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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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La Vie Bohème


Joseph Downing’s “The Abundant Bohemian: How to Live an Unconventional Life Without Starving in the Process” By Rusty Pate Photo: Joseph Downing’s new book, “The Abundant Bohemian” features stories and tips for living a fulfilling, creative life without starving The American Dream remains one of the most romantic notions and pursuits mankind has ever devised. […]

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On the beat: 01/06

When to un-decorate? By Jim Bucher Well, have you recovered? Did the Christmas season knock you for a loop? All the pushing and shoving at the mall; gosh, hope I didn’t hurt anyone. The gifts have been distributed with – hopefully – minimal returns. And the last of the ripped up wrapping paper is in its proper […]

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Conspiracy theorist: 01/06

Happy anniversary to the war on drugs By Mark Luedtke Understanding the power to tax is the power to destroy, on December 17, 1914, Congress passed the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act. The War on Drugs is now 100 years old. So much for Afghanistan being the longest, most wasteful war in U.S. history. While some […]

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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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On the beat

Buch’s 2015 predictions By Jim Bucher This is it! My annual tradition is back – “Buch’s Predictions for 2015.”Only this time, it looks like I got the whole Dayton City Paper team on board, too! In the past, some were plausible; others just plain silly, but were all in good-natured fun. To be on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

2015 Year in Preview By Mark Luedtke I did a lot of fake research and fake interviews to gain insight into what to expect in the Dayton area next year, and I’m sorry to report things will continue to go downhill. After the success of Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams in getting away with murder, […]

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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: 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


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


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