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Articles by Diane Chiddister

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  • Soybean, corn farmers challenged by price drops

    Several local farmers cited Chinese tariffs on soybeans and an anticipated robust harvest as factors contributing to significantly lower prices for local crops, which spell diminished profits for farmers. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While they differ in their assessment of causes, several local farmers agree on their current situation: it’s a challenging time to be a farmer in Ohio.

  • In September, a focus on dementia

    The 18-month-long Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs project is organizing several activities for September, World Alzheimer’s Month. Two of its organizers are, from left, Toni Dosik, and Karen Wolford of the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Not pictured are organizers Kate LeVesconte and Karen Puterbaugh of the Greene County Council on Aging. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When organizers for the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs, or DFYS, project held a community book read last winter on a book about dementia, they were encouraged by the hardy response.

  • Five years on, shooting death has profound ripples

    More than 100 villagers attended a candlelight vigil the night after the July 31, 2013, death of Paul E. Schenck, who was killed by a sheriff sniper following a four-hour standoff with more than 80 police officers at Schenck’s High Street home. The event, which disturbed many villagers, has led to significant changes in local policing. (News archive photo)

    When Kate Hamilton moved back to her hometown of Yellow Springs six years ago, she had no desire to reform local policing.

  • Follow the music from porch to porch

    Brittany Baum, left, and Rachel Price, shown here on Baum’s backyard deck, are co-organizers of the first Yellow Springs Porchfest, to take place Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 7 p.m. At the event, local musicians will play for free on villagers’ porches, decks and yards. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Villagers coming together to hear local musicians. Neighbors greeting those they know and welcoming those they haven’t met before. People enjoying a beautiful autumn day outdoors, walking the neighborhoods of the village.

  • Meister, Village agree to enter into mediation

    The Village of Yellow Springs has agreed to enter into mediation with Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister, according to Village Solicitor Chris Conard this week, regarding a dispute over proposed disciplinary actions that has lasted more than a month.

  • State of the College address— Manley eyes Antioch challenges

    At last Saturday’s State of the College address to college alumni, Antioch College President Tom Manley closed with a quote from South African human rights activist Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

  • AU Midwest cuts staff, moves online

    Antioch University leaders recently announced significant staff cuts and programming changes at Antioch University Midwest, or AUM. While the school’s longstanding “place-based” programs will soon be eliminated, the school aims to ramp up its online and low-residency offerings.

  • Village, Meister still at odds

    Last Friday’s pre-disciplinary hearing for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister was postponed in hopes that lawyers representing Meister and the Village could reach a compromise agreement.

  • Outside voices: 2018’s Springsfest

    The third annual Springsfest drew a couple thousand music lovers to the village last weekend to hear a lineup of 11 local, regional and national bands. Here Jack Dolan of indie-rock outfit Twin Peaks, of Chicago, Ill., sang to an elated — and in some cases, elevated — crowd on the lawn of the John Bryan Center. Yellow Springs resident Conor Stratton founded and organized the festival. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Saturday, July 7, for this year’s Springsfest, which featured 11 bands over 11 hours.

  • Council eyes creating a CIC

    At Village Council’s June 18 meeting, Council revisited a previous discussion on the potential benefits and costs of creating a designated community improvement corporation, or CIC.