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On Your Marc: 10/25

A life too short By Marc Katz   I spoke to Elijah Chatman the morning he died 43 years ago. He wasn’t sick and I can’t remember a word he said, except it probably was entertaining. I was gathering preview material for the Dayton Public League basketball season, about to begin, just a week after […]

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On Your Marc: 10/18

Pigskins and pints By Marc Katz I’m actually writing this before the Ohio State football game at Wisconsin Saturday night, but the marching orders from this paper have always been to write a sports column without the scores. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do, and not tell you the Buckeyes beat the Badgers […]

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On Your Marc: 10/11

UD Flyers play top football, too Sure, I could take you on a nostalgia trip back to the late 1950s and early 1960s when my brothers and I would walk the six blocks to Capital University in the Columbus suburb of Bexley to watch the Crusaders play what amounted to Division III football at old […]

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On Your Marc: 10/4

With a smile and a wink Arnold Palmer in Dayton By Marc Katz   One of Dayton’s extraordinary golf writers, Bucky Albers, says he can count four times Arnold Palmer visited Dayton, and that doesn’t include his play in the old Kroger Senior Classic in nearby Mason. Albers, a long-time sports writer for the Dayton […]

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On Your Marc: 9/27

Guaranteed rate by Marc Katz A lot of people got a lot of laughs when the Chicago White Sox sold the naming rights to their stadium to Guaranteed Rate, a lending company whose name does not sound all that much better than U.S. Cellular Field, the replacement park for the old Comiskey Park – which […]

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On Your Marc: 9/20

Growing up with the Reds Jay Bruce: power hitter, nice guy By Marc Katz I was going to use this space for something else this week, but I can’t get Jay Bruce out of my mind. Little more than a month after the struggling Reds traded their power-hitting outfielder to the Mets, Bruce visited Cincinnati […]

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On Your Marc: 9/13

Dreamer to famer Chet Moeller’s quiet ride to the Hall of Fame By Marc Katz   He was a dreamer, Chet Moeller said of himself. He grew up in Kettering, when Jack Tatum was starring at safety for Ohio State. He saw the All-America Tatum and thought some day he could be that kind of […]

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Back in the game

With Reds’ Dave Miley By Marc Katz   You will not be wrong if you happen by Franklin County High School in Brookville, Indiana, next spring and think you see former Reds Manager Dave Miley coaching the baseball team there. It will be Miley teaching the game, settling down where his wife Andrea grew up […]

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Buck it

The great expectations of Ohio State By Marc Katz Politicians always claim to be able to do things that can’t be done, and football coaches publically hope they can win a game they can’t possibly lose. Why is that? Why are politicians so sure of themselves and football coaches so cautious? Well, I don’t really […]

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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 at Hara Arena, and plenty of rodeos and truck pulls and politicians, as well. But the also iconic complex that will close with a comic book show this week will always be known to me […]

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On Your Marc: 8/16

Sports music By Marc Katz If you read Dayton City Paper regularly, you probably know of Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. If you only read this column, you don’t know anything about her at all. Neal Gittleman introduced us, though it’s a story. It’s like one of those Donald Trump stories – I know her well, except, I […]

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At 56, Browning can still bring it

ON YOUR MARC By Marc Katz It’s a little lonely without Tom Browning hanging around as pitching coach of the local Class A Midwest League team, but he says he had to take a year off to take care of some personal matters and suspects he’ll return as soon as he can. Media members have […]

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Bark better than bite

On Your Marc Katz by Marc Ka OK, I’m relatively new to this, writing about pets. I don’t have one, and hardly ever did except for a brief period during my childhood when my two brothers and I had a dog for about a year who became too big for the yard, was given away […]

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On Your Marc: 7/26

I choose you, Ball of Fame By Marc Katz Pokemon GO? Really? You need a cell phone. You need a location. What the heck are you looking for, anyway? And when you find it, what do you have? “Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokemon with Pokemon GO for iPhone and […]

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On Your Marc: 7/19

Be careful where you launder By Marc Katz Not to go all profiling on you, but there is a reason why restaurants are sometimes named after the kinds of food they serve. You go to a Chinese restaurant to eat Chinese food. You go to an Italian restaurant for Italian food, and so on. I […]

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On Your Marc: 7/12/16

Grove blossomed as a pitcher, not talker By Marc Katz Did I ever tell you about the time I spoke with Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Grove? It wasn’t much of a conversation. I said hello and told him who I was and what I wanted to talk about. He knew I knew who he […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]