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Oct
24
2020

Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 2

  • On the history, future of Black farming

    According to the USDA’s latest census report, released in 2017, Greene County has no Black-owned farms, out of a total 617. Neither does Clark County, with 742 total farms; while Montgomery County charts nine Black-owned farming ventures, of 782 farms overall.

  • Yellow Springs man gets prison time after plea deal

    Yellow Springs resident Michael M. Gentile will serve up to a year in prison after reaching a plea deal with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in July related to rape, drug and vandalism charges filed in 2017.

  • New science teacher hired

    McKinney Middle School’s new science teacher, Cameron Dickens, has brought an atypical educational background to an atypical school year when classes since began online Thursday, Aug. 27.

  • Parents explore alternative school options

    The continuing pandemic has prompted area schools to restructure their methods and approaches, often drastically, with some adopting an online instructional plan, at least to start the year.

  • Township Board of Zoning Appeals— Chappelle shows granted variance

    The Miami Township Board of Zoning Appeals gave the green light Thursday night, Aug. 6, to comedian Dave Chappelle and his team to continue presenting shows at a rural property north of the village.

  • YS Schools restart— District assesses risks

    This story looks at some of the risks of both in-person and online instruction that local educators are weighing in planning for the new academic year.

  • Antioch School plans for in-person restart

    As the new academic year approaches, the Antioch School — the local independent day-school for pre-K and elementary school-aged children — is planning to open its doors, and its many windows, for in-person classes this fall.

  • Zoning appeals board OKs Chappelle shows at local rural property

    The Miami Township Board of Zoning Appeals gave the green light Thursday night, Aug. 6, to comedian Dave Chappelle and his team to continue presenting shows at a rural property off Meredith Road.

  • Yellow Springs Schools— New academic year to begin online

    In a specially called meeting Saturday morning, July 25, the Yellow Springs school board unanimously approved a plan to restart the 2020–21 academic year online, with instruction to be presented by district teachers.

  • Zoning rules challenge shows

    Award-winning comedian and actor Dave Chappelle’s weekend comedy shows are not within the parameters of the zoning code, forcing the property owner to seek a temporary usage variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals.