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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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News of the weird: 01/20

By Chuck Shepherd Man’s other best friends People’s love for their pets reached a new high in December when a British man paid a veterinarian the equivalent of $500 to perform delicate surgery on a sick office goldfish (typical pet store “replacement” price: $1 to $5). Vet Faye Bethell of North Walsham, England, told the […]

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Advice goddess: 01/20

By Amy Alkon Leave story I had an amazing first date with this guy: dinner, a movie, a stroll around the park, and a passionate good-night kiss. That was two weeks ago. Since then, I haven’t heard a peep. How was it awesome for me but not for him? Were we, unbeknownst to me, on […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/20

Frozen By Mark Luedtke Photo: The Dallas Moore Band will perform on Jan. 24 at Riff Raff Tavern; photo: Jenna Danielle Moore Benjamin Franklin said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I disagree […]

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The Docket: 01/20

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Spelling counts An 18-year-old woman called police about a woman she had a protection order against spray-painting her car in front of her house. The victim saw the woman drive down her street with two accomplices multiple times, ducking their heads down as […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/13

Happy new war By Mark Luedtke With a doubt, the easiest prediction to make about 2015 is the U.S. will continue its failed policy of perpetual war. Recently, the press made a big deal about the U.S. ending the war in Afghanistan. CBS News wrote, “The US Formally Ends the War in Afghanistan.” Hooray for […]

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The Docket: 01/13

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Bus-ted A 35-year-old man was arrested at the main RTA hub downtown after an employee informed officers that someone was trespassing on the property. Officers immediately recognized the man and placed him under arrest as the man pleaded, “Where else was I supposed to […]

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News of the weird: 01/13

By Chuck Shepherd Annals of Injustice Richard Rosario is in year 18 of a 25-to-life sentence for murder, even though 13 alibi witnesses have tried to tell authorities he was with them – 1,000 miles away – at the time of the crime. (Among the 13 are a sheriff’s deputy, a pastor and a federal […]

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Are men big babies when they’re sick? By Jim Bucher It was bound to happen sooner or later. After a very long stretch without so much as a sniffle, I think I’ve got it good. This bug I caught – or rather the bug caught me, has knocked me for a loop. Aches, pains, congestion […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]