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Propaganda and purpose

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Call to Duty and Tears of Stone exhibits at DAI By Joyell Nevins Photo: Glenn Grothe, American, 1912–1956, He’s Watching You, 1942, color lithograph Before there was “Be All You Can Be” or “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” there was a bearded man in a top hat, pointing directly at his viewers, saying “I […]

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Great sexpectations

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Couple sheds light on swinging lifestyle By Katie Christoff Photo: Local couple Diana and Tony McCollister were briefly featured on A&E’s series Neighbors With Benefits Tony and Diana McCollister have been together for almost 12 years, and have been married for close to five. They have three children and live in a suburban community in […]

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Smoke? Or just hot air?

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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

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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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Transplanted.

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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

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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: detroitharrysphotos.com 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Red-taped

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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

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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

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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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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]