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Converting trash to cash

Leave it to citizens, not politicians, to clean up a city By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell During my first year as Southeast Priority Board (SEPB) chairperson, a young man from my neighborhood who also held a Priority Board seat asked me to Google “RecycleBank” and look at what this company was accomplishing in other American […]

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A day in the life of a demolition derby driver

The Montgomery County Fair introduces a whole new world to one DCP writer By Emily Kaiser Pulling up to the driveway of Todd Mabe’s house, I knew he was a notorious demolition derby driver, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. As I parked behind a car most people would haul away as junk, I […]

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Just Be Fly (literally)

Dayton-based logo wear company takes off By Sara McKinniss Dayton has long been a forerunner in innovation as the birthplace of aviation, but it is also home to those making headway within the fashion industry. Childhood home of Scott Sternberg (Band of Outsiders), Les Wexner (Limited Brands), Althea Harper (Althea Harper/Project Runway), and many others, […]

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All tangled up

A new kind of fitness regime at Femme Fatale By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s 7:30 on a Thursday night and I’m all tied up. My wrists are bound and my foot harnessed by a simple, soft piece of red silk. This is going to be interesting. I watch as our instructor, Cassie Guard, climbs her way […]

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African American Cultural Festival

First the Black Cultural Festival, the Dayton African American Cultural Festival has been reborn By Khalid Moss It is great to live in a city that doesn’t just pay lip service to the celebration of cultural diversity. And while serious racial and economic problems still fester under the delicate social fabric of this community, Dayton […]

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Turning Lebanese

Experience the Lebanese Festival with plenty of culture to go around By Emily Kaiser Summer is a perfect time to relax, read a good book, enjoy the pool with the family and explore different cultures the Dayton area has to offer. Every summer, there are dozens of festivals. Some are dedicated to fruits, like the […]

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Finally, Final Friday

After plenty of planning, Final Friday has arrived in Troy By Emily Kaiser Although school is starting and the stresses that come along with this time of year are now settling in, that doesn’t mean summer is over quite yet. The flowers are still here, the world is still green and the weather may just […]

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A taste test in Troy

The Taste of Troy draws foodies from all over the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Who doesn’t love to eat? Whether trying out a new restaurant with some friends, dining in with loved ones, or just firing up some burgers and dogs on the grill, these long summer days in the Miami Valley offer a […]

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Bachelor’s Pad

Fire walking through my past in Twin Peaks By Jason Webber Tom Wolfe can bite me. You can go home again. And sometimes — just sometimes — it can even be rewarding. Especially when you get to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in 17 years, drink rivers of hardcore Pacific Northwest coffee, kiss a […]

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Going the distance

Stargazing into the final frontier By Emma Jarman Did you know that a meteor shower is not made up of shooting stars or comets? Or that the North Star is not the brightest star in the sky? In fact the glowing flashes we see alighting through the night sky during a meteor shower are tiny […]

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News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]

High expectations

Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest returns to Troy By Melissa Markham Photo: The Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Festival […]

Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at […]

Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war […]

The bold and the beardless

A clean-shaven Matisyahu at Bogart’s By Alan Sculley Photo: Matisyahu will perform on Sept. 26 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Aside […]

Advice goddess

By Amy Alkon   Doody-bound You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and […]