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Facebook post ‘like’ counts could vanish

We like when people “like” our posts on social media. For others, however, the “likes” their posts receive, or more specifically don’t receive, could lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Apparently, Facebook wants to help alleviate those feelings. In what appears to be a ...

Health notes

FREE SCREENINGS: Mercy Health and Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Nursing Guild are sponsoring free health screenings 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren City Health District, 258 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Warren. Men 40 and older can have their prostate blood work performed ...

Best apps to use for your side hustle or ‘gigs’

I had a good side hustle for the last few months. What’s a “side hustle” you ask? My hustle was mentoring writers online. I received papers, suggested edits, and sent them back for students to revise and submit for a grade. It was easy work for not a lot of pay, but it helped ...

Senior news

FIREFIGHTER TO SPEAK: Johnston Township firefighter Jamison Conley will present a program 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, on the history of the Johnston Township Fire Department, the current services, and safety topics for in and out of the ...

Wedding invites flow in

It’s a cool morning with the mercury on the thermometer almost down to the 50-degree mark. The redness from the sunrise is so bright, promising a beautiful day with the sun warming up the outside world. I have a few gas lights on to warm up the house for baby Ryan. Son-in-law Mose dropped ...

Health notes

CHRONIC FATIGUE: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Warren. For information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. CONFERENCE ON HEALTH: Ohio Living Home Heath and Hospice and Northeast Ohio Medical University are providing ...

Great-nieces give Hubbard woman a brand new hairdo

HUBBARD — A Hubbard woman’s colorful painted head has caught the attention of many people — and also that of a curious hummingbird. Bonnie Clemente, who was diagnosed in March with pancreatic cancer, has been undergoing chemotherapy and has lost her hair. “After the second ...

Check your kids ProTECHt list

The new school year brings opportunities for our kids to make new friends and reconnect with besties after a long summer break. With daughters in middle and high school, I get to watch them deftly navigate these relationships with the help of technology. They’re kind to their friends, and ...

Learn what farming was like a century ago

What was farming like 75 to 100 years ago? If you want to see what it was like plan to attend the Sept. 21 fall Gas Up Show of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club. This show will be at the Club grounds on U.S. Route 322 in Wayne Township, southern Ashtabula County. This club has ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: A PERI monthly meeting will be 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. Speakers will be Maj. Scott Allen, chief of public affairs, and David Christner, vice president of the Base Community Council at the Vienna Air Reserve Station. Their ...

Lovina thanks readers

A good morning to all you wonderful readers across the miles. I am still tired at 4:45 a.m. but I need to have this column done before I leave today. I don’t often enough thank all you readers for your kind words of encouragement. It makes writing this column so much easier. I also ...

September calendar

1 — Pentatonix and Rachel Platten at Canfield Fairgrounds at 8 p.m. 1 — 11th UAC Benefit Concert at Up a Creek, Howland, from noon to midnight. 1 — Trumbull County Historical Society Sunday Lecture Series with Cindee Mines on “Alaska Packard — First Female FBI Agent” at Kent ...

Family attends annual reunion

Happy birthday number 53 to sister Verena on Aug. 22. On Saturday, sisters Verena and Susan hosted the annual family reunion on my side of the family. It was greatly attended, with only seven of my parents’ grandchildren not attending. All of us surviving siblings were present. Brother Amos ...

Remember the great drive-in theaters

It has always been a car-loving citizenry in our country, and nothing could compare to the introduction and mainstay of the all-American drive-in movie theater. It seems to have all began in the late 1930s, and by the late 1950s it really peaked. It was so convenient for families to pile ...

Senior news

HOWLAND RETIREES: Howland Schools Retired Personnel will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at Enzo’s Restaurant, Warren. All retired Howland Schools employees and their spouses or guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the lunch is payable at the door. This month’s collection of nonperishable food ...

Honoring birthdays, weddings and death

We are having rain this evening. I hear thunder in the distance. Daughter Loretta, 19, has two whole chickens on the gas grill on the porch. Red potatoes fresh from the garden are being steamed as well. Daughters Verena, 21, and Lovina, 15, should be coming home soon. They left this morning ...

Screening brings hope

WARREN — The deadliest cancer in Trumbull County — and the United States — is lung cancer. It’s also one of the most difficult to catch early. By the time a person exhibits symptoms, the cancer usually already has spread, oncology nurse Kathryn Martin, the lung nodule navigator at ...

Health notes

GRIEF SHARE: “Complicating Factors” is the topic of the GriefShare meeting 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Life Church Reach Center, 201 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. For information, call 330-898-1131. Register online at www.griefshare.org. WALK AND TALK: Members of the Kent State Trumbull ...

Back-to-school choices

Thanks to the numerous days of rainy weather, kids have barely had time to have fun in the sun this summer. Yet stores and ads have been touting back-to-school supplies for a month. Instead of choosing clothes and pencils, some families are deciding whether to switch their children from ...

Part 1 of the walk home

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part column. The second chapter will be published Aug. 30. This is a column about my experiences in walking home from church on a cold Sunday morning. Perhaps it will jog your memory of other places in Warren so very long ago. It was 1943. I was 8 ...