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Articles From August 30th, 2019

  • Interim chief urges Task Force

    At a special budget session preceding Village Council’s Nov. 17 meeting, Council received a memo from Interim Police Chief Dave Hale in which he considered various cost-cutting measures for the police department, including whether to maintain membership in the Greene County ACE Task Force or to contract dispatch services with Xenia police.

  • New officers in second careers

    Four police officers joined the Yellow Springs Police Department this year and they, along with the rest of the local force and two police chief finalists, greeted villagers at a community gathering on Monday, Nov. 17. Shown from left are new officers Jeff Beam, Stephanie Spurlock, Jessica Frazier and Mark Charles. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Jessica Frazier had a good idea of the things law enforcement officers could do when police helped her family on several occasions as she was growing up in Florida. Originally from Montgomery County, she moved back to the Dayton area as a teenager and took some criminal justice courses at a local career center, thinking she might like being a police officer.

  • Conference at AUMidwest— A day of disability awareness

    Yellow Springs resident Debra Williamson, here with her son Alex Oliver, is organizing a conference on the issues facing those with mental and physical disabilities. “Valuing Diversity: A Day of Disability Awareness and Education” is Friday, Dec. 5, at Antioch University Midwest. (Submitted photo)

    Dara Cosby doesn’t want a life that revolves around her disability.

    But the 33-year-old Centerville woman with cerebral palsy encounters a new challenge every day, whether it’s pulling herself out of bed, maneuvering around an unreliable public transportation system or navigating the dating scene.

  • Anne Chalfant


    Anne Chalfant died in her home in Yellow Springs. Her passing was not expected. Mrs. Chalfant was the mother of Craig Mesure, and “Nana” to Windom and Harper Mesure and Alice Miller. A memorial will be planned after the holidays. Details will be shared when arrangements are made.

  • Excise tax on new hotel debated

    At their Nov. 17 meeting Village Council members considered whether to impose a 3 percent excise tax on customers at the Mills Park Hotel when it opens in mid-2015. This was a continuation of an earlier discussion of the tax, and Council recently received word from Mills Park owner Jim Hammond that if the tax is imposed, he could stop construction on his hotel.

  • New Elements has some ‘Soul’

    The new store Elements, at 220 Xenia Ave. in King’s Yard, sells bath and body products and gift items. Owned by Samantha Williams Eckenrode and managed by Miriam Eckenrode Saari of Sam & Eddie’s Open Books, the new store was originally to be the home of Constantina’s Soul, a retail store. Pictured are, from left, Saari, employees Christina Fox and Cathy Phillips, Eckenrode and Constantina Clark. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While Constantina Clark never opened the store she dreamed up for King’s Yard — with its capes, fountains and crystal fireplaces — a bath and body shop in its place is fulfilling her vision, she said this week.

  • Anne Chalfant


    Anne Chalfant died in her home in Yellow Springs. Her passing was not expected.

  • Dec. 4, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

    Dec. 4, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

  • Antioch College presents ‘Softcops’

    Antioch College presents its first in-house production, “Softcops,” directed by Louise Smith at the Foundry Theater this weekend and next.

  • Assistant manager selected

    Village Council is scheduled to approve a contract with John Yung on Monday. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    On Thursday about 25 people attended a meet and greet at the Bryan Center for the two finalists for the position of assistant Village manager. Though Village Manager Patti Bates could not confirm the decision by press time on Wednesday, Village Council’s agenda for Monday, Dec. 1, includes the approval of a contract for John Yung as assistant manager.

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