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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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When friends visit… By Jim Bucher You know what I love best about writing my column for Dayton City Paper every week? It’s hearing from our fabulous readers. You guys are the best, hands down, and when I recently posted a question, you came through again. Was there any doubt? So, here it is. If […]

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Local author navigates e-book waters By Jim Bucher Are you one of the new converts, giving up on the thrill of holding a physical book in your hands for the ease and privacy of using a digital device? If you said yes, you are still in the minority. Check this out: the latest statistics from […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]