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Articles From August 30th, 2019

  • Squad cheering ‘for all girls’

    Cheerleaders Stella Lieff and Rosemary Burmester struck a pose during a recent boys JV basketball game. (Submitted photo by Luciana Lieff)

    A longstanding athletic tradition has been toppled this year at Yellow Springs High School, and with it a previously accepted social norm has been challenged and sent packing. The new normal: the cheerleading squad is now cheering for girls home basketball games, as well as all boys games.

  • Aid for asylum seekers — Locals seek migrant justice

    Yellow Springs resident Alex Rolland, who is working on a documentary film about the migrant caravan seeking asylum in the United States, recently spent time along the U.S.-Mexican border, returning there this week after a brief visit home. (Submitted photo)

    The progress this summer and fall of the “migrant caravan” of Central American asylum seekers making their way north to the U.S.-Mexican border has sparked months of condemnation by President Trump, who has threatened a lethal response, sending U.S. troops to stop the migrants from entering the country.

  • Village Council — Transportation plan unveiled

    A raised crosswalk across Xenia Avenue from Tom’s Market to the Emporium. A sidewalk along Polecat Road to Ellis Park. Closing off Short Street to car traffic. Making Walnut Street one way southbound in front of Mills Lawn School.

  • December 13, 2018, Bulldog sports round-up

    Sophomore Sam Lewis retrieves the ball during the Friday, Dec. 7, JV game aginst Middeltown Christian. Despite rallying efforts, Bulldogs lost their game, 41–22. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    December 13, 2018, Bulldog sports round-up

  • Kay Liane Webster

    Kay Liane (Brown) Webster, of Beavercreek, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.  She was 61.

  • Malawi Lee Huntington

    Malawi Lee Huntington, 15, passed away on Monday afternoon, Dec. 10, of unknown causes. 

  • An evolving tradition — VIDA awarded to muralists of YS

    Mural artists Sarah “Golden Child” Dickens and Dylan Sage pose by Sage’s recently completed mural on Xenia Avenue. A VIDA is being awarded at a ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Emporium to recognize the many muralists who have beautified the village over the years. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    The murals that brighten many walls in the business district of the village are receiving formal recognition — the Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA.

  • Village filmmaker is honored by industry

    Founding members of the New Day Film cooperative, a group founded by Julia Reichert and Jim Klein for the self-distribution of films, are, from left top, Amalie Rothschild, Reichert, Klein, Joyce Chopra and Claudia Weil; and bottom, Liane Brandon. (submitted photo)

    Each year the International Documentary Association, a professional group for documentary filmmakers, selects a filmmaker to receive its highest honor, the Career Achievement Award.