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Having a sensible, adult breakfast

The stealth Pop-Tarts were left at the newspaper office in a brown paper bag. The attached note read: “Here is a Terry-approved breakfast option. I advise that you store it toward the back of your pantry, but if she should find it, you can blame it on a factory error.” I peeked inside ...

Without experimentation, Pop-Tarts still worth craving

“Stop! You almost passed the Pop-Tarts.” “Let’s not leave the job half done,” my wife called over her shoulder. She pushed the shopping cart farther down the grocery aisle. I grabbed a 12-pack of frosted strawberry and caught up to her. “Don’t worry. I got them.” Terry ...

The script for 2020 has been rejected

Right from Day 1, it’s been a weird spring. Day 1 of the spring equinox fell on March 19 — the first time in 124 years that spring didn’t begin on either March 20 or 21. After that little oddity, life grew more bizarre by the day. If the events of 2020 had been submitted as a movie ...

Only two constants in life — birthdays and sales tax

Like all my other schemes to get rich, this one collapsed due to circumstances no one could have predicted. At least, I didn’t. It certainly seemed better than the time I set up a roadside stand to sell cow pies fresh from the pasture. Who could have known that wasn’t how city gardeners ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BAILEY, Kearia and Austin Carter, of East Liverpool, a daughter June 30 CHANEY, Kayla and Boonie Estep, of Hubbard, a son June 30 JONES, Ashia and Dorian, of Youngstown, a son June 30 KREEFER, Kylie and Dylan Ice, of East Liverpool, a daughter June ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CLAYTON, Alexis and Eric, of Canfield, a son June 29 DAVIDSON, Bobbie and Michael Gaskill Jr., of Lisbon, a daughter June 29 WILLIAMSON, Bailey, of Youngstown, a daughter June 29

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital MILONE, Natisha, of Warren, a son June 27 POWELL, Harley and Ethan, of Cortland, a son June 27 SHAFFER, Nikita and Todd, of Youngstown, a son June 27 St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BELLAY, Cassie, of Warren, a daughter June 28

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BARNHART, Samantha and Tyler, of North Bloomfield, a daughter June 26 BRAINARD, Sierra and Jarrod Lawyer, of Warren, a son June 24 KEMPF, Miriam and Dan, of Middlefield, a son June 26 LOGSTON, Leandra and Cody, of Champion, a daughter June 26 MASINCUPP, ...

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Just wear the flippity-flopping mask already

It worked for Zorro. It works for all those singers on that oddly popular FOX-TV music show. It’s the highlight of many a themed ball, not to mention being a requirement for Mardi Gras, Carnivale and, of course, my least favorite “holiday” — Halloween. (Don’t get me started on why ...

2020: Super-sighs of disappointment, sadness

I don’t know anyone who thinks 2020 is a banner year. Sigh. In fact, it’s one for the books ... the horror genre, that is. And though it might seem paltry compared to current world and national events — lots of humans also are dealing with regular, run-of-the-mill, everyday heartbreak ...

Here’s hoping that 2021 looks more like 2019

I really don’t remember a lot about what I was doing on June 14, 2019. I know it was only 12 months ago, but at this point, it might as well have been 12 decades ago, am I right? I am wracking my brain trying to remember what a typical day was like last June. As I recall, it was a rather ...

Everything old is new in the post-COVID world

As the world tries to reinvent the way the humans work, play, function, maneuver, entertain and even feed ourselves, it’s clear: Some stuff just ain’t ever gonna be quite the same as it was before, a’ight? I mean, it’s obvious that distancing — or what Pop used to call living under ...

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Blessed to have the rain

Recently, we received more than an inch of much-needed rain. The grass was turning brown, so the rain will help the grass and the crops in the fields. The irrigation system has been running in the big farmers’ fields. In some places, the water from the irrigation flies over the road. When ...

Capri Cafaro trying to unite world with food

Capri S. Cafaro knows the unifying power of food. As an Ohio state senator from 2007 to 2016, she often would celebrate legislative accomplishments on bipartisan bills by baking a pie to share with her colleagues from both parties. The Youngstown native, who lived in Hubbard when she was in ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: Submit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center are providing a free, virtual community walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic. The initiative, ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 520 W. Main St., Suite 1, Cortland, at 330-638-6783. Making garden art • When: 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday • What: ...

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Artist’s large-scale work opens at Butler

“Life Examined: The Impressionistic Realism of Sam Rosenthal” was supposed to open in March at the Butler Institute of American Art, until the museum — and most of the country — was shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicago artist’s large-scale paintings will be on the gallery ...

McDonough offers virtual exhibitions

The McDonough Museum is hosting two new virtual exhibitions. “ARTS: Artists Reaching & Teaching Students” highlights the role of art educators in the community as they sow the seeds for future artists and art appreciators. In an effort to demonstrate the McDonough Museum’s ...

Don’t social distance from ‘Quarantine’ the musical

The old expression goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Robert Dennick Joki makes better lemonade than any homophobic fast food chain. The founder of Rust Belt Theater Company wrote a 15-song musical revue during the COVID-19 pandemic called “Quarantine: A Socially Distant ...

.38 Special to perform at Packard in Oct.

WARREN — .38 Special is booked to play Packard Music Hall on Oct. 16. The southern rock act has sold more than 20 million records and is known for such radio hits as “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You” and “Fantasy Girl.” Don Barnes, who shared ...