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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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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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Where the artists come to play

The Dayton Arts Project comes to fruition By Khalid Moss Daniel Karasik is a bright-eyed, 20-something with a winning smile and the lean, muscular build of a dancer. It makes sense, because he is a member of the Dayton Ballet Company where he has been employed as a dancer since 2008. But his artistic aspirations […]

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Miss Maha and the City

August 2011 By Maha Kashani Given my Middle Eastern descent, I’m no stranger to the heat, but even I had a hard time braving the elements last month. Besides the heat wave, July provided great entertainment with events like CityFolk, Americana, the Temptations at the Fraze and the 37th Dayton Air Show. Plus, our own […]

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Conversational Convictions

Anthony Barwick’s Conversation Piece: A reality exchange By J.T. Ryder I was so excited about being a part of the Conversation Piece that I did something I rarely do: I arrived early. I had a week to reflect my opinions and the psychology behind them, which made me come to some rather startling epiphanies. Anthony […]

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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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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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Ask what your government can, and cannot, do for you

Clearing up misconceptions about what different levels of government provide to citizens By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell Most people remember the movie Wall Street for the famous catchphrase, “Greed is good.” But I remember another quotable nugget from Gordon Gekko, one with a less sinister ring: “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]