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A cellphone’s alarms can tell a lot about its owner

Few things bring out the blush in your cheeks like forgetting your cellphone at someone else’s place. It gives your friends hard evidence of something they’ve long suspected — your synapses are firing a couple of spark plugs short. “Poor ol’ George,” they’d say — providing ...

Cow tipping no joke but there are plenty to go around

Amid a bludgeoning of news about floods, fires, assaults, walls, cheats, liars, murders and other mayhem, a pastoral headline went largely overlooked: Oklahoma City’s airport no longer is selling cow-tipping T-shirts. After more than 10 years, Will Rogers World Airport has sold out of ...

Sweet talking a woman requires more than a sundae

The more a man talks, the less likely he is to say something significant. That’s the word from several experts on the subject, all of whom happen to be female. Most are related to me. According to their standard of worthy talk, I haven’t engaged in a meaningful conversation since 1983. I ...

Mom earns nervous tics from boys’ adventures

It’s not that boys intend to irritate their parents. We just have gigantic imaginations overwhelming teeny tiny filters in our brains. If a notion pops into our heads, we already are embarking on the adventure that will hereafter be known as “the incident” before any flicker of common ...

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Loutzenhiser 50th anniversary

Richard and Maribeth Loutzenhiser will celebrate their 50th anniversary March 20, 2019, with a trip to Hawaii. Richard and the former Maribeth McClelland were married March 20, 1969, in Winchester, Va. Rick is a 1965 graduate of Champion High School and 1970 graduate of Youngstown State ...

Jones – Zivoder engagement

Garrettsville residents Bruce and Sherry Jones and Robert and Michelle Zivoder are announcing the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Lindsey Jones and Steven Zivoder. The bride-elect graduated from Otterbein University with degrees in public relations and journalism. She is ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital SANDERS, Megan and Derek, of Vienna, a son March 13 VASBINDER, Kimberly and Kurtis Showers, of Niles, a daughter March 13 St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital JOHNSON, Julie and Wesley, of Youngstown, a daughter March 14 LIBERATORE, Julia and Aaron Lewis, of ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BERUBE, Bailie and Alexander Wilson, of Warren, a daughter March 11 LYNN, Tiffany and Jason, of Warren, a son March 11 STERNS, Sierra, of Warren, a son March 12 VANHORN, Shania, of Warren, a daughter March 10

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St. Pat: More popular than the Kardashians

St. Patrick’s Day means a lot of different things to a wide assortment of humans ’round the globe. Yeah, that’s what I said. According to an article by The Business Insider last fall, the celebration is a worldwide one. Historians Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair report that it is celebrated ...

Of course you can always make this stuff up

You can’t make this stuff up. I’ve always wondered why people say that? People make stuff up all the time. Liars. Fiction novelists. Film authors. Politicians (oh, sorry, I already covered that in the first mention). Actors. Teachers. Parents. Teenagers caught sneaking in after curfew. ...

Just the facts, ma’am, but I’d prefer the food

Remember the show “Dragnet”? Wikipedia does: “Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion-picture series enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners.” It debuted in 1951, ran for eight years, then came back in 1967 for a ...

Leaving the Oscars in her (gold) dust tonight

Here we are, the last Sunday in February — aka, Oscar Night. As everyone knows by now, this evening in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best films (and their writers, directors, actors, et al) of 2018 as they present the 91st ...

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Daughters bring grandkids to see recovering grandma

We are into the first week of March already! Even though everything is covered with snow again, along with some single-digit temperatures on a few mornings, I keep telling myself that March is also when the calendar says spring arrives. Think spring! Yesterday, daughters Elizabeth and Susan ...

Health notes

HEALTH EATING: Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will address portion size, reading and understanding nutrition labels, and learning to eat mindfully. This program takes place 2 to 4 p.m. today at St. ...

Fitness Challenge competitors slipping into final week

To see the complete chart of weight loss for this week, click here And then there was one. This is the last week of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge weight-loss competition to benefit charity. The lead teams remain the same — it’s still the Big Dogs at the top ...

Take spring cleaning to the next level

As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows. It may be as simple as adding a few new decorative items or changing a worn-out piece of furniture. Or maybe it’s something a little more ambitious, like a new room layout or ...

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TTH features Broadway press agent

Veteran press agent Susan L. Schulman will be the next speaker in the 2018-19 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. In her 30-plus years as a theatrical press agent, Schulman has worked on such productions as “Applause” (starring Lauren Bacall), “Death of a Salesman” (George C. Scott), ...

Deaf theater workshop is offered

CHAMPION — A free workshop on improvisational techniques for deaf theater is scheduled 1 to 4 p.m. March 23 in the student union at Kent State University at Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. Joey Caverly will facilitate the workshop. He is an improv veteran, an actor who has appeared on ...

Matinee

Starts Friday CAPTIVE STATE: Not reviewed It’s 10 years after an alien invasion. In this sci-fi tale starring Vera Farmiga, Machine Gun Kelly and John Goodman, some are working with the invaders and others still are fighting them. (Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, some crude ...

Cortland native exhibits at UA

The work of Cortland native Jennifer Vanderpool is on display at the University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery as a companion exhibition to her current show at the Tyler History Center in Youngstown. “Untold Stories: The Forgotten Underclass in Rust Belt Urban Renewal” identifies ...