Economy Section :: Page 25

  • Governor’s energy advisor promotes renewables at local forum

    Dr. Mark Shanahan told a local audience at the Glen building that Ohio's emissions from coal were among the worst in the nation yet the state has recently been aggressive in promoting renewables. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last Friday, Governor Ted Strickland’s energy advisor Dr. Mark Shanahan told a crowd of renewable energy enthusiasts at the Glen building that Ohio was undergoing an energy revolution.

  • Indian food comes to the village

    On Thursday, Oct. 21, Askhilesh Nigam opened the Indian Food Corner, a new take-out restaurant on the Corner Cone premises.

    The Nigam family has opened the Indian Food Corner at the Corner Cone site, selling take-out Indian food from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The restaurant’s first day was Thursday, Oct. 21.

  • Village homes to be featured in national solar tour

    Pat Brown's solar home, featuring ten solar photovoltaic panels, will be on display this weekend as part of the national solar home tour. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Four homes in Yellow Springs homes are being featured Saturday, Oct. 2, and and Sunday, Oct. 3, as part of the national solar tour, including two new listings.

  • YS team innovates efficient skylight

    Two insulated skylights with automatic ventilation were installed at Yellow Springs High School last month. Here contractors guide the skylight, manufactured at Millworks, into the building's third floor. (Submitted photo by Ted Donnell)

    While many skylights waste energy, two local building experts have designed a skylight that actually saves energy by ventilating, providing daylight and generating solar power. The patent is pending but the results are already clear at Yellow Springs High School, where two skylights were installed last month.

  • GCCC upgrades are good for the earth and pocketbook

    Local architect Ted Donnell recently led the design of an energy upgrade at the Greene County Career Center. From the center’s new insulated roof, Donnell stood proudly before the just-installed geothermal well field (left) and a natural wetland to process waste, both of which he conceived. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When local architect Ted Donnell began working with the Greene County Career Center five years ago, he brought with him an environmental ethic that culminated in a $6.1 million energy upgrade over the summer, replete with geothermal heating and cooling and an insulated roof.

  • Hatching New Liberty Farm

    Local residents Richard Taylor and Kat Krehbiel launched the first phase of their local food and independent living corporation with a chicken and water buffalo farm on Mosier Road in Yellow Springs. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The butter-yellow chicks twittering about in their baby blue swimming pools look and sound happy and healthy. Though in about six weeks, most of them will become someone’s dinner, their brief lives will be spent frolicking with their brothers and sisters with plenty of grains, bugs and grass to eat. The folks at New Liberty Farms would have it no other way.

  • Books and cobblers at new cafe

    Brenda Stone Browder’s newly-opened Rolling Pen Book Cafe on Corry Street features inspirational titles and Browder’s famous fruit cobblers. Ice cream and live music will also be available at the grand opening on Friday evening, Sept. 17. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    At the new Rolling Pen Book Cafe, patrons can relax, read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee with some homemade cobbler. Newly opened in the space formerly occupied by Dolbeer’s Cleaners, the book cafe is the vision of Springfield residents Brenda Stone Browder and her husband, Loren.

  • A chicken farm to save the planet

    The chicks on New Liberty Farms on Mosier Road live in kid-size swimming pools lined with wood shavings and chirp sociably under warming lamps. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When local resident Kat Krehbiel hatched the idea for a local food farm, chickens were only a small part of the plan.

  • Affordability is top concern in attracting new families

    Creating more entry-level housing, keeping living expenses affordable and more aggressively marketing Yellow Springs to the region — these were some of the ideas offered at a recent meeting that focused on how to attract more young families to the village.

  • Scott welcomes village’s young-old

    David Scott is the new director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

    In a town with a growing demographic of healthy retired people with skills to offer, the Yellow Springs Senior Center has an important role to play, according to the center’s new executive director, David Scott. During his first day on the job last week, Scott talked about his idea to broaden the center’s membership…