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Propane pinch hits Ohioans as agencies scramble for fuel

State agencies are scrambling to help Ohio residents who have run out of propane heating fuel or are close to running out as another winter storm threatens to disrupt deliveries. Since Jan. 22, the Public Utility Commission of Ohio and Attorney General’s Office have fielded calls from about 140 residents ...

Outbreak numbers likely to rise

Clark County health officials worked Monday to contain a “community outbreak” of the pertussis bacteria, or whooping cough, with 47 suspected cases now, mostly in teenagers. “We expect numbers to go up in the next three days,” Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said. The cases prompted the temporary closure ...

Before-and-after photos show Brian Whitten’s two years progress and 150 total pounds lost. CONTRIBUTED

Dayton man leaves 150 pounds in the dust

Brian Whitten spent more than half of his life overweight. He began seeing gains when he was around 15 years old, and by the time he decided to make a life change three years ago he topped the scale at 350 pounds. “I remember one of the last straws was ...

Personal trainer Mark Messer (background) times Leigh Price on a Rope Pull exercise during her High Intensity Interval Training workout at Messer Fit Cross Fit in Lebanon, Ohio Thursday, April 18, 2013. HIIT enables clients to work out for shorter periods of time while losing more weight and gaining more muscle. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

For busy exercisers, it’s a HIIT

If you’re low on time and looking to get the most bang for your exercise buck, then high-intensity interval training may be just the answer. Simply put, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) refers to any workout that alternates intense bursts of activity with fixed periods of less-intense activity. For example, running ...

The Fitbit Flex is available in all 5 colors. CONTRIBUTED

Fitness gadgets to get you going

Gadgets and toys aren’t just for techies or kids. Fitness enthusiasts can get in on the fun with a variety of new devices. Tracking your fitness progress is nothing new. Online sites such as MapMyFitness have been helping people track, share and celebrate their fitness activity for years. And people ...

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Hamilton's Robbie Parker, top, defeats Fairfield's Logan Kolas in the 285 lb. weight class to be the only Hamilton wrestler to defeat a Fairfield wrestler during their State Duals Wrestling meet at Fairfield Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Fairfield duel wrestling meet

Halftime Shootout

Trotwood vs La Lumiere

Alter's guard Michael Spencer (10) blocks out  Chaminade Julienne's Tim Riley (3) basket at the net on Saturday evening January 19, 2013 at Belmont High School 
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Alter vs Chaminade Julienne

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Middletown guard Denarius Dean tries to drive past Winton Woods guard Devon Goodson during their game at Wade E. Miller Gym in Middletown Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

Middies vs Winton Woods

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