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Granddad leafs through his raked-up pile of autumn jokes

Hey, quick, tell me, if money actually grew on trees, what would everyon’e favorite season be? Fall, of course! Oh, what do you get when your drop a pumpkin? Yep, squash. You heard what happened when the turkey got into a fight, right? He got the stuffing knocked out of him. As of 9:04 ...

Eight ball, and the car keys, in the corner pocket

“Aren’t those the same pants you wore yesterday?” “Of course,” I said. “The pockets were already loaded.” His eyebrows arched. “With what?” “Keys, pens, cards, coins, memory stick, phone — everything in its pocketed place and ready to go.” I don’t need trendy ...

Is this real life? Is this (budget) just fantasy?

I rechecked the numbers, praying for a glorious mistake. Nope. The math was correct. “We’ve got to stop indulging our whims and fancies,” I said. “We can’t afford it.” “I’ve laid in a good supply of fancies in the root cellar. That should hold us for a while,” Terry said. ...

Junior Auto Mechanic calls out the right word — ‘Help!’

Her car was very, very dead. I parked behind her, my four-ways flashing, and offered to look under the hood. I grew up with Backyard Auto Mechanics who were always hunched under hoods, coaxing vehicles to roaring zest with a few deft moves with hammers, wrenches and the occasional stick of ...

Society | VIEW ALL

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital POWELL, Ashley and Michael Brown, of Youngstown, a daughter Sept. 27 PRICE, Mallory and Devon Wagner, of Canfield, a daughter Sept. 27 SHADD, Adenike and Ron, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 27 WALP, Alexa and Jeffrey, of Mineral Ridge, a daughter and son ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BERTIN, Paige and Brandon Roe, of East Liverpool, a daughter Sept. 26 HAYES, Laurie and Lyle, of Lowellville, a son Sept. 26 McANDREW, Alexis and David Kalenits, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 25 MEAD, Kelly and Christopher, of East Palestine, a daughter Sept. ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BELCHER, Judith and Michael Martinez, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 24 CRAIG, Ashley and Nicholas, of Leetonia, a son Sept. 24 FULINE, Jennifer and Adam, of Girard, a son Sept. 24 IGNAZIO, Lauren and Dominic Cutrone, of Austintown, a son Sept. 24 ORNELAS, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ALLEN, Hanna and Don Hanni IV, of Canfield, a daughter Sept. 23 CHAMBERLAIN, Brittany and Mark A. Jones Sr., of Struthers, a daughter Sept. 23 DAVIS, Anne-Marie and Shane, of Poland, a daughter Sept. 23 GRAFF, Chelsea and Kyle, of Columbiana, twin ...

Patty Kimerer column | VIEW ALL

Getting to the root of the root canal procedure

While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column originally published Aug. 24, 2003: I don’t know if you realize it, but rarely when the word “root” is included in a sentence or phrase is it in any way associated with something positive. Think about it. “The ...

What’s hair today may be gone tomorrow

While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column originally published Oct. 2, 2005: I saw a commercial today that really scared me. It was an ad for Troll dolls. Remember Troll dolls? They’re the questionable-looking little figurines with the wild and wooly hair ...

Looking back at the September 11 attacks

Editor’s note: While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column first published Sept. 16, 2001, five days after terrorists hijacked aircraft to attack America. Reflections on Sept. 11, 2001: One mother’s story I will never forget the day. It was April 19, 1995, and ...

My son may be ready for school … but I’m not

Editor’s note: While Patty Kimerer takes a week off, we offer this back-to-school Classic Kimerer that first ran Sept. 4, 2005: OK, this is it. This is the week that my 5-year-old starts school — for real. No, not the part-time preschool that I finally got used to; after two years of ...

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Lovina celebrates 20 years of writing her columns

This week brings us into autumn already. This week always takes me back to 20 years ago when my dear mother so suddenly passed away. She died Sept. 17 but was in Blue Springs, Mo., at the time of her death. The funeral wasn’t until Sept. 23. My mother penned this column for 11 years and ...

Lovina celebrates 20 years of writing her columns

This week brings us into autumn already. This week always takes me back to 20 years ago when my dear mother so suddenly passed away. She died Sept. 17 but was in Blue Springs, Mo., at the time of her death. The funeral wasn’t until Sept. 23. My mother penned this column for 11 years and ...

Health notes

THINK PINK: Joanie’s Sisters, women in cancer treatment and recovery, is offering the “Think Pink Education Series.” The next free program is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The program is “How to create a ...

Calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the OSU Extension Office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1, Cortland, at 330-638-6783. Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to ...

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Calendar

Art ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: David A. Leas exhibition, through Friday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ashtabulaartscenter.org and 440-964-3396. BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick ...

Oakland seeks young actors for ‘The Big One-OH! Jr.’

Auditions are scheduled at 6:15 p.m. today and Friday for the Oakland Center for the Arts’ Kids First Theater Initiative, which will stage the Ohio premiere of the musical “The Big One-OH! Jr.” Based on the book by Dean Pitchford, it tells the story of Charley Maplewood, who decides to ...

Ohio authors booked for Lit Youngstown

Two Cleveland-area authors will be featured at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday Readers Series event. Lynda Montgomery’s stories have appeared in December, Another Chicago Magazine and Driftwood, and have been nominated for national awards. She was awarded residencies at Ragdale and ...

Christie thriller opens at AAC

The Agatha Christie thriller “And Then There Were None” opens Friday at Ashtabula Arts Center. The play, directed by Bob Kilpatrick, was adapted from Christie’s book of the same name. Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past ...