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Snow me the money

Downtown ski resort turns campus into local attraction By Matt Bayman Photo: “The city ended up not only paying for all of the overtime hours incurred from plowing the streets and creating Mount UD, but set aside more than $100,000 for salt to be used for future storms.” – UD student Michelle Gephardt University of […]

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Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy I had just finished an interview with Around About Books owner Sue Cantrell regarding her store being haunted when I asked if I could take a look around myself and maybe take a few pictures, […]

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Getting the skinny

Upcoming documentary sparks debate over BMI testing By Matt Bayman Photo: [l to r] Award-winning filmmaker Mike Webber, Bailey Webber and Maddy edit film for the upcoming release; photo: Serif Cinar Most Americans agree there is an obesity problem in the United States. But whether or not children as young as kindergarten age should be subjected […]

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A light at the end of the tunnel?

Heroin: Treatment solutions exist By: Matt Bayman Photo: The iboga root found in western Africa is a hallucenogenic sometimes used in the treatment of heroin addiction The bedroom is nearly pitch black and Stacy is lying on her bed with covers pulled up to her neck and a pair of eye shades on. She hasn’t used […]

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Special care for special family

Angel’s Paws Provides compassionate support for pets By Matt Bayman Photo: Tammy Wynn is a licensed social worker, hospice care specalist and vet tech. She uses these skills to help aging and dying pets through her business, Angel’s Paws.   Hospice services are typically associated with humans, but a business in Cincinnati believes that pets deserve […]

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Top Secret

Troy’s Mission Impossible: Mumford & Sons By Matt Bayman Photo: Mumford & Sons bring their “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” tour to Troy Aug. 30-31, closing out the event on Saturday night  Forbidden words in public. Phone calls made behind closed doors. Secret meeting locations and hidden agendas. This may sound like a plot from a […]

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Troy Strawberry Festival Moves Downtown for 2012

Festival Theme is Mardi Gras Berries By Matt Bayman For the first time ever, the Troy Strawberry Festival will be located in the downtown historic district, rather than along the levee next to the Great Miami River. Taking place June 1-3, the festival is moving downtown for this year only due to the closing of […]

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On Consignment

Secondhand Treasures in Troy By Matt Bayman Consignment shops are the perfect fit for the current economy. On one hand, people need extra money, and consignment shops can help make this happen. On the other hand, consumers with money are looking to spend it more wisely and may choose to buy something used from a […]

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Veterans Museum Brings Piece of World Trade Center Home

Local Welding Institute Instrumental in Building of New York City Complex By Matt Bayman Since 1930, the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy has trained more than 85,000 students in the art of welding. The school is considered the largest and best of its kind in the United States, and teachers have trained men […]

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Dining Around the World in Troy

Restaurant Owners Reflect Heritage in Business By Matt Bayman Without traveling much farther than Main Street in Troy, local residents and visitors to the city can enjoy flavors from around the world. Troy is the dining hub of Miami County. It has more restaurants than any other community in the county and, by far, it […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]