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Family fun and winter chores

Son Kevin just left for school. Our driveway is really icy and slippery. I’m always afraid he will fall going out to the bus when it’s icy like this. One morning I saw him fall and was glad he didn’t hurt himself. I hope it will warm up above freezing today so it will melt off the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Senior news

HOSPITAL RETIREES MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will meet for breakfast 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retired and former employees from St. Joseph or Warren General Hospital are welcome to attend. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital AGUE, Anita and Mathew Cook, of McDonald, twin daughters Jan. 20 BERNARD, Janet, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 20 JOHNSON, Maleah and Matthew, of Youngstwn, a daughter Jan. 20 MOSLEY, Crystal, and Lenorius Young, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 20 SANDERS, ...

Fudge cake for winter birthday

Lovina Eicher’s diary of Jan. 15, 2020: 3 a.m. — Alarm rings. Time to start a new day. My husband, Joe, and son Benjamin, 20, get ready for work. They refuel both coal stoves for the day while I pack their lunches and make grilled cheese sandwiches for their breakfast. 3:35 a.m. — ...

Star Trek technology of the future is here

Star Trek Capt. James T. Kirk had amazing technology at his fingertips. Cloaking devices and holodecks were cool, but they didn’t seem nearly as cool and accessible for my little 9-year-old brain as the wrist communicator. I wanted that wrist communicator, but we didn’t have much money ...

Looking back at a simple morning in 1939

It was a cold, snowy and dark Monday morning in January of 1939. I was 3 1/2 years old and always the last one to wake in our household. I still slept in a crib that I thought was too babyish for me. I crawled up and over its slatted side and to the floor in my footed pajamas. I could hear the ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Chapter 18, will meet Feb. 4 at the Avion Banquet Center. Cost is $14 per person. There will be a raffle prize along with a 50-50 raffle. Guest speaker will be attorney Joseph Schiavoni, who will discuss the importance of the court system. Absentee ...

Health notes

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren. Anyone suffering from chronic pain and fatigue and / or fibromyalgia are welcome. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. EXPRESSIVE ARTS ...

Unveiling the future

LAS VEGAS — Flying taxis and a robot that can fetch toilet paper when you’re stranded on the loo. A wristband that will help you say “no” to junk food. A machine that will mix drinks for you. These were among the gadgets showcased this past week at the CES technology conference in ...

Twitter reply feature may favor Donald Trump

Twitter’s Director of Product Suzanne Xie introduced new options for limiting replies to our tweets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. If you’re not a Twitter user, here’s what this means. When we post a tweet, we’ll have the option of deciding who (if anyone) ...

Don’t forget digital assets during estate planning

Planning for what happens to our assets after we pass has long included considering a standard list of financial accounts and physical possessions. These days, much of our business and personal lives are conducted electronically, bringing a whole new category of assets into the estate planning ...

Senior news

AFSCME SUBCHAPTER 128 TO MEET: The Trumbull County AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 128 will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the United Steelworker’s Local 2155 Carl Dittmer Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles. All retired public employees who live in Trumbull County are welcome, regardless of past union ...

With a new year, Eichers welcome new grandchild

This is the final day of 2019 as I write this. A new year lies before us. What does it hold in store for you and me? Only God knows the answer. May he be our guide as we enter the new year in 2020. He has bestowed so many blessings upon us. Let us be forever thankful! We awoke this morning to ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BREWER, Heather, Petersburg, a son Jan. 4. AL-ARAMI, Sahar and Ben Wahib, Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 4. BERDINE, Misty and Gary Sprouse, Wellsville, a son Jan. 4. TOVTIN, Cammie and Tyler Martin, Girard, a son Jan. 4. AJANEL TZOC, Santa, Salem, a ...

Pelvic floor therapy addresses incontinence

HOWLAND — Julie Landis, 34, an insurance producer from Howland, wanted to stop running to the bathroom so often. She said the urges had grown so frequent that she made an appointment with an urologist to find out if something drastic was wrong. Tests came back negative for medical issues. ...

Health notes

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by any form of dementia. • Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays of the ...