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Articles by Jessica Thomas
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As Chief Brian Carlson drove toward Mills Lawn Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 14, students cheered and waved signs saying “thank you” and “goodbye.” Carlson, who has been with the Yellow Springs Police Department for 12 years — five of those as chief — is leaving the force in November.
At its regular virtual meeting on Monday, Oct. 18, held via Zoom, Council attempted to pass an emergency ordinance to update the wording on the Village mask mandate.
Greene County Coalition for Compassionate Justice, or GCCCJ, held a public online meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5 to relay the findings of its Greene County Pretrial System Assessment Report. The report was issued to provide greater context around Issue 1, a proposed levy to build a new jail.
Four Miami Township residents are looking for votes to fill two Township seats in the upcoming November election. Here, the News featured profiles of two of the four candidates, Don Hollister and Dino Pallotta.
Newly returned to town after an extended stay in Louisiana, Yellow Springs resident Khara Scott-Bey wants to challenge the community to extend its hospitality to Patrick Bowman Sr. and his family, who left New Orleans after Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, Aug. 29.
In its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 20, Village Council members considered whether to move forward with discussions about the formation of a citizen review board.
At its regular meeting Oct. 4, held via Zoom, Village Council members passed a resolution to censure Council member Laura Curliss for “violation of Council rules and procedures.”
After the Sept. 20 regular Village Council meeting, local landlords can no longer refuse to rent to tenants based solely on the tenants’ source of income.
The News spotlighted the three incumbents, Council President Brian Housh and Council members Kevin Stokes and Laura Curliss.
Village Manager Josué Salmerón updated Council members with a timeline and process for hiring a new chief for the YSPD. Carlson, who submitted his resignation last month, agreed to stay for 90 days to help with the transition.