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Music critic Greg Prato explains what you’re missing By Justin Kreitzer Long Island, New York-based music critic and author Greg Prato recently released a new book titled, “Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention.” Previously his writing has been featured in Rolling Stone and he has written books about Primus, Faith No More, the grunge […]

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On the Beat: 5/10/16

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Local Browns backers brainstorm a motivational movement By Jim Bucher Cleveland Browns fans are a hearty bunch. No matter what happens on the field, which hasn’t been too positive for a long while, they support their team. Fair weather fans are few and far between. Laney Baldwin is case in point. The Dayton area resident […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/10

War for the dollar By Mark Luedtke Pat Buchanan is confused by U.S. foreign aggression. “And America is beginning to buckle under the weight of its global obligations,” he wrote. “And as we have no claim to rocks or reefs in the South China Sea—Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines do—why is this our […]

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The Docket: 5/10/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Dayton bro talk  A hetero couple was working the same shift  at the store where they both work. While their home was unguarded save the couple’s “130 pound American bulldog who they let roam the house when they leave,” someone claimed fan-favorites “Poltergeist,” “Avengers,” “Fast and Furious […]

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On the Beat: 5/3/16

Where were you when? By Jim Bucher Do you ever relive memories? You know, certain things good and bad, which are seared in your brain and clear as day? For me it was when President Reagan was shot. We were in Sarasota, Florida, on a family trip. My dad refused to turn the TV on, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/3

Another Clinton whitewash Mark Luedtke When people mistakenly believe government works in the interest of the people, they are often surprised and frustrated when it doesn’t. They attribute government’s failures to incompetence instead of reevaluating their viewpoint. Fox News Contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano is going through that right now trying to understand why Hillary Clinton […]

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The Docket: 5/3/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Breaking up is hard to do A woman was working her shift at a grocery store. Once her shift ended, she returned to her car only to learn someone had broken into it and stolen her wallet. The suspect had opened one of her rear passenger windows, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/26

The stupidest war Mark Luedtke At least so far, the Syrian war has to be our rulers’ stupidest war ever. Several recent reports highlight nobody knows who’s on whose side. Aranews.net reports, “Local activists confirmed that a number of Islamist factions, backed by Turkish artillery shelling, were able to deter an SDF-led offensive on their […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

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Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went … and the reason I know this is because I, as well as my editor, was inundated with calls and emails asking, “where the hell I had gone.” Now you don’t have to worry your […]

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On the Beat: 4/26/16

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The ‘behind the scenes boys’ By Jim Bucher OK, you’re seeing a show at the Victoria or Schuster and it’s a masterpiece of sound and light, absolutely wonderful, perfection. It’s so engrossing you forget sometimes it’s just a show. That means the folks behind the scenes are doing their jobs flawlessly. There are two longtime […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]