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Violence in our streets

Author Daniel Baker offers unique perspective on social unrest By Tim Walker “Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in the Heartland of America” is a recently published book by local writer and retired Dayton Police Officer Daniel L. Baker. The book deals with timely subjects that easily could have been ripped from today’s […]

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The Docket 2/2/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee *69 A woman started receiving texts from an unknown number. The first line of the first text read, “U really hate me so much U F with my household and my kids livelihood?” Then, the sender clarified in the second line of the message: “OK this is […]

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On the Beat 2/2/16

It’s Groundhog Day Rosie and the Groundhog Day tradition By Jim Bucher So, today (that is, Tuesday, Feb. 2) is a big day in the meteorology world. No, it’s not the launch date for a new high-tech weather satellite or some new atmospheric app, but by the time you read this, we will know for […]

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Dickinson speaks

WSU students take charge of The Emily Dickinson Journal By Jim Hannah Two Wright State University English literature students are helping edit scholarly articles from around the world submitted to The Emily Dickinson Journal—the only publication devoted to the poet’s writing. Last year, the Department of English Language and Literatures in Wright State’s College of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/2

Rewarded for failure Mayor Whaley honored for failing Dayton schools by Mark Luedtke For normal people, one of the maddening aspects of government is its rewarding of failure. In the private sector, if your business doesn’t make a profit, it goes bankrupt. If you fail at your job, you get fired. To a great extent, […]

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On the Beat 1/26/16

National Park Service celebrates 100 years By Jim Bucher When national parks are mentioned what comes to mind? The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or perhaps the Great Smokey Mountains?  But what about Dayton’s very own national park?  Yep, we do have one here—and it’s a dandy. But first, a little history lesson.   The first national […]

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The Docket

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee The loads we carry Two officers were dispatched to check on a public restroom. Witnesses on site reported someone had been in there for “an extended period of time.” One of the officers did what anyone would do to check on the status of a long-term bathroom […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/26

Theft replaces profits Mark Luedtke In his new book about Dayton’s great innovators, “Dayton’s Children,” Mark Martel shows some things never change. Angered at Dayton government’s system of patronage, poor schools and having to pay bribes to get valuable work accomplished, John Patterson confronted his obstructers. “He convoked a meeting of a thousand local leaders, […]

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Sound the alarm

Kiera Cass brings ‘The Siren’ to Books & Co By Emma Jarman Themes in young adult fiction have trended toward the otherworldly supernatural as of late, evidenced by the raging popularity of series such as Twilight, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. New York Times bestselling author Kiera Cass’s latest publication, “The Siren,” is another […]

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Seeing red

‘Red Combines’ provides colorful display of agricultural historyBy Lauren Adams Photo: “Red Combines 1915-2015” is available for purchase on Amazon.com By Lauren Adams A few months ago, a friend and I debated the merits of an e-book versus a “regular book.” I’d decided that I didn’t care what format it was in, as long as […]

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Gettin’ funky with it

Amy Kollar Anderson makes vivid art full-time By Bill Franz Exactly a year after she left her job as gallery […]

Climate UPHEAVAL

ArtStreet introduces next installation in IAN series By Joyell Nevins Art is not just meant to be looked at; it’s […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/2/16

Forget me not by Marsha Bonhart In my much younger, other life, I was a model. I never graced the […]

Flying high on the ground

Troy’s WACO Museum offers classes, camps, robotics and more By Tim Walker WACO—pronounced like “taco”—was the name of the WACO […]

What we ask

By Marsha Bonhart Trying to stay healthy is a job. Do this. Don’t do that. Eat this. Don’t eat that. […]

Why sourdough is a better bread to consume

By Rocco Castellano It might seem weirdly sacrilegious, in honoring the eclectic and alternative genius of David Bowie to focus […]