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Signs reading “Resignation is not justice” were plastered on buildings throughout Antioch College’s campus following an Oct. 25 campus Community Meeting, during which a student publicly shared a sexual encounter that had occurred between them and an Antioch faculty member. Dissatisfied with the college’s investigation of the incident and the resignation of the faculty member in question, many Antioch students have been advocating for changes to the Sexual Offense Prevention Policy, or SOPP. (Photo by Cheryl Durgans)

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.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Community dance concert to return

    The Valerie Blackwell-Truitt Community Dance and Performance Arts Concert and Art Exhibition returns to the Foundry Theater on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3 — the first such concert in more than three years.

  •   ‘Before All the World’— Rothman-Zecher talks new novel

    Former villager Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s new novel, “Before All the World,” was published through Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October of this year.

  •   Donnell Rawlings finds home in the village

    The stand-up comedian and actor known for his regular appearances on “The Chappelle Show” among other television, film and live performance work officially became a townie after purchasing a home this past summer.

Village Schools (archives)

Economy (archives)

  •   YS Equity pilots guaranteed income program

    What could you do with $300 a month for 24 months? That’s what members of YS Equity, a subsidiary of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, want to find out through their new Guaranteed Income program, which launched last week.

  •   ‘Spring Meadows’ to go before Village Council

    A proposed 90-home major subdivision — dubbed “Spring Meadows” — is one step closer to being developed in Yellow Springs.

  •   Creator’s Market opens at Clifton Crafthouse Co-op

    The co-op — located three miles down the road from Yellow Springs in Clifton — is a $2-million project that, when completed, will feature a taproom that will offer beverages from local brewers, community and performance spaces, an commercial kitchen and affordable housing.

Village Life (archives)

  •   COVID Update | Nov. 24, 2022

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.Greene County’s number of new cases fell for the week of Nov. 10–16, with 100, compared to 155 for the week of Nov. 3–9. The 45387 ZIP reported no new cases, compared to four the week before.

  •   Home, Inc. unveils new senior housing plan

    At a public presentation on Thursday, Nov. 17, affordable housing nonprofit YS Home, Inc. unveiled its latest planned project: a 32-unit development on 1.8 acres along Marshall and Herman streets.

  •   Unsolicited Opinions | What is an antiracist tomorrow?

    "As a person of color in this community, I often find myself torn between feeling lucky to live where I do and wanting to scream at the constant state of 'white people just not getting it.'"

Government (archives)

  •   Village Council rejects solid waste fee

    At the Monday, Nov. 21, Village Council meeting, Council members voted down a 2% solid waste fee that would have drawn in funds for educational materials aimed at reducing the amount of organic waste villagers send with their solid waste.

  •   YSPD budgets $1.7 million for 2023

    A recent spike in officer and dispatch turnover, higher overtime costs and mounting expenses to maintain and replace outdated equipment are among ongoing challenges identified by the Yellow Springs Police Department in proposing a 2023 budget totaling $1,731,805.34.

  •   Village Council considers solid waste fee

    At the most recent Village Council meeting on Nov. 7, Council members discussed the possibility of adding a 2% fee to residential solid waste bills. If the fee is adopted, the Village would use the funds to educate residents on ways to reduce their organic solid waste, including recycling and composting.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Roberta B. Semler

    There will be a celebration of life open house for Roberta B. Semler on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at Pleasant Grove Missionary Church, 491 W. Hyde Road, Yellow Springs. The family welcomes the sharing of memories and friendship.

  •   Josephine Ann “JoAnn” Mace

    Josephine Ann “JoAnn” Mace, age 74, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love and family on Nov. 22, 2022.

  •   Robert Dan “Bob” Dixon

    Robert Dan “Bob” Dixon, died peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Hot Springs, North Carolina, on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   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.

  •   Coretta Scott King luncheon lifts up

    Community organizing, healing and relationships were among the themes highlighted during the sixth annual Legacy Luncheon ceremony presented by the Coretta Scott King Center on Friday, April 29, at the Wellness Center on the Antioch College campus.

Sports (archives)

  •   YSHS Volleyball | Phil Renfro named coach of the year

    Following the YSHS varsity volleyball team’s championship win in the Metro Buckeye Conference last month, Phil Renfro was honored for leading the team to victory — he was named coach of the year by the conference.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Nov. 3, 2022

    The Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team won the Division III district championship on Thursday, Oct. 27, beating Botkins High 4–0 to secure the title.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Oct. 27, 2022

    The Bulldogs’ conference record stands at 7–1 at the end of the regular season, making Yellow Springs the conference champ this year. The Bulldogs share the victory with Dayton Christian, whose conference record is also 7–1.

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