“Gem City” — that phrase should sound familiar to most people in the Miami Valley.
A quick glance into the Yellow Pages, or a quick Google search, reveals a list of several dozen Dayton-area groups and businesses that use the name. But what’s that nickname for Dayton all about? Two WYSO listeners, Dot Schnering and Gary Honnert, recently asked the question:
Why do they call Dayton the Gem City?