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Burton Cole column | VIEW ALL

Don’t raise a stink or you won’t pass the smell test

You don’t have to gag your way down the cologne aisles to know that we are enamored of odors. Our speech reeks of fragrances not meant to be taken literally. Take a whiff of some our favorite idioms: • “Wake up and smell the coffee.” (Meaning, “Buy a clue, Mr. Oblivious.”) • ...

The Magazine Card Stuffings Wallpapering System

It’s time once again for practical decorating tips from Uncle Burtie, your home interiors answer man. Today, I introduce you to the Burt’s Eye Magazine Card Stuffings Wallpapering System. I came up with this piece of sheer brilliance thumbing through a magazine while putting off replacing ...

Men knew how to do things before YouTube, Google

When I was a boy, men knew how to do things. You didn’t hire mechanics or carpenters. You fixed and built stuff yourself. If you didn’t know exactly which direction to route the plumbing fixtures, you had your spouse call the spouse of one of the other guys who did. (Back then, men ...

Clothes trauma can be traced back to Smelly Ralph’s hand-me-downs

“Would you like to shop for your own clothes?” My wife asked this with a straight face. I waited for the punchline. None came. “I’ve got stuff,” I said. “No, I mean we could go shopping together for new shirts and pants for you,” Terry said. She couldn’t be serious. Could ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ANTONUCCI, Victoria and Daniel, of Youngstown, a daughter Nov. 25 DeFELICE, Courtney and Dominic, of Younsgtown, a daughter Nov. 25 GORE, Alexandria and Kenneth Gordon III, of East Liverpool, a son Nov. 25 SMITH, Karlie and Trevor, of Bristolville, a son ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital GRISCHOW, Elizabeth and Eric, of Youngstown, a daughter Nov. 24 McKNIGHT, Dana and Dave, of Canfield, a daughter Nov. 24 ROMEO, Lisa and James Conrad, of Youngstown, a son Nov. 24 SILSBE, Kadie and Garret, of Hubbard, a daughter Nov. 24 St. Joseph Warren ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CODE, Chastidy and Tredell, of Warren, a son Nov. 22 HARGROVE, Aeiriel and Nicholas, of Struthers, a son Nov. 22 LOCKARD, Cebrina and Donald Kerns III, of Hubbard, a daughter Nov. 22 QUARLES, Nicole and Justin, of Youngstown, a son Nov. 21. REDA, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital PROVENZALE, Jessica and Michael, of Canfield, a daughter Nov. 20 SCHNEIDER, Rachel and Lukasz Kowalski, of Columbiana, a son Nov. 20

Patty Kimerer column | VIEW ALL

Take the time to thank all your lucky stars

We all know we should exude it. We’ve all heard it about a gazillion times. We understand that it is, without exception, the right thing to have. An attitude of gratitude. Hmm. This zippy little year called 2020 certainly has put the concept to the test, to be sure. For so many ...

Despite coming second to last, November is great

November is pretty impressive for a month that comes in second to dead last, am I right? Lots of people like the 11th month best. Well, many people; okay, like four. This is probably because there are some undeniable detractors for the poor, put-upon month. For instance, this year it ...

PK’s trippin’ over love letter gone awry, yo

I’m not going to lie. I feel more beat up than a Philadelphia-based poll worker counting votes last Thursday afternoon, you dig? Oops, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to slip in that “you dig.” In fact, the only thing I’m considering digging these days is a hole. A really big one. So I ...

Friends would have us hardly working at WFH

WFH. Now there’s an acronym I’ve only recently become familiar with hearing and using. WFH — work from home. It’s not a novel concept, mind you. For eons, lots o’ companies all over this big blue rock — huge corporations and even teeny weeny Ma-and-Pa type shops — have ...

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Senior news

RETIREES CANCEL THROUGH MARCH: Howland Schools Retirees monthly lunch meetings at Enzo’s have been canceled until March. COVID-19 and winter weather concerns have been considered in making this decision. Contact Mary at 330-856-5226 if you have questions or important news to share. SANTA ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. ALZHEIMER HELP FOR HOLIDAYS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is offering virtual education programs in December to help caregivers and family members learn ...

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. Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call ...

Find the right Christmas present for your gardener

If you are like me, there are so many people in my life that have so much. What to buy them for Christmas? As winter progresses, I look forward to yardwork — the perennials, annuals, wild flowers — and, of course, the garden. My gardener friends, like me, want tools and tips that their ...

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Poland’s Cooper competes in Voice knockout round

Four artists who were saved during the Battle Rounds competed in a Four-Way Knockout Tuesday night on The Voice, including Julia Cooper from Poland. Cooper went head-to-head with Taryn Papa, Larriah Jackson, and Ryan Gallagher. Cooper sang “Wish You Were Gay” by Billie Eillish. Papa ...

Canton opens American Impressionism exhibition

“Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism” opens Saturday at the Canton Museum of Art. The exhibition focuses on Ohio and regional American Impressionism works and includes major pieces from private collections seldom, if ever, exhibited publicly. ...

Dana composers premiere

Dana School of Music student composers will premiere their new works in an online concert debuting Saturday. The concert, “If We Could Turn Back: An Evening of New Music by the YSU Composition Studio” is part of the Dana at McDonough Series. It features original compositions by 11 ...

Easy Street prepares a televised ‘Miracle’

Todd Hancock has directed more than 100 shows for Easy Street Productions, including more than 30 editions of “Miracle on Easy Street.” But the fact that this year’s holiday show is happening makes it a little more miraculous than most. Instead of performing in front of thousands over ...