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Articles From August 30th, 2019

  • Sydney Welton

    Sydney Parker Welton died at his home in Yellow Springs on Thursday, Jan. 28. He was 91. Sydney was born on Aug. 25, 1918, on Staten Island, N.Y., to the late Ralph Welton and Dorothy (Parker) Welton. He graduated from Acadia University in 1939 and was a professor of mathematics and chairman of the math […]

  • Virley Mundy-Derricott

    Virley Mundy-Derricott of Yellow Springs died Jan. 22 at Friends Care Center. She was 91.

  • Two local swimmers aim for state

    Imagine a place where the air is hot and humid and the water is ice cold. The smell of chlorine fills the air along with the sounds of splashing water, buzzers, bells and sometimes even guns echoing through the natatorium. Hundreds of people, from swimmers, coaches, timers, officials and spectators, line the pool deck and bleachers.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    The Yellow Springs boys varsity basketball team bested league foe Dayton Christian 64–58 on the road on Friday, Jan. 29. The Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 44–29 in the second half to remain undefeated in the Metro Buckeye Conference, with a season record of 10–1.

  • One-acts take fairy tale leap

    The annual Yellow Springs High School One-Act Plays are upon us again, this year led predominantly by members of the junior class. The plays this year include everything from awkward situations to a not-so-super hero, mixed up fairy tales, a mad scientist, blind dates, Power Rangers, war stories and a French-teaching superman. Even with new guidelines put into place by the students themselves, the one-acts are sure to be as good as ever.

  • Group’s goal is music for life

    Part of the village’s strong arts identity lies in the depth and breadth of its musical heritage. Now, a group of parents, community members and teachers have organized to ensure this strong musical tradition — and the skills that ground it — carry forward through further generations.

  • ‘The Last Truck’ is Oscar-bound

    Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert, the village’s most famous filmmakers, will become even more famous next month when they attend the Oscar awards ceremony in Los Angeles as directors of one of the five films nominated in the Best Documentary Short category.

  • A history of racial diversity

    When Robert Harris graduated from college with a degree in physics and math, he sought an engineering job in his hometown of Philadelphia. But the year was 1952, and companies weren’t hiring blacks for professional positions.

  • Math initiative adds students

    To clarify what administrators fear might be villagers’ misperceptions regarding math performance at Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School, Principal John Gudgel and Interim Superintendent Tony Armocida presented information on the district’s five-year-old math initiative at the Nov. 12 school board meeting.