Historical Black Businesses Of Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs Heritage will be offering historic walking tours each month (April-October).*

Join us for a journey between the facts and fiction of Yellow Springs history!

Photograph courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College.

Photograph courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College.

There is a $5 per person charge to participate in the walking tours.  Tickets can be purchased online, up until midnight the day before the tour, or can be purchased the day of the walking tour.

All participants receive $1 in Corner Cone Cash and the first twenty participants receive a $2 coupon (excludes the purchase of alcohol) for the Yellow Springs Brewery and a $2 coupon for Dark Star Books.

All tours, unless otherwise noted, will begin at the Mills Park Hotel, located at the corner of Xenia Ave and Limestone Street, at 1 PM.

Group tours can be arranged at a discounted rate. Please contact ysheritage@gmail.com at least three weeks prior to tour date to make arrangements.

 

Led by members of the 365 project.

Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market

Yellow Springs Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday

7am-noon

King’s Yard parking lot behind the Trail Tavern

 

Fresh local food every week – produce, meats, eggs, breads and baked goods, and granola; also bedding plants, cut flowers, soaps.

Now accepting SNAP/EBT benefits.

Power back on in village

At about 5:15 p.m. today, June 23, village residents and businesses once again could switch on their lights and electric appliances after a more than six-hour power outage throughout most of Yellow Springs. The outage began at about 10:40 a.m.

The outage was caused by a combination of factors, according to Yellow Springs Police Dispatcher Davis. Heavy rain this morning caused a tree to fall and a telephone pole to come down in different parts of the village, and power lines came down too. Additionally, a car crash on Hyde Road caused a power outage south of town. The repair effort required that all local power be turned off. until the system could be fixed, so that almost all downtown stores were closed this afternoon, including Tom’s Market, Current Cuisine and US Bank. The Village electric crew and a DP&L crew worked throughout the afternoon to make the repair.

“It should be working everywhere now,” Davis said late this afternoon.

The lights were on downtown by 5:15 today and while some stores were open, Tom’s Market, Current Cuisine and the Emporium remain closed until tomorrow morning. However, the Little Art Theater is open.

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Celebrate YS Pride this weekend

The sixth annual YS Pride Celebration will be held Saturday, June 24, in downtown YS.

The day’s events will begin at noon at the Bryan Center with a beer garden with vendors, booths and live music, until 5 p.m. Musical acts include Ohio Brass and Electric at 1 p.m., Kyleen Downes at 2 p.m. and Baoku from 3 to 5 p.m.

At 1 p.m., the Little Art Theatre will show “The Queen of Ireland,” a documentary that follows Irish drag queen Panti Bliss in the time leading up to the referendum for marriage equality in Ireland. At 6 p.m., the LIttle Art will screen “The Rubi Girls,” a documentary about the Dayton-based drag troupe, which performs and raises money for HIV research. The Rubi Girls themselves will be on hand for a meet and greet at the screening. 

Wrapping up the beer garden, a sidewalk parade from the Bryan Center through downtown YS will begin at 5 p.m. Capping off the event will be a performance from the Rubi Girls at Peach’s, beginning at 1 p.m. 

For more information, visit the YS Pride Facebook page.

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Celebrate YS Pride this weekend

The sixth annual YS Pride Celebration will be held Saturday, June 24, in downtown YS.

The day’s events will begin at noon at the Bryan Center with a beer garden with vendors, booths and live music, until 5 p.m. Musical acts include Ohio Brass and Electric at 1 p.m., Kyleen Downes at 2 p.m. and Baoku from 3 to 5 p.m.

At 1 p.m., the Little Art Theatre will show “The Queen of Ireland,” a documentary that follows Irish drag queen Panti Bliss in the time leading up to the referendum for marriage equality in Ireland. At 6 p.m., the LIttle Art will screen “The Rubi Girls,” a documentary about the Dayton-based drag troupe, which performs and raises money for HIV research. The Rubi Girls themselves will be on hand for a meet and greet at the screening. 

Wrapping up the beer garden, a sidewalk parade from the Bryan Center through downtown YS will begin at 5 p.m. Capping off the event will be a performance from the Rubi Girls at Peach’s, beginning at 1 p.m. 

For more information, visit the YS Pride Facebook page.

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June 22–29, 2017 Classifieds


FOR SALE: CARS, TRUCKS, ETC. |

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AIRSTREAM TRAILER 1987, Excella model. 25 feet, good condition. Call 767-7856.
1984 TOYOTA dual rear wheel motor home. Four cylinders, 2300cc, time tested. Needs TLC, yet real value and possibility. $2,280. 767-9290.
SHOW AND SELL. Find a home for your extra car, right here, with a photo classified ad.

