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News of the weird: 06/23

 By Chuck Shepherd Living Small Apartment buyers in ridiculously expensive Hong Kong are now eagerly paying up to the equivalent of $500,000 (U.S.) for units not much bigger than a U.S. parking space (and typically self-measured by the applicant’s wing-span). An agent told The Wall Street Journal in June that, for example, standard furniture does […]

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On the beat: 06/16

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Some weird moments with Weird Al By Jim Bucher Photo: Weird Al Yankovic will perform Sunday at Fraze Pavilion A few weeks ago, I was perusing the TV dial — wait who says “dial” anymore? OK, I was scanning the 350 satellite channels and ended up watching the umpteenth version of the Odd Couple with […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 06/16

Rand Paul versus NSA NSA runs the government, not Paul By Mark Luedtke Depending on their viewpoint, many consider Rand Paul either a hero or traitor because he supposedly shut down NSA’s (National Security Agency) bulk spying on Americans for two days. This bombastic praise from libertarian Justin Raimondo is typical of the first. “By […]

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The Docket: 06/16

The Docket By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee Keep it in your pants A police officer was dispatched to the scene of a theft that transpired a few days prior. The female caller said she and her ex-boyfriend (the report does not say exactly when the “ex” was added, but one can estimate) were […]

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Debate Forum: 06/16

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Forum Center: Butt out FDA considers e-cig regulation By Sarah Sidlow Vapes are so hot right now. Particularly popular among teenagers and young adults, these sweet-scented solo- smoke machines are creating a buzz because of their cleaner-than-tobacco profile, their purported smoking-cessation benefits, and because they’re just damn cool. The vapor pens, or e-cigarettes, often filled […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/9

Obama escalates war By Mark Luedtke Obama’s war on ISIS has been a sham from the beginning. U.S. and allied rulers created ISIS. They don’t want to destroy it. U.S. rulers have long had a secret plan to split Iraq into three sectarian pieces. Credit Joe Biden for having the guts to advocate the plan […]

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The Docket: 6/9

By: Amanda Dee Donut mess with me Police were called when a bus, marked with “safety and security” on the side, was stolen. It had apparently been abandoned after crashing into a dumpster behind a donut shop. The vehicle was found a week from Donut Day at around 10 p.m. The donut deviant fled after […]

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On the beat: 06/09

Mattress madness By Jim Bucher This is one of those stories that will leave you thinking, “Where’s the fun-loving Buch from his TV days?” Well, that Buch is still here, sort of, but occasionally the old man rant slips out—and who can blame me? If you’ve read my articles, you know I love this region, […]

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News of the weird: 06/09

By Chuck Shepherd Crime Does Pay When officials in Richmond, California, learned in 2009 that 70 percent of the city’s murders and firearms assaults were directly linked to 17 people, they decided on a bold program: to pay off those 17 to behave themselves. For a budget of about $1.2 million a year, the program […]

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Going electric?

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Dayton’s first electric car show By Tor Simms Photo: This original 1931 Ford truck will be completely rebuilt into a fully electric automobile Ray Slone has motor oil running through his veins. Some of his earliest memories are of picking up cigarette butts in his father’s auto body shop. His mother drove a purple 1969 […]

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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 […]