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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/23

City of zombies Government subsidizes failed businesses causing stagnation and decay Mark Luedtke It saddened me to see Beckett Paper Mill in Hamilton recently burned down. Beckett Paper was a powerhouse manufacturing company when I was a kid. My great uncle worked there his whole life. I had an unlimited supply of paper to write […]

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On The Beat 11/24

Light(s) up your holidays There’s nothing better to get my Christmas spirit burning bright than a couple of annual “Happy Holidays” lighting events. First, it’s the annual downtown tradition celebrated by generations, the Dayton Holiday Festival, kicking off with the Grande Illumination. For those living under a rock this Friday, it all kicks off with […]

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The Docket

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee When the chips are right At a nearby food factory, the officer on scene was “watching the prize being a dumpster full of expired product.” The officer reported, “People will destroy [the] fencing to get to these chips.” The officer told another officer to be on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/17

To revolt or not to revolt Republican rulers needn’t fear an insurrection By Mark Luedtke I need more popcorn. The petty spats between moderators of the mainstream media—all Democrats—and Republican candidates during debates are hilarious. It’s as if they don’t all agree on outrageous spending, taxes, welfare and warfare, but they do. The differences between […]

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On The Beat 11/17

Yes, Jimmy. There is a Santa Claus. By Jim Bucher Photo: Doc Claus has played Santa in the Dayton area for 50 years   OK, we all know Santa is real, and for you naysayers out there, well, bah humbug. But I’ve always wondered how he can be in so many places at the same […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 11/10/15

Comet theory crashes By Mark Luedtke It’s hard to imagine how scientists can be as wrong as they were about Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P) and still be considered experts. The Rosetta mission to the comet was a brilliant engineering success, but the science was an equally dismal failure. Scientists were wrong about everything. The best measure […]

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On the Beat 11/10/15

Dayton video is music to my ears By Jim Bucher Photo: “Dayton Music Video” premieres Nov. 17 at Top of the Market   From idea to reality. This story is one I love to write about. You see, an idea sparked imagination, creativity, team work … and it promotes the city and region I and […]

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The Docket 11/10/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger but…  A man left his wallet on the kitchen table before he went to bed with his girlfriend, who lived with him. The next morning, his girlfriend and his money had left him. The man called his girlfriend to confront […]

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On The Beat 11/03/15

Memories of the Dayton Peace Accords By Jim Bucher Where were you 20 years ago on Nov. 21? Many here in Dayton and the Miami Valley knew what was happening out at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, yet lots of folks did not. It was a monumental occasion for the warring factions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. […]

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The Docket 11/03/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee When you gotta go, you gotta go A customer in his 20s went to a retail store and was browsing and trying on clothes. It wasn’t his first time visiting the place. One victim, an employee, was waiting on the perp as he “tried on clothes” when […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]