Introduction to Kettering, Ohio
Kettering, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 39 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's a suburb of Dayton. Kettering Medical Center, Reynolds and Reynolds, GE Money and Intimate Brands are some of the major employers. Kettering is home to the division headquarters of the Berry Company, which is a major publisher of the Yellow Pages. The Wright Patterson Air Force Base employs a large number of Kettering's residents. The municipality is situated in a moderate climate area. Agriculture is prominent in the region.
In 1798 John Patterson became the first settler in the area. In 1841 the Van Buren Township was established. In 1952 the named was changed to the Village of Kettering, in tribute to Charles F. Kettering who invented the automobile self-starter. The population experienced a significant decline from 1970 to 1980. The region lost a large number of jobs in the 1980's at General Motors facilities.
- The Fraze Pavilion is a prominent outdoor entertainment location and provides summer concerts by the Dayton Philharmonic.
- The James S. Trent Arena provides concerts and sports events and is located at Fairmont High School.
- Rosewood Arts Center features art classes, a variety of exhibits and the popular Art on the Commons Festival.
- Kettering Children's Theatre
- Polen Farm
- Kettering Ice Arena
The city contains a large number of parks for recreational activities. The Kettering Recreation Complex is a notable venue. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous courses in the region. Nearby Dayton offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment.
Kettering Higher Education
The University of Dayton and Wright State University are nearby.