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Sep
17
2019
Yellow Springs
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Infrastructure & Services Section

  • 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.

  • Village urges plant, weed maintenance

    The Village of YS released a statement this week urging citizens to maintain plant life along public sidewalks.

    Early this week, the Village of YS released a plea to villagers to rein in plant life that obstructs sidewalks.

  • Major gas line fix underway

    A major gas line replacement project has started in Yellow Springs. Over the next eight months, nearly two miles of natural gas mains and 140 service lines will be replaced here, according to a recent press release from Vectren Energy Delivery.

  • Clean-up week coming soon

    The annual spring clean-up week will return to the village in a few weeks.

    The annual spring clean-up week will be held Monday–Friday, May 6–10. During that week, household items, large and small, placed at the curb with regular trash pick-up will be removed for free by Rumpke. This service is available to Village solid waste customers only.

  • Changes set for basketball courts

    The basketball courts behind the John Bryan Center are being converted to parking, according to a new plan from the Village. But those who played there won’t have to dribble far to find a new hoop.

  • John Bryan Youth Center closed due to widespread illness

    John Bryan Youth Center closed due to widespread illness. It will reopen on Monday, March 11 for regular hours.

  • Village offers snow removal tips ahead of winter storm

    With 5 to 8 inches of snow forecast for Yellow Springs on Saturday, the Village of Yellow Springs offered some tips on staying safe and helping with snow removal.

  • Village Council — Transportation plan unveiled

    A raised crosswalk across Xenia Avenue from Tom’s Market to the Emporium. A sidewalk along Polecat Road to Ellis Park. Closing off Short Street to car traffic. Making Walnut Street one way southbound in front of Mills Lawn School.