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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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The Docket: 12/23

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove The following is a collection of real police reports from Christmas past, filed on Christmas Day on various years right here in the Miami Valley. Roast his chestnuts At 8 p.m. on Christmas, undercover officers located a known male prostitute loitering […]

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The Docket: 12/16

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: Orlando Bloom as Legolas in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: A- That escalated quickly A 19-year-old female was asked by her boyfriend if he could borrow her car, to which she agreed. The boyfriend […]

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The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13; photo: Miamisburg Parks and Recreation What’s in a name? An officer pulled over a vehicle for having a cracked windshield. The driver of the car had […]

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The Docket: 12/2

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Spidey senses A 23-year-old man was arrested on domestic violence and aggravated menacing charges after spending the night at the home of his pregnant girlfriend. After being bitten by what he believed was a spider, the man flipped out, pouring dry […]

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The Docket 11/25

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove This week, Docket editor Charles Grove explored Dayton police reports of Thanksgivings past. Below are just a few of these festive tales – they may just make you feel thankful for what you’ve got. Thankful for jails Police responded to a […]

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The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman was arrested at a department store after she attempted to steal a wig by placing it under her shirt. After trying to leave the store, she was stopped by employees who asked for the wig […]

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The Docket 11/11/14

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Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a Kroger and found a loss prevention officer and a 32-year-old man after what had obviously been a fight between them. After the loss prevention officer confronted the man, who was seen stuffing items down his […]

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The Docket: 3/28

The trampoline getaway A mom was letting her daughter play on her trampoline, until she told her daughter to come […]

The Docket: 3/21

Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted By Ehron Ostendorf Editor’s Choice Hot case A fire lieutenant responded to a car […]

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 […]