Village Life Section :: Page 46

  • Power outage linked to DP&L malfunction

    Village Matters thumbnail

    Yellow Springers lost power for several hours Monday evening when a breaker at a DP&L substation tripped and stopped sending power to the village. As of Tuesday, DP&L had not identified the cause of the malfunction.

  • Storms pass through village

    Village Matters thumbnail

    Three storm systems charged through Yellow Springs on Wednesday evening, May 26. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in Greene County a little after 7 p.m. due to possible tornadic activity spotted by Doppler radar, but there were no actual tornado sightings, according to the NWS.

  • Sewer link-up moves ahead

    Morris Bean

    A project connecting the Morris Bean & Company foundry to the Village of Yellow Springs sanitary sewer system will likely be completed this year with the recent finding by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that the project will not have a significant negative impact on the environment.

  • Council to vote on natural gas

    The challenge of meeting local energy needs with non-polluting energy sources presented itself in a new form to Village Council on May 16, as Council considered whether to use natural gas as an intermediate energy source.

  • 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?

  • UPDATE: Census shows rising age, declining diversity

    As the total population in Yellow Springs dropped to 3,487 residents over the last 40 years, its share of people of color fell as a percentage of its population.

    Yellow Springs is aging and becoming less racially-diverse, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. Join the conversation and see more graphs after the jump.

  • 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.

  • “Radical” farm takes root

    radicalroots

    Amy Batchman started Radical Roots Farm outside of Yellow Springs with big plans for the seven-acre homestead.

  • Owens masterpiece, now available for sleepovers

    Erik and Deirdre Owen are turning their palatial Glen Road home into an “art bed and breakfast” to accomodate overnight visitors and showcase local art. (Submitted photo by Oona Owen)

    Erik and Deirdre Owen had looked for ways to support the local arts community as well as share their home, an Italian villa on an historic estate. By turning their spacious home into an “art bed and breakfast,” they believe they now have accomplished both.

  • YS tree man keeps planting at 96

    At age 96, Lloyd Kennedy is still planting trees and serving as inspiration for others on the Yellow Springs Tree Committee. The group has planted 2,000 trees in the village since it formed in the early 1980s. (Submitted photo)

    Lloyd Kennedy wants to give credit where credit is due. For instance, he makes clear that he was not the one who floated the idea, almost three decades ago, of organizing a volunteer group to plant trees in the village.

Weather forecast by WP Wunderground & Denver Snow Removal