Write the letter now

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. I’m sure when …

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Who is really under that hat?

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 did I panic? I was going the speed limit, not texting – at that …

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A New Era at Hara

Is it curtains for Hara Arena or can the community come together to save the legendary entertainment complex. Read all about it in the latest edition of The Dayton Magazine as contributing writer Jim Bucher finds out. It would seem like anyone who has called Dayton home in their lifetime …

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Is it just me?

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 for me. …

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Waynesville + Sauerkraut = Tons of fun

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 they invented the self-starter. Unfortunately …

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What happened to chivalry?

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” is defined as being …

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To Google or not to Google …

 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 about Googling ourselves. Just …

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From the desk of Mayor Bucher

Now that we know the two candidates for Dayton Mayor in November’s election – Dayton City Commissioner Nan Whaley and former judge and Montgomery County Auditor A.J. Wagner – another person is jumping into the fray, me, Jim Bucher. OK, not really, but if I were sworn in as Dayton’s …

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Sexting through the ages

Dayton City Paper 08/13/2013   Well, It’s the Sizzling Summer Sex issue in this week’s Dayton City Paper.What exactly does that mean? I made a quick phone call to our fearless leader, Owner and Publisher of DCP, Paul Noah, to get the lowdown.   “Paul, it’s Buch,” I said. “Oh, hey there. What’s …

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