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Taking it all in

The sights and sounds at Miami Valley Music Fest By Tim Walker   The summer is here, the weather is hot and the sounds of laughter and outdoor live music will be filling the air in Troy in August. And it’s all being done to raise money for local charities.   Local residents have always […]

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Gaelics storm the streets of Dayton

The 10th annual Celtic Festival alights By Emma Jarman The sentiments of St. Patrick’s Day ring loud and true through the streets of Dayton during the United Irish of Dayton’s annual Celtic Festival. People dressed in green drink Celtic ales in the beer gardens, eat Celtic foods from street-side vendors, absorb Celtic melodies at the […]

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Street seen: Yellow Springs

Your monthly fix of other people’s kicks By Emily McDermott Despite the humidity and blistering sun, there are ways to dress fashionably in the summer without dying of heat exhaustion. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to display their summer style at the Yellow Springs Street Fair in June; from octogenarian hippies to adorable […]

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Put on your boots and get back to your roots

The Miami County Fair is sure to bring some memories back By Emily Kaiser Growing up in Ohio, I didn’t have the luxury of being near a beach with salt water waves and the ability of building a sky high sand castle. I wasn’t near a beautiful waterfall or snowcapped mountains to explore my imagination. […]

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A trip to Don’s Pawn Shop

The trash, treasure and characters found in a Dayton pawn shop By Khalid Moss If you’re into Hardcore Pawn, American Pickers, Oddities, Auction Hunters — or the granddaddy of them all — Pawn Stars, it speaks to your tenuous relationship with reality. Because you have unfortunately fallen victim to that rare, TV-induced syndrome called Acute […]

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Bachelor’s pad

Tears of an Insane Clown By Jason Webber Somewhere between the first burning splash of Faygo hitting my eyes and realizing that the median age in the room was 25 or younger, it suddenly hit me — I was not having any fun and I wanted to go home. My 14-year stint as a fan […]

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Will work for belly rubs

All pets welcome at Dayton-area businesses By Emma Jarman Nobody wants a parrot squawking regurgitated water cooler secrets to the entire office. But what if you could bring your four legged, floppy-eared friends to work with you rather than keeping them cooped up at home 40 hours a week? You’d probably get a lot more […]

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Hybrid cars, hybrid hounds?

An investigation into the surge of designer dog breeds By Sara McKinniss In 2005 when Toyota lent its new line of hybrid Prius cars to the stars for a more eco-friendly arrival for the 2005 Academy Awards, everyone who was anyone in Hollywood wanted to own one. Toyota’s supply could not keep up with the […]

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A July to experience

The Yellow Springs Experience takes charge By Tim Walker Are you experienced? Hendrix’s late-‘60s psychedelia notwithstanding, the question will definitely be answered in the affirmative by anyone who immerses himself in the upcoming Yellow Springs Experience, a three-day event taking place the weekend of July 15, 16 and 17 at various locations in the village […]

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Ringmasters, belly dancers and fire-eaters, oh my!

Yellow Springs gets freaky with Cirque Carnival By Lara Donnelly With Yellow Springs in the running for Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road” as the “most fun” town in America, people from far and wide want to know what makes this small town so out of the ordinary. Friday, July 15 will be a good […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]