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Kings Island to open Soak City Waterpark this weekend

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

You're just a hop, skip, and a short drive away from some of the wettest and wildest water parks Ohio has to offer. (Video by Tabatha Wharton)

MASON — This weekend nearly every pool across the region will come alive when they open for business Memorial Day weekend.

None of them will offer the thrills that water can provide more than Kings Island’s Soak City.

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Admission to the popular amusement park includes admission to the water park, which features more than 50 water activities, including 36 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers and surfable waves, plus sand volleyball courts where you can work up a sweat.

Kings Island's Soak City Water Park. GREG LYNCH / STAFF(Greg Lynch)

The most recent addition to the park, Tropical Plunge, is a complex of six different water slide experiences towering nearly seven stories. One slide sends riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re released out into a pool of water and dueling 337-foot long tube slides that zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns.

“Tropical Plunge has become the star attraction in Soak City Water Park. It features six different water slide experiences. Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex begin with you climbing inside an aqua-launch chamber where you wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath your feet, sending you into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Mondo Monsoon is a four-person thrill ride that has riders clinging to their raft as they swing around a dark curve into a free-fall tunnel of fun. And then there’s Tidal Wave Bay. It’s 650,000 gallons making it one of the largest wave pools around,” said Chad Showalter, Kings Island director of communications.

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The 35-acre waterpark has continued to reinvent itself since open

ng in 1989 as WaterWorks.

From July 13-15, the park will be launching a new Island Nights Glow Party event from 8 to 11 p.m. featuring food and live entertainment, select Soak City attractions, island games and activities.

The popular Gold and Platinum Pass Slide Nights will return this season on July 5 from 8 to 10 p.m. and Aug. 1 from 8 to 10 p.m.

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“Last year, we upgraded the dining experience at Soak City with Island Smokehouse, the all-new fast casual dining option in the park,” said Showalter. “The breadth of attractions offered in Soak City (is a draw). There’s something for all ages. Plus, it’s included free with park admission to Kings Island, providing guests with two parks for the price of one.”


What: Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island

Where: 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason

When: Opens May 26

More information: (513) 754-5700 or

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Take 2 Healthcare

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 4:04 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 4:04 PM

Listen to Take 2 Healthcare brought to you by Health Foods Unlimited every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon on AM1290 and News 95.7FM WHIO. 

Dr. Merkle, Dr. Dyer, Dr. Yahle and Dr. Marchek have always been about helping Dayton residents and clients all over the U.S. reach optimal wellness.

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At our Nutrition, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Thermography office in Dayton, we believe that the pursuit for optimal wellness is an active process of making choices toward a more healthy existence.

We strive for objectivity in nutritional healthcare and provide clear chiropractic options in structural healthcare. We help Dayton residents reach optimum health, so they can reach their fullest potential in life.


We hope you'll choose a Dayton health expert prepared to graciously serve and help you achieve your individual health goals. We are ready to serve you.

- The Take 2 Healthcare Team | 937-433-3241 |

Health Foods Unlimited is a family owned and operated health foods store that has been serving the Dayton area for over 40 years. We are located a half mile East of the Dayton Mall in the South Towne Shopping Center on St. Rt. 725. Stop in today and shop our wide selection of vitamins & supplements, herbs & spices, homeopathic remedies, frozen foods, bulk fruits & nuts, sports supplements, weight loss, health and beauty, organic produce, organic coffee, holistic pet foods, and much more.


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Shootin' From The Hip

Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 4:02 PM

Shootin’ from the Hip is a informative show that provides a forum for 

firearms and shooting enthusiasts and civilians interested in self 

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defense and personal safety to become informed about a wide variety of 

related issues and to dispel myths about firearms by promoting the truth

backed by verifiable sources. Topics to be discussed include firearms 

safety and training, firearms selection, practical and legal issues 

involved in owning, carrying and/or potentially using a gun for self 

defense, mental preparation for confrontation, firearms, ammunition and 

firearms accessories product reviews, discussions of current, pending 

and proposed legislation related to the firearms industry and personal 

safety, and firearms maintenance and cleaning, among other related 


Mark Avery and Jeff Pedro
Hosts Jeff Pedro and Mark Avery always have a great time exploring firearms issues. We hope you will join us each week. As a Dayton-area call-in radio show, we invite you to call in, ask questions, make comments, and let us know what we can do to make it even more useful – and fun! Listen to the show every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. or on demand any time via the Shooting From The Hip Podcast

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Living the Full Life with Dr. Juan

Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 1:47 PM

Dr. Juan Fernandez is a graduate of Life University in Marietta, GA, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. After numerous members of his family were stricken with illness, disease and early death, he explored options in healthcare and found his true passion in Chiropractic. Dr. Juan has volunteered his time with multiple organizations, including adjusting the underserved in our community.

Dr. Juan is looking forward to hosting Living the Full Life with Dr. Juan on WHIO Radio as he is passionate about leading and empowering people to take charge of their health and experience their full, God-given potential through living naturally.

Dr. Juan and his wife, Dr. Whitney Wills-Fernandez, and their two daughters reside in Troy and own Full Life Chiropractic, a MaxLiving Health Center in Troy.

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Listen every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Juan’s company Full Life Chiropractic at

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