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  • Yellow Springs leaders gather to coordinate COVID-19 response

    Local leaders gathered Friday morning, March 13, to share information and preparedness plans and begin to coordinate a unified response to the evolving coronavirus situation in Ohio.

  • DeWine on coronavirus: “It’s spreading all throughout the state of Ohio”

    On Friday, March 13, after voting early at the Greene County Board of Elections in Xenia, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine answered questions from area media. DeWine addressed the state’s response to the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus, which state leaders have said is spreading quickly, and largely undetected, through the state.

  • Coronavirus updates for Yellow Springs — Page 2

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.

    As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic develops, organizations and institutions in Yellow Springs are responding. The News will keep this page updated with new information, event cancellations and public statements from local entities.

  • Free HIV testing March 4

    Free HIV testing, provided by Equitas Health, will be offered Wednesday, March 4, on the Antioch College campus.

  • Free clinic fills care gaps

    Held Tuesday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Central Chapel AME Church, the local clinic has been operating for a year.

  • ‘Stigma kills’ — Efforts target ongoing opioid, drug use

    Those struggling with opioid addiction aren’t treated like other patients. Instead of being offered ongoing treatment from multiple medical professionals, patients with a substance use disorder were often left on their own.

  • Annual Simply Women Ohio 5K to return this month

    The annual Simply Women Ohio 5K run/walk for women and girls will be held Saturday, June 29, at 9 a.m. The race will begin at YS High School, with check-in and onsite registration from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 

  • Dementia friendly project ends, but effort continues

    At last Friday’s wrap-up breakfast for Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs, Gilah Pomeranz spoke on the project’s positive effects on downtown businesses. About 50 people attended the event, which brought the 18-month project, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Senior Center, to an end. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    During the year-and-a-half duration of the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs project, organizers were most surprised by the number of people who approached them to say they personally had a connection to the disease.

  • Doctors see cannabis as medicine

    Proponents of medical marijuana met after the Q&A session following the screening of the 2018 documentary “Weed the People” at the Little Art Theatre in February. Left to right: Kimberly Cornell, Lotus Health medical assistant and director of media and public relations; Dr. Josh Short of Stillwater Medical; Lotus Health owner/provider Teaera Roland; and Dr. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    Last month, Villager Paul Beck came to the screening of “Weed the People” to learn more about medical marijuana.

  • Wright State shuts down Fels study

    An unidentified Fels Longitudinal Study doctor is shown here circa the 1950s examining a young participant. The longest and largest longitudinal health study in the world, the Fels study, for many years based in Yellow Springs, still has more than 1,000 participants in the area, who had yearly appointments beginning in childhood to gather information on body composition. Last month Wright State closed down data collection for the Fels study, which would have turned 90 next year. (Photo courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College)

    The Fels Longitudinal Study, the world’s longest and largest longitudinal human growth study, has recently come to a close due to actions by Wright State University, which for decades has housed the study.

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