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5:22 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Book Nook: "Thy Neighbor" (Viking) by Norah Vincent

Norah Vincent's first novel is dark, dark, dark. Nick Walsh is in his mid-30's and he's depressed. He's writing down his thoughts. There are so many things that are troubling him. He carries around all this anger. So he drinks a lot. And he tries to kill the psychic pain that enfolds him.

But it is never that easy to bury your feelings. As Nick comes to grips with the reality of his past and of his current situation we begin to feel a slight bit of compassion and sympathy for him.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:51 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Motor Coach Rally Brings Revenue to Clark County

The Monaco Coaches International Rally has made a stop at the Clark County Fairgrounds this week and the event could generate big revenue for Springfield.

For the second time in five years, about 250 motor coaches have descended on the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Chris Schutte said the motor coach rally will have a strong impact on the local economy.

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Statewide News
7:26 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Elections Chief Fires Montgomery County Democratic Election Board Members

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has fired two Democratic members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

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Community Voices
3:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

PTSD In Partners Of Sex Addicts

Combat veterans aren’t the only people to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Research by Dr. Barbara Steffens, of West Chester Ohio, shows a high instance of PTSD in the partners of sex addicts. Community Voices Producer Judy Whelley has more.

PTSD begins with a traumatizing event, often exacerbated by additional trauma. The condition is complicated by the re-experiencing of the trauma when triggered by stimuli associated with the trauma.

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Nature
8:40 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: August 28 - September 3, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Fiduz

Poor Will's Almanack for the fourth week of Late Summer.

Summer is an entire life of landscape, lush and complete like the body and soul of a person grown to sweet and successful maturity. Now I see it coming all undone, see how perfection can unravel so swiftly and deliberately.

Still... in the year’s symmetry and counterpoint, I tell myself, nothing really falls out of place: descent is as impeccable as ascent, renewal as clear as decay.

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