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Pack lots of toys on the sleigh!

It happens every year. Just when I finish the 17th addendum to my Christmas list, one of those horrible, awful, terrifying reports flutters onto my desk: “Scientists say stop giving so many toys to kids.” I am within full rights to ignore such nonsense. My 18th birthday is so far in my ...

Pack lots of toys on the sleigh!

It happens every year. Just when I finish the 17th addendum to my Christmas list, one of those horrible, awful, terrifying reports flutters onto my desk: “Scientists say stop giving so many toys to kids.” I am within full rights to ignore such nonsense. My 18th birthday is so far in my ...

Joke file chuckles help relieve season’s stressings

While I know the true meaning of Christmas, I’ve also been around plenty enough years — never mind how plenty — to know the true reality of the season: Stress! Planning, parties and not-quite-perfect presents; baking, cooking and unintended roasting; church services, play practices ...

Burn off the calories with the Christmas tree dance

Thanksgiving gorging has barely settled to a dull gurgle but there are tons more calories on the way. You’ll chew on dinners, meals, banquets and cookie parties at every turn of the Day Planner. Christmas fudge will jump out at you at every turn, sort of like zucchini does in the fall, only ...

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Miller 48th anniversary

Miller 48th Randy and Daiva Miller celebrated their 48th anniversary Sept. 27, 2017. Mr. Miller and the former Daiva Crummel were married Sept. 27, 1969, at the First Christian Church in Niles. The Rev. Dr. Bernard Oakes officiated. Daiva is a retired registered nurse and Randy is retired ...

Lazor 50th anniversary

Lazor 50th Mr. and Mrs. James M. and Beverly Lazor of Howland celebrated 50 years of marriage Oct. 21, 2017, and attended the wedding anniversary celebration with celebrant the Most Rev. George V. Murry, bishop of Youngstown, on June 11, 2017, at St. Columba Cathedral. Mr. Lazor and the ...

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Lazor 50th

Mr. and Mrs. James M. and Beverly Lazor of Howland celebrated 50 years of marriage Oct. 21, 2017, and attended the wedding anniversary celebration with celebrant the Most Rev. George V. Murry, bishop of Youngstown, on June 11, 2017, at St. Columba Cathedral. Mr. Lazor and the former Beverly ...

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Miller 48th

Randy and Daiva Miller celebrated their 48th anniversary Sept. 27, 2017. Mr. Miller and the former Daiva Crummel were married Sept. 27, 1969, at the First Christian Church in Niles. The Rev. Dr. Bernard Oakes officiated. Daiva is a retired registered nurse and Randy is retired from Warren ...

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As Frosty always says, ‘Happy birthday!’

I know it’s “The Holidays.” Sure, I’m aware that Hanukkah began last week. Yeah, I realize we are seven shopping days from... well, you know. But for me, December is more like birthday season, yo. First of all, I have clearly waxed on and on — and on a little more — about the ...

As Frosty always says, ‘Happy birthday!’

I know it’s “The Holidays.” Sure, I’m aware that Hanukkah began last week. Yeah, I realize we are seven shopping days from... well, you know. But for me, December is more like birthday season, yo. First of all, I have clearly waxed on and on — and on a little more — about the ...

Through thick and thin — and wild head spins

I was pretty sure it was in there. I mean, it’s going on 23 years now and the mind starts to falter a bit. So just to quadruple confirm, I went to the replay. As I fast-forwarded through our wedding video, there it was, plain as day. He said it, all right and not under duress or coercion, ...

Cannot believe it has been 18 years already

I don’t want to brag or anything but 18 years ago right now, I was a pretty big deal. As in circumference, yo. What I mean to say is that I was YOOOGE, as President Trump would put it. Because 18 years ago right now, I was growing a little person. And he was getting cramped, yo. I ...

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Reluctant writer reads works in St. Louis

SOUTHINGTON — Mathew Mitchell didn’t want to write. When he was 17, “My mom kind of forced to me to attend the Emerging Writing Camp at Hiram,” the 19-year-old Southington man said. “I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to do studio art.” The college offered an art camp at the ...

Christmas activities in Ohio

The Associated Press Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways Ohio says “Merry Christmas!” Here are some of the offerings a traveler can find if taking a trip outside of the Mahoning Valley for Christmas sights and ...

Spiritually fun evening with family and friends

Supper was later than usual tonight. The men were working on Mose and Susan’s house, sanding drywall. Mose and Susan bought the paint for the house today. We hope we can start painting by Friday. Daughter Elizabeth, granddaughter Abigail and Nikiah, the little girl Elizabeth baby-sits for, ...

Health notes

NATURAL THYROID BALANCE: Balancing Your Thyroid Naturally Seminar is being offered by Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, Boardman. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 330-729-1350 or go to ...

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Powers stage will be alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

A national tour of the musical “The Sound of Music” comes to Powers Auditorium for a single performance. Loosely based on “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp, the show featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and ...

Stambaugh hosts for holiday concert

The Glenn Miller Orchestra comes to Stambaugh Auditorium next week for a concert including big band favorites and holiday music. The band carries the name of arranger, composer and bandleader Glenn Miller, one of the leading artists of the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist ...

‘Jedi’ offers plenty for casual fans and the fanatics

It must be great to control the reins of something as beloved as the “Star Wars” franchise. It must suck to be responsible for something as beloved as the “Star Wars” franchise. That’s not a Yoda-like riddle. Getting to play with the iconic characters from a galaxy far, far ...

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ON SALE THIS WEEK • Earth, Wind & Fire will return to the Covelli Centre for a performance at 7:30 p.m. March 16. Tickets are $95.50, $65.50, $55.50 and $45.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • The new lineup of The Eagles — with Deacon Frey, son of the late ...