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Beyond Yellow Springs Section :: Page 3

  • Tornado relief donations needed

    On Monday, May 27, several cities in the Miami Valley were hit by catastrophic tornadoes, resulting in the loss of many homes and businesses. As volunteers and city workers clear out the damage from the storms, they need supplies to make their work easier.

  • Yellow Springs filmmaker gets MoMa retrospective

    Yellow Springs filmmaker Julia Reichert is being honored with a retrospective salute at the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, in New York City, now through June 8.

  • Choirs to come together in ‘Concert for Peace and Unity’

    The Yellow Springs-based World House Choir will join with the Jeremy Winston Chorale and the choir of Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church in a “Concert for Peace and Unity” on Saturday, May 25, to counter the message of a rally earlier in the day in downtown Dayton by a KKK-affiliated group from Indiana.

  • Greene County— Designs for a new jail

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A consulting firm hired by Greene County has so far come up with four possible design options for a new local county jail complex.

  • Greene County— Jail options considered

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When villager Don Hollister toured the Greene County Jail in downtown Xenia as part of a citizen group a year ago November, he was shocked by how stark it was. “My clearest impression looking at the barred cells was that it seemed out of a movie,” he said. “It fit every stereotype I had of an urban jail.”

  • Adventures of an archivist — Letting the volumes speak

    Greene County Archivist Robin Heise flips through property records detailing all the plots of land owned by Yellow Springs founding father William Mills in the 19th century. (Photo by Lauren “Chuck” Shows)

    There’s hidden treasure in Xenia, if you know where to look. Under the unassuming green awning is the Greene County Archives. That name might not suggest intrigue, but for those with a passion for the past and with no fear of digging, it can be a trove of historical exploration.

  • Bringing mindfulness to prison

    Katie Egart of the Yellow Springs Dharma Center is shown here, top center, with a Marysville prison inmate who presented her, along with Dharma Center members Donna Denman and MJ Gentile, with an original painting of the center in appreciation for the meditation group that Egart leads there. Egart, a Buddhist priest, travels to Marysville and to the Dayton Correctional Institute two times a month to hold a meditation session for interested inmates. (Submitted photo)

    Whenever Katie Egart walks into the Dayton Correctional Institution, or DCI, she encounters locked doors.

  • A Woodstock artifact returns home

    Greg “Duke” Dewey, drummer for Country Joe and the Fish at Woodstock, is loaning his drums for a special exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York state.

  • From ‘Vampire Diaries’ to ‘Blue Book’ — YSHS alum Malarkey’s new role

    Michael Malarkey, left, as Captain Michael Quinn in the new drama “Project Blue Book,” which premieres on Jan. 8 on the History Channel. (Photo courtesy of Ed Araquel/History Channel)

    Within the first few minutes of “Project Blue Book,” a new show premiering next week on the History Channel, villagers watching may recognize two familiar sights: the ubiquitous acronym “WPAFB” emblazoned on an aircraft hangar, and the face of Michael Malarkey.

  • Aid for asylum seekers — Locals seek migrant justice

    Yellow Springs resident Alex Rolland, who is working on a documentary film about the migrant caravan seeking asylum in the United States, recently spent time along the U.S.-Mexican border, returning there this week after a brief visit home. (Submitted photo)

    The progress this summer and fall of the “migrant caravan” of Central American asylum seekers making their way north to the U.S.-Mexican border has sparked months of condemnation by President Trump, who has threatened a lethal response, sending U.S. troops to stop the migrants from entering the country.