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African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.
It feels bittersweet to Council President Karen Wintrow to step down after 12 years on Council. Especially, she’ll miss the relationships with Village staff and her colleagues on Council.
At Village Council’s Dec. 4 meeting, Council members and the Yellow Springs Police Department moved closer to hiring a full-time community outreach specialist, a new position that leaders hope strengthens the department’s ability to address social-service related calls.
At their Nov. 20 meeting, Village Council members gave final approval to the 2018 Village budget, which was described as looking healthier than budgets of recent years.
Two construction projects now underway in Yellow Springs aim to make the village safer for walkers.
Nov. 25 is “David Foubert Day,” per a Nov. 20 proclamation by Village Council.
Villager Barry Lawson remains in the Greene County Jail following an Oct. 25 incident in which he allegedly attacked a female, causing injuries.
Michael M. Gentile, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday to rape, drug and vandalism offenses. The Yellow Springs resident was arraigned Nov. 3 at the Greene County Court of Common Pleas.
A spirited discussion took place at Village Council’s Nov. 6 meeting regarding whether a Justice System Task Force member acted appropriately or not this week when he posted on Facebook controversial police department statistics in the context of criticism of a fellow JSTF member who was running for Village Council.
A reception to honor retiring mayor Dave Foubert will take place this Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Bryan Center.