Tag Archives: opinion

On Your Marc: 5/2

Hall of Fame material Remembering basketball coach Mike Haley By Marc Katz   There is no Roosevelt High School anymore, but Mike Haley won there. There is no Roth High School anymore, but Haley won there, too. There is a Dunbar High School, but no one won there like Haley did. These are the things […]

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On The Beat: 5/2

Fit for royalty King’s Island celebrates 45 years By Jim Bucher Back in the day, we didn’t have much in in the way of amusement parks. Oh, there was LeSourdsville Lake and Fantasy Farm down near Middletown, and Coney Island in Cincinnati, but that was it. Imagine then, as kids, when we heard the Taft Broadcasting Company, owners of TV and […]

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Debate Forum: 4/25

As if flying wasn’t stressful enough United Airlines overbooking policy up in the air By Sarah Sidlow Is there a doctor on board? Not anymore! By now, you’ve likely seen or heard about a video of a physical confrontation between United Airlines passenger David Dao and the security officer who forcibly removed him from United flight […]

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On Your Marc: 4/25

Late life of the party Remembering the rise of Fifth Third Field By Marc Katz Freddie Benavides, now a coach for the Reds, heard whispers on his bus from staff members and even some players as they stopped at Fifth Third Field a few weekends ago for the Futures game. “This is Low A [baseball]?” […]

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On The Beat: 4/25

Where are they now? In ‘Dayton and Beyond’ with Sharon Howard By Jim Bucher She was on-air locally at Channel 2 for a very long time, but where is Sharon Howard, née Davis-Fair, now? Seems like she was here one minute, gone the next. Sharon, though, is very much alive and well and onto a […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/18

Cannabis cronies Drug kingpins strike it rich in Ohio By Mark Luedtke People literally kill to become part of the exclusive marijuana producers’ cartel. That’s because marijuana producers rapidly become obscenely rich. Of course, there’s a risk because marijuana is banned. Drug kingpins risk being murdered by competing producers. They risk being murdered by cops, […]

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On Your Marc: 4/18

In a puff of smoke Marijuana is still considered bad news for athletes By Marc Katz Speaking of sports and marijuana, which I wasn’t, I do have a confession to make up front: I’ve never tried marijuana. I also don’t care if you have, unless you’re driving in a car coming the other way from […]

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On The Beat: 4/18

Military green Cannabis can help our vets By Jim Bucher Can cannabis help our vets? Answer to my own question: YES. Our state is beginning to roll out legal medical cannabis (or pot, to you and I)—and frankly, it’s about time. To prove it, I spoke with a vet who dealt with some dark stuff […]

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Commentary Forum: 4/18

In need of re-leaf Is marijuana a gateway drug? By Sarah Sidlow “Yeah, marijuana is a gateway drug…” Blue Ash City Council member and Ohio Patient Network Executive Director Rob Ryan told me in a recent conversation, “a gateway off of opioids.” In fact, the potential for marijuana as a treatment for opiate addiction is […]

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Law and Disorder: The Buzz 4/18

Grow at your own risk By Michael Brice Keller   The Constitution, I am told, is written on hemp, and I can’t say I haven’t benefited from the use of therapeutic cannabis products. Since about the 1930s, however, there has been purported illegality of marijuana on some level. Many cite the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 […]

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On The Beat: 4/11

A journey like the Amazon By Jim Bucher Chicago is my kind of town. Years ago, my dad occasionally had business there (all legal of course—you know, the organized crime stuff) and he would bring the family along, always staying at the Executive House in “The Loop.” It still exists after many a name change, […]

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Debate Forum: 4/11

The curse of cursive Should schools still teach cursive? By Sarah Sidlow In school, we learned all sorts of important things that set us up for a lifetime of success. Like how to play “Hot Cross Buns” on the recorder, the difference between a rhombus and a regular parallelogram, and how to write in cursive. […]

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On Your Marc: 4/11

Flying home Basketball coach Anthony Grant returns to UD By Marc Katz A not so funny story: Two coaches prior to Anthony Grant becoming the Alabama basketball coach in 2009, plaid coat-clad Wimp Sanderson was the ultra successful coach of the Tide, until it was discovered he was having a long-term affair with his secretary. […]

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On the Beat: 4/4

Guarding early morning memories Live at Winter Guard International By Jim Bucher   About this time every year, my friend Carly Davidson gets a little “verklempt,” choked up. “Buch, my kids are grown and in college, but for years I schlepped them around in the soccer mom van, with flags and costumes hither and yon […]

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On your Marc: 4/4

Winning big It’s Archie Miller’s time to shine at Indiana By Marc Katz   What Archie Miller has been asked to deliver as the new coach at Indiana and Brad Brownell is being asked to deliver at Clemson—where he has coached seven years since leaving Wright State—are the same thing. Except they’re not. What Miller […]

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Debate Forum: 4/4

The carrot on the stick Should SNAP-eligible foods be limited? By Sarah Sidlow   This week, my editor sent me a link to a 49-page study by the USDA titled “Foods Typically Purchased By Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households.” The title and promised contents sounded riveting, and I immediately read the report from cover […]

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