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The Docket 3/8/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  No butts about it An officer was driving on patrol when he noticed seven or eight individuals fighting in a parking lot in front of a gay nightclub. As he drove toward the tussle, the group stopped the brawling—except for one man, who continued throwing punches. The […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/8

Worst schools in the state By Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned Dayton City Schools, and The Dayton Daily News reported the following about your schools: “Dayton Public Schools had the worst performance index in Ohio on last year’s state tests, according to the school report cards released Thursday. Last year, Dayton was second-worst among Ohio’s […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/1

Waves of wasted tax dollars Mark Luedtke Like our economy is cracking up, so is establishment pseudoscience, and for the same reason: government coercion has perverted both to the breaking point. Several stories highlight the contradictions in cosmology that will be dramatically resolved, causing reverberations throughout the sciences. The recent claim of the discovery of […]

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On The Beat 3/1/16

Memories of St. Patrick’s Day By Jim Bucher Years ago on St. Patrick’s Day here locally I’d be out on the town with a live TV camera in tow covering the festivities between 5 and 7a.m. on the Ch. 2 morning news show. I’ve sworn to write a book one day—the things that happened on and […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/1/16

Hark! We herald Frankye By Marsha Bonhart One of my favorite hymns as a child growing up in the Lutheran church was, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” a joyful Christmas ode that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The title is part of the opening verse followed by, “glory to the newborn king.” Those words and […]

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The Docket 3/1/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Mud Monster strikes again The victim and her husband had been out of the house for about 30 minutes when her mother dropped by. The mother knew something was not quite right because the backdoor had been kicked wide open and her daughter’s TV was gone. Most […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/23/16

I’m no Barbie girl By Marsha Bonhart I helped my parents save a lot of money when I was growing up. Tomboys only want a Louisville slugger, any kind of ball, a new baseball glove every now and then, a pair of Keds and a box of rubber bands to keep the braids and pony […]

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The Docket 2/23/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee For the highest court Officers met with the pastor who called in the crime. He observed that one of the doors of the church had been forced open. According to the report, “he believed he may have info of who broke in.” The pastor noticed footprints and […]

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On The Beat 2/23/16

Death and taxes, taxes, taxes! By Jim Bucher When tax time is looming, Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote about death and taxes is often mentioned. His “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” quote is one of the most enduring quotations from the inventor, politician, writer and founding father. Me personally? Well, normally I receive a ‘refund,’ […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/23

Real populism Mark Luedtke You don’t have to take my word for it that the US is a socialist country and has been since progressives took over both parties at the beginning of the last century. Take it from avowed socialist, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Speaking of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Sanders […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]