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Home of the brave

A court for our veterans By Isabel A. Suárez My son has recently separated from the U.S. Army. As an infantryman, he served one tour in Afghanistan and three in Iraq. He does not like to talk about his time overseas, but he has been deeply affected. I am afraid he suffers from PTSD (Post-Traumatic […]

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Copyright Concern

The piracy of ‘family’ entertainment By Isabel A. Suárez My wife and I are disturbed by the amount of violence and sex in the movies our children watch. As a result, I purchased software that allows us to remove those scenes from movies. We do this for all of the movies we watch; however, some […]

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Up in smoke

The no-smoking ban hurts bar business By Isabel A. Suárez I am the third generation owner of a small bar in Dayton. Since the state passed the no-smoking law, I have seen my business dwindle to the point where my only option is to close down. Two years ago I even took a full-time job […]

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Wrongful what?

Say ‘no’ to a non-licensed driver By Isabel A. Suárez A week ago, my fiancé and I were on our way to the hospital and he offered to drive my car so I could take care of our baby who had a high temperature and was crying non-stop. The police stopped him for speeding and […]

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Head case

Helping mentally ill defendants By Isabel A. Suárez My 26-year-old son has no felonies, but I’ve lost track of the number of misdemeanor cases he has on his record. Over the last 10 years, he has spent at least a total of three-and-a-half years at the county jail. I’ve lost track of the amount of […]

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Slumming it

What to do about a no-good landlord By Isabel A. Suárez I’ve been reading your article for the past few weeks, and I thought you might be able to help me in my situation. I have not had heat in my apartment since December. I have two teenage daughters and a wife who cannot layer […]

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In my defense

Protecting your home, yourself By Isabel A. Suarez I was a victim of a home invasion approximately one year ago. Thankfully my family was not home at the time. I also recently read that from February 19 to 20, a gun show will be held at Hara Arena. This has gotten me thinking about my […]

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Law and Disorder – 02/09/11

How long does family come first? by Isabel A. Suarez Dear Isabel, I have been paying child support since my divorce 10 years ago. The amount is so high relative to my income that it barely leaves me enough money to sustain myself, never mind stop sleeping on the couch and get a one-bedroom apartment. […]

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Law and Disorder – 02/02/11

Do’s and Dont’s of your Identification. By Isabel A. Suárez Dear Isabel, I see the government intruding in my life every day.  My grandfather told me about Nazi Germany and how he always had to carry identification around with him to prove who he claimed to be. The police could stop him for no reason […]

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Law and Disorder – 01/26/11

Stranded in my driveway, branded a fool? By Isabel A. Suárez I own a sports car that has transmission problems, which needs to be completely replaced.  Due my current financial situation, I cannot afford to have the repairs done in the near future. I have been told by my insurance company that I need to […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]