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Geek-out to help out

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Geek Gala returns to Blind Bob’s Harry Potter fans will be just one of the geek legions represented at the Geek Gala. Photo: Larry Peck By Megan Garrison Have you ever wanted to go to a comic con but just couldn’t find the time? Perhaps you have the perfect costume, but Halloween is so far away? […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 1/30

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Mother knows best A woman calls the police station to report her television stolen from her residence. When asked who she believes might have taken the TV, the woman told detectives without hesitation that her son took it. When asked why she would blame her own son, she said that, “given his past” she thinks […]

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Think: It’s not illegal yet

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Havok metals their way back to Rockstar Havok’s (L-R) Pete Webber, Nick Schendzielos, David Sanchez, and Reece Scruggs By Allyson B. Crawford The third time will be the charm for Colorado based thrash metallers Havok. The quartet will play Dayton’s Rockstar Pro Arena (1106 E. Third St., Dayton) on Thursday, February 1. The stop marks […]

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The last round

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Metaphorically Speaking’s farewell Battle of the Sexes (Clockwise from top left) Jay Martinez, Natasha R. Moreland Spears, Tony Nalls, and Frank Pitts, Jr. By Megan Garrison Just like cats and dogs or Venus and Mars, men vs. women is a battle as old as time. For Metaphorically Speaking, a collective of local artists and creative […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/23

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Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted Researched and reported by Megan Garrison The cost of tires A Daytonian in need of new tires for his truck decided to potentially buy them from an independent salesman instead of a mechanic or dealership. The savvy shopper approached the house and left his truck to knock on the […]

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Dance your way into a new rhythm

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Troy-Haynor Cultural Center offers new 2018 dance classes Ronnie and Cindy Mullins in competitive dress dancing in the studio. By Megan Garrison Troy-Hayner Cultural Center alone is an impressive institution, add their dance classes, and you open Dayton up to new experiences. Leona Sargent who has been the Exhibit Coordinator since April 2014, is a […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/16

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Like taking candy from an unborn baby A woman was sitting on a bench waiting for the RTA bus that would take her home. A man who appeared to be in his 40s, wearing a Steelers scarf and a tan Carhartt jacket with white painter style pants, sat next to her. The woman set her […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/09

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For Motion Picture Use Only As if delivering pizzas wasn’t already a hard enough job in the winter, a young man found himself at the tail end of a counterfeit scandal when a woman paid him with a fake 100 dollar bill that’s only use was good on a movie set. When the man noticed […]

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Can’t Sleep?

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DCP’s guide to your late night insomnia By Sarah Conard It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. You ‘ve just finished the series finale of “The Office” for the 12th time. You know you can’t possibly sleep now but, you don’t feel like starting “Stranger Things” for the third time either…what do you do? The Dayton […]

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A Santa for the road

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Miamisburg Art Gallery celebrates holiday art The Miamisburg Art Gallery’s Artist of the Month, Patsy Weidner, with her Santas. By Megan Garrison The Miamisburg Art Gallery has been promoting and displaying art for over 50 years. Through those years the gallery has relied on the community to support local artists and keep the lights on. […]

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The Sport for all

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How to soop, avoid crossing the hog-line, and win a bonspiel By Megan Garrison In the 16th century, a Flemish artist by the name of Pieter Bruegel painted a series that depicted life throughout the seasons. One painting, “Hunters in the Snow,” has a curious game being played on the ice. While the sport is not the […]

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Dating apocalypse

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Why I will never find a husband. The Internet has a myriad of dating apps that has changed the atmosphere of the dating world By Megan Garrison I need you to take a seat. Wherever you are. Whomever you are. Male, female, gender neutral. I am about to throw down some heavy words. Once you […]

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Let’s all sit down and say, “Gracie’s”

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Middletown’s Gracie’s: delicious and unique Gracie’s occasional steak entrée special By Paula Johnson   The dictionary defines faith as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” Amy Vitori defined faith by purchasing the old JC Penney building in Middletown and putting a restaurant in it (also a children’s play place, hair salon, and yoga […]

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A new type of YA fiction

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Maggie Stiefvater visits Dayton to promote new book Photo: Maggie Stiefvater (center) and fans spray paint her car in resemblance to an earlier novel By Megan Garrison Young adult fiction is a genre that, in recent years, has been synonymous with vampires, werewolves, and post-apocalyptic worlds where a hero is needed to show people a […]

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Debate Forum: 8/15

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 Titillating conversations Should public female nudity be legal? Artwork: Jed Helmers By Sarah Sidlow Does anyone remember  Chelsea Handler posing topless on a horse in an imitation of a photo of Vladimir Putin? Instagram does, probably. Twitter probably also remembers all of the nude Chelsea Handler photos they had to remove because of its policy […]

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Folk-rock road warriors

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War Radio wages at Taffy’s By Justin Kreitzer War Radio is an Indianapolis-based folk-rock band led by the husband and wife duo, Joel and LaToshia (Tosh) Everson, along with drummer Drew Cooper and bassist Dennis Furr. Their promising debut album, Tracks was released in 2014 to great praise and their fan base has grown rapidly […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]