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Jun
29

The Reality Of Pete’s (Our Own) Issues, And Baseball

Last week’s revelations about Pete Rose betting as a player no baseball don’t move me away from a position of having him reinstated. Compared to the rest of the issues we turn a deaf ear to, it’s no big deal.

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Jun
28

The Sad Fact Of Life After 50….

What it’s like to discover that you can no longer hold your morning coffee (or anything else) til noon. And worse, to find that you’re just like people you never thought you’d be!

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Jun
25

Why The “Grand Plan” Is Doomed To Fail….

A column in the recent National Review details why the liberal agenda has finally reached its peak without actually getting to the top. I say…it never had a chance!

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Jun
25

In One Word….”Max”

The popular and productive coach of the Vikings has built a culture of football at Miami East as he reaches the venerable stage of his career; and carries on with the same passion for the game and his kids as he had on the day he arrived. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature on Max Current.

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Jun
23

40 Receive Financial Aid At Annual SWDAB Scholarship Banquet

40 southwest student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in competition and the classroom Tuesday at the annual Southwest District Athletic Board Scholarship Banquet hosted by the Dayton Marriott. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
22

A Night With Jim Bouton, 37 Years Ago….

A signed copy of his book, Ball Four, is more important to me than most others. Just six years after his book came out, I saw Jim Bouton and his knuckleball…eye to eye! Almost forty years later, he’s still pitching his passion for the game of baseball. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
22

The Doctor Is In: On Sports Injuries To The Mouth….

You don’t see it often, but when the unthinkable happens in sports it’s what you need to know on what to do, and when to do it, for injuries to your mouth. Our expert, Dr. Mark Armstrong, of Troy, tells you here…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
20

Father’s Day: Things I Would Have Done Differently…But Didn’t!

If you’re one to reflect, what man doesn’t take a moment each year to think about what is, and what might have been, when he thinks of his own father…of himself? To the honor of all “Dads”, read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
19

Entourage…Is Gar-bage For The Soul

For something so anticipated, movie theaters are empty, and after seeing it, one has to wonder about the empty character of those who paid to make the movie, Entourage.

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Jun
18

Starting Over…In Troy

Someone’s Watching?…In Troy they’re hoping that a new regime under Matt Burgbacher (above), and a constant reminder of the past, can turn around the bad fortunes of a once-proud football program. The question is…how, and how soon? Read more in the latest Press Pros inside summer profile.

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Jun
17

I’ve Had Enough, Cleveland…

Now that it’s over, some words on why I’ll never feel sorry for Cleveland and the “curse” of not winning a major sports championship. A lot of other towns haven’t won, either, and they’re doing just fine!

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Jun
16

Summer Vacation…And A Second Lease

Road Map Of A Pitcher’s Journey…What it feels like to have that which you’ve done for so long, that which for a time was threatened, now restored in full bloom in the best summer of your life. Just ask Adam Niemeyer to show you his scar (top). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature!

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Jun
16

Summer Fun…At The Expense Of Scammers And Con Artists

It happens so often now they’re not just crooks…those who use the phone to take financial advantage of the unsuspecting are just plain nuisances. But they can be highly entertaining. Read about a whole different kind of summer entertainment in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
14

How Jacki Stonebraker’s Spending Her Summer Vacation….

Ninety days removed from the Versailles Lady Tigers winning their second state title under coach Jacki Stonebraker, her words might surprise you about the process of winning, and winding down. The first in our series of summer profiles on Press Pros…in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
13

Unfazed At The Fraze…Clark Manson

For a guy who loves coming home to perform, Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion provided another high rung on the “to do” list Friday for Covington’s Clark Manson. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
10

What 99.99% Of People In Sports…Can’t Do!

Forget LeBron and the repetitive stories about the Cavaliers trying to win a championship in Cleveland for the first time in 50 years. Try doing what Pat Venditte does and tell me if that’s not a whole lot tougher!

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Jun
9

What We Do For The 1%….

If what Bruce Jenner did is such big news…if it matters so much to so many…then why are there so few that did what Bruce Jenner did? And why should it matter to the rest of us?

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Jun
7

What Were The Best Local Stories Of 2014-’15?

Another year of local sports in the books leaves the inevitable question. What was the best story, or the best stories, of them all? It was hard to nail down, but some critical analysis by our staff came up with a half dozen with which it would be hard to argue. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
7

Division III: Canton Central Catholic Wins Third State Title

Canton Central Catholic parlayed a terrible first inning by Summit Country Day and made it stand for a 4-2 win in the Division III final.

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Jun
6

Division IV Final: No Drama In Newark Catholic Win

Newark Catholic used a championship performance by pitcher Rob Engle to cruise to its eighth state title in baseball. More in our latest inside feature from the state baseball tournament.

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