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Infrastructure & Services Section
East Palestine train derailment | Village water safe, experts say
In the five weeks since a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, concerns about water and air safety have come home to Yellow Springs.
Greene County to build new jail
After two failed attempts to levy funds for a new jail through sales tax, and nearly a year of decisions about finance, design and size, the Greene County Commissioners and sheriff’s office will break ground on a $61 million, 250-bed jail this spring.
Village vies for more municipal solar
The Village of Yellow Springs is looking to build solar photovoltaic arrays on a number of municipal properties. Sites up for consideration are the Village-owned Sutton Farm, located on State Route 343; the parking lot at the John Bryan Community Center; and the rooftops of several Village buildings.
BREAKING: Laundromat gas leak closes downtown roads, businesses
Shortly before noon on Friday, Aug. 26, a gas leak began emanating from the Highlander Laundromat at the corner of Dayton and Walnut streets.
Where the sidewalk begins
On Monday, Aug. 22, Ohio Department of Transportation crews began work on a sidewalk that will extend the length of the walkway going along Limestone Street.
Emergency cooling shelters established
The John Bryan Community Center has been designated as a 24-hour emergency cooling center; Greene County Public Libraries are also designated as cooling centers during hours of operation.
Mechanical failure causes sludge spill
On Saturday, May 28, around 6 p.m., a mechanical failure at the Village’s municipal water and wastewater treatment plant led to nearly 750 gallons of sludge spilling out of the facility.
Samples show COVID in Yellow Springs wastewater
Recent local wastewater samples show an increase in COVID-19 viral shedding in the village over the past couple of weeks
Village broadband pilot program slated to begin
Years ago, a small group of villagers started conversations about offering Wi-Fi as a public utility; in the coming months, Yellow Springs will take steps to make that vision a reality as the Village pilots a broadband program at 250 locations throughout town.
Village receives $1.2M for new water pipes
Residents living in older areas of town will soon see improved water volume when the village’s aging water pipes are replaced.