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Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 10

  • Council decriminalizes marijuana in Yellow Springs

    In a 4–0 vote, Council passed the first reading of an ordinance reducing the offense level and penalties for those caught possessing or cultivating less than 200 grams of marijuana, which is about seven ounces.

  • Council recommits to anti-racism

    At their Aug. 17 virtual meeting, Village Council members agreed to move forward to meet the demands of local anti-racist rally organizers and take other steps to address racism locally after tensions escalated between the two groups in recent weeks.

  • What the village kneads— ‘Bootleg’ bagels fly from local kitchen

    Local chef Ben Bullock recently opened a new micro-bakery out of his home in the village. Bootleg Bagels offers made-to-order bagels that are chewy on the outside and soft on the inside with a variety of toppings.

  • Yellow Springs Development Corporation

    The Yellow Springs Development Corporation, or YSDC, a local quasi-governmental organization, held a brief virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

  • Street scene

    Local anti-racist activists took to the streets for the 12th consecutive weekend, expressing themselves with chants such as “Black lives matter,” “Black is beautiful,” and “No justice, no peace.”

  • Demonstrators, Village at odds

    Discussions between a group of anti-racist demonstrators and Village officials broke down this week after a letter from two Council members was met with a swift rebuke from organizers.

  • Noncitizen voting under fire

    Villagers voted on May 8, Primary Election Day. According to election officials, voting ebbed and flowed throughout the day at Antioch University Midwest, with an overall turnout of 1,664 voters. For precincts in Yellow Springs and Miami Township, the total turnout was about 53 percent, compared to 22 percent county-wide. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs’ recent charter change allowing noncitizens to vote on local matters came under fire last week from the state’s chief election official.

  • Independent review clears YSPD chief

    Officer Brian Carlson, a six-year veteran of the Yellow Springs police department, was named interim police chief on Monday, Jan. 23. He fills the vacancy left by former Chief David Hale, who resigned three weeks ago following the events of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson was cleared of wrongdoing by an outside investigator in June after a formal complaint was lodged against him by a village resident in May.

  • The future of Yellow Springs, now

    A few proposals: Light industrial facilities on the western edge of town. Offices and a new residential neighborhood along Xenia Avenue at the southern end. A “designated outdoor refreshment area” downtown where alcoholic beverages can be consumed on the sidewalks. And a dog park.

  • Movies return to Little Art big screen

    The 90-year-old local independent theater, the Little Art, reopened two weekends ago after being closed for more than four months.

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