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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/14

Same old story Mark Luedtke Dayton’s rulers have been saying the same prevarications about improving Dayton’s economy for 60 years while the city continually declines. They refuse to acknowledge crony socialism doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because it can’t work, but it makes them rich and powerful. You can’t steal money from productive people, waste […]

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The Docket

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Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Summer fling The complainant was working in the cooler section at a convenience store when a “white male peaked [sic] her interest,” according to the report. She started “watching the male go up and down the isles [sic].” Then, “she observed him take a drink from the […]

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The Docket:6/7/16

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Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Not morning people When a man walked outside his home, he saw the suspect on his property with his coffee cup. He asked the suspect what he was doing, and the suspect told him he was thirsty. The man didn’t like that response too much and responded, […]

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On the Beat: 6/7/16

Thinking Summer? Then think Summerfest By Jim Bucher By now, hopefully, you know one of our world-class venues here in the Miami Valley is celebrating its 25th anniversary. I’m talking, of course, about Fraze Pavilion. I can remember working at Channel 2 back in the day, covering the groundbreaking on a patch of land in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/8/16

Happy Memorial Delay from TSA Mark Luedtke TSA recently exploded into the news again with extraordinary wait times at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Travelers were advised to show up three hours early to avoid missing flights. In typical socialist fashion, TSA blamed personnel shortages and budget cuts for the delay. Despite no delays in the region, […]

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The Docket: 5/31/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Another mutant spider A manager reported that her business “was possibly broken into” the day before. She deduced this because she could not open the safe, money was inside the safe and it seemed “someone climbed the office wall.” It also looked like someone tampered with the […]

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On the Beat: 5/31/16

The transgender foot in the proverbial mouth disease By Jim Bucher I, like many of my friends, are very sensitive to others. Hope you are too. But I have had a few faux pas in my life. For instance, a few years ago when I was brought home from the nursery at Grandview Hospital the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/31/16

Much ado about property rights Mark Luedtke You might have heard about the heathens in North Carolina preventing transgenders from using the bathroom of their choice. Roy Cordato explains how the conflict started. “In late February the Charlotte, North Carolina, city council passed an ‘antidiscrimination’ law, scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It […]

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Queer Couplings

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Between the sheets of queer lit, now and then By Dr. Pj Carlisle This is not just another LGBTQI reading list. It’s a raucous, cross-talking, ethnically diverse, queer queue of books for anyone. A party in the streets that lingers, surges, seethes. Not a top-10 parade of bestsellouts. These books, in their couplings—like the hook-up […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/24/16

Never trust socialist water Mark Luedtke Two incongruous stories appeared in the Dayton Daily News today, the day I’m writing. First was a story about the 20th annual Dayton Children’s Water Festival. I read the DDN headlines every day, and I love festivals, but I’d never heard of the Dayton Children’s Water Festival. I expected […]

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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 […]