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2024

History Section

  • News from the Past: March 2024

    Contributing writer Don Hollister dove into the YS News archives to uncover past articles and more in his most recent installment of his News from the Past column.

  • ‘Like a war zone’ | Yellow Springs residents remember the 1974 Xenia tornado

    This year, grim memories of the Xenia tornado turn 50. To mark the occasion, the News talked to several dozen current and former local residents who shared their stories of that fateful and fearful day, what came after and how they were — and continue to be — affected.

  • News from the Past: February 2024

    Contributing writer Don Hollister dove into the YS News archives to uncover past articles and more in his most recent installment of his News from the Past column.

  • News from the Past | Villagers save Whitehall Farm

    As the result of communitywide activism and campaigning, villagers raised $1.2 million to save the 940-acre Whitehall Farm from development.

  • News from the Past: January 2024

    “Several dozen villagers and students from Yellow Springs High School and Antioch College assembled at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to protest Operation Desert Storm, which began in full mid-January 1991.”

  • Little Peace Conferences envision post-war peace

    At a time of war, a small Ohio village and the college within it also thought of peace. These thoughts focused on how things should be once the Second World War ended and to be ready for it when it was over.

  • YS News 2023 Historical Calendar | ‘Peering beyond the frame’

    The following commentary appears as the introduction to the newly published Yellow Springs News Historical 2023 Calendar. The calendar, which features photos from the News’ vast archives of negatives and historical materials, is available for sale at the YS News office at 253 ½ Xenia Ave. or online.

  • Jim Malarkey contextualizes conflict in Ukraine

    The News followed up with Malarkey to get his views on the latest developments, and to discuss key factors that Malarkey believes contributed to the war.

  • On the history, future of Black farming

    According to the USDA’s latest census report, released in 2017, Greene County has no Black-owned farms, out of a total 617. Neither does Clark County, with 742 total farms; while Montgomery County charts nine Black-owned farming ventures, of 782 farms overall.

  • From the Archives: The winter the tower exploded

    On Sunday, Jan. 31, 1977, the water tower at Gaunt Park — there was only one then — had blown a seam and released a million gallons of water into the park.

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