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Articles From August 30th, 2019

  • YS News wins ‘Newspaper of the Year’ for 2018 — Read the award-winning stories

    Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten. Her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, looked on. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    For the ninth year in a row, the Yellow Springs News won Newspaper of Year at the annual Ohio News Media Association convention, held last week in Columbus.

  • Hootenanny Saturday!

    A YS Hootenanny will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 6–8:30 p.m., at the YS Arts Council Community Gallery, 111 Corry St.

  • Filmmakers win Sundance honor

    Steve Bognar and Julia Reichart are shown in Park City, Utah, where they last week attended the prestigious Sundance Film Festival to show their documentary, “American Factory.” The filmmakers brought home one of the festival’s top honors, the “Directing Award: U.S. Documentary.” (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar brought home one of the highest honors from the Sundance Film Festival last week. The couple received the “Directing Award: U.S. Documentary” for “American Factory,” their feature-length documentary, at Sundance, the most prestigious American film festival.

  • Bulldogs take on regional academic competitions — Wins in speech, writing, world affairs

    Members of the Yellow Springs Junior Council of World Affairs competed Monday, Feb. 4, in the annual QuizBowl hosted by the Dayton Council on World Affairs at the University of Dayton. The five Bulldog teams placed second, seventh, ninth, 11th and 14th among 39 teams from eight school districts that participated in the tournament.

    Yellow Springs students brought home a variety of extra-curricular awards in the past week, in addition to the district’s athletic accomplishments.

  • Mister Omar’s Chess Academy— Yellow Springs chess team seeks new players

    Right now in this peace-loving village, battles are waging in the form of a 1,000-year-old military game. No, not the animated, simulated gory gun battles of modern video games, but a noisy game of classical chess.

  • Rowen Newsome

    Rowen Richard Bradley Newsome, age 7 months, of Xenia, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was born June 28, 2018, in Centerville, and was the son of Ryan and Alexis Newsome.

  • Miami Township Fire-Rescue — Lifesaving squad braves thin ice

    Firefighter/EMT Nick Miller-Jacobson warming up with rescued dog, Sissy, who, at right, is shown struggling in the frozen pond. (Photos by David See)

    Monday, Feb. 4, was a beautiful sunny day, with temperatures in the 50s. Around 11 a.m., motivated by the unseasonable weather, David See decided to wash his Jeep’s floor mats, so he took them behind his house on Clearcreek Trail in Bath Township to hose them off. He happened to look at the half-acre pond —  still mostly iced over — about 50 yards back on his four-acre property.

  • Linda L. (Duncan) Sheets

    Linda L. (Duncan) Sheets

  • MillWorks seeks zoning change — New vision for an old park

    An industrial park in the village is set for transformation in the post-industrial era, according to its new owner.

  • Carolina Carpenter

    Carolina Carpenter