Nov
17
2019
Yellow Springs
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clear sky
humidity: 69%
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Infrastructure & Services Section

  • MAP: Traffic crashes in Yellow Springs

    Using data obtained from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the News created this map showing where most vehicle accidents occur in and around the village.

  • Temporary Traffic Initiative survey available

    The Village of Yellow Springs has published a survey on its Temporary Traffic Initiative, now in the final week of its planned three-week run

  • Greene County public hearings— Tax hike for 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)

    Should the county raise the sales tax to pay for a new jail? Public hearings on the issue are happening Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at 35 Greene St., Xenia.

  • Hydrant flushing this week

    The Village of Yellow Springs will flush hydrants this week, Oct. 21–25, beginning Monday at 8 a.m.

  • Street change to start Oct. 21

    Starting Monday, Oct. 21, and running through Nov. 9, the Village will test a new traffic pattern in the areas of South Walnut, Short and Limestone streets.

  • ‘I’m your meter reader’

    In the year since she was hired by the Village of Yellow Springs, Rose Pelzl has become a friendly, knowledgeable force for accurate and timely readings of villagers’ water meters

  • Treating addiction, in and out of jail

    This is the final article in a series looking at the proposed expansion of the Greene County Jail, and the economic, social and human issues surrounding incarceration in the county.

  • Jails ‘de facto’ mental health providers

    In this fourth article in the News’ series on the proposed expansion of Greene County’s jail system, we take a closer look at the changing role of jails in mental health treatment, including in our local facility.

  • Greene County— New jail, bigger jail?

    Does Greene County need a new jail? The consensus of county officials is yes. What are the key issues? And does the new facility need to be 30% larger than the existing jail? The third article in a series.

  • Helping the helpers at MTFR, YSPD

    Local fire and emergency medical service personnel and law enforcement officers are paying closer attention to the secondary trauma experienced by first responders in the line of duty. Ready to answer the next emergency call on a recent Tuesday morning was a five-person Miami Township Fire-Rescue crew, from left, recently promoted Lieutenant Joe Panuto, Explorer Gavin Sweet, firefighters/EMTs Josh Sweet and Cassady Brewer and Chief Colin Altman. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In the last two weeks of May alone, Miami Township Fire-Rescue crews responded to 40 calls for emergency medical service and 15 reports of fire. When a call comes in, local first responders never know exactly what they might find when they arrive. The result is that the work is physically demanding and emotionally taxing.