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Oct
01
2020

Articles About Village of Yellow Springs

  • Trick or treat in Yellow Springs canceled; other activities set

    The Halloween fun begins this weekend with the seventh annual Zombie Walk. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Village of Yellow Springs announced that it would not set an official Beggars Night date for the village due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • Village eyes more recycling options

    The Rumpke recycling facility outside of Cincinnati processes up to 55 tons of recyclables per day. The incoming materials are sorted by hand, then sorted further through a series of complicated mechanical processes. The Green Environmental Coalition recently organized a tour of the recycling center and landfill. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Garbage and recycling collection rates are set to rise, and maybe more than usual. That’s because the Village is considering supplemental recycling options for the community.

  • Beggar’s Night bonfires canceled due to high winds

    Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will run amok in town once again on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., stopping at various locations around town to partake in cider and hot dogs around bonfires. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Village of Yellow Springs had canceled Beggar’s Night bonfires due to concerns over high winds.

  • Diversity, inclusion efforts at the Village— Understanding implicit bias

    Over the last six months, employees of the Village attended trainings to create a more inclusive and diverse work environment and improve cultural competency at the Village.

  • YSPD Officer Meister faces termination

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Dave Meister was presented with a commendation for exceptional service in the line of duty. (News archive photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs Police Officer David Meister faces possible termination after Village administration alleged he may have violated policy by not responding to a fatal shooting in the village last month.

  • Village urges return of state surplus to municipalities

    Yellow Springs, along with other municipalities in Ohio, is urging state leaders to return a $1147 million budget surplus, which the village hopes to use for infrastructure needs.

  • Meister, Village agree to enter into mediation

    The Village of Yellow Springs has agreed to enter into mediation with Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister, according to Village Solicitor Chris Conard this week, regarding a dispute over proposed disciplinary actions that has lasted more than a month.

  • Gaunt Park pool gets upgrades

    Several hundred villagers and out-of-towners converged on the Gaunt Park pool on Monday, a sweltering hot Memorial Day. The pool was recently upgraded with $80,000 worth of repairs, according to Village Public Works Director Johnnie Burns. The Yellow Springs pool is now the only operating municipal swimming pool in Greene County. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Gaunt Park Pool opened its gates last Saturday after being extensively repaired this month. The repairs were funded by part of the $150,000 budget appropriated to the Parks department Capital Improvement Fund by Village Council. 

  • Plan to protect local drinking water updated

    An update the Village of Yellow Springs Wellhead Protection Plan, first passed in 2001, features new strategies to protect the aquifer that is the source of local drinking water.

  • New setting for water softeners

    Brown water continues to show up in areas around the village.

    With the Village of Yellow Springs’ new $7.2 million water plant now online, residents should adjust their water softeners to a new setting — 15 grains per gallon.