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A trip back in time

Carillon Park’s 1830s-style tavern dinners By Joyell Nevins Photo: Brandi Picek [left] and Andrea Green [right] prepare food for Carillon Park’s 1830s-style tavern dinners; photo: Dayton history How would you like to experience history where Dayton history began? The Newcom Tavern, the oldest standing building in Dayton, is now the gathering place for Carillon Park’s tri-annual Tavern […]

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Make it a Handmade Holiday

aka “the Black Friday alternative” BY: JOYELL NEVINS  Photo: Collages by J. Austin Jennings  at Rosewood Art Center   Somehow, a new holiday tradition has developed in this country. Soon after “giving thanks” for what we have, we get up before dawn (or just stay up until then), shove through a mob, wait in line for […]

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Shift to local, shift to success

The Dayton Food Summit at University of Dayton River campus  By Joyell Nevins   Photo: Locally grown vegetable harvests from farm and city gardens maintained by Olive, and urban dive; photo: Olive restaurant The Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition wants the people of Dayton and beyond to make a shift. They are pushing for “safe, healthy […]

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In plain sight

Dayton: A human trafficking hub By: Joyell Nevins Photo Credit: William Murdock Photography   MYTH: Slavery ended with the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. FACT: Modern-day slavery, otherwise known as human trafficking, is still very much alive. MYTH: Women sell their bodies for sex by choice. FACT: While there are some prostitutes who do […]

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Read Local

Local Bookstores survive despite high tech challenges By Joyell Nevins In a sea of commercialism and mass production, the independent bookstore stands out like a lighthouse, drawing the would-be reader into a world that embraces quirkiness and goes around the standard line. That lighthouse is bright and shining in the Dayton area. “Warriors of culture” […]

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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 […]