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Business Section

  • Line forms soon for Record Store Day

    The third weekend of April brings with it Record Store Day, which Josh Castleberry, owner of Toxic Beauty Records, attributes with the exposure that put his store on the map. (Photo by Will Drewing)

    The third weekend of April brings with it Record Store Day, the Saturday when vinyl fans celebrate record store culture and flock to independent record stores to get their pick of limited release albums.

  • There’s nothing ordinary for this veterinarian

    Veterinarian Scott Hosket in 2005: at left, talking with Randy Rife about one of his sheep during visit to Rife’s Miami Township farm. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It’s springtime, which means that local vet Scott Hosket, a busy man in any season, finds himself traveling on dirt roads late at night and getting even less sleep than usual.

  • Caribbean fare featured at Calypso Grill

    Yellow Springs’ newest restaurant, the Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, opens Thursday, March 22.

  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar dismisses medical marijuana

    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke at a treatment facility in Kettering for newborns suffering from opioid dependence on Friday. Flanking Azar is, left, foster mother Cyndi Swafford, and the center's founder and director Jill Kingston. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, visiting the Dayton area recently to learn about responses to the opioid crisis, said he sees no role for medical marijuana as a pain relief alternative to prescription opioids.

  • Blue Jacket closes, café remains

    Xenia’s Blue Jacket Books will close for good May 12, with a progressive sale beginning March 5. But Blue Jacket’s popular in-store café, Tables of Contents, has no plans to close, according to owner Lawrence Hammar, pictured here with bookstore employee Yvonne Wingard. Bookstore and café are owned by Yellow Springers Hammar and his wife, Cassandra Lee, who operates the café. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The eclectic independent purveyor of used and rare books in downtown Xenia, Blue Jacket Books, is closing — for reinvention.

  • HHS Secretary: “There really is no such thing as medical marijuana”

    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, visiting the Dayton area to learn about responses to the opioid crisis, said he sees no role for medical marijuana as a pain relief alternative to prescription opioids.

  • Good move for DMS ink, two years in

    On Monday, May 15, 2017, U.S. Rep. Mike Turner visited DMS ink corporate headquarters on Dayton Street. The visit included a tour of the offices and production facility followed by a meeting with company owner, President and CEO Christine Soward. (Submitted photo)

    The addition of DMS ink to the local business community, by all appearances, has been a positive move for the company and Yellow Springs.

  • Changes come to two village eateries

    Brian Rainey, owner and chef of the Sunrise Cafe, recently announced that he’s opening a second restaurant, the Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, that will feature Caribbean food. The restaurant, which is scheduled for a March opening, will be located in the former location of Dona Margarota’s, a Mexican restaurant that closed in November. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    Last November, when Tony Avalos closed his Mexican restaurant for remodeling, he wasn’t sure about its future. Or the future of the 1535 Xenia Avenue building. But after meeting with Brian Rainey, who’s owned the Sunrise Café since July 2004, the two restaurateurs struck a deal.

  • Dig it.

    Last Thursday, Dec. 14, Village leaders assembled for the groundbreaking ceremony for Cresco Labs, which has begun construction on a new facility for the cultivation of medical marijuana. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Last Thursday, Dec. 14, Village leaders assembled for the groundbreaking ceremony for Cresco Labs, which has begun construction on a new facility for the cultivation of medical marijuana.

  • Atomic Fox moves to online, auction sales

    Terry Fox, auctioneer and owner of Atomic Fox, which specializes in selling mid-20th-century furniture and décor, has closed his Dayton Street retail store to focus on his growing business in the online market. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The nearly empty storefront on Dayton Street doesn’t mean that Atomic Fox, the retro furniture and décor shop that has occupied the space for nearly three years, is going out of business. It does mean, however, that the business is transitioning.

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