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Articles About 2018 Election

  • Hometown candidate — DeWine aims for top state office

    Mike DeWine and family gathers in the Glen for a photo that was used in a 1980 campaign ad that ran in the News when he ran for state senator. From left are John, Mike, wife Fran, Brian, Becky, Pat and Jill DeWine. (News archive photo)

    As the Ohio gubernatorial race comes to a close, Republican candidate Mike DeWine is already looking to get back to a favorite activity after the campaign, win or lose: taking in a movie with his wife at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs.

  • YS school board — District seeks levy renewal

    With a renewal levy on the Nov. 6 ballot, Yellow Springs school  district leaders want local voters to know that the measure, if approved, will not increase their tax bill.

  • Greene County Career Center — Facility levy eyes aerospace training

    The Greene County Career Center is asking county voters to pass a 1.03-mill property tax levy to build a new center near the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 35 in Xenia. The current facility is located at 2960 W. Enon Road in Xenia Township. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Looking to propel its aerospace training program, the Greene County Career Center is asking voters next month to support a property tax levy for a new facility.

  • Changemakers

    Nationally known civil rights activist Shaun King headlined a Freedom to Vote Rally on the horseshoe at Antioch College on Sunday, Sept. 23. He spoke to a crowd estimated at 250, sharing suggestions for movement building and social change. (Submitted photo by Elena Dahl)

    Nationally known civil rights activist Shaun King headlined a Freedom to Vote Rally on the horseshoe at Antioch College on Sunday, Sept. 23.

  • Schools analyze levy defeat

    In the wake of the school facilities levy loss May 8, the Yellow Springs School Board met Thursday, May 24, to discuss what the schools’ contracted architect described as a “decisive” defeat, and consider next steps in addressing the needs of the district’s aging buildings. 

  • Board reflects on levy loss

    The defeat of the combined 4.7-mill property tax and 0.25 percent income tax levy in the May 8 election was a painful blow, Yellow Springs District Superintendent Mario Basora said during the regular school board meeting two days later, Thursday, May 10.

  • County, state primary races — Gould, Lopez win party nominations

    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)

    Greene County residents will have a new representative joining the county Board of Commissioners in the fall, regardless of who wins the fall general election race, as incumbent Alan G. Anderson was bested in the Republican primary Tuesday, May 8, by challenger Dick Gould.

  • How will you vote on the school levy?

    Last week the News spoke to about two dozen villagers representing a cross-section of the community about how they plan to vote on the upcoming school facilities levy.

  • Candidates address opioid crisis and growth

    The opioid epidemic has hit Greene County hard, and the elected county commissioners aren’t doing enough to support those affected by addiction, according to two candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for county commissioner in the May 8 primary.

  • Ohio redistricting reform on ballot

    n the battleground state of Ohio, if about half of all votes are cast for Democrat candidates and half for Republicans, then why are three-quarters of its congressional representatives Republican? Gerrymandering, say experts.