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On the Beat: 4/26/16

The ‘behind the scenes boys’ By Jim Bucher OK, you’re seeing a show at the Victoria or Schuster and it’s a masterpiece of sound and light, absolutely wonderful, perfection. It’s so engrossing you forget sometimes it’s just a show. That means the folks behind the scenes are doing their jobs flawlessly. There are two longtime […]

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On the Beat: 4/19/16

Alcohol versus pot: the debate continues By Jim Bucher During a recent conversation with my boss/publisher Paul Noah on the alcohol versus marijuana debate, he asked, “Why do fights break out at Metallica concerts where copious amounts of alcohol are consumed and at a Phish concert, more the cannabis crowd, many babies are born nine […]

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On the Beat: 4/12/16

Thoughts and things By Jim Bucher Let it blow While writing this column for all my Dayton City Paper Bucher fans, March left like a lion, nowhere near a lamb. And April showers I can deal with, but winter’s icy grip just doesn’t seem to let go. It’s Saturday April 2, and I’m in a national discount […]

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On the Beat: 4/5/16

Am I going through the “change”? By Jim Bucher As we get older, the levels of our sex hormones decline. In women, this leads to menopause. But do men go through a male equivalent as their testosterone drops? I’m a red blooded American male in the midst of middle age—is this something I’m going to […]

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On the Beat: 3/29/16

Lights, camera, Dayton! By Jim Bucher Are you like me? When out-of-town family and friends visit, I show off my city. I always plan a trip to Carillon Park, hit a brew pub, the Air Force Museum of course, and then a visit to the many wonderful Five Rivers MetroParks. Well, if you love to […]

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On the Beat: 3/22/16

What time is it? By Jim Bucher Don’t know about you, but this whole time change deal a week or so ago is still messing with me. I know, I know, you’re saying, “Oh come on, you just lost an hour of sleep is all.” Right, but when you think about it, instead of eating lunch […]

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On The Beat: 3/15/16

What’s cookin at the Dayton Home and Garden Show By Jim Bucher Any cooking show fans out there in Dayton City Paper land? If so we have a fun and tasty event coming up this weekend. First, have you heard of the television show Chopped on Food Network? In each episode, four chefs must take […]

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Broadway-bound Buch By Jim Bucher I just departed from the Victoria Theatre Association’s 2016-17 season announcement feeling excited and pumped on the lineup. But before the schedule is shared here, I thought I’d tell a few tales about season announcements from the past. My association with the Victoria Theatre dates back to the early ’90s. […]

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On The Beat 3/1/16

Memories of St. Patrick’s Day By Jim Bucher Years ago on St. Patrick’s Day here locally I’d be out on the town with a live TV camera in tow covering the festivities between 5 and 7a.m. on the Ch. 2 morning news show. I’ve sworn to write a book one day—the things that happened on and […]

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On The Beat 2/23/16

Death and taxes, taxes, taxes! By Jim Bucher When tax time is looming, Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote about death and taxes is often mentioned. His “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” quote is one of the most enduring quotations from the inventor, politician, writer and founding father. Me personally? Well, normally I receive a ‘refund,’ […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]

Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite […]

On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up […]

On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott […]

Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty […]