Economy Section :: Page 34

  • Young’s Jersey Dairy— Celebrating 140 years on the farm

    A Tuesday sampling of the Young's who were hard at work on the family farm this past week netted, from left, Jay, Ben, Stuart, Bill and Carl Young, Deb Young Whittaker and Dan Young for a brisk photo shoot in front of the original Young’s barn. Young’s Jersey Dairy is celebrating its 140th birthday this weekend with specials on ice cream, snacks and golf activities.

    Since the surge of the digital age made last year’s computer nearly obsolete, it seems that everything has changed. But the love of the farmstead has not. When the Young brothers realized that in the 1960s, it was a short jump to figuring out how to transform their historic farmstead into a business that would survive the ages.

  • Economic health gets a local focus

    Organizers of an upcoming economic development workshop with nationally-known economist Michael Shuman hope that the event sparks, as well as specific actions, new thinking about the best ways to create a sustainable local economy.

  • Trolander’s lifetime of triumphs

    Longtime villager and YSI Incorporated founder Hardy Trolander was honored last month when he was inducted into Dayton’s Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. Trolander’s childhood love of taking radios apart, to which he has returned in his retirement, led to his lifelong interest in invention.

    The early radio was one of the simplest electric circuits that existed in the 1930s, but for a monumentally curious 10-year-old Hardy Trolander, that mysterious machine was the door to a lifetime of inventing and improving the art of problem-solving.

  • Sixty years of innovation at YSI

    In this time of discouraging economic news, villagers can rest reassured that at least one Yellow Springs company is thriving. Celebrating its 60th year and boasting record profits, YSI Incorporated has navigated the last six decades successfully by sticking with its core values…

  • Economy hits McGregor, affects union negotiations

    A recent decline in enrollment at Antioch University McGregor has contributed to difficult contract negotiations between the school administration and its clerical staff union, according to several union representatives.

  • Give the gift of services

    The pearly downtown lights may beckon shoppers to charming storefronts, but shopping locally for the holidays doesn’t have to mean objects wrapped in big packages. Especially for the person who already has everything, think envelopes with gift certificates for a yoga class…

  • Economic workshop debated

    At their Dec. 1 meeting, members of Village Council debated the possible outcomes of inviting economist Michael Shuman to the village for a workshop, and how to ensure that the event produces specific actions to strengthen the local economy.

  • Yellow Springs stocked with hidden holiday treasures

    It may not be self-evident that the jewelry store known as Rita Caz is selling canes, umbrellas, a collapsible telescope with 40x magnification, and eight-pound copper rings used as West African currency at the turn of the century.

  • Get great goods, greater good locally

    Across the country last weekend, crowds of frenzied shoppers descended upon big box stores to find bargains for the holidays, standing in line overnight, pounding on doors, and then, at opening time, dashing down aisles to grab bargains.

  • Vernay to demolish building

    After sitting idle and mostly empty for the past four years, the Vernay Laboratories Dayton Street facility is set for demolition in mid-December. And thanks to the company and retired employee Joe Ayres, the Village now has a slightly used emergency power generator to serve the local wellfield and the wastewater plant in the case of a power outage.