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You don’t have to be Irish to have a good time

St. Patrick’s Day Bar Guide By Megan Garrison Photo: Boston’s Bistro will offer a number of special events and live music during their St. Patrick’s Day celebration which runs March 15-17 Everyone loves St. Patrick’s Day. What isn’t to love? A sea of green, lots of beer and the occasional off-key rendition of any song by […]

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End of the world?

Making sense of the Mayan prophecy  By Megan Garrison So today is Dec. 12, 2012. And in precisely 9 days the end of the world is supposed to occur on Dec. 21, 2012 all because of a prediction made by the Mayans. A prediction that honestly has no real scientific merit other than some loosely […]

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Star-Spangled Centerville

American Festival offers crafts, food and entertainment By Megan Garrison There’s no denying that for the proud citizens of the US, the Fourth of July is our greatest celebration. People have large parties, family cookouts, pool parties, lots of drinking, laughing and talking. The night is topped off with firecrackers, sparklers and huge fireworks. Families […]

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Spotlight

High Fructose Corn Syrup By Megan Garrison The FDA recently rejected a bid to officially change the name of high fructose corn syrup to just “corn sugar.” While this may have seemed like a reasonable request to the members of the Corn Refiners Association, the fact of the matter is that this was definitely a […]

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One Stop Shops

Regional Farmer’s Markets: Convenient, Friendly, Local By Megan Garrison It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon. You’ve been given a chance to sleep in and enjoy the morning at your own pace. The kids, or your roommate, are still asleep. It’s one of those perfect summer days, and you get to thinking about errands. You need to […]

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Caching In

The Secret World of Geocaching By Megan Garrison So it’s summer. A time when kids get out of school, parents take off time from work and everyone else tries to find a moment of relaxation. For a lot of us, summer is just the time of year that the whole country gets unbearably warm and […]

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From The Past To The Present

Heritage Festival is Sure to be Full of Fireworks By Megan Garrison Dayton has a few historical facts that make us truly unique – from the long history of the Marianist monks at the University of Dayton to the Wright brothers’ invention of the first flight. These stories become more than a simple tale to […]

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Subtracting Additives

Go Organic Without Breaking Bank By Megan Garrison I admit that most people, when they hear the term “organic,” immediately think healthy, tasteless and expensive. And to be honest, who wouldn’t? The whole point of organic food is that is it not processed, not supplemented and, overall, not altered genetically. Over the course of the […]

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Saving Natural Resources

The Springs Motel Goes Solar By Megan Garrison Anyone who has ever been to Yellow Springs, Ohio knows the little town for its environmentally friendly mindset, which is why it’s no surprise that the Springs Motel took the first step in solar panel technology. Eric Clark, owner and operator of the Springs Motel for 10 […]

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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 […]