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On the beat: 04/21

Local Wheeler is on ‘The Wheel’ By Jim Bucher It’s “wheelie” a dream come true for Judy Wheeler. I mean after all, she plays the game well while watching TV from the cozy confines of her Barcalounger. What I’m referring to is America’s favorite game show – “Wheel of Fortune.” Millions of “Wheel” watchers tune […]

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On the beat: 04/14

Urban Nights defunct; now what? By Jim Bucher By now you’ve heard the news. Urban Nights, the wonderful twice-yearly Downtown Dayton promotional event is done. The everything-is-great-in-Dayton party pulled out all the stops, offering music, entertainment, shopping, dining and showing off its awesome central city housing. It was an offshoot of the old Downtown Dayton […]

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On the beat: 04/07

Putting a ‘stop’ to red light cameras By Jim Bucher Chances are you’ve seen them flash a time or two – hopefully when it popped off you weren’t the “pop-ee.” I’m talking about the loved or loathed red light cameras. Proponents say they cut down big time on accidents. Critics counter they’re nothing but revenue […]

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On the beat: 03/31

A look back at bygone businesses By Jim Bucher A while back in this very space, I asked our wonderful On the Beat readers here in Dayton City Paper to reminisce with me on some of the long gone restaurants from days gone by. You came through with flying colors. Now it’s time for those […]

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On the beat: 03/24

Are school snow days a snow job? By Jim Bucher I hope as of this writing that the 2014-15 winter season, and more specifically the snow, is in the history books. And speaking of, it is now official for our friends in Boston this was snowiest winter EVER, since the record keepers have been doing […]

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On the beat: 03/17

It’s ‘Pan’-demonium! By Jim Bucher It was a classic Disney cartoon. Then a wonderful live TV broadcast with Mary Martin and later an NBC TV remake. It’s a ballet, a new “twist” Broadway show and now the Wright State Theatre Department is taking a stab at it, or should I say hook? Yes, it’s Peter […]

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On the beat: 03/10

Countdown to summer By Jim Bucher As I gaze outside at the frozen tundra with icicles glistening in the cold afternoon sun, I can only imagine warm days ahead. Hey, a guy can dream can’t he? My mind quickly jumps to a vision of enjoying some great music with cold beverage in hand at Fraze […]

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Local broadcasters honor their own By Jim Bucher If I may brag a little… It was Oct. 31, 2013, a born-and-raised Daytonian with a 25-plus year career on local television stood before his peers and accepted an award into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame. That dude was me. What an honor to be […]

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Observations from an observant mind By Jim Bucher Hello all! Hope you had a great week. I did, thanks for asking. So, thought I’d share some things I came across recently in my travels and travails. Did you by chance catch the wonderful show, “Family Shots” at the Human Race Theatre Company’s Loft Theatre? Written […]

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When news people make news By Jim Bucher As a former news man here locally on WDTN, Channel 2 for many years, thought I would offer my two cents (maybe a nickel with inflation) on some recent news events involving the people who give us our daily dose of television news. First, here locally: WHIO […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]