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The Troopers

Horns up for Heavy Metal and Globalization at University of Dayton By Gary Spencer Over the summer I read an article on The Atlantic’s website about a metal artist known as Janaza, a one woman anti-Islamic black metal project based in Iraq and how project founder Anahita was in hiding over in her native country […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Storm profiteers exaggerate Hurricane Sandy by Mark Luedtke There’s no doubt that Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage in the New Jersey and New York City areas. As of this writing, 63 people are reported killed in the U.S., and 8.2 million households and businesses are without power. Entire neighborhoods have been inundated and […]

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Law and Disorder

The Ugly Duckling A Tale With No Moral(s) By A.J. Wagner There is an old cheerleader cry that I never heard on the football field but I often heard on a Cincinnati radio station in the eighties that went: C-U-T-E we’re as cute as we can be. We’re cute! We’re cute! U-G-L-Y you ain’t got […]

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Regulatory failure leads to meningitis outbreak by Mark Luedtke Thousands of Americans are terrified of a deadly, nationwide meningitis outbreak. The outbreak resulted from a prescription steroid that was contaminated with fungus.  Over 14,000 people have received potentially tainted steroid shots and are at risk. As of this writing, 24 people have been killed by […]

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Law and Disorder

Being Unconventional Taking Issue with Issue 1 By A.J. Wagner There’s a bit of a surprise on your voting ballot this fall. Even if you’ve paid attention to all of the election ads, and read all of the election coverage you can get your weary eyes on, you may have missed Issue 1, a vote […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Hidden sugar shocker: fructose By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If sour news about added fructose – the sugary menace that messes with your liver, boosts blood pressure and stiffens arteries – has you reading food nutrition labels to uncover where it’s hiding, you’ve got the right idea, but nutrition labels don’t make […]

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DHS preparing for massive civil war by Mark Luedtke You’ve probably heard about the riots in Greece and Spain. The debt crisis in the Eurozone metastasized into a currency crisis. The crisis in Spain is feeding both Basque and Catalonian independence movements. Economic turmoil in Europe is also feeding independence movements by the Scots and […]

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Law and Disorder

You can pick your friends At least that’s what they do in Russia By A.J. Wagner A perennial subject at election time is the question of why we elect judges. In Ohio, judicial candidates can hardly express an opinion beyond the promise of the fair and impartial administration of justice. They cannot tell you how […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Six ways to tame the other blood fat By Michael Roizen, M.D., AND Mehmet Oz, M.D. Triglycer-WHAT? Long overshadowed by LDL — the lousy cholesterol — triglycerides are easy to overlook on your latest blood-test results, but getting to know this forgotten fat could protect your ticker and save your brain. The latest: One in […]

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Law and Disorder

We can work it out Mediation, not litigation By A.J. Wagner Two events caused a collision in my mind last week. Now, you get to suffer the consequences of the thinking that transpired in their wreckage. The first event was an article in the New York Times about tort reform, a favorite topic of conservatives […]

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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 […]