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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 22

  • Paul Graham: a soft-spoken force for equality

    Longtime villager Paul Graham is shown in the kitchen of his Corry Street home surrounded by photos of family, including his late wife, Jewell, at right. Graham played a major role in integrating downtown businesses in the early 1960s. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A soft-spoken and gentle man, Paul Graham doesn’t seem like a troublemaker. Yet in Yellow Springs a half century ago, Graham made considerable trouble for those who stood in the path of equal rights for all.

  • Village Council considers 2017 goals

    At their Dec. 5 meeting, Council members reviewed a status update on this year’s Village Council goals with an eye toward identifying 2017 goals.

  • Village Council— Budget shows lower spending

    At Village Council’s Nov. 21 meeting, Council members unanimously approved the second, and final, reading of the 2017 Village budget, which projects a lower level of spending than in recent years.

  • A feast with friends

    Michael Harrod, left, and John Fudge, right, were two of the many villagers, families and friends who took part in last Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    Many villagers, families and friends who took part in last Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Village Council— Status quo on sidewalks?

    At Monday night’s Village Council meeting, Council began a discussion on the long vexing topic of how best to maintain adequate village sidewalks, after receiving a recommendation from two of its members that the Village not move ahead with a repair project that had been estimated at $4.8 million.

  • Projects help villagers in need

    The Yellow Springs Food Pantry, located in the basement of the United Methodist Church, is one of several nonprofits that aim to address the needs of villagers who struggle financially. Shown above are volunteers David Robinow, Bethany Gray, Sue Bothwell, Paula Hurwitz (the pantry’s director) and Pat Robinow. The pantry provides food for residents of Yellow Springs and Clifton on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Some local volunteers believe they see the level of financial need among villagers rising this year, while others believe the level of need has remained constant. But these volunteers all agree that there are people in Yellow Springs who are struggling to make ends meet.

  • Village votes by precinct

    Forget all that weird election news from last week. It was just a bad dream! In reality Hillary Clinton swept the polls!

  • ‘Nagasaki’ author to speak at AUM

    Susan Southard, author of “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” will speak in the multipurpose room of Antioch University Midwest on Saturday, Nov. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Submitted photo by Susan Santi)

    Susan Southard, who will be awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize this week for her nonfiction book on the survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb, will speak in Yellow Springs this Saturday.

  • Carl Hyde: A habit of caring, and aging well

    Carl Hyde, who moved into the Friends Assisted Living Center a year ago, first came to Yellow Springs as an Antioch College freshman more than 70 years ago. After more than four decades as a town physician, he’s known to many as “Dr. Hyde.” He rides his bike regularly in good weather. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Though he retired more than 15 years ago, Carl Hyde’s habit of caring for people remains.

  • Protest of Standing Rock pipeline on Friday

    A weekly protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is taking place each Friday at Speedway in Yellow Springs.