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village-life Section

Yellow Springs lost an additional 7.3 percent of its population in the last decade, continuing a 40-year population plummet.

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  • Two-hour delay this morning

    Two-hour delay.

  • New grants for Agraria —  Kids get the dirt on soil education

    Mills Lawn third-graders Emery Fodal and Wyatt Fagan counted soil invertebrates using Berlese Funnels at Agraria last spring. They also kept data on soil temperature levels over a four-week period at the farm. (Submitted photo by Peg Morgan)

    The architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller often used a metaphor to illustrate how small targeted actions can move massive systems. Fuller noted that the “trim tab,” a tiny mechanism of a ship’s rudder, can change the ship’s course with a minute movement. At the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, soil is seen as that “trim tab.”

  • The Great War that transformed the village

    This 1918 photo shows some of the Antioch College students who joined the Student’s Army Training Corps, a federal program in which male college students were given military training while taking college courses. To be part of the national World War I program, the college had to turn a dormitory into a military barracks. Fifty-four students took part in the training, which included marching around campus in formation. (photo courtesy of Scott Sanders, Antiochiana, Antioch College)

    On Feb. 14, 1919, the Yellow Springs News published a long list on its front page, spanning the entire length of the paper. It was the “Roll of Honor,” a list of all villagers who had served, or were serving, in the Army during the First World War, which had recently ended.

  • ‘Share the Joy’ at the YS Library

    The "Share the Joy" gift-giving tree is going up soon at the YS Library.

    The annual “Share the Joy” tree, which aims to provide holiday gifts for Yellow Springs and Miami Township residents who may need assistance in buying them, will be going up soon at the YS Community Library. 

  • Tecumseh Land Trust to host resource fair

    The Jacoby Greenbelt west of the village contains the largest concentration of properties that the Village, working with the Tecumseh Land Trust, hopes to preserve permanently as agricultural and conservation land. (Map by YS News; data courtesy of Tecumseh Land Trust)

    Land and water preservation and management, soil conservation and other environmental matters will be explored at the Landowner Resource Fair hosted by the Tecumseh Land Trust this weekend. 

  • A good year for new Friends Care director

    Mike Montgomery has been director of the Friends Care Community for almost a year, having begun in early December 2017. Since beginning the job, he's most proud of making some changes that contributed to raising staff morale, and adding new staff. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Mike Montgomery is the executive director of Friends Care Community, he takes a modest position regarding how critical he is to the functioning of the local continuing care center.

  • Talk to mark centenary of ‘Great War’s’ end

    “Over There: Yellow Springs and the War to End All Wars,” will be the topic of a talk Sunday, Nov. 11, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

  • Beggars Night and bonfires tonight

    Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will run amok in town once again on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., stopping at various locations around town to partake in cider and hot dogs around bonfires. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    This year’s Beggars Night will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m. throughout the village.

  • Environmental news — EPA responds to Vernay cleanup plan

    YSI Senior Scientist Jessica Moyer displayed the flag the company received for an Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence award at its Brannum Lane facility. YSI received the highest level — platnium —for its work to conserve resources at their facility and in the wider community. YSI, now owned by Xylem, is a 70-year-old local company that designs and manufacturers water sampling and monitoring instruments used around the globe and in the region, including by the Ohio EPA. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s been 16 years since Vernay Laboratories began working under order of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a plan to clean up contamination at and around the company’s former manufacturing facility at 875 Dayton St. But Vernay has more work to do before its final cleanup plan is approved.

  • Landowner resource fair slated

    The public is invited to a planning charrette hosted by Community Solutions.

    The public is invited to attend a landowner resource fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., at the John Bryan Center. A number of private and public organizations with conservation, land management, legal and financial skills and resources will be on hand in the gym, with speakers and resource specialists addressing ways to make land more productive and green throughout the day.