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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 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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On The Beat: 5/23

Cool summer in the city Victoria Theatre ushers in hot weather with Cool Films Series By Jim Bucher   It’s always a sure sign of summer when the Victoria Theatre Association announces the Summer Cool Films Series. Yep, pretty cool films that are damn hot! Pardon the expletive, but damn, they are. Oops, damn it, […]

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On The Beat: 5/16

Michael Jordan, Elvis, Bogie Busters, oh my Looking back at UD Arena before its facelift By Jim Bucher It’s official! The University of Dayton Arena will receive a $72 million upgrade. Between 2017-19 they’ll add major seating upgrades, new concourses, entrances, lighting, scoreboards, the whole shebang. The arena is close to 50 years old (and […]

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On The Beat: 5/9

Lights, camera, Dayton! Hollywood sets up on Second Street By Jim Bucher Last week, for a couple of days, you may have heard or seen that Hollywood set up shop in downtown Dayton. A few scenes for “The Old Man and a Gun,” with Tinsel Town heavyweights Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, Danny Glover, and Sissy […]

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The Docket: 7/11

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Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4

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By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]

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 […]