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On the Beat: 01/02

OTB, so long, but not goodbye Buch jauntily tips his hat farewell By Jim Bucher Remember a few years back, when WDTN Channel 2, where I called home for almost 30 years, was bought by a new broadcasting company? The general manager at the time was quoted as saying, “You won’t notice any difference. Channel […]

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Run for Cover

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Invasion of the stink bugs By Tim Smith The Miami Valley has been besieged by a plague, and it isn’t salmonella or Funk music. The pestilence in question is the stink bug, that creepy flying insect that somehow manages to get into your home without you knowing it until you see one. You really know […]

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If there’s a rock ‘n roll heaven,

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Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band Tom Petty. Photo: Sam Jones By Tim Walker 2017 is leaving us, and it’s taking with it some big names from the music business. A surprising number of well-known and beloved artists and musicians passed away too early over the past twelve months. Some had […]

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On the Beat: 12/26

The difficult problem The worst in Dayton is Heroin By Jim Bucher This is an easy one. The worst for 2017 here in the Miami Valley. Easy, yet a very difficult problem. The Heroin epidemic. It is out of control if you hadn’t noticed. We made the national news broadcasts way too many times this […]

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On Your Marc: 12/26

Improve the protest Let’s be better in 2018 By Marc Katz The worst of 2017? You mean worse than whatever’s happening in the White House? I’m going with the Colin Kaepernick controversy, and nothing else in sports comes close. Despite an exemplary message, he was co-opted by a spin minister concerned only with his own […]

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A brunch’s best friend


In celebration of Prosecco Prosecco is the perfect sparkling wine for the holidays  By Mike Rosenberg   Since we’ve been on a bit of a sparkling wine kick around here, let’s take a look at another star in the world of inexpensive bubbles: Prosecco, the official sparkling wine of brunches from sea to shining sea. […]

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“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Solstice”


Celebrating The Shortest Day of the Year, (plus marinara) Several thousand Pagans, druids and revellers celebrated the winter solstice at UK’s Stonhenge in 2015 By Timothy Walker   Allow me to wish a heartfelt “Happy Holidays,” to all of you reading these words—just be careful to whom you repeat that particular sentiment on your travels […]

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On your Marc: 12/19

Second chances Pitcher Mark Armstrong stays in the game By Marc Katz   Who doesn’t want to play major league baseball, stand on a mound, throw 95 mph fastballs, and have thousands cheer from the stands? Who doesn’t believe that can happen as high school ends and the graduate walks off the stage with two […]

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On the Beat: 12/19

A Christmas Miracle Toy drive helping make christmas very merry By Jim Bucher   Funny sometimes how things work. My friend, Beth Mann, who runs FLOC (For Love Of Childen) emailed me with a plea on behalf of the organization, saying that its toy cottage shelves are bare. Wondering if I could help get the […]

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A wonderland of beer

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Though complex, enjoying Belgian beer doesn’t have to be Photo: Little Fish Brewery’s Belgian saison ‘Saison du Poisson’ By David Nilsen   Among esteemed   European beer cultures, perhaps no country’s brews hold more mystique than Belgium’s. A quarter of the size of Ohio with about the same population, Belgium’s beer reputation far exceeds the nation’s […]

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‘Tis the season to be nutty


Dayton Ballet’s annual holiday treat Photo: The Nutcracker ensamble dances as snowflakes in the pine forrest By Arnecia Petterson Images by Scott Kimmins   When The Nutcracker ballet had its 1892 premier in St. Petersburg, Russia, critics viewed it unfavorably for its mass appeal and circus-like atmosphere. It was categorized “ballet-féerie,” a spectacle created to appeal […]

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On your Marc: 12/12

Right makes Wright Wright State doing well in own conference, for now By Marc Katz   One of the primary jobs of a college athletics director is to act as a cheerleader for the sports, facilities, coaches, and university you have. Well, that and making sure your coaches don’t get caught buying athletes through shoe […]

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On the beat: 12/12

This is her day job Local author back with another steamy tale By Jim Bucher “Don’t quit your day job.” How many times have we all heard that, especially when I sing, but it’s a famous phrase used to keep aspiring painters, musicians, writers…creative-types, from making the mistake of confusing passion for their craft with […]

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How will it end?

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The social tsunami against authority-related power Introduction by Sarah Conard Like it or not, history will remember the final months of 2017 as the beginning of the end of an abuse-of-power era in American business and politics that has been occurring since the dawn of patriarchal society. All potential future legal consequences aside, we are […]

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On The Beat: 12/5

Holiday flicks and specials Getting into the spirit By Jim Bucher It truly is ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ And especially with all the holiday specials and movies on TV. I do believe I can recite from memory every line from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’ Good grief it’s true, but also this time […]

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On Your Marc: 12/5

Happy holiday reads The baseball book perfect for Chanukah By Marc Katz I’ve made my decision. I’m going to throw a little chutzpah out there, realizing many of you don’t know how to pronounce chutzpah, let alone what it means. Chutzpah is audacity, or the state of mind of a person who would burn down […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]