Dayton’s Oregon Historic District has a controversial aspect to it: the sound of the word. Unlike the state of Oregon, the end of which is pronounced like “begin", the proper noun used by Daytonians is pronounced Oregon—with an ending that rhymes with John. Dayton resident Jesse Clark asked WYSO Curious—why?
Why is it called the OreGON District? Why don’t we pronounce it the same way people do in Oregon state?
Jesse says he’s been trying to answer the question for quite some time.
A few income tax increases and levies for operating expenses went before Miami Valley voters in yesterday’s primary election, and preliminary results show voters largely said yes to raising municipal taxes.
Dayton voters will be asked to renew a .5 percent increase to the city’s income tax on Tuesday’s primary ballot.
Dayton’s income tax is currently 2.25 percent, but the permanent rate is 1.75 percent—the last half a percent has always been temporary. Voters have renewed it overwhelmingly four times since it was first passed in 1984.
City officials hope to cut the costs of bringing the tax to a vote in the future by asking voters to pass the increase with no time limit.