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Running helps woman diagnosed twice

BOARDMAN — Call Patti Hall a rebel if you wish, but don’t expect any backlash from her. “Since I got married, I’d lived in Cleveland for a while. I began to run soon after,” she said. What is the connection between Hall’s desire to participate in a series of half-marathon runs ...

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RECOVERY GROUP MEETS: Recovery, International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet 7 p.m. today, at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For meeting information, call 330-747-1176. BLOOD DRIVE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will host a blood drive by the ...

‘Heart of Steel’

SOUTHINGTON — A news clipping passed to his uncle triggered the unraveling of family secrets surrounding a murder in Southington. “My Uncle Rick was at a funeral. One of his cousins handed him a newspaper article,” Kevin D. Miller, now of Burbank, Calif., said. “He called and said, ...

Dating apps stand as the newish normal

Happily married for nearly 20 years, my wife and I still have the “occasional” disagreement. She calls them arguments. I call them debates (which infuriates her just a bit more). Lately, our debates have focused on what really happened when we dated in college. We agree on how we ...

Enduring legacy

ASHTABULA — When the leaves start to turn, covered bridge enthusiasts know it’s time to hit the road to see the picturesque structures — which is why Ashtabula’s annual covered bridge festival draws a crowd. “It’s nostalgic ... and people love the historic aspect of it,” said ...

Senior news

TMH RETIREES: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. All TMH retirees and former employee are welcome. For reservations or further information, contact Melissa Grabowski at 234-806-3062. PERI REP: At the October meeting ...

Lin Gettman gets GLOW-ing

BOARDMAN — One day last year, while on a routine shopping trip at a local discount store, Lin Gettman noticed a woman who seemed uncharacteristically upset for someone who was merely looking for a special type of soap. “We talked for 20 minutes. We were both in the soap aisle, and after ...

Health notes

CHRONIC FATIGUE: The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, Warren. For information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. PAST LIFE WORKSHOP: A day of exploring reincarnation and how your past is affecting your present will be held ...

Senior news

UNDERSTANDING KNEE / HIP PAIN: MercyHealth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine physicians and physical therapists will discuss options for the treatment and management of common hip and knee pain with conferences throughout the year. The next one is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. ...

Attic cleaning leads to magazine discovery

My brother Dale, who lives in North Bloomfield, was doing some needed house cleaning recently. One of the things he was going through was some old papers and books that had been stored in his attic for many years. Among the interesting things he found was an old 1864 Atlas of Portage County. ...

October calendar

1 — Theory of a Deadman and Spirit Animal at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 7:30 p.m. 2 — Music at Noon: Musical Theatre workshop at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, at 12:15 p.m. 2 — Disturbed and In This Moment at Wolstein Center, Cleveland, at 7 p.m. 2 — Phil ...

Facebook events don’t mean much

Promoters of a plan to raid Area 51 in Nevada must be scratching their heads today. Their plan was to get millions of people to show up at the military base, storm the gates, and uncover the truth about hidden alien technology. More than 2 million people checked the “going” box on the ...

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GRIEF SHARE: “What Do I Live For Now?” is the topic of the GriefShare meeting 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Life Church Reach Center, 201 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. For information, call 330-898-1131. To register online, go to www.griefshare.org. EASTERSEALS ACCREDITED: CARF ...

Facebook post ‘like’ counts could vanish

We like when people “like” our posts on social media. For others, however, the “likes” their posts receive, or more specifically don’t receive, could lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Apparently, Facebook wants to help alleviate those feelings. In what appears to be a ...

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FREE SCREENINGS: Mercy Health and Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Nursing Guild are sponsoring free health screenings 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren City Health District, 258 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Warren. Men 40 and older can have their prostate blood work performed ...

Best apps to use for your side hustle or ‘gigs’

I had a good side hustle for the last few months. What’s a “side hustle” you ask? My hustle was mentoring writers online. I received papers, suggested edits, and sent them back for students to revise and submit for a grade. It was easy work for not a lot of pay, but it helped ...

Senior news

FIREFIGHTER TO SPEAK: Johnston Township firefighter Jamison Conley will present a program 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, on the history of the Johnston Township Fire Department, the current services, and safety topics for in and out of the ...

Wedding invites flow in

It’s a cool morning with the mercury on the thermometer almost down to the 50-degree mark. The redness from the sunrise is so bright, promising a beautiful day with the sun warming up the outside world. I have a few gas lights on to warm up the house for baby Ryan. Son-in-law Mose dropped ...

Health notes

CHRONIC FATIGUE: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Warren. For information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. CONFERENCE ON HEALTH: Ohio Living Home Heath and Hospice and Northeast Ohio Medical University are providing ...

Great-nieces give Hubbard woman a brand new hairdo

HUBBARD — A Hubbard woman’s colorful painted head has caught the attention of many people — and also that of a curious hummingbird. Bonnie Clemente, who was diagnosed in March with pancreatic cancer, has been undergoing chemotherapy and has lost her hair. “After the second ...