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Is it just me? By Jim Bucher  As I sit here pondering the subject of my next column, my Dad’s words come to mind, which I believe were plagiarized by a guy named Murphy – as in Murphy’s Law. “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” I do believe this is the unofficial Bucher […]

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Ohio law shuts down 800 businesses  by Mark Luedtke   And people wonder why our economy is so bad. In June, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law effectively banning Internet cafés. Attorney General Mike DeWine began enforcing the law this week. With the stroke of a pen, Ohio’s rulers wiped out 800 businesses that […]

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Waynesville + Sauerkraut = Tons of fun  By Jim Bucher  Don’t you love humble beginnings? Case in point … Many, many years ago two gentlemen by the names of Kettering and Deeds decided they were weary from starting their automobile engines by turning an impractical hand crank on the front of the car. So, together […]

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Shut the government down for real, please  by Mark Luedtke  If you believe the government-controlled media, what I call the accomplice press, the sky is falling because the government shut down. Nothing could be further from the truth. Imagine how wonderful life would be if government really did shut down. No more U.S. soldiers would […]

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Robbing Peter to pay Good Sam by Mark Luedtke   Dayton is in a general state of decline as the people struggle to overcome the looting done to them by government at all levels. Even the Oregon District, despite the city shutting down competitive bars all over town, does significantly less business than it did […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

New gluten-free standards By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Listen up, ladies and gents: I’m all about breaking the rules when it comes to a healthy diet. Sure, I love my green smoothies and veggie-packed salads, but I also like to get down and dirty in the kitchen with a few “naughty” ingredients. (Triple chocolate cake, anyone?) But, when […]

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What happened to chivalry?  By Jim Bucher   According to Wikipedia, the online, open-forum encyclopedia – thought I’d sound hip saying that instead of, “According to my Encyclopedia Britannica in book form on my bookshelf” – the word “polite” means “having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.” The word “courteous” […]

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Drunk driving laws make roads less safe  by Mark Luedtke  Security expert Bruce Schneier said Americans need to relearn how to assess risks and their costs: “We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So, we turn to technology to protect us. The […]

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Dayton beer memorabilia … or lack thereof  By Jim Bucher   Photo: A vintage bottle from Dayton’s Olt Brewing Company The Buchers and beer history in the Miami Valley go way back. I’m the proud descendent of Robert Edgar. “Who is Robert Edgar,” you say? Well, first, he’s my great-great grandfather, with maybe a great added […]

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Are you ready for global cooling?  By Mark Luedtke CBS News reported: “‘The Farmers’ Almanac’ is using words like ‘piercing cold,’ ‘bitterly cold’ and ‘biting cold’ to describe the upcoming winter. ‘We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,’ said Sandi Duncan, managing […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]