YARD/GARAGE SALES |

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HUGE HOUSE SALE, 221 Allen St., Yellow Springs. Friday, June 23, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. King-sized bed and dresser, seven-piece dinette set. China cabinet, TVs, microwaves and other furniture and clothing.
Multi-family Yard Sale: 347-355 Union St., June 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. House wares, kitchen wares, antique dressing table.
Yard Sale, rain or shine, many beautiful things. Some tools, household items. June 23-25, Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m., 318 North High St.
GARAGE SALE: June 23-June 25. 420 Stewart Drive, Yellow Springs. Friday, 4-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 12-3 p.m. Motorcycle, furniture, decor, and more!
HUGE GARAGE/moving sale Friday and Saturday, June 23-June 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 100 North High St. in Yellow Springs. Bicycles, portable camping grill, stationary bike, laptop printer, hand weight set with rack, etcetera.
PREPARE for good weather and empty garages and basements. Be the first to list your sale!

ITEMS FOR SALE |

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FOR SALE: Oak library table, Hoosier kitchen cabinets. oak rocker and straight back chair. Call 319-6324 for pictures.
Used Jøtul wood stove for sale in good condition. Call Jim, 767-9282 and leave message.
“TWO HUNDRED YEARS of Yellow Springs,” including the legacy of Antioch College and written by the News staff, is available for $15 at the New office, Dark Star Books, Sam and Eddie’s Open Books, Town Drug or on our website at ysnews.com .

RETAIL |

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SALES AND SPECIALS: Let everyone know what they can find at your business.

PETS AND LIVESTOCK |

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DOGS, CATS, TORTOISES: find a good home for animals here.

BARTER AND TRADE |

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NO MONEY NEEDED! List your sevices or items for exchange.

FREE OFFERS |

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Free matching (two) futon-type foam sofa beds. Black micro fiber. Perfect condition. 937-654-3281.
MAIL OR MULCH? Need a small box or packing peanuts? Need to mulch those rows? Come by the News office! We have newspapers and often small boxes and packing materials free for the taking. Please call ahead so you know what we have available. 767-7373; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and up to 1 p.m. on Fridays.
MOVED HERE RECENTLY? Come to the Yellow Springs News office at 253<0x00BD> Xenia Ave., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. We’ll sign you up for a three-month subscription to the News for free! There’s a welcome package for you, too.

MERCHANDISE WANTED |

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Affordable, Running Moped for college bound student! Please call or text 513-212-3554.
FROM ARTICHOKES to xylophones, this is the place to ask for stuff.
BLINGY JEWELRY or otherwise interesting jewelry that can be connected to a jump ring. Free, please. Making more jazzy bookmarks for fundraising. 937-408-3678.

HOUSING, ETC., WANTED |

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ROOMMATE wanted to share a three-bedroom, 1 -bath townhouse with middle-aged woman. 9 ´x12´ room completely furnished. $475 per month includes all utilities and WiFi. Smoke-free building. 937-397-3716.
LOOKING FOR A PLACE to live? House or apartment to share? Announce it here and find a room or a roommate.

FOR RENT |

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Three bedroom house, one bath, central air. Tenant pays gas and electric. $1,000 per month plus $1,000 security deposit. One year minimum lease. Call 408-3424 or 767-9180.
FOR RENT- Three-bedroom, one- and one-half bath, a/c and heat, fenced, one-third acre. Clifton Gorge. $950/month, $950/security, one-year lease. Laundry hookup, full non-dry basement, shared yard and detached garage. Pet- and smoke-free building. Mature adult/family submit application with small fee. 269-203-6800.
FURNISHED, one-bedroom apartment. Short- or long-term. Perfect for single working person. All utilities paid including wifi and cable. Porch and private back yard. $700 per month plus security deposit. 760-7715.
ARTIST STUDIO SPACE/WORK ROOM 20’x20′; $400/month plus electric. Call Bruce, 767-9455.
STORAGE SPACE for rent. 20’x15′ equals 300 square feet.; $150/month. Call Bruce, 767-9455.
A SMALL, LOVELY HOME is available for you on Northwood Drive. The simple layout includes recent upgrades to the roof, bathroom, flooring, interior paint and electric service. Three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a one-car garage all available for $1,100 per month plus utilities. This house has central air conditioning, refrigerator, dish washer and stove. A security deposit of $1,100 is required. A utility deposit of $400 is also required. If you are interested, please contact Mike Kelly or Laura Ellison: 767-1097, 708-6392, ellisonla@mindspring.com, mkelly241@mindspring.com .
HOUSE: Four bedrooms, two baths, full basement, large yard, smoke-free building. $1,350/month. Deposit: first, last, security and utility. Available now. Email ysohio45387@copper.net .
TOWNHOUSE APARTMENTS for rent, Hawthorne Place: one-bedroom, $575; two-bedroom, $675 three-bedroom, $775 plus utilities. Laundry facilities on site. 937-324-3606.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE |

