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  • Mills Lawn students bid farewell to Chief Carlson

    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.

  • Village Council votes down mask ordinance update

    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.

  • Compassionate justice group reports findings

    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.

  • 2021 Election: Hollister and Pallotta contend for Miami Township Trustee seats

    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.

  • Family finds refuge in village from Hurricane Ida

    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.

  • Council discusses CRB, Mills Lawn greenspace

    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.

  • Village Council censures Council member Laura Curliss

    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.”

  • Village Council bans income source discrimination for renters

    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.

  • 2021 Local Election: Curliss, Housh, Stokes vie for Council

    The News spotlighted the three incumbents, Council President Brian Housh and Council members Kevin Stokes and Laura Curliss.

  • Village Council establishes strategy for chief search

    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.