When Jude Whelley walks her dog in her front yard in Harrison Township, she often detects a syrupy-sweet smell, particularly on moist, foggy nights. Jude has lived in this neighborhood since 1985, and while the generally accepted wisdom is that the smell comes from the nearby Cargill factory, for years she's wondered "does [the smell] depend on what they’re making? Or does it depend on the weather? Is it dangerous, or is it just unpleasantly sweet?"
Well it’s cold right now and lot’s of things are going on.
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will travel to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, on Sunday at 5 pm. The concert will combine the DPO with the host church choir and soloists for an uplifting experience. The concerts are free and open to the public.
The National Trail Parks and Recreation District Board in Clark County will meet Saturday morning to decide whether or not to close one of the city's historic public golf courses. Springfield's 93-year-old Snyder Park Golf Course might be shut down due to budget cuts.
Like many other publicly funded golf courses in the Miami Valley area, Springfield's three municipally owned courses all brought in less revenue than what was paid to operate them with taxpayer's money. Parks Director Leann Castillo says the financial outlook isn't good for the city-owned courses.
A proposed state-of-the-art $2.5 million recycling center and solid waste transfer station that would be located on Springfield's south side has been met with resistance from many of the residents in that area. The facility would be built on a 10 acre property near the UPS building on West Leffel Lane and would create nearly 15 full-time jobs.
The Dayton International Peace Museum will honor the Nobel Peace Prize laureate at a luncheon on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Dayton Art Institute. They will recognize the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its work to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria and in other countries around the globe.