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Articles About local business

  • Ehman’s odometer hits 70

    David and Karen Ehman are celebrating the 70th anniversary of Ehman’s Garage on U.S. 68 North, which was started by David Ehman’s father, and has a devoted local following. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    For car aficionados, a car from 1946 is a vintage model that represents a timeless era. Ehman’s Garage, which opened that year, evokes the same sense of a classic era, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

  • Sift through OATS for some eclectic home décor

    Sam Jacobs and shop owner, Abbey Knight stand in front the newest store downtown, OATS, Ohio Antique Trading Supply. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The newest store on the downtown Xenia Avenue strip brings an eclectic mix of mostly home décor items that combine a sense of old and new.

  • Yellow Springs Brewery purchases bowling alley

    Nate Cornett and Lisa Wolters, owners of the Yellow Springs Brewery, recently purchased the old bowling alley on the south edge of town to use as a warehouse distribution center. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Nate Cornett and Lisa Wolters had a plan when they opened Yellow Springs Brewery three years ago, but things haven’t exactly worked out. They hoped to grow their business, of course, but at a rate they could keep up with.

  • DMS ink honored for its growth

    DMS ink, which purchased the former Antioch Publishing facility in early winter, was recently honored for its fast growth rate. Pictured above is the company’s assistant manager of production, Tiffany Simpson, with the “intelligent inserter,” which folds, inserts, counts and prints materials all in one process. The company can print 60 million pieces of direct mail a month. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    DMS ink was recognized as one of the fastest growing Asian-American businesses.

  • Rebirth of a garden center

    Master gardeners Steve and Karen Reed are the owners of Stoney Creek Garden Center, located just north of Yellow Springs on Route 68. Deeply aware of the legacy of Stutzman’s Nursery, which occupied the spot for many years, the Reeds are both bringing the Village-owned property back to life and making it their own. Their greenhouses include these hanging pots of fragrant double cascade petunias. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Gardens are lessons in rebirth, and a local garden center is exemplifying this truth in more than the usual ways.

  • Holiday in the Village, Yellow Springs 2015


    Plan your Holiday in the Village with our online guide.

  • Tom Gray of Tom’s Market — 50 years in the grocery trade

    Tom Gray, owner of Tom’s Market, has been with the store 50 years, and the store will celebrate the anniversary with free hot dogs on July 17–18. Gray is shown here in the store’s produce department, which underwent extensive renovation last year. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Tom Gray was a high school freshman when he got his first job, as a bag boy at Luttrell’s, the grocery store on Xenia Avenue. In 2001, Gray purchased the grocery, which is now Tom’s Market.

  • Yellow Springs downtown business mostly steady


    When it comes to surviving as a business in downtown Yellow Springs, not all outfits are the same. The various successes and challenges of each seem to relate more to the practices of the shop owners and the pressures within each merchandising industry, rather than the common location at the hub of the village.

  • Local business rebounding


    Local businesses appear to be recovering and returning the Village to pre-2009 tax revenue levels, according to data from the Regional Income Tax Agency, or RITA.

  • A seamstress’ dressmaking passion

    New villager Zara McCartney has recently opened BouChic Dressmakers, a new dressmaking and alterations shop at the Wellness Center, 716 Xenia Ave., Suite 6. (Photo by Anisa Kline)

    BouChic, the new alterations and dressmaking business in Yellow Springs, sits at the very back of the white professional building on Xenia Avenue. Inside, owner Zara McCartney has neatly stacked bolts of cloth, drawers filled with a variety of patterns, a dressing room, sewing machines and a chalkboard wall for children.

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