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Local author navigates e-book waters By Jim Bucher Are you one of the new converts, giving up on the thrill of holding a physical book in your hands for the ease and privacy of using a digital device? If you said yes, you are still in the minority. Check this out: the latest statistics from […]

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News of the weird: 02/03

By Chuck Shepherd Name games Fourteen employees of a Framingham, Massachusetts, pharmacy were indicted in December for defrauding the federal government by filling bogus prescriptions (despite an owner’s explicit instructions to staff that the fake customers’ names “must resemble real names,” with “no obviously false names” that might tip off law enforcement). Among the names […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 02/03

Exploiting economic ignorance By Mark Luedtke I notice a lot of cognitive dissonance on the economy. If you just read Mayor Whaley’s press releases and the typical Dayton Daily News fare, you might think everything was rosy in Dayton. With the DDN cheerleading, Whaley proudly promotes crony project after crony project as evidence Dayton’s economy […]

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Advice goddess: 02/03

By Amy Alkon Playing with mismatches I like this woman I’ve been seeing, but she’s really in love with me. I’ve been clear that I’m not ready to get more serious and that I’m really never going to be up for that with her. She’s chosen to stick around, but her best friend called me […]

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Advice goddess: 01/27

By Amy Alkon Urning curve My boyfriend of eight months was with his ex for almost five years. Unfortunately, she passed two years ago. I have sympathy for him, but occasionally he’ll call me by her name, and it’s really upsetting. I feel like she’s haunting his brain, and I don’t know how to do […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/27

Bad actions have terrible consequences By Mark Luedtke There’s no such thing as freedom from consequences of actions. If you poke a stick into a hornets’ nest, you can expect to get stung. If you poke a stick at a rabid dog, you can expect to get bitten. If you oppress and kill thousands of […]

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News of the weird: 01/27

With Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Spidey sense gets real Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s RealSense system is a cocktail dress from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht that not only senses the wearer’s “mood,” but also acts to repel (or encourage) strangers who might approach the wearer. Sensors (including small LED […]

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The Docket: 01/27

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove They always come back… Officers pulled a U-turn to conduct a stop on a car with illegal window tint. The car accelerated quickly, made a left turn out of sight and then slowed back down after police caught up. After citing the driver […]

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The Y2K Kid turns 15 By Jim Bucher Photo: Jim Bucher [left] and Dale Huffman [right] hold Josie Pett, the first baby born in the year 2000 On Jan. 1, 2015, Josie Pett had a birthday. Why is this a big deal? Well, because 15 years ago, Josie was the first baby born, as far […]

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My name is Jim Bucher, and I’m a smoker By Jim Bucher Stupid, stupid, stupid. I picked up the disgusting smoking habit again. Don’t ask me why, but – I’m sure like alcoholics, drug addicts, et al – you tell yourself, “how could one hurt?” Trust me here, DON’T DO IT! Back in my post […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]