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On The Beat: 4/25

Where are they now? In ‘Dayton and Beyond’ with Sharon Howard By Jim Bucher She was on-air locally at Channel 2 for a very long time, but where is Sharon Howard, née Davis-Fair, now? Seems like she was here one minute, gone the next. Sharon, though, is very much alive and well and onto a […]

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On The Beat: 4/18

Military green Cannabis can help our vets By Jim Bucher Can cannabis help our vets? Answer to my own question: YES. Our state is beginning to roll out legal medical cannabis (or pot, to you and I)—and frankly, it’s about time. To prove it, I spoke with a vet who dealt with some dark stuff […]

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On The Beat: 4/11

A journey like the Amazon By Jim Bucher Chicago is my kind of town. Years ago, my dad occasionally had business there (all legal of course—you know, the organized crime stuff) and he would bring the family along, always staying at the Executive House in “The Loop.” It still exists after many a name change, […]

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On the Beat: 4/4

Guarding early morning memories Live at Winter Guard International By Jim Bucher   About this time every year, my friend Carly Davidson gets a little “verklempt,” choked up. “Buch, my kids are grown and in college, but for years I schlepped them around in the soccer mom van, with flags and costumes hither and yon […]

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On the Beat: 3/28

Where are they now? Back on the air with Z-93’s Jeff Wicker By Jim Bucher photo: (l-r) Producer Dave Redelberger, Kim Faris, and Jeff Wicker Anybody remember Eaton, Dayton, Springfield Alive: Z-93? Bring back memories? Well, in the ’90s, I became friends with the radio station’s morning madman, Jeff Wicker and his 1992-1995 Wicker in the […]

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On The Beat: 3/21

Class of ’17 Local Broadcasters Hall of Fame honors next class By Jim Bucher One of the cool things about growing up here with one of the few color televisions on the block was the fact that my boys and me enjoyed a slew of network shows and, of course, a wide variety of local […]

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On The Beat: 3/14

Bucher’s Almanac Local green thumbs sow spring wisdom By Jim Bucher So, is it me or has winter passed us by again? Could it be a temporary weather pattern or “climate change?” Seems like as a kid, we were out gallivanting in the snow on a regular basis from November through March. This year, as […]

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On The Beat: 3/7

First car, first love A drive on memory lane By Jim Bucher   What is it about a first car? For some it was our first true love. It was a time of freedom. Freedom from your parents lugging you around everywhere. The first time you could really feel independence. Mine was the parents’ two-door […]

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On The Beat: 2/28

7 days a week By Jim Bucher As we celebrate another Black History Month, I recall my reporting days at channel 2. Apologies first though, because this column is at the tail end of February. But can’t Black History Month be celebrated year round? Well, back in my reporting days at channel 2. My friend […]

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On The Beat: 2/21

You are 17, I was 17 By Jim Bucher When I was in high school, way back in 1977 at Dayton Christian (6 years, but I made it!), staring at the clock on the wall in Spanish III, I daydreamed about the year 2000, 23 short years away. I wondered what life had in store. Sort […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]