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Debate Forum: 5/9

Knowledge is power Ohio’s violent criminal registry: could it hurt? By Sarah Sidlow Sierah Joughin, 20, of Fulton County was riding her bicycle when she was abducted and killed last year. Joughin wasn’t her killer’s first victim. In fact, James D. Worley, 57, had been charged for abducting another girl, this one in Lucas County, […]

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Commentary Forum: 5/2

Scared to death Ohio’s battle with lethal injection By Sarah Sidlow There’s nothing like a good deadline to increase productivity. That’s what the state of Arkansas decided when it realized its supply of one of the drugs used in its lethal injection cocktail, midazolam, expires at the end of April. Cue death row executions in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/2

What goes up… The region’s economic bubble will bust By Mark Luedtke   Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is riding high on the bubble, but she will go down in history for presiding over the region’s biggest bust. Unable or unwilling to distinguish between real economic growth and wealth destruction via her crony socialism, Whaley declares […]

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On Your Marc: 5/2

Hall of Fame material Remembering basketball coach Mike Haley By Marc Katz   There is no Roosevelt High School anymore, but Mike Haley won there. There is no Roth High School anymore, but Haley won there, too. There is a Dunbar High School, but no one won there like Haley did. These are the things […]

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On The Beat: 5/2

Fit for royalty King’s Island celebrates 45 years By Jim Bucher Back in the day, we didn’t have much in in the way of amusement parks. Oh, there was LeSourdsville Lake and Fantasy Farm down near Middletown, and Coney Island in Cincinnati, but that was it. Imagine then, as kids, when we heard the Taft Broadcasting Company, owners of TV and […]

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Debate Forum: 4/25

As if flying wasn’t stressful enough United Airlines overbooking policy up in the air By Sarah Sidlow Is there a doctor on board? Not anymore! By now, you’ve likely seen or heard about a video of a physical confrontation between United Airlines passenger David Dao and the security officer who forcibly removed him from United flight […]

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On Your Marc: 4/25

Late life of the party Remembering the rise of Fifth Third Field By Marc Katz Freddie Benavides, now a coach for the Reds, heard whispers on his bus from staff members and even some players as they stopped at Fifth Third Field a few weekends ago for the Futures game. “This is Low A [baseball]?” […]

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On The Beat: 4/25

Where are they now? In ‘Dayton and Beyond’ with Sharon Howard By Jim Bucher She was on-air locally at Channel 2 for a very long time, but where is Sharon Howard, née Davis-Fair, now? Seems like she was here one minute, gone the next. Sharon, though, is very much alive and well and onto a […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/18

Cannabis cronies Drug kingpins strike it rich in Ohio By Mark Luedtke People literally kill to become part of the exclusive marijuana producers’ cartel. That’s because marijuana producers rapidly become obscenely rich. Of course, there’s a risk because marijuana is banned. Drug kingpins risk being murdered by competing producers. They risk being murdered by cops, […]

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On Your Marc: 4/18

In a puff of smoke Marijuana is still considered bad news for athletes By Marc Katz Speaking of sports and marijuana, which I wasn’t, I do have a confession to make up front: I’ve never tried marijuana. I also don’t care if you have, unless you’re driving in a car coming the other way from […]

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On The Beat: 4/18

Military green Cannabis can help our vets By Jim Bucher Can cannabis help our vets? Answer to my own question: YES. Our state is beginning to roll out legal medical cannabis (or pot, to you and I)—and frankly, it’s about time. To prove it, I spoke with a vet who dealt with some dark stuff […]

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Commentary Forum: 4/18

In need of re-leaf Is marijuana a gateway drug? By Sarah Sidlow “Yeah, marijuana is a gateway drug…” Blue Ash City Council member and Ohio Patient Network Executive Director Rob Ryan told me in a recent conversation, “a gateway off of opioids.” In fact, the potential for marijuana as a treatment for opiate addiction is […]

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Law and Disorder: The Buzz 4/18

Grow at your own risk By Michael Brice Keller   The Constitution, I am told, is written on hemp, and I can’t say I haven’t benefited from the use of therapeutic cannabis products. Since about the 1930s, however, there has been purported illegality of marijuana on some level. Many cite the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 […]

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On The Beat: 4/11

A journey like the Amazon By Jim Bucher Chicago is my kind of town. Years ago, my dad occasionally had business there (all legal of course—you know, the organized crime stuff) and he would bring the family along, always staying at the Executive House in “The Loop.” It still exists after many a name change, […]

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Debate Forum: 4/11

The curse of cursive Should schools still teach cursive? By Sarah Sidlow In school, we learned all sorts of important things that set us up for a lifetime of success. Like how to play “Hot Cross Buns” on the recorder, the difference between a rhombus and a regular parallelogram, and how to write in cursive. […]

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On Your Marc: 4/11

Flying home Basketball coach Anthony Grant returns to UD By Marc Katz A not so funny story: Two coaches prior to Anthony Grant becoming the Alabama basketball coach in 2009, plaid coat-clad Wimp Sanderson was the ultra successful coach of the Tide, until it was discovered he was having a long-term affair with his secretary. […]

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]