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History Section

  • YSHS sports heroes to be honored

    Submitted Photo Yellow Springs Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Coles, front row center, led the 1972 YSHS boys basketball team to a district title as its coach. Coles, who died in 2013, went on to win more games at Miami University than any other coach. (Submitted photo)

    State champions, accomplished coaches, professional players. Yellow Springs has cultivated a roster of significant athletic achievement over the decades.

  • Tales of a forgotten music star

    A famous musician with ties to the village is rock ‘n’ roll and country musician and producer Brien Fisher, here photographed with a Gibson CF-100 acoustic guitar sometime in the 1950s. Fisher was living on Livermore Street when he appeared on American Bandstand in 1957, and went on to become a successful Nashville producer. (Submitted photo courtesy of Kevin Fisher)

    The list of famous musicians who have lived in Yellow Springs is long.

  • A memorial to Civil War veterans — Local cannon restored, rededicated after 110 years

    Exactly 110 years after its first dedication on Memorial Day 1908, a Civil War-era cannon was restored and rededicated by the Yellow Springs Odd Fellow Lodge this weekend.

  • Sanders to discuss Simeon Fess

    Scott Sanders will discuss Simeon Fess on Nov. 12.

    Antioch College Archivist Scott Sanders will present “Fess Up! The Story of a Yellow Springs Political Dynasty” on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., at the Senior Center.

  • Yellow Springs Historical Society to give tour of Octagon House

    The village's Octagon House, at 111 W. Whteman St., will be open to the public through a tour presented by the Yellow Springs Historical Society. Come satisfy your curiosity about this elegant and unusual building on Sunday, from 1–5 p.m. (Submitted photo)

    The Yellow Springs Historical Society will host a tour of the village’s Octagon House, Sunday, May 7, 1–5 p.m.

  • Forgotten Springs, vol. 3 – the Japanese teahouses of Yellow Springs

    In this edition of Forgotten Springs, we take a look at a place on the Antioch campus whose planned obsolescence reflects a philosophical take on life. The Village was home to a series of Japanese teahouses, built by an Antioch professor who wanted to establish a place of reflection similar to those he enjoyed during the years he spent in Japan.

  • Virginia in Ohio

    Standing with Virginia Hamilton's Ohio Historical marker is Hamilton’s husband, Arnold Adoff; her son, Jaime Adoff; and granddaughter, Anaya Adoff. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A crowd of local students and community members converged on the Yellow Springs library last Wednesday, March 22, for the dedication of a historical marker for renowned author Virginia Hamilton, who grew up and lived most of her life in Yellow Springs.

  • Honoring Little Miami Trail bikeway boosters

    Ed Dressler spoke to a small crowd at last Saturday’s 25th anniversary celebration of the opening of the local portion of the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Dressler and Marcia Sauer were honored at the event for their pivotal role in making the local bikeway a reality. Former Village Council member and trail proponent Connie Crockett organized the celebration. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Once controversial but now widely used, the local bike path turned 25 this fall. A small ceremony marking that milestone was held in front of the Train Station last Saturday

  • Explore history of village schools on walking tour

    The Union School House is one of several historic school buildings in Yellow Springs, which will be explored on a walking tour guided by YS Heritage on Aug. 27. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Heritage will lead a walking tour of the historic schools of the village on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Sanders to discuss East Gym mural

    The YS Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Antioch College archivist Scott Sanders on Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m., in the Senior Center great room. The talk will concern the history of the mural in the East Gym of the Antioch College Wellness Center, which was painted by social realist painter and muralist Gilbert Wilson.

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