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Jul
23

Don’t Turn Your Back…On Lehman!

They graduated their quarterback and some talented skill position players, but the new crop of Lehmanite replacements has Dick Roll in a familiar teaching frame of mind, and opposing coaches taking notice. Read another summer football profile in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
22

Four Years Later Denny’s Still Working….

Four years after his video refute of Barack Obama went viral, Sidney businessman Denny Sollman has resigned himself to ignoring the current rhetoric…and to an endless stream of paperwork.

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Jul
21

Schondo’s Third Act….

A rich past of experience makes Jason Schondelmyer’s job of building a football program at Tri-Village a labor of love. A clean slate…from the ground up. A new tradition for a small town in Darke County that he promises will come as naturally as basketball. No one could be more excited, as you’ll discover in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
18

New HS Baseball Rule Paints Glass Half Full, Half Empty….

More legislation coming from the National Federation of High School Baseball rules people to govern the number of pitches that can be thrown by teenager pitchers. This is good…sort of!

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Jul
16

Will We Ever Know How Much We’ve Lost…?

The oldest book on earth proclaims that out of our mouths come that which lives in our hearts. Today’s rhetoric from our freedom to speak paints some frightening examples.

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Jul
16

Dad’s Garden….

The memory of my dad will never fade as long as his garden, now in my care, stays green, productive…and weed-free! Something different on a lazy July weekend to invoke memories of a lot dads who made the rest of us keep summer weeds out of the garden. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
14

The 4th Of July: The “End” Of Summer…?

Ask you cook those burgers today and wash ’em down with some “coldies”, I’ll share some insight on how fast life is actually lived. A summer milestone stands as testimony that “vacation” is over…another school year and sports season is just one month away! Share for a moment today’s inside feature.

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Jul
12

Brent Niekamp And The Pressure Of Being What You Are: “From Day One…”

In Ft. Recovery they’re excited to prove something. One, that last year’s Division VII title was no fluke. And two, that success is sweeter when you wait for it that long. Just ask coach Brent Niekamp (above). Read more in our summer profile series on area football in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
10

Commentary: Those That Pity The Poor Reds…..

If you think it’s “bush” for anyone to criticize the Reds by simply stating what they see…or reprinting what others say about what they see, understand. It gets worse the closer you get to Cincinnati, and GM Walt Jocketty (above) is probably hearing the noise. An interesting view on what to think about the Reds in today’s inside feature.

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Jul
9

Slow Down: Construction Zone Ahead On Press Pros

If you’ve noticed, we’re running a little slow recently. And there’s a logical explanation if you’ll take the time to observe the signs.

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Jul
9

In Covington: In ‘Cates’ Your Wondering….?

The new coach of the Covington Buccs is their youngest ever, armed with enthusiasm, appreciation for tradition, and a vow to incorporate a few new wrinkles. He plans to throw the football. Read more on summer prep for area football in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
8

To Any, And Every, Law Enforcement Officer Who Reads Press Pros…..

What happened in Dallas is shameful, and heart-breaking. And worse, there won’t be enough in number, or in volume of voice, to speak out in the defense of those fallen, and those left to protect. This small website…will!

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Jul
3

The 4th Of July As I’ve Known It, As We See It Now…..

Rally To The Flag?…240 of them now and counting, with some perspective on 4th of Julys past, and how one can make the argument that the present relates not so comparably to the holiday we once celebrated. Read about it in our Independence Day Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
2

Boys Of Summer: UD’s Nick Ryan, And One Last Hurrah….

The second baseman of the UD Flyers is unhappy about his team’s season, his season, concerned over improvement for 2017. As a result, he’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to get better and hedge any negative carryover. Read more on this 4th of July weekend in our Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
29

Summer Baseball: Dress Rehearsal For Jacob Barnwell…

The Buckeyes’ backup catcher is in Lima this summer preparing for whatever comes his way in 2017. He hopes, of course, it’s a lot of time behind home plate. Read more of our series of where are they now, and what are they doing…in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
26

Catching Up With Wade Martin…..

The skinny freshman who once came within an out of pitching a no-hit perfect game in the state tournament is learning to refine and define his game, now making a pitch at Marshall University to learn the business of baseball…and life. Read a good a baseball story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
24

Singing (But Not Loud) With The Statler Brothers….

Ever Seen These Guys? ….. An old newspaper clipping reminded me this week of another memorable occasion as a minor league umpire…one that had nothing at all to do with baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
23

Something Old, Something New At Houston….

After 30 years the Houston has a new basketball coach, but not without a bit of familiarity…and even the blessing of the former coach. Former Russia assisatant Brad Francis is the new coach of the Wildcats. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
22

Cavaliers Win, And Dale Wasn’t Here To See It…..

52 years after the last championship in Cleveland, my friend and colleague Dale Meggas missed something he would have dearly loved – and not just for the sake of a title. If life’s really not fair, it must have gotten that way, in part, at Dale’s expense. Read more in today’s remembrance on Press Pros.

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Jun
21

Southwest District Board Honors Its Scholar Athletes

An annual rite of passage, the Southwest District Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association took time Tuesday evening to honor its elite student athletes at the Dayton Marriott for accomplishment on the playing field and in the classroom. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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