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Articles by Lauren Shows :: Page 10
HB 126 could impact school tax revenue
A bill passed earlier this month by both the Ohio House and Senate is on track to impact the ways school districts are able to collect tax revenues — including in Yellow Springs.
‘Shrek: The Musical’ to debut
This week, the young thespians of YS High School and McKinney Middle School were in the last galvanic days before that transformation as they prepared to perform “Shrek: The Musical.” The production will be staged Friday–Sunday, May 6–8, in the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University.
All I Care to Eat | Ham, cheese and memory
“I had the best sandwich of my life in the summer of 1993. I was 9 years old, and my dad had just installed a cheap, above-ground swimming pool in our backyard. We lived in Jonesville, Ky., a rural community of about 150 people at the time.”
New pastor at Methodist Church
Latoya Warren, a native of Dayton, was appointed to head the 185-year-old church last month after the departure of Rick Jones, who had served as pastor since 2015. Jones is now pastoring Oakwood United Methodist Church.
Preschoolers celebrate World Down Syndrome Day
Mike Anderson and Katie Warber helped students in the school’s morning and afternoon classes celebrate at story time by reading Amy E. Sturkey’s “‘D’ is for Down Syndrome,” which uses each letter of the alphabet to introduce young readers to aspects of life growing up with Down syndrome.
‘A Powerful Thang’ returns to Yellow Springs
On Saturday, April 2, “A Powerful Thang,” which was shot in large part in the village, will screen at the Little Art Theatre, where it debuted upon its release more than 30 years ago. Filmmaker Davis will make her return to the village for the screening.
Downtown fossil shop closes
A downtown store that traded in prehistoric wares will soon join the ranks of history itself: This week, villager Eric Clark closed the fossil shop, Rock Around the Clark, after selling its stock to Fairborn resident Frances Coynes.
Antioch College gets grant to demolish old student union
Antioch College is slated to receive just over $100,000 from the State of Ohio to help fund the demolition of its original student union building.
Channel 5 public access — Building community through TV
Public access television channel Community Access Yellow Springs — Spectrum Channel 5 — content is curated for its local cable audience, but it’s also, as was the intention for public access when it was originally conceived, meant to be utilized as a tool for creation by anyone in the community.
Black-owned businesses in Yellow Springs: an oral history
In decades past, a villager could walk through town and encounter a host of businesses owned by Black residents of Yellow Springs.