Lifestyles

Top Fitness Challenge teams keep losing, change places

The Big Three are shrinking. So are the other 14 teams in the 2017 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. But the Big Three — or perhaps we should say the Tiny Three — have held the top three spots all three weeks so far of the eight-week community weight loss ...

Health notes

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia support group will meet 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Dr. Rodney Hill, a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and ...

Gifts that say ‘I miss you’

Before the tech revolution, you might have sent a lock of hair, a printed photo or a perfumed note to a loved one far away. And of course, you can still do that. Or you can choose from an array of clever high- and low-tech Valentine’s Day gifts that send the “I miss you” ...

Dentist immigrated from Romania

Andrea Csok (pronounced “choke”) emigrated from Romania, a European country somewhat larger in square miles than Ohio, with her family when she was 12 years old. She told me that came to this country by way of the green card lottery, which her mother had won. After graduating from The ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 retirees will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Davidson’s Restaurant. The St. Patrick’s Party at Cafe 422 in Warren will be discussed. For more information, contact Karen at 330-502-2103. PERI MEETING: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull ...

Beware of emergency response phone scam

NILES — A Mahoning County resident reported a phone scam that resulted in her giving her checking information to someone claiming to be with an emergency response system company. The scam took place Thursday after an employee of Area Agency on Aging 11 completed an assessment for services. ...

February brings snow drifts, baptism and butchering

Editor’s Note: This rare repeat column for Lovina, from February 2015, before she began appearing in the Tribune Chronicle, is due to the sudden and unexpected death of her brother, Amos Coblentz. Greetings from snowy Michigan! We received more than a foot of snow over the weekend. Some had ...

February brings snow drifts, baptism and butchering

Editor’s Note: This rare repeat column for Lovina, from February 2015, before she began appearing in the Tribune Chronicle, is due to the sudden and unexpected death of her brother, Amos Coblentz. Greetings from snowy Michigan! We received more than a foot of snow over the weekend. Some had ...

Lead changes in second week of Fitness Challenge

The leaders switched places. The quintet known as Just Weight didn’t wait any longer to slip past the Believers Disappearing Act. The team just took over first place in the 17th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. Both teams lost 14.5 pounds in the second week of ...

Health notes

STRESS / DEPRESSION SEMINAR: Alternatives for Managing Anxiety, Stress and Depression Seminar is being offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman. The use of antidepressants has skyrocketed over the past two decades. The free seminar will be presented by ...

Questions, answers and pixie dust

Wishing upon a star wasn’t required, but it probably didn’t hurt. Either way, Andrea Wells finally landed her dream assignment. The Howland resident was one of 11 people worldwide selected to join the 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She’s an official consultant for families seeking tips ...

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 ...

Fitness Challenge: You gotta believe

Believers Disappearing Act is, well, disappearing. The five-player crew trimmed 5.22 percent of their starting weight to bounce into the first-week lead in the 2018 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. “The word for the team is put the hammer down,” captain Rudy ...

Health notes

HILLSIDE SUPPORT GROUP: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the board room. Guest speakers will be Stephanie and Tim, occupational therapists from Hillside. All stroke survivors and family members are welcome. For more information, call Cindy at ...

February calendar of events

1 — Kathleen Madigan at Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, at 8 p.m. 2 — 23rd Mad About the Arts at McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, from 7 to 10 p.m. 2-3 — Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Covelli Centre, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m. 2 — “Images: Remembrances of the Holocaust — The Eva ...

Another addition to the Eicher family

The sun is shining brightly but the mercury is only at 16 degrees. We have had our share of cold weather. I am very excited to share the news that Joe and I are grandparents for the second time! Jennifer Susan was born at 7:46 a.m. Jan. 15, 2018, to daughter Susan and Mose. She was 8 pounds, ...

Fitness Challenge teams rumble out of the starting gate

Those grunts, groans and moans you hear... They’re probably emanating from the 9 1/2 tons worth of flabby fun rumbling into the 17th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. “I came to get the weight off again,” said third year Fitness Challenge participant Dr. Jeff ...

Health notes

GRANT FOR TREATMENT CENTER: The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and FSR Parkman — a new Warren-based 16-bed detox and treatment center set to open in February — have received a $250,000 one-time grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. ...

Designer clothing line for canines all the rage

MILAN — Milan has long been the world’s ready-to-wear fashion leader. Now, dogs are getting in on the Italian city’s sartorial scene with a new line of haute couture for canines. Dog a Porter, by the Milan brand Temellini, offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds, ranging from ...

When Lake Erie freezes, Air Taxi is a life line

PUT-IN-BAY — Like most pregnant women, Alyssa Smith is preparing a room for the new baby, buying supplies, and visiting doctors for routine checkups every two weeks. Unlike most mothers-to-be, however, Smith has to fly every time she visits her family doctor, goes for an ultrasound, or has ...