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  • YS teacher recognized for leadership potential

    Jaime Adoff, the language arts teacher at McKinney Middle School, has been named by his peers in English education as one of three recipients of a national award for leadership potential.

  • First day, second grade

    Mills Lawn second-graders lined up outside the school’s front door on a sunny Friday morning, Aug. 24. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Second-graders line up in front of Mills Lawn School on the first day of school.

  • New efforts, faces at YS schools

    Yellow Springs Schools welcomes six newly hired teachers to the district this school year. From left: Amanda Kinney, first-grade; Joe Carr, Mills Lawn PBL foundations; Courtney O’Connor, middle school social studies; Alicia Horvath, middle school math; Naomi Hyatt, third- and fourth-grade intervention specialist; Emily Cormier, high school art. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    It may not be astronomically precise, but summer is definitively ending for many in Yellow Springs as the village’s public schools open their doors for the 2018–19 school year on Friday, Aug. 24.

  • YS school board appoints new member

    The Yellow Springs School Board has named TJ Turner to fill Sean Creighton’s vacated seat on the five-person board.

  • YS School Board— Engineers: Structures safe

    The east exterior wall of the three-story section of Yellow Springs High School needs some joist work but is structurally safe, according to a report by the structural engineer firm Shell & Meyer Associates Inc., of Oakwood. (submitted photo)

    The structural safety of the three-story section of Yellow Springs High School and the modular units of McKinney Middle School “do not pose an immediate structural concern.

  • Bringing global leadership lessons home

    The educator became the learner this summer when Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Mario Basora spent about three weeks in Germany and the Czech Republic.

  • Unique bench honors beloved man

    A memorial bench for village resident Don Benning, who died last year, is in place in front of Tom’s Market, thanks to the efforts of lifelong family friend Shelly Blackman, left, who commissioned locally based artisan Bruce Parker, right, to create the bench that reflects Benning’s multiple interests. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Nearly a year has gone by since the death last September of longtime villager Donald E. Benning at the age of 83.

  • Senior athletes: They did it

    Villager Diana Castellano, pictured here in a recent race, has qualified to compete in multiple biking and swimming events as well as the triathlon competition at the 2019 National Senior Games, popularly called the Senior Olympics, to be held in June in Albuquerque, N.M. Longtime Yellow Springs resident Cheryl Meyer, not pictured, qualified to compete in four swimming events. Both women swim with the Dayton Sharks team. (submitted photo)

    Villagers Diana Castellano and Cheryl Meyer may seem like unlikely Olympians.

  • YS pharmacist set for NYC move

    Janice Blandford, head pharmacist at Town Drug for the past four years, says she is “semi-retiring” as she leaves the local drug store after 20 years off and on, and moves with her husband, Thad Tarpey, to New York City, where Tarpey has a new job. (photo by Robert Hasek)

    After 35 years as a pharmacist, 20 of them off and on in Yellow Springs and the last four as the full-time druggist in charge at Town Drug, Janice Blandford is leaving the downtown pharmacy and moving to New York City.

  • Krier stays on paid leave

    After completing the 2017–18 school year on paid medical leave, Tim Krier, principal, will start the new academic year on paid administrative leave.

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