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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • Helping the helpers at MTFR, YSPD

    Local fire and emergency medical service personnel and law enforcement officers are paying closer attention to the secondary trauma experienced by first responders in the line of duty. Ready to answer the next emergency call on a recent Tuesday morning was a five-person Miami Township Fire-Rescue crew, from left, recently promoted Lieutenant Joe Panuto, Explorer Gavin Sweet, firefighters/EMTs Josh Sweet and Cassady Brewer and Chief Colin Altman. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In the last two weeks of May alone, Miami Township Fire-Rescue crews responded to 40 calls for emergency medical service and 15 reports of fire. When a call comes in, local first responders never know exactly what they might find when they arrive. The result is that the work is physically demanding and emotionally taxing.

  • School board considers sale of land

    A recently conducted land-use study of property owned by Yellow Springs Schools concluded that the district has about 23 acres of “underutilized land” that “could be considered for subdivision and redevelopment as residential properties.”

  • Choirs to come together in ‘Concert for Peace and Unity’

    The Yellow Springs-based World House Choir will join with the Jeremy Winston Chorale and the choir of Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church in a “Concert for Peace and Unity” on Saturday, May 25, to counter the message of a rally earlier in the day in downtown Dayton by a KKK-affiliated group from Indiana.

  • Dress code comment spurs controversy

    A woman who works in food service at the high school faces the possibility of losing her job after separate public and private social media posts came to the attention of school officials last week.

  • YS school district treasurer put on leave; board votes not to renew contract

    Yellow Springs schools Treasurer Dawn Bennett was placed on paid administrative leave, and her contract, which expires July 31, was not renewed in votes taken by the Yellow Springs school board after an executive session at the end of the regular board meeting Thursday, May 9.

  • YS superintendent finalists named

    Yellow Springs Schools has announced the names of three finalists in the district’s search for a new superintendent.

  • Praise well deserved

    Six Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad members were honored Monday, May 6, during the Miami Township Trustees’ regular meeting. Pictured, from left, are Chief Altman, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student Casey Brewer, Firefighter/EMT Ryan Evans, Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Panuto, Firefighter Ryan Schroeder, Firefighter/EMT Nick Miller-Jacobson and firefighter/Emergency Medical Responder TJ Fries. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Six Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad members were honored Monday, May 6, during the Miami Township Trustees’ regular meeting.

  • Village is rocked by homicide

    A heartfelt memorial for Leonid “Lonya” Clark appeared last week at a popular gathering rock in Glen Helen Nature Preserve. A white rose was added to the spot this week. Clark’s body was found in the Glen on April 12, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death as a homicide. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The two-punch news last week that the body of villager Leonid “Lonya” Clark was found in Glen Helen Nature Preserve, followed by the announcement that his death is being investigated as a homicide, has left the community reeling and seeking answers.

  • Body in Glen identified—Villager’s death investigated as homicide 

    A body found Friday afternoon, April 12, in Glen Helen Nature Preserve has been identified by  authorities as missing Yellow Springs resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark.

  • Antioch College’s Earth Week—All are invited to ‘wade in’

    Baoku Moses will perform with the World House Choir in concert Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Foundry Theater, as part of Antioch College’s Earth Week events. (Submitted Photo)

    A series of Earth Day-related events on the Antioch College campus next week  invites the entire community to “Wade In” on environmental justice, particularly in relationship to water.