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Articles by Audrey Hackett

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  • Antioch College closes this afternoon after ‘credible threat’

    Antioch College closed this afternoon after a “credible threat.” The situation was de-escalated by local police just after 4 p.m., and the college community received the “all clear” to return to campus around 5:20 p.m.

  • Villagers testify on jail plan

    Yellow Springs residents made a strong showing at last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for a new county jail.

  • Invasive of the month— Impact of ornamentals not pretty

    The present article is the last in this season’s “invasive of the month” series, which began with a two-part article on the local impact of non-native invasive plants last spring, and continued with monthly features focused on specific invasives of local concern. The series was undertaken in consultation with Glen Helen.

  • New pastor for historic AME church

    Reverend Morné Meyer, hailing from South Africa, has been appointed pastor of Central Chapel AME Church in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Central Chapel AME Church has a new pastor. Read more about Rev. Morné Meyer’s leadership of Yellow Springs’ AME church in the Nov. 28 issue of the News.

  • ‘Building a jail larger than we need’— Citizens give input at jail tax hearing

    Does Greene County need a bigger jail? And what would be the costs of operating a larger facility?

    Those were the chief questions and concerns voiced by citizens at last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for a new county jail, estimated at a total cost of $70 million.

  • A new vision for Antioch Hall

    If all goes as planned, Antioch Hall will have heat by the end of the year.
    The return of warmth to the iconic structure at Antioch’s heart, commonly known as Main Building, is the result of a unique collaboration between the college and village.

  • EDITORIAL — ‘We are the weeds’

    There’s an irony in writing about invasive species that’s impossible to escape. Which species is more invasive than my own? [Editorial republished from the Nov. 7, 2019, issue of the News.]

  • Tax hike for new jail?

    Should a 0.25% increase in county sales tax be put on the ballot to fund the construction of a new jail for Greene County?

    County residents will have a chance to weigh in on the issue at two upcoming public hearings. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Both hearings will take place in the Greene County Commissioners’ meeting chambers at 35 Greene St. in Xenia.

  • Candidates Night Forum— Affordability, economy top issues

    There was much overlap and some areas of difference among candidates for Yellow Springs Village Council at last week’s Candidates Night Forum, hosted by the James A. McKee Association in advance of the Nov. 5 election.

    Affordability, housing, economic development and village demographics headed the list of topics discussed at the forum.

  • Greene County public hearings— Tax hike for 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)

    Should the county raise the sales tax to pay for a new jail? Public hearings on the issue are happening Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at 35 Greene St., Xenia.