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Articles About New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

  • Having a ball

    Locals again flooded the streets on Dec. 31, 2023 — New Year’s Eve — to anticipate, and then celebrate, the arrival of 2024.

  • Drop on in!

    On New Year’s Eve, the village celebrated both the nascent 2023 and the return of the ball drop, deftly handled by villager Lance Rudegeair, pictured in a cloud of confetti; the annual event has not been held since the transition from 2019 to 2020.

  • Yellow Springs New Year’s Eve Ball Drop canceled

    The annual ball drop will return to downtown on Thursday, Dec. 31. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Village of Yellow Springs’ New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, typically held in downtown each year, has been canceled. 

  • Grinning from year to year

    While technically not a baby, 21-month-old Jack Rudegeair, ball-drop-master Lance’s grandson, got the opportunity to touch the enchanting New Year’s sphere just after midnight, held aloft by his father, Shawn. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    In spite of single-digit temperatures, 2018 received a fine ­Yellow Springs welcome of cheering crowds.

  • Village Council— RJ Hawley leaves Yellow Springs police

    Four months after the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident that an independent investigator described as “volatile and unsafe” due to police actions, the senior officer during the incident, RJ Hawley, is leaving the police department.

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