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Lovina celebrates 20 years of writing her columns

This week brings us into autumn already. This week always takes me back to 20 years ago when my dear mother so suddenly passed away. She died Sept. 17 but was in Blue Springs, Mo., at the time of her death. The funeral wasn’t until Sept. 23. My mother penned this column for 11 years and ...

Lovina celebrates 20 years of writing her columns

This week brings us into autumn already. This week always takes me back to 20 years ago when my dear mother so suddenly passed away. She died Sept. 17 but was in Blue Springs, Mo., at the time of her death. The funeral wasn’t until Sept. 23. My mother penned this column for 11 years and ...

Health notes

THINK PINK: Joanie’s Sisters, women in cancer treatment and recovery, is offering the “Think Pink Education Series.” The next free program is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The program is “How to create a ...

Why are trees turning black?

Q: My tree has lost its leaves. There is black stuff growing on all of the branches. What is this? Can I save the tree? — Rodney from Youngstown A: This disease was on a stone fruit tree, specifically a plum tree. This disease is not curable at this point. The disease is called black knot ...

Invasive European paper wasps threaten butterflies

Invasive European paper wasps threaten butterflies Many times when we are cleaning the garage, in the barn or other buildings, we find an unexpected nest of wasps. Beware when moving items like wooden boards or anything leaning against a wall in barns, outbuildings, sheds and the like this ...

Calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the OSU 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 to ...