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Mar
31
2020

Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • Children’s Center closes

    The Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center administration has decided to close the local day care center temporarily, rather than continue operation as a designated “pandemic child care” facility.

  • YS Schools— Learning continues despite closure

    This week would have been spring break for Yellow Springs schools, if they — and all other kindergarten through 12th grade institutions in the state — had not closed a week earlier, as ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine in response to the worldwide novel coronavirus outbreak.

  • Schools adjust to closure

    DeWine announced a three-week shutdown Thursday afternoon, March 12, with the closure to begin at the end of the school day Monday, March 16, and students set to return to class Monday, April 6.

  • Yellow Springs Children’s Center earns five stars

    The five-star label is the highest possible rating assigned by Step Up to Quality, a statewide quality rating and improvement system administered jointly by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

  • MTFR seeks operating levy renewal

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is in need of volunteers. (Photo via mtfr.org)

    Among the ballot issues local voters will decide Tuesday, March 17, is a 3.8-mill renewal levy for Miami Township Fire-Rescue operations.

  • Encyclopedia highlights Black lives

    A “labor of love” — as well as a labor of memory, representation and community — hit a significant milestone in February with the completion and release of the first physical edition of “Blacks in Yellow Springs: A Community Encyclopedia.”

  • YS school board— Facilities task force concludes work

    Members of the district’s Facilities Task Force presented the group’s final report and concluded a year’s work exploring the needs of the district’s school buildings.

  • YS schools— School district, former teacher settle suits

    The Yellow Springs school district and a former district teacher have reached a settlement for the second time in five years.

  • Schools mourn beloved bus driver

    Yellow Springs students, parents, teachers, staff — everyone knew beloved district bus driver Darryl Dewer simply as  “Mr. Darryl.”

  • Grinnell Road ‘shootout’— Investigation continues in double fatal shooting

    Greene County authorities say that the investigation into the double fatal shooting outside a home on Grinnell Road, just south of Yellow Springs, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, could take weeks to complete.