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On The Beat: 10/17

When I first saw the quote, I thought Alabama’s Bill Battle was like so many other college athletics directors, full of puffery for a basketball coach he hated to fire because the coach was such a great guy and had tremendous student-athletes on his teams and never brought a hint of scandal to his school. […]

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On Your Marc: 10/10

The big lie Lots of basketball coaches lie, but not like Don Donoher By Marc Katz They lie and say they never cheated to get a player. They lie and tell the world how great they are. Donoher tells you he lasted 25 years at UD and won 437 games because 7-foot center Hank Finkel […]

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On Your Marc: 10/3

Winning causes The things that matter By Marc Katz Wright State’s men’s basketball team opened practice this week, and second-year coach Scott Nagy knows his longevity on campus is tied to the number of games he wins, not the number of scholars he graduates, or the number of good causes he promotes. He also knows […]

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On Your Marc: 9/26

Holding down the fort Hurricanes can’t even scare away true sports fans  By Marc Katz Ralph’s electricity went off at 5:32 p.m., a couple hours before Ohio State was hosting Oklahoma, and if you know anything about Ralph, you know he wanted to see that game. Ralph is 81-year-old Ralph Morrow, a former executive sports […]

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On Your Marc: 9/19

Heads held high A loss is a win By Marc Katz Bat bags and used bats, some of them cracked, some of them still useful, littered the floor and corners of the Fifth Third Field home clubhouse. A cardboard box held worn cleats and sweat-stained caps. Some jerseys hung on wire hangers in otherwise empty […]

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On Your Marc: 9/12

More than a game Former Dayton Dragons manager Alonzo Powell avoids Hurricane Harvey By Marc Katz That pitcher, Alonzo Powell was saying, “doesn’t really care if you have a situation. He wants to get you out.” The “situation” is in Houston, where Powell works as an assistant hitting coach for the Astros, the best team […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/12

A tale of two cameras Pay up and get beat down By Mark Luedtke Few issues have generated as much anger as red-light and speed cameras. Dayton’s rulers shut down red-light cameras at the end of 2015 to comply with state law, and they’ve been shut down ever since. It’s funny how current articles about […]

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On Your Marc: 9/5

Woody’s way, or the highway Looking back on Ohio State history as the new season starts By Marc Katz Laugh Out Loud. Isn’t that the way we say it these days? It’s LOL on your cell phone. I got into one of these laughing gigs recently reading about how Ohio State’s Urban Meyer isn’t afraid to […]

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On Your Marc: 8/29

By the seat of his pants Former Dragons player Didi Gregorius gets new pants By Marc Katz I have seen Peyton Manning endorse pizza, Shaquille O’Neal endorse back pain medication, and several athletes endorse athletic shoes, upscale clothing, and watches, none of which I can afford. I mean, I can afford the pizza, and the […]

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On Your Marc: 8/22

The Siri streak A class act in class A By Marc Katz I can’t seem to get out of my head what happened to Jose Siri recently, when he was working on a Midwest League-record 39-game hitting streak. This was not at all in my mind what happened to Pete Rose when he was stifled […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]