In this edition of WYSO Weekend:
On Friday, a new monument was installed at the corner of 2nd St. and St. Clair in downtown Dayton. It pays homage to public service and is the brain child of former Dayton City Manager, Tim Riordan. The sculpture includes thirteen quotes highlighting the value of public service. It features seats on two sides of the monument with an opening in the middle so people from opposite sides can talk with each other. It is titled “The Common Good.” We spoke with Riordan and the monument’s creator, world-renowned artist, Jon Barlow Hudson, who has outdoor sculptures in more than 20 countries and 10 U.S. States.
The Wind Energy industry has been taking off in the Midwest. The number of wind farms in the region has doubled since 2011. In Ohio though, new development worth up to 1.6 billion dollars has stalled because of the debate over set-back rules - the guidelines that govern the distance between wind farms and property. That debate is heating up in rural Van Wert County, where a large wind farm was built a few years ago. Community Voices Producer Jason Goins traveled to Van Wert to ask community members about their views on the farms.
Tuesday Nov. 7 is Election Day. In Montgomery County, four people are running for two open seats on the Dayton City Commission. Two are incumbents and two challengers are running as a team. For this week’s installment of PoliticsOhio, we spoke with Cory Frolik who has reported on the commissioner’s race for the Dayton Daily News. He begins by providing a little background on the candidates. Following our conversation, we'll summarize some more election news.
Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack