Articles from Yellow Springs News

Soybean, corn farmers challenged by price drops

While they differ in their assessment of causes, several local farmers agree on their current situation: it’s a challenging time to be a farmer in Ohio.

This summer, prices for the area’s most significant crops, soybeans and corn, have dropped substantially due to two main factors: tariffs on American soybeans imposed by the Chinese, and the expectation of a robust harvest. And lower prices means that farmers will come away from selling their crops with diminished profits.

Car flips on side, driver unhurt in downtown Yellow Springs

A car that flipped and landed on the driver’s side in front of Mills Park Hotel halted traffic on Xenia Avenue through downtown Yellow Springs for nearly an hour Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19.

The driver of the white Hyundai Sonata appeared visibly shaken but unhurt after three witnesses reportedly pulled him out of the vehicle through the passenger-side window. 

Suzy Carson, of Chicago, Ill., in town with family to visit a nephew, said she saw the accident from the vantage of the hotel’s porch.

‘Wilderness Mute’ meditates on Nagasaki bombing at Antioch

A special performance of “NAGASAKI — Wilderness Mute” by composer Keiko Fujiie will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College. A collaborative, multidisciplinary work involving music, image, poetry and Japanese Butoh dance, the work is inspired by the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945.

Cresco Labs cleared to grow cannabis in Yellow Springs

Cresco Labs announced on Friday, Sept. 14, that its Yellow Springs marijuana cultivation facility had received a certificate of operation from the Ohio Department of Commerce.

Cresco is now cleared to plant and grow medical marijuana, which will be sold in dispensaries across the state to provide relief for physician-certified patients, according to a press release. The company plans to plant more than 30 unique strains of cannabis plants.