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Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 40

  • Antioch reunion finds ties with past, future

    Around 70 volunteers are on the Antioch College campus this week for the annual work project ahead of the college’s reunion this weekend. Pictured harvesting garlic on the Antioch College Farm are, from left, Yunus Brevik, class of 2003, Mary Bowman, class of 1949, and David Nekimken, class of 1968. (Submitted Photo by James Lippincott)

    Michael Higginbotham, author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America,” is the inaugural speaker in a new seminar series named in honor of famed civil rights advocate and federal judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., a 1949 graduate of Antioch College and also Michael Higginbotham’s father’s first cousin.

  • Village Council — Late fees to be forgiven

    One time each year, the Village of Yellow Springs will forgive the late fee on a resident’s utility bill if the resident asks for forgiveness.

  • Village Council — Citizens speak up for Meister

    Jeff “Pan” Reich addressed council members during the citizen’s comment period of its July 2 meeting. Reich, along wiht eight other villagers, expressed support for Cpl. David Meister, who is facing disciplinary charges. About 30 citizens attended. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Nine villagers spoke in support of Cpl. David Meister, a local police officer facing discipline charges, at Village Council’s July 2 meeting.

  • Plans for investing in the village

    Community economist Michael Shuman brainstormed with Yellow Springs Federal Credit Union Executive Director Sandy Hollenberg after three days of local meetings last week with those representing government, education, business and nonprofit sectors. Shuman and Hollenberg are planning to launch one local investment project here to jumpstart the local economy. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A local debit card with rewards for shopping locally. A business incubator on the Antioch campus. Crowdfunding for local businesses. Student debt refinancing for those who live here after graduation. These ideas and more were explored in a series of conversations last week spearheaded by the Yellow Springs Federal Credit Union, or YSFCU.

  • Reaching out to save a life

    In the depths of depression, a young Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to his law partner in 1841 that hinted at possible suicidal intentions.

  • The role of police in preventing suicide

    Local police have responded ten times to a possibly suicidal person in the village this year. While each case is unique, in all of them police assess the safety of the situation and then choose a course of action.

  • Suicide a growing concern

    It’s called the ripple effect. When someone takes their own life, the act impacts entire families and communities, spreading out as water from a stone tossed in a pond.

  • Local resources for suicide prevention

    Recent suicides in Yellow Springs and beyond have galvanized those working in and around the village to prevent suicide.

  • Juke Joint: Dave Chappelle’s gift to Yellow Springs

    Comedian Dave Chappelle joined in with harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet and The Band with No Name at the recent Juke Joint, held Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, at a barn at Whitehall Farm. It was the third Juke Joint presented by Chappelle; the event offered locals and visitors a night of music and dancing. (Submitted Photo by Matieu Bitton)

    For the third time, comedian and local resident Dave Chappelle threw a star-studded barn party in the village, a night of copious covers, musical improvisation, surprise guest stars and hot and sweaty dancing.

  • Update on medical marijuana — Local dispensary not approved, rollout delayed

    Cresco Labs is in the midst of constructing a 50,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility in the village. Construction is on schedule, although the company is waiting for the state to decide on a processing application so the company can also produce oils, tinctures, patches and edibles onsite. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Two announcements this week from the State of Ohio affected the local medical marijuana picture.

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