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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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The puppy double helix

Experimenting with the latest pet trend: Testing doggie DNA By Nicole Wroten   Meet Rocco. Rocco is a lanky, fetch-loving mutt whose body is too big for him to control. His ears flop to the side and his tail swings hysterically, oftentimes slapping over something on the coffee table. He’ll be your friend forever if […]

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Working like a dog

A look at the importance of Miami Valley’s working animals By Tim Walker You hear it on every street corner these days – business in the Dayton area is down and the economy has really gone to the dogs. For some people, however, business in Dayton has always been about the dogs. There are a […]

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Living on the ledge

Skaters get a push from a local filmmaker By Benjamin Dale Architecture is the art of controlling where people walk. In the design of buildings, roads and bridges, function is primary while form is secondary. Most of us are content to politely stay in our lane, keep off the grass and otherwise remain within the […]

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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in […]

Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful […]

Naturally inclined

Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature […]

The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call […]

Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in […]

News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not […]