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Yellow Springs lost an additional 7.3 percent of its population in the last decade, continuing a 40-year population plummet.

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  • MillWorks owners look to address concerns

    New villagers Jessica Yamamoto and Antonio Molina, pictured with their nine-year-old twin daughters, Sophia and Jessie, are the new owners of Millworks Business Center. The couple buys and rehabs properties that they resell or maintain as rentals. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The new owners of MillWorks business park, who are requesting a zoning change on the property to allow for more uses, were at the Emporium on Sunday, Feb. 17, to field questions and address citizen concerns about the project.

  • MillWorks seeks zoning change

    An industrial park in the village is requesting a zoning change to allow for a mix of uses, according to its new owners this week.

  • Aahar India seeks help to rebuild

    Owner of the Indian food truck Aahar India, which burned last Saturday night, has launched a crowdsourcing campaign so he can rebuild.

  • Cresco readies first harvest for dispensaries

    Last week, Dennis Plamondon, director of cultivation at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, stood before some of the first crop of cannabis harvested a few days before Christmas. The plants will dry before they are “deboned,” packaged and sold as flowers to dispensaries around the state. Medical marijuana has yet to hit the shelves as several aspects of Ohio’s program are not yet fully operational. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    The inaugural harvest of close to 400 cannabis plants was completed a few days before Christmas at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, and its medical marijuana products will soon be available to dispensaries around the state.

  • Cresco awarded first dispensary license

    Cresco Labs, which operates a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Yellow Springs, is the first company in the state to be granted a dispensary license for a dispensary it plans to open in Eastern Ohio.

  • Mills Park Hotel wins leadership award

    Mills Park Hotel was named "Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year" by the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association in November. Pictured are Mills Park Hotel owners Katie Hammond, Libby Hammond and Jim Hammond and assistant general manager Monika Lindsay, with award presenters Joe Savarise, executive director of Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, and Kip Vreelend, senior vice president of Marriott International.

    The management and staff of The Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs were named “Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year” at a recent conference of the state’s hotel and lodging professional association.

  • Millworks changes hands

    New villagers Jessica Yamamoto and Antonio Molina, pictured with their nine-year-old twin daughters, Sophia and Jessie, are the new owners of Millworks Business Center. The couple buys and rehabs properties that they resell or maintain as rentals. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After being on the market for more than 18 months, the Millworks Business Center has new owners.

  • Encore Fellows spark collaboration

    The Yellow Springs Community Foundation recently launched the Encore Miller Fellowship, through which local retirees and “late-career” villagers mentor Antioch College Miller Fellows and support collaboration among local nonprofits. Jeannamarie Cox, executive director of the Community Foundation (center), met recently with the first group of Encore Fellows, at left, Jalyn Roe and Kat Walter, and, to her right, Melissa Heston and Len Kramer. Not pictured is Scott Geisel. (Submitted photo)

    When Nolan and Dick Miller bequeathed $3.6 million to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, they wanted the funds to go to Antioch College students who would serve the local community. Now, the Millers’ intentions are being revisited in a planned expansion of the program.

  • Greene Canteen’s clean, green cuisine

    In addition to her other businesses, Brittany Baum has been busy supervising the construction crews at work on her new bistro, the Greene Canteen, at 134 Dayton St. The colorful exterior was designed by Slagle Design in Columbus, with painting done by the Mural Machine of Dayton. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    Yellow Springers can look forward to the healthy fare of very veggie-oriented salads, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, soups and more when Brittany Baum opens the Greene Canteen in early 2019. 

  • Environmental news — EPA responds to Vernay cleanup plan

    YSI Senior Scientist Jessica Moyer displayed the flag the company received for an Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence award at its Brannum Lane facility. YSI received the highest level — platnium —for its work to conserve resources at their facility and in the wider community. YSI, now owned by Xylem, is a 70-year-old local company that designs and manufacturers water sampling and monitoring instruments used around the globe and in the region, including by the Ohio EPA. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s been 16 years since Vernay Laboratories began working under order of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a plan to clean up contamination at and around the company’s former manufacturing facility at 875 Dayton St. But Vernay has more work to do before its final cleanup plan is approved.

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