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Articles About news from the past
75 years ago, Antioch enrollment was up to 1,140; 50 years ago, federal narcotics agents seized drugs valued at $100,000, and Village Council debated bicycle safety to little avail; 25 years ago, contaminants were found in local wells near Vernay Labs.
In 1973, 50 years ago, Antioch College welcomes 243 new students to campus. 25 years ago, the Yellow Springs Women’s Park was officially opened and dedicated. Ten years ago, a firefight and all-night standoff took place in the village.
In 1948, 75 years ago, Yellow Springs Instruments Incorporated was founded; 50 years ago, a strike of Antioch College students this week continued to prevent use of all buildings on the campus except dormitories.
From an April 1948 issue of the News: “New strain of chestnut trees planted in Glen. The United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture, has chosen Antioch College’s Glen Helen as a test site for a new blight-resistant strain of 78 chestnuts which it has been developing.”
From the Jan. 12, 1966 issue of the News: “Leo Hamilton, one of eight winners of $25 each at last Saturday’s Appreciation Day drawing, displays his winnings, while others nearby are happy for him.”
In the winter of 1963, villagers wrapped in their warmest garb gathered downtown on Short Street to visit the man in red himself, who patiently listened to holiday wishes and handed out candy canes.
As published in the July 5, 2012, issue of the News: “Over 80 people showed up to kick off Yellow Springs’ first Pride weekend, with a march led by Melissa Heston as Wonder Woman.”
50 years ago, in 1972: Anti-Vietnam war protest blocks WPAFB gate. “Between 50 and 70 of the April 20 Wright Patterson AFB demonstrators are in Greene County jail.” [154 demonstrators were arrested, including two Air Force doctors.]
74 years ago, in 1947, a radio was stolen. “‘Please bring our radio back,’ pleaded the third grade pupils of Dayton Street School Wednesday. A thief had taken away their prized new radio during the night.”
50 years ago, in 1972, an Antioch student strike loomed. “The Antioch College campus has been in a turmoil since Friday and appeared to remain uneasy as the News approached press-time today.”