Articles from Yellow Springs News

Council debates housing goals

In her first Village Council meeting on Jan. 6, new Council Member Laura Curliss questioned the Village’s stated goals related to housing.

The debate came during the discussion of a resolution reaffirming the Village’s housing goals.

The goals Curliss challenged the development of affordable and rental housing on the Village-owned Glass Farm and the creation of a stock of permanently affordable housing in town through subsidies and other strategies.

Schools practice mindfulness

“It helps me relax.”

Kicking off his shoes and finding a comfortable position on a blanket laid out on the floor of Donna Haller’s second-floor classroom, eighth-grader Foster Shirkey was succinct and to the point recently in explaining why he shows up every Monday after school for a weekly 30-minute meditative practice led by Haller.

Shirkey is a regular presence in a new initiative on the shared campus of Yellow Springs High and McKinney Middle schools introducing mindfulness practices to students.

January 23, 2020 — Bulldog Sports Round-Up


Bulldogs triumph in close win

The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team traveled to Lewisburg Tuesday, Jan. 14, where the Bulldogs triumphed against Tri-County North in a close contest. The final 48–46 score reflected a team win with many contributors.

The team next played a home game against inter-conference rival Legacy Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 21, details of which will be reported in next week’s News.

Free clinic fills care gaps

Teresa Hager credits Reach Out free clinic with saving her life.

With no health insurance and several serious chronic illnesses, Hager currently relies on the free medical clinic to help her treat and manage conditions including thyroid cancer, diabetes, COPD and rheumatoid arthritis. Her husband is employed but lacks health insurance; she formerly worked as an aide at Friends Care Center, until illness made employment too difficult.

The future of Yellow Springs — What would you like to see?

What do you want Yellow Springs to look like in 2035?

Villagers can help shape the future of town by contributing to the comprehensive land use plan now being developed by the Village of Yellow Springs. The next chance to weigh in is at a public open house on Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30–8 p.m., in the Mills Lawn gym. 

At the drop-in event, attendees will be invited to share their thoughts on how — and where — they would like Yellow Springs to grow and change.

YS Schools Facilities Task Force sets second community meeting

The Yellow Springs Schools Facilities Task Force has set a second community meeting to present the results of its nine-month exploration into the needs of the district’s school buildings and to gather feedback on its findings.

The meeting, which follows the initial community gathering Dec. 10, will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6–7:30 p.m., in the meeting room at the Yellow Springs public library.