Lifestyles

Daughter Lovina gets ready to graduate from the eighth grade

Dear readers: Today, I, Lovina (youngest daughter of Lovina), thought I’d give Mom a little break and write her weekly column. In case any of you are confused, I was named after my Mom. Although I’m not as busy as my Mom, it takes 90 percent of my energy to put so much brain into ...

And the winners are … yet to be determined

And the winners are... to be announced Sunday. In the meantime, we will verify the final figures for the 18th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge community weight loss competition to benefit nonprofit service organizations. The teams that lost the greatest shares of their ...

Health notes

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: McKinley Memorial Library and Niles Parks Department will host a free Health and Wellness Fair 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Niles Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Niles. The fair will be promoted as part One Book / One Community, the annual countywide library event, which ...

Daughters bring grandkids to see recovering grandma

We are into the first week of March already! Even though everything is covered with snow again, along with some single-digit temperatures on a few mornings, I keep telling myself that March is also when the calendar says spring arrives. Think spring! Yesterday, daughters Elizabeth and Susan ...

Fitness Challenge competitors slipping into final week

To see the complete chart of weight loss for this week, click here And then there was one. This is the last week of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge weight-loss competition to benefit charity. The lead teams remain the same — it’s still the Big Dogs at the top ...

Health notes

HEALTH EATING: Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will address portion size, reading and understanding nutrition labels, and learning to eat mindfully. This program takes place 2 to 4 p.m. today at St. ...

Take spring cleaning to the next level

As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows. It may be as simple as adding a few new decorative items or changing a worn-out piece of furniture. Or maybe it’s something a little more ambitious, like a new room layout or ...

Losing to the beat of their own drums

To see complete results from this week, click here Two laps remain in the race to the bottom of the scales in the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. The Big Dogs had a big week to retake the lead in the Go-Getters Division. In the Dynamos class, Just Weight held onto the ...

Health notes

FREE SCREENING KITS: In recognition of March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits to the public during the month. Kits can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays in the Radiation Oncology ...

Change can be good

Some days the mailman brings interesting mail. Occasionally I hear from Lloyd Revis, who now lives in Warren. I think he grew up in the small community of Oakfield, which is a part of Bristolville Township. Oakfield, at one time an active thriving community, developed around the old ...

Senior news

ANGELS NEEDED: Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors who may need a phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at ...

Setting aside worries and choosing to use prayer

It’s 4:30 a.m. and son Benjamin, 19, just left for work. My husband, Joe, left more than an hour ago to travel to his job. Joe has been working at the RV factory for more than 14 years now. He has a 45-minute drive to and from the factory. With the road conditions this winter, we can’t be ...

Clock is ticking and scales are moving

Click this link to see the charts for this week's team standings: Tribune_Chronicle_02-26-2019_B8 Tick, tick, tick ... Thud. Sproing! Those are the sounds of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. The clock is ticking down the final three weeks of the weight-loss ...

Health notes

PAIN CONFERENCE: Earth Angel Farm, a nonprofit group formed to create healthy opportunities for people living with physical and developmental disabilities, is holding a winter conference on alternative pain management. The winter conference will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the ...

March 2019 calendar

1 — Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar, at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Amy Grant at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park at 8 p.m. 1 — Sebastian Maniscalco at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. 2 — Kent State University at Trumbull ...

Freedom of your golden years

As we graduate through the many plateaus of life, we finally arrive at what is referred to as “the golden years.” Yes, those are the years when retirement arrives and life is such a joy; a time that gives us a chance to keep up with family matters and extreme enjoyment; the real beauty of ...

Senior news

SENIORS TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will hold their monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for a food bank donation. RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. March 5 at ...

Lovina recovers from surgery

It is now eight days since my surgery and I seem to be doing better every day. I had a few days after the surgery that I was running a high temperature, so that made everything seem worse. Now I have a bad head cold, but it is also getting better. Abigail, 2, and baby Timothy are here this ...

Competition remains tight at ‘halftime’

View the week 4 Fitness Challenge chart here. The names at the top — the Big Dogs and Just Weight — look familiar at halftime in the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge community weight loss competition to benefit charity. But neither the Dogs nor Just Weight has been ...

Health notes

FAMILY SUPPORT: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755. CIRCLE OF HOPE: Circle of Hope, a ...