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So you’ve been caught with an ounce of pot on your way home—now what? By Brice Keller What happens when you’re busted with an ounce of marijuana? Let’s say you are leaving a friend’s house and you have marijuana in your car. You are driving down the highway and are pulled over for speeding or […]

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Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

One of the Top Ten woman of the year, Marsha Bonhart.

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite a decades long career as a “protect my sources, ride or die, never, ever tell” television news anchor/reporter. With this article, I take a bow in my swan song as contributing writer for Dayton City […]

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The Docket: 4/19/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Drunk bully at the party The victim heard a knock at the door and invited the knockers, her two friends, in, though she only knew the first name of the one friend. The friend whose first and last name she knew started shouting at her, while the […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

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One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty is a request for two missing front teeth by the time Christmas comes. It can get tough when any word using the letter “s” sounds like a “whithpering whithle.” You never realize the great role […]

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The Docket: 4/12/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Jesus, take the wheel  Two officers were dispatched to a grand theft auto in progress. When they contacted the complainant, she told them she works for a meals on wheels program and had parked her car in the alley nearby for a delivery. In the two minutes […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/5/16

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To cry or not to cry By Marsha Bonhart It happens every time. For a lot of people, it’s beautiful music. For me, it’s the art of great dance, seeing movement that expertly creates a story told by strong, disciplined bodies that defy gravity and the law of physics. When I see that, I lose […]

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The Docket: 4/5/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee White boy No. 1 A 30-40-year-old white man in a coat and beanie with “possible facial hair” broke into a vehicle. Well, it was unlocked, so he just opened the door and rummaged through it until he found his plunder: a $1 bill. Thankfully, the husband of […]

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The Docket:3/29/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Deaf and dumb A call reported a domestic disturbance. An officer responded to the call, spotting a man matching the description offered by the caller. The officer asked the man his name. When he stated his name and it was the name of the suspect he was […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 3/29/16

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The healing power of happy By Marsha Bonhart I thought writing about green spaces during the first week of spring would certainly boost happiness levels. After all, research tells us the sun and green growth make people happy—and those who are exposed more to those surroundings are cheerier than most. The New York Times Well […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/22/16

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Old friend, new friend By Marsha Bonhart I think it starts as soon as we make it to the sand box. Even as little girls we learn to vibe and connect with each other. It’s not anything we are told to do, it just morphs. And 20 years later, we instinctively follow each other into […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/20

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By Michelle Strauss  Music man In a local apartment complex, alarms went off and alerted the police that a robbery […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/13

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  What a mouthful Believe it or not, in a local residence, a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/6

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New Picasso? A woman came home from work one sunny afternoon to find her house awry. She frantically observed a […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/30

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By Michelle Strauss Means of transportation When a woman arrived home from work she noticed something rather peculiar: a man […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]