- Published: May 18, 2023
- Emergent Verse | Song of Herself
I wonder whether Walt Whitman’s timeless lines above from “Song of Myself” were stewing in Nancy Mellon’s mind, or unconscious, when she composed her poem.
- Retiring educators sign off
The News spoke with all three educators — Paul Comstock, Iyabo Eguaroje and Dave Smith, all of whom are retiring this year — in April about how they came to the district, their years of work here and what they intend to do next.
- Yellow Springs wins ‘best’ water
At the Monday, May 15, Village Council meeting, Public Works Director Johnnie Burns opened the meeting with a celebration — Yellow Springs had won the Ohio Rural Water Association’s 2023 water tasting competition.
- COVID-19 emergency ends
The COVID-19 emergency is over, but the pandemic continues. That was the overarching message from Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, director of the Ohio Department of Health during an online press conference Thursday, May 11.
- 2023 Yellow Springs Juneteenth celebration set
Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a gathering outside Yellow Springs High School, for a walk that will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed through the village past several sites of significance in the Black history of Yellow Springs.
- Perry League T-ball season nears
As the school year winds down, and the summer months near, Perry League T-Ball is preparing for its 53rd season. The beloved local program remains an all-volunteer undertaking, with play taking place this year every Friday evening in June and July, 6–7:30 p.m., at Gaunt Park.
- Renowned cellist comes home
Homegrown classically trained cellist Karen Patterson will return to the area on Sunday, May 21, for a performance at High Street United Methodist Church in Springfield. Patterson will give the final concert of the church’s Sanctuary Concert series.
- Students inducted into National Honor Society
In early May, 14 Yellow Springs High School students were inducted as new members into the National Honor Society, an academic program centered on scholarship, community service and leadership.
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