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Thriving in the Martial Arts

A first-person series written by Chris Hershberger on how he went from being a "poor punk kid" in Mansfield to an Olympic Taekwondo All-American coach.

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One of my favorite things about humanity is how we need each other. Not one single person is completely self-sufficient. We each have strengths and weaknesses, skills and deficits, clear vision and blind spots. Each of us is in a constant state of development, always unfinished.

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Spring was in the air Saturday at Malabar Farm State Park, just a few miles southeast of Mansfield at 4050 Bromfield Road near Lucas. Lots of visitors of all ages were out on Saturday enjoying at the 970-acre working farm, first owned and developed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Brom…

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Spring rolls originated in China sometime between the Jin Dynasty (265-420 BC) and the Tang Dynasty (618-906BC). The literal Chinese translation is chūn juǎn.  Spring rolls, originally called spring cakes, consisted of a thin flour pancake served with fresh fruit and vegetables. They were cr…

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Like most millennials, I watched the entire catalog of Disney movies while growing up. I was well-versed in all things Disney, memorizing each song and earmarking useless bits of trivia for some indeterminate moment in life when knowing where to find all of the hidden Mickeys would be helpful.

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As we all breathe a sigh of relief now that the sun is shining and the spring weather is beginning to welcome us out of the long winter, Ohioans are prone to being a bit overzealous in our initial forays outside.

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A few weeks ago, I read a post on Instagram posted by a pastor who used to speak at the church camp I grew up attending. She posted about how, for years, she had mislabeled “fear” as “stress.” When her shoulders were tense, when her jaw was clenched, she attributed that to the stress of her …

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We’ve all experienced grief from the things lost over the past year, though some have lost far more than others. Over the course of the year, it’s been a common experience to hear people minimize their grief, however, in light of the great losses of others.

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I spent the past week with my lifelong best friend. Jess and I first met as preschoolers at our church’s Sunday school. We attended each other’s childhood birthday parties, were permanent summer camp buddies, saw every Harry Potter movie together on opening night, and served as bridesmaids f…