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Back on the beat with Ashley Martin By: Jim Bucher During my career at a certain TV station in town, my duties morphed into a bunch of things. One of those things was to profile “up and comers.” So, now it’s cool here in the Dayton City Paper to continue to highlight what’s great in […]

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The Bob Barker of Dayton radio By Jim Bucher Photo: Rick LaBeau handling the hosting duties for the weekly  broadcast of Mix 107.7’s Saturday Night Mix; photo credit: Rick LaBeau If Rick LaBeau were on a baseball team, he’d be called a utility player. You know, a guy that can pinch hit, run bases and play almost […]

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Some good out of the bad By Jim Bucher Photo: 2013 recipient of the Wahid Abdullah Memorial Fund Scholarship, Da’Montae Quincy, with Jim Bucher It happens way too often. We hear about it almost daily, someone’s life taken by the hands of another. This happened 20 years ago. It was summer 1993: a promising young high […]

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Is it time to just be happy and gay? By Jim Bucher As a follow-up to last week’s Dayton City Paper, Pride Edition, it got me thinking of how things have changed but continue to, sorta, be the same. I can remember when (yes, I was living back then) the west side of Dayton was […]

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One-woman cheerleading squad for Dayton By Jim Bucher Come on, I know you hear it all the time from young and old, “I can’t wait to get out of Dayton, nothing to do here, no jobs, no opportunities, etc. etc.” Very rarely do you hear, ”Hey guess what, I’m moving my wife, kids and the […]

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Summertime film fun By Jim Bucher With the theatre season winding down at the Victoria and Schuster Center, it’s now time to heat things up for the summer with some cool films back up on the big screen where they belong. Yes, the Cool Films Series is back at the Victoria with some of Hollywood’s […]

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May days By Jim Bucher You all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” right? But is it true? Well, I think those are flowers, but I can’t see them through the weeds. So, what other “things” happen for the rest of May? Glad I asked. Well, some of these May days you’ll have […]

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There goes the neighborhood(s)  By Jim Bucher As a born and raised Daytonian living in the same house my grandfather raised my dad, aunt and uncle, then me and my brother, now I’m doing the same with my kids. I’m pretty knowledgeable on the subject of, “What in the heck happened to our once proud […]

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Buch looks back  By Jim Bucher I got to thinking (that’s twice in a week, my poor brain) with the Dayton City Paper on it’s quest to save the Dayton Arcade in a practical way as the new location for the Dayton Metro Library and quite possibly the Arcade’s last chance before the wrecking ball […]

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Buch’s stuck in traffic  By Jim Bucher Well, where do I begin, but at the beginning? So, the publisher of this fine publication, Paul Noah, and I connected recently about the possibility of me writing a weekly column for the Dayton City Paper (guess you can figure out the outcome, ’cause here I am.) Now […]

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The Docket: 3/21

Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted By Ehron Ostendorf Editor’s Choice Hot case A fire lieutenant responded to a car […]

The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]