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High gas prices give me gas! By Jim Bucher OK, time for my ongoing rant against the oil companies and high gas prices. But first, a couple of observations: How come gas goes up 30 cents in two minutes, but drops a couple of cents every week? By the time it gets to something I […]

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What makes summer great in Dayton? By Jim Bucher Well now, that was some winter, wasn’t it? I know, I know, it’s been over for quite some time, but now summer has officially begun. In the past, NCR’s Old River Park on Patterson Boulevard was the place for me to begin and end the season. […]

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Wake up weekdays with the nicest guy in radio By Jim Bucher Photo: Jeff Stevens [middle] and his ’80s band Stranger Life, for the most part, is about routine, stability and being comfortable. Whether in a relationship or with your friends, humans like familiarity. So, it’s reassuring to know, when gas prices go sky high […]

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Meet the Rubi Girls: A sparkling bunch of guys By Jim Bucher Photo: One of Dayton’s Rubi Girls prepares for a show; photo: David D. Lumsden Las Vegas may have its showgirls and New York, The Rockettes, but Dayton is loud and proud for their very own Rubi Girls. “What?” you say. “Who are the […]

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Parenting 101 in 2014, Part 2 By Jim Bucher Wow, who woulda thunk it? Back in February, I had an epiphany for an article idea. It was over an argument with my 18-year-old daughter over lots of things, but mainly her right to drive. Right? No – last I checked driving is a privilege. The […]

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Attention deficit … wait, what was I saying? By Jim Bucher ed, chances are I have it. Heck, I made a career out of it during my on-air days as a news reporter on local TV. I’m told it’s a good sign – that we who have it are creative thinkers; our minds are always […]

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Stand by, in three … two … one … cue awards! By Jim Bucher Photo: Members of the Ponitz Career Technology Center team accepting their national first place award I don’t know about you guys out there in Dayton City Paper land, but it seems like public schools around the country sure do get their fair […]

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Starring William Christopher Stephens By Jim Bucher Photo: Dayton native William Christopher Stephens I started a list. Now, it’s not a complete list, just what I can come up from the top of my head. The list is of famous people born in Dayton – or close to Dayton, sort of like horseshoes. Let’s see, well […]

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What will you do this summer? By Jim Bucher The title of this article sounds a lot like that horror film some years back – “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Well, this column is by no means here to frighten you, but it could be if the kids are out of school for […]

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‘Bid’ hello to the Great TV Auction By Jim Bucher Going once, going twice, SOLD! Gosh, I love that kind of talk. And you’ll hear plenty of it this week during the “Great TV Auction,” airing now on ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV14, your local PBS stations. It’s a raucous, fun event to watch and offers a […]

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News of the weird 11/25

By Chuck Shepherd Weird patriotism November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals’ […]

The Docket 11/25

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove This week, Docket editor Charles Grove […]

Advice Goddess: 11/25

By Amy Alkon Scoot force My husband’s been saving for a motorcycle, and I was excited about riding on the […]

HO, HO, HOmetown holiday celebration

Santa Claus is coming to Troy By Janell R. Ward Photo: Don’t miss the finale of the Troy Hometown Holiday parade, […]

News of the weird: 11/18

With Chuck Shepherd The other world series In October, another premier world sports event reached its climax, with one team […]

Advice Goddess 11/18/14

Along came polygraph by Amy Alkon   I’m an aspiring comedian – seriously aspiring – so I’m out most nights […]