Economy Section :: Page 22

  • Macbeth offers up the Oten for sale

    After several decades of creating art with the bricks and mortar at his Xenia Avenue Oten Gallery, Alan Macbeth is putting his building on the market. The Yellow Springs Arts Council resides in part of the building, and the Asian Collection rents another space. MacBeth lives in a basement apartment.

    The brick archways of the Oten Gallery have been a labor of love and obsession for Alan Macbeth, the owner and creator of the distinctive structure on Xenia Avenue. But after several years testing the sound of his voice saying he feels ready to sell, he is sure that he is no longer in a position to steward his master work.

  • YS works to get clinic back

    Maintaining a local medical clinic at the site of the former Wright State Physicians Family Health Center is the best use for the property at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Herman Street, according to Village Planning Assistant Ed Amrhein.

  • Council urged to make low-cost homes efficient

    In Village Council’s first discussion of a draft agreement for a proposed affordable housing project at its Jan. 3 meeting, Council was urged to require from the developer tighter energy efficient building practices than currently specified.

  • Sun warms homes at Thistle Creek

    Jonathan Brown, left, and Roy Eastman are building three passive houses in the Thistle Creek development. The passive house uses a variety of energy-efficient building techniques, including double-thick walls to retain heat. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Home building may not be his primary career, but Yellow Springs electronics distributor Roy Eastman is no novice either, as he has spent the last several years researching energy-efficient building and retrofitting his company’s office.

  • Assistance available on home heating bills

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    The Ohio Department of Development offers four programs to help low-income Ohioans with their heating bills.

  • Increase in need seen among villagers

    According to the Village Utility Department Clerk Susie Butler, as of this week 181 local households are over 60 days behind in their utility bills.

  • Schools look at fiscal crisis

    In order to avoid a projected negative cash balance by the end of the 2013 fiscal year, school board members at their Dec. 9 meeting discussed ways to reduce the district’s 2010–2011 budget.

  • Increased school district enrollment increases opportunities

    Increasing local students means increasing local families, and while the village appears to provide a home for families at a variety of income levels, more housing in general could help to generate a school district population that is more sustainable.

  • Local women who make a difference

    Top row from left to right: Beth Rubin, Macy Reynolds, Rebecca Morgann, Sandy McHugh, and Naomi Ewald-Orme. Bottom row from left to right: Susan Stiles, Carla Steiger and Carol Cottom. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    The organizers of 100 Women Making a Difference in Greene County want to make a difference in the lives of community members by donating most effectively to the nonprofits who serve them.

  • Scented organic soap, naturally made

    A soap maker for more than 20 years, Chris Entler and his partner, Jessica Wyant, recently opened the Soap Bar in Kings Yard, in the space behind Asanda Imports that was once the bar of the old Winds Cafe. Entler uses organic and natural ingredients in his products, which he has previously sold only at the street fair and Kings Yard farmers market. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Recently Chris Entler could be found in his new soap shop and studio in Kings Yard working on a new challenge: creating, with spearment leaves, an intricate design in a soap bar.

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