Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs Resident Chosen For Lt. Governor Running Mate

Jan 17, 2014

The Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, Ed FitzGerald, is expected to announce a new pick for running mate today: attorney Sharen Neuhardt of Yellow Springs.

Neuhardt has run for U.S. Congress twice, most recently losing to Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th District.

Despite never having held public office, she says she’s qualified.


Lewis Wallace / WYSO

UPDATE: Yellow Springs Village Council meeting has been rescheduled due to safety concerns with the freezing weather. A new council meeting is set for Jan. 13 at 7 pm. 

Community members will be meeting Thursday, Jan. 9 at the YS Senior Center at 7 pm to discuss concerns with the project.

Grand Jury: No Indictments In Schenck Case

Jan 2, 2014

A Greene County grand jury has decided not to indict an officer involved in the July death of Yellow Springs resident Paul E. Schenck who was shot and killed in a standoff with police in late July.

The grand jury reviewed the testimony of six witnesses and then determined that the use of deadly force was appropriate in the case.

A grand jury has concluded a law enforcement officer appropriately used force in shooting and killing a man who fired at authorities in a standoff at his western Ohio home.

The Dayton Daily News reports a grand jury reviewed evidence Monday and declined to indict anyone in the death of 42-year-old Paul Schenck of Yellow Springs.

Authorities were called to Schenck's home, roughly 15 miles east of Dayton, over a domestic dispute July 30.

Investigators say Schenck fired at least 191 shots out of his home. Some hit neighboring houses and law enforcement vehicles.

Wayne Baker / WYSO

An investigation over the death of Yellow Springs resident Paul E. Schenck is over. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gave the report Tuesday morning. The report sheds light on the six hour standoff with police this summer that ended in Schenck's death, but leaves some questions unanswered.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation collected evidence over a three month period. BCI concluded that the 42-year-old Schenck was killed by a Greene County Sheriff's Deputy during the standoff and not by his own hand.

Yellow Springs voters reelected incumbent Karen Wintrow to Village Council. She's joined by Brian Housh and Marianne MacQueen, each receiving 20% of their vote, with 100% precincts reporting.

Three new school board members were elected Tuesday. Aida Merhemic led the race with nearly 24% of the vote, followed by Evan Scott and Steve Conn, who each received about 22% support.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 4, 2013 including the following stories:

- Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff, by Emily McCord

- Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season, by Jerry Kenney

- Wildlife Boom in Local MetroParks, by Community Voices producer Ron Rollins

A new telephone emergency alert system was used by the village of Yellow Springs during a deadly standoff with police on Tuesday night. WYSO’s Emily McCord is asking some questions about how the system was deployed.

Wayne Baker

The Yellow Springs Police held a press conference Wednesday, detailing the events of the stand-off that left one man dead and another injured. The deceased has been identified as Paul E. Schenk, 42, of 280 N. High Street. His son, Max Schenck, 19, was injured. While still under investigation, the standoff resulted from a domestic dispute.

Wayne Baker

A SWAT team situation ended in Yellow Springs early this morning with one person dead. Multiple law enforcement agencies from Greene County and around the Dayton area responded to the 200 block of North High Street in Yellow Springs after gun shots were fired around 10:30 last night.

Police and SWAT teams exchanged gunfire with the alleged suspect several times during the standoff which was still going on early this morning.