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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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Is it just me? By Jim Bucher  As I sit here pondering the subject of my next column, my Dad’s words come to mind, which I believe were plagiarized by a guy named Murphy – as in Murphy’s Law. “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” I do believe this is the unofficial Bucher […]

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Waynesville + Sauerkraut = Tons of fun  By Jim Bucher  Don’t you love humble beginnings? Case in point … Many, many years ago two gentlemen by the names of Kettering and Deeds decided they were weary from starting their automobile engines by turning an impractical hand crank on the front of the car. So, together […]

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What happened to chivalry?  By Jim Bucher   According to Wikipedia, the online, open-forum encyclopedia – thought I’d sound hip saying that instead of, “According to my Encyclopedia Britannica in book form on my bookshelf” – the word “polite” means “having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.” The word “courteous” […]

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Dayton beer memorabilia … or lack thereof  By Jim Bucher   Photo: A vintage bottle from Dayton’s Olt Brewing Company The Buchers and beer history in the Miami Valley go way back. I’m the proud descendent of Robert Edgar. “Who is Robert Edgar,” you say? Well, first, he’s my great-great grandfather, with maybe a great added […]

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Old sayings … say what?  By Jim Bucher Many a quick wit was the norm in my family from Mom, Dad, uncles and aunts. There always seemed to be a wisecrack or four in the conversation. Guess that’s where I get it. But what was perplexing is those old sayings and where they came from. […]

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To Google or not to Google … By Jim Bucher  OK, we’ve all done it. You’d be lying if you tell me “No.” I’ve done it a few times. It’s not illegal, of course. Well, in our country at least. But in light of recent events, our government probably already knows we do it. I’m talking […]

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Life – for all of us, it’s terminal  By Jim Bucher   Photo: The grand monuments at Woodland Cemetery One thing we all have in common in life – it’s  for sure, guaranteed, puts us all on the same playing field, my friends – death. Wow! Did I wake up on the wrong side of the bed or […]

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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 […]

The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman […]

Advice Goddess: 11/11

By Amy Alkon Scold rush  I try to be direct, but my girlfriend often sees this as meanness. For example, […]

The Docket 11/11/14

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a […]

news of the weird 11/11

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Baby beauty Amanda Collins, 28, took “beauty pageant mom” to the next level (down) […]