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VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who actively are practicing or are retired with an active license are highly encouraged to support response efforts to the COVID-19 vaccination program by signing up for the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps. Non-medical ...

Why grow yarrow?

My family moved into a newly built home near Canfield in 1997. We had always established landscape and lawns at our homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. My wife and I had to choose what plantings would suit our needs at our new home. After researching and some nursery tours, we made our ...

How can I identify birds at my feeder?

Q: I started bird watching during the pandemic. I love it. I would like more help on telling which birds I am seeing. Can you help? — Peggy from Youngstown A: Watching the birds at my feeders is such a fun and relaxing pastime. Glad you are enjoying it, too. When my grandchildren are ...

Spreading faster than coronavirus

The pandemic has given many people the chance to learn new skills or pick up a new trade. For 16-year-old Josh Ternyak, it was to use his coding skills to create a video game called “CovidInvaders” that not only gives players a chance to “kill the virus,” but to learn about the virus ...

‘Old-timer’ remembers when big snows hit

We made it through the month of January with an abundance of gray, gloomy days, but not too many days when we had a lot of snow and blizzard-like conditions. It seems to me that January often feels like the loneliest month of the year with a lot of winter-like conditions to deal with. Now we ...

Senior news

RETIRED TEACHERS SUSPEND MEETINGS: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association has suspended luncheon meetings for March, May and June due to the pandemic. A determination will be made at a later date as to the luncheon meetings for September, November and December. VACCINES THIS WEEK: Vaccines ...

Eicher family continues to pray for healing

It is now 25 days since sister Susan has been in the hospital. She seems to be losing out fast. She is back on the ventilator and had another surgery due to more bleeding. This time it was what the doctors thought could be an aneurysm in her lungs. All the bleeding has taken a toll on her ...

Heart stories

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories running on Tuesdays in February for American Heart Month of local residents sharing their heart stories. NELSON TOWNSHIP — Less than three months after basketball referee Daniel Rock underwent a complicated triple bypass surgery, he ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. AUXILIARY UNIFORM SALE: The St. Joseph Auxiliary is holding a shoe and uniform sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 14 at Neal’s ...

Groundhog tracks

February brings love, roses, Valentines and groundhogs. In early February, Phil, the groundhog breaks hibernation. He leaves his burrow. He and his shadow predict whether spring is around the corner, or whether there are six long weeks of winter to come. How did this groundhog named Phil ...

Deer-resistant hellebores serve as the true harbinger of spring

What is a hellebore? I was browsing a local nursery store at the end of last season. I had a bit more on a gift card and was looking for something different. I spotted an interesting, almost gothic looking plant. It had dusty rose almost gray flowers and deep variegated leaves. And it was ...

Valley Grows calendar

Nature — The Free Stress Reliever: 2 When: 10 a.m. Thursday What: Although we always felt a connection between nature and ourselves, now we know why. Horticultural therapy is a fast-growing field globally. Where: Zoom videoconference Cost: Free Info: 330-533-5538; register at ...

Beef cuts prepared as family celebrates a birthday

Supper is being made on the grill, which gives me time to write this column. It’s just daughter Loretta and the boys home again, so our table seems empty. Daughter Lovina is at daughter Susan’s house this week. Daughter Verena and sister Verena headed out for Indianapolis this morning, ...

Health notes

VACCINES THIS WEEK: Vaccines will be distributed to older Ohioans. Each week, the minimum age for vaccinations will drop five years until all Ohioans age 65 have access. A vaccine provider search will be available at coronavirus.ohio.gov, allowing Ohioans to search by county, ZIP code, and ...

Grow a little garden in your kitchen

We don’t have to be bored during the winter when our outside gardens are sleeping. If you have never had an indoor windowsill garden, this may be the time to give it a try. If you have had one, chose some new or different plants. I love herbs growing inside. An interesting fact: The ...

Mix lessons with seeds for cupcakes

I love doing projects with my granddaughter and great-nieces and our latest masterpiece was making bird seed cupcakes. This not only allows me to spend time with my kids, but it can be a learning experience for them — plus, the birds benefit as well. The details at ...

Valley Grows calendar

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

Boardman biology teacher writes textbook for virtually weary

BOARDMAN — If you are a high school student studying online and find yourself scratching your head when you come across esoteric terms such as “karyotype” or “carotenoids,” you’re probably in good company. The same might be true for anyone who assumes “actin and myosin” are a ...

Senior news

RETIREES HOPE TO LUNCH IN MARCH: Howland Schools Retirees will not meet in February. Tentative plans are for the lunch meetings to resume the first Tuesday of March. Donations to the Howland Community Scholarship Foundation are requested by the end of February. Use the form included in the ...

Support for family appreciated

Another week has gone by. We have a big beef carcass hanging in our pole barn needing to be cut up and packaged for our freezer. We raised it, so it was a project we knew we would need to get done during these cold months. Our minds are far from our work, but life goes on. Daughter Susan and ...