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July forecast: Partly weird with ice cream

June’s been a little rough. The hot water heater died, turning showers into a chilling experience; there were unexpected family field trips to hospitals; and no one, not even me, baked a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. July has to be better. I peeked ahead on the calendars of ...

If you were an animal, would you have fleas?

If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be? That has to be one of the worst job interview questions ever, right up there with if you were a tree what kind of tree would you be? Listen, if you’re hiring a proboscis monkey to run the drill press or a maple sapling to drive a tow ...

As I told Elvis the other day, I remember it well

The scene is imprinted in my memory in full Kodachrome color. There I was, hoofing it at a pretty good pace on my daily 10-mile run, when suddenly out of the woods burst a ... No, wait. That was somebody else. I know it wasn’t me because I haven’t run a roll of Kodachrome in years. Or ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital DOVELLOS, Carma, and Matthew Parise, of Youngstown, a son June 18 HALL, Melissa and Jon, of Lisbon, a daughter June 18 PEEBLES, Ashley, and Luther Thomas, of Struthers, a son June 18 SCOTT, Allison and Matt, of Canfield, a son June 18

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital GRAHAM, Maria and Justin, of Warren, a daughter June 17 MASINCUPP, Lindsey, of Salem, a son June 17 MOORE, Taylor, and Malcom Carter, of Youngstown, a son June 17 TEKAC, Rachel and Ryan, of Youngstown, a son June 17 St. Joseph Warren Hospital BROWN, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital DAVIS, Amanda, and David Pugh, of Youngstown, a son June 16 LIST, Ashley and Getty, of Berlin Center, a daughter June 16 SANTIAGO, Keyla, and Luis Alvarez Hernandez, of Campbell, a daughter June 16 SMITH, Kaitlyn and Kyler, of Salem, a daughter June 16

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital IAAC, Melanie and Kevin, of Youngstown, a daughter June 15 JONES, Riley, and Nick Sferra, of Poland, a son June 15 KURTZ, Courtney and Vincent, of Struthers, a daughter June 15 PATRICK, Alyssa and Sean, of Boardman, a daughter June 15 PROBST, Jennifer ...

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Cheers to Dad; ‘Happy birthday’ to Mom

We all know things are about Dad today. As well they should be. And while I do thank the man who helped me bring the greatest blessing of my life into being — this is just a really tough day for me. Totally can’t get over how much I miss my Pop. Heaviest of SIGHS. But today — well, ...

My unbiased opinion on conflicting communiques

I saw this Hyundai commercial the other day that challenges Americans (and probs all the other residents of the third rock where Hyundais are sold) to “Question Everything.” It’s a full minute of film, TV, music and sports celebrities driving in, lying next to, loading the back hatch of ...

Ditch silly talk for loaded baked potatoes

So I was chatting with my girlfriend the other day. And, for the sake of protecting the innocent (she, being my gal pal), I’ll refer to her as, um, Barbara Jean. As Barbara Jean and I engaged in one of our daily breakdown sessions, she happened to mention the off-putting exchange she ...

Cleanliness on campus next to — impossible

Well, it’s about time I came clean. I mean, as clean as possible under the circumstances. Oh, no, it’s got nothing to do with quarantine or lockdown or limited access to cleaning supplies or anything like that. I mean to say, that’s not the dirty little secret I’m keeping. What I am ...

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Trumpet vine woes

What is not to like about a plant that is naturalized to Ohio, produces showy yellow orange to red trumpet-shaped flowers, attracts hummingbirds, bees and deer, and can be expected to grow 15 feet a year in a sunny location when supported by a trellis, large tree or fence? This is the ...

Homemade horseradish packs punch

Q: Can I dig my horseradish and make sauce from the roots right now? — Valeriea from Youngstown A: Great question. The answer depends on your need for some horseradish sauce now or more come fall. Usually, it is harvested as 1-to-2-year-old roots. Fall is the best time to harvest — ...

Don’t let weeds take over your hard work

You work hard to prepare and plant your garden. Finally, you are finished. But are you really? After a week or two, you notice weeds starting to pop up, sometimes growing faster than what you planted. In order to attempt to control weeds, we have to try to understand them. Generally, we ...

Valley Grows Calendar

Pollinator Garden Open House When: noon to 1 p.m. today Where: OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield Cost: Free. No registration necessary. Salem Pollinator Garden Open House When: 5 to 8 p.m. today What: Open house at the pollinator garden in Waterworth Park. Light refreshments will ...

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Nielsen Trust finds gold in Trick rarities

WARREN — Folks didn’t have enough trust in the Nielsen Trust. The band featuring Cheap Trick founding member, guitar player and principal songwriter Rick Nielsen, along with his sons Daxx (Cheap Trick’s drummer for the last decade) and Miles and his daughter-in-law Kelly Steward, ...

Entertainment calendar

Art ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: Plein Aire Exhibition, through June. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ashtabulaartscenter .org and 440-964-3396. BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “American ...

Alabama, Brooks & Dunn announce 2021 tours

A couple of iconic country acts have area shows going on sale this week. Alabama is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a tour that plays Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena 7 p.m. Sept. 25. The band had 21 consecutive singles to the Billboard country chart and sold more than 73 million ...

Stambaugh offers summer arts camp

Stambaugh Auditorium will offer a Children’s Summer Arts Camp starting June 28. The weeklong program is designed to increase children’s access to, knowledge of and appreciation for the arts. It will be open to up to 70 school-aged children and will culminate with a production of the ...