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Andile Nomabhunga, left, and Dunisani Ntsanwisi, journalists visiting the News from South Africa, met Mayor Pam Conine after watching her and dozens of other villagers perform in the Senior Center’s flash mob on Wednesday, May 31. The South African journalists spent a week working alongside the staff of the Yellow Springs News. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

Yellow Springs News hosts South African journalists

Andile Nomabhunga, of Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape Province, and Dunisani Ntsanwisi, of Giyani, in Limpopo Province, spent the week working with the News as part of a three-week fact-finding project investigating ways to boost the sustainability of South Africa’s community media.

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  • Village Council talks numbers

    On Monday, May 15, Council members heard reports from Finance Director Amy Kemper and Treasurer Judy Kintner. The main takeaway was this: money is coming in, and expenses have come in under budget, but the year has just begun.

  • Choreography in color

    In celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, the YS Senior Center held its annual flash mob dance Wednesday, May 31, on Short Street.

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    Reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement — those are the four areas in which the Yellow Springs Electric Department was evaluated in order to receive an RP3 “Gold” designation from the American Public Power Association, or APPA.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Emergent Verse | Song of Herself

    Banner for column "Emergent Verse" by Ed DavisI wonder whether Walt Whitman’s timeless lines above from “Song of Myself” were stewing in Nancy Mellon’s mind, or unconscious, when she composed her poem.

  •   10-Minute plays staged for this weekend

    Showcasing 10 plays by local and international playwrights, and produced by the YS Theater Company, the festival will be staged on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, starting at 7 p.m., on the south lawn at Yellow Springs High School.

  •   News loses, staffers awarded

    Despite the loss, the News was happy to accept a handful of individual awards, including first place for news coverage for the entire staff.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Yellow Springs High School 2023 Graduation

    The 61 graduates of the Class of 2023 officially said “farewell” to Yellow Springs High School on Thursday, May 25, as they graduated in the school’s gym.

  •   Yellow Springs Board of Education to adopt ‘C7’ plan

    The regular meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, May 22, ended in applause from community members who were present: After more than a year of work and discussion, the board voted unanimously to select a plan for facilities upgrades to place on the ballot this fall.

  •   Retiring educators sign off

    The News spoke with all three educators — Paul Comstock, Iyabo Eguaroje and Dave Smith, all of whom are retiring this year — in April about how they came to the district, their years of work here and what they intend to do next.

Economy (archives)

  •   Rain Brothers moves to Yellow Springs

    Rain Brothers, focused on harvesting rainwater for both residential and commercial enterprises for 17 years, relocated to Yellow Springs in 2022 and is housed in the former Sound Space building on Dayton Street.

  •   Checking in with the new Little Art Theatre director

    Despite the uncharted landscape that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on public entertainment venues, the Little Art wants the community to know: Your hometown theater is still here.

  •   Rental e-scooters roll into Yellow Springs

    This summer, Yellow Springs visitors and villagers will see more than just bikes and cars cruising down local roads. With the recent opening of YS Scooter, LLC, a fleet of 20 electric scooters have landed in town and are ready to be rented.

Village Life (archives)

  •   COVID-19 emergency ends

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.The COVID-19 emergency is over, but the pandemic continues. That was the overarching message from Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, director of the Ohio Department of Health during an online press conference Thursday, May 11.

  •   2023 Yellow Springs Juneteenth celebration set

    Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a gathering outside Yellow Springs High School, for a walk that will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed through the village past several sites of significance in the Black history of Yellow Springs.

  •   Perry League T-ball season nears

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Government (archives)

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Dwain J. “DJ” Banion

    Dwain J. “DJ” Banion, of Yellow Springs, passed away May 17, 2023, in the Soin Medical Center following an accident at home. He was 71.

  •   Helen Gail Altman Klein

    Long-time Yellow Springs resident Helen Gail Altman Klein passed away on May 16, 2023, at the age of 80 in Belmont, Massachusetts.

  •   Jeff Hubschman

    Jeff Hubschman lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on May 4 — three days shy of his 64th birthday.

  •   Lewis ‘Lew’ Michael Bonadies Sr.

    Lew Bonadies, age 74, passed away on May 10, 2023, at home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife, Sharon, and daughter Emily at his side.

  •   Lew Bonadies

    A memorial service for Lew Bonadies will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs, located at 2884 U.S. 68, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Higher Education (archives)

Sports (archives)

  •   Senior Malcolm Blunt heads to state track meet

    Malcolm Blunt, a senior member of the YS track team, will be competing in two events — the 200 meter dash and the long jump — at the 2023 OHSAA state track meet at Jesse Owens Stadium on Friday, June 2.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 26, 2023

    The varsity baseball team wrapped up the 2022–23 season with an exciting match-up against Franklin Monroe on May 15, which ultimately ended in a 3–4 loss for the Bulldogs.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 19, 2023

    Sophomore Tiger Collins achieved all-league honors with a first-place leap in the high jump (4'6) while also jumping to runner-up effort in the long jump (15’0).

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