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The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. On the scene, they discovered a 29-year-old woman who had multiple warrants. Officers placed her in handcuffs but prior to leaving the building police asked the woman if she had any drugs in her possession. […]

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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: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]