Tag Archives: opinion

Debate Forum: 10/17

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Mother knows best? When health is concerned, who gets the last word? By Sarah Sidlow Michigan mother  Rebecca Bredow went to jail for defying a judge’s order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated. (Record scratch.) You’re probably wondering how we ended up here. Let’s back up. Rebecca Bredow and her husband, James Horne, are in […]

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On The Beat: 10/17

Chances are by now you’re well aware the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on S. Main Street is wrapping up operations, soon the move to Jefferson Township and a brand-new facility will take place. In the meantime, the new owners of the old property UD and Premier Health will decide what’s next for land. Personally, and a […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/10

We’ll never know What really happened in Las Vegas By Mark Luedtke My condolences to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and their families. The narrative about that shooting was built almost immediately. A lone, white gunman with no apparent motive opened fire on a country music concert from the 32nd floor of the […]

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On The Beat: 10/10

Just don’t go into the basement Gangster’s ghost appears at local haunt By Jim Bucher Just when I thought I knew everything about the Dayton area (well, it’s true), you do learn something new every day. Case in point. I’m sure if you’re a local history buff, you are well aware of Dayton and its […]

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Commentary Forum: 10/10

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Sex sells Did Hugh Hefner affect American society? If so, how? By Sarah Sidlow The first issue of Playboy, published in 1953, contained no date. That was just in case it wasn’t successful enough for a second issue. Twenty years later, his business would be an empire including a string of TV shows, a jazz […]

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On Your Marc: 10/10

The big lie Lots of basketball coaches lie, but not like Don Donoher By Marc Katz They lie and say they never cheated to get a player. They lie and tell the world how great they are. Donoher tells you he lasted 25 years at UD and won 437 games because 7-foot center Hank Finkel […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/3

Secession So much for democracy By Mark Luedtke Secession has been the rage for the last few decades. It flourished after the fall of the Soviet Union then Yugoslavia, but everywhere in the world people continue to demand independence from large, unaccountable governments. Tibetans, Scots, Venetians, and others are following the path most famously blazed […]

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On Your Marc: 10/3

Winning causes The things that matter By Marc Katz Wright State’s men’s basketball team opened practice this week, and second-year coach Scott Nagy knows his longevity on campus is tied to the number of games he wins, not the number of scholars he graduates, or the number of good causes he promotes. He also knows […]

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On The Beat: 10/3

This and that Things around the valley By Jim Bucher It’s time for semi-regularly ‘This and That’ column on things happening around town. First, a sad yet happy day for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. An auction of surplus items went on sale and it was a potpourri of stuff. As you know the new Montgomery […]

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Debate Center: 10/3

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Title IX 101 How should schools handle sexual assault cases? Artwork: caglecartoons.com By Sarah Sidlow Education Secretary  Betsy Devos has been busy. Last month, her department announced that it would be calling a mulligan on an Obama-era policy regarding sexual assault on college campuses. Quick refresher: Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 […]

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On Your Marc: 9/26

Holding down the fort Hurricanes can’t even scare away true sports fans  By Marc Katz Ralph’s electricity went off at 5:32 p.m., a couple hours before Ohio State was hosting Oklahoma, and if you know anything about Ralph, you know he wanted to see that game. Ralph is 81-year-old Ralph Morrow, a former executive sports […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/26

Trump lost Hail to the generals By Mark Luedtke More and more, we’re seeing developments in the marketplace that are not driven by market forces. We see it with the internet of things (IoT) and electric cars. Now it’s self-driving cars. Nearly every day brings a new story about self-driving cars. Two years ago nobody […]

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On The Beat: 9/26

How long is too long? The practice of patience By Jim Bucher The Bible talks about the patience of Job. To have the patience of Job means that you have a LOT of patience, and you are very understanding and giving. Well, I’m two out of three; guess which one I’m not? It all goes […]

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Debate Center: 9/26

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Life is but a DREAM By Sarah Sidlow DACA—you may have heard that recently. It stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It’s an Obama-era plan that answers the question, what should we do with undocumented migrants who come to the United States as children? DACA grants those who qualify temporary protection from deportation. It […]

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On The Beat: 9/19

Birthday freebies Everyone deserves some free stuff By Jim Bucher Why does it seem when you were a kid that birthdays were a big deal? Parties with your friends, games, pop and cake, plus money and cards from relatives. Ah, those were the days… Now I, personally, don’t know if it’s because I don’t want […]

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On Your Marc: 9/19

Heads held high A loss is a win By Marc Katz Bat bags and used bats, some of them cracked, some of them still useful, littered the floor and corners of the Fifth Third Field home clubhouse. A cardboard box held worn cleats and sweat-stained caps. Some jerseys hung on wire hangers in otherwise empty […]

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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 […]