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Prairie Days celebrate 18th-century living By Terri Gordon Photo: Shooters fire off a black powder musket volley during the opening ceremony for Prairie Days As people whiz into the 21st century, harried by the demands of modern life, with smartphones, smart homes, and instant-everything, it is tempting to pine for simpler times. Times of fishin’ in […]

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American apparel

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Printing shirts and a dream at 7Thirty8 Apparel By Erin Callahan Photo: Matt Overholt quit his day job to run 7Thirty8 Apparel full-time, to ‘live his dream’; photos: Cori Morse 7Thirty8 Apparel started with a 30th birthday, a year’s worth of money saved, and a beard. Twelve years after Matt Overholt graduated high school, he decided […]

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From Toccoa to Bavaria to Facebook

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WWII paratrooper Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin still dives into his story at 95 By Tim Smith Photo: Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin tallies more than 22,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook and continues to lecture here and abroad; photos: Doug Barber A hero is defined as a person who is noted or admired for nobility, courage, or outstanding […]

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Past lives

Paul Laurence Dunbar’s grave in Woodland Cemetery marks his importance to the region and to history; photo: Terri Gordon

Woodland Cemetery tours through murder, mystery, mayhem By Terri Gordon In 1840, Dayton was growing rapidly. Its downtown cemeteries were filling fast. Town leaders decided to develop a more permanent repository—one that would accommodate the growing population, one more rural and scenic, and one that wouldn’t be consumed by the growing town. Mayor John Van […]

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Murder… they wrote

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Dayton History reopens 1896 trial of Albert Frantz By Terri Gordon Photo: Old Case File retries the Bessie Little murder case at the Old Court House July 22-24, July 29-31, and Aug. 5-7; photo: Haylie Schlater In late summer of 1896, the love affair of Bessie Little and Albert Frantz was cut short by her […]

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Chocolate selfies, Raspberry Pi

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Dayton Maker Faire showcases the creative at Carillon By Lisa Bennett Photo: Dayton Maker Faire displays historical forms of making alongside cutting edge technologies; photo courtesy of Carillon Historical Park When we think of creative people, most of us instinctively think of musicians and artists like Mozart or Picasso. But we don’t often think of […]

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Green porno

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The Talk with an entomologist By Amanda Dee Photo: NSFW Warning: The image above may be inappropriate for some readers; Two beetles copulate; photo: John Stireman John Stireman knows more positions than you can think of. As long as it’s bug-to-bug. Dr. Stireman has been teaching biological sciences at Wright State University for a decade, […]

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Here to stay

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10 years of Keeping the Tradition at SunWatch By Tim Smith Photo: Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow honors Miami Valley native culture at SunWatch Indian Village June 25 and 26; photo: Andy Sawyer A pow wow has been described as being many different things to many different people of Native American descent. It is an […]

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A Blast from the past….

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Dayton Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park By Matt Clevenger Scenes and characters from Dayton’s past will come to life on Sunday, May 29, during Dayton History’s Dayton Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park. Musket shooting, blacksmithing, hearth cooking, candle dipping and high-wheel bicycling are just a few of the historically accurate activities that will […]

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Everything (old) but the kitchen sink

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Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market’s annual Extravaganza By Emma Jarman For nearly 50 years, the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market has been delighting shoppers with an eclectic variety of antique, vintage and handmade goods from all around the world at their annual Extravaganza event. In a truly authentic Midwest showing of spirit, the […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]