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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • Bulldogs take on regional academic competitions — Wins in speech, writing, world affairs

    Members of the Yellow Springs Junior Council of World Affairs competed Monday, Feb. 4, in the annual QuizBowl hosted by the Dayton Council on World Affairs at the University of Dayton. The five Bulldog teams placed second, seventh, ninth, 11th and 14th among 39 teams from eight school districts that participated in the tournament.

    Yellow Springs students brought home a variety of extra-curricular awards in the past week, in addition to the district’s athletic accomplishments.

  • Trustees change meeting time

    Miami Township Trustees moved Monday, Feb. 4, to eliminate a long-standing meeting time conflict with Yellow Springs Village Council.

  • The border is here — Mauritanians fight deportation

    The United States President has declared an immigration crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border, focusing public attention there, while at the same time a crisis in our own backyard goes unseen by many Ohioans.

  • School board — District fundraiser to depart

    Dawn Boyer, the director of advancement for Yellow Springs Schools, is leaving her job at the end of her current contract, Aug. 1, according to a letter of resignation dated Jan. 4.

  • Arguing for speech, debate

    Members of the Yellow Springs Speech and Debate team participated in the annual Beavercreek Phoenix Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Beavercreek High School. From left are: coach Brian Housh, Miles Gilchrist, Gini Meekin, Solan Palmer, Payton Horton, Kian Barker, Galen Sieck, Colon Anderson and Lily Bryan. Not pictured is co-coach Jackie Anderson. The team will host its first local tournament, titled The Fearless Forensics Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 26. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Here’s a psychological tip for feeling more confident: Stand with your feet apart, hands on hips — Superman style — for five minutes.

  • WSU faculty move closer to strike

    Villager Sirisha Naidu, an associate professor of economics at Wright State University and a member of the faculty union’s leadership team, was one of about 200 faculty members and their supporters who packed a university board of trustees meeting in October to express their frustration and anger about the impasse in contract negotiations. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Wright State University faculty this week took a step closer to going on strike in a continuing contract dispute with university administration.

  • YS mother focuses family’s Christmas on helping asylum seekers

    The ongoing tense situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the critical circumstances of as many as 15,000 Central American people seeking asylum in the U.S. at the Tijuana port of entry — part of the so-called “migrant caravan” — is sparking deep concern among Yellow Springs residents who are spearheading humanitarian aid responses and working to raise wider awareness about the crisis. 

  • Millworks changes hands

    New villagers Jessica Yamamoto and Antonio Molina, pictured with their nine-year-old twin daughters, Sophia and Jessie, are the new owners of Millworks Business Center. The couple buys and rehabs properties that they resell or maintain as rentals. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After being on the market for more than 18 months, the Millworks Business Center has new owners.

  • Election 2018 — Dems revived despite losses

    On their face, the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections in both Greene County and the state maintained the Republican-dominant status quo. But a deeper look shows that change is occurring.

  • MLS all-school musical — ‘Lion King KIDS’ springs to life

    In rehearsal: The circle of life continues as the lion Simba, played by James White; the shaman Rafiki, played by Gini Meekin; and lioness Nalla, performed by Ru Robertson, celebrate the birth of a new generation at the conclusion of “Lion King KIDS,” which Mills Lawn School will present in two performances Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 and 7 p.m, at Central State University’s Paul Robeson theater in Wilberforce. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Mills Lawn Elementary has transformed into the Pride Lands this fall as students prepare for a production of “Lion King KIDS,” a stage adaptation for youth of the popular, animated Disney movie and subsequent Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.