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Be Well, Marsha 01/12/16

The letter C The ads are everywhere. You can hear them on the radio, see them on television and read them on printed materials. Like banners carrying life-saving messages, you will find them on the sides, backs and interiors of public transportation, warning you about a liver infection that can kill. If you’re smart and […]

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Be Well, Marsha 1/5/16

The law of 100 By Marsha Bonhart It is something to which most of us aspire. Living to be 100 is what we admire, but only a small percentage achieve. But it makes us all feel so very good when we see the proclamations and accolades about folks who make it to the special group […]

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Ask Rocco 1/5/16

Seven things to make 2016 the year of fitness By Rocco Castellano So not only did my wife have an unbelievable baby boy just six short months ago, we also decided to do the unthinkable—move! There is nothing that is more of a pain in the ass than moving. I think the only silver lining […]

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Ask Rocco 12/29/15

… and what a F–ked up year it’s been By Rocco Castellano The fun part about writing a weekly column is that you are able to address the stupidity as you see fit as current events unravel. One problem … the idiots came out in droves this year and it was too overwhelming to fit […]

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Be Well, Marsha 12/29/15

We all fall down By Marsha Bonhart I am getting clumsier by the year. I was decorating the Christmas tree last weekend and hit my head several times on the chandelier that hangs near it. I mean really big smacks. One sent me to the floor. I think to create stronger footing, I have created […]

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Ask Rocco 12/22/15

For those with hip and back pain, here’s your Christmas present By Rocco Castellano For years I have found it nearly impossible to actively stretch my hamstrings and hips, and because it’s such a pain in the ass, literally, I have lived with hip and low back pain. I love hiking and cycling but I […]

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Be Well, Marsha 12/22/15

New year, new you By Marsha Bonhart Here we are, as we find ourselves each December, looking to a new year for refreshing possibilities. If you notice, I am reserved as I write about what can come with a new year.  Embracing refreshed possibilities is a lot easier to grasp than promises of totally revamping […]

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Ask Rocco 12/15/15

One hundred push-ups a day By Rocco Castellano Have you ever tried to do 100 push-ups in a row? When I was a kid, my brother and I would wake up every morning and try to outdo each other. I was 150 pounds and he was 90 pounds, so guess who won every morning? Plus, […]

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Be Well, Marsha 12/15/15

How sweet it isn’t By Marsha Bonhart I know it’s the holiday season, but I am not bringing glad tidings. I am not scolding, only offering information. As I write this article, I think of an old tune: “Sugar/ Oh honey, honey/ You are my candy girl/ And you got me wanting you.” The lyrics […]

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Ask Rocco: 12/08/15

Daylight saving time is a waste of time By Rocco Castellano Right off the bat, I have to tell you I hate daylight saving time. I really wish one of the idiot government officials we have doing nothing would put together a bill banning it. We have daylight in the summer until almost 10 p.m., […]

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Be Well, Marsha 12/08/15

A new frontier By Marsha Bonhart It’s a loss to gain. That is a convoluted statement that I will explain. One of the world’s most renowned medical facilities and research centers is in northeast Ohio. It has the reputation of creating groundbreaking achievements that have saved and improved lives by pushing the envelope in medical […]

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Be Well, Marsha 12/1/15

And not a drop you drink By Marsha Bonhart I was in third grade when I started snooping in my older sister’s high school literature books. I had all I needed with Dick and Jane, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, the girl with the crazy braids and freckles (what’s her face—ah, yeah, Pippy Longstocking). Then there was […]

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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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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]