Lifestyles

Liberty man keeps up good fight against Parkinson’s

LIBERTY — Robert Lacky, 68, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in November 2013. The journey began with a fall. “I was on vacation, I missed a curb and fell,” the Liberty resident said. He was trying to step up. “Later on, I was walking to a beach access and I missed a ...

Nostalgia of school clouded

Ah! Those high school days. What nostalgia. Well, not so much. It’s with mixed emotions that I look back on my 1950s days at Warren G. Harding High in good old Warren. I was in the Class of June 1953. Sure, I was filled with energy and youthful vigor. (Where did that go?) But I had to ...

Senior news

NEW MEDICARE CARDS: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will begin issuing new Medicare cards in April. Social Security numbers will be replaced on the cards with a random combination of 11 numbers and letters. To protect against scams, clients should remember they will not receive a phone ...

Flexible recipe for potato lasagna

HARTFORD — According to her mother, Jill D’Andrea is just a big kid. It’s OK. She’s a children’s librarian. Even Dr. Suess would approve, since he said, “Adults are just outdated children.” D’Andrea, 50, who even owns a Dr. Suess hat, shares a recipe for potato lasagna that ...

A fitting finale for the day

Supper is over and we have had evening devotions. All the children have gone their own way now — some to bed and some reading, writing or just relaxing. I love evenings like this, when everyone is close by. Every mother has those moments, I’m sure. Making my day even more complete was ...

One week left to go

The 17th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge is taking its last whirl around the scales. And with one week to go, the team known as Just Weight seems to have built an insurmountable lead in the community weight loss competition to benefit nonprofit organizations. But ...

Health notes

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown area ostomy support group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. today at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. 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 or ...

The Senior 7: Neighbors for 58 years, Irene Avenue group stays close

WARREN — Elinor Marsteller fanned the playing cards and burst into laughter. “Who shuffled these cards?” Annette Orslene nudged her neighbor. “You did.” Elinor grinned. “I shuffled good.” At one end of the kitchen table, Paul Spitak studied his hand and groused, “I don’t ...

Warren man finds ruins bigger than first thought

Bill Abel of Warren told me about his recent three-week trip to Central America, which he took with Elder Treks, a company offering “small group exotic adventures for travelers 50-plus.” This trip was focused on the Mayan Civilization of Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. (They did not go to ...

Senior news

TMH RETIREES MEET: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The speaker will be from the Bella Women’s Center. Members are encouraged to bring gender-neutral clothes or sleepers and diapers, wipes or diaper cream to be donated to ...

Visits from Grandma’s little sweeties

We have entered the month of March and it is definitely coming in like a lion! It is rainy, cold and windy here in our part of Michigan. We had several nice sunny days with temperatures hitting the upper 50s and lower 60s. It spoiled us and we really wanted it to stay. It sounds like we might ...

Just Weight trims down to big Fitness Challenge lead

Waistlines are narrowing. But the gap between first and second place keeps growing fatter in the 17th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. The team known as Just Weight now leads by nearly 2 full percentage points. Meanwhile, last year’s championship team, which has ...

Health notes

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown area ostomy support group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. March 13 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. 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 or ...

Running away: Just Weight trims down to big lead

They aren’t waiting. Nearly two-thirds of the way through the 2018 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge, the quintet known as Just Weight is trying to push the title out of reach of anyone else. Just Weight now is way ahead at nearly 11.5 percent of the team’s starting ...

Health notes

GRIEFSHARE: GriefShare session “The Journey of Grief, Part 1” will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. For information, call Leavittsburg Church of God, 330-898-1131. For information about GriefShare or to register online, visit ...

Halfway home for Fitness Challenge

At the halfway mark of the 2018 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge, the top five teams remain in the same order. But the changing gaps between them foreshadow a wild ride to the finish line of the community weight loss competition to benefit service organizations. The ...

Health notes

TRUMBULL COUNTY CARES: Trumbull County CARES, a monthly suppport group for children who have lost a parent to addiction or have a parent in active addiction, and those who are caring for them, will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13. Support groups will be ...

Reflecting on Latrobe ‘miracle’ quadruplets

LATROBE, Pa. — Before Arnold Palmer, Fred Rogers and Rolling Rock beer put Latrobe on the map, a family of Byzantine Catholics who believed in miracles made the city about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh a household name. The world marveled at the Zavada quadruplets when they arrived early at ...

Brother ‘didn’t know a stranger’

So much sadness has been brought to our family since I last penned this column. God has once again reminded us that one does not have to be old to die. A week ago, Jan. 31, my sister-in-law, Nancy, tried to wake up my oldest brother Amos. Life had fled. Amos was only 56 years old. He left ...

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 ...