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Oct
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2021

Beyond Yellow Springs Section :: Page 3

  • No cages, no walls

    Dorothee Buron, of Yellow Springs, foreground, was one of about a half dozen villagers, along with about 60 others, who gathered near the office of Congressman Mike Turner (R-Dayton), on Tuesday, July 2, to protest the inhumane treatment of immigrants. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Around 60 protesters gathered near the office of Congressman Mike Turner (R-Dayton), on Tuesday, July 2, as part of a nationwide protest at 184 locations to demand action on the inhumane treatment of immigrants.

  • Native son Sterling Wright — Home, history, basketball

    Sterling Wright, a former pro basketball player and International Olympic Committee master instructor, relaxed in Beatty Hughes Park on a recent afternoon. As a youth growing up in Yellow Springs, he spent time in the teen center formerly located at the park. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Sterling Wright, 67, has spent much of his adult life away from his hometown. A professional basketball player who played briefly for the former ABA and the NBA, he was enticed away from the U.S. in 1975 to play the sport professionally in France.

  • A new farm is hit with tragedy

    Kimball and Stephanie Osborne, with their children, Elli, left, and Alina, in the lush greenhouse at Oasis Aqua Farms in Beavercreek Township last month, before the tornado hit their property. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last month, a whiteboard in the heated greenhouse at Oasis Aqua Farms in Beavercreek Township boasted a variety of fresh, organically grown greens and herbs available that day. Then came the tornado.

  • 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.