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Ask Rocco 12/1/15

My personal orthorexia By Rocco Castellano Last week, I reminisced about the past year of writing my column for Dayton City Paper. In that issue I quoted a reader that was not quite a fan. In the reader’s quote they used the phrase my “personal orthorexia.” Now for all of you who don’t have a […]

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Ask Rocco: 11/24/15

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Happy anniversary to me… By Rocco Castellano I begged and pleaded for the publisher of Dayton City Paper to put me on the cover for my one-year anniversary but I guess I’m just not good-looking enough … damn that David Beckham. So … it’s been a year this week that I’ve had the pleasure and […]

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Be well, Marsha: 11/24/15

Of epidemic proportions By Marsha Bonhart  For the life of me, I don’t know how the month got this far and I didn’t address it. Especially since it is so personal in so many ways. November is American Diabetes Month. This is when even more attention is drawn to a disease that in this country […]

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Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

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The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s my friend, regardless. Isn’t that how real friendship works? I accept her quirks with a shoulder shrug, but there is one subject upon which I draw the line and which I just cannot discuss with […]

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Ask Rocco 11/17/15

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Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground Normally I discuss the idiocy of our society’s ignorance of dieting and fitness related matters. Today I’m venturing off into slightly uncharted territory. Well, not really, but it seemed like a good lead in. I’m […]

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Ask Rocco 11/10/15

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If we really got back to nature By Rocco Castellano One of my favorite things to do is “blow” shit up. I don’t mean throw a grenade under a car, put an M-80 in a trash can “blow shit up.” I mean blow up lies, urban legends or misconceptions that have plagued us for years. […]

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Be Well, Marsha 11/10/15

Are we ‘meating’ cancer? By Marsha Bonhart It arrives through my front door mail slot faithfully each week. Like an obedient pet, I often take it for granted, not paying it much attention at first because its delivery is so loyal. Usually, I only glance and get back to it in a day or so. […]

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In a state of experimentation

Installation of "Appetite: An American Pastime" at the Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Studio visit with michael casselli by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kurt Miyazaki and Michael Casselli, Appetite: An American Pastime I first met Yellow Springs artist Michael Casselli as a resident artist as part of 2009’s Blue Sky Project. He had relocated to Yellow Springs from New York in 2008 to fight the closure of his alma […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 11/03/15

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A tough cell By Marsha Bonhart “You have lung cancer.” It’s one of the most dreaded phrases in a diagnosis. Five years ago, Kathleen Fennig of Beavercreek got that message. “A non-smoking relative was diagnosed with lung cancer and because I had been a smoker, I wanted to be screened,” she said. That was one […]

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Ask Rocco 11/03/15

The truth about your ‘natural’ diet By Rocco Castellano When people hear the term GMO I’m not sure they understand what an actual GMO is. For years, a certain segment of the population has been on a terror streak to stop what they call “Frankenfood.” For the most part, I’m with them when it comes […]

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Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]

Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]