Community Columnists

Farming: Not a Disney adventure

Let me start off by saying this is a clean article. No swear words, I promise. However, a few weeks ago I had a friend tell me she thought growing up and working on a farm sounded fun. She told me how she pictured idyllic days riding on a tractor, soaking up the sunshine, plaid and denim, ...

Stand Against Racism at YWCA

VIOLINIST TO PERFORM AT EVENT: The YWCA of Warren will be hosting world renowned violinist Jerald Daemyon today at the Stand Against Racism event. Daemyon will perform for children and youth in the YWCA's After School Child Care and mentoring programs. Daemyon is a native of Detroit and a ...

The story of the Quarter Pipe

Maybe you haven't heard of a quarter pipe. Wikipedia says that "A quarter pipe is a ramp used in extreme sports which resembles a quarter of the cross section of a pipe"As you may have read here before, back in the 80s, my younger son, who was in his early teen years, was into BMX or Bicycle ...

The bus company, part 2

This is the second installment of my community column about the Warren Transportation Company and my dad, Haven X. Mumford.World War II was the high point for the Warren Transportation Company in terms of its service to the community. It had to handle a burgeoning number of riders while facing ...

Noteworthy

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS: The Portage County Parents Without Partners Chapter 600 will hold its monthly dance 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. today at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, Tallmadge. Music will be by disc jockey Mel.Monthly dances are open to the public. The theme for April's dance is "Spring ...

Reunions

USS TARAWA REUNION: The USS Tarawa Veterans Association is looking for mates and announcing its 26th annual reunion April 16 to 19 in Norwich, Conn.Contacts for membership and reunion information are Lester Ward, president, 101 Meadow Lane, Randolph, Mass. 02368; 781-961-2583, or Walter ...

Bazaars

BENEFIT AUCTION AT SCHOOL: Victory Christian School will hold a benefit auction 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at the school, 2053 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty. Silent auction starts 5 p.m. with the first tables closing 6:30 pm. Live auction starts at 7 p.m.There will be Walt Disney World passes, lawn ...

SCHOLARS

WOLVES PROGRAM TO RAISE SCHOLARSHIP CASH: The Trumbull County Wolves Club, a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to raise money for scholarships and since 1984, as awarded over $400,000 worth of scholarships to Trumbull County students, is having an NCAA block pool fund raiser.The ...

3 cheers for the hopefuls

On Tuesday, the Tribune Chronicle and the Trumbull 100 co-sponsored the annual Community Star Awards dinner at Packard Music Hall. I had the esteemed honor of attending the dinner, and I am proud to have nominated one of the winners.If you didn't get a chance to attend the dinner, or missed out ...

The bus company, part 1

Today's community column is about the pre-World War II years of the Warren Transportation Company. Two weeks from today, Tuesday, April 7, will be the second installment of that company's history, dealing with the World War II and post war years.Some of the information included below has been ...

Balloon release remembers lost loved ones

YOUNGSTOWN - Liberty resident Shirlene Hill said the gathering this weekend of the local A Parent of a Lost Loved One (APOLLO) was "just what the doctor ordered."Hill, whose son Jamail Johnson was killed in a fraternity home near Youngstown State University on Feb. 6, 2011, said the event ...

Sutliff to host spring open house

MUSEUM HOLDS OPEN HOUSE: The Sutliff Museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, will hold a spring open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to have lemonade and cookies along with a visit to the Victorian ...

Reliving a time seven decades ago at Warren Public Library

It was war time seven decades ago when a 9-year-old boy sat at the Warren Pvblic Library on High Street. He thought that the poor stone cutter had certainly made a mistake on that stone header out front. It was Saturday morning. He had just finished swimming at the YMCA and it was about time to ...

Face addiction in area with hope

Since moving back to Trumbull County nearly two years ago, I have come to see our community with new, fresh eyes. One of the most important realizations of the last two years has been this: addiction is a major struggle in our community, and this is heartbreaking for me.Chances are, if you ...

Take a stand against Common Core

I remember taking the Iowa tests in school as a kid. Oh, the pressure of that single test. But I was assured by my parents and my teachers that the test had a simple format and covered topics which I had already learned. I scored well, although that was no surprise as I was doing well in ...

Protecting Packards’ past

There's an antique Packard automobile sitting in a prominent position at The National Packard Museum on Mahoning Avenue here in Warren. It's a 1903 Packard Model F. It's painted deep red with a wooden body, white rubber tires and a one cylinder engine under the rear engine cover. This is the ...

Lent about more than giving up

Lent, the 40-day journey toward Easter, began on Wednesday. Chances are, you saw a friend or coworker with a cross of ashes on his or her forehead or tasted paczki, Polish doughnuts eaten on Fat Tuesday. Even the religiously ambivalent find themselves observing Lent, if only as a way of ...

Silence naysayers to brighten life

A good friend of mine often reminds me, "You can never please everyone, and there are some people you can never please." I was brought back to this lesson in an important way when I found myself reading reviews of my book on Amazon, and after receiving a rather grumpy email about my last ...

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to farm

Water, that vital life source the keeps us from offending our co-workers (by bathing) and also fills that succulent orange you ate. Water, next to land, is probably the number one commodity for farmers.Animals, like people, need water to survive; plants need water to grow; and people need safe ...

Pesky pup story ends happily

What could be nicer than a story with a happy ending? How about one with a little twist at the end, too? Try this one:Once upon a time, about 40 years ago, my sister Shirlee had a dog named Bonnie. Bonnie originally was her youngest son Todd's dog that he had received as a gift from his ...