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November 18, 2019

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Working in the Cold: What you need to know

Some winter tips from ONU HealthWise Pharmacy

Note: this column was provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.

It's wintertime again — when temperatures take a dive. But don't let your health take a dive, too

Frigid temperatures can be dangerous without the proper precautions. The colder it gets outside, the more energy your body needs to remain warm. And if your occupation requires you to work outdoors, you may face a greater risk for certain cold-related problems, such as hypothermia (low body temperature) and frostbite (freezing of the skin).

New Leaf spring gardening seminar March 2

Registration underway now

The spring New Leaf newsletter is attached at the bottom of this story. It features “seed starting indoors.”

New Leaf Garden Center will hold a spring gardening seminar in its Ada store on Saturday, March 2.  Persons interested in attending should register now due to space limitations. 

The seminar schedule follows:
10 a.m. – The top 75 plants that every homeowner should consider

11 a.m. – Succulents

Noon – Soup, salad and scrumptious bread

1:30 p.m. – Bee Nice to your bees

Little known facts about Roth IRAs

They have a “hidden secret” that provides a ton of flexibility

While we encourage folks to save long-term for retirement, the Roth IRA has a “hidden secret” that provides a ton of flexibility. When you have had any Roth IRA for a period of 5 years or more, you are able to withdraw the contribution portion (not the gains) without tax or penalty. There are many situations where this can be helpful:

County student job and career fair March 19

The third annual Hardin County student job and career fair takes place Thursday, March 19, at Kenton High School, sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

Businesses are encouraged to sign-up for booths.

This event is specifically geared toward educating students in Hardin County about the opportunities of employment in and around our community. Students will have resumes ready and can be hired that day, or can be used for future employee needs. 

Spectrum Salon has special massage offer

Spectrum Salon, 442 N. Main St., Bluffton, has a new massage offer, according to Mandy Kinn, salon owner.

Any one-hour massage for new massage guests is currently only $60. To make an appointment call the salon at 419-358-0556.

Thinking about losing weight in 2019?

Here are five common diet plans

Note: This health column provided by the Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy

With summer approaching, a crash diet doesn't have to be your only option to lose those extra pounds. You've got healthier options.

Some diets can leave you nutrient-deprived. Others just leave you hungry. But starting a healthy diet plan early can help you keep the weight off and minimize the stress associated with dieting. Read on for details about five common diet plans.

TLC Diet