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Montgomery County Fair

Memories then and now By Jim Bucher As the dog days of summer approach and the cicadas make music in the muggy August air, it’s a sure sign that our hometown fair is upon us. Yep, the 164th edition of the Montgomery County Fair is this week, Aug. 31 – Sept. 5. You know me, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/30

No new car for you Thanks to Obama’s regulations By Mark Luedtke   You might have noticed the price of new cars is rising. Kelley Blue Book reports, “The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,112 in January 2016.  New-car prices have increased by $919 (up 2.8 percent) […]

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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 had entered and walked over to the liquor section. The owner could partly see her, but didn’t see her take anything. When he went about his business, she walked over to the Jack Daniels area […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/23

King green By Mark Luedtke You might think Elon Musk walks on water, or at least fuels his cars with it, because that’s the image the media portrays of the Tesla Motors CEO. Every article about Tesla drips with hype, but don’t believe it. Reuters reports, “Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported a steeper than expected […]

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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 a part of the aging process, but while writing my memories of Hara column about the closing of the iconic venue and how it all began with a fruit stand, I got to thinking… are […]

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The Docket: 8/23

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Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby Researched and reported by Ehron Ostendorf So stupid, a caveman could do it An officer and her partner answered a simple assault call. The victim said her and her boyfriend pulled up in her driveway, and she asked him to exit the car. Easily angered, he took her keys […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/16

Billionaires partner with Democrats By Mark Luedtke Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently became the third richest man in the world. The net wealth of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently jumped $3.4 billion in an hour. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates is the world’s richest man. But they all want more. Of course, they didn’t come […]

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The Docket: 8/16

Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted by Ehron Ostendorf A dog for a drug? A woman called a breaking and entering in her house. She stated her screen window was popped open and someone snuck in. Several items were taken from the house. She claimed it was her son because she had caught him stealing […]

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On The Beat: 8/16

Politics and potpourri By Jim Bucher My late, great dad offered lots of advice throughout his 77 years, some of which still resonates in the old noodle today. A little alarm bell goes off anytime I even think of my father’s solid advice commandments. “If you want to destroy a friendship fast, never, ever loan that […]

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THE DOCKET: 8/9/16

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Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Ehron Ostendorf Through the window, through the wall… A man reported that a suspect broke into his drive-through business. The man making the report claimed that $100 was stolen from his cash register along with numerous cigarettes. He also said that the perpetrator used his […]

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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 […]