In the late forties, engineers, Hardy Trolander and John Benedict, and chemist David Jones wanted to solve problems through what they called good science. That led them to form Yellow Springs Instruments – or YSI in 1948. Trolander was appointed the company’s first President, and along with fellow Antioch alumn, David Case, YSI continued its mission of using good science until the company was sold in 2011. Hardy Trolander died on Friday, October 11th, and to find out more about the man and his legacy, I spoke with Malte vonMatthiessen, who became president of YSI in 1983 after Trolander’s retirement. We began by talking about the ‘good science’ that Trolander believed in.
It's the time of year when ghost and ghouls are on the mind. but for some folks in the Miami Valley, the spirit world is a year-round occupation. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Springfield to meet Darin Hough, who quit his job to open Ghost Hunting Source, a store that sells paranormal investigation equipment.
“Well, I've been selling the equipment online for about six or seven years now,” Darin Hough says, “And it's just gotten bigger and bigger every year, so I just thought I'd try and take the next step.”
A controversy at the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield is spurring protests and spelling trouble for the future of the organization. The founder, Dr. James Duffee, is at odds with the board and may be forced to leave the clinic.
General Motors started manufacturing trucks in Dayton in 1951. Fifty-seven years later, GM closed its Moraine Assembly plant and over two thousand people lost their jobs - including Debbie Bradley of Fairborn. After 13 years at GM, Bradley started hearing rumors. GM was struggling. The plant might close. Bradley wanted to have a Plan B. So she took a placement test at Sinclair Community College.
The Downtown Dayton Partnership has been awarded a 2013 Pinnacle Award for its Activated Spaces Pop-up Project. The Pinnacle Award is a national award sponsored by the International Downtown Association.
Since 2011, when the Pop-up Project began, 11 new shops have filled more than 11,000 square feet of vacant space in downtown Dayton. Nine of those shops are still up and running.
Downtown Dayton Partnership president Sandy Gudorf says the award actually belongs to all of the volunteers and organization who have made the Pop-up Project such a success.