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Articles From August 30th, 2019
“We’re in a highly competitive industry that’s changing,” said Little Art Theatre owner Jenny Cowperthwaite in a recent interview. “Fewer people are seeing movies in theaters. It’s not just independent theaters like the Little Art that are experiencing declining attendance. It’s industry-wide.”
Yellow Springs community and Antioch College alumni concern over the shutdown of campus buildings reached fever pitch over the weekend, after a burst pipe flooded Main Building on the Antioch College campus beginning late Saturday afternoon and continuing into the night.
The look of the senior apartment building that Friends Health Care Association proposes to build on the Barr property hasn’t changed much since Village Council approved the preliminary plans early last summer.
In recent weeks many villagers have stopped in to tell Epic Book Shop owner Gail Lichtenfels how sorry they are that her Dayton Street shop is closing. They appreciate the quiet, peaceful space she created with her meditative music, comfortable sofas and local art, people say.
The YSHS girls basketball team won one and lost one Metro Buckeye Conference game last week as they rounded the bend toward the end of season tournament. The team will honor its seniors Ashanta Robinson, Jessica Keller, Kristen Foster and Melodie Wright with a pep band at their last season game at home at 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14.
Clarence S. “Tebby” Stanley of Xenia died Feb. 3, in Hospice of Dayton. He was 61. He was born May 20, 1947, in Morgan County, Ky., in the town of Payton, to Clarence and Pearl Stanley. Tebby was a graduate of Yellow Springs High School.
Donna M. Avnaim of Yellow Springs died Sunday, Feb. 8. She was born May 4, 1957, a daughter of Ralph and Micki Ross (Adams) Avnaim in Limestone, Maine. She was 51.
Dr. G. Nicholas Paster, director of the Antioch Education Abroad program from 1962 to 1967, died peacefully on Jan. 15, near his home in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. He was 93.
Virda May Womacks, died on Saturday, Jan. 31, in her home, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 88. Born on July 20, 1920, in Breathitt County, Ky., a daughter of William and Nancy (Banks) Oliver, Virda was one of the sweetest spirits ever encountered — tremendously selfless and devotedly loving.