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Not really summer, but not autumn either

No wonder September is confused. It’s all mixed up. According to my high school Latin class, “September” comes from the root word “septem,” which translates to “seven.” That made sense under the old 10-month Roman calendar, when September was the seventh month. Then some pesky ...

Getting older definitely has some upsides

I shake my head when I think back to the days I was young and naive. I remember it so well because it was only last week. I suffer a birthday every September or so, and one of those critters just scampered past. So now that I’m older and wiser, what have I learned? • “Senior moments” ...

The prenuptial compatibility quiz you should take

Question: Shouldn’t marriage licenses include mandatory compatibility testing before couples engage in matrimonial deadlock? Answer: My wife and I are fine, thanks. We’re still crazy about each other other. Q: And sometimes, just crazy? A: Well... Q: Prenuptial worksheets designed to ...

Dreamed of being the janitor

Other kids wanted to grow up to be firefighters, football players, dinosaur wranglers or things like that. I wanted to be the school janitor. Mr. Humphrey, the janitor at Monroe Elementary, was a giant of a man — he must have been 7 or 8 feet tall — in a smoky gray work uniform who had the ...

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Wedding: Marsco – Begalla

Julianna Marsco and Blaine Begalla were united in marriage during a beach-side wedding ceremony on July 14 at The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida. A reception followed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Amy Marsco. Parents of the groom are Beverly and Keith ...

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Anniversary: Blascak 55th

Gary P. and Nancy Blascak of Oak Island, N.C., recognized their 55th anniversary on Sept. 15, 2017. Gary and the former Nancy Ostrek were married Sept. 15, 1962, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Newton Falls. Nancy was employed as an LPN at Miller Memorial Nursing in Andover ...

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Anniversaries: Poling 60th

James and Barbara Poling celebrated their 60th anniversary Sept. 10, 2017, at Sunrise Inn Banquet Center. They were married on Sept. 21, 1957, in Ringgold, Georgia. James retired from General Motors Lordstown in 1994, where he worked for 28 years. Barbara has worked many years in various ...

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Engagement: Bako – Younkins

Kelly Nicole Bako and Joel Michael Younkins, together with their families, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Wendy Bako-Wagner. Parents of the groom-elect are Gary and Janine Younkins of Hubbard. Miss Bako is a graduate of ...

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A tale of good fortune and some rotten people

Many, many years ago, when I was a fresh-faced college graduate working my first real job in the world, a lovely thing happened … well, after a bit of a sad one, actually. It was in 1997 when the broadcast radio and television station where I’d happily worked since 1990 sold its company. ...

Facebook — and mom — say brush, floss, repeat

Facebook. Hmm. Rarely, in my opinion, has there been such a wonderful train wreck as the phenomenon known as the Facebook page. Arguably the most famous social media site on the globe, Facebook is all at once an amazing connectivity tool and a virtually endless time-sucker. It is ...

Let there be peace on earth — especially in USA

It’s time. It typically starts on Sept. 1 or thereabout — the anniversary commemorations. The annual reruns of certain documentaries … and the introduction of several new ones, too. The new facts, the revelations the finger-pointing of the mistakes that led to the appalling end ...

The end of summer and other irksome stuff

Well, here we are once again, the calendar equivalent of the death knell to summer. Cue the Darth Vader theme music because it is Labor Day Weekend, y’all. Sure, I know it’s a great celebration of the American worker. I understand the importance of honoring those who paved the way, both ...

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Health notes

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS: Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave. SW, Warren, along with Man Up Mahoning Valley and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, are sponsoring free health screenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church for all men older than 40. Mercy Health lab personnel will ...

Little Steel Derby Girls roll on flat track

Emily Lockard of Masury said some of her college classmates skated for the Little Steel Derby Girls roller derby team. “I wanted to join but I didn’t have the right schedule or health insurance while I was in college,” Lockard said. “After I was done with school, I followed the Little ...

Warren traveler finds ‘history’

In June, Bill Abell of Warren visited Newfoundland and Labrador more than 1,000 years after Vikings, the first Europeans to come to our continent, visited the same area. Abell joined the more than 500,000 tourists who every year go to that Canadian province. In 1992, Newfoundland and Labrador ...

Owners discover home is preserved 19th century log cabin

DUBLIN — Home renovations can yield surprises. But few are as big as the one that Kevin Kemp and Jennifer Alexander discovered, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The central Ohio couple was planning to raze a home that they bought recently on Riverside Drive in Dublin, to build a new house on ...

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Filmmaker turns tragedy into screenplay

Within a three-month period in 2009, Patrick Naples’ family lost their home in a fire, his father mysteriously went into a coma and his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Instead of crippling him, those tragedies helped Naples discover his talent. His first feature film, ...

MetroParks host Sunset at the Farm

Sunset at the Farm returns 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield. The evening will include folk music, a corn maze, a tractor-drawn wagon hay ride, cider and apple butter demonstrations and tours of the animal barns at the farm. Pony rides, ...

Rock Off returns to Rock Hall of Fame

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Applications are being accepted for the 22nd edition of the Tri-C High School Rock Off at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Organizers have scaled back this year’s event, one more sign that in the age of singing ...

Rust Belt premieres musical comedy

In the imagination of Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, a famous 19th century poet may have something in common with a 21st century television character. “Emily Dickinson, Vampire Slayer” opens Friday for a two-weekend run by Joki’s Rust Belt Theater Company. The musical comedy is ...