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The Docket: 4/12/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Jesus, take the wheel  Two officers were dispatched to a grand theft auto in progress. When they contacted the complainant, she told them she works for a meals on wheels program and had parked her car in the alley nearby for a delivery. In the two minutes […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/5/16

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To cry or not to cry By Marsha Bonhart It happens every time. For a lot of people, it’s beautiful music. For me, it’s the art of great dance, seeing movement that expertly creates a story told by strong, disciplined bodies that defy gravity and the law of physics. When I see that, I lose […]

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The Docket: 4/5/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee White boy No. 1 A 30-40-year-old white man in a coat and beanie with “possible facial hair” broke into a vehicle. Well, it was unlocked, so he just opened the door and rummaged through it until he found his plunder: a $1 bill. Thankfully, the husband of […]

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The Docket:3/29/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Deaf and dumb A call reported a domestic disturbance. An officer responded to the call, spotting a man matching the description offered by the caller. The officer asked the man his name. When he stated his name and it was the name of the suspect he was […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 3/29/16

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The healing power of happy By Marsha Bonhart I thought writing about green spaces during the first week of spring would certainly boost happiness levels. After all, research tells us the sun and green growth make people happy—and those who are exposed more to those surroundings are cheerier than most. The New York Times Well […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/22/16

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Old friend, new friend By Marsha Bonhart I think it starts as soon as we make it to the sand box. Even as little girls we learn to vibe and connect with each other. It’s not anything we are told to do, it just morphs. And 20 years later, we instinctively follow each other into […]

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The Docket: 3/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee The unluck of the Irish It was closing time on St. Patrick’s Day, and everyone was stirring, especially a bouncer. When officers arrived on scene, they spoke with the complainant, who reported he “walked out of the bar on his own” (impressive) then couldn’t find his friend, […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/15/16

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The mental tornado By Marsha Bonhart I recently met with a young woman I have known for several years who told me in casual conversation what I had suspected: she has an anxiety disorder. What I didn’t know and what she explained to me is she has been prescribed Prozac, a common medication treatment for […]

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The Docket: 3/15/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Now you saw me Officers were called to the corner near a pawnshop to find a man sporting an Ohio State T-shirt “trying to sell a saw with a company logo on it.”  Officers were on the lookout for the man, who fled in a maroon Buick […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/8/16

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The cough that roars By Marsha Bonhart By definition, whooping cough is a bacterial infection that loves to live in your respiratory tract.  At first, it seems as if it’s an ordinary cold, but this contagious crud inflames your airways and creates thick, constant mucus. The bug is called Bordetella pertussis. Little kids—that is, those […]

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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 […]

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 […]