April 21, 2014

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Tips for quick weeknight meals

Cold dinners, including salads, are an option for time-strapped families who still want to enjoy meals together on weeknights.

Enjoying a meal together on a weeknight is a goal for many families. But adults often find themselves pressed for time on weeknights, and that time crunch can make it difficult to enjoy a home cooked meal. But time is not the only thing getting in the way of family meals. Be it after school Read More…

Understanding the liver and how to keep it healthy

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The human liver performs an array of functions. In addition to detoxification and protein synthesis, the liver also produces chemicals necessary for digestion. Understanding the role of the liver can help people make smart choices about keeping their livers healthy and avoiding disease. Understanding the liver The largest glandular organ of the body, the liver Read More…

Volleyball: Brunswick remains confident

Injuries, inexperience and an extremely difficult schedule have conspired against Brunswick’s volleyball team this season. Coach Mande Pyzik, however, remains confident the Blue Devils can make a run at a second straight Midview Division I District championship. “We’re inching closer and closer each game to becoming the team that we can be,” said Pyzik, whose Read More…

Judges weigh religious exemption to contraceptives mandate

A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses of worship from the requirement, but two brothers who own businesses in Ohio argue they shouldn’t have to comply. The brothers, Francis and Read More…

Tribe: Masterson to enter the bullpen

Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — Indians ace Justin Masterson will pitch again before the regular season is complete, but it won’t be as a starter. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Masterson, who has been sidelined since Sept. 2 with a strained left oblique, will pitch out of the bullpen tonight or in the series opener at Minnesota Read More…

Ohio prepares for federal health insurance market

The state’s director of insurance says she’s waiting like other Ohioans to see how people will sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Gov. John Kasich’s administration opted to let the federal government run the state’s new health insurance marketplace that was created by the Affordable Care Act. Lt. Gov. Mary Read More…

College sports: Dunbar brothers start strong for Richmond

Ethan Dunbar

Fans of University of Richmond men’s tennis are quickly finding out what Medina County followers of the sport have known for a long time: The Dunbar brothers are pretty good. Cloverleaf graduates Ethan and Jacob Dunbar opened up the fall season last weekend at the Eastern Carolina Shootout. In three days of competition, the sibling Read More…

ObamaCare premiums unveiled

WASHINGTON — With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents. Before tax credits that work like an upfront discount for most consumers, sticker-price premiums for a mid-range benchmark plan will average $328 Read More…

Girls soccer: Cleveland State recruit nets winner

2012 Medina Girls Soccer

HUDSON — Medina’s Brianna Shingary is super. She has a T-shirt to prove it. Shingary lived up to the billing Tuesday at Hudson Memorial Stadium, netting the game-winning goal late in the first half as the Bees edged state-ranked Hudson 1-0 in a Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division girls soccer game. Who knew that a Read More…

More not looking for work in county

MEDINA — Medina County’s unemployment rate dropped for the second month in a row in August — but only because there were fewer people looking for work. The jobless rate slipped to 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in July and 6.6 percent in June, according to a report released Tuesday by the Ohio Department Read More…