Economy Section :: Page 18

  • Census rental data is surprising

    Tales of a tight rental market abound in Yellow Springs, in contrast to the latest U.S. Census data reporting 52 unoccupied rentals and a 7.9 percent rental vacancy rate in the village.

  • Weigh in on natural gas power plant

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    Discussions on the environmental consequences of the Village’s electricity sources have heated up of late, especially since its municipal power provider AMP first asked the Village to purchase power from a new natural gas plant last month.

  • New gallery shows eclectic art

    Gayle Sultzbach (left) and Christine Klinger opened Springs Gallery in Kings Yard this spring, featuring art by local and regional artists, as well as some of their own work. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Art aficionados can be expected to embrace a new gallery in the downtown. But the owners of the new Springs Gallery say they also welcome those who know they like art but feel lost when it comes to buying it.

  • Artisans, traders join new Saturday market affair

    Amanda Swanton-Young started the Artisan Market at the school house last weekend.

    The village’s new Artisan Market opened on the front lawn of the Union School House on Saturday, June 4.

  • Local farmers’ markets to screen sustainable agriculture film

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    The Winter and Summer Farmer’s Markets are jointly sponsoring a free local screening of FRESH. See the trailer.

  • Vernay on path of growth

    With a committed force of long-time employees who care a great deal about the well being of the company, Vernay is poised to widen the markets for its small rubber parts, which are used in nearly every automobile and appliance in the world.

  • Census figures show aging of village — Boomers dominate census

    Yellow Springs is aging more rapidly than anytime in at least the last 40 years, as its median age rose more than seven years in the last decade alone, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures.

  • A radical, rooted farm vision

    A layer hen perched on top of a motorcycle was not a strange sight at Amy Batchman’s new Radical Roots Farm on West Jackson Road, where Batchman plans to grow perennials, teach mechanics courses for women and move old barns. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where can you learn how to repair a tractor, help move a barn, have chicks raised for you and eventually pick your own strawberries and buy fresh-pressed apple cider vinegar and hazelnut oil, all from a 29-year-old woman?

  • Efficiency program benefits businesses in many ways

    Local businesses looking to save money by cutting their fuel use now have an extra incentive to do so. Money that began as a fine against the Village for buying power from a polluting coal plant is coming home to help Yellow Springs businesses get energy-efficient.

  • Investing in YS, making beauty

    On a modern rehab on North Walnut Street, Erik and Deirdre Owen of BauWow construction company gave an old 19th-century house new life, with the help of Bob Bingenheimer and Deb Slater Pictured are, from left, Bingenheimer and Erik Owen. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Call it the Miracle on Walnut Street. A dingy, dilapidated house — the eyesore of the neighborhood — is transformed into a stately, sleek modern home with a neighbor’s investment and a local couple’s vision.

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