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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/11

Still broken after all these years The latest Dayton Arcade development plan will fail, too By Mark Luedtke You would be hard-pressed to come up with a more striking example of how government intervention in the market prevents market forces from working and creates blight and crime than the saga of Dayton’s Arcade. It stinks […]

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Debate Forum: 4/11

The curse of cursive Should schools still teach cursive? By Sarah Sidlow In school, we learned all sorts of important things that set us up for a lifetime of success. Like how to play “Hot Cross Buns” on the recorder, the difference between a rhombus and a regular parallelogram, and how to write in cursive. […]

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On Your Marc: 4/11

Flying home Basketball coach Anthony Grant returns to UD By Marc Katz A not so funny story: Two coaches prior to Anthony Grant becoming the Alabama basketball coach in 2009, plaid coat-clad Wimp Sanderson was the ultra successful coach of the Tide, until it was discovered he was having a long-term affair with his secretary. […]

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On the Beat: 4/4

Guarding early morning memories Live at Winter Guard International By Jim Bucher   About this time every year, my friend Carly Davidson gets a little “verklempt,” choked up. “Buch, my kids are grown and in college, but for years I schlepped them around in the soccer mom van, with flags and costumes hither and yon […]

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On your Marc: 4/4

Winning big It’s Archie Miller’s time to shine at Indiana By Marc Katz   What Archie Miller has been asked to deliver as the new coach at Indiana and Brad Brownell is being asked to deliver at Clemson—where he has coached seven years since leaving Wright State—are the same thing. Except they’re not. What Miller […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/4

Power to the people Rulers are losing control, hastening their demise By Mark Luedtke   Rulers are not a monolithic group. Some are bankers, some oil and tech titans, some politicians, some bureaucrats, generals, or spies. Like everyone else, they have individual motives and capabilities. But like comic book supervillains, many, if not most, share […]

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Debate Forum: 4/4

The carrot on the stick Should SNAP-eligible foods be limited? By Sarah Sidlow   This week, my editor sent me a link to a 49-page study by the USDA titled “Foods Typically Purchased By Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households.” The title and promised contents sounded riveting, and I immediately read the report from cover […]

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On the Beat: 3/28

Where are they now? Back on the air with Z-93’s Jeff Wicker By Jim Bucher photo: (l-r) Producer Dave Redelberger, Kim Faris, and Jeff Wicker Anybody remember Eaton, Dayton, Springfield Alive: Z-93? Bring back memories? Well, in the ’90s, I became friends with the radio station’s morning madman, Jeff Wicker and his 1992-1995 Wicker in the […]

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On Your Marc: 3/28

What a time to be a sports writer Remembering OSU football coach Woody Hayes By Marc Katz You’re probably wondering why most of the sporting world is going crazy over the NCAA basketball tournament, and I’m thinking of Woody Hayes. For some of you youngsters in the crowd, Hayes coached Ohio State football for 28 […]

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Debate Forum: 3/28

Killing Big Bird? Trump moves to defund public broadcasting By Sarah Sidlow Thing to know: President Donald Trump used to be a Muppet. Before he was the commander in chief; before he was the leader of the free world; he was a garbage-throwing puppet who lived in a multi-story trashcan empire called “Grump Tower” in […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]