Tag Archives: opinion

On The Beat: 7/25

What’s on your mind? ‘On The Beat’ readers chime in By Jim Bucher You know I love my Dayton City Paper readers. Always cool hearing from you—feedback is good. And when I thought about asking a question of everyone at the same time, my loyal followers came through again. Off to Facebook with a simple […]

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On Your Marc: 7/25

Shortstops show the money Dragons’ Justin Turner and Zack Cozart win big By Marc Katz Summertime at the ballpark—and the $64 million question: When you saw Justin Turner play for the Dayton Dragons in 2007, did you think he’d someday sign a $64 million contract? I thought he was good enough to make the major […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/18

Socialism kills pets as well as people By Mark Luedtke I have little sympathy for people who advocate for socialism then get what they asked for, good and hard. Socialism invariably produces mass poverty, shortages, starvation, etc., while a handful of rulers live like kings—there are no exceptions because there can be no exceptions—so the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/11

Big Bang baloney Falsified theory cracking up By Mark Luedtke For 40 years, observations of the universe have falsified the Big Bang theory to the point it reads more like a comic book than real science, but the theory survives like Frankenstein. Maybe you heard the latest bizarre claim about an empty hole in space. […]

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A star, from here, and there

Tennis star Pauline Betz Addie: a Dayton legend? By Marc Katz Wimbledon runs through July 16, and you’re probably as surprised as I was when I first discovered—more than 30 years ago—a native Daytonian won it in 1946. Well, it’s a claim we can make, and a claim we can’t. I didn’t know much about […]

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On Your Marc: 7/11

From dog to watchdog with Clubhouse 22’s Joe Smith By Jim Bucher This gentleman is an award-winning journalist, TV host, writer, producer, news anchor, and executive producer; but no matter what his accomplishments in life, he’ll always be remembered as the host of Clubhouse 22. Sorry Joe Smith, but Duffy the Dog would be proud. […]

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Debate Forum: 7/11

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Nar-can-do? What can cities do about repeat overdoses? Artwork: Jed Helmers By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: What’s the best way to solve a city’s drug epidemic? Jail time? Rehab? How about good old fashioned tough love? In Middletown, Ohio, a town overcome by drug overdose emergencies, that question is a tough one to answer. One […]

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Debate Forum: 7/4

Government stinks Should we fine or be fine with poop? Artwork: Jed Helmers By Sarah Sidlow As a professional, no-nonsense journalist, I’m always looking for a good opportunity to write about pressing issues in our community. Like poop. That’s what the city of Oakwood was talking about in order to pass an amendment to the […]

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On Your Marc: 6/27

Sparky Anderson and an appendix Prepping for surgery, not dinner By Marc Katz I know a lot of people remember June 14, 1979, the day Sparky Anderson managed his first game for the Detroit Tigers when he should have been in the middle of his 10th year with the Reds. I can’t believe that day […]

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Debate Forum: 6/27

Baby, you’re a firework …but you can’t light one Artwork: Pat Bagley By Sarah Sidlow July 4 is coming, and that means we’re gearing up for a weekend of grillin’, chillin’, and callin’ the cops on the neighbors when they set off fireworks. Why? Because in the state of Ohio, at least for now, it’s […]

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On Your Marc: 6/20

Winning feels good The Dragons keep marching in By Marc Katz It was legendary broadcaster Vin Scully—with plenty of others to follow—who said, “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” Imagine how the Dayton Dragons felt last season, when they lost 93 out of 140 played. Imagine how they feel this year, when they’ve already […]

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Debate Forum: 6/20

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Preserve, protect, de-friend Is Trump’s Twitter a public forum? Artwork: Nate Beeler By Sarah Sidlow Newsflash: President Trump loves Twitter. A lot. And his fondness for the Little Blue Bird has raised a lot of questions: Can tweets be official statements? Should Trump be using his personal account in the capacity of the president? What […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/20

Bust warning ‘Big 5’ tech giants predict the crash By Mark Luedtke Friday, June 9 was a bad day for tech giants and therefore everybody in the stock market. Yahoo writes, “The so-called ‘big five’—Apple, Alphabet [Google’s mother company] Class A shares, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon [FAAMGs]—lost more than $97.5 billion in market value between […]

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On the Beat: 6/20

Ch. 7’s Ken Jefferson keeps sharing stories By Jim Bucher I don’t know about anyone else, but I miss the wonderful storytelling of former WHIO Channel 7 anchor/reporter Ken Jefferson. In all my years on local TV, I strived to be a better writer. Not sure if that was accomplished, especially with the prose and […]

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On Your Marc 6/13

Field of vision Reporting ‘the best attainable version of the truth’ By Marc Katz Years ago, when I was still an everyday working journalist, I remember a friendly athletics director—Jim Jones at Ohio State—who used to say, “Never get in an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel.” That was his way of […]

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Debate Forum: 6/13

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The guns on the bus… RTA allows licensed weapons By Sarah Sidlow Forget bus fare—riders hoping to board Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) buses must now also show proof of a valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License with their ticket to ride. That is, if they want to bring a gun aboard. You read that […]

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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 […]