Tag Archives: On the Beat

On The Beat: 8/8

OTB, after TV – the journey continues Becoming a master of epic transitions By Jim Bucher I could see the writing on the wall or rather TV screen back in late 2012. My television news station boss left for greener pastures and my news director was unceremoniously let go. They were both big supporters of […]

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On The Beat: 8/1

What ya doin’ this summer? On the Beat readers check in By Jim Bucher It’s that time again to find out what y’all (Dayton-speak) have been doing with your time over the summer. And like our diverse readership here at Dayton City Paper, the things occupying your time is all over the map. But before […]

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On The Beat: 7/25

What’s on your mind? ‘On The Beat’ readers chime in By Jim Bucher You know I love my Dayton City Paper readers. Always cool hearing from you—feedback is good. And when I thought about asking a question of everyone at the same time, my loyal followers came through again. Off to Facebook with a simple […]

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On The Beat: 7/18

Dayton’s backyard barks Dog gone good times with Ella By Jim Bucher It’s the annual Pet Issue here in DCP and my editor extraordinaire, the heart, the glue of the paper, Amanda, gave me the green light for a column on the pet I know best, my beloved French bulldog, Ella. (Truth in disclosure, Amanda […]

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On Your Marc: 7/11

From dog to watchdog with Clubhouse 22’s Joe Smith By Jim Bucher This gentleman is an award-winning journalist, TV host, writer, producer, news anchor, and executive producer; but no matter what his accomplishments in life, he’ll always be remembered as the host of Clubhouse 22. Sorry Joe Smith, but Duffy the Dog would be proud. […]

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On The Beat: 7/4

Fair thee well Some say goodbye, some say hello to fairgrounds By Jim Bucher Yes, it is time to say so long to an old friend. A friend that has given me hundreds of hours of entertaining things to do within its cozy confines. I’m talking about the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on South Main Street. […]

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On the Beat: 6/27

Any way you slice it Flying Pizza still aloft downtown By Jim Bucher Back in the day, and before getting a driver’s license, my main mode of transportation was a Huffy Stingray bicycle (complete with banana seat, of course). And living near the city center, it was always an adventure to ride bikes downtown, looking […]

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On the Beat: 6/20

Ch. 7’s Ken Jefferson keeps sharing stories By Jim Bucher I don’t know about anyone else, but I miss the wonderful storytelling of former WHIO Channel 7 anchor/reporter Ken Jefferson. In all my years on local TV, I strived to be a better writer. Not sure if that was accomplished, especially with the prose and […]

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On the Beat: 6/13

Buch and The Beatles Hey gang, Kirky here with Beatlemania By Jim Bucher It’s “Strawberry Fields” forever! Lemme explain. I’m reliving my early childhood with the recent launch of SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel. It is all Beatles, all the time, with outtakes, rare interviews, and alternate takes on the Fab Four’s classic hits. Now let […]

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On The Beat : 6/6

Where are they now? Back on the beat with Marsha Bonhart, Grammar Queen By Jim Bucher You have no idea how many folks come up and ask me, “Hey, whatever happened to so and so?” At the top of the list is my friend and former colleague, Channel 2’s anchor/reporter and all-around nice person, Marsha […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]