Economy Section :: Page 14

  • Home, Inc. Davis Street project breaks ground

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    Home, Inc. broke ground yesterday on one of two new lots it’s developing at the end of West Davis Street.

  • Living tiny, in line with values

    Ellen Dawson-Witt prepared tea in front of her 192-square foot off-the-grid cabin, in which she lived for one-and-a-half years. Dawson-Witt leads a seven-week course on “Choices for Sustainable Living” starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Ellen Dawson-Witt wanted to live a more sustainable life, she didn’t take half-measures. She moved to a farm, went off the grid, and downsized to a house the size of a shed.

  • YS home appraisals remain steady

    Property values in Yellow Springs stayed steady despite a more than five percent county-wide drop over the last two years, according to a recent Greene County appraisal.

  • Tour of a Tiny House

    Ellen Dawson-Witt makes tea in front of her 192-square foot house in the village. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Ellen Dawson-Witt wanted to live a more sustainable life, she didn’t take half-measures — she downsized to a house the size of a shed. Now she’s offering a sustainability course out of her tiny house starting Tuesday, Oct. 1.

  • Many benefits of e-Health deal

    The Village has reaped many “not so obvious benefits” from its recent loan deal with Creative Memories that allowed the local business e-Health Data Solutions to stay in town, Roi Qualls, co-owner of eHDS, told Village Council at its Sept. 6 meeting.

  • Purchase keeps business local

    Rhonda Newsome, pictured above, and her husband, Jason, are the new owners and operators of Eco•mental on Xenia Avenue downtown. The local couple purchased the business from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby, and plan to continue most products while adding some new items. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Eco•mental’s ownership recently changed, its mission and focus will remain the same.

  • YSI, ITT merger is complete

    ITT Corporation completed its acquisition of YSI Incorporated last week for a sum of $310 million, according to ITT spokesperson Laura Brockway.

  • Council to consider senior housing plan

    Over the summer Home, Inc. came to the Village with a plan to develop a senior apartment building on the Barr property, with the help of development partner, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, based in Columbus.

  • A world of Legos not just for kids

    Kyle Peterson opened the Lego set and accessory store Blokhedz on Dayton Street last month. From the space he also runs Brick Forge, a successful minifigure customized accessory company that he started in his garage. Peterson, an Adult Fan of Lego, recently showed off a meteor crash he built for the store’s window display. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Playing with Legos may be a child’s game, but the colorful plastic bricks have long been Kyle Peterson’s adult hobby and, for the last six years, his livelihood.

  • Family philanthropy benefits Yellow Springs

    Playing at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, near a new fence financed with a 2009 Morgan Family Foundation grant, are Oliver Bahn and Isaac Ellis. The Morgan Family Foundation, which has given away millions of dollars to local groups since 2003, was founded by Lee and Vicki Morgan. At each family reunion the Morgan Family Foundation offers each family member the opportunity to give $500 to an organization of their choice. (Submitted Photo)

    Many Yellow Springs nonprofits have a friend in the Morgan Family Foundation, which has contributed several million dollars to local groups since 2003.

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