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Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. SKIN CANCER PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, will offer “Skin Cancer: Risks, Signs and Precautions” from noon to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 4. Thaer Khalaf, a ...

Get more food from your garden this fall

This summer has been great for growing your own vegetables. The hot weather mixed with adequate rain was near perfect in some areas. There were some times we had to water, but it wasn’t all summer. That’s a relief! Now as you pull your spent summer plants from the garden, August and ...

Spider mites cause dead spots on fir trees

Q: Our dwarf Alberta spruce has dead areas. Can you fix that? — Bill from North Jackson A: Yes, my husband asked me this question. He knows I love to solve a problem in the garden and landscape. Sure enough, this was right up my alley. After moving into our new home, I began a hunt as ...

How LinkedIn stops InMail harassment

Last week, LinkedIn announced a new process for blocking unwanted messages on its InMail platform. Targeting harassing messages has become a big concern for LinkedIn officials in recent years. Even with this new initiative, it’s frustrating to hear that some professionals (particularly ...

We’ve been wearing masks all our lives

Masks. We’re now all very familiar with masks. When I was a 3- or 4-year-old, we wore masks for Beggars’ Night at Halloween. We called them false faces back then, and I ruined my false face by continually sticking my tongue through the mouth hole to enlarge it so that I could stuff candy ...

Senior news

NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook ...

Health notes

MEETING AGENDA: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board meetings this week are: • Today, 9:30 a.m. — ASAP Coalition. Join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88199791176?pwd=MHRlVDZBOG1Dc3pLekdCaGg1UFQxdz09 — or dial in at 312-626-6799; 929-205-6099 — with meeting ...

Parenting is harder now because of tech

As a father of four, I’m fond of saying my kids were born with screens in their hands. I know that sounds awful. We’re really not absent-minded, hands-off parents. We limit screen time and tech access. We set age limits on smartphone use, video games and content from streaming services. ...

Senior news

RETIREES MEETING CANCELED: Howland Schools Retirees will not meet in September. Watch for an announcement about a possible meeting in October. The decision will be based on the status of pandemic in the fall. NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is ...

Looking for a cure

HOWLAND — Linda Cator is doing more than the average person to stop the spread of COVID-19. The 75-year-old Howland resident is participating in a study for a possible vaccine for the virus. “If this helps somebody else and helps with the vaccine, I’ve done my part in trying to help ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: Submit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. MEETING AGENDA: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board August meetings are: • Today, 10:30 a.m. — ASAP Information Subcommittee. Join Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81736675071, or ...

Tips for getting the best video conference

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re neck deep in video conferences. Conducting meetings with nothing more than platforms like Zoom or WebEx seemed like a foreign concept just six months ago. Now it’s a necessity. “We got good at this fast,” I said to a colleague last week, ...

Former business editor reaches bottom of his bucket list by writing novel

WARREN — When longtime newspaper business editor Larry Ringler took early retirement, he attacked his bucket list with gusto, traveling the country, often living out of his van during his adventures. At the bottom of the bucket was the oldest item on the list — write a book. On July 20, ...

Senior news

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio, formerly Area Agency on Aging 11, is looking for ombudsman volunteers who are willing to advocate for residents and families during this time of isolation and separation that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will reach out ...

Every clock in a home has a story attached to it

Would you believe that we have four clocks in our living room? Maybe that suggests we are clock watchers. Or it could be that we enjoy clocks. Each one of them does have a history that is part of why we have and enjoy them. One that we especially enjoy is a small mantle clock that sits on our ...

Family spreads out but together celebrates milestone

It’s Wednesday morning and the humidity has gone, leaving us with a much cooler morning. We had a light shower this morning, which we needed. Our hay was out last night, and hopefully the rain didn’t affect it too much. It seems quiet around here this morning with Mose, Susan, Jennifer and ...

Health notes

ADDICTION HELP: Parkman Recovery Center, 4930 Enterprise Drive NW, Warren, is providing in-person treatment for substance use disorders. For an appointment or more information, call 330-787-0955. ADDICTION HELP: Addiction help is available through Coleman Access Center, 552 N. Park Ave., ...

The saga of putting up a greenhouse

It was winter when we visited a friend who had a shed greenhouse attached to their garage. It was warm and summerlike inside while the snow swirled outside. I decided at that moment that I needed to fulfill my dream of having a greenhouse. Growing up, my aunt’s florist shop had a greenhouse. ...

Why raspberries droop and die

Q: What is wrong with my red raspberries? The tips of some canes are drooping and dying. What can I do? — Dave from Salem A: Dave sent us photos of his raspberry plants. About 7 inches from the tip, the branch started to bend downward, and the leaves on the tip turned brown. At first look, ...

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 for ...