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Articles by Lauren Shows :: Page 5
Trustees to talk large-scale solar
On Monday, Nov. 7, village and township residents will have the chance to sound off on large-scale solar farms and voice their concerns and opinions, whether in support or opposition.
YS Schools receive state ratings
The district’s highest average proficiencies across all tested subjects were social studies, English language arts and science. The lowest-scoring subject in achievement was math, which averaged 54% across grades three through eight and high school algebra and geometry.
Facilities Committee discusses maintenance plans
The Facilities Committee formed earlier this year to consider the costs of a phased, permanent-improvement plan to upgrade the district’s buildings compared with building all-new facilities.
Local actors star in ‘Baskerville’
Villagers and actors Ellen Ballerene, Reilly Dixon and Robb Willoughby will star in Beavercreek Community Theatre’s production of “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” Fridays–Sundays, Oct. 21–23 and 28–30.
Antioch School celebrates a century
Last year, The Antioch School — oft-billed as the nation’s “oldest democratic school” — turned 100 years old. The school is hosting a three-day celebratory reunion from Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22, which will include music, workshops, art projects, skits, the long-loved Harvest Supper Potluck — and plenty of memories.
A street affair
Amid the hustle and bustle of the return of Street Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8, one couple made time for — as far as this newspaper is aware — a Street Fair first: Cincinnati couple Sarah Valenzuela and Michael Kuhl were married by Mayor Pam Conine in an impromptu wedding ceremony.
School board talks sex education
The YS Board of Education discussed health and sex education in the schools during a work session on Thursday, Sept. 19. Discussion focused on the schools’ current curricula in those areas, as well as future steps the schools may take.
Peace Corps dream takes flight
On Monday, Sept. 26, Yellow Springs resident Dan Robrish and 16 other Peace Corps members arrived in North Macedonia, where they will serve until December 2024.
‘Louverture Exchange’ — Black legacy through music
History, generational struggle and legacy will be the unifying themes of “Louverture Exchange: A Musical Dialogue,” a performance featuring the World House Choir, hip-hop artist and local resident Tronee Threat and headlined by international performer Napoleon Maddox on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Fire department levy is Issue 25 on ballot
If Issue 25 is approved by voters, the levy will generate about $670,000 per year for Miami Township Fire-Rescue; it will cost taxpayers $122.50 for every $100,000 of appraised property value.