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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


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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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


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


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