Tag Archives: opinion

On The Beat: 3/7

First car, first love A drive on memory lane By Jim Bucher   What is it about a first car? For some it was our first true love. It was a time of freedom. Freedom from your parents lugging you around everywhere. The first time you could really feel independence. Mine was the parents’ two-door […]

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Debate Forum: 2/21

Milkshakes and manslaughter DQ manager on the hook for teen’s suicide By Sarah Sidlow When the Dairy Queen ice cream franchise conglomerate changed its slogan to “DQ: Something Different,” it probably didn’t have involuntary manslaughter in mind. But in Missouri, recent events have the two going hand-in-hand. It starts with 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner—overweight and speaking […]

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Debate Forum: 2/7

Sin cities Dayton weighs undocumented immigrant police policy after executive order By Sarah Sidlow   Phrase to know: “sanctuary city.” As in, not your imaginary safe haven where the coffee is always free and the home team always wins. If the term rings a bell, it’s probably because it’s been in the news. A lot. […]

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Commentary Forum: 1/10

The 2016 blooper reel What is the worst thing that happened in 2016? By Sarah Sidlow Late November, Merriam-Webster sent out a distress signal on Twitter: “‘Fascism’ is still our #1 lookup. # of lookups = how we choose our Word of the Year. There’s still time to look something else up.” Yes, that emphasis is theirs. […]

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debate forum: 12/28

Faking it Apparently, not everything on the internet is true By Sarah Sidlow Breaking news: maybe you shouldn’t believe everything you read online. Still here? Great! Read on—we won’t lie to you. According to Pew Research Center, 62 percent of adults get news on social media. Two-thirds of Facebook users get news from the site. […]

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The Buzz: 11/15

Ohio marijuana moving forward By Michael Brice Keller   Medical Marijuana became law in Ohio on Sept. 8, 2016. In October 2016 the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee appointed and begin the two-year process to bring the program to operational status by September 2018. The advisory committee will develop and establish the administrative and regulatory framework […]

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The Buzz: 11/1

Ohio: State of marijuana By Michael Brice Keller As of Sept. 8, medical marijuana is legal in Ohio. As provided by HB 523, patients can immediately claim an affirmative defense to a marijuana charge occurring after that date, provided they have a doctor recommendation and meet other requirements.  A new chapter in history is playing […]

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One bubble fits all?

Michigan takes a second look at single-party voting By Sarah Sidlow Pass the popcorn. With Ohio just weeks away from early voting, the battleground Buckeyes are glued to their northerly neighbors and the debate over straight-ticket voting. Missed the headlines? Here’s a recap: Straight-ticket voting, also called straight-party voting, is an option that allows a […]

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Dale Huffman, behind the byline

By Jim Bucher First, I hope you know me by now. I was on TV here for almost 25 years and am celebrating three years writing for Dayton City Paper, and I try to keep my stories positive, for the most part, with maybe a rant or five. With that said, I would never speak […]

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Back in the game

With Reds’ Dave Miley By Marc Katz   You will not be wrong if you happen by Franklin County High School in Brookville, Indiana, next spring and think you see former Reds Manager Dave Miley coaching the baseball team there. It will be Miley teaching the game, settling down where his wife Andrea grew up […]

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Debate Forum: 8/30

Ballot box blues For third parties, getting on the ballot isn’t a piece of cake By Sarah Sidlow Hundreds of aspiring high school politicians across this great collection of states have likely thrown their hats into the competitive ring of student elections—representing such underdog political teams as the Pants Party, the Party Party, or the […]

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Buck it

The great expectations of Ohio State By Marc Katz Politicians always claim to be able to do things that can’t be done, and football coaches publically hope they can win a game they can’t possibly lose. Why is that? Why are politicians so sure of themselves and football coaches so cautious? Well, I don’t really […]

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Montgomery County Fair

Memories then and now By Jim Bucher As the dog days of summer approach and the cicadas make music in the muggy August air, it’s a sure sign that our hometown fair is upon us. Yep, the 164th edition of the Montgomery County Fair is this week, Aug. 31 – Sept. 5. You know me, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/30

No new car for you Thanks to Obama’s regulations By Mark Luedtke   You might have noticed the price of new cars is rising. Kelley Blue Book reports, “The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,112 in January 2016.  New-car prices have increased by $919 (up 2.8 percent) […]

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On The Beat: 7/26

Who ya’ gonna call…again? By Jim Bucher OK, I’m the first to admit  I  wasn’t really big on a “Ghostbusters” reboot. It wasn’t the female cast, but rather “how dare they even think about touching one of my all-time favorites.” It amazes me how fanatic fans get so hyped-up over a movie. Theatregoers dressed as […]

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On The Beat: 7/12/16

Fire cracking me up By Jim Bucher I know, I know, by the time you’re reading this the 4th of July will have been over a week ago, but I’m writing my column on Independence Day eve. And the bombs are truly bursting in air. I feel like Francis Scott Key sitting in my garage […]

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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 […]