The Latest: Trump hails heroes at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s Memorial Day observance

President Donald Trump is expressing his nation’s “boundless and undying” gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind.

Trump hailed heroes in his first Memorial Day remarks as president at Arlington National Cemetery. He told the stories of two soldiers who died in Afghanistan, Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard. He also hailed Bob Dole, the former senator who suffered lifelong injuries in World War II and attended Monday’s ceremony.

And Trump singled out his homeland security secretary, John Kelly, for whom military sacrifice is close to home.

Kelly led the U.S. Southern Command and lost his son, Robert Kelly, who stepped on a land mine on a Marine patrol in Afghanistan. John Kelly’s other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. And Kelly’s son-in-law Jake is a wounded warrior.

Portion of bike trail to close for brush clearing

Brush removal is scheduled to occur along the Little Miami Scenic Trail on Thursday, June 1, with hours yet to be determined. The trail in the area of Xenia Avenue will be closed for a short period while crews from Arbor Care, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, the Village of Yellow Springs and Greene County Parks and Trails work to remove dead trees and invasive species. Trail access will be available through an adjacent parking lot and you will be able to rejoin the trail after a short distance.

Questions may be directed to the Yellow Springs Village Manager’s Office at 767-1279.

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History of Glen Forest Cemetery

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.

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.

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.

MLS sixth-graders celebrated at annual “clap-out”

On Friday, May 26, students, teachers and parents lined up throughout Mills Lawn Elementary School to wish a fond farewell to sixth-graders at the annual “clap-out.” The tradition sends the sixth-graders off to their new home at McKinney Middle School with clapping and cheering. Scroll down to watch the sixth graders take their last steps through Mills Lawn as students.

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“Read on RTA” continues summer program

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  RTA riders will get a free ride on June 2, but only if they bring a book.

Riders should bring new or gently-used childrens books to donate. The company distributes these books across the Greater Dayton area to encourage summer reading.

This is RTA’s fourth year running the Read on RTA program.

All fixed-route and Project Mobility buses will have collection boxes for the books.

RTA asks that all books be in good condition and are appropriate for children ages 0 to 18-years-old.

Beginning Monday, June 5, Read on RTA will begin distributing books for children across five transit centers:

  • Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton
  • Northwest Transit Center, 2075 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood
  • Eastown Transit Center, 1218 Falke Drive, Dayton
  • Westown Transit Center, 122 Elmhurst Drive, Dayton
  • South Transit Center, 2730 Lyons Dr, Miami Township

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time will be held at the Yellow Springs Community Library on Fri., May 5, 12, 26, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Q&A forum scheduled for YSPD police chief candidates

As part of the ongoing selection process for the permanent Chief of Police position, the public is invited to attend an open forum featuring a question and answer session with all candidates for the position. Candidates include Brian Carlson, David Meister and William “Tim” Spradlin.

This forum will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs. Citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions of candidates and hear responses.

The public forum will be followed immediately by a meet-and-greet session with candidates in Rooms A and B, starting at 8:30 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion of the public forum. Comment cards will be available for completion at the forum.

Child care will be provided at the John Bryan Youth Center on the first floor of the building. If your child is under age six, please call the Youth Center at 767-7209 in advance, as space is limited for children this young.

Citizens who are unable to attend the open forum may submit questions in advance to the Village Manager at the John Bryan Community Center via regular mail or via email at pbates@vil.yellowsprings.oh.us. The forum will be telecast live and will also be available the next day on Channel 5, as well as on the Village You-Tube channel.

Comment cards are available in the first floor lobby of the John Bryan Community Center until the beginning of the public forum. Comment cards will also be available following the forum on the second floor outside Council Chambers. Citizens may submit comments regarding the candidates to the Village Manager no later than close of business Friday, June 2, 2017.

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