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The Y2K-Kid/Pett Project continues  By Jim Bucher   Photo: The Y2K Kid – Josie Pett of Miami Township Josie Pett turned 14 years old on Wednesday. Now, why is this a big deal, you ask? Well, it’s because 14 years ago Josie was the first baby born, as far as we can tell, in the new […]

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Christmas decorations – Part Deux By Jim Bucher Depending on when you’re reading my column in the Dayton City Paper, let me cover all the bases – If you’re reading it before Christmas, well, by all means, have a Merry Christmas. If you’re checking it out after Christmas, I hope you had a good one. […]

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In sync with Synergy Incubators By Jim Bucher  Photo: Working at Synergy Incubators; photo: Dolce Photography Hey, have you guys heard of Synergy Incubators? What? You’ve never heard of Synergy Incubators? Wait, for cryin’ out loud, I’ve never heard of Synergy Incubators. So, we’ll all learn together. It sounds like a “Sesame Street” episode, but Synergy […]

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Write the letter now  By Jim Bucher   First, here’s hoping your Thanksgiving holiday was full of family, friends, fellowship – and to be all inclusive, femaleship – and of course some fun. This, of course, was the day set up to reflect, give thanks and count our blessings, no matter how big or small. […]

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Happy Holiday Festival!  By Jim Bucher   Does anyone remember the old Holiday Festival Jingle from years ago? Now I’m going way back, but you have to add a little holiday music behind the words. OK, here goes. “It’s that very special time of year, very special! The Dayton Holiday Festival is here. Ring, linga, […]

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Kennedy’s Air Force One -– A piece of tragic history  By Jim Bucher  Photo: Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000 (Air Force One) at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) As we pause to reflect a solemn occasion in our country’s history, the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy 50 years […]

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Where were you when you heard the news?  By Jim Bucher   Photo: John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States During my parents’ generation, everyone could tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when news broke about Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, throwing our country into a war we, […]

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He loves to write books about Dayton  By Jim Bucher Photo: Author Curt Dalton helps to keep Dayton history alive Truth in disclosure here. It’s time to come clean. A few articles back, I proclaimed myself – with my vast knowledge on the subject – an amateur Dayton historian. Well, part of that is true. I […]

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Who is really under that hat?  By: Jim Bucher Photo: Sgt. Jeff Kramer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol During a recent jaunt on I-70, like many of you, my blood pressure shot through the roof. You see, in my rear view mirror was an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser, the OSHP, if you will. Why […]

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Is it just me?  By Jim Bucher  Photo: [l to r] Ginny Strausburg and Jim Bucher at the “Sugarplum Festival of Trees” OK, let me explain that headline. No, I’m not a hall of famer in baseball, football or racing, but rather I’ve been humbly nominated into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame. A true honor […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]