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Signs of the times trade in puns in Indian Hills, Colo.

My whole career revolves around playing with words. Wordplay is a time-honored tradition honed by such smiths as William Shakespeare, P.J. Wodehouse, Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne and Vince Rozmiarek. The first four of those guys are famous authors. That fifth one — Rozmiarek — is a volunteer ...

September calendar filled with days of wonder and food

Ah, September, that fantastic month. And there are more reasons to celebrate than the average calendar tells you. For one, September is my birthday month, but the only calendar I’ve seen that written on is the one on my mom’s refrigerator. What else makes September great? Here’s a ...

Biscuits or rolls — same difference isn’t the same at all

As melting butter soaked into the warm softness, I gazed into my wife’s eyes and cooed, “These biscuits are marvelous.” “Rolls,” she said. “They’re dinner rolls.” “Mmbbglpleooomp,” I said as I chewed on either a biscuit or a roll or whatever. She pushed away from the ...

Columnist crams old box with recipes for chuckles

There’s an old, battered recipe box on my desk. It’s crammed with index cards, torn strips of newspaper and scraps of scribbled paper. These are odd thoughts I’ve scrawled in the middle of the night and silly stories that tickled my funny bone. When I’m running low on laughs, I rummage ...

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Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BOYLE, Sarah and Stephen, of Warren, a son Sept. 18 BUTVIN, Kadie and Christopher, of Warren, a son Sept. 18 FULLER TORRES, Jessica and Narciso Torres, of Warren, a daughter Sept. 18 HUEY, Lynsey and Chaz Dellapenna, of Warren, a son Sept. 18 MICK, Taylor ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital JONES, Jennifer, of Bristolville, a daughter Sept. 18 KISTLER, Anastasia and Andrew Pavlak, of Niles, a son Sept. 17 MAYLE, Bobbie and Marcus Yager, of Girard, a son Sept. 17 McCABE, Jennifer and Vincent, of Warren, a son Sept. 17 St. Elizabeth Boardman ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CUPP, Brian and Leeann, of Canfield, a son Sept. 16 St. Joseph Warren Hospital SIMMS, Stacey and Kelvin Owens, of Warren, a daughter Sept. 15

Hayes – Stein engagement

The engagement and approaching marriage of Linda Hayes and Elizabeth Stein are being announced by the couple. Miss Hayes is a 1990 graduate of Mathews High School and the Trumbull County JVS graphic arts class. She is employed by Avis / Budget car rental. Miss Stein graduated from Liberty ...

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We’re taking creative license on our driver’s licenses

There is an old joke about having a life goal to someday weigh as much as it says I do on my driver’s license. I am an old girl, so I know a lot of old jokes. #50 Either way, the average homo sapien stretches the boundaries of truth when it comes to certain DL declarations. In fact, we ...

Why is everybody always picking on me?

It’s not a competition, really. More of a compare-and-contrast type of situation. I mean, I’m not better than him. He’s not above me. Truth be told, I’ve lived my whole life feeling sorry for the poor little guy, what with all of his very public humiliations and all. Turns out we ...

Sticking together through all — even ‘Live: PD’

After the first two decades or so of living with another human, you tend learn a few things; even if only through osmosis. And, 23 years ago today, I started living with this really cute, really sweet, really fun guy. It was after we got hitched on a perfectly sunny-and-75 late summer ...

Tips to college secrets that nobody tells

There are so many things that people don’t tell you about moving your kid to college. Make no mistake that there are a plethora of things people DO tell you. Many are true and spot-on. Others, not so much. But what about that whole host of things that people fail to mention? Little ...

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Bratty brothers and rusty bikes pedal to disaster

It was the early fall of 1946. I was 11 years old. It got dark early because we had shifted to regular time much sooner than we do now. My sister, Shirlee, and I had returned to the little farm in West Farmington where we had stayed with the Moss family in the summer of 1945. It was Saturday ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital Retirees will resume their monthly breakfast meetings at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant. Guests are asked to bring nonperishable items for the food bank. 717 RETIREES TO MEET: Local 717 Retirees meeting will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

Wisconsin collector sells angel figurines as museum closes

BELOIT, Wis. — The pain on 87-year-old Joyce Berg’s face is visible when she talks about losing most of her angel family. “I have to part with them,” she laments, letting out a sigh and glancing at dozens of haloed and winged figurines in a display case. The figurines include some ...

Health notes

NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook ...

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Cardenas exhibition opens at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The work of Gaby Berglund Cardenas opens today at Youngstown State University. Cardenas is an international multi-disciplinary artist whose work straddles disparate worlds — Houston, where she currently lives as an expat; her birthplace of Ecuador, where her family lives; ...

Fab Four fills Sharon’s WaterFire event finale

SHARON, Pa. — A “Fab” finale is planned for the third and final WaterFire Sharon event of 2018. “Hands Across the Water” is the theme, and two different acts paying tribute to that famous band from across the pond — The Beatles — will be part of the entertainment lineup. The ...

Sunset at the Farm planned

MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield, will celebrate Sunset at the Farm 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event will include a corn maze, old-fashioned games, tractor-wagon rides as visitors enjoy the transition from summer to autumn. Admission is free, ...

Village Goods exhibition opens

The work of Warren artist C. Michael James will be featured at Curated Village Goods, 310 Elm Road NE., Warren, when it opens 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. James’ work has been shown at the Trumbull Art Gallery, Butler Institute of American Art and private galleries and is included in the ...