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Be Well, Marsha 3/8/16

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The cough that roars By Marsha Bonhart By definition, whooping cough is a bacterial infection that loves to live in your respiratory tract.  At first, it seems as if it’s an ordinary cold, but this contagious crud inflames your airways and creates thick, constant mucus. The bug is called Bordetella pertussis. Little kids—that is, those […]

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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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Be Well, Marsha 3/1/16

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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

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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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The Docket 2/16/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Probably not pooping  By Amanda Dee Officers were called to a convenience store. The call comments instructed the officers to “check for a [white male], [black] trench coat stole beer and is in bath room [sic] drinking the beer. Is still on seen [sic].” When officers arrived and knocked on […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/16/16

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Another transplant frontier By Marsha Bonhart Modern medicine is miraculous and its use is nothing short of marvelous. The more the medical community learns and experiments, the longer we live productive lives. One of those therapies is organ transplantation and a recent endeavor in that area is helping severely injured military servicemen return to their […]

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The Docket 2/9/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Another woman deals with another creep The female victim of unrelenting male advances summed the incident up concisely in her report: “I’ve asked the person to quit contacting me and sending text messages. He continues to send text messages and threats.” This is one recent case in […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/9/16

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Another one bites By Marsha Bonhart Okay everybody, there’s a new bug in town and the World Health Organization (WHO) is getting us ready for its apparent inevitable U. S. invasion. The mosquito-borne Zika virus has already spread to 20 countries worldwide—its most prominent victims are women of child bearing age. The WHO considers the […]

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The Docket: 3/21

Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted By Ehron Ostendorf Editor’s Choice Hot case A fire lieutenant responded to a car […]

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 […]