Village Life Section :: Page 55

  • Zoning, density linked to affordability

    When the Board of Zoning Appeals denied a homeowner’s application last week for a density variance to construct three more homes around his existing home on Marshall Street, the board was adhering to the strict criteria of a Village zoning code intended to discourage density, according to Village planner Ed Amrhein.

  • Land trust garners praise

    Tecumseh Land Trust’s Associate Director, Michele Burns, met with federal Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program Director Mark Rose, left, and Matt Harbage, the program’s state manager. TLT received more funds from the federal agency in 2010 than any other land trust in the state. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The director of the largest federal funding source for farmland preservation stopped in Yellow Springs last week to visit Ohio’s top recipient of federal funding, the Tecumseh Land Trust, which he praised as one of the nation’s top land trusts.

  • TLT’s Magaw honored as Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture

    Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw accepts her award as an Ambassador to Ohio agriculture from Robert Biggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the 11th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit last week in Columbus. (Submitted Photo)

    At the Ohio Annual Farmland Preservation Summit last Thursday, Nov. 18, the Tecumseh Land Trust’s executive director Krista Magaw was named an Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture for her nearly 10 years as director of one of the state’s most successful land trusts.

  • Vectren grants $25,000 to Glen Helen Ecology Institute

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    Schoolchildren throughout the Miami Valley will have new opportunities to learn in Glen Helen, thanks to a partnership announced on Nov. 15 between Vectren and Antioch College.

  • Invasion of the tall tree snatchers

    Honeysuckle leaves

    This month is the best time to get rid of the invasive honeysuckle throughout the village, when the shrub is at it’s most vulnerable period.

  • Young buyers face tough market

    Last winter, when Sheryl Cunningham and Tom Clevenger were looking for a house in town, none of the three homes in their price range was particularly appealing. One appeared to be a converted office, another lacked enough space for a garden and in the third, floors were warped and walls twisting.

  • Northern bike trail to close

    As of Thursday, Nov. 18, the Little Miami Scenic Trail, also known as the bike path, will be closed north of Jackson Road indefinitely. The action was sparked by the Election Day failure of a .153-mill levy to raise funds for the Clark County Park District.

  • The new Grinnell Mill

    Township trustee Chris Mucher explains the mechanics of the Grinnell Mill to an attentive tour group (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Chris Mucher gave the inaugural tour of the restored Grinnell Mill last Sunday afternoon.

  • Youth linen drive aids women’s shelter

    Theresa Mayer, Libby Rudolf, Lilli Rudolf, Hilary Smith, Angelina Smith and David Walker help collect items in the linen drive.  Not pictured are Juanita Johnson, Kay Reimers and Elizabeth Smith, who are also helping. (Submitted photo)

    The youth of First Presbyterian Church are holding a linen drive throughout the month of November, collecting new, white linens for the Family Violence Protection Center of Greene County.

  • Green space funding approved

    At their Nov. 1 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a motion to allocate a significant portion of Village estate tax revenues each year to the greenbelt fund, in order to provide regular funding for green space preservation.

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