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

This year's New Years Eve Ball Drop has been canceled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. (News archive by Megan Bachman)

Yellow Springs New Year’s Eve Ball Drop canceled

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The Village of Yellow Springs’ New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, typically held downtown each year, has been canceled. 

In a statement released Monday, Dec. 27, Village officials cited the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases — including a record high set on Dec. 26 — as the primary reason for the cancellation.

“It’s the responsible thing to do,” Village Manager Josué Salmerón told the News.


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