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On The Beat: 11/29

The mystery of the Talbott Tower murals By Jim Bucher OK, you detective types out there in DCP Land, need your help. Years ago, my mom worked at Talbott Tower at First and Ludlow Streets in downtown Dayton, and on visits, I remember seeing the cool murals on the walls of the first floor. They […]

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On The Beat: 11/22

More historical ‘gems’ in the gem city By Jim Bucher A couple weeks back, I wrote about the “House on the Hill” next to Miami Valley Hospital. The Rudolph Pretzinger Home, designed by his famous architect brother Albert. As you head south on Main and Apple Streets, just look up to the left—you can’t miss […]

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On The Beat: 11/15

A bridge to memories By Jim Bucher By now, you should know I’m a local history buff. Love everything about it. So many stories, so little time. But I despise when we rush to judgment on some of our historical structures. A few get a way and end up meeting a wrecking ball. In this […]

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On The Beat: 11/8

Keep writing those letters now By Jim Bucher As the contentious election process ends, and hopefully the vile vitriol that came with it, it got me thinking: it’s time to move on. How perfect, too, with Thanksgiving coming up. A time for family, friends, and giving thanks. A time to count your blessings. I’m reminded […]

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On The Beat: 11/1

Note to self: Never say Never By Jim Bucher Remember the first Bond, the James Bond played extremely well by actor Sean Connery? Well, after six Bond films, Connery had enough and proclaimed about reprising the role, “Never again.” Well, he ate his words playing 007 one more time in the aptly titled film, “Never […]

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On the Beat: 10/25

‘The ghost lady’ Haunted Ohio’s Chris Woodyard by Jim Bucher   OK, it’s time to put this whole ghosts, goblins, and spirits from beyond stuff to rest. I mean come on already, there’s no such thing as… WAIT… What was that? Remember the cowardly lion in Wizard of Oz with his panicky delivery, “I do […]

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On The Beat: 10/18

When a car accident wrecks your week by Jim Bucher So, my day was going well a couple of Wednesdays back. Yes, it was raining, but I was having a good time in an edit session for my production business with my partner and a client. It was dinnertime, so I ran to get pizza […]

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On The Beat: 10/11

The house on the hill by Jim Bucher   Ions ago during my Channel 2 feature reporting days, it was wonderful for a hometown boy telling hometown stories in his hometown. Can I use the word “hometown” anymore in a sentence? I miss those days because there is so much to share, but the gang […]

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On The Beat: 10/4

Taking flight Air Force Museum Historian Jeffrey Underwood departs By Jim Bucher He’s an unassuming, quiet warrior. Humble, but a task master, getting the job done and then some. We all knew someone in school like this gentleman, one who gets an assignment and, before you know it, completes it with time to spare. The […]

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On The Beat: 9/27

Sculpting a local legacy by Jim Bucher So, it’s true. You do learn something new every day. Well, at least the subject of this column is new to me. Let me explain. As a kid, I always looked forward to a trip downtown to the main library branch. I’m old enough to remember when it […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/20

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By Michelle Strauss  Music man In a local apartment complex, alarms went off and alerted the police that a robbery […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/13

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  What a mouthful Believe it or not, in a local residence, a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/6

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New Picasso? A woman came home from work one sunny afternoon to find her house awry. She frantically observed a […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/30

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By Michelle Strauss Means of transportation When a woman arrived home from work she noticed something rather peculiar: a man […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]