×

Burton Cole column | VIEW ALL

Cole gains force field against stupidity

The more I age, the more my immunity to peer pressure matures. It’s like gaining a force field against stupidity. Oh, sure, I still do plenty of stupid things. My wife keeps a catalog of them. I am still a guy, after all. It’s just that when I do stupid things now, it’s because I want ...

Grumpy Grammar Guy begs you: Stop abusing apostrophes

As a recovering copy editor, few things get my goat as much as the misplaced apostrophe. Walk down any street in the U.S. of A. and you’re likely to see signs like these: • Professional Sign’s & Lettering • Fried Oreo’s • Valentine gift idea’s • Radiator Cover’s Made ...

People milk idea of zebra cow and moo-ve past methane

If I believed everything I read, I’d think that cows are evil, bent on destroying the world by bovine burps and flatuence. I grew up on a farm in cow country, and trust me, the cows had nothing on us pack of boys when it came to burps, gas-passing and other odoriferous hobbies. I do not ...

My hat is lost forever! Wait, Terry moved it again

“I need a new knit hat for winter,” I told Terry. “Mine disappeared.” “Isn’t it on the hat holder by the door?” she said. “That’s where I put it. But it’s not there.” Terry walked to the back door. She plucked my knit cap from the far left side of the tray. She dropped ...

Society | VIEW ALL

Births

Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital SKOWRON, Sarah and Phil, Youngstown, a son Jan. 25. ILLIG, Rebecca, Leetonia, a daughter Jan. 25. YOUNKINS, Kelly and Joel, Hubbard, a daughter Jan. 25. St. Joseph Health Center WAJDA, Kelly and Thad, Farmdale, a daughter Jan. 14. ALLEN, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ANTHONY, Erin and Mark, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 24 DIBO, Christiane and Braylon Hunter, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 24 GABRELCIK, Amanda and Heath Shiflett, of Struthers, a daughter Jan. 24 JOHNSON, Alisha, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ALTOBELLI, Kimberly and Carmen, of Niles, a daughter Jan. 23 CONTRERAS, Ashley and Julio, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 23 CRESSHAY, Christian, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 23 PARTRIDGE, Meghan and Jarrett, of Niles, a son Jan. 23 PERKINS, Nyah, of Youngstown, ...

Bordell – Merrow engagement

The engagement and approaching marriage of Brittany Bordell and Trevor Merrow are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Mike and Brenda Sharp of Austintown, and John Bordell Jr. and Tessa Eakman of Hermitage, Pa. Parents of the groom-elect are Samuel and Holly Frampton of Greenville, ...

Patty Kimerer column | VIEW ALL

It’s been winter for 35 days — might as well be 35 years!

It’s been a month and 24 hours since Christmas, even though it seems like that was decades ago. The calendar’s been stuck on winter for 35 days so far — yet each one feels like a YEAR to we cold-weather haters. Sorry snow fans, but I haven’t felt my fingers or toes in weeks. ...

Fashion trends are confusing and some need to go away

Ever since that episode of “Sex and the City” in which Carrie Bradshaw made an argument for it, I’ve taken the WIDE liberty of considering myself something of an artist. Hey! I can hear y’all laughing all the way from here. Unnecessarily hurtful. Ahem. As I was saying, the fictional ...

Christmas contraband coffee creamer coveted

Well, it’s only a matter of days now. Hours, really, if you want to get technical. Soon and very soon, I’m going to burn through my entire supply. The whole stockpile. Poof! And then... life will take a very dark turn for PK, folks. It’ll be a sad, sad day, one lamented until the very ...

Pick a resolution and don’t feeling guilty if it’s self-love

You say you need a resolution? Well, you know, it’s true, we all wanna change ... um, lots of stuff, I suppose. Mostly personal, am I right? It is a fact that, just as the earth dwellers have done from cave-critter days through the log cabin phase up to the present flip-this-house day, we ...

Lifestyles | VIEW ALL

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, please resubmit health notes by email to tmunnell@ tribtoday.com. GRIEF SHARE: North-Mar Church in Warren is hosting a Grief Share program 6 p.m. Sundays, starting Feb. 2. Call 330-856-3496 to register. ALZHEIMER NETWORK SUPPORT ...

Mark Zuckerberg gives himself a 10-year challenge

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg knows something about New Year resolutions. At the beginning of every year for the last decade, he’s set a new personal challenge. That changed this year. “My goal was to grow in new ways outside my day-to-day work running Facebook,” Zuckerberg ...

February calendar

1 — Rotary Club of Youngstown Groundhog Craft Beerfest at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. 1 — Program by Traci Manning of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society on The Underground Railroad at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Howland Branch ...

American history isn’t being taught in schools

Supposedly most schools in Mahoning and Trumbull counties — and schools throughout the entire country — just don’t teach American history anymore. Why? Patriotism at one time was at an all-time high when all schools presented a curriculum that included American history and even world ...

Ticket | VIEW ALL

Four exhibits open at the McDonough

Four exhibitions open Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. Internationally recognized Columbus artist Ken Rinaldo will present a new installation and giclee prints featuring his Seed Series in “Scatter Surge.” “Something to Believe In” is an exhibit of drawings and sculptures by ...

Ticket window

•CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS •Daryl Hall & John Oates, who played the Covelli Centre last summer, are touring this summer with Squeeze and KT Tunstall, and dates at Blossom Music Center on July 14 and S&T Bank Music Park on July 28 are on the itinerary. Both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. ...

YSU hosts lecture on fracking risks

Justin Nobel, a reporter with Rolling Stone magazine, and Sil Caggiano, Youngstown Fire Department senior battalion chief, are the next speakers in the Dr. Ray Energy and Environment Speaker Series at Youngstown State University. The free presentation, sponsored by the YSU James Dale Ethics ...

Courtney Barnett brings solo tour to US

With songs like “Pedestrian at Best” and “Nameless Faceless,” Courtney Barnett can make quite a racket with her band. The Australian musician is taking a different approach on her upcoming tour, performing solo in intimate theaters. After opening for Brandi Carlile this week at ...