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Articles by Megan Bachman
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With most pandemic restrictions now lifted and summer in full swing, downtown Yellow Springs has been packed with visitors on recent weekends. But the influx of tourists has brought a problem: new street vendors and buskers setting up shop and clogging sidewalks.
Located on the rear of the building that houses Current Cuisine/Dark Star Comics/Pangaea, which has been a “free wall” since 1988, the “Tarot of America” features a panoply of social justice themes.
Opponents of creating a designated outdoor refreshment area, or DORA, in Yellow Springs shared their thoughts at a Village of Yellow Springs town hall two weeks ago. The meeting was arranged as a way to elicit public feedback about the proposal. However, no citizen or local business owner spoke in favor of it.
Should the Village of Yellow Springs have its own local building department to review permits and inspect local projects? For Village Manager Josué Salmerón, the answer is yes.
In recent weeks, cases of COVID-19 in the county, and the state, have plummeted, and are now on par with levels seen during the summer of 2020. It’s been over two weeks since a new COVID-19 case was recorded in the 45387 area code.
In Ohio, COVID-19 cases are falling. Vaccination eligibility is expanding. Masks are coming off. As a result, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week that most of the remaining health orders initially put in place last year will be lifted June 2.
Do you still have to wear a mask in Yellow Springs? What if you are vaccinated? What if you are outside? Village Council tackled the matter at its May 17 regular meeting. Council decided to keep the downtown mask mandate until it expires on June 2, when Ohio lifts its state of emergency.
Village Manager Josué Salmerón aired a proposal for a designated outdoor refreshment area, or DORA, in the downtown area at Council’s April 19 meeting.
During their regular meeting on April 29, the Greene County Board of Commissioners unanimously granted an annexation petition from Oberer Land Developers to add their 34 acres of land in Miami Township to the southern edge of Yellow Springs.
A new local business is looking to host car shows and charity events, sell cars and campers and run area kayak tours.