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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.

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  • YS Zombie Walk returns this weekend

    The 10th annual YS Zombie Walk will return Sept. 22.

    The 10th annual YS Zombie Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 3–9 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, zombie face painting, live music, costume contests, games and crafts for kids and more.

  • Glen Helen’s own superheroes

    From left, Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith picked up litter and cleaned graffiti in the nature preserve with volunteers Dean Alkire, Dave Alkire and Brad Arledge on one Saturday this summer. The weekly cleanup crew, known as Guardians of Glen, assembles every Saturday from 1–3 p.m., meeting at Trailside Museum. It is open to all, and gloves are recommended. (Photo by Nakia Angelique)

    A group of three volunteers arrived one recent rainy Saturday afternoon to help Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith clean up litter and graffiti in the nature preserve.

  • Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  • Soybean, corn farmers challenged by price drops

    Several local farmers cited Chinese tariffs on soybeans and an anticipated robust harvest as factors contributing to significantly lower prices for local crops, which spell diminished profits for farmers. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While they differ in their assessment of causes, several local farmers agree on their current situation: it’s a challenging time to be a farmer in Ohio.

  • Merrick brothers— Plea would avoid execution

    Dustin Merrick, 27, and Bret Merrick, 25, were in court Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of their plea deals in the shooting deaths early last year of local residents William "Skip" Brown and Sherri Mendenhall. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

    In a move that allows them to avoid the death penalty, the two defendants accused in the homicides early last year were in court Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, to accept a plea deal.

  • With an eye for the handmade, Cyclops returns

    Christopher Weyrich and Tiffany Clark of Dayton’s Mural Machine, pose with Weyrich’s Cyclops Fest mural in 2016. (Submitted photo)

    Festivals are a dime a dozen in this area, but the mass-produced goods on offer leave something to be desired. That drove one local artist and shop owner to co-create a different kind of festival.

  • Baker inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame — Publisher, music-lover, volunteer

    Jane Baker is being inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame, with a reception for its 2018 honorees slated this month. She recently showed off some of the books she designed in her home office on Phillips Street. Baker is a local book publisher, editor and designer and has been a dedicated volunteer to many local nonprofit organizations, including Chamber Music in Yellow Springs, which she cofounded. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    A gentle smile played across the face of Jane Baker when she confessed to being surprised by her nomination for inclusion in the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame.

  • Story Chain connects incarcerated parents with their children

    Local resident Jonathan Platt started Story Chain, a project that helps inmates in local correctional facilities connect with their children through the stories they record themselves reading. Platt has run the program at several local prisons and jails, including the Greene County Jail. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    Krista Vandyke was a participant in Story Chain, a program that gives inmates the opportunity to read to their children from the confines of incarceration. 

  • Soapy Sunday

    The sixth annual Bubblefest attracted bubble-blowers from near and far. Here local resident Ginger Spaugy enjoyed some good clean fun with her grandchildren, from left, Rayna, Jaidyn and Vanny. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The sixth annual Bubblefest attracted bubble-blowers from near and far, who lined the streets for an hour reveling in the orbs that drifted down the sidewalk and popped on passing cars.

  • Yellow Springs Community rallies after fatal fire

    Firefighters worked to extingush a house fire at 1436 Glen View Drive on Friday, Aug. 24, that left a 26-year-old disabled man dead and his grandmother hospitalized. (Photo by Megan Bachman)f

    Nearly a week after a local house fire claimed the life of a Yellow Springs man and hospitalized an elder relative, fire officials continue to investigate the cause, while the community rallies around the grieving family.