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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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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/13

Failure, for some Another successful terrorist attack By Mark Luedtke Not long ago, Great Britain passed the West’s most oppressive spy law. Even the mainstream media acknowledges that. Last November Newsweek wrote,  “The U.K.’s Investigatory Powers Bill, also known as the Snooper’s Charter, is an extraordinary document. It grants the state the ability to harvest […]

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On Your Marc: 6/6

The thinker Gord Lane reflects on hockey, life off the ice By Marc Katz Long after the lights flickered off at Hara Arena following a Dayton Gems practice, and well after many of the players had already stripped their gear, showered away the day’s sweat, and were on their way to a mid-day beer at […]

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Commentary Forum: 6/6

Portlandia Free speech, hate speech, loud jerks By Sarah Sidlow When one loud jerk started verbally harassing two young women on a train in Portland, Oregon, three good Samaritans stood up to stop him. The loud jerk was yelling racist slurs. One of the young women is African-American; the other was wearing a hijab. Two […]

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On The Beat : 6/6

Where are they now? Back on the beat with Marsha Bonhart, Grammar Queen By Jim Bucher You have no idea how many folks come up and ask me, “Hey, whatever happened to so and so?” At the top of the list is my friend and former colleague, Channel 2’s anchor/reporter and all-around nice person, Marsha […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/6

Spies and lies Obama surveilled Trump By Mark Luedtke Rulers of both parties hate it when President Trump tweets. Every time he tweets, he exposes seedy truths at the core of government, secrets other rulers have long protected. Every time he does it, critics howl. But every time, he’s proven right. Every tweet erodes government’s […]

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On Your Marc: 5/30

A perfect 10 Diver Greg Louganis wins gold at 1994 Olympics, comes out a year later By Marc Katz Greg Louganis climbed up the ladder to the 15-meter platform at the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, and I was skeptical. Because the games were so logistically close, the Dayton Daily News decided to send a […]

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On The Beat: 5/30

‘A prescription for change’ Equitas Health’s mission continues By Jim Bucher If you grew up in the ’80s, then you remember the AIDS epidemic. There was so much confusion, uneducated knee-jerk reactions, and suffering—bottom line, it was predominantly killing tens of thousands of gay men. Something I’ll never forget. With all the wild rumors, government […]

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Debate Forum: 5/30

Pro-noun When gender meets grammar Artwork by Paul Berge By Sarah Sidlow Like most of you, I’m pretty religious about following the changes made to the AP Stylebook—you know, the bible for all things punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. Just me? Oh. Well, for copy editors and nerds of all stripes, changes to AP Style are […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/30

United we stand LGBTs and non-LGBT Christians should overcome political differences to take down government By Mark Luedtke On issue after issue, LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders) and non-LGBT Christians seem to disagree. The most obvious issue is gay marriage. When the Supreme Court recently barred states from banning gay marriage, Christian activists decried the […]

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On Your Marc: 5/23

Still in the game Former Dragon David Espinosa now scouts for the Independent League By Marc Katz   David Espinosa was back at Fifth Third Field recently. Yes, that David Espinosa, who arrived in Dayton as a 19-year-old first-round draft pick, already with a major league contract and said to have the playing skills to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/23

Kill switch NSA uses cyberhacking to spy on Americans By Mark Luedtke I don’t understand why people care so little about the government spying on them. If the government put a spy in every house and business to monitor activities all day, every day, people would care. The spy would record every phone conversation and […]

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On The Beat: 5/23

Cool summer in the city Victoria Theatre ushers in hot weather with Cool Films Series By Jim Bucher   It’s always a sure sign of summer when the Victoria Theatre Association announces the Summer Cool Films Series. Yep, pretty cool films that are damn hot! Pardon the expletive, but damn, they are. Oops, damn it, […]

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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 […]