Last Friday, Oct. 29, Mills Lawn School students once again set out to spook downtown via the annual Halloween Parade.
Among Yellow Springs’ most well-known ghost stories are tales more than 100 years old — the “Jersey Angel” and “Thunderstorm Ghost.” Read them here.
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The current school district budget picture, as presented by district Treasurer Dawn Weller at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting, shows that expenditures are increasing at a greater rate than revenues, and the local district will begin running a negative cash balance at the beginning of the 2013 school year.
Apparitions and ghostly music at Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Loaves of bread flying off the counter at the Sunrise Cafe. Disembodied voices in Antioch’s Main Building. Chairs traveling through the air in the Union Schoolhouse. A phantom walking around John Bryan State Park.
To preserve the Jacoby Greenbelt on the western edge of Yellow Springs, Village Council should have sufficient greenbelt funds to act quickly when landowners are ready to sell, according to Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw at Council’s Oct. 14 meeting.
Have you heard about the ghost cows in the village, and the long-dead owner who some people still hear calling his herd? Or about the retired steamboat captain who built a home the shape of his ship, with a bell that allegedly can still be heard on foggy nights?
Yellow Springs residents got a good soaking Tuesday, Oct. 26, but aside from a few fallen trees, that was about all.
Melvin J. E. Steinberg died Oct. 23. He was 75. Mel was born Feb. 4, 1935. He moved to Yellow Springs in 1964 with his wife, Gail, and became a tenured professor at Antioch College in the mathematics department.
The Reverend Dr. Malcolm E. “Mac” Gillespie was born Feb. 2, 1927. He married Irene Katherine Gillespie on June 18, 1949. Mac was ordained on July 10, 1955 at the First Congregational Church in Bethany, Conn.