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Lifestyles

Predicting the future of social media is fun

Predictions are an art form. They’re part science, part luck. Mostly it’s just fun to predict the future. Because of this, some predictions are easy to make. For example, predicting what will happen in social media and technology over the next year is a fairly simple, entertaining ...

The only thing that remains constant is change

I’m sure you don’t need to be told that a New Year has started and now we have to get used to writing 2020 on our correspondence and checks. That is if we are still writing checks and not using some new electronic system that I have not figured how to operate. Or maybe it is that I just ...

Senior news

GUARDIAN ANGELS: The Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. Angel volunteers receive training to reach out as friends to seniors who may need a phone call or a visit in a nursing home. Angels are also involved ...

Social media’s year in review

From politics, to privacy, to protection problems, 2019 was tumultuous year in world of social media. Just when we thought it was safe to revisit our favorite social platforms, reports of new security breaches and record-setting fines emerged, as did concerns over efforts (or lack thereof) ...

Hunter, cook collects favorite wild game recipes

Steve Loder grew up with two great passions — hunting and cooking. It wasn’t much of a leap to add a third accomplishment to the resume: cookbook author. Loder’s “Quality Venison Cookbook: Great Recipes from the Kitchen of Steve and Gale Loder” is the culmination of preparing wild ...

Eichers experience food, family and fun ahead of holiday

After today as I write this, my husband, Joe, and son Benjamin will be off from the factory for a two-week holiday break. Son Kevin has a half day of school tomorrow and then he will also be home for two weeks. Son Joseph works construction, so they take advantage of working every day the ...

Wooden toys always in style

NEW YORK — Why buy wooden toys for children? Chances are good you know at least one parent who sings their praises for durability, sustainability or magical powers to boost creativity. If you don’t, know that such toys can make great gifts. Here are some ideas for the last-minute ...

Dear Santa, did you get my Amazon wish list?

Dear Santa, Hope all is well up north and that plans for the annual all-nighter are nearly complete. I’m writing to apologize for the lack of Christmas wish lists you’re seeing from my kids over the last few years. Yes, they still believe in you. All four of them were super excited ...

Baking cookies with the kids

Everything is quiet right now at the Eicher house. Everyone has gone to bed except a few of the girls and me. There was too much action earlier today to think of writing. Daughters Elizabeth and Susan and their four little ones came this morning to spend the day. Our breakfast meal consisted ...

LOVINA’S AMISH KITCHEN: Baking cookies with the kids

Everything is quiet right now at the Eicher house. Everyone has gone to bed except a few of the girls and me. There was too much action earlier today to think of writing. Daughters Elizabeth and Susan and their four little ones came this morning to spend the day. Our breakfast meal consisted ...

Health notes

SUPPORT GROUP: Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, will meet 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave., Warren. For more information, call 330-502-8103. ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help ...

Find the perfect gift for your favorite bookworm

NEW YORK — Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-busting if you bought one for yourself. Offerings abound at holiday time. Some suggestions: HOMES “Architectural Digest: AD at 100, a Century ...

How to find ‘Waze’ through winter roads

I think I have polar bear blood. During most winter days, I feel slightly less comfortable indoors than out. This is probably because of the “malfunctioning” thermostat that slowly increases our home’s temperature throughout the day. I can only assume it’s broken because no one ...

Health notes

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group meets at 6 p.m. today at Panera Bread on U.S. Route 422 in Niles. No cost. Bring your family and friends. Any questions, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749. OSTOMY SUPPORT BOARDMAN: The Youngstown area ostomy support group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. ...

Bummer Fund and Love, Vincent give support to sick pets

Pets are family members. When they are ill, their human companions will try anything to make them comfortable and get them the help they need to become healthier. But sometimes, the cost of good health is out of reach. Other times, just receiving some comfort while going through an illness ...

Family disconnects

I have an eclectic list of parenting specialists. They’re really good at a job that’s incredibly and increasingly difficult. They care about their kids. They resolve daily conflicts, run to-do lists like efficiency experts, all while maintaining some sanity. Some are family members, or ...

Senior news

MATTER OF BALANCE: The Girard Multi-Generational Center is offering a series of classes to help older adults deal with “A Matter of Balance.” The class is an award-winning program designed to help seniors manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes at the center will be 1 to 3 p.m. ...

Upgrades make houses cozy for holidays

Another year is nearly over and I also have a birthday coming up soon. Since it is close to Christmas, any parties that I had were also Christmas gatherings. Now we get together at my daughter Teresa’s home for a family dinner that usually includes my birthday — a good way to ...

Health notes

IMMUNIZATIONS: Warren City Health Department will hold a immunization clinic 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the health department, 258 E. Market St., Suite 327, Warren. All clinics are walk-in. The child should be well, and free of fever, rash or illness. Bring the child’s updated ...

Health notes

IMMUNIZATIONS: Warren City Health Department will hold a immunization clinic 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the health department, 258 E. Market St., Suite 327, Warren. All clinics are walk-in. The child should be well, and free of fever, rash or illness. Bring the child’s updated ...