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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
  • AFS seeks host families in Yellow Springs

    The Dayton Area American Field Service Council, or AFS, is looking for families in Yellow Springs interested in sharing their homes and culture with a foreign exchange student during the 2018–19 school year.

  • Yellow Springs’ own Woodstock returns

    Legendary Dayton indie rock band Guided by Voices will headline this year’s Springsfest. Front, from left: Bobby Bare, Jr. Rear: Kevin March, Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard and Mark Shue. (Submitted photo)

    For the third year, Yellow Springs is going to celebrate its own version of Woodstock or Lollapalooza with Springsfest, a 12-hour music festival.

  • Celebrate 50 years of scenic rivers

    The Little Miami River. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    A special screening of the documentary “Call of the Scenic River” will be featured at the Clifton Opera House on Friday, July 13, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ohio being the first state to pass Scenic River Protection legislation.

  • Downtown tree removed, to be replaced by native species

    The tree, which stood in front of Subway, was a member of an invasive species called the Bradford Pear, the same species which used to border village sidewalks until they were removed and replaced with native trees in 2013.

  • Reaching out to save a life

    In the depths of depression, a young Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to his law partner in 1841 that hinted at possible suicidal intentions.

  • Yellow Springs shows its pride colors

    The village’s LGBTQ comnunity and allies will celebrate YS Pride this Saturday, June 30, with a festival beginning at noon and continuing through the day until 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Peach’s. The Pride Parade begins at 5 p.m. from Peach’s parking lot, and continues downtown. Pictured above is Zay Crawford, a proud participant who led last year’s parade. (News archive Photo By Aaron Zaremsky)

    Downtown Yellow Springs is awash in rainbows. The annual local celebration — YS Pride — will be celebrated this Saturday, June 30, with a free festival and march through downtown.

  • Taming a wild horse Funderburg’s latest challenge

    Local horse trainer Laura Funderburg is shown here with Queso, a formerly wild horse from Virginia that Funderburg is training on her family’s farm on Hyde Road. Funderburg is one of 14 trainers nationwide taking part in the Appalacian Trainer Face Off, a competition for horse trainers that highlights the plight of wild horses. (Photo by Kayla Graham)

    Funderburg has been training horses for 15 years, and it is evident that the learning is a two-way street. Horses are very straightforward, she said; they are what they are: the animal becomes a mirror.

  • Celebrate YS Pride

    The village’s LGBTQ comnunity and allies will celebrate YS Pride this Saturday, June 30, with a festival beginning at noon and continuing through the day until 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Peach’s. The Pride Parade begins at 5 p.m. from Peach’s parking lot, and continues downtown. Pictured above is Zay Crawford, a proud participant who led last year’s parade. (News archive Photo By Aaron Zaremsky)

    The annual local celebration, YS Pride, will be this Saturday, June 30, with a free festival from noon to 5 p.m. behind Peach’s Grill featuring music, food and vendors.

  • Women’s Park thrives at 20

    The 20th anniversary of the Women’s Park of Yellow Springs will be celebrated on Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park on the Little Miami Trail bike path. Shown above are some of the park’s organizers and gardeners, including Evelyn LaMers, in front; behind, from left, Helen Eier, Deb Henderson and Macy Reynolds. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Twenty years ago, villager and women’s rights activist Gene Trolander gathered together like-minded friends to bring to life a vision she held dear: a park to celebrate the lives of Yellow Springs women.

  • The role of police in preventing suicide

    Local police have responded ten times to a possibly suicidal person in the village this year. While each case is unique, in all of them police assess the safety of the situation and then choose a course of action.

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