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  • Blontas ‘Winkie’ Mitchell

    Blontas M. "Winkie" Mitchell

    Blontas M. “Winkie” Mitchell, 71, died Sep. 3, 2022. A service will be held Friday, Sept. 9 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield, with visitation beginning at 4 p.m.

  • School district digs deeper into safety, security

    During a presentation on new safety and security policies and equipment adopted by the district, Superintendent Terri Holden asked the board to consider the possibility of installing fencing at Mills Lawn, which would enclose the school’s younger student playground.

  • Natural cheesemaking set at Heartbeat Gardens

    Internationally recognized Canadian cheesemaker David Asher will be in the area for a five-day workshop at Heartbeat Learning Gardens from Sept. 7 to 11.

  • All I Care to Eat | Time enough at last (for eggs)

    My family and I went to the Ohio State Fair this month, an annual tradition for us that returned for the first time in three years. I was bristling to get there and check out all my favorite haunts.

  • ‘Dance on the drum’ classes set

    For the past 10 years, Manieri has studied a traditional southern Italian form of community drumming and dance called Tammurriata, or “Dance on the Drum,” and will be offering classes for five weeks through the Wellness Center at Antioch College on Tuesdays, from 6–7:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 30.

  • School board approves new school visitor policies

    At its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, the YS Board of Education approved new procedures for visitors and volunteers who enter school buildings.

  • Yellow Springs Schools 50th reunion scholarship expands

    It happens almost every year like clockwork: Former students from Yellow Springs schools return for a day or a weekend of fellowship with their former classmates to reminisce about their days in the schools.

  • Keep on truckin’

    Amid the sunny skies and clement weather of late summer, area youngsters and their families were treated with the opportunity to get up close and personal with fleets of emergency and service vehicles at the Touch-a-Truck event on Friday, Aug. 26.

  • COVID Update | Sept. 1, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.

    Free rapid antigen tests continue to be available through the U.S. Post Office until Friday, Sept. 2. According to, the program is being suspended because Congress hasn’t provided additional funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile of tests.

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