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The Docket: 12/15/15

Penis envy A woman called in to report vandalism. Someone (or some ones) had painted “DICK” on a side of her house. The woman suspects two of her son’s ex-friends because  “when [her son] doesn’t play with them, they get ‘crazy.’” She also suspects this because her son’s new and improved friend said the two […]

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On The Beat 12/15/15

Does anyone talk on the telephone anymore? By Jim Bucher While chatting on the phone with my boss, confidant, soothsayer, guidance counselor, psychologist and all around great guy Dayton City Paper publisher Paul Noah, the subject came up of actually talking on the telephone. “No one does, but I prefer it,” says Noah. I’ll admit […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/15

Starting WWIII in Syria NATO ally Turkey shoots down Russian fighter plane By Mark Luedtke I’m skeptical of the criticism of teaching school children to duck and cover during a nuclear attack. Critics act like all schools will automatically be vaporized, but they’re wrong. Nobody knows how far away a nuclear blast might occur, and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/8/15

Devastating government failure Mark Luedtke Middle Eastern terrorists regularly execute spectacular attacks against the U.S. or its allies. Trillions of dollars stolen for wars and spying since 9/11 can’t prevent them. ISIS-connected terrorists recently killed 130 in Paris. President Obama claimed ISIS was the JV squad and a day before the attacks declared ISIS is […]

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On The Beat 12/8/15

Buch’s 12 gifts of Christmas By Jim Bucher I just thought of what I would do with a Power Ball Jackpot. You know, for when it reaches hundreds of millions of dollars? I mean, somebody has to win it—why not me? Well, surely I’d keep a little to survive on and to put towards college […]

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The Docket

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee   The sweet escape Two white men entered a convenience store and took approximately six bags of Snickers bites, six bags of Musketeer bites, one bag of Milky Way bites, six bags of Kit Kat bites, six bags of Twix bites, six bags of Milky Way minis, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/1

<h2>Be careful what you wish for Black football players oust leftists at Mizzou </h2> <em>By Mark Luedtke</em> Hoping to promote a Lenin-style revolution, radical leftists have long agitated young people to protest in the streets for any perceived slight. President Obama, who strives to be America’s Lenin, made a career of it before he became […]

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On the Beat 12/1/15

’Twas the night before Christmas in the Bucher house By Jim Bucher “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a holiday classic. Even in 2015, it’s the tradition in many, many families to read the poem every Christmas season, especially Dec. 24. Clement Clarke Moore is the author of this poem, also called “A Visit from […]

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The Docket 12/1/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Not your ’bra Two officers who “were both in the uniform of the day which included a long sleeve shirt and turtle necks” were on duty when they got a robbery call. The two suspects of the robbery sought cover in an RTA hub. As the officers […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/23

City of zombies Government subsidizes failed businesses causing stagnation and decay Mark Luedtke It saddened me to see Beckett Paper Mill in Hamilton recently burned down. Beckett Paper was a powerhouse manufacturing company when I was a kid. My great uncle worked there his whole life. I had an unlimited supply of paper to write […]

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Let’s go to the movies

Miamisburg Plaza Theatre now showing! By Gary Spencer From time to time, something old and long forgotten is revisited and […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/9/16

Another one bites By Marsha Bonhart Okay everybody, there’s a new bug in town and the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Gettin’ funky with it

Amy Kollar Anderson makes vivid art full-time By Bill Franz Exactly a year after she left her job as gallery […]

Climate UPHEAVAL

ArtStreet introduces next installation in IAN series By Joyell Nevins Art is not just meant to be looked at; it’s […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/2/16

Forget me not by Marsha Bonhart In my much younger, other life, I was a model. I never graced the […]

Flying high on the ground

Troy’s WACO Museum offers classes, camps, robotics and more By Tim Walker WACO—pronounced like “taco”—was the name of the WACO […]