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Ain’t that tough enough?

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The Original Toughman Contest returns to Hara Arena By Mark Luedtke The Original Toughman Contest swings back into Dayton’s Hara Arena Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19. The Toughman Contest is exactly what it sounds like: two contestants get in a ring and slug it out until one wins a decision or knocks out his opponent. […]

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The lies within the truth

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SunWatch presents new archaeology series By Emily Kaiser   As I was driving down the long road to SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park, I thought to myself, “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.” I felt that I was no longer in Dayton, the city of which I thought I knew every square inch. As […]

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Robots among us

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A hands-on learning experience at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force  By Jennifer Hannauer Lumpkin The future is nigh, and the future has robots. We all saw this coming, but do we really understand how ingratiated robots have already become in our society and how advanced they truly are? Sure, we remember fondly […]

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Saving face

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Original West Side Wright Factory to be preserved  By Leo DeLuca The President of the United States continues to recognize Dayton, Ohio as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” In 2009, Barack Obama signed an act to expand the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park to include the Wright Company factory – the oldest aircraft manufacturing facility in […]

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The pleasures and pain of non-pornographic porn

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By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin A San Francisco blogger recently hired a woman to slap him every time he veered off track and headed for social media sites such as Facebook (I can empathize; this article would have been in last week’s issue if not for Buzzfeed, that fiendish hoarder of all things interesting). There was […]

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She ain’t what she used to be … and that’s not a bad thing!

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The classic film “Sunset Boulevard” stirs thoughts of Dayton’s past, present and future By Leo DeLuca Ranking high upon the American Film Institute’s Greatest Movies list, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) stars Joe Gillis (William Holden), a struggling screenwriter from Dayton, Ohio. Gillis happens upon Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), a fading silent film star who bemoans audio in […]

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New year! New fitness plan?

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What new forms of exercise will you attempt in 2013? By Stacey Ritz    “I will continue my commitment to live a fit and healthy life in the New Year!” shared Kaitlin Rohrer of Dayton. “In 2012 I not only ran my first 5k but also my first half marathon! It was so rewarding to […]

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The Armageddon Bucket List

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Things you should do … while you still can! By Stacey Ritz You’ve always dreamed of … what? If you’ve dreamed of doing it, why have you been putting that one thing off? Is it time, money, guts? What’s holding you back? Emma Cline explained that she’s always wanted to float in the Dead Sea […]

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End of the world?

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Making sense of the Mayan prophecy  By Megan Garrison So today is Dec. 12, 2012. And in precisely 9 days the end of the world is supposed to occur on Dec. 21, 2012 all because of a prediction made by the Mayans. A prediction that honestly has no real scientific merit other than some loosely […]

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At last! The perfect gift!

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PNC 2nd Street Market offers unique holiday shopping options  By Val Beerbower Gift giving is a staple component of the holiday season, and nothing sends one into a state of panic faster than trying to come up with a thoughtful gift for the “list stumpers.” List stumpers are those friends, family members or co-workers for […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]