McCoy, Cartwright, Schusters among those to be added to Dayton Walk of Fame

Two Dayton sports legends, an internationally known voice artist and the couple whose name appears on one of Dayton’s most well-known buildings are among the new inductees to the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame.

The inductees will be officially installed into the Hall of Fame today, Sept. 22, during a luncheon at the Sinclair Ponitz Center sponsored by CareSource and Cox Media Group.    

The names of the 10 new inductees were announced during the Walk the Walk street party in Dayton’s Wright-Dunbar neighborhood in May.

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Here is the list of the 2016 inductees as described by the Wright-Dunbar, Inc.:

Dayton Daily News Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy. McCoy has covered the Cincinnati Reds since 1972 and was inducted into the writers wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Former University of Dayton basketball Coach Donald J. Donoher. He led the program for 25 years and is the all-time winningest men's basketball coach in UD history.

Nancy Cartwright, internationally known as the voice of Bart Simpson.

Philanthropists Dr. Benjamin and Marian Schuster, for whom the Schuster Performing Arts Center is named. A three-decades in the making dream of a new performing arts center was made possible through their leadership and a donation of $8 million.

Martin Robison Delany, a President Abraham Lincoln appointed field rank major in 1865. He was the highest-ranking African American officer in the Civil War.

Bette Rogge Morse, the host of the “The Bette Rogge Show” interviewing nationally known celebrities. Inducted into the Dayton area Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003

Norma and Robert “Bob” Ross, the first African-American Mercedes-Benz Dealer in the world. Upon Mr. Ross’ passing, Mrs. Ross took over the dealership, while continuing her role as leader in Dayton philanthropy.

General Janet Wolfenbarger,  a cadet in the first class of females to enter the Air Force Academy, she went on to become the first women to attain the rank of four-star general.

Since its inception in 1996, more than 50 people and groups have been added to the Dayton Walk of Fame for “outstanding and enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world,” according to Wright Dunbar, Inc., an advocacy group for the economic revitalization of the Wright-Dunbar Business District.

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