Lifestyles

Time changes many things

When I wake up in the morning and it is snowing and the wind is blowing, I enjoy sitting back in my easy chair, drinking my morning cup of coffee and reading the morning newspaper. My thoughts wander to those out in the cold struggling to keep the roads open so those who have to travel to ...

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 ...

Out of the gate and losing fast

One week done and more than a quarter ton gone. After one week of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge, the 120 players tumbled off the scales 634 pounds lighter. That's a full load of flubber flattened. A total 2.32 percent of our starting weight burdens us no ...

February 2019 calendar

1-2 — Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Covelli Centre, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Millennial Theatre Company’s “Drop of Blood” opens at Calvin Center, Youngstown, at 8 p.m. 1 — ABBAMania and Night Fever at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 8 p.m. 1 — Metallica at Quicken ...

Thank God for bounty

All is quiet here at the Eichers’ this morning except the yapping of daughter Verena’s Yorkie puppies. They are really playful but she is eager to sell them as they are now eating well on their own. These dogs do not shed hair so that is another good thing about them. Son Kevin will not ...

Annual Fitness Challenge begins: Weighing in

NILES — Stephen Simunich slipped out of his shoes and stepped up to the scales. “Take everything out of your pockets,” said St. Joe’s at the Mall Manager Shirley Lisk. She stood with pencil poised over the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge log book. There would ...

Health notes

FREE HEALTH PROGRAMS: Healthy Eating for You, sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren. This program will address portion size, reading and ...

Before you fall and can’t get up

“I want to continue to golf, but I’m afraid I will fall. If I walk slow, I don’t want to hold my friends back.” “I worry that I will fall getting in and out of the bathtub or shower.” “It’s winter and soon it will be icy and snowy. I could easily fall.” “I fell working in ...

A time before locked doors

Before World War II, when I was yet to turn 5 years old, my York Avenue neighborhood in good old Warren teemed with all sorts of people who provided services (or just needed or wanted something) to all who lived there. Many just walked in to our homes or just showed up on our doorsteps. Who ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will have their first meeting of the New Year at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation. NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition ...

We finally have real winter weather. Snow! Cold! Wind!

Needless to say, it feels good to be inside a warm, cozy house this morning with the outside temperature at 23 degrees. Daughter Lovina, 14, just left for school. Son Benjamin left for his job at the RV factory around 4:30 a.m., and the rest of the family is at home. My husband, Joe, will ...

Young Eichers eager to shout in the new year

A brand-new year lies before us. What does it hold? Last year brought us two more grandchildren who bring us joy. But Joe and I each had a brother pass away unexpectedly, which brought much sadness into our lives. We need to remember that God is in control and to fully put our trust in Him. ...

18th annual Fitness Challenge deadlines in three days

You can't stop time from ticking ahead. But you can halt the bathroom scales from keeping pace with the hall clock. The deadline to sign up for the 2019 Tribune Chronicle Fitness Challenge is Friday. Gather your hefty five-member team and join the community weight loss challenge that benefits ...

Calendar for January 2019

6 — Evaline’s Bridal Show at Covelli Centre, Youngstown, at noon 7 — Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition opens at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery 8 — Youngstown City School District Visual & Performing Arts Unity Project art exhibit ...

Positive people brighten new year

We have moved on into the New Year and a time to reflect on 2018 and then look ahead into 2019. For each of us, last year no doubt brought a variety of experiences, some good and some on the negative side. Over my years working with The Ohio State University Extension in several positions, I ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. Guest speaker will be Joe Bell of the Cafaro Co. Reservations are a must by Sunday to Barb at 330-372-2603 or Virginia at ...

Serving as wedding cook tiring

The wedding for Menno and Emma is now history. We wish them a long and happy married life together, with God guiding their way. Once again, we do all that work for just one day, but it’s a special day they will always remember. When two become one in a marriage until death do them part, ...

Health notes

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are free. For information, call 330-788-9755. OPIOID CRISIS MEETING: The Hubbard City ...

Farmers aim to boost sales via social media

TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young ...

Model recalls posing for Rockwell

GRAFTON, Mass. — Eight-year-old Eddie Locke was a third-grader at the Plain School in Stockbridge in 1958 when the famed artist Norman Rockwell, accompanied by the principal, walked into the lunchroom one day and pointed at him. “That one,” the artist said. Seeing the principal ...