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The site of the Morgan Fields, which is currently home to a number of local soccer programs, is being considered because it scores very high on the opportunity index as outlined by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, or OHFA — the same agency that could award $15 million in federal low-income housing tax credits for the proposed development. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

School board approves soccer fields resolution

At its Thursday, July 11, regular meeting, the YS school board approved a resolution that could help bring a proposed 50-unit affordable housing development closer to fruition — provided several further hurdles are cleared.

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  • Perry League play doesn’t disappoint

    “The dirt was compacted, but not yet mud, and kids were not interested in interacting with this type of dirt to the degree we have seen on past Friday evenings — an interesting phenomenon.”

  • Themography at the Mindfully Well Center

    Emily Jasenski, founder of the Crescent Center in her hometown of Greenville, Ohio, will offer thermography — infrared imaging that detects a body’s heat patterns and blood flow — and homeopathic treatments at a second office located in the Mindfully Well Center.

  • Water works

    Following a two-year rehabbing plan that went into motion last summer, crews began draining every last drop in the second and south-most of the Village’s two municipal water towers at Gaunt Park on Tuesday, July 9.

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Village Schools (archives)

  •   PTO raises funds for school supplies

    Though summer vacation is still in full swing, the Mills Lawn Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO, is already preparing for the 2024–25 school year: Last week, the PTO kicks off a fund drive that will help provide school supplies for local students.

  •   Yellow Springs Schools | Athletic leadership changes hands

    Jeff Eyrich, who has served as both the district’s athletic director and its director of operations for the last four years, will move fully into the latter role, with Shawna Welch taking up the mantle of athletic director as her full-time charge.

  •   School board updates facilities design

    The facilities improvement project is slated to begin construction in January 2025, with completion expected by August 2026.

Economy (archives)

  •   The value of a soccer field

    If, in the coming months, all the local stakeholders agree that the Morgan Fields are, in fact, the best site to build the future housing development, then where would all the soccer players go?

  •   YS Development Corporation asks $40k of Village Council

    Yellow Springs Development Corporation is requesting $40,000 from the Village to hire a part-time director of the local quasi-governmental, community improvement corporation.

  •   Go round on Young’s Dairy’s new carousel

    Cowtherine’s Carousel will open at Young’s Jersey Dairy Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m., giving rides until midnight. The opening event will also feature live music, and the Young’s On the Moove food truck will be on-site.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Historical walking tour to visit cemetery

    The 365 Project’s next Blacks in Yellow Springs walking tour will be Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m., and will focus on “The African American History of Glen Forest Cemetery.”

  •   Many draws at Perry League

    Many thanks to all who step up to help us every week, we couldn’t do it without you! Perry League is into the second half of our 2024 season next week, please join us!

  •   Yellow Springs to celebrate July 4

    The annual Independence Day festivities will take place Thursday, July 4.The July Fourth holiday will be celebrated in the village Thursday. The YS Chamber of Commerce is hosting the day’s festivities, beginning at 2 p.m. with the annual community parade.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Council continues low-income housing talks

    As previously reported in the News, YS Home, Inc. has been petitioning for municipal support for the organization’s pursuit of millions of dollars in housing tax credits that could help finance the creation of a 50-unit housing development that would target low-income families.

  •   Yellow Springer Krista Magaw to run for Ohio House

    Villager Krista Magaw is running as the Democratic candidate for representative of Ohio House District 71, which encompasses all of Clinton County, the eastern half of Greene County — including Yellow Springs — and a southern portion of Clark County.

  •   Emergency cooling shelters in effect for heatwave

    National Weather Service heat index chart.The John Bryan Community Center has been designated as a 24-hour emergency cooling center; Greene County Public Libraries are also designated as cooling centers during hours of operation.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Roy H. Clark

    Formerly of Yellow Springs, Roy passed away quietly in his home after an extended period of declining health.

  •   Lois Jean Fiedler

    Lois Jean Fiedler died peacefully June 27, 2024, at the age of 85.

  •   Harold Wright

    Harold Paul Wright, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away in the comfort of his Yellow Springs home at age 93, July 4, 2024.

  •   Virginia Mae Maxwell

    ObituaryVirginia Mae Maxwell, age 83, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Jamestown Place. 

  •   Ellen Catharine Newton Duell

    ObituaryEllen was born March 27, 1929, and died June 28, 2024, age 95.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch College graduates 17 for ’24

    Antioch College held its commencement Saturday, June 22, with 17 students crossing the stage in the Foundry Theater.

  •   Antioch College Reunion kicks off

    The campus of Antioch College will soon be buzzing with over 100 alumni from across the country at the 2024 Antioch Reunion, Thursday–Sunday, June 27–30. The celebration will be filled with an array of events for alumni, including campus tours, panels, community meals and dances.

  •   Antioch College earns work college title

    Antioch College Main Building.Antioch College officials announced earlier this spring that the college had been accepted into the formal federal designation of Federal Work Colleges, marking a historic milestone for both the institution and the state of Ohio.

Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 17, 2024

    "The YSHS Track Teams hosted the annual Metro Buckeye Conference track meet this past Saturday, May 11. The girls team finished in third place, while the boys squad ended up in sixth place."

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 10, 2024

    "After enduring a 30-minute rain delay, the YSHS boys and girls track teams performed with energy and vigor in front of a large home crowd at the annual Bulldog Invitational on Friday, May 3."

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | May 24, 2024

    "We are on the right path with Yellow Springs baseball and can’t wait to get back to the grind as we continue to develop our players for future success,” said Coach Mitch Clark of the team's spring season.

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