Articles from Yellow Springs News

YS school calendar full as academic year winds down

The 2018–19 school year is coming quickly to a close, and milestone activities commemorating the final days fill the calendar for the rest of the month until the last day of classes Friday, May 31.

Some of the most significant include:

Monday, May 20

• Last day for Greene County Career Center seniors

Tuesday, May 21

• Career Center senior recognition, 8–9 a.m., at GCCC

• Yellow Spring High School scholarship and awards program, 10–11:30 a.m., high school gym

Photo essay— A recent ride-along with ‘Rob the UPS man’

On a recent rainy Friday, the News rode along with Rob Nangle, Yellow Springs’ locally famous UPS driver. After 26 years on the Yellow Springs route, Nangle is retiring at the end of May. 

Nangle has been a “positive presence” in so many villagers’ lives, according to Gilah Pomeranz of Yellow Springs Hardware. “He always has a smile, always has a great story,” she said.

EDITORIAL: A fight for women’s lives

After the Heartbeat Bill was signed into law in Ohio in April, the News published this editorial. It is republished here as the assault on women’s rights continues with the passage of similar — and even more stringent — anti-choice measures around the country in recent weeks.

Send us a letter-to-the-editor here if you’d like to share your thoughts.

April 18, 2019

Andrew Strolger

At age 66, Andrew Strolger passed in North Huntington, Pa., on April 22, 2019. Andy was a frequent visitor and occasional resident of Yellow Springs, and a life-long kindred spirit with the community. 

He was born on January 26, 1953, in Washington, D.C., and was preceded in death by his mother and father, Carrie and Virgil Strolger; birth mother, Lucille Spears; and his twin brother, Anthony Strolger. 

Home, Inc. annual meeting speaker — A history of unfair housing

The average white family in America today has 10 times the wealth of the average black family.

To longtime fair housing administrator Larry Pearl, “that’s an amazing figure,” and its cause can be traced to America’s long history of housing discrimination.

“Wealth comes from investments — if you have money to invest — and housing. That’s just it,” he said. “And the reasons for that disparity go way back.”