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The Docket 09/29

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee ‘Not in fact a crack whore’ At about 5:20 p.m. an officer responded to a call of criminal damaging. The victim told the officer that someone had slashed the back tires of her 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier. The words “crack whore” were also scratched into the hood.  The […]

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On The Beat 09/29

 Halloween: a big, scary business By Jim Bucher I’ve written about this before, just a few years ago. But you know what? Halloween has become even bigger since then! You already know that next to Christmas, Halloween is the biggest holiday for retailers. I remember a time—here I go reminiscing again—when Foy’s Halloween Store in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 9/29

Dayton’s version of the skyscraper curse By Mark Luedtke The skyscraper curse notes that, whenever a new, tallest building is built in a region, an economic bust generally follows. Mises Institute scholar Mark Thornton explains, “Record-setting skyscrapers are a prominent example of how distortions in interest rates (i.e., actual rates below ‘natural’ rates) alter the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/22

Cover-up at City Hall Dayton’s rulers pay outgoing city manager for silence Mark Luedtke Normally when rulers cover up their crimes, they try to keep the cover-up secret too, but in the case of the mysterious resignation, or maybe firing, of Dayton City Manager Warren Price after only eight months on the job, the cover-up […]

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On the Beat 09/22

Fall festivals and more By Jim Bucher Wow, I’m exhausted. I just took part in “Festival Weekend” in Dayton and the Miami Valley and I can’t eat or drink another thing. First, it was the Italian Fall Festa, then the Greek Festival, the Vandalia Oktoberfest, Miamisburg Artisan Festival, Beavercreek Popcorn Festival, Huber Heights Marigold Festival […]

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The Docket 09/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee You can’t handle the ‘truth’ The victim reached police on a grand theft auto call. She had parked her gold/tan 2001 Lincoln Town Car with “a lot of black Duck Tape holding of the front end together” (unrelated to this incident) in the driveway of her friend’s […]

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On the Beat 09/15

Buch gets a tip By Jim Bucher Boy, did I get an earful, or rather an inbox full of responses from my column on tipping in the Aug. 18 edition of Dayton City Paper. It seems I touched a nerve or two. Most people were in agreement that service industry workers survive on tips, but […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/15

Don’t blame China Blame the Fed for the stock market crash Mark Luedtke On Monday, Aug. 24, the Dow plummeted 1,100 points at opening before closing down over 500 points. That followed a big loss the previous Friday, and losses continued on Tuesday. Trillions of dollars of phony wealth were wiped out in three days, […]

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The Docket: 09/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee A magician never reveals his secret When taking out money from his pocket while he was waiting in line, a customer in a convenience store accidentally dropped $60. A man behind him then casually covered the money with his foot. He then bent down and swiped it. […]

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The Docket 09/08

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Love thy neighbor After his neighbor threatened him with a knife, a 42-year-old man decided to get the authorities involved. The man checked his mailbox at about 8:30 p.m., when his dog ran past him into his neighbor’s yard. The dog sat by the neighbor’s kids, who the man considered […]

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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 […]

The Docket: 8/23

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Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby Researched and reported by Ehron Ostendorf So stupid, a caveman could do it An […]