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LOT FOR SALE: 60’X167.5′. 206 N. Stafford St. Call 937-767-2132.
FOR SALE: Large double with three bedrooms and 1 baths in each unit. High efficiency furnace. Great “mother/father-in-law” in one side; family in second unit potential. 65 North St., Clifton. Business zoning available. $239,000. 937-260-8879. Available 6 to 9 p.m.
UNLESS YOU’RE A SNAIL you’ll have to let go of your house. Do it here, with a photo!

LOST AND FOUND |

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NOTHING LOST or found this week. Found ads are free.

EMPLOYMENT |

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Class A Drivers! Sign-on bonus. INCREASED RATES. Weekly pay. FULL benefits. Lots of incentives. Midwest runs. 888-300-9935.
LOOKING FOR someone to build me a garden fence around a 20′ x 20′ garden. Call Lila at 978-302-7345.
YELLOW SPRINGS SCHOOLS is accepting applications for the Mills Lawn TV/Media Broadcasting Co-Curricular position for the 2017-18 school year. Apply to Mills Lawn Principal. Contact 767-7381 for questions.
ANTIOCH COLLEGE is searching for a Staff Accountant responsible for processing and review of financial and budget information and assisting the Controller in the financial oversight of the accounting functions of the college. Bachelor’s degree is required in business with emphasis in accounting, finance or related discipline. Five years of full-time work experience in the accounting field, non-profit experience preferred. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and at least three references to hr@antiochcollege.edu. Electronic applications are preferred. If direct mail is required, please send documents to Antioch College, Office of Human Resources, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

VOLUNTEER |

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for YS Pride, June 24. Set up 9-11 a.m.; breakdown 5-7 p.m. Free beer and a t-shirt! Contact Ann at AnnSimonsonEvents@gmail.com .
TIME SHARE? Offer your spare time or find someone who wants to share theirs.

SERVICES AVAILABLE |

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HAIR CUTS AND COLOR: Michael James Hair Salon. 502 S. High St. Open at 9 a.m., Monday-Saturday. 937-581-0746.
LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL? Please call or text Theresa Thinnes of Home Experts Realty at 937-767-9132
ED’S HANDYMAN Service. Live locally, references, affordable. Siding, repairs, woodwork, windows, hauling, doors, gutters, cleanouts, awnings, soffits. 937-815-8320.
OHIO FACILITY SOLUTIONS, local company offering property maintenance, lawn mowing, landscaping and construction services. Schedule your lawn maintenance service for the 2017 season today! 937-697-1750 or ohiofacilitysolutions@gmail.com .
FEELING STUCK? Gestalt coaching can help you get unstuck and move forward with joy and meaning. Specializing in mid-life, later life (including retirement) or creative process issues. Confidential. Diane Chiddister, Gestalt certified coach, 767-1031.
EXPERIENCED eBAY and Amazon seller to assist in posting your treasures online. Call/text/email for references and details. 937-319-1324. ysonlineassist@gmail.com .
LANDSCAPE SERVICES: Lawn mowing. Tree removal, pruning, fences clearing of vines and unwanted trees. Brush hauled away. Call Funderberg. 937-215-8447 or 767-7524.
A-C SERVICE Co., a locally owned plumbing and heating company with a 60-year, responsible relationship with the people of Yellow Springs. 116 Dayton St., 767-7406. For coupons, check out http://www.acserviceyso.com!
DOWNSIZING or decluttering? “Simplicity” can conquer clutter and responsibly dispose of items you no longer use. Compassionate and confidential. 937-389-2030.
NEIL DOG TRAINING (“evolving” certified professional trainer/retired special education teacher) will help you train your dog. If you are committed, I can help. Neil Silvert, 937-767-1991 or nsilvert1949@gmail.com . Free evaluation. Reasonable rates – sliding scale.
I FIX THINGS – Computers, appliances, household, electrical/electronic repair and installation and more. I fix, install, et cetera. David Turner, retired engineer. 767-7849.

