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A Piece for Everyone

Diverse Styles at Yellow Springs’ Jewelry Showcase By Emma Jarman It’s no secret the township of Yellow Springs is off the beaten path for many who live, work and entertain in the City of Dayton. Although it’s only about 20 minutes from downtown proper, many see the trip up 675 to be out of the […]

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A Step Towards Equality

Dayton Allows Domestic Partnership for Same-Sex Couples By Emma Jarman On Wednesday, May 2, the City of Dayton unanimously approved an ordinance that allows couples, regardless of sexual orientation, the ability to enter a domestic partnership and receive benefits including health insurance coverage, hospital visitation rights and pickup privileges for children after school. The idea […]

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The Collective Effort of Theatre

The Laramie Project Continues at Sinclair By Emma Jarman Theater is one of America’s oldest and most effective escapist pastimes. We watch movies and attend plays to put our own troubles behind and become absorbed in the fantastical yet fictional dilemmas and perfectly timed resolutions of the characters onscreen or stage. But what if there […]

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Surviving St. Patrick’s Day

If you’ve ever hit the streets of Dayton during its annual Celtic Festival you know this city takes its Irish heritage and holidays seriously. And if you’ve ever taken a peek outside on March 17 — you know St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. The rich Irish culture typically bound inside local Irish hot spots […]

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Woodland Cemetery

A Must-See Historic Place, for Everyone By Emma Jarman In college, we go there to have a beer atop Lookout Point and watch the sun rise over the Dayton skyline. As new parents, we take our children to hike the wooded grounds, dip their toes in the duck pond and visit Frosty the Snowman’s final […]

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Community Gallery Reflects History

Yellow Springs Arts Council Presents its Permanent Collection By Emma Jarman Yellow Springs is perhaps the closest thing the Miami Valley has to a utopian artists’ colony. Its thriving arts scene draws people from across the region to experience the folky vibe and organic nature of the eclectic collection of restaurants, bookstores and boutiques lining […]

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Seeing an olive oasis

New olive oil store selling the “best of the best” in liquid gold By Emma Jarman Olive oil is an ancient ingredient, more than 6,000 years old, that has long been held to contain mystical properties. Homer called it “liquid gold.” The ancient Greeks rubbed it all over their bodies (and some people still do!)  […]

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Breaking the seal

A sampling of invitations at The Envelope. Photo courtesy of Charity K Photography.

Local stationery boutique, The Envelope, gives creative and custom options to Dayton-area paper lovers By Emma Jarman Remember back in the good old days, before your grandparents were e-mail proficient and your kids knew more about touch screens and iPads than it took you years to discover? Those were the days when birthday parties were […]

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A (dark) force to be reckoned with

Why people love to love Dark Star Books By Emma Jarman Nothing about Dark Star Books is ordinary. Not its expansive collection of new and used books and comic books that turn the quaint store into a cavernous library of titles and treasures; not the old store cat, Bart, who was trained specially to be […]

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Creepy and kooky in Troy

The Hometown Halloween Festival is one for the ages … all ages By Emma Jarman Holiday season has officially begun. Halloween, the first in a slew of decorated and celebrated events famous for keeping hearts warm through the cold months, is upon us. While the day of the dead has yet to attain the premature […]

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Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]

Debate Commentary 03/11

Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still […]