Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 42

  • Fracking forum to push for YS ban

    West Bay Exploration, a Michigan oil and gas company, had received a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to drill an exploratory oil well on a Miami Township property. Shown is a temporary drilling rig in southern Michigan, which is somewhat larger than what would be used in this area. (Submitted photo by West Bay Exploration)

    Environmental experts will share ways Yellow Springs can avoid contamination from oil and gas drilling and fracking waste wells at a forum on Saturday.

  • ‘Our Town’ comes to our town

    Our Town characters gather for the wedding of Emily Webb and George Gibbs, center, played by Jeanna Breza and Colton Pitstick. Center Stage’s production of Our Town runs June 22–23 and 29–30 in Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church, with shows starting at 8 p.m. Other community cast members are, from left, in back, Duard Headley III, Lara Bentley, Thor Sage, Howard Shook, Thomas Siebold; in front, Lucas Sansom, Sarah Wildman, Ellen Ballerene; behind the couple is Ali Thomas; on right is Robert Campbell, Juno Shemano and Miriam Eckenrode. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Thornton Wilder may have had a place like Yellow Springs in mind when he wrote his 1938 play ‘Our Town.’

  • New owners for downtown building

    The new owners of the Kings building, left to right: Molly Lunde and Lee Kibblewhite, Brendan Comerford and Christy Lewis. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    One of the oldest downtown buildings is now in new hands. Four local people last week purchased the property at 228 Xenia Avenue, currently home to Sam & Eddie’s Open Books and Asanda Imports.

  • GMHA gardens on chopping block

    Daniel Pearson planted a low-maintenance cover crop of violets in the backyard of his Lawson Place residence. The violets don’t need to be mowed, keep the ground from getting waterlogged and provide a tasty treat to Pearson, he said. Pearson worries herbicides will be used to kill the vegetation, which is out of compliance with the property owners, Greene Metropolitian Housing Authority. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Patricia High is dejected because she has until July 1 to transplant most of her beautiful garden at her Lawson Place unit, or the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority will remove the plantings.

  • ‘Our Town’ opens this weekend

    Our Town characters gather for the wedding of Emily Webb and George Gibbs, center, played by Jeanna Breza and Colton Pitstick. Center Stage’s production of Our Town runs June 22–23 and 29–30 in Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church, with shows starting at 8 p.m. Other community cast members are, from left, in back, Duard Headley III, Lara Bentley, Thor Sage, Howard Shook, Thomas Siebold; in front, Lucas Sansom, Sarah Wildman, Ellen Ballerene; behind the couple is Ali Thomas; on right is Robert Campbell, Juno Shemano and Miriam Eckenrode. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    This time, Thornton Wilder’s play ‘Our Town’ is set in Yellow Springs. Center Stage begins a two-weekend run of the 1938 play on Friday, June 22.

  • Stalled greenspace funds released

    Boy Scouts at Camp Birch cheered at the news that Clean Ohio finally received funding for its open space and agricultural easement purchase programs. Last year Camp Birch used more than $600,000 from the statewide program to permanently protect the farms and wetlands at the 400-acre, 80-year-old camp. Pictured is Springfield Troupe #311, along with, front center, Don Hollister of Environment Ohio and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust.

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of Krista Magaw of the Tecumseh Land Trust, Don Hollister of Ohio League of Conservation Voters and several other environmental groups, Clean Ohio’s open space and agricultural easement purchase programs are once again fully funded.

  • GMHA gardens on chopping block

    Daniel Pearson planted a low-maintenance cover crop of violets in the backyard of his Lawson Place residence. The violets don’t need to be mowed, keep the ground from getting waterlogged and provide a tasty treat to Pearson, he said. Pearson worries herbicides will be used to kill the vegetation, which is out of compliance with the property owners, Greene Metropolitian Housing Authority. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Patricia High is dejected because she has until July 1 to transplant most of her beautiful garden at her Lawson Place unit, or the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority will remove the plantings.

  • Flush with water— Thinking conservation amidst plenty

    Laurie Dreamspinner used the water from one of the four rain barrels connected to her downspouts to water the marigolds, peas and herbs she grows in her front and side yards. The stormwater reclamation saves her money and the already wet area unneeded runoff. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Ask villagers about their experience with Yellow Springs water and the stories will flow.

  • Solar goes dark, for now

    A field of solar panels won’t soon sprout on the Glass Farm as planned, though a local solar farm is still possible.

  • Couples purchase Xenia Ave. property

    New owners gathered at the property with their families. Back row, from left are Molly Kibbelwhite, Gabriella Kibbelwhite, Lee Kibbelwhite, Brendan Comerford, Kristy Lewis and Cecilia Comerford; front row, Lily Kibbelwhite, Ella Comerford. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Two local couples — Asanda Imports owners Lee Kibblewhite and Molly Lunde and Brendan Comerford and Christy Lewis — recently purchased the property at 228 Xenia Avenue, currently home to Sam & Eddie’s Open Books and Asanda Imports.

  • From classrooms to coral reefs

    McKinney School seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher Terry Graham retires at the end of the school year to return to science field work and spend more time with family. Here Graham shows off a student project on the rainforest. During her 12 years at McKinney, Graham said she enjoyed encouraging student creativity and teamwork through projects. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Now entering a new phase of her life, Terry Graham, a former field biologist, retires at the end of the school year as science teacher to head back into the field.

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