Articles from Yellow Springs News

Road rave

While this year’s Pride scheduling was markedly different than year’s past, the fanfare and the spirit of the celebration were still in dazzling display. In the early evening on Saturday, June 27, a multicolored caravan of cars and villagers streamed through the streets of Yellow Springs in celebration of LGBT+ pride. Horns were honked, music was blared and flags were waved. 

Council declares racism ‘public health crisis’

At its June 15 regular meeting, Village Council declared racism a public health crisis and committed to taking “meaningful action” to respond to the “death, trauma and injury caused by institutional racism.”

The resolution, approved unanimously at the virtual meeting, states that the Village recognizes that “racist beliefs are a direct threat to our residents and visitors” and contribute to a health disparity for people of color.

No charges in Grinnell shooting

No charges will be filed in the double fatal shooting that occurred Feb. 12 outside a home on Grinnell Road, just south of Yellow Springs, the Greene County prosecutor has announced.

Greene County Grand Jurors determined last week that Robert “Lindsey” Duncan, of 3443 Grinnell Road, acted in self defense in the shooting deaths of Duncan’s ex-wife, Cheryl Sanders, 59, and her husband, Robert “Reed” Sanders, 56.

Schools prepare to reopen Aug. 27

The current message from Ohio’s governor is that schools will reopen in the fall, but local districts will have a great deal of control over how that happens and what the return looks like, Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden told the local school board last week.

“The governor is committed to everyone returning to school,” Holden said, summing up her impressions after a recent online meeting of about 17 school superintendents with Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria.