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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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On The Beat: 5/2

Fit for royalty King’s Island celebrates 45 years By Jim Bucher Back in the day, we didn’t have much in in the way of amusement parks. Oh, there was LeSourdsville Lake and Fantasy Farm down near Middletown, and Coney Island in Cincinnati, but that was it. Imagine then, as kids, when we heard the Taft Broadcasting Company, owners of TV and […]

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On The Beat: 4/25

Where are they now? In ‘Dayton and Beyond’ with Sharon Howard By Jim Bucher She was on-air locally at Channel 2 for a very long time, but where is Sharon Howard, née Davis-Fair, now? Seems like she was here one minute, gone the next. Sharon, though, is very much alive and well and onto a […]

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On The Beat: 4/18

Military green Cannabis can help our vets By Jim Bucher Can cannabis help our vets? Answer to my own question: YES. Our state is beginning to roll out legal medical cannabis (or pot, to you and I)—and frankly, it’s about time. To prove it, I spoke with a vet who dealt with some dark stuff […]

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On The Beat: 4/11

A journey like the Amazon By Jim Bucher Chicago is my kind of town. Years ago, my dad occasionally had business there (all legal of course—you know, the organized crime stuff) and he would bring the family along, always staying at the Executive House in “The Loop.” It still exists after many a name change, […]

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On the Beat: 4/4

Guarding early morning memories Live at Winter Guard International By Jim Bucher   About this time every year, my friend Carly Davidson gets a little “verklempt,” choked up. “Buch, my kids are grown and in college, but for years I schlepped them around in the soccer mom van, with flags and costumes hither and yon […]

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On the Beat: 3/28

Where are they now? Back on the air with Z-93’s Jeff Wicker By Jim Bucher photo: (l-r) Producer Dave Redelberger, Kim Faris, and Jeff Wicker Anybody remember Eaton, Dayton, Springfield Alive: Z-93? Bring back memories? Well, in the ’90s, I became friends with the radio station’s morning madman, Jeff Wicker and his 1992-1995 Wicker in the […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/15

The Docket

Slash and dash Taking the overused and overdone tactic of the “dine and dash” to a whole new level… a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/8

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On the run from a BB gun At a local historical park just a few days ago, a large truck was […]

Law & Disorder 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 […]