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Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • Editorial | A loss for the News, a win for news

    “It can be difficult to maintain the distance required for reporting when the things you cover affect you just as deeply as they might affect your readers — your neighbors, really.”

  • Retiring educators sign off

    The News spoke with all three educators — Paul Comstock, Iyabo Eguaroje and Dave Smith, all of whom are retiring this year — in April about how they came to the district, their years of work here and what they intend to do next.

  • YS Schools facilities | Two new options, four total considered

    By meeting’s end, school board members had pared the potential facilities plans to four — two fewer than at the board’s regular meeting the previous week.

  • Yellow Springs school board divided on facilities upgrade plans

    A special meeting of the Yellow Springs school board on Friday, April 28, became tense as board members and district administrators discussed the four potential facilities upgrade plans being considered for a November levy vote.

  • Letting babies lead at Open Air Studio

    At Open Air Studio, a downtown education center that opened last summer, it’s all about letting babies safely learn about how to live in the world, and about who they are within it.

  • Yellow Springs Food Pantry finds a new home

    The pantry, which has been hosted by the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church for nearly two decades, will now be located at Central Chapel AME Church, 411 S. High St. Just as before, the pantry will be open 2–4 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

  • Board of Education | Treasurer talks taxes, facilities

    At the April 13 regular meeting of the YS Board of Education, district Treasurer Jacob McGrath presented a detailed overview of the tax implications associated with updating the district’s school facilities.

  • Checking in with the new Little Art Theatre director

    Despite the uncharted landscape that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on public entertainment venues, the Little Art wants the community to know: Your hometown theater is still here.

  • Community survey to center school facilities

    A community survey is being planned to gather feedback from local residents on how best to address upgrading YS Schools facilities.

  • Yellow Springs Board of Education | Facilities options narrow to six

    At a Wednesday, March 29 work session of the YS Board of Education, board members winnowed the number of plans for potential facilities upgrades under consideration from eight options to six.

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