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Chew on this: 6/10

How diet affects wound healing By Jayne Powers Last fall, I described my harrowing experience of being ejected over the handle bars of my bike and sheering the bony tip of my elbow, the olecranon. Thankfully, my trauma doctor repaired the fracture with a plate and eight screws, and I was on my way to recovery, […]

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Out and in focus

Catherine Opie at Wexner Center By Susan Byrnes Photo: Catherine Opie, Mary, 2012 Photographer Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1961. She gained national recognition for her studio portraits of gay, lesbian and transgender men and women, often part of the sadomasochistic leather subculture in San Francisco and Los Angeles, that were featured […]

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Ask Rocco: 06/02

Straight guy for the queer eye By Rocco Castellano Now that I’ve got your attention… I hate these f–king themed columns, especially when it comes to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and whatever else people who say they want to use equality as an excuse to stand on a soapbox and scream for attention. In my world—the […]

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Chew on this: 06/02

Whole-grain migraine By Jayne Powers One of the problems with eating the healthy, good stuff is that it doesn’t always taste so good. For example, when I first experimented with whole-grain pasta, I remember it tasted overbearingly wheaty. For years afterward, I stuck with standard pasta, the amber kind made from semolina durum wheat, thinking […]

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Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we have to pay attention to not only what we eat, but how we prepare our food. With the air getting warmer and grilling season upon us, you may be planning for a weekend filled with […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/26

Prenatal vitamins and the false security they provide By Rocco Castellano Over the past few weeks you may have come to the realization that my wife is pregnant and that the health care system—specifically OB-GYN—sucks. At least from where I’m standing. We finally, at 34 f—ing weeks, were able to find an OB-GYN who didn’t […]

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Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I agree. Like, I wonder how true, or nutty, the truth is behind the health claims about coconuts. Coconut oil and other coconut products are often pitched as a cure-all food for a variety of chronic […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/19

Understanding pregnancy: a man’s eye view By Rocco Castellano I’m going to get my ass kicked and kicked hard for writing some of this week’s column but as someone very famous said once, “write what you know.” So I am. I wrote about my wife being pregnant in a couple of my last columns. Now, let […]

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Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the United States are obese or overweight. Other pets are not immune to this pet health crisis. If Polly wants a […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/12

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise By Rocco Castellano Not too many fans of mine know this, but my wife and I have a couple of Pomeranians. We’ve had upwards of nine at one time in our home. Yes, feeding time was as insane as you can imagine. We’re huge advocates […]

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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 […]