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RSVP IN THE VALLEY: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Mahoning Valley is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. For more, contact program coordinator Leah Sakacs at lsakacs@fcsohio.org or at 330-480-0352, Ext. ...

Baby Ryan brings company

I’m Susan, Lovina’s second oldest daughter. I decided to write the column for Mom because I haven’t been doing too much since baby Ryan joined our family. He’s doing a good job with breast feeding, which I’m thankful for. Today, I’m spending the day at my parents’ ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital TOLER, Tricia Barnes and Jon, of Warren, a daughter Aug. 11 GREEN, Aziah and Gerald Jones Jr., of Warren, a daughter Aug. 12

Health notes

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in the parish room behind the church. Youngstown Area PFLAG is a support, education and ...

Book documents Warren through the years

WARREN — Meghan Reed and Josh Nativio share a passion for Warren’s history, but they have different outlooks on its present and future. Reed is the director of the Trumbull County Historical Society. Nativio founded the Facebook page Places and Things Gone from Warren, Ohio, where ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: The Public Employee Retirees Inc. Trumbull County Chapter 56 will meet 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 N. River Road, Howland. Lauren Faluto, public relations and marketing manager at Shepherd of the Valley, will speak before the SOV tour. A picnic lunch will ...

Family greets baby Ryan

We have entered the month of August and the sun is shining this morning as I sit writing at the desk. I am by the east window, but the wraparound porch keeps the sun from shining in the windows. It makes nice sleeping with the cool evenings. First of all, I want to share our wonderful news of ...

Lacers of the Lake teach and promote lacemaking

HOWLAND — Kathy Kovell’s hands danced over the 14 wooden pegs, first crossing one over another, then crossing and twisting another two. Different colors of thread were wound around the top of each peg — called bobbins. The other ends of the threads were weaved around dozens of straight ...

Senior living communities offer wide range of choices, care

Many compelling reasons take older adults from their longtime homes to senior living communities — the need for a helping hand, the desire to downsize, to get into a social group or to let the tool shed become someone else’s problem. “For aging boomers, making the transition from an ...

1946 was a good year for cars

We don’t need to be told that we have had some exceptionally hot weather recently. I like summer time with reasonable summer temperatures, but we have had to deal with temperatures that are not healthy. That is especially true for those of us in the more mature age bracket. If you have air ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant & Lounge. All school retired employees, classified and nonclassified, plus spouse or guest, are welcome at the monthly lunch meetings. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. There will be a ...

Boomers and Beyond Senior Expo

WHAT: Boomers & Beyond Senior Expo featuring programs and products geared toward people over the age of 55 WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 WHERE: Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Liberty ADMISSION: Free; box lunches from O’Charley’s available for purchase SPEAKERS: 11 ...

Cognitive decline seen in people with hearing loss

Yearly eye exams are normal. People routinely visit their dentist every six months. But the audiologist generally is the appointment that’s put off, many times until it’s too late. Dr. Audra Branham, an audiologist with Hearing Innovations of Liberty and Boardman, said new research ...

Boomers and Beyond Senior Expo: If you go …

WHAT: Boomers & Beyond Senior Expo featuring programs and products geared toward people over the age of 55 WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 WHERE: Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Liberty ADMISSION: Free; box lunches from O’Charley’s available for purchase SPEAKERS: 11 ...

Health notes

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren Health District, 258 E. Market St., Warren, will hold child immunization clinics 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 19. A special clinic day is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28. All clinics are walk-ins with no appointment necessary. An updated shot record for ...

August calendar

1 — Friends of the Library Picnic with The Sensations at McKinley Memorial Library, Niles, at 5 p.m. 1 — Jim Frank Combo at Ramsay Memorial Pavilion, McDonald, at 7 p.m. 1-4 — St. Patrick Catholic Church Festival, Hubbard 1 — Boardman High School Jazz Band at Boardman Park’s ...

Good old health care

Health care is all the talk in today’s world and really should be. I grew up in the 1940s and ’50s and can remember the simplicity of health care in those decades so long ago. Health care is a very big topic in 2019, with billions of dollars spent annually on it. But some of us remember ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at Enzo’s. All retired school employees, classified and non-classified, are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings with spouses or guests. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. There will be a collection of ...

Family smiles through the heat

Another hot week in July! Last week, we had over an inch of rain, but it didn’t cool off much. Today, son Kevin had a therapy appointment, so I took him to town. With the heat, I didn’t want to take the horse and buggy. Our friend Beth took us. We put 12 quarts of strawberries into ...

Health notes

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