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Articles From August 30th, 2019

  • EDITORIAL: A fight for women’s lives

    A crowd of several thousand people, including many from Yellow Springs, converged on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton Saturday, Jan. 20, for the second annual Dayton Women’s March. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    An April YS News editorial is republished here as anti-choice legislation increasingly becomes law around the country.

  • Levi Anthony Samuel Bittner

    Levi Anthony Samuel Bittner, age 39, of Cedarville, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

  • Council ban on clapping, signs — Do rules violate free speech?

    A small group of citizens used signs to express their approval or disapproval of statements made by Council and other citizens during a Village Council meeting in January. Council later banned signs, along with other expressions such as clapping, in a move that some villagers find troublesome. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On January 22, Village Council chambers was standing-room only as more than 50 citizens crammed into the room, many to express their disapproval for an ongoing disciplinary process involving a local police officer.

  • Greene County— Designs for a new jail

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A consulting firm hired by Greene County has so far come up with four possible design options for a new local county jail complex.

  • Andrew Strolger

    Andrew Strolger

    At age 66, Andrew Strolger passed in North Huntington, Pa., on April 22, 2019.

  • Home, Inc. annual meeting speaker — A history of unfair housing

    Longtime fair housing administrator (and Antioch alumnus) Larry Pearl gave attendees to Home, Inc.’s annual meeting a history of housing discrimination in America. The meeting was held at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery on Sunday, May 5, and also commemorated the local affordable housing land trust’s 20th anniversary. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The average white family in America today has 10 times the wealth of the average black family. To longtime fair housing administrator Larry Pearl, “that’s an amazing figure,” and its cause can be traced to America’s long history of housing discrimination.

  • Dress code comment spurs controversy

    A woman who works in food service at the high school faces the possibility of losing her job after separate public and private social media posts came to the attention of school officials last week.