Tag Archives: opinion

On the beat: 06/09

Mattress madness By Jim Bucher This is one of those stories that will leave you thinking, “Where’s the fun-loving Buch from his TV days?” Well, that Buch is still here, sort of, but occasionally the old man rant slips out—and who can blame me? If you’ve read my articles, you know I love this region, […]

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Debate Forum: 06/09

Circumcision indecision Florida mom not allowed to change her mind By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers In what will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most cringeworthy court cases in recent history, Heather Hironimus has finally, begrudgingly signed a legal document agreeing to have her 4-year-old son, Chase, circumcised. Her signature marks the end of […]

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‘Out’ on the beat: 06/02

By Jim Bucher Way back in 1977 when I graduated high school, being gay was a no-no. Can you imagine the scorn and ridicule in that earlier time? Well, we knew who was and who wasn’t, or who was suspected of being, but it was never revealed. Cut to today’s high school atmosphere and you […]

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Debate Forum: 06/02

Forum Center: When you gotta go… State legislators weigh sexual identity and bathrooms By Sarah Sidlow Because elected officials don’t have enough to worry about these days, a handful of states have taken to arguing over where you are allowed—or not allowed—to go to the bathroom, particularly if you happen to be a transgender person. Florida’s […]

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Debate Forum: 05/26

Forum Center: Oooh-oooh, I wanna be like you-ooh Should chimps be granted legal rights? By Sarah Sidlow Could chimpanzees soon enjoy the same rights as human beings? Two New York chimps and the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), an organization seeking legal rights for nonhumans, seem to think so. The chimps, Leo and Hercules, currently live […]

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On the beat: 05/26

A conversation with Chris Botti By Jim Bucher My many gigs after leaving the local TV news world include writing (or at least attempts at writing), producing and hosting social media videos, emcee work and, of course, changing urinal cakes (whatever pays the bills, right?). One of my ab-fab things to do is work for […]

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On the beat: 05/19

Patriot Freedom Festival returns By Jim Bucher One of the wonderful things about my 20 years plus as a TV feature reporter in Dayton was all the lifelong friends I made. From local business owners to nonprofit-owners, it was an eye-opening experience that showed me what’s here in Dayton and the Miami Valley. One of […]

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Commentary Forum: 05/19

Forum Center: Trouble in Texas By Sarah Sidlow Recently, in Garland, Texas, two gunmen opened fire. Their target: the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest, organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). According to AFDI President Pamela Geller, the contest was held as a demonstration of free speech. “After [January’s] Charlie Hebdo massacre – […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/19

The truth about U.S. medical care By Mark Luedtke The debate about Obamacare was breathtakingly dishonest. Republicans claimed it was a government takeover of health care, but government had already taken over health care, with Republican support, long ago. Obamacare just increased government’s stranglehold on health care and made it worse. The other day, I […]

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Debate Forum: 05/12

Forum Center: Leggo my liver! By Katie Christoff Illustration: Jed Helmers In early January, a federal judge overturned a California law banning the sale of foie gras, which had originally taken effect in July 2012. Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” has been under scrutiny by animal rights activists because in its making, ducks are force-fed […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]