November 21, 2014

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Brunswick woman’s body found in central Ohio field

Dan Pompili and Loren Genson | The Gazette A 42-year-old Brunswick woman reported missing Monday was found dead Tuesday about 100 miles from home. The body of Chanda Miller was found by Delaware County sheriff’s deputies with help from Columbus police in a field near Ashley at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. The cause of death Read More…

High school softball: Shultz pumps up Bucks with two homers

YORK TWP. — For the second day in a row, the Buckeye softball team’s game with Firelands was in question. That, of course, meant the Bucks had the Falcons right where they wanted them. A three-run sixth inning Tuesday lifted Buckeye to an 8-7 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win one day after a four-run Read More…

Browns: Manziel expected in town

CLEVELAND — “Johnny Football” and the Browns are continuing their protracted mutual courtship. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is scheduled to spend today at Cleveland’s training facility in Berea, visiting with the franchise’s power brokers, according to a team source. Despite myriad rumors to the contrary, Indians officials said the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder was not in Read More…

Tribe: Salazar struggles, Indians hitters take the day off

Kansas City’s Norichika Aoki dives safely back to first as Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher takes the pick-off throw. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar was the toast of the town in Cleveland last year. Now, he’s just toast. Salazar was brief and ineffective for the fourth time in as many outings, leading to an 8-2 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. In four starts this season, the 24-year-old is 0-3 Read More…

Cavs: Acting GM Griffin knows everybody is under review

Cavaliers interim general manager David Griffin answers questions during a news conference Tuesday. Unsure of his own future, Griffin discussed Cleveland’s disappointing season. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — David Griffin insists he isn’t “acting.” Even with his current “interim” tag, he is proceeding as if he will continue to be general manager of the Cavaliers. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that was intended to wrap up the 2013-14 season, Griffin was in the somewhat awkward position Read More…

Fully-alive Living: Alarms We Ignore

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For the record, I like comic books. I often pop into random libraries to search for a superhero-infested graphic novel or another helping of The Far Side. In one particular library, I found a goldmine of books on its third floor near the media area. After sitting down in the corner, I observed: An old Read More…

Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents

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No parent wants to imagine his or her child engaging in recreational drug use, but suburban areas are experiencing a noticeable uptick in heroin usage among teenagers. Once deemed a “city drug,” heroin is now infiltrating suburban hamlets, where more and more children are experimenting with this potentially deadly drug. Teenagers often aspire to emulate Read More…

Many Americans improving their diet

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I met some friends for lunch, and we all realized we’re eating better than we used to. Some of us think it’s because we’re “older and wiser,” but some think everyone is eating better these days. Any idea who’s right? It’s probably a combination of both. As we age, our bodies generally need fewer calories, Read More…

Some carb choices better than others

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I recently had a physical, and the results of my blood sugar test were a little high. Since then, I started examining carbohydrate amounts on Nutrition Facts labels, and am surprised at how many carbs are in one of my favorite foods, black beans. Can I fit black beans into a lower-carb diet? You don’t Read More…

Psoriatic arthritis affects many people

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People who suffer from psoriasis or have a family history of this skin condition may be at risk for psoriatic arthritis, a serious disease that causes extensive swelling and joint pain. The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Education Center notes that up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is an Read More…