Dayton, Ohio



Dayton is the sixth largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. In the 2010 census, the population was 141,527; the Dayton metropolitan area had 799,232 residents, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Ohio and the sixty-first largest in the United States. The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,080,044 in 2010 and is the 43rd largest in the United States. Dayton is situated within the Miami Valley region of Ohio just north of the Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.

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This Little Voice of Mine…

When I was a child growing up in Ohio. We lived in a somewhat rural area. The houses sat on two to five acres, so there was lots of room to roam. In the summer, sometime after breakfast the few neighborhood kids would gather to play hide and seek. I was not always welcome, as the only girl in the group my brother would say, “Jodie you are not playing with us.” Of course, the other boys would say, “ Let her play, she will be out first.” Click here for the full article.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors & Dynamite

The other day I was playing with three of my grandchildren. Innocently I reached up on the shelf in the garage to get down a bottle of bubbles. I only had one bottle and this incited world war between the three grandkids. The kids were grabbing, screaming and crying trying to assert there way, “Me first” “My bubbles!”. I realized that I was quickly losing control. I resorted to the primal Grandma squeal, stopping them in their tracks. They all three froze to see what was wrong. I quickly said, “I know how we will settle this Rock, Paper ,Scissors & Dynamite.” Click here for the full article.
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How to Cut 100 Calories a Day

Welcome to 2011, where you are probably trying to keep your New Year’s resolution alive this second week of January. If you are like many, you have decided to hit the "do over" button and start eating healthier while exercising more. Perhaps you indulged a little too often during the holidays and are looking for ideas on how to get back on track. Keep reading for suggestions on how to cut 100 calories out of your diet every day. Click here for the full article.
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Dr. Oz Top 9

Blood Pressure: 115/75 Hypertension is a cunning thief; left unchallenged, it can steal a decade of quality life. Click here for the full article.
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Will the Internet Eliminate Magazines?

“You say potato, I say potahto...”, the debate has been going on since the start of time. Everyone has their own comfort level and preference for reading, shopping, and searching. Do you prefer electronic media( the internet) or print media? Electronic media allows a greater volume and greater access to explore our world easier and faster. But the old familiar feel of a magazine in your hands, the smell, keeping it crisp, rolling it up, folding the page to mark your spot has kept print alive and continues to be of value. Click here for the full article.

Ohio Autumn Adventure

Day One: Grab Your Passport to Ohio’s Wine Country Where Lake Erie and Grand River Valley meet is a terrain of rich soil that produces plump grapes. It's here, in Ashtabula County, where the production of 65 percent of all Ohio grapes in their distinct microclimate gives this region the name "Wine Country." Stop by Ferrante Winery and Ristorante where 22 family-owned, secret-recipe wines are paired perfectly with the restaurant's upscale dining menu. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake offers breathtaking views of Lake Erie and is adjacent to Geneva State Park. Or, if you're a nature enthusiast, spend the night at the family-friendly Indian Creek Camping Resort. Don't Miss: Ashtabula County's 17 covered bridges during a self-guided driving tour. You'll see the longest covered bridge in the country at 613 feet! Click here for the full article.
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How Can I Help

Have you asked yourself, How can I help our military? Did you know that many of the people who have served this country find themselves without jobs? In Arizona, a business was formed called Ameri-Vets Property Services, they employ servicemen and women. Click here for the full article.
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Conquering your FEAR

As I was sitting at my computer thinking about my article for this month..Bing you have an e-mail from Debbie Allen, International Business Speaker and author of "Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters" . I had many topics rolling around in my head I wanted to write about this month but I had not narrowed it down to one. So I decided to take a break and read her thoughts for today. Click here for the full article.
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Advertising in a Tough Economy

Businesses that continue to promote in a tough economy have a stronger and greater chance of a full recovery. Often one of the first things businesses do in a financially tough economy is cut back on advertising. Studies show the businesses that reduces their marketing are at risk of being forgotten. This is the best time to keep your "Open for Business" sign on. Clients may assume you are not ready to provide product or services , or worse, assume that you are out of business. Click here for the full article.