FINANCIAL SERVICES |

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GOOD WITH FINANCES? Help someone and advertise your services here.

CHILD CARE |

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WATCH KIDS? Let parents know about your invaluable service.

INSTRUCTION |

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THE ANTIOCH SCHOOL, serving children 3 years of age through the sixth grade, has a limited number of openings for the 2017-2018 school year. Financial aid is available for qualifying families. Please contact 767-7642 for additional information. http://www.antiochschool.org .
BELLY DANCE BASICS: June 16, 23, 30; July 14, 21, 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Bryan Center, second floor dance room. $10/class in advance, $12 drop-in. Katya of Egyptian Breeze Dance Troupe. 937-307-4188.
READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH? Seventh-grade math teacher with 30 years experience knows the biggest challenges. Small group sessions start in July. Private lessons also available. Free assessment. See http://www.johnloomis.net or call 937-231-2291 for details.

EVENTS |

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ART HOUSE-HOP: A self-guided tour of Yellow Springs private art collections, Sunday, June 25, noon-5 p.m. Tickets $15. For more information, http://www.ysartscouncil.org .

MISCELLANEOUS |

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Ohio Reading Corps Children’s Book Drive. Used or new books can be donated. Collection box is in the front entry of the YS Library.
WANT A COLOR AD? Too bad: The News is in black and white. But a pre-printed insert costs just a bit less than a dime per insert to distribute in the News. You design, print it in color – we’ll stuff it and get it to our readers. Call 767-7373 or email advert@ysnews.com .
CHECK OUT youtube.com/user/yellowspringsnews for over 70 feature videos of village art, education, music, sports, kiln firing, you name it. Go see it.
NEED A GIFT for someone special who lives out of town? If they’ve got an email address, they’ve got an inbox. That’s where the News will be every Thursday morning! Go to ysnews.com and choose Subscribe to sign them up for the E-edition.

CARD OF THANKS |

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THANKS TO ALL the participants, volunteers, staff and donors who helped to make the first Field Day a success! -The Wellness Center at Antioch College
GIVE A SHOUT OUT right here, for free! Let the village know about a good deed. Card of Thanks is free (20 words or less).

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GOING SOMEWHERE? Find a ride to share this winter! Save money, the environment and make a friend.

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Attorney General’s office seeks numbers from scam “IRS phone calls

The Yellow Springs Police Department has issued a warning about a spate of reported scam “IRS” phone calls asking for immediate payment and threatening legal action if it is not remitted.

The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has asked that people who receive such a phone call report the number, and the date and time of the call by calling 800-282-0515 and selecting option “4”. 

When to be suspicious

According to the IRS website, “fraudulent callers often tell potential victims that tax is owed and must be paid immediately, or that they are entitled to a large tax refund. If they are unsuccessful the first time around, scammers will sometimes call back and attempt a different strategy.

The site further states that “to avoid becoming a victim of these scams, it’s important for taxpayers to know the following:

· If you owe taxes, the IRS will first contact you by mail, not by telephone.
· The IRS never asks for credit card, debit card, or prepaid card information over the phone.
· The IRS never insists that you must pay your taxes using a specific payment method.
· The IRS never demands immediate payment over the phone and does not take enforcement action directly after a phone conversation.

Though the IRS stresses the calls should not be answered or returned, Attorney General DeWine asks that the phone number be noted and reported by calling the attorney general’s office at 800-282-0515.

For more information about IRS fraud, visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.com/articles/irs-warning-about-phone-scams , or the Ohio Attorney General’s fraud website at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/About-AG/Contact/Report-A-Scam .

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Impacts And Infrastructure In Extreme Heat

Commuter planes that can’t fly. Door handles too hot to touch. The heat dome crushing the southwestern U.S. This week puts other heatwaves to shame. We’ll look at dealing with heat in abnormal new normal. Super heat wave in the American southwest in the last week. Flights cancelled. Fires unstoppable. Pets wearing booties on boiling sidewalks. Hikers, runners keeling over dead. Temps in Arizona, Nevada, California bumping 120 degrees. Palm Springs, 121. Death Valley, 125. Dashboards, steering wheels – up toward 150. Sixteen of the seventeen hottest years ever recorded have occurred since the year 2000. This hour On Point: Living in the heat dome. Tom Ashbrook Guests Kait Parker , meteorologist and science reporter at The Weather Channel. ( @WeatherKait ) Weldon Johnson , reporter for the Arizona Republic. ( @weldonjohnson ) Gregg Garfin , professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. ( @GreggGarfin ) Charles Redman , founding director of