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On the beat: 08/18

Please tip your waitstaff By Jim Bucher   This is a subject I’ve wanted to write about for quite some time: Tipping. Many tip generously, some tip little; others leave absolute zilch. I was always taught to leave a tip based on great service from a waiter or waitress. But why do some tip and others […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/18

By Amy Alkon   Mourning Breath I was engaged to a woman 20 years ago. We were in college and in our mid-20s. I realized that I wasn’t ready to get married and called off the engagement. I loved her and wanted to stay with her, but she broke off the relationship. I’ve had relationships since […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/18

The rapist’s refrain: stop resisting By Mark Luedtke In the wake of another murder by a local cop, the message from our rulers is clear: Don’t resist. Trust the police. Ignore their crimes. If police do something wrong, they will be punished. Tell that to the family of John Crawford III, murdered by a Beavercreek […]

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News of the weird: 08/18

By Chuck Shepherd The Entrepreneurial Spirit! Failed European Business Models: Grande Hotel San Calogero, the planned centerpiece of a Sicilian tourist renaissance, is still nowhere close to opening—61 years after construction began. It took 30 years to build, but then developers fought for 10 years over its management, and only later was a serious drainage […]

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On the beat: 08/11

Socializing in a social media world By Jim Bucher   PUT THE PHONE AWAY! How many times have you uttered that phrase? Whether it’s your kids, grandkids or maybe even your spouse, we are addicted to electronic devices. I always joke that our future leaders of tomorrow will text across the table to hash out […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/11


NOAA Goes Rogue Creates imaginary data to support Obama’s political goals Mark Luedtke Illustration: Josh;   Emperor Obama has a problem. He wants to leave a destructive legacy regarding global warming that matches the rest of his legacy, but the climate won’t cooperate. According to satellite data, which remains uncorrupted so far, there has […]

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News of the weird: 08/11

By Chuck Shepherd There’s an App for That Among the health and fitness apps for computers and smartphones are sex-tracking programs to document the variety of acts and positions, degrees of frenzy and lengths of sessions (via an on-bed motion detector)—and menstrual trackers aimed at males (to help judge their partner’s fertility but also her […]

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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on a trespassing complaint at about 10 p.m., not the time to intrude in the space “where he keeps a lot of items like table saws and extra scrap aluminum metal,” but here we are. The […]

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On the beat: 08/04


Memories of ‘The Godfather’ Dale Huffman By Jim Bucher Photo: Dale Huffman, Bob “Scoop” Phillips and Jim Bucher; photo: Skip Peterson I lost a dear friend recently. The community lost a local legend. You knew him as Dale Huffman, writer for the Dayton Daily News, covering just about anything and everything going on in his […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 08/04

Concern for Celtic Festival Mark Luedtke I look forward to Celtic Festival every year, and it’s long been a fun, growing festival. But festivals at RiverScape don’t last long. The old Memorial Day festival was squeezed out of business years ago. The Lebanese Festival moved to the St. Ignatius Church on Springboro Pike. Cityfolk recently […]

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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


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


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