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Escaping chores spoiled by COVID-19

I’ve never gotten around to installing the baseboards in the living room. I meant to do that shortly after moving in — 20 years ago or so. You tend to notice subtle details like that working from home. “More like glaring,” my wife, Terry, said. “When are you going to put those ...

Cope with crazy coronaquips

Don’t bother busting out of quarantine — everything is shut down. All the toilet paper’s been hoarded, so I hope you found fast-food napkins stashed in your glove box. Remember the relief when you knew you’d never again have to diagram a sentence or multiply fractions? Yeah, well, ...

I have a lot to do … it’s time for bed

“What’s that quote about distractions?” she asked. “Something about monsters and bugs.” I picked up my smartphone — actually, I already was holding it; the thing seems to be stuck to my palm — and tapped the screen. “Life is a hailstorm of distractions. It’s not the monster ...

I promise to love, honor and confuse

Marriage is the match of two people who promise to confuse each other for the rest of their lives. Hardly a day goes by without Terry and I heaping such blessings upon each other. We’re marriage experts. “Why is there an empty pickle jar in the refrigerator?” Terry yelled. “I left it ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CLIPSE, Brianne and Daniel, of Youngstown, a daughter April 1. JAMES, Latoya and Courtney Price, of Struthers, a son April 1.

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital GARCIA, Danielle and John Lee, of Lowellville, a daughter March 31 HORSLEY, Kaitlyn and Douglas Bonetti, of Campbell, a daughter March 31 JENKINS, Karlylyn Lucente and Justin, of Hubbard, a son March 31 MYERS, Courtney and Adam, of Salem, a son March 31

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BLAIR, Shanice and Kaylon Sr., of Youngstown, twin sons March 30 BROLL, Jessica, of Youngstown, a daughter March 30 BURNSIDE, Vanessa and Phillip Cline, of Salem, a son March 30 HAKE, Jennifer and Andrew, of Canfield, a son March 30 NEVILLE, Jamie, of ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital GWINN, Skyla and Isaac Boom, of Niles, a son March 26 HALL, Erica, of Warren, a son March 26 PIECUCH, Angela and Jesse, of Warren, a son March 25 SWEGAN, Nicole and Brian Noday, of McDonald, a son March 26 St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital SVASTA, Nicole and ...

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Low-maintenance girls are quarantine queens

You know, now is when it finally pays off to be me. Oh, I know, I’m a dork by all estimations and of fairly considerable percentage. I don’t carry designer bags. I buy formal dresswear exclusively from the clearance bin. On the rare occasion you see nail polish on these man hands of ...

Working from home is a sacrifice we can all enjoy

We’re not talking about it. Okay, we technically are. But I’m not mentioning IT, specifically. Well, not by name, expressly. This week, anyway. Not because I’m not taking it seriously. I am. Boy, am I. It’s not because I’m not scared. I am. Man, am I. It’s not that I don’t ...

We’ll get through this together, at a distance

You probably haven’t heard much about it yet in your area. It’s a new thing, really. Just burst onto the scene about back in ... oh, late December, I believe. Nah, I’m not referring to the whole deal with the super-jolly dude in red flying around on his big old sleigh with his cool ...

Pop was always there and will always be remembered

Fernando. Fred. Freddie. Hon. Dad. Foh-pa. Bop. Grandpa Marinucci. Honorary big brother. Mr. Marinucci. Marinuch. My father was called many different names by a myriad of folks. As for me? I called him Pop. I was pretty much the only one who referred to him that way. I think that’s ...

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Keeping up takes too much energy

Some people tell me that I don’t keep up with the times. Given the difficult situation we are in in this country right now, I think most of us have trouble “keeping up with the times.” Many things change daily if not hourly. When I was accused of being behind the times, they were ...

Keeping upright

YOUNGSTOWN — For the last year and a half, registered nurse Rachel Logan of Poland has researched ways older populations can prevent falling down. “My grandmother experienced a fall, and it prompted me to want to inform this population about how to stay safe in their homes,” said Logan, ...

Working hard on the farm while everyone is at home

Today was such a beautiful sunny day with the temperature around 60 degrees. Everyone is home due to the coronavirus precautions. It seems so different not to set an alarm. Of course, we sleep later since no one is leaving home. The boys took advantage of the nice day and hauled a lot of ...

Teams, toddlers and cabinets

In the early days of working from home to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers talking strategy on a video chat couldn’t help but get distracted by their team leader’s kitchen cabinets. “There was absolutely nothing special about ...

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RESCHEDULED / CANCELED SHOWS

Unless stated otherwise, already-purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. • Foo Fighters will delay its 25th anniversary tour until fall with the Cleveland show now set for Oct. 3 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band has rescheduled its 2020 ...

Bambo Kino goes from jazz to country

Bass player Bambo Kino assembled an all-star band to bring musical tributes to his parents to life. The Boardman musician released “In My Heart Now” on YouTube last week, and a second song, “I Miss You Old Timer,” will be released soon. “I’ve had these songs for like 15 ...

Home-grown talent

Consumers frequently are encouraged to eat local by supporting independent restaurants, particularly those that use local ingredients. The shop local movement has Small Business Saturday as part of the holiday gift-buying season. In that spirit, let’s use these stay-at-home days to watch ...

Native directors share their binge-worthy entertainment

Who could be better to recommend binge-worthy entertainment than filmmakers? Ticket asked some local independent filmmakers what they’ve been bingeing during the stay-at-home orders following the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Here are some of their suggestions along with how readers can see ...