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Oct
28
2020

Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 4

  • 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 fourth annual SpringsFest will be held Saturday, July 6. Pictured is Jack Dolan of indie-rock outfit Twin Peaks, of Chicago, Ill., at last year's SpringsFest. (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.

  • Village police — Meister discipline sparks protest

    About 25 villagers took part Saturday in a protest against the proposed disciplinary actions against Cpl. Dave Meister of the Yellow Springs police department. The group carried posters in support of Meister through downtown. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    The proposed demotion and additional discipline of a popular local police officer has sparked concern in Yellow Springs, including a protest last weekend.

  • And they’re off!

    Shown above "crossing the mound” following the event were graduates Ellie Burck, Odette Chavez-Mayo and Michelle Fujii. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Forty-four Antioch College students graduated last Saturday at the college commencement.

  • Women’s Park thrives at 20

    The 20th anniversary of the Women’s Park of Yellow Springs will be celebrated on Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park on the Little Miami Trail bike path. Shown above are some of the park’s organizers and gardeners, including Evelyn LaMers, in front; behind, from left, Helen Eier, Deb Henderson and Macy Reynolds. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Twenty years ago, villager and women’s rights activist Gene Trolander gathered together like-minded friends to bring to life a vision she held dear: a park to celebrate the lives of Yellow Springs women.