Remembering Dr. Creep

He was born Barry Lee Hobart on June 23, 1941. A native of Middletown, he was the nephew of horror film make-up artist and stuntman Doug Hobart, who hosted a traveling monster show in the 1940s and ’50s. This quite possibly predetermined his life as a beloved Miami Valley TV …

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Living with Alzheimer’s

The statistics are mind-numbing. As many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease – the most common cause of dementia among older people. One of those 5.1 is my mom, “Cookie.” She’s an awesome person, and she just turned 89. But more on mom later. It’s amazing how quickly …

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Whatchya watchin’?

I love people in social settings that say, “Oh, I never watch television,” then in the next breath start reeling off a dozen or so of their favorite shows. I admit it, the TV was my babysitter as a kid. “Go watch television!” mom would say when we we’re getting …

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You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Back in your parents’ or grandparents’ day, movies were shown in ornate movie palaces. Most films were in living black and white. Then, color film made a splash. Next, television showed up in most of our homes and the movie biz took a hit. So, film studios widened movie screens …

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What makes summer great in Dayton?

Well now, that was some winter, wasn’t it? I know, I know, it’s been over for quite some time, but now summer has officially begun. In the past, NCR’s Old River Park on Patterson Boulevard was the place for me to begin and end the season. Cooling off in the …

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Bucher Back on the Beat: Banshee @ Kings Island

  World’s Longest Inverted Roller Coaster! The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” makes its highly-anticipated debut this year at Kings Island. The first female-inspired thrill ride at a Cedar Fair Entertainment amusement park, Banshee will send riders screaming through 4124.1 feet of track and seven mind-bending inversions at speeds …

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