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You say potato, I say gooey, delicious mess

I opened my lunch bag and made a horrible discovery. It was awful. Tragic. I snatched up my phone and called my wife at home. “Somebody stole my barbecue pork! My barbecue pork is missing!” Terry made those soothing, clucking sounds a wife makes when she fails to grasp the enormity of ...

Drop that bowl; it’s not party time for this guy

Editor’s Note: Cole somehow escaped for vacation. While he recovers, we offer this Cole Classic originally published Oct. 15, 2000. She asked me with a straight face: “Will you host a candle party for me?” Why this overly optimistic friend of mine even considered that a possibility ...

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” ...

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Births

St. Joseph Health Center LONGSTRETH, Amanda and Steven Pauley Jr., Warren, a daughter Oct. 13. MAY, Brittany, Warren, a daughter Oct. 12. St. Elizabeth Boadman Health Center MONTGOMERY, Jaimeela, Youngstown, a daughter Oct. 14. KNIGHT, Kylie and Justin McCauley, Youngstown, a daughter Oct. 14.

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BEEL, Jamie and Jeffrey Fitzwilliam, of Youngstown, a daughter Oct. 13. LIPP, Michelle and Daniel Coleman, of East Palestine, a son Oct. 13. WILBOIS, April and John Stanford, of Youngstown, a daughter Oct. 13.

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Anniversaries

Hosa 60th Thomas J. and Jacqueline Hosa of Niles, will celebrate their 60th anniversary Oct. 26, 2017. Mr. Hosa and the former Jacqueline Rohrer were married Oct. 26, 1957, in Sharon, Pa. Jacqueline was employed as a telephone operator for Sharon Bell and as a accounts payable clerk for ...

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Weddings

Anderson - Rooks Ashley Nicole Anderson and Reggie L. Rooks Jr. were united in marriage Sept. 2, 2017, at the Barn and Gazebo Ltd. in Salem, where a reception followed. Shawn Peura officiated the ceremony. The new Mrs. Rooks is the daughter of Jean Dillon and Bill Anderson of Howland. The ...

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Like, who does that? Apparently, lots of us

I’m not going to sugar coat it; it’s been a rough week. The outrage, the shock, the debate, the discussion, the point / counterpoint, the volatile commentary, the veritable volcanic eruption of emotion. I know we all have our opinion on this but at the end of the day, Hugh Hefner WAS 91 ...

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 ...

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Health notes

WINDSOR HOUSE RANKED 10th: Windsor House at O’Brien Memorial Health Care Center, 563 Brookfield Ave., SE, Masury, has been ranked by American Health Care Association 10 out of 954 skilled nursing facilities in Ohio. This rating is weighted on 3-cycle survey. Skilled nursing centers are ...

Perry and MaryAnn Foos say Stage 4 isn’t a death sentence

Editor’s note: Breast Cancer Awareness Month had Perry T. Foos of Niles reflecting on his wife’s journey with oral cancer. The lesson he wants to pass on to breast cancer patients, told in his own words, is, “Just because your cancer is Stage 4 doesn’t mean that it’s untreatable.” ...

Senior news

TMH RETIREES MEET: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be a presentation regarding the local opioid crisis. For reservations or further information, contact Linda Smith at 330-847-7826 or Melissa ...

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Ticket stubs

Mill Creek Annual Pumpkin Walk Mill Creek MetroParks will have its annual Pumpkin Walk at Twilight from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The gardens will be decorated with carved and illuminated pumpkins. Families also can enjoy the music ...

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins reunite 50 years later

The man who wrote “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is reunited with its subject, at least on stage. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, who dated 50 years ago, are touring in support of their new album, “Everybody Knows,” and they’ll perform Sunday at Powers Auditorium. When they met in ...

Pink Lemon-Aide serves up a final round

Organizers are mixing the Pink Lemon-Aide with some different ingredients this year. The annual cancer benefit concert will offer several different bands this year, including a reunion of hard rock / hair metal act Lazarus. Some of the changes were out of necessity, said Kirk Tenney of Wet ...

Paintings of Lowe exhibition opening at Butler Institute

The work of artist Victoria Lowe will be featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “In the Realm of the Senses: The Paintings of Victoria Lowe” is a working retrospective selected from a larger body of work representing 50 years of painting. The ...