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A Dickens of a decision: The Supremes look at the white ghosts of the past, present and future By A.J. Wagner Cathy Shanklin, Executive Director of the Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations, lamented out loud a few weeks ago that it has become difficult to engage groups for dialogue on race because of the feeling, in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The great Great Miami Boulevard boondoggle by Mark Luedtke The I-75 ramp to Salem Boulevard will be shut down for five years, so the city built an alternate route for motorists traveling south toward downtown Dayton to access Salem Boulevard. They replaced the existing Great Miami Boulevard between Main and Grand, then extended it to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Petraeus affair Exposes Orgy of Government Abuse by Mark Luedtke The salacious story of General Petraeus’s affair with mistress Paula Broadwell is burning up the airwaves, but most of the coverage is superficial as usual. The media and their sources are using the sex scandal to distract us from dangerous issues that the government wants […]

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Law and Disorder

A sign of the times Does the punishment fit the crime? By A.J. Wagner It was around 1986 when I was first interviewed for the evening news. I was an Acting Judge in Dayton Municipal Court and I had just sentenced a prostitute to a blood test for AIDS. AIDS was fairly new back then […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Omega-3 alert: The news you really need By Michael Roizen, M.D., AND Mehmet Oz, M.D. Don’t let a couple of “fishy” reports sway you.  The latest news about omega-3s isn’t good — it’s great! We know more than ever about how these good fats keep your body and brain younger. That means getting a daily […]

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Midwestern splendor

Dayton native Joseph Remnant illustrates Harvey Pekar’s best-selling posthumous novel By Leo DeLuca Cartoonist and illustrator Joseph Remnant grew up in Dayton and graduated from Oakwood High School in 2000. Remnant recently illustrated “Cleveland” – the 2012 New York Times best-selling graphic novel by famed comic book author Harvey Pekar. Pekar is best known for […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Still have joint pain? Try these relief upgrades By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Are your joints singing the blues? At least one of every four adults lives with the bone-deep ache of gout, lupus, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis and/or plain old wear-and-tear osteoarthritis. But you can break free by taking advantage of […]

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It’s the candidate, stupid! By Mark Luedtke Republicans have lost another presidential election, and the gnashing of the teeth has begun. And it’s well warranted. Barack Obama is the worst president of our lifetime. For nearly four years, he kept unemployment above 8 percent. He managed to reduce it to 7.9 percent by using tax […]

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Law and Disorder

$6,000,000,000: What’d it get them?  By A.J. Wagner Whew! It’s over. The commercials, the mailings and the phone calls have ended. All of that freedom of speech authorized by the Supreme Court in Citizen’s United has had its run for a few years. Thank goodness. Now let’s assess the impact. For the media, Merry Christmas! Nearly […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Food addiction: It’s real By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. The media’s buzzing about food addiction: out-of-control eating that hooks your brain, almost like tobacco or street drugs. Take a look at Daymon Patterson, the self-promoting fast-food addict on YouTube (Dr. Oz has offered him drive-thru diet tips!) and a recent pronouncement from […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]