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John Patterson, Edward Deeds, and Wilbur and Orville Wright are just a few of the big names from a time when Dayton was a hotbed of innovation and invention. These famous names prompted a question from WYSO listener Susan Thornton:

“Why did Dayton produce so many inventors—for example, Charles Kettering, the Wright Brothers, the pop top can inventor?”

A western Ohio medical equipment company is planning to move corporate offices and 51 jobs to Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Midmark Corp. would also add six jobs under plans to move into space in the former NCR Corp. headquarters building.

The Darke County company employs some 1,600 people globally and makes medical, dental and veterinary equipment.

The company is receiving $100,000 in county economic development money to help pay for renovation costs. It will be leasing some 23,000 square feet from the University of Dayton, the building's owner.

courtesy of Dayton History

Hi Niki……….some say it’s not the heat….it’s the humidity…..and we have both of them right here in Dayton!

Photo by Juliet Fromholt

Next Saturday marks the grand opening of Dayton History's Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt took a tour of the new facility with Dayton History's President, Brady Kress. They started off in an exhibit room dedicated to NCR.