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  • Village buys Railroad Street lot

    Thirty-five people gathered around the gravel lot to witness the the auction of the property at the corner of Railroad and Dayton streets. After a short bidding process, the Village of Yellow Springs had purchased the property for $170,000.

  • Council considers drilling ordinance— Ban would be first in Ohio

    Yellow Springs, though far from the epicenter of natural gas fracking in Ohio, could nevertheless become the first town in the state to ban all oil and gas drilling and waste wells within its municipal limits through passage of what is described as rights-based legislation.

  • Economic development plan OKd

    A public/private economic sustainability outreach team of local leaders for the purpose of business retention, expansion and attraction.

  • Arts community, arts policy

    Village Council members and local artists and arts supporters this week began a dialogue on the arts and a potential Village government arts policy at Council’s regular May 21 meeting.

  • Village breaks ground on sidewalk repairs

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    Long awaited repairs to Village sidewalks began last week with the building of a piece of sidewalk along Xenia Avenue near the bikepath.

  • Opinions differ over wind power

    476-foot wind turbines spin over farms in northwest Ohio as part of the 152-turbine Blue Creek Wind Farm. The Village will decide this month whether to purchase electricity from the 304-megawatt wind project, located 100 miles north of the village. (Submitted photo courtesy of Ibedrola Renewables)

    When Ohio’s largest wind farm comes online this summer, 300-ton turbines reaching 40 stories high will convert wind into electricity, and will help Ohioans cut carbon dioxide emissions and stem climate change. Or will it?

  • Tackling hard water, hard choices

    Of all the critical decisions made by municipal governments, perhaps no decisions are more important than those concerning water.

  • Council eyes economic plan

    Village Council members at their April 2 meeting heard a review of the recent Economic Sustainability Plan by several members of the Village Economic Sustainability Commission.

  • Cuts shrink Village budget

    In these difficult economic times, it’s a familiar story for states and municipalities: while revenues are falling, costs are rising. And that’s the story again this year for the Village of Yellow Springs.

  • Home, Inc. waiver approved by Village Council

    At their Nov. 7 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a request from Home, Inc. to waive tap-in fees for the proposed Home, Inc./Buckeye Community Hope Foundation affordable senior housing project.