Articles from Yellow Springs News

Holiday Art Jumble to return

The annual Holiday Art Jumble, sponsored by the YS Arts Council, will return to the village Nov. 16–Dec. 29. The sale, which is a fundraiser for the YS Arts Council, features donated items with “fascinating, lovable, crafty or arty” qualities, including handmade crafts. The sale’s regular hours are Wednesday–Sunday, 1–4 p.m.; the sale will feature extended hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23.

Local man arrested on murder charge

A Greene County man with family ties to Yellow Springs and who attended Yellow Springs Schools is in the Greene County Jail this weekend on charges of murder and felonious assault.

Zyrian Atha-Arnett, 26, who lives on Hunter Road in Enon, was arrested by Greene County Sheriff’s deputies Friday, Nov. 8, and booked into the county jail, where records show he is waiting arraignment on the two felony charges.

EDITORIAL — ‘We are the weeds’

The following editorial was published in the Nov. 7, 2019, issue of the News:

For everything I felt a love, / The weeds below, the birds above.

—John Clare

It’s hard not to admire the tenacity and ingenuity of invasive plants. They go everywhere, they take everything over. It’s also hard not to be appalled. They go everywhere, they take everything over.

I feel that way about humans, too.

Tax hike for new jail?

Should a 0.25% increase in county sales tax be put on the ballot to fund the construction of a new jail for Greene County?

County residents will have a chance to weigh in on the issue at two upcoming public hearings. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Both hearings will take place in the Greene County Commissioners’ meeting chambers at 35 Greene St. in Xenia.

November 7, 2019 Bulldog Sports Roundup


By Carol Simmons

The Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School fall sports season concluded last week with the schools’ traditional awards night gathering Wednesday, Oct. 30.

This fall, the high school fielded teams in boys and girls soccer, volleyball and boys and girls cross-country. The middle school fielded teams in boys and girls cross-country and seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball.

Ghoul school

Demogorgons, dragons, dinosaurs, witches, baristas, superheroes, steampunks and more marched through downtown Yellow Springs on Wednesday, Oct. 31, during the annual Mills Lawn Halloween Parade. Spotted this year were a sushi board, a singing Pete the Cat, a rocket, a slice of peanut butter toast and a panda, among other creative costumes. (Photo by Megan Bachman)