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Lifestyles

Volunteers gather warmth for the homeless

HUBBARD — “In America, Nobody Should Freeze To Death.” That is both the motto and mission of the nonprofit Youngstown Blue Coats, founded in the fall of 2016. The Hubbard-based nonprofit’s focus is to prevent freezing and injury to the homeless and poor caused by exposure to ...

Motivations for using social media among ages, needs

The reasons people give for using social media often leave us scratching our heads. In research, we refer to these “reasons” as motives. Seemingly endless lists of motives fill our academic journals. Reasons we say we use social media run the gamut from sharing updates and maintaining ...

War couldn’t take magic away from seeing Santa

It was the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 1942. I had just turned 7 years old. It wasn’t called Black Friday back then, but if you’ve lived around good old Warren long enough, you’d know that Gray Friday would apply. World War II was just about in full swing. Before going downtown to ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees, PERI Chapter 18, will meet Dec. 3 at the Avion Banquet Center. Luncheon cost is $13. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other raffle gifts. Entertainer Rachaell Joy will perform songs of the season. OPERS retirees and future retirees are welcome to join ...

GM, like Elvis Presley, has left the building

Elvis Presley passed away in 1977, and his many fans were so distraught that they could never admit that he was gone. So there were many so-called sightings of the great icon seen all over the world. It ended up that at many sporting events, sportscasters after giving the final scores, gave ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant, Champion. Retired and former employees from St. Joseph or Warren General Hospital are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation. PERI TO MEET: ...

Snow hits before fall chores are finished

The leaves are not all off our trees yet. We didn’t get around to raking up the ones on the ground, either. “Old Man Winter” arrived before we were prepared. In the last few days it snowed and snowed. I would guess that we received about 8 more inches of snow. This morning, the ...

Keep diabetic dining simple during the holidays

Will diabetes ruin the holidays? If