Wilmington

Around the Miami Valley
10:34 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 4

Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert
Photo by Briana Brough

The federal stimulus package provided at least $60 billion dollars to develop environmentally sustainable projects. There are state incentives as well. So, the idea behind Wilmington's Green Enterprise Zone was to prepare the town to take advantage of all the funding on offer. Emily McCord sat in on a community meeting, and as part of her series, Wilmington's Homegrown Hope, she reports on how the town is moving forward with going green.

"It Takes That Generation"

Read more
Around the Miami Valley
10:27 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 3

Dessie Buchanan runs the Clinton County Farmers' Market.
Photo by Briana Brough

Clinton County has the highest unemployment rate in Ohio. A local agriculture program called Grow Food Grow Hope in Wilmington is helping during the worst economic crisis the town has seen since the Great Depression. Yesterday, WYSO's Emily McCord reported on how the program is feeding families as they learn how to garden for food. She continues her series "Wilmington's Homegrown Hope" at the local farmers market where selling produce and goods is more important than ever.

"For Some, It's Their Livelihood"

Read more
Around the Miami Valley
10:40 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 2

John Cropper and Eric Guindon
Photo by Briana Brough

Last year, Wilmington College received stimulus money from the Americorps Vista program to bring in volunteers for a project called "Grow Food Grow Hope". The goal is use local agriculture to help struggling families get food. Yesterday, as part of her series "Wilmington's Homegrown Hope", Emily McCord introduced us to Eric Guindon, who returned to work on the project. Today, Emily follows Eric to the backyard of one family that needs a garden.

"Right Now, There's Nothing"

Read more
Around the Miami Valley
10:42 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Wilmington's Homegrown Hope Part 1

Briana Brough

The state of Ohio is awarding one million dollars in stimulus money to Wilmington to invest in energy efficient projects. The money comes as the town is at crossroads. It celebrates its bicentennial this year, but it's also reeling from devastating job loss in the wake of DHL leaving the town. Emily McCord first started reporting on Wilmington's transformation more than a year ago, and this week she brings us her series "Wilmington Homegrown Hope"

Read more
Business & Technology
4:15 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

DHL Donates Air Park To Wilmington

State officials, business leaders, and local government met in Wilmington Tuesday to announce an agreement about the future of Wilmington's Air Park. Shipping company DHL announced that it will donate it back to the community.

The transfer from DHL is still pending a final agreement, but both local leaders and a DHL representative expressed confidence that the deal will go through. The town has been battered by job loss since DHL announced it would be leaving in 2008. Now, this latest news is has drawn excitement about the future of Wilmingon, and the occasional sports analogy.

Read more

Pages