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On the Beat: 5/24/16

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Fraze on Fraze By Jim Bucher I had a wonderful conversation with Ermal and Martha Fraze’s son, Mark, from his home in Arizona. His pops, of course, owner of Dayton Reliable Tool Co., invented the pop top can, which made it super easy for beer lovers round-the-world to enjoy a cold one sans a can […]

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The Docket: 5/24/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Get back out of the kitchen A man went to sleep one night and awoke in the wee hours of the morning to a woman in his apartment. Although that might sound like a good thing to some, the man told the responding officers she lives on […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/17

Electric Comet theory confirmed But dirty snowball theory plows on By Marck Luedtke The a any scientific theory is its predictive ability. If observations match predictions, the theory is good and should be developed further. If even one observation fails to match, the theory is falsified and must be modified. If observation after observation fails to […]

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The Docket: 5/17/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee I still love college A man called in to report a breaking and entering—in his vacant building. He allowed a woman to stay there while she was hunting for an apartment after securing a new job. The woman woke up and went to work, and she noticed […]

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On the Beat: 5/17/16

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My dad, my hero By Jim Bucher Ever notice life is full of “would have, could have, should have?” You know, wish I “would have” done this or “could have” or “should have” done that. Well, this particular writing is about my dad James G. Bucher, who we lost in 1997. He was a WWII […]

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Lost gems in your record bins

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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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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 […]