Lifestyles

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HISTORY OF THE ARSENAL: The Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, will host Dr. Ralph Pfingsten, author of “The History of the Ravenna Arsenal,” at 10:30 a.m. June 25. Dr. Pfingsten will discuss the Ravenna Arsenal and the mysteries behind it. His book features more than ...

Iowa woman starts cricket farm

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa farm kids joining the family business have been adding livestock to boost income opportunities for decades. Pigs. Cattle. Dairy cows. Sheep. Shelby Smith has chosen a chirpier path: crickets. In all fairness, it was her father, Dennis Smith, who suggested the ...

Sewing and cleaning projects

June is here and we are almost halfway through 2018 already. It’s unbelievable how time just seems to go faster each year. Speaking of time, we have more sewing that needs to be done. Congratulations are in order for nephew Levi Jr. and Arlene. They chose July 4 to unite in holy ...

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OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown area ostomy support group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. today at St. Elizabeth Boardman, 8401 Market St., Boardman. This is a nonprofit, self-help support group and family and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 ...

Connecting with your inner child

GIRARD — Adult life can be stressful and hectic. Some would say the best therapy is to connect with one’s inner child. That’s made easier if one surrounds himself with the toys of his childhood. That’s what happened to Rick Fusselman, owner of Time Capsule Toys in Girard. Toy ...

Mills – Householder

The engagement and approaching marriage of Jennifer A. Mills and Andrew C. Householder are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Rick and Mary Ann Mills of Howland. Parents of the groom-elect are Todd and Diane Householder of Kettering. Miss Mills graduated in 2009 from Howland ...

Summer weather has come

It looks dark towards the southeast like a storm could be forming. We sure could use the rain. It’s been dry this week. We watered the gardens a few times this week but hoped it would rain tonight. Our soil is sandy so all the rain we had several weeks ago is all dried up. Rivers and lakes ...

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GRIEFSHARE: The next GriefShare session will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road. For information, call Leavittsburg Church of God, 330-898-1131. For information about GriefShare or to register online, visit www.griefshare.org. • Grief Share sessions are ...

Unlocking the clues

Mark Revis remembers the night when someone locked him inside the mad scientist’s laboratory and set a timer for destruction. It was February 2017, and puzzles trickier than anything Indiana Jones or Lara Croft faced in movie temples and tombs challenged Revis and his family as they ...

Lovina’s daughters, sisters surprise her on birthday

My 47th birthday was May 22. My daughters wanted me to spend the day with all of them at daughter Elizabeth’s house. When I walked in the house, it was decorated with balloons and birthday banners. Soon after I was there, all five of my sisters and some of my nieces drove in to spend the ...

June calendar

1-3 — 34th Trumbull County African-American Achievers Festival at Courthouse Square, Warren 1 — The musical “Bullets Over Broadway” opens at Youngstown Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Justin Timberlake at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Dave Matthews Band at ...

Navy buddies reunite after 52 years

OAKLAND, Ky. — Johnny Pearson of Kentucky and John Noga of Ohio were swapping stories and sharing laughs one recent Sunday morning, exhibiting an easy rapport and deep camaraderie that suggests the two have a longtime friendship that can weather any obstacle. In their case, that is ...

Senior news

COUNTRY CLUB LIVING: Country Club Rehabilitation Campus at Newton Falls now offers tableside service to its residents. Meals ordered from a menu of choices are made from scratch by campus chefs. The idea is allow residents to take control of their meals. For information on the dining program, ...

Read all about it; Newspapers still relevant, relaxing

To me, the newspaper is still a very big part of the vital information that I receive on a daily basis. As the cable news networks clamor all night long throwing out rumors and (sometimes) unknown news facts, the daily newspaper still delivers and is received in a most relaxed setting at ...

Heads of the class

For Hubbard High School biology instructor Tim Headrick, teaching is a second career. After earning a zoology degree at Brigham Young University, he worked for 33 1/2 years at WCI / RG Steel, finishing up as the safety director. Instead of retiring, he picked up his master’s degree in ...

Kids spread their wings

It’s Wednesday evening and the house is really quiet tonight. My husband, Joe, daughter Verena and I are the only ones here. Daughter Loretta left this afternoon with Dustin and his family to travel to Ohio. Dustin’s cousin is getting married tomorrow. Dustin and Loretta will be servers ...

Miami man travels with dolphins

By LINDA ROBERTSON The Associated Press MIAMI — Parker Lake got sick of the rat race. Sick of working in a cubicle. Sick of commuting on Miami’s mean streets. Sick of being overweight from sitting at a desk or in traffic jams. So Lake quit his unfulfilling job, sold his car and moved to ...

Exercise program encourages people with MS

By PAUL SWIECH The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — When Julie Warner, 43, of Normal was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — MS — at age 25, “I was terrified that I’d end up in a wheelchair. So I started walking.” When Josie Warren was diagnosed with MS at age 34, “It ...

Woman runs half-marathons after losing 92 pounds

By KAREN MANSFIELD The Associated Press CANONSBURG, Pa. — Nicole Klan used to enjoy cheering on her children and husband as they competed in cross country, track and field and road races. This month, however, Klan laced up her running shoes and ran in the half-marathon at the Dick’s ...

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ALZHEIMER SUPPORT MEETING: The Alzheimer Network will present a seminar on legal and financial issues regarding long-term care often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The seminar will be offered 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room of the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. ...