The first day of class begins Tuesday at Antioch College. After closing in 2008 because of financial problems, it opens to thirty five new students called the Horace Mann Fellows. This inaugural class gets free tuition, and plays an important role building on the traditions of Antioch. But as Emily McCord reports, the students also feel a responsibility to resurrect the school for a community eager to see a thriving college again.
New York based ITT Corporation completed its acquisition of YSI Incorporated in Yellow Springs last week, bringing 34.7 million dollars to Antioch College's endowment fund that will help secure the college's future. Emily McCord reports for WYSO.
Actor Cliff Robertson, whose career spanned a half-century, died on Saturday at the age of 88.
Along with his lengthy acting career, Robertson was known for his love of aviation. He was a frequent visitor to the Aviation Hall of Fame, located next to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. He would fly in his own place from New York to Dayton to attend the Hall of Fame's Enshrinement ceremonies. His participation resulted in his own enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Bill Hooper was a long time resident of Yellow Springs. He was responsible for the construction of over 300 houses over the course of his career as a contractor. He was also involved in many building projects on behalf of Antioch University while he served as a trustee of this institution.
He oversaw major building projects on the Antioch campuses in Seattle, Washington and Keene, New Hampshire. Hooper was also involved in numerous Antioch building projects here in Yellow Springs, including the current WYSO studios which opened in 1995.