Are you curious about the Miami Valley, its history, people or economy? Is there a place, a person or a story that mystifies or intrigues you? Do you like to ask questions? WYSO Curious is a new occasional series that lets you ask questions for WYSO reporters to answer. And they want to know what YOU want to know.
Here are some of the questions they’ve gotten so far:
- How does the City of Dayton determine who it rents properties to?
- What is it like being an independent/local restaurateur in the Miami Valley? How are they doing?
- Why did Dayton produce so many inventors (e.g. Charles Kettering, the Wright Brothers, the pop top can inventor, etc)?
They have a winner for January’s WYSO Curious exploration. Based on your votes, they’ll be answering Jude Whelley’s question about the corn syrup smell coming from the Cargill factory. Here’s what she asked: I live in Harrison Township and on certain days, evenings really, in certain weather, I can smell corn syrup. A very rich, sticky smell and it’s coming from the Cargill factory. But I only can smell it sometimes and only in certain weather, and I wonder what’s going on with that? Does it depend on the weather? Is it dangerous, or is it just unpleasantly sweet?
Look out for the answer on January 27th and vote for our February exploration here.