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Smoke? Or just hot air?


Regional vapor shops here to stay By Tim Walker Photo: According to the CDC, the number of adults and teenagers who smoke cigarettes is Page steadily decreasing, while e-cigarette use is on the rise Modern-day fad or not, “vaping” is going on everywhere you look these days. In bars and restaurants, at the mall and […]

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Entrepreneurial Spirits


Belle of Dayton breathes new life into old moniker By Kevin J. Gray Photo: The Belle of Dayton still is made of stainless steel and is visible from the distillery’s tasting room Humble beginnings & historic roots Belle of Dayton started as a simple idea: To produce the best small batch spirits available in Dayton. […]

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Dayton’s stories of acceptance and discrimination By Jeremy Wiedle Photo: Stacy Sandberg and her partner, Pastor Joy Simpson, prepare Simpson’s robe and stole at Eternal Joy Metropolitan Community Church; photo: Jeremy Wiedle Before Leelah Alcorn stepped into U.S. Interstate 71 on the early morning of December 28, 2014 and ended her life, she wrote a […]

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The Wheel Deal


Kil-Kare puts the family back in motorsports entertainment By Rusty Pate Photo: Jerry Dunkel during time trials at Kil-Kare’s drag strip on April 26, 2014; photo: Perhaps no sport loses more in the translation from live to television than auto racing. From the roar of the engines to the smell of the gasoline to […]

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824 Miles of Bargains


Regional National Road Yard Sale returns By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Historic National Road Yard Sale takes place along U.S. Route 40 from May 27-31 The yard sale to beat all yard sales It’s a juxtaposition of things you never dared dream. A dashboard hula girl standing beside an oil lamp. Flowers made out […]

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From herbs to acupuncture


New trends in pet health By Lisa Bennett Photo: Sundance, 12, receives acupuncture from Dr. Susan Rogers-Swaney at Veterinary Alternatives in Yellow Springs; photo: Evan Leis True or False: Acupuncture can help dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. The answer is true. About 4,000 years ago, acupuncturists discovered a way to transpose acupuncture points […]

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Raising Dayton


MOMs of Oakwood organize chaos By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: MOMs of Oakwood is a community of Oakwood area caregivers and plans a number of social and service-related projects throughout the year; photo: Nikki Forte With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, we got to thinking about how much mothers do for us, how demanding a […]

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The cycle continues


Miami Valley celebrates National Bike Month By Tor Simms Photo: James Carter, Lucy Sanchez, Amy Dingle and Dan Sahli take a ride at RiverScape during National Bike Month 2014; photo: Jordan Hart National Bike Month was established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists. Since its inception, it has grown to become a national month-long […]

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A growing concern


ResponsibleOhio puts marijuana on November ballot By Mike Truax Photo: ResponsibleOhio’s ballot initiative would allow individuals to have up to four marijuana plants In recent years, proponents of marijuana legalization have shaved and started wearing suits, literally and metaphorically. They hired professional public relations firms, and eschewed the decades-old stereotypes that made it so easy for […]

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For the Record


Singles, shows and specials on Record Store Day By Gary Spencer Photo: Local dance/pop rock group Grenades?! will perform live at Omega Music on Record Store Day, April 18 Releases to look for Record stores – especially independently owned and operated ones – have become increasingly rare within the past decade. Dayton alone lost one locally […]

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Days 27

Where have all the clinics gone? By Jeremy Wiedle Photo:  Anti-abortion protesters gather outside the Women’s Med abortion clinic in Kettering; photo: Jeremy Wiedle   Terms to Know   Stroop Road in the Dayton, Ohio suburb of Kettering is home to subtle, yet timely irony. Large, narrow-windowed office buildings sit on each end of the busy […]

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Back in the game

Documentary reveals Dayton’s latest reinvention tale Every city has a unique story to tell. Dayton’s story so happens to be one that begins with invention and, through decades of social and economic changes, has been transformed into a compelling story of reinvention. That story of reinvention is revealed time and time again in Dayton’s history […]

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Calling All Geeks


Comics, cards and collectibles and Gem City Comic Con By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Sarah Sidlow: A wide array of comics and collectibles are available This weekend, collectors young and old will gather at the Nutter Center to celebrate that most cherished collectible visual media item, the comic book. Gem City Comic Con, a favorite annual Dayton […]

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Dayton’s new Irish Church


Dublin Pub, reincarnated By Tammy Newsom Photo: A church scheduled for demolition became the building materials for the Dublin Pub renovation “A quart of ale is a dish fit for a king’ – Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” What we love about the Dublin Pub is still there: the fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, the Guinness […]

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(Covers and) originals wanted


Dayton Does Dayton festival returns By Rusty Pate Photos by Jennifer Taylor Photo: Rev Cool (Jim Carter) of Wyso will host Dayton Does Dayton: The history of the Dayton music scene is a tale far too elaborate for the space this article allows. As in most cities of any substantial size, musicians and artists come […]

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When cadavers speak


Learning in the shadows of heroes, dead and alive, at Wright State’s Cadaver Anatomy Procedure Lab By Josher Lumpkin Photo: In one of many simulations set up for practice, an emergency professional puts her skills to the test There I was, 9 in the morning, holding a cold, grey human heart in my gloved hand. […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]