Tag Archives: opinion

Debate Forum: 11/7

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Non-starter State proposes changes to teen driving code By Sarah Sidlow What do pimples, teenage heart break, and bad haircuts all have in common? Like Rumspringa, Quinceneras, and the bullet ant initiation of the Brazilian Amazon, they are rites of passage. But for Ohio teens, one important American ritual of adulthood may soon change. Legislation […]

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On The Beat: 11/7

One man’s vision Helping our community today By Jim Bucher What is it about a great idea? The Wright Brothers had one and the world flew. Charles Kettering the self-starter, and John Patterson with the cash register, to name a few. Jeff Sorrell had a vision too, resulting in the ‘Life Enrichment Center.’ Now some would […]

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On Your Marc: 11/7

Straight from the press box A baseball lifer By Marc Katz Jim Ferguson visited  Bucky Albers and me at a Dragons game recently, and it was wall-to-wall stories for about three hours in the press box. I’d love to tell you some, but, ah, most of them weren’t the kind you’d see in print, even […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/7

Russian collusion uncovered By Clinton and Obama, not Trump By Mark Luedtke For a year now our rulers and their accomplices in the media have been pushing the fake news story of President Trump colluding with Russia to steal the election. No evidence has been presented to back up this story, but that’s not important. […]

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Socio-political reflections from the big screen

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A pair of new releases speak to life in these trying times Photo: Left: Jigsaw from the Saw series. Right: Will Tilston as Christopher Robin and Domhnall Gleeson as A.A. Milne. By T.T. Stern-Enzi Reflective parallels appear  in some of the most unlikely places and faces. We have come to expect refraction, a splintering of […]

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On Your Marc: 10/31

Basketball business Now more than a game By Marc Katz I almost dropped my cell phone when I heard what Paul Biancardi had to say. “I have a greater respect for the media, and the job they do and how they do it,” the ESPN college basketball recruiting analyst and former Wright State University coach […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/31

Sports nightmare Bureaucracy takes toll on sports By Mark Luedtke I’ve long argued the NFL is in decline, but I seemed to be alone. No statistics backed me up. NFL TV ratings and revenues rose year after year, but what I observed with my own eyes was decline. When I was young, I watched every […]

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On The Beat: 10/31

How we get our news This is news to me By Jim Bucher Back in another era and time zone, most of us received our news from television, radio, or newspapers. Today in 2017, things have sure changed. At last unscientific count, there are hundreds, if not thousands of ways to digest news. If you […]

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Debate Forum: 10/31

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Oh, baby Should men have the option of paid paternity leave? By Sarah Sidlow So, you had a baby. Congratulations! When are you coming back to work? Well, if you’re a mother, your workplace may offer maternity leave (also called family leave, family medical leave, pregnancy leave). The terms of maternity leave may vary depending […]

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On The Beat: 10/24

A night with POOP By Jim Bucher As promised a couple weeks back, we needed to see for ourselves if a gangster’s ghost really appears at a local haunt. To get you caught up, my buddy, Dave Miller, with the City of Moraine, informed me that none other than reputed Chicago mobster George ‘Bugs’ Moran […]

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On Your Marc: 10/24

The law and the Pirates Bonnie Rice and Judge Walter Rice reminisce on their love of the Pirates By Marc Katz It never occurred to me to begin a sports column about Judge Walter Rice and his magistrate wife, Bonnie Beaman Rice, with a story about former Dragons third baseman Kevin Baderdeen. Furthermore, I never […]

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‘Suburbicon’ kills its pulpy roots with epic misfire

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George Clooney stirs up a hornet’s nest of racial animus for no good reason Photo: Matt Damon (left) with Noah Jupe (right) in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ By T.T. Stern Enzi Lexington, Kentucky  native and multi-hyphenate, George Clooney, (Academy Award-nominated writer and director of “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and Best Supporting Actor winner for “Syriana”, […]

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Debate Forum: 10/24

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Anything you can do, I can do better Do gender-specific scouting groups still make sense? By Sarah Sidlow Did you hear about the one where Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are now accepting girls? We thought so. Long considered a traditional American bastion on the order of baseball and apple pie, the Boy Scouts of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/24

  A ruler falls Harvey Weinstein’s abuse was no secret By Mark Luedtke Fellow rulers are supposedly shocked, shocked I say, to discover Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is a serial groper, sexual abuser, and accused rapist like his best friend and former molester-in-chief, President Bill Clinton. What a joke. Government schools must be designed to […]

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On The Beat: 10/17

When I first saw the quote, I thought Alabama’s Bill Battle was like so many other college athletics directors, full of puffery for a basketball coach he hated to fire because the coach was such a great guy and had tremendous student-athletes on his teams and never brought a hint of scandal to his school. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/17

People don’t want to buy electric cars. Don’t believe the hype. Tesla sold zero cars in Hong Kong after government’s subsidy was removed. You might think progressive Europeans might demand more electric cars, but Forbes reports otherwise. “Electric car sales in Western Europe are being kept alive by government subsidies and will quickly fall away […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]