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Occupy Dayton: The mayor’s perspective

A behind-the-scenes look at what went down between local government and the Occupiers By Dayton Mayor Gary D. Leitzell No one said the road to free speech was an easy one. Just ask the demonstrators who make up Occupy Dayton. Lately, there have been many truths, half-truths and outright lies spread about the “battle” between […]

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The happy place is on the dance floor

Dayton author’s new book on nightclub dancing raises conscious questions By Nick Schwab Peter Pan was a character that went to his happy place to be more in touch with who he was. Hook was a character that may not have even been defeated if Pan hadn’t realized that there was more to himself than […]

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Where does he get these wonderful toys?

Local builder delivers crime-fighting cruisers By Tim Anderl Budding caped crusaders and masked vigilantes looking for the appropriate vehicle for striking fear into the hearts of evil villains and bad guys need look no further than Dayton replica builder Doug Hines. Hines’ Gotham Cruisers has been producing replicas of the Dark Knight’s 1966 and 1989 […]

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Miss Maha’s January

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani Well, I blinked and 2011 was history. With the holiday season almost past us, I can’t help but feel guilty for eating too many cookies and enjoying all those libations. Luckily, boxing at Drake’s Downtown Gym has helped keep me from packing on the pounds and […]

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Extra! Extra! For 2011

In 2011: Casey Anthony was acquitted; Osama bin Laden was killed; Jerry Sandusky was arrested; Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries; Prince William married Kate Middleton; and the recession reigned supreme.

Top 10 news stories of the past year By Mark Luedtke 1. Unemployment National unemployment hovered around 9 percent all year. In November, unemployment dropped to 8.6 percent to great fanfare, but even this was bad news because most of the drop came from 315,000 unemployed workers giving up and dropping out of the system. […]

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A visit to Leaf & Vine

The humidor at the Leaf & Vine.

Bar and cigar room a classy throwback in time By Matt Bayman To truly enjoy a cigar, it takes patrons at the Leaf & Vine in Troy about an hour. “Smoking a cigar is all about taking time to sit back and relax for a while,” said Patty Rose, co-owner of the pub, adding that […]

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The return of Hobart Arena

The Casting Crows at Hobart in 2009. Photo courtesy of Anthony Weber.

Troy complex hosting top country, Christian and classic rock bands By Matt Bayman Since 2010, Hobart Arena in Troy has hosted three of the five artists that were nominated for the 2011 Country Music Award’s “New Artist of the Year,” including its winner, The Band Perry. Along with other country artists, such as Luke Bryan, […]

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Do as the minimalists do

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are Dayton minimalists.

Two Daytonians get out of the clutter and pen an inspiring book on minimalism in our maximized world By Annie Bowers “I have nothing to wear,” I thought to myself as I stood staring at the racks of clothes hanging in my closet. We’ve all been there — surrounded by so much clutter that it […]

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Bachelor’s Pad

Jason Webber and Hugh Grant in

Jason, Actually Bumbling and stumbling in my first year in Dayton By Jason Webber So there I am sitting on the sofa in the traditional post-Thanksgiving food coma with my ex-girlfriend’s new husband when it occurs to me — my life is rather odd — and not just because I’m good buddies with my ex’s […]

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Be a lean, mean, green machine in 2012

A Greener You at the PNC 2nd Street Market.

Make a new start in the New Year and get a little greener By Valerie Beerbower You know the drill: Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth. Don’t let your car’s engine sit idling. Switch off lights if you’re not in the room. Recycle. If nothing in a children’s television show montage about […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]