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Articles From August 30th, 2019
Exactly two weeks to the day after the Village of Yellow Springs mandated face masks in downtown Yellow Springs to slow the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced masks would be required in public across the whole state.
Ruth Elizabeth Farmer Bent died on July 31, 2020, while sleeping peacefully in her favorite chair, in the home she and Tony built in 1960. She was 94 years old.
In a specially called meeting Saturday morning, July 25, the Yellow Springs school board unanimously approved a plan to restart the 2020–21 academic year online, with instruction to be presented by district teachers.
Award-winning comedian and actor Dave Chappelle’s weekend comedy shows are not within the parameters of the zoning code, forcing the property owner to seek a temporary usage variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals.
In this week’s article, the third in the News’ current series, “Facing Race,” we take a closer look at the interplay of race and representation in the village, based on interviews with six Black villagers in elected and other leadership roles locally.