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Don’t go outside without a jacket! You’ll catch a cold! Is there any truth to that old wives’ tale? We asked an OhioHealth expert why we tend to get sicker in the winter, and if being cold can really make you sick. Read more

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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As I write this, I was supposed to be packing for a week in San Diego, attending a conference with two of my friends and coworkers. I’ve never been to California, or the West Coast, and I have been ridiculously excited about the trip for six months. 


EDITOR'S NOTE: Richland Source asked readers to nominate heroes from the community in the fight against the coronavirus using our Open Source platform. One reader nominated Angie Henke, Jeremy Ward and Jason Knasinski of Reaching Out.


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I awoke this morning without the help of my alarm. The sun was shining and for a moment I was in sweet bliss, so rested and renewed. 


The moment when Gov. DeWine shut down Ohio schools for three weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I felt a melange of emotions. I was proud of our state’s proactive response, fearful about the seriousness of the situation and concerned about the impact of the closure on not …

The Strive to Thrive contestants have made it through nine weeks of this 12-week competition. Total weight loss to date and week nine (March 9 - March 15) body weight for each contestant is listed below. Additionally, Relative Body Fat Percentage Change, the measurement that will determine a…

I was around five months pregnant with my first daughter when it hit me like a ton of bricks: all this time, if I wanted to continue to have a career, I would need to figure out childcare. And, figuring out childcare would mean that I wouldn’t be the one home with my baby, with her each day …

Growing up, your friends are built-in. Your peers are automatically in community with you, doing the same things and facing similar challenges more or less. It can be easy in a sense to find your friends when you’re growing up because you have a lot of leisure time you can invest into relati…

Editor's Note: This is part VII of a series on Thriving in the Martial Arts. Written by Chris Hershberger, he provides a first-person look at how he went from being a "poor punk kid" from Mansfield to an Olympic Taekwondo All-American coach. 


No one has it all figured out. No matter our station in life, when faced with problems, big or small, it can sometimes be hard to figure out what to do. I turn to trusted friends, family members, mentors and experts for advice on big and small things regularly. 

This will probably be the only article that I write for this Thrive series in the first-person, partly because I like my recipe articles to remain less like directives and more like teachings or guidelines.


MANSFIELD — There are parts to every job that may be tedious or have someone questioning “why am I here?” but if those thoughts are an ongoing occurrence, that person may need to ask themselves if that negativity they’re bringing into the office will affect their co-workers.