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On The Beat: 7/12/16

Fire cracking me up By Jim Bucher I know, I know, by the time you’re reading this the 4th of July will have been over a week ago, but I’m writing my column on Independence Day eve. And the bombs are truly bursting in air. I feel like Francis Scott Key sitting in my garage […]

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On The Beat: 7/5/16

Um, go ask mommy By Jim Bucher   If you had or have kids, then this question I’m sure has come up. It did with me, but more on that in a bit. I recall in the not so distant past my own experiences wondering about the “birds and the bees” with my parents. It […]

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On the beat: 6/28/16

Light, camera, Jake Owen by Jim Bucher First of all, show of hands: how many of you experienced the Jake Owen concert at Fraze Friday night? Wow, lots of hands in the air. Know why? Jake sold out.  It was a beautiful Ohio evening, a little warm, but perfect for an outdoor concert. Plus, Owen […]

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On The Beat: 6/21/16

Lion King the first time, the fourth time By Jim Bucher It’s funny, sitting in the beautiful Schuster Center about five minutes before curtain, soaking in the sights and sounds of families, grown-ups and little ones giddy with excitement over the number one musical in the world, Disney’s The Lion King. Count me in as […]

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On the Beat: 6/14/16

Drivers Ed: Enough to drive ’ya nuts By Jim Bucher The rigors of child-rearing. Every day seems like a range of emotions from furious, frustrated, disappointed, discouraged and, lastly, proud. Too bad there’s not more of the latter. My youngest is 16 and the owner of a temporary driver’s permit. If you’re not aware, “temps” means […]

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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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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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On the Beat: 5/24/16

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Fraze on Fraze By Jim Bucher I had a wonderful conversation with Ermal and Martha Fraze’s son, Mark, from his home in Arizona. His pops, of course, owner of Dayton Reliable Tool Co., invented the pop top can, which made it super easy for beer lovers round-the-world to enjoy a cold one sans a can […]

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On the Beat: 5/10/16

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Local Browns backers brainstorm a motivational movement By Jim Bucher Cleveland Browns fans are a hearty bunch. No matter what happens on the field, which hasn’t been too positive for a long while, they support their team. Fair weather fans are few and far between. Laney Baldwin is case in point. The Dayton area resident […]

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On the Beat: 5/3/16

Where were you when? By Jim Bucher Do you ever relive memories? You know, certain things good and bad, which are seared in your brain and clear as day? For me it was when President Reagan was shot. We were in Sarasota, Florida, on a family trip. My dad refused to turn the TV on, […]

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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 […]