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Be Well, Marsha: 10/27/15

 The gland that rules By Marsha Bonhart It’s shaped like a butterfly, but if it’s out of order, it can sting like a bee. The right and left lobes create its wings, and the other element of that grouping is cone-shaped. All three of those parts rest against and around the trachea and larynx. At […]

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Health, Wellness, and Fitness: 10/20

One flu over the cuckoo’s nest By Marsha Bonhart Being hit by a truck is not the way I want to leave this world, but my sister insists because I am never sick, something traumatic will happen to me. Not a pleasant thought, but I understand what she is saying. I caught a cold last […]

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Health, Wellness, and Fitness: 10/20

Are you skinny fat? By Rocco Castellano I see them and hear from these kinds of people all the time. I know it seems like an oxymoron or just plain moronic but there really are skinny-fat people out there. Years back, I started writing a book called, “Fat People are Stupid… Then They Die.” It […]

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Be well, Marsha: 10/13

What some kids eat makes them sick By Marsha Bonhart P-E-A-N-U-T. Readers of this paper already know what those letters spell. Darryl and Patricia Griffin taught their toddler son to identify those letters in that same arrangement because they wanted to make sure he knew how to save his own life. Jared Christopher Griffin, at […]

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Ask Rocco: 10/13

The salt soap opera By Rocco Castellano For over 25 years I’ve been telling people that I have consulted or trained that salt, like sugar, is a vital part of our well-being, but still people ask the dumbest questions. Back in the ‘70s—I know most of you reading this don’t remember the bell-bottom days… actually […]

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Be well, Marsha: 10/06

The month of pink and purple By Marsha Bonhart Statistics this and statistics that. For a lot us, the numbers in those mathematical probabilities become names of people—some of whom we know, some of whom we love. This month, we address two health issues that tell us every day 113 people die from one and […]

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Ask Rocco: 10/06

Sodium Chlorite… so what’s the controversy? By Rocco Castellano Do you remember last year’s egg recall? Shit, I do. My wife and I went on a trip to California. Normally, I’m on top of everything food-wise but this time I had been under a little bit of stress and I just wanted to get to […]

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The rainbow connection?

A Thousand Invisible Threads: Mapping the Rhizome at Herndon Gallery By Joyell Nevins Photo: Toby Millman, Access and Closure Over a century ago, Scottish-American naturalist John Muir saw a connection in our universe. “When we try to pick out anything by itself,” he said, “we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” His […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/29

Are you the reason your kids are getting sick? By Rocco Castelland These past two weeks I have given you my opinion on vaccines—but there is more to the story than just giving kids shots that they don’t need. The modern family is a two-income family now and every woman (and man for that matter) […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/29

Smoking’s deadly consequences  By Marsha BonhartHis name is Brian. I met him as he was sitting in his wheelchair on the sidewalk of a hospital in northwest Ohio just over a month ago. Dressed in a hospital gown and robe, I teased him about smoking on the grounds of the medical facility.“Don’t you see the […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]