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On Your Marc: 2/7

In charge of everything Former Dragon Luis Bolivar slides into a management position with the team By Marc Katz We are approaching 1,000 players who have appeared in Class A Midwest League games for the Dayton Dragons over the past 17 years, almost all of them thinking their careers would wind up in the major […]

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On Your Marc: 1/31

Home runs and charity Carlos Pena’s reach extends beyond the baseball field By Marc Katz You pass through this town, even for an instant, you’re one of us. That’s the way it works. And Carlos Pena is one of those you’re glad to consider your own. In a capsule, he spent 1996 at Wright State […]

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On Your Marc: 1/24

A woman for baseball Alyson Footer makes strides for women in sports By Marc Katz It is 2017, and we’re still grappling with race, gender, and sex issues, although from what Alyson Footer told me the other day, progress has been made, especially in locker rooms. I wish we could treat the chancellor of Germany […]

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On Your Marc: 1/17

Defend to the end Scott Nagy rebounds as the Raiders’ new coach By Marc Katz Don’t get nervous. I’m going to throw a couple of scores and stats at you this week, just for reference. Normally, I try to stay away from scores and stats here. They sometimes get in the way of a good […]

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On Your Marc: 1/10

Too much time, too many issues Politics and sports have more in common than you might think By Marc Katz So, we’re going with an extension of the presidential campaigns, all negative. What went wrong with 2016? What didn’t, except for maybe the Cubs? Let’s face it: the Cubs win the World Series less often […]

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On Your Marc: 1/3

Good bite for the bark Frolic into the New Year with the Westminster dog show By Marc Katz I usually don’t tell people how to spend their money or make vacation recommendations, but it’s a new year, with a new administration, and new rules. If you’ve found some extra holiday money jingling around in your […]

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On Your Marc: 12/28

A new form of news Broadcast television is responsible for fake news, too By Marc Katz My 27-year-old son quit his job with NBC News because he did think the election was rigged, and in the wrong person’s favor. It wasn’t just that Donald Trump won the presidential election. I think Alex could live with […]

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On Your Marc: 12/20

Change of heart Donerik Black rides his BMX bike to a new beat By Marc Katz Donerik Black is still riding his BMX bike in local and national competitions, and winning some of them. He won three national races in 2015, and now he’s 47-years-old and expects to win more, even though he sometimes has […]

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On your Marc: 12/13

Bowl game bust After years of tweaking, the playoff system still isn’t right By Marc Katz   I hate being the old guy in the room, but it has been more than a week since a conference table full of “Bowl People” has chosen its four teams to play in the football playoffs—and 22 years […]

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On Your Marc: 12/6

Playing the long game While others moved, Carmen Cozza stayed put By Marc Katz It would be ridiculous to say there is a drumbeat to get rid of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh after only two seasons and two losses to…well, OK, maybe there is a small drumbeat, but I haven’t heard it yet. It would […]

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On Your Marc: 11/29

Hall of Famer Forrest Yantis’ photographs step into the light By Marc Katz I don’t know how Troy’s Forrest Yantis made it onto the field, and neither do many of the people who work at baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, where a trove of his exquisite back-and-white baseball portraits from the 1920s-’30s now reside. […]

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On Your Marc: 11/22

It’s YOU D By Marc Katz The year Archie Miller was hired to coach the University of Dayton men’s basketball team, Butler and VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) made it to the Final Four. That was 2011. Last season, Villanova won the whole thing. That’s Kentucky and Duke and Indiana and North Carolina and Kansas territory. […]

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On Your Marc: 11/15

  He saw, he learned, he won UD coach Mike Tucker says goodbye By Marc Katz Over the years, lots of people not interested in any particular sport asked me general rules of some game in case they were caught in a situation where they had to watch. It’s all about runs scored or points […]

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On Your Marc: 11/8

Minuita wins the Series By Marc Katz   Baseball’s off-season runs on minutia, and I’m going to get right to one of the best pieces of minutia I’ve ever seen. It’s not the 108-year gap between the Chicago Cubs’ World Series championships, or the 68-year-and-continuing winless run of the Cleveland Indians. You didn’t have to […]

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On Your Marc: 11/1

It’s a rigged vote By Marc Katz The polls are rigged. Of course they’re rigged. How could they not be? If you’re in the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, ACC, or Big 12 (or have the nickname Fighting Irish), you stand a much better chance of being selected for the college football playoffs Dec. 31, even […]

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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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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]