Mark Froelich

Ayersville High School graduate Craig Wichman has served up another national radio broadcast you should listen to over the Halloween weekend.

His Quicksilver Radio Theater returns to where they began 20 years ago for a special presentation of “Frankenstein Modern Prometheus,” their Silver Reel-winning audio drama, part of host Max Schmid’s four-hour Halloween Spectacular on The Golden Age of Radio.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, live-streaming on begins and you’ll hear Joseph Franchini as Victor Frankenstein, Wichman as his Monster, and many others. Film critic Leonard Maltin said he was “really impressed … a terrific job, both in adapting and performing …”

Health articles

Last week, I touched a bit on a few Facebook pages to follow. One was the Cleveland Clinic.

Each day, followers learn something new with multiple posts about a variety of topics.

Cleveland Clinic isn’t the only medical facility to post daily. You can also follow the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital and Mercy Health Defiance and you’ll discover loads of health tips. These links lead to articles and tips for your health.

Here are a few more recent articles that have been posted on some Facebook pages:

Mayo Clinic Health System

For runners of short and long events, you can find post-race recovery tips.

“You’ve just finished a marathon or other running event — now recovery begins,” the article reports.

Find a rundown on post-race recovery.

Cleveland Clinic

It’s an question we hear often after going to the grocery store: “Should I rinse that first?” Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, or raw meats, questions of whether to rinse these are answered.

On this link, you’ll find “Eight food-prep do’s and don’ts,” along with safety tips for preparing raw meats and other foods.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Many children outgrow stuttering problems. Other youngsters need professional assistance with their stuttering issue. This hospital posted an excellent article titled “Stuttering: Will my child outgrow it?”

Florida Hospital — Orlando

If you’re on a statin for cholesterol, grapefruits decrease the medicine’s effectiveness. These medicine interactions are part of an article about drug interactions titled: “Four common food and medication interactions… what you eat and drink can impact how your medications work.”


Studies are showing health benefits to tea. Take a look at six health-boosting teas thanks to a well-informed infographic from the Cleveland Clinic.


Do you remember the rock band, Kansas? They’re still making music. Minus outstanding musician-songwriter Kerry Livgren, as well as retired lead singer Steve Walsh, the band’s latest album has a new lead singer for its latest “The Prelude Implicit,” its first new material in 16 years.

If you have the streaming music service Spotify, you can search for and then listen to the album … at least that’s what I did. From a personal perspective, this album still has the classic Kansas sound and it’s a joy to hear.

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