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When I was a little girl my father had this old, metal box. The front of it had maybe 10 dial knobs and this tiny screen that eased a needle around in a semicircle. He would pull the box out on clear nights, when we could see every star in the sky. Sitting outside, the […]

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Art Everywhere 05/01

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“Wreck of the Old ’97” lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton is part of the Americana exhibit at Springfield Museum of Art Juried Spring Exhibition Opening Reception at the Dayton Society of Artists 48 High Street, Dayton Friday, May 4, 6 to 9 p.m. The Dayton Society of Artists invite you to help celebrate the Miami […]

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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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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]