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On the beat: 03/10

Countdown to summer By Jim Bucher As I gaze outside at the frozen tundra with icicles glistening in the cold afternoon sun, I can only imagine warm days ahead. Hey, a guy can dream can’t he? My mind quickly jumps to a vision of enjoying some great music with cold beverage in hand at Fraze […]

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Local broadcasters honor their own By Jim Bucher If I may brag a little… It was Oct. 31, 2013, a born-and-raised Daytonian with a 25-plus year career on local television stood before his peers and accepted an award into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame. That dude was me. What an honor to be […]

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Observations from an observant mind By Jim Bucher Hello all! Hope you had a great week. I did, thanks for asking. So, thought I’d share some things I came across recently in my travels and travails. Did you by chance catch the wonderful show, “Family Shots” at the Human Race Theatre Company’s Loft Theatre? Written […]

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When news people make news By Jim Bucher As a former news man here locally on WDTN, Channel 2 for many years, thought I would offer my two cents (maybe a nickel with inflation) on some recent news events involving the people who give us our daily dose of television news. First, here locally: WHIO […]

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When friends visit… By Jim Bucher You know what I love best about writing my column for Dayton City Paper every week? It’s hearing from our fabulous readers. You guys are the best, hands down, and when I recently posted a question, you came through again. Was there any doubt? So, here it is. If […]

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Local author navigates e-book waters By Jim Bucher Are you one of the new converts, giving up on the thrill of holding a physical book in your hands for the ease and privacy of using a digital device? If you said yes, you are still in the minority. Check this out: the latest statistics from […]

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The Y2K Kid turns 15 By Jim Bucher Photo: Jim Bucher [left] and Dale Huffman [right] hold Josie Pett, the first baby born in the year 2000 On Jan. 1, 2015, Josie Pett had a birthday. Why is this a big deal? Well, because 15 years ago, Josie was the first baby born, as far […]

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My name is Jim Bucher, and I’m a smoker By Jim Bucher Stupid, stupid, stupid. I picked up the disgusting smoking habit again. Don’t ask me why, but – I’m sure like alcoholics, drug addicts, et al – you tell yourself, “how could one hurt?” Trust me here, DON’T DO IT! Back in my post […]

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Are men big babies when they’re sick? By Jim Bucher It was bound to happen sooner or later. After a very long stretch without so much as a sniffle, I think I’ve got it good. This bug I caught – or rather the bug caught me, has knocked me for a loop. Aches, pains, congestion […]

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On the beat: 01/06

When to un-decorate? By Jim Bucher Well, have you recovered? Did the Christmas season knock you for a loop? All the pushing and shoving at the mall; gosh, hope I didn’t hurt anyone. The gifts have been distributed with – hopefully – minimal returns. And the last of the ripped up wrapping paper is in its proper […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]