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Aillevrah Turner, pictured at left with baby Cicily, was named director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center in December. She is pictured in the school’s infant room, where she began her tenure as the lead teacher in 2018. (Photo by Lauren “Chuck” Shows)

Turner steps into director role at YSCCC

A Columbus native now living in Springfield, Turner has been part of the staff of the Children’s Center since 2018, and replaces former director Dana Zackey after serving as Zackey’s assistant director since last summer.

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  • YSHS senior brings back cheer camp

    Senior Sophie Clouse-Taylor and the Yellow Springs High School cheer team hosted 37 Mills Lawn Elementary students for a three-day mini cheer camp. Clouse-Taylor organized the event for her senior capstone project.

  • Australian company, Lendlease, has been approaching landowners in the rural area between Yellow Springs, Clifton and Cedarville for longterm leases to build a 175-megawatt utility-scale solar array. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Miami Township trustees | Kingwood opposition continues

    The Miami Township Board of Trustees continued to discuss the recent decision by the Ohio Power Siting Board, or OPSB, against Texas-based Vesper Energy’s proposed 175-megawatt, utility-scale Kingwood solar project at the trustees’ most recent meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18.

  • Movie Review | Of whales and love’s conditions

    Darren Aronofsky’s 2022 film, “The Whale,” is an exercise in discomfort. Audiences are spurred to shift in their seats as they watch the protagonist of undeniable size — played by the almost universally beloved Brendan Fraser — struggle to help himself time and again.

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Arts (archives)

  •   ‘Freedom Flight’ play to debut

    “Freedom Flight,” a play for young audiences detailing the historical tale of Addison White, who escaped from enslavement in Kentucky and stood against pursuing federal marshals in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, will be performed Friday, Jan. 13, at the Foundry Theater.

  •   Harold Wright’s poetic life

    This year, villager and Antioch College Emeritus Professor of Japanese Language, Literature and Culture Harold Wright released “Bridge on the Shikishima Way: 100 Poems by Emperor Meiji.” The book presents the poems in both Japanese and in English, translated by Wright.

  •   IN MEMORIAM | Julia Reichert’s legacy in truth, film

    Julia Reichert work in film will be remembered for holding a megaphone to the voices of women and the working class — a thematic thread that ran through many of her most important works.

Village Schools (archives)

Economy (archives)

  •   Anthrotech takes expertise to courtroom

    Last year, Anthrotech collected data and provided expert testimony for a criminal trial, in which the events detailed spanned thousands of miles, from the United States to Zambia and back again.

  •   Millworks gains more tenants

    As of the beginning of the year, Local affordable housing program Yellow Springs Home, Inc., villager-owned landscape company Fox Trot Services and a new tattoo parlor called Studio Uncommon all have a new home at Millworks.

  •   Housing, education at the former Greene County Career Center

    Once completed, the 290,000-square-foot Emerge Trade and Recovery facility will offer live-in recovery services, provide job training and provide a place for those recently emancipated from the foster system.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Down to Earth | Fall webworms, friend or foe?

    There is a spectacle that occurs in summer each year around Yellow Springs that generates both amazement and concern among citizens and visitors of this town. No, it’s not Street Fair; it’s the return of fall webworms to their local perches.

  •   My Name Is Iden | ‘Best self’ over being ‘the best’

    My Name is IdenThe new year is upon us. A time for reflection and, for many of us, resolution. This is the time for getting to work on being our “best selves.”

  •   What a card!

    Considered one of the world’s foremost and talented magicians, David Williamson dazzled a capacity crowd of villagers at Emporium Wines & Underdog Cafe on Saturday evening, Jan. 14.

Government (archives)

  •   Greene County to build new jail

    After two failed attempts to levy funds for a new jail through sales tax, and nearly a year of decisions about finance, design and size, the Greene County Commissioners and sheriff’s office will break ground on a $61 million, 250-bed jail this spring.

  •   YS Police Department receives body-worn camera grant

    Yellow Springs police officers will have a new feature in the coming months — body-worn cameras.

  •   Trustees settle first-of-year business

    At their first meeting of the new year, the Miami Township trustees handled their first-of-year business, mapping the three-person board’s foundation for 2023.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Rose Marie Williams

    Rose Marie Williams, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born July 10, 1930, to Rosa Sorrell and Obie Thomas in Salt Lick, Kentucky.

  •   Joseph Crist

    Joseph Dylan “JoJo” Crist, 32, Bloomington, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Joseph was born June 17, 1990 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  •   Donald H. Fulton

    Donald H. Fulton, age 93, of Yellow Springs, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Soin Medical Center.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch College | Students demand sexual misconduct policy updates

    Over the last several weeks, Antioch College students have called for updates of the Sexual Offense Prevention Policy in response to the college administration’s handling of an investigation that revealed a sexual encounter had occurred between an Antioch professor and student last summer.

  •   Antioch alumni return to campus for 2022 Reunion

    For the first time in two years, Antioch College alumni have returned to campus en masse to celebrate the college’s annual reunion this weekend.

  •   Antioch College 2022 Commencement — A call for radical equality

    Emmett Schelling, executive director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas, or TENT, will address 30 graduating Antioch College students at commencement on campus Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. — the first on campus commencement in two years. He says he will be honest in acknowledging the urgent conditions facing the class of 2022 upon their post-graduation entry into the professional world.

Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Jan. 19, 2023

    The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team added two wins and a loss to their season, with victories against East Dayton Christian on Monday, Jan. 9, and Jefferson High School on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Jan. 12, 2023

    The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team’s next game will be against Dayton Christian at home on Friday, Jan. 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Jan. 5, 2023

    The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team netted wins at its two most recent games on Friday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 3, bringing the team’s season record to 3–7.

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