Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 73

  • UPDATED – YS monthly energy consumption

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    The monthly electricity use of the village’s 1,700 residences has slightly increased from 2003, according to figures from the Village utility department.

  • Zoning issue stymies infill

    The denial of a density variance last month by the Board of Zoning Appeals is motivating some Village officials to reconsider the criteria the board uses to grant variances and to review the overall effectiveness of the Village’s zoning code.

  • New firm aims big for local solar

    From left, Scott Lindstrom, Shannon Lindstrom and Paul Wren launched their new company, Yellow Springs Renewable Energy, at a public forum last month. The local company, here with a solar photovoltaic panel, aims to provide residential, commercial and village-scale solar power.

    In October, a new local company, Yellow Springs Renewable Energy, held a public forum to educate the community on the renewable energy revolution taking place in the country and state their goal of leading that renewable energy revolution locally.

  • Food pantry need is on the rise

    Food pantry coordinator Patty McAllister sorts local food donations in the pantry located in the basement of the Yellow Springs Methodist Church. Demand for the free food offered at the pantry has almost doubled in the last month. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Patty McAllister is making sure that no one in Yellow Springs goes hungry. The Yellow Springs Community Food Pantry, which she coordinates, provides free food and household goods on a bi-weekly and emergency basis to local households in need.

  • Zoning, density linked to affordability

    When the Board of Zoning Appeals denied a homeowner’s application last week for a density variance to construct three more homes around his existing home on Marshall Street, the board was adhering to the strict criteria of a Village zoning code intended to discourage density, according to Village planner Ed Amrhein.

  • Land trust garners praise

    Tecumseh Land Trust’s Associate Director, Michele Burns, met with federal Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program Director Mark Rose, left, and Matt Harbage, the program’s state manager. TLT received more funds from the federal agency in 2010 than any other land trust in the state. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The director of the largest federal funding source for farmland preservation stopped in Yellow Springs last week to visit Ohio’s top recipient of federal funding, the Tecumseh Land Trust, which he praised as one of the nation’s top land trusts.

  • Art salon revived in Yellow Springs

    Artist Glen Owen showcases drawings from his new series. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Modeled after the mid-century salon, Erik and Deirdre Owen threw an “art happening” at their home on Grinnell Circle last Saturday night.

  • TLT’s Magaw honored as Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture

    Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw accepts her award as an Ambassador to Ohio agriculture from Robert Biggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the 11th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit last week in Columbus. (Submitted Photo)

    At the Ohio Annual Farmland Preservation Summit last Thursday, Nov. 18, the Tecumseh Land Trust’s executive director Krista Magaw was named an Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture for her nearly 10 years as director of one of the state’s most successful land trusts.

  • Blade runner

    Zeke Reichert designed blades for a model wind turbine with classmate Shania Mountjoy in Sarah Amin’s sixth-grade science class on Tuesday. The two-week study of wind turbines is being funded by a STEM grant that Mills Lawn School received this year. (photo by Megan Bachman)

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  • Young buyers face tough market

    Last winter, when Sheryl Cunningham and Tom Clevenger were looking for a house in town, none of the three homes in their price range was particularly appealing. One appeared to be a converted office, another lacked enough space for a garden and in the third, floors were warped and walls twisting.

  • Basketball champ now coach

    Evin Wimberly, a 2005 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, returns to coach the McKinney School seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams. In the front row, from left, are players Anna Mullin, Cecila Comerford, Coach Wimberly and Molly Hendrickson; middle row, Chelsea Horton, Cara Edwards, Sophie Davidson, Sage HaleWolf and Anna Williamson; back row, Hypatia McLellan. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The top female basketball scorer in Yellow Springs High School history, Evin Wimberly, class of 2005, is returning to coach the McKinney seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams this year. The former point guard, the only Lady Bulldog basketball player to score more than 1,000 career points…

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