Articles from Yellow Springs News

World House Choir to debut “Our Planet — Our Lives”

The World House Choir will debut “Our Planet — Our Lives” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College. The debut performance will begin with festivities at 5 p.m., including the Harvest Mobile food truck; voter registration; informational tables from Tecumseh Land Trust, Community Solutions, Citizens Against Mining, Citizens for Green Acres and Seeds of Peace; and paintings inspired by “Missa Gaia” by artist and choir member Liz Mersky, on display in the Foundry Theater lobby.

Immigration judge grants bond for villager detained by ICE

A federal immigration judge decided on Monday morning, Sept, 16, that villager Miguel Espinosa could be released on a $10,000 bond. The hearing took place at the Carl B. Stokes Federal Court House in Cleveland. Espinosa appeared with his lawyer via tele-video from the Butler County Jail, where he has been in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, since Aug. 28.

YS man still in ICE custody

Picked up and detained Aug. 28 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, agents, villager Miguel Espinosa remains in custody more than two weeks later, awaiting a bond hearing date that had yet to be scheduled at press time.

The Yellow Springs business owner and father of three school-age children is currently being held in Butler County Jail, which has a contract to house ICE and other federal detainees.

Fire house groundbreaking begins

“It’s been a long journey,” Miami Township Trustee Chair Chris Mucher said last week in announcing the success of the latest round of bids for construction of a new fire house on the south side of the village.

Inability to secure bids under the budget’s legal cap was the primary cause for a delay of over a year in starting construction for the $4.9 million project.

Council addresses ICE action

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept, 3, Village Council addressed the ongoing situation involving Miguel Espinosa, a local resident arrested by Yellow Springs police last week and later detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

For Council President Brian Housh, the situation highlighted the need to implement a 2018 Council resolution affirming the village as a “welcoming community” to all.


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