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Jim Probasco
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Lives in Kettering, Ohio
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Here's how the popular green card lottery, run by the U.S. State Department, operates, including some tips on improving your odds of winning.
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The recently released IntraLinks Holdings Inc (NYSE: IL)'s Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) for 1H 2016 forecasts 3.5 percent growth in global deal announcements over the same period in...
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The latest news is that VW may not be able to fix the pollution controls to make those doctored cars meet U.S. environmental standards. Now what?
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One of the most important topics in retirement is Medicare. Here's the lowdown on how it works and what it may cost you.
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If you are looking for renters insurance, here are 6 good places to start.
Here are six companies that consistently offer excellent renters insurance at competitive rates.
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Before you go apartment hunting, spend some time calculating a price range that works for you. Here's how.
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Grounds for getting a green card include having family members in the U.S., being a certain type of refugee or specialized worker, or winning a lottery.
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New research just uncovered an inexpensive, commercially available device that might help fight off the mosquito that carries the dreaded Zika virus.
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The last of the big three finally throws a bone (well, a cookie) to its non-elite customers.
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CityFunders, a real-estate crowdfunding platform exclusive to New York City, recently announced the launch of investment property in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. At the same time, the...
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According to small business expert Sabrina Parsons of Palo Alto Software, annual planning is all about trends and tools.
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I'm a writer and editor. I write on many subjects, but enjoy writing for seniors and children mostly. I also like to write humor and have written radio short form comedy for more than 20 years. For 34 years I was a music teacher (band director) and music supervisor.
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  • Self Employed
    Writer/Editor, 1991 - present
  • Lorenz Educational Press
    Managing Editor - Activity Director's Companion, 2008 - 2010
  • Kettering City Schools
    Music Coordinator, 1996 - 2006
  • Kettering City Schools
    Music Teacher, 1974 - 1996
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I'm a writer, editor, papaw, and feeder of fish (who occasionally catches).
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I grew up in Crooksville, Ohio. Went to college, joined the Army, lived in California and Korea, moved to Kettering, Ohio, became a music teacher, and started writing. I'm married with three grown children and six grandchildren. I enjoy writing comedy, for the radio, mostly. I also enjoy writing for and about senior citizens because I am one and I like us. Fishing is both my hobby and my obsession. Fishing has taught me the joy of the solitude of nature - uninterrupted by the excitement of catching anything. Ever.
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My grandchildren are the best looking, bravest, smartest, most talented grandchildren anywhere. The contest is over. I won. Aside from that, I caught a huge Northern Pike once. And many, many bluegills. I can make cheese popcorn that will astonish you. But I will eat it myself so you will probably never know. I'm an average trombone player but way better than people who don't play it at all. I met Henry Fonda once. He was one of the most gracious people I've ever spoken with. Finally, I can tie my own shoes. Still.
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  • Ohio University
    BFA Music Education, 1966 - 1970
  • Wright State University
    Masters in Music Education, 1975 - 1979
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We bought our pontoon at Bud's 3 years ago and have used Bud's for all service as well as storage. This year we had some questions about how/where our boat was stored. Service manager (Tim) responded immediately, answered all of my questions (satisfactorily) and - simply because we had questions and concerns offered free storage next year. This is a rarity these days - a business that puts customer service at the top of the list and not somewhere near the bottom because it feels like it has to. Way to go, Bud's.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Until tonight, our experiences at Indian Head Roadhouse have been mostly excellent. Tonight my wife ordered a salmon salad she has had many times before and loved. The salmon filet was very dry, smaller than she's had in the past, and very, very salty. My crab cakes were served to another diner - near us - returned to the kitchen (the other diner did not touch the crab cakes) and served to me a few minutes later. When my wife objected, the crab cakes went back and we were told new ones would be prepared and it would take about 10 minutes. Four minutes later out came the crab cakes - arranged on a plate so small the crab cakes spilled over the side. In addition these were clearly not new ones (unless the 10 minute estimate was grossly wrong). We were comped the salmon salad and also comped a large pour of wine. As a consequence, we felt we were fairly treated. Our complaint is that the "problems" should not have occurred in the first place. Since the quality and portion size have changed so drastically (salmon salad) we are left to wonder what has happened. New chef? New manager? New owner? Or does Indian Head Roadhouse just not care any more?
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Public - 9 months ago
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