Lifestyles

Getting line on laundry day memories

A few days ago, I was driving down a street in my neighborhood and saw a sight that I hadn’t seen in ages. A young woman was hanging her sheets and other laundry on a clothesline in her backyard! This scene could have been from 80 or so years ago except for one glaring difference — she ...

Senior news

and spiritual services. NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who ...

Trek to seek good in people

YORK HAVEN, Pa. — At a little after 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, James Smith took a knee on the sidewalk outside the Rutter’s on West Market Street, at the intersection with Route 116, as a couple of friends worked on strapping a small backpack, containing his laptop and notebooks and such, to ...

Health notes

FREE SEMINAR: Dr.Thomas Gudaitis, DC, from Pinnacle Integrated Health Care LLC and Accelerated Medical Weight Loss, along with the Niles Wellness Center, is hosting a free seminar ”4 Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger” 1 to 3 p.m. today in the conference room at the Wellness Center. ...

‘The Cereal History Exhibit’ opens in Battle Creek

ber the purple-and-green Reptar Crunch cereal that was released for just a couple months in 1999. It was a Post Consumer Brands cereal released as a tie-in to the popular cartoon series “Rugrats.” Some of us might even remember “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” or Rugrats in Paris ...

Career bookends

WARREN — As he enters his seventh decade, Warren native Jay Wonders is returning to a childhood recreation. He is, once again, at the pool and sitting in the lifeguard chair. “We had a pool right across the street from my parents’ house in Palmyra Heights SW. I would go there and ...

Island offers history, cuisine and scenery

Most readers have probably never heard of Formentera, a small island off the coast of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea. Germans, British, French, and Americans choose to go there from their places of everyday employment in order to “get away from it all.” In the 1970s, American ...

Senior news

VALLEY LEGACY AWARDS: The Valley Legacy Awards, which recognize outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards. The awards honor people for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley and ...

Steak never wrong

Charred corn salsa combined with cumin-scented flank steak is a winning match. We wanted all the char and perfectly seared steak without having to step outside to grill, so we turned to our cast-iron skillet. We cut the steak into fourths to increase its surface area and seasoned it with ...

Camping with the Eichers

Our whole family is spending this week (July 4) at a lake about 11 miles from our house. Timothy and Elizabeth and Mose and Susan’s places are only half that far from here. They came with horses and wagons. Timothy and Mose brought their boats and Loretta’s friend Dustin brought his ...

Teen celebrates prom while in the hospital

COLUMBIA, Mo. — When Skylar Russell finished her prom makeup, she turned in her hospital bed to look at her grandfather. “Papa, don’t cry. Because if you cry, I’ll cry. And then we’ll all be crying,” she said. If Randal Russell was going to cry, he didn’t let it ...

Health notes

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: Fibromyalgia and / or Chronic Fatigue Support Group will meet 6 to 8 p.m. July 16 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. The meeting will be “Christmas in July” with the exchange of a gift that is unused at home. Attendees should bring a dish to ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. Guest speaker will be Zachary Svette, director of the Metro Parks. Reservations are due by Sunday by calling Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet ...

N. Bloomfield school changed since 1930s

Recently, we sent some congratulatory cards and gifts to family members who graduated from high school. Putting these cards in the mail made me think of many years ago when I graduated from North Bloomfield High School. I was a member of the class of 1942 and, yes, that takes me back a few ...

Simple buttercream improves flag sheet cake

A big flag sheet cake is the perfect Fourth of July dessert; and at a time when patriotic-colored berries are at their best, vibrant blueberries and red raspberries are a fitting topping. We knew that our workhorse Yellow Sheet Cake was the ideal base for the cake, so our challenge when ...

Long day of summer isn’t lazy for Eichers

Here’s a diary of my day one week ago, June 27: 3 a.m. — Time to get up and get my husband Joe’s lunch packed. A nice breeze is coming through the west windows. I heat chicken-and-noodle soup for his stainless steel Thermos. Also put a peach, crackers and cookies in his lunch and a mug ...

Chasing dreams: Farmington native opens rare coins shop

NILES — When his mentor died, Josh Shaffer thought he'd lost his dream of running a rare coins shop as well. But one year later, Shaffer, 23, opened his own store on the very site. "I'd never thought about starting one on my own," Shaffer said, perched on a stool behind the display counter ...

Grateful for help from a stranger

I decided to write my column while sitting in the waiting room in the doctor’s office. We are two hours from home. I am always glad when we are on our way home from these visits. My thoughts go back to one of our recent trips to see the doctor. On the way there, our driver didn’t see a ...

Health notes

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care’s “Change Your Future” campaign is seeking volunteers for assisted living and nursing facilities. Volunteers are sought to help Crossroads staff by reading, playing cards or music, or arts and crafts. They may bring their pets ...

July events

1 — Trumbull County Historical Society Sunday Speaker Series: Patricia Edmonson on “Wow Factor — 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes” at Kinsman House, Warren, at 2 p.m. 1 — Following June at Howland Community Park at 6 p.m. 1 — Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day in downtown Niles ...