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News of the weird: 01/06

By Chuck Shepherd Cliche come to life For her Advanced Placement World History class at Magnolia (Texas) West High School in December, Reagan Hardin constructed an elaborate diorama of a Middle Ages farm – which her dog ate on the night before it was due. Veterinarian Carl Southern performed the necessary scoping-out on Roscoe, extracting […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/06

A traveler’s workout By Rocco Castellano Photo: Frozen Butt Hang participants set up hammocks and tents above the forest floor Part of what I do as fitness expert and business coach is travel. That means I have to work out in different gyms, fitness facilities and sometimes in my hotel room. Usually I will book […]

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The Docket: 01/06

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove The following is a collection of real local police reports filed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day of various years. Can it After a physical argument with her boyfriend, a woman went next door to her son’s apartment to […]

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Ask Rocco: 12/30

New year … new you! By Rocco Castellano New Year, New You. That is the dumbest slogan I have ever seen. Every year, personal trainers, gym owners and supplement companies decide it’s the new year… so you should start thinking about being a new you. It’s literally the same thing every year. You make a […]

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News of the weird: 12/30

By Chuck Shepherd Perspective Although elephants, rhesus monkeys, cobras, cows and water buffalos are regarded as sacred by many of India’s Hindus, the animals most certainly do not live idyllic lives, according to a November BBC News dispatch. As “growing populations are swallowing up habitat,” the divine symbols are forced to the cities, where they […]

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Advice goddess: 12/30

By Amy Alkon You delete me I’m trying to get over my ex, but I’m constantly checking his Twitter and Facebook pages, and I get really upset. I’ll see pix of women or see that he’s gone to some event and wonder whether he met anyone there. It’s crazy-making, but I can’t seem to stop […]

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The Docket: 12/30

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Cracking the case (1) Numerous officers were called to an entrance ramp along U.S. Route 35 where a man was overdosing on heroin. Two citizens noticed the man passed out and attempted to get inside the vehicle, eventually busting out one […]

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The Docket: 12/23

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove The following is a collection of real police reports from Christmas past, filed on Christmas Day on various years right here in the Miami Valley. Roast his chestnuts At 8 p.m. on Christmas, undercover officers located a known male prostitute loitering […]

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Advice goddess: 12/23

By Amy Alkon Lawn and order How can I get the guy I’m dating to shave his neck beard? He shaves his face but not this thick scrubby hair he has all down and around his neck. Mercifully, the hair is relatively short; it isn’t Amish-length or otherwise truly beardy. But it really is not […]

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Ask Rocco: 12/23

Eat, drink and be f**king merry … please By Rocco Castellano The one thing I can’t stand during the holiday season is when the exercise, diet and nutrition Nazis come out of the woodwork like cockroaches at night to proclaim that you need to “be careful” during the holidays. I have to get it out […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/15

The Docket

Slash and dash Taking the overused and overdone tactic of the “dine and dash” to a whole new level… a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/8

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On the run from a BB gun At a local historical park just a few days ago, a large truck was […]

Law & Disorder The Docket: 7/11

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Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4

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By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]