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On the beat: 05/26

A conversation with Chris Botti By Jim Bucher My many gigs after leaving the local TV news world include writing (or at least attempts at writing), producing and hosting social media videos, emcee work and, of course, changing urinal cakes (whatever pays the bills, right?). One of my ab-fab things to do is work for […]

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On the beat: 05/19

Patriot Freedom Festival returns By Jim Bucher One of the wonderful things about my 20 years plus as a TV feature reporter in Dayton was all the lifelong friends I made. From local business owners to nonprofit-owners, it was an eye-opening experience that showed me what’s here in Dayton and the Miami Valley. One of […]

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On the beat: 05/15

Late nights without Letterman By Jim Bucher May 20, 2015 is the day. The day – or rather night – my late evening viewing will be forever changed. Around 12:35 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, David Letterman will sign off on a remarkable 33 years of late night broadcasting. To be honest, I’m a bit misty eyed. I was […]

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On the beat: 04/28

Why is choosing not to have kids a bad choice? By Jim Bucher So, after writing some 125 columns for Dayton City Paper this one is a first. First in the sense that I’m not totally writing it – but the subject matter is something I can’t speak about. It’s a sore subject for some; […]

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On the beat: 04/21

Local Wheeler is on ‘The Wheel’ By Jim Bucher It’s “wheelie” a dream come true for Judy Wheeler. I mean after all, she plays the game well while watching TV from the cozy confines of her Barcalounger. What I’m referring to is America’s favorite game show – “Wheel of Fortune.” Millions of “Wheel” watchers tune […]

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On the beat: 04/14

Urban Nights defunct; now what? By Jim Bucher By now you’ve heard the news. Urban Nights, the wonderful twice-yearly Downtown Dayton promotional event is done. The everything-is-great-in-Dayton party pulled out all the stops, offering music, entertainment, shopping, dining and showing off its awesome central city housing. It was an offshoot of the old Downtown Dayton […]

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On the beat: 04/07

Putting a ‘stop’ to red light cameras By Jim Bucher Chances are you’ve seen them flash a time or two – hopefully when it popped off you weren’t the “pop-ee.” I’m talking about the loved or loathed red light cameras. Proponents say they cut down big time on accidents. Critics counter they’re nothing but revenue […]

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On the beat: 03/31

A look back at bygone businesses By Jim Bucher A while back in this very space, I asked our wonderful On the Beat readers here in Dayton City Paper to reminisce with me on some of the long gone restaurants from days gone by. You came through with flying colors. Now it’s time for those […]

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On the beat: 03/24

Are school snow days a snow job? By Jim Bucher I hope as of this writing that the 2014-15 winter season, and more specifically the snow, is in the history books. And speaking of, it is now official for our friends in Boston this was snowiest winter EVER, since the record keepers have been doing […]

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On the beat: 03/17

It’s ‘Pan’-demonium! By Jim Bucher It was a classic Disney cartoon. Then a wonderful live TV broadcast with Mary Martin and later an NBC TV remake. It’s a ballet, a new “twist” Broadway show and now the Wright State Theatre Department is taking a stab at it, or should I say hook? Yes, it’s Peter […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]