. 

  •   Elaina’ Marie Walker

    Elaina’ Marie Walker passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was 63.

  •   Davin Kerry Bush

    With heavy hearts, we are extremely saddened to announce the death of Davin Kerry Bush, son, brother, and friend of Yellow Springs Ohio.

  •   Amy Kimura

    Amy Kimura passed away on May 2, 2024, at Hospice of Dayton, after a short illness.

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  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 17, 2024

    "The YSHS Track Teams hosted the annual Metro Buckeye Conference track meet this past Saturday, May 11. The girls team finished in third place, while the boys squad ended up in sixth place."

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 10, 2024

    "After enduring a 30-minute rain delay, the YSHS boys and girls track teams performed with energy and vigor in front of a large home crowd at the annual Bulldog Invitational on Friday, May 3."

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 24, 2024

    "We are on the right path with Yellow Springs baseball and can’t wait to get back to the grind as we continue to develop our players for future success,” said Coach Mitch Clark of the team's spring season.

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