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On The Beat: 9/12

They’re bacaaaaaak Traffic cameras get the green light By Jim Bucher The famous of infamous on again, off again red light/speed cameras are once again back on in the City of Dayton. You may recall the city shut down its photo-enforced traffic program in mid-2015 to comply with a new state law that put tough […]

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On The Beat: 9/5

Dayton’s own Erma Bombeck goes global Remembering the queen of the kitchen By Jim Bucher She was the queen of the kitchen, the guru of domestic goddesses, and of course “mother of the millennium.” OK, maybe not all that, but writing about her home life, Erma Bombeck did make the world laugh. The University of […]

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On the Beat: 8/29

Why I do what I do From the big coasters to my small iced tea By Jim Bucher This and that, that and this… It’s time for my bi-monthly column off my meds. So, this may be all over the map. If you follow me, chances are you’re not taking your meds either. Things on […]

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On The Beat: 8/22

DCP (Dayton Voice) celebrates 25 years On growth and genius By Jim Bucher Way back in the early 90’s, when Bill Clinton became president, a gallon of gas would set you back a dollar and some change, and Minnesota’s Mall of America encompassing 78 acres opens. Here at home a new publication begins named ‘The […]

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On The Beat: 8/15

Nipples, nipples everywhere What’s the point? By Jim Bucher Why is everyone worked up about nipples? We all have them, right? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, just check out our front cover. That’s a lot of nipples! So, Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines a nipple as “the protuberance of a mammary gland […]

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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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On The Beat: 5/30

‘A prescription for change’ Equitas Health’s mission continues By Jim Bucher If you grew up in the ’80s, then you remember the AIDS epidemic. There was so much confusion, uneducated knee-jerk reactions, and suffering—bottom line, it was predominantly killing tens of thousands of gay men. Something I’ll never forget. With all the wild rumors, government […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]