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  • Autism cards to educate police

    Mijanou Marretta-Lewis, a Yellow Springs resident and mother of two autistic boys, holds a card designed to facilitate easier interactions between people with autism and police. The cards explain why the bearer may have trouble understanding the situation, as police may not be aware of the sensitivities of people with autism. The cards are available at the Yellow Springs Police Department. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Mijanou Marretta-Lewis, a Yellow Springs resident and mother of two autistic boys, described the hypersensitivity of her sons’ brains. It’s very difficult for them to filter out extraneous sensory noise, she said.

  • Twenty-two tales of kindness

    By many measures, Yellow Springs is a kind place. We make time for each other; we make eye contact and small talk on the street. When help is needed, help usually comes. An act of kindness can be small; indeed, it often seems so from the outside. But not to its recipient.

  • Village puts Nipper on leave during investigation

    Longtime Yellow Springs Police Officer Dennis Nipper was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 22 pending the completion of an investigation.

  • Wrap up the holiday season in Yellow Springs

    The annual ball drop will return to downtown on Thursday, Dec. 31. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The holiday season is wrapping up — but there’s still fun to be had in Yellow Springs as the village gets ready to welcome in 2016.

  • BLOG-Dream, Christmas

    My children’s anticipation reaches fever pitch in the lead up to Christmas, the holiday that most challenges our definitions of aspiration and goodness.

  • Fellowship and cake at Tom’s Market

    Some villagers had last-minute shopping to do; others came simply for the cake. Either way, Christmas morning at Tom’s Market was busy, festive and delicious.

  • Merry Christmas from the News staff

    Alyssa and Aaliyah (who wasn't to sure about the man next to her) Worley got their picture taken with Santa last Saturday at the Annual Pancake Breakfast at the United Methodist Church. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    It’s Christmas Day!

  • No charges in Jackson case

    Xenia Municipal Court Prosecutor Ron Lewis has declined to press charges against a longtime Yellow Springs High School teacher following a local police investigation into alleged misconduct with a 14-year-old female student, Police Chief Dave Hale said this week.

  • Council hears from water plant finalists

    Yellow Springs moved a step closer to constructing its new water plant last week when on Thursday, Dec. 10, Council members heard presentations from two finalist construction firms vying for the contract to build the plant.

  • MLS kids take a crack at the code

    From left, Jack Hutchings, Maddox Fry, Era Creepingbear and Alayna Hamilton were among the Mills Lawn students who took part in Hour of Code last week, an international movement designed to introduce children of all ages to computer science and coding. Megan Bennett’s third-grade class was already ahead of the curve, having completed a project-based learning, or PBL, project called “Coding Cadets” this fall. The third graders took their coding knowledge to their older and younger peers, coaching each Mills Lawn class in the basics of creating with code. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Megan Bennett’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn learned how to make things from scratch this fall, and now they’re teaching their older and younger peers.