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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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The Docket: 10/06

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Ain’t nobody got time for this An officer on patrol spotted a […]

Fall for all

The ’Burg is back with Fall Fest 2015 By Zach Rogers Photo: The Miamisburg Fall Festival takes place Oct. 10 […]

The Docket 09/29

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee ‘Not in fact a crack whore’ At about 5:20 p.m. an officer […]

The Docket 09/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee You can’t handle the ‘truth’ The victim reached police on a grand […]

The Docket: 09/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee A magician never reveals his secret When taking out money from his […]

The Docket 09/08

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Love thy neighbor After his neighbor threatened him with a knife, a 42-year-old man decided […]