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  • Council approves Barr property project

    By Diane Chiddister A controversial project that pitted the need for affordable senior housing against a concern for downtown aesthetics moved toward reality this week when Village Council unanimously approved the Friends Care Community’s proposal to build senior housing on the Barr property downtown. The vote was 5–0 on the second reading of the resolution, […]

  • For a small town with big city needs, Tom’s delivers the goods

    Clockwise from back left, Tom Gray, Dave Trollinger, Elma Straley, Brenda Donley and 25 other full and part-time employees help keep the shelves at Tom’s Market fresh and well-stocked 365 days a year.

    For a small town grocery store, it might be considered unusual that Tom’s Market carries 16 kinds of olives, six kinds of tofu (if you count the Tofu Pups), ground lamb, Italian parsley and cheesecloth.

  • EPA OKs Cemex tire burning

    Reversing a decision it made in November, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ruled this month that the Cemex Fairborn cement plant has one year to complete a trial burn using scrap tires as a partial fuel.

  • Green pricing offers power options

    Yellow Springs residents will soon have the opportunity to ensure that the cost of their share of household energy use goes to supporting renewable power sources like the sun, wind, waterways and landfill gas. Village Council on Monday, May 19, agreed to initiate a new “green pricing” program that will offer residents the option of […]

  • A ‘Yellow Springs Promise’ to help with costs of college

    At the meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education on Thursday, May 8, board members heard a draft proposal for a new program aimed at both promoting higher education for local young people and attracting new young families to Yellow Springs.

  • Council approves first step for Barr property project

    An architect’s rendering of the proposed FCC senior apartment building on the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street. The three-story building will house 30 apartments.

    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a first reading for the proposed Friends Care Community apartments on the Barr property downtown.

  • A record year for YSI Inc.

    YSI Incorporated had a record year in 2007, posting a top-line revenue growth of 15 percent, to nearly $73 million, and a 40 percent increase in profits, said President and CEO Rick Omlor at the company’s annual shareholders meeting…

  • Planners deny plans for Barr property

    At a well-attended meeting on Monday, April 14, Village Planning Commission voted 2–2 to recommend to Village Council that the Friends Care Community’s preliminary plans for senior apartments not be approved.

  • FCC sticks with 3-story plan

    Yellow Springs residents filled Council chambers at the Bryan Community Center for the March 24 meeting of the Yellow Springs Planning Commission, expecting a public hearing on the Friends Care Community’s proposal for use of the Barr property for moderately priced senior apartments.

  • Agraria picks five-acre site

    The model, low-energy development Community Solution calls Agraria became a little more real late last fall when organizers of the project purchased a 5.1-acre parcel of land on the north end of town.

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