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The Docket: 02/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hey, bud Officers responded to a call about a possible dead body hunched over in a car. When they arrived they found the man to be barely breathing. When the car door was opened officers immediately smelled an overpowering scent of marijuana. Once […]

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The Docket: 02/17

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Knock knock! A 55-year-old man reported being assaulted by a man who entered his home. The assailant was allegedly armed with a wooden baseball bat and struck the victim in the face, causing bleeding and a hole in the man’s upper right lip. […]

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The Docket: 02/10

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood Officers responded to an assault call where a 51-year-old woman was apparently struck in the face with a large wooden board after she asked the man in the neighboring apartment to turn off his loud music. […]

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The Docket: 02/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Be mine? Officers responded to a trespassing complaint after a convenience store worker said a woman came into her apartment. The woman had followed the female store worker home multiple times and she believed she was being stalked. While the worker was in […]

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The Docket: 01/27

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove They always come back… Officers pulled a U-turn to conduct a stop on a car with illegal window tint. The car accelerated quickly, made a left turn out of sight and then slowed back down after police caught up. After citing the driver […]

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The Docket: 01/20

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Spelling counts An 18-year-old woman called police about a woman she had a protection order against spray-painting her car in front of her house. The victim saw the woman drive down her street with two accomplices multiple times, ducking their heads down as […]

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The Docket: 01/13

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Bus-ted A 35-year-old man was arrested at the main RTA hub downtown after an employee informed officers that someone was trespassing on the property. Officers immediately recognized the man and placed him under arrest as the man pleaded, “Where else was I supposed to […]

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News of the weird: 01/06

By Chuck Shepherd Cliche come to life For her Advanced Placement World History class at Magnolia (Texas) West High School in December, Reagan Hardin constructed an elaborate diorama of a Middle Ages farm – which her dog ate on the night before it was due. Veterinarian Carl Southern performed the necessary scoping-out on Roscoe, extracting […]

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The Docket: 01/06

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove The following is a collection of real local police reports filed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day of various years. Can it After a physical argument with her boyfriend, a woman went next door to her son’s apartment to […]

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The Docket: 12/30

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Cracking the case (1) Numerous officers were called to an entrance ramp along U.S. Route 35 where a man was overdosing on heroin. Two citizens noticed the man passed out and attempted to get inside the vehicle, eventually busting out one […]

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Fling into Spring

Miamisburg’s annual Spring Fling returns By John Hamilton Photo: The annual Miamisburg Spring Fling festival takes place May 16-17 in […]

Advice Goddess: 5/5

By Amy Alkon Eat, pray you’ll shut up, love I’ve always been a feelings stuffer, but I’ve been reading about […]

News of the weird: 05/05

By Chuck Shepherd World’s worst sculptor It seemed like a good idea when the village of Celoron, New York, paid […]

The Docket: 05/05

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Donkey wrong Police were flagged down by a […]

Chew on this: 05/05

Thinking differently about dieting By Jayne Powers Two things in life besides death and taxes seem to dominate American culture: […]

The Weight of water

Beauty, irony, loss By Susan Byrnes Photo: Prudence Gill, Over, Under, Around, and Through, 2015 Compared to many Midwestern states, […]