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How to celebrate Mardi Gras (yeah you) right By Nicole Wroten Before I wrote this piece last week, I posted the following status on my Facebook page: “Trying to write an article about Mardi Gras. How in the world am I going to explain it to Ohioans?” A college friend of mine simply said, “You […]

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I heard it through the News Feed

Surviving a break-up in the wacky world of Facebook By Jason Webber Like Alvy Singer and Annie Hall long before us, our great love died at a restaurant. Instead of alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast, we opted for mediocre burritos at a chain Mexican eatery for our last meal as a couple. We sat down, […]

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Reaching New Heights

UD ‘Flyers’ have new meaning with new flight simulator By Tim Walker A young college student sits in a chair and concentrates, a joystick in her hand, her face illuminated by several monitors. She checks a grouping of digital gauges and displays and carefully manipulates a series of sensitive controls, all while communicating with another […]

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Miss Maha and the City

March 2011 By Maha Kashani I love that spring is almost here. This is an especially exciting time of year for me as I will be celebrating the Iranian New Year, called Norooz, on the first day of spring and my birthday just happens to follow on March 31, officially the 11th of Farvardin. All […]

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The M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

Dispelling the myth that downtown Dayton is unsafe By Mayor Gary Leitzell You hear it everywhere you go in Montgomery County, particularly in the suburbs: “You can’t go into downtown Dayton. It’s unsafe! You’ll get mugged, robbed or worse!” The idea that downtown Dayton is unsafe has become accepted as fact by thousands of people […]

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K’s Hamburger Shop

Local Landmark Offers Old-Fashioned Burgers and More By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than 75 years since Paul Klein served up the first K’s hamburger back in 1935. The unique, white-walled diner in downtown Troy is still known for putting out the area’s best old-fashioned burgers, fries and milkshakes. “It’s funny, a lot of people […]

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His Mama made him wear this

Roy Wood Jr.: The Real Side Of Comedy By J.T. Ryder Hailing from Birmingham, Ala., Roy Wood Jr.’s style of comedy has made its mark, having a universality that is so unique in the world of comedy. Wood has been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View” as well as […]

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The Book Lovers Festival

An event to celebrate the written word in Troy By Timothy Walker If you’re a local book lover, then you’re already well aware of Around About Books, the popular used bookstore located on Main Street near the square in the heart of downtown Troy. What you may not be aware of is the upcoming 2011 […]

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Get out and volunteer

Celebrating Earth Day by making a difference By Valerie Beerbower Many of us are familiar with Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 of each year, but how did this day of recognizing environmental impact come about? According to the Earth Day Network, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson drew inspiration from the 1969 oil spill in Santa […]

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A passive state of mind

Yellow Springs green builder reveals the passive house By Lara Donnelly If you’ve driven through Yellow Springs any time in the last year, you’ve probably noticed the unique house going up on Dayton Street, near the west end of town. The Passive House, as it’s called, is a green building with a goal: energy efficiency. […]

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Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]

Debate Commentary 03/11

Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still […]