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Articles by Audrey Hackett

More Articles by Audrey Hackett
  • Good green from bad green

    Not all green is “green.” That’s the message from local land managers who are combating a host of non-native invasive plant species that menace locally preserved and reclaimed lands. 

  • ‘Green death’ and other invasives

    Bradford pear trees, an invasive decorative tree which had been planted downtown, have gradually been replaced by American hornbeam, American yellowwood, Greenspire linden and Princeton elm, all native species. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Drew Diehl calls it “the Green Death.” Pervasive in many areas, a single non-native species of honeysuckle — Amur honeysuckle — has transformed the local landscape over the last 30 years.

  • First Lines — The magic of small forms

    This month’s poems come from longtime villager Rubin Battino, who has been writing three-line poems for decades. “We hit it off,” he said of the short form, his own adaptation of haiku.

  • Photo essay— A recent ride-along with ‘Rob the UPS man’

    UPS driver Rob Nangle shared a laugh with Dark Star Books staff member Frank Marcucci during a downtown delivery stop on a recent Friday. “He’s been fantastic for all the years I’ve worked here. I’m not sure what we’ll do when he leaves,” Marcucci said this week. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    UPS driver Rob Nangle is retiring at the end of May after 26 years on the Yellow Springs route. On a recent Friday, the News rode along to capture a few photos of the locally famous driver in action.

  • Designing a new jail for Greene County

    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.

  • A bright new spot on Dayton Street

    Greene Canteen officially opened for business on Saturday, April 20. Owned by villagers Brittany and Tim Baum, the new eatery offers smoothies, juices, soups, sandwiches, salads and homemade soft pretzels. Greene Canteen is located at 134 Dayton St. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Greene Canteen was a bright spot on a drizzly morning this past Saturday, April 20. The new eatery at 134 Dayton St. officially opened at 11 a.m., with a snip of a ribbon and a musical blast.

  • First Lines — The hide and seek of happiness

    “There’s just no accounting for happiness,” begins a poem I love by Jane Kenyon. Happiness in this poem is a gift, a grace.

  • Food truck reopens after fire

    Aahar India reopened earlier this month, after closing for several months following a grease fire that severely damaged the local Indian food truck. Here, owner Akhilesh Nigam cuts cauliflower inside the new trailer he purchased and equipped, thanks in part to donations from customers and local businesses. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Aahar India is open again, and owner Akhilesh Nigam couldn’t be happier.

  • Forest Village Homes—Home, Inc. expands to rentals

    Nick Cunningham and his Japanese bobtail cat, Manny, in the fully accessible kitchen of Cunningham’s new rental apartment at 511 Dayton St. The apartment, one half of a newly built duplex, is part of Forest Village Homes, an affordable, accessible rental project developed by Home, Inc. to meet local rental housing needs. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    How hard is it to find an affordable, accessible rental in Yellow Springs? Ask Nick Cunningham, a medal-winning Paralympic athlete and the current president of the Village’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC.

  • A page turns for Antioch Writers’ Workshop

    The page has turned for a beloved local literary institution with deep roots in Yellow Springs.In a March 22 press release, the board of trustees for Antioch Writers’ Workshop  announced the workshop’s closure after 33 years.