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Conspiracy Theorist 11/03/15

War by any other name… Mark Luedtke President Obama has a problem. The Commander and Chief of Lies can’t explain why a U.S. soldier died in a combat mission in Iraq since he claims there are no U.S. combat troops fighting in Iraq. His concern is not for the unnecessary tragedy caused by him starting […]

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On the Beat 10/27

Too much TV? By Jim Bucher I don’t know about you guys out there in Dayton City Paper readership land, but I love some good TV. No, I don’t let it rule me; rather, I rule it. In other words, “Not a couch potato am I.” What am I, Yoda? But there’s nothing like appointment […]

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The Docket 10/27/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Home of the free Two high school students stole the U.S. flag and their school flag at about 8 p.m. the other day. On the video footage that caught them in the act, one of the juvenile boys, donning a dark hoodie of course, started to take […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 10/27

Semi-legalization of marijuana Ultra-rich advocates plan to create Ohio growers’ cartel By Mark Luedtke WCPO Cincinnati recently ran an op-ed featuring a supporter and critic of the Issue 3 plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Supporter Woody Taft writes, “Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, traffic fatalities are down 6 percent, arrests are down […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/20

No refugee gangs, please Mayor Whaley invites nightmare to Dayton By Mark Luedtke Refugee gangs threaten Germans. The Daily Mail reports on a letter from German social workers. “The letter says [a German refugee] camp, far from being a peaceful haven for those fleeing war, is a dangerous melting-pot, where there have been ‘numerous rapes […]

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On the Beat 10/20

Death has many options By Jim Bucher Many of you know my mom, Cookie Bucher, passed this past July at age 89, just four days shy of her 90th. Then a short time later, I lost my friend long-time Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman. And if that wasn’t enough, a good friend of our […]

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The Docket 10/20/15

The way we were A man approached the victim and asked for $8, but he acted like he knew him. The vic responded, “No, I don’t know you.” Au contraire, the man said, he does know him—they talked two weeks ago. The victim told the suspect au contraire: he was out of town two weeks […]

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The Docket 10/13

Cat fight A “female named Genevieve AKA Jenny,” valued at an estimated $100, has been kidnapped. The caller who reported the kidnapping told the officer her daughter called her and informed her that a “friend” stole Jenny, one of the two females the family adopted from the  street. The mother said the “friend” has been […]

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On the Beat: 10/13

Walking dead comes to Dayton By Jim Bucher Tell me if you’ve heard of this one before. There’s a little TV show about the zombie apocalypse called The Walking Dead. The weekly ratings are pretty scary for traditional broadcast networks, tearing up the competition like machine guns to zombies. So, it’s a no-brainer for a […]

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On the Beat: 10/06

The state of health care: a state of shock By Jim Bucher People ask me all the all the time where I get my story ideas for columns in Dayton City Paper. Well, some come from my bizarre mind, others from readers, but most write themselves. Case in point: last week I came down with […]

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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 […]