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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.

More village-life Articles
  • Village meeting on Vernay cleanup— Water, utilities are worries

    How good is the current proposal to clean up the Vernay Laboratories site? How much contamination is there? Are municipal water supplies protected? What can be done with the land when it is cleaned up? Those were a few of the questions asked at a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, on Vernay’s most recent plan to clean up contamination at its former local rubber plant on Dayton Street.

  • #YSGivingTuesday today

    #GivingTuesday, a national day of support for nonprofit groups, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27.

    The Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the YS Giving Tuesday Committee are spearheading the fourth annual #YSGivingTuesday event today, Dec. 3.

  • Snow pack

    Pictured decorating the window at Yellow Springs Hardware are members and parents from Cub Scout Pack #578, from left, John Hempfling with son Rocket Cowperthwaite, Monica Bellant and daughter Harper Seybold, and Leslie Roeth, whose son Otono was nearby. Their winter theme included snow camping. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    On Friday, Nov. 22, members of the Yellow Springs Cub Scout Pack 578 were spotted decorating a window at Yellow Springs Hardware.

  • Invasive of the month— Impact of ornamentals not pretty

    The present article is the last in this season’s “invasive of the month” series, which began with a two-part article on the local impact of non-native invasive plants last spring, and continued with monthly features focused on specific invasives of local concern. The series was undertaken in consultation with Glen Helen.

  • Other voices — Gifts, truths for Thanksgiving

    November 15 is Roc Your Mocs Day. (Submitted photo)

    For many Indigenous people today, and especially here in the Ohio Valley, this time of year is riddled with modern day cringe-worthy moments, sadness, mourning and, sometimes, arcane anger.

  • New pastor for historic AME church

    Reverend Morné Meyer, hailing from South Africa, has been appointed pastor of Central Chapel AME Church in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Central Chapel AME Church has a new pastor. Read more about Rev. Morné Meyer’s leadership of Yellow Springs’ AME church in the Nov. 28 issue of the News.

  • 2019 Yellow Springs Village Holiday Guide

    Shake up the Holiday Spirit in Yellow Springs!

    Read the online edition of the 2019 Yellow Springs Village Holiday Guide

  • Annual ‘Yellow and Bright’ holiday lights illumination

    Present at the tree lighting ceremony were Assistant Village Manager Melissa Dodd, at right, husband Dalton and little Stella. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The “Yellow and Bright” illumination of the holiday lights will commence at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

  • Margaret ‘Peg’ Champney— A life entwined with the News

    Margaret “Peg” Champney. whose longtime residence in Yellow Springs was closely intertwined with the life and history of the Yellow Springs News, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, after a brief illness. She was 87.

    A quiet, steady presence at the News throughout her adult life, Champney’s 68-year tenure at the local paper likely qualified her as its longest serving employee.

  • Vernay cleanup plan— EPA listens to local concerns

    The EPA came to share the status of the environmental cleanup at Vernay Laboratories’ former rubber manufacturing plant on Dayton Street and to hear from citizens on the proposed remedy.

    The culmination of a two-decade long process, in June Vernay submitted its latest proposal to clean up contamination associated with its operations. The EPA is in the process of reviewing the plan and is interested in hearing from the public as it does, according to the site’s Technical Project Manager, Renee Wawczak, at the meeting.