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Be well, Marsha: 09/29

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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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Be well, Marsha: 09/22

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Is it all in your head? By Marsha Bonhart Photo: Julia Garner as “Sage” and Lily Tomlin as Elle Reid in “Grandma” I wish you good health. That includes the happiness and peace of mind that accompany it. If you are a believer, you can find that salutation in the Book of John, “I pray […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/22

Combo shots: don’t stick me with that By Rocco Castellano Last week I gave you some of the most ridiculous vaccines that should never make their way into a newborn baby’s body but Measles, Mumps and Rubella or MMR vaccine is one of those that I’m on the fence about. Very few kids or adults […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/15

Vaccines: The good, the bad and the ugly By Rocco Castellano This has got to be one of the most controversial subjects I’ll write about, except maybe abortion. I may try to tackle that in the future, but for now it’s vaccines. Most of you who read my column know that my wife just had […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/15

Costly, quiet disease By Marsha Bonhart When you are active without any weight issues, you might think gnawing hunger and fatigue are connected to a healthy appetite and a busy, somewhat athletic lifestyle. Suddenly, nothing seemed to satisfy what seemed to be the constant buzz in my gut, even my strong urge to eat a […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/08

Hurt by the bell By Marsha Bonhart I am not an abusive parent. However, yes, I admit to using what could be considered unethical tactics to encourage my younger son to get out of bed on school mornings. Despite fairly strict scheduled bed times, he just didn’t seem to get enough sleep. The 7-minute ride […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/08

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano A while ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” that was basically a wild rant against the pieces of shit that allow this so-called nutrient to invade every crevice of our food supply. As unaware participants in an obvious population reduction experiment… wait a second… […]

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Accident and control

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Meet the Artist: Doug Fiely By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Doug Fiely, Garden Tools   I’ll admit it. Printmaking is my media conundrum. Woodcut. Engraving. Etching. Mezzotint. Aquatint. Drypoint. Lithography. Screenprinting. Monotype. Too many ways to make a line. But, gosh, I’m drawn to it. So many lines. So many different ways to make a line. So […]

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Emerging figures

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Deborah Kahn: Paintings and Drawings on view at WSU By Joyell Nevins Photo: Deborah Kahn, Remembering, 2015   Deborah Kahn’s figure drawings don’t begin in her head. They emerge from paint. “I don’t start with a source,” Kahn says. “I start just moving colors, lines and shapes.” And when those colors and lines start to […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/01

The best motivation to start exercising By Rocco Castellano I get asked this question many times a year. It’s become one of my staple questions in my FAQs. “What is the best motivation to help me start exercising?” As you know, I’m not really a big fan of drone-like, repetitive, same-thing-every-other-day stupid shit. One thing […]

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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 […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]