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HOWLAND RETIREES: Howland Schools Retired Personnel, classified and nonclassified, will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. Those attending are requested to bring school supplies or canned or boxed food or juice boxes for the collection that will be delivered to Emmanuel ...

The solar eclipse and frozen peaches

Monday after we were done hanging out the laundry, we took time out of our busy schedule to watch the solar eclipse. We didn’t have any special glasses but held three pair of dark sunglasses together to see the moon pass in front of the sun. It was amazing to see! Only God can arrange how ...

Cheap fitness

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s easy to get discouraged by the boutique fitness craze with $25 per class fees and the weekly chore of sitting by your computer to reserve a spot in that popular spin class that always sells out. It’s often tempting to just skip it, so we rounded up our ...

Families turn to crowdfunding for medical help

EUGENE, Ore. — On Dec. 1, 2015, Jasmine Gevatosky had eight fuzzy, gray spots in her eyes, the result of a devastating, rare illness that causes little strokes in her retina. Her vision was deteriorating. But on that day, as she typed at her computer, it wasn’t the spots that obstructed ...

Health Notes

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Warren City Health District will hold its regular childhood immunization clinic 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25 and special clinic 8 a.m. to noon Sept, 21 at the health district, 258 E. Market St., Suite 327, Warren. No appointment is necessary. Children ...

September events calendar

1 — Stop the Violence Talent and Fashion Show at TCAP, Warren, from 6 to 8 p.m. 1-4 — Canfield Fair 1-4 — Geauga County Fair 1-4 — SummerDance with Lotus at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park 1 — Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, YFN Lucci at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Deep ...

Abigail acts her age, plus other tales from the Eicher family

Church services are set to be here Aug. 27. We are still busy with all the preparation it takes to host the services. I know that we could still have the services without cleaning, but this is one way to have a deadline every year to give your house a thorough cleaning. My sisters Verena, ...

AP
Diagnosing whether a bite by a blacklegged tick — also known as a deer tick — caused Lyme disease or something else can be difficult. But scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early, using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ blood.

Is it really Lyme? New test might tell sooner

WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ blood. It’s still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just ...

Health notes

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Warren City Health District will hold its regular childhood immunization clinic 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the health district, 258 E. Market St., Suite 327, Warren. No appointment is necessary. Children should be well, free of fever or illness. Bring an ...

After DNA testing showed that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, above, was predisposed to Type 2 diabetes, which is more likely to develop if a person is overweight or obese, Collins shed 35 pounds.

DNA results may not lead to change in habits

NEW YORK — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or ...

Monuments like Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore were easily accessible from accommodations booked through Airbnb. Reviewer Renee Fox found an out-of-the-way lodge in the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

Last-minute summer travel plans? Try Airbnb

Before summer winds down, or perhaps for a fall weather getaway, consider finding a place to sleep in a place new to you with Airbnb. Though I was skeptical at first, after using the app this summer for a trip across the country, I have to recommend the service as one that puts guests in the ...

North Korea threats revive nuke fears

LOS ANGELES — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into ...

Senior news

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty Township residents 60 and older are invited to sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program. For more information, contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315 or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102. 911 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY: The ...

August brims with events both mild and august

August has seemed to me to be a busy month in many ways. Lots of community and county events that provide opportunities for something to do depending on what interests you. Nearby county fairs provide entertainment of many different kinds, with a chance to see some of what agriculture is like ...

Canning, cleaning, and ‘flying’ horses fill Lovina’s week

It is 10 p.m. Wednesday evening. Everyone has headed to bed except the girls and me. I forgot all about writing this column until after daughter Elizabeth, Timothy and Abigail left for home. They came over for a while after supper. We had so much fun with Abigail. I was helping her walk ...

Kids, parents can get haircuts, workouts at hospital center

MINNEAPOLIS — Jeanne McCoy is part of a group of volunteers at a University of Minnesota children’s hospital that is giving patients a little style. Since late May, McCoy has worked at the University Masonic Children Hospital’s new Blythe Brendan-Mann Foundation Wellness Center. ...

Airline worker tracks down cancer patient’s bag, delivers it

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cancer patient says a Southwest Airlines employee went above and beyond to help track down her missing luggage that contained important medication. Stacy Hurt says she called customer service July 23 at Pittsburgh International Airport after her luggage failed to arrive ...

They’re sweating with their swolemate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s hot and sticky outside, all your friends are at the beach or at brunch. It’s tempting to blow off a workout, but getting sweaty with your significant other definitely ups the fun factor and makes it easier to stick to. We asked some of our favorite ...

Health notes

WELLNESS CENTER PROGRAMS: The City of Niles Wellness Center offers the following program. To register, call the center at 330-349-9355 or email Theresa Scirocco at tscirocco@thecityofniles.com or Lynda Briach at lbriach@thecityofniles.com. • Free Silver Sneaker Class for members, 10 a.m. ...

It’s a rip-off, but we’re the ones to blame

I wish to ask all of you one simple question. Are you ready? If, as they say, wages and income are as low as they have been for years, why do prices in most every category continue rise? Is there such a thing as the “real” cost of living? Is it all inflation? (OK! So that was four ...