Yellow Springs: 5 big stories from 2016

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Jersey Girl, Young Jersey Dairy's famed cow statue, will be reinstalled on her sign today at 4 p.m. Here's her story.

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Editor’s note: Another year means another list of our top stories that've captured your attention in the last 12 months. Here’s a look back at some of our most read stories that happened in Yellow Springs.

1. Wind-damaged Young's Jersey Dairy cow is on the mend

“Jersey,” the dairy cow statue that has graced the sign outside Young’s Jersey Dairy for 40 years, was returned to her perch, following repairs, after strong winds had blown her off earlier in the year.

2. Yellow Springs hotel to open in heart of village

This spring, Mills Park Hotel, the largest lodging facility in the village, opened its doors after a year-long delay. “It’s not just about tourism … It gives our business community ... a beautiful location for their board members, their employees and visiting folks a place to stay,” said Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Wintrow.

Mills Park Hotel will operate in the heart of Yellow Springs.
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Mills Park Hotel will operate in the heart of Yellow Springs.

3. No pot ban in Yellow Springs

Following Ohio’s decriminalizing of marijuana, Yellow Springs Village Council elected to research medical marijuana options for the community instead of banning pot outright.

Yellow Springs Village Council (left to right) Judith Hempfling, Marianne MacQueen, Gerald Simms, Brian Housh and Karen Wintrow. SHARAHN BOYKIN/STAFF
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Yellow Springs Village Council (left to right) Judith Hempfling, Marianne MacQueen, Gerald Simms, Brian Housh and Karen Wintrow. SHARAHN BOYKIN/STAFF

4. Yellow Springs, Oakwood among Ohio's best in school rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranked Yellow Springs high school 13th out of Ohio high schools and 391st in the nation.

A recent Yellow Springs High School graduate shoots a video during commencement ceremonies. FILE PHOTO
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A recent Yellow Springs High School graduate shoots a video during commencement ceremonies. FILE PHOTO

5. Men in Yellow Springs take a public stand for women

In response to controversy that arose concerning Donald Trump and women during the presidential campaign, men in Yellow Springs gathered in the village to show their support for women. “It’s heartwarming to see people come out and deliver a more positive message that lifts young women and girls up in the world and doesn’t cut them down.” said Andrew Kline, a participant in the gathering.

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