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Crafter chilled at use of refrigerator as scrapbook

“You should scrapbook your memories,” our enthusiastic crafter friend said. “We do.” I led her to the refrigerator. “Isn’t it a beaut?” She peered on either side of the fridge. Stood on tiptoes to peek at the top. Scratched her head. “All I see is the refrigerator.” “The ...

Roof goats and ant kitchen cleaners — pet brigade rocks

My friend Warner observed that we do ourselves a disservice by killing ants that crawl into the house. “It makes sense,” he said. “You drop crumbs. They take them away. If you kill the ants, you’re stuck cleaning up both insect carcasses and crumbs. Let the ants live and they clean the ...

Chocolate is always the answer

I squinted at the small print and bellowed. “Who shrunk my book?” I focused on the usual suspect. “Terry, did you run my favorite book through the wash?” My wife rubbed her temples. She does that a lot, for some reason. “Why would you think I’d run a load of books through the ...

It is what it is. Whatever. Watch out for that bus

I am literally annoyed. And so, the survey says, are you. The phrases we use daily create this whole synergy thing, in a ballpark kind of way, that give 110 percent when you stay in the loop but think outside the box. At the end of the day, it’s a win-win situation that is what it is. Yeah, ...

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Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BLACKWELL, Maedominique and Robert Simms, of Warren, a daughter May 20. CESTA, Bianca and Robin Hornak, of Warren, a son May 21. HAMON, Aubrie and John Szczurek, of Newton Falls, a daughter May 21. LUPTON, Courtney and Travis Sr., of Cortland, a daughter May ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital MILLER, Karen, and Samuel Fisher, of West Farmington, a daughter May 17 HERSHBERGER, Maria and Robert Jr., of West Farmington, a son May 17 PHILLIPS, Meghan, and David Skelley, of Warren, a son May 18 ELLIS, Latoya and Christopher, of Warren, a son May 19

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BLOOM, Laura and Michael, of Warren, a daughter May 18. STETKA, Samantha and Jerry, of Warren, a daughter May 18.

Birth

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital RIVERA, Jamie and Aubin, of Youngstown, a son May 16.

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Hail the royal princess, er, dudette bride

At this writing, the wedding of the decade has yet to occur. #RoyalWedding2018 The whole world seems to be obsessed with Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle. Oops, by now, I suppose that they are officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. At least, that’s what most royal watchers assumed ...

Mum, Mommy, Ma, Mother, Mama — MOM!

It was a scene from the politically incorrect animated series “Family Guy” that became a TV promo for the show that morphed into an online GIF that ultimately sprouted as a ring tone. I only know the lattermost because my niece Alexis selected it as the customized sound for my sister-in-law ...

Humans become teachers of habit

I always know when my Monnie needs a nap. She, like so many other dogs, thrice circles around a certain location on the carpet (preferably within the rays of a sunbeam) and then curls up into a big old ring of paws, ears and one unusually oversized tongue. #BoxerProblems But regardless of ...

Let’s face it, we don’t click like we used to

I’ve been in a totally committed relationship for about nine years now. Well, at least, I THOUGHT so. Lately, I’ve had my doubts. It was love at first sight in January of 2009. We met through mutual friends and instantly clicked. I mean, in many ways, we’re inseparable. I check in ...

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Heads of the class

For Hubbard High School biology instructor Tim Headrick, teaching is a second career. After earning a zoology degree at Brigham Young University, he worked for 33 1/2 years at WCI / RG Steel, finishing up as the safety director. Instead of retiring, he picked up his master’s degree in ...

Kids spread their wings

It’s Wednesday evening and the house is really quiet tonight. My husband, Joe, daughter Verena and I are the only ones here. Daughter Loretta left this afternoon with Dustin and his family to travel to Ohio. Dustin’s cousin is getting married tomorrow. Dustin and Loretta will be servers ...

Health notes

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT MEETING: The Alzheimer Network will present a seminar on legal and financial issues regarding long-term care often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The seminar will be offered 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room of the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. ...

Woman runs half-marathons after losing 92 pounds

By KAREN MANSFIELD The Associated Press CANONSBURG, Pa. — Nicole Klan used to enjoy cheering on her children and husband as they competed in cross country, track and field and road races. This month, however, Klan laced up her running shoes and ran in the half-marathon at the Dick’s ...

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Weekend open house planned for Idora Park Experience

A car from the Wildcat roller coaster is the latest acquisition for the Idora Park Experience, 4450 S. Turner Road, Canfield. It is the fourth car acquired my the museum. The roller coaster had three trains with five cars each, and the goal is to acquire a fifth car in order to have a ...

‘Deadpool 2’

LOS ANGELES — After being stuck in development for over a decade, “Deadpool” broke box-office records and shattered preconceived notions about what an R-rated superhero movie could do when it debuted in February 2016. Now the foul-mouthed mercenary is back with a sequel that’s gearing ...

Songwriter series returns to Youngstown.

Liberty native Bob DiPiero comes home with some of his Nashville songwriting buddies for the fifth “American Made” Country Music Songwriter Series at Ford Family Recital Hall. Since moving to Nashville after graduating from Youngstown State University in 1978, DiPiero has had more than ...

Artist explores ‘Domestic Bliss’ in JCC exhibition

The work of Youngstown native Susan Copich will be featured in an exhibition opening Tuesday at the Jewish Community Center. “At the Height of Delight: Images from Domestic Bliss and Other Selected Works” includes images from her “Domestic Bliss” series, the short film “The ...