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January, 2015

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January 29, 2015
  • February, 2015
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    February 5, 2015 Antioch Review still surprises When Bob Fogarty became editor of the Antioch Review in 1977, his goal in maintaining the college’s literary magazine was to keep surprising readers with fresh, lively work. Songwriter, singer, Yellow Springer “If I could ride on monarch butterfly wing/I’d go and catch the joy I’ve found within […]

  • Council nixes grant for wetland
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    At their Jan. 20 meeting, Village Council delivered a setback to a group of local environmentalists who sought to develop a management plan for a wetlands on the Glass Farm.

  • Mini dramas pique, entertain
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    For the fifth consecutive year, the Ten Minute Play Festival that revived community theater in Yellow Springs is back. The Yellow Springs Theater Company is producing a range of comedies, dramas and experimental pieces about sharp-toothed animals, the talking dead, burglars with a conscience and growing old in a small town, with all local or locally associated playwrights, directors, actors and producers.

  • Public art is the focus of TAG!
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    Spray painted on a wall somewhere is a quote about graffiti: Art in a frame is like an eagle in a birdcage.

  • 2014 Village revenues beat expectations
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    There was good news regarding last year’s Village general fund budget at Village Council’s Jan. 20 meeting, according to Finance Director Melissa Vanzant. In 2014, revenues exceeded projections and expenses came in lower than expected.

  • Penrod faces criminal charges
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    Yellow Springs Sergeant Naomi Penrod was charged in Xenia Municipal Court on Monday with three misdemeanors related to an altercation she had with a village resident in November.

  • $1 million targets ‘first-gen’ students
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    Antioch College recently announced that it received an anonymous donation of more than $1 million earmarked for scholarships.

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    January 22, 2015
    • School crisis options eyed
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      A desire to put resources into preventive mental health initiatives emerged as a theme last Thursday at a community meeting on school safety measures attended by about 35 school district parents, teachers and staff.

    • Coach resigned under pressure
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      Nearly a year after Vince Peters resigned as a coach for Yellow Springs schools in March 2014, a local complaint has made public the circumstances of his departure.

    • He delivers in town, on a bike
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      Craving lo mein but stuck in the house? Forgot the cilantro in your recipe with company on the way? Sick on the couch and in need of a pack of cold medicine?

    • Glen adds to protected land
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      There are many attractive qualities to Camp Greene, the former Girl Scout camp that Glen Helen acquired last week. The 30 acres between the Little Miami River and Grinnell Road are well preserved and topographically interesting, with an upland of rolling hills and a flood plain along the lower third of the property. The secluded […]

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      January 15, 2015
      • Margaritas on hold, for now
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        A new Mexican restaurant hopes to open its doors on the south side of town later this winter, but the county health department believes the process could take longer.

      • Council swears in new chief
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        At Village Council’s Jan. 5 meeting, new Police Chief Dave Hale was sworn in by Village Manager Patti Bates, and Council unanimously passed a resolution approving Hale’s contract.

      • Schools to renew current levy
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        At their Jan. 8 meeting school board members voted unanimously to move ahead with putting on the May ballot a 10-year renewal of the emergency operating levy that expires at the end of the current year. The levy generates about $1,060,000 annually for the district. A renewal would not raise taxes beyond the current level.

      • College eyes homes on campus
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        Never short on vision, Antioch College hopes to create a residential community that’s unlike anything now existing in this country. Specifically, it seeks to build on campus multigenerational housing that’s both fully green and fully integrated into campus life.

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        January 8, 2015
        • Loafers
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          Villagers ventured into the cold last Saturday to buy local produce at the Winter Farmer’s Market at its new Senior Center Great Room location.

        • Film eyes microbiome at birth
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          The moment of birth is a joyful miracle — a time when the loving bond between parent and child is first formed. But something else is formed in that moment that could be the key to the child’s lifelong health, according to an award-winning 2014 documentary.

        • Little Art, big schedule: ‘Nanook’ leads documentaries
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          It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s the dead of winter. What to do? You still have to get out of the house once in a while. You still have to have some fun.

        • Watch Chaplin, hear live music
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          Yellow Springs native Martha Hyde returns to the Little Art as one of three musicians of the New River Ensemble, who will perform original music set to the silent classics of Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

        • Village Council considers solar project
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          At their Jan. 5 meeting, Village Council members heard robust support for a proposed community solar project.

        • Village schools students focus work on village
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          Villagers are invited to come to the school to see, what students from kindergarten through 12th grade have been doing with project-based learning this year.

        • Young YSHS artists to host their own show
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          When seven YSHS artists set out to create a public art exhibit at the beginning of the year, they had no idea that showing their work would be so much more difficult than creating it in the first place.

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          January 1, 2015
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              January, 2015

              by Matt Minde