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On the Beat: 10/25

‘The ghost lady’ Haunted Ohio’s Chris Woodyard by Jim Bucher   OK, it’s time to put this whole ghosts, goblins, and spirits from beyond stuff to rest. I mean come on already, there’s no such thing as… WAIT… What was that? Remember the cowardly lion in Wizard of Oz with his panicky delivery, “I do […]

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When there’s a will…

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Legal ways to cope with death By Steven Strain   I think I had an average progression when it comes to experiencing death.  First there were the family pets: a goldfish, a hamster, the family dog. Then came the elderly family member, my grandfather, to be exact. I was 3 or 4, and it didn’t […]

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On The Beat: 10/18

When a car accident wrecks your week by Jim Bucher So, my day was going well a couple of Wednesdays back. Yes, it was raining, but I was having a good time in an edit session for my production business with my partner and a client. It was dinnertime, so I ran to get pizza […]

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Close encounters of the bard kind

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40th annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference at Wright State By Gary Spencer Photo: Actress Carla Bennett in the Gershwin musical Crazy For You at the Stratford Theatre Festival, who also teaches workshops at ‘Encountering Shakespeare’ “To be or not to be?” That is definitely not a question when it comes to the annual Ohio Valley […]

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On The Beat: 10/11

The house on the hill by Jim Bucher   Ions ago during my Channel 2 feature reporting days, it was wonderful for a hometown boy telling hometown stories in his hometown. Can I use the word “hometown” anymore in a sentence? I miss those days because there is so much to share, but the gang […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/4

Syria’s Peace agreement Made possible by avoiding the U.S. By Mark Luedtke You may have heard of the short-lived ceasefire agreement between the U.S. and Russia in Syria. What you probably didn’t hear of is the peace deal that instigated it, a peace deal made between Turkey and Iran and brokered by the Russians. The […]

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On The Beat: 10/4

Taking flight Air Force Museum Historian Jeffrey Underwood departs By Jim Bucher He’s an unassuming, quiet warrior. Humble, but a task master, getting the job done and then some. We all knew someone in school like this gentleman, one who gets an assignment and, before you know it, completes it with time to spare. The […]

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On The Beat: 9/27

Sculpting a local legacy by Jim Bucher So, it’s true. You do learn something new every day. Well, at least the subject of this column is new to me. Let me explain. As a kid, I always looked forward to a trip downtown to the main library branch. I’m old enough to remember when it […]

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The love craft

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Dayton scribes twist reality in new books By Tim Walker Photo: “Eat the Night” by West Milton’s Tim Waggoner, coming out this November; “A Natural History of Hell” by Jeffrey Ford; and “Squirm With Me,” the newest novel from Andersen Prunty It happens every year at this time—the days get shorter and nights grow cooler, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/27

Terror up the streets Government highways test self-driving cars by Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned your own road, and your children, family, and friends all drove on it. Now, imagine some multi-billionaire asked if he could test his self-driving car on your road next to your family. The billionaire could build his own roads and […]

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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 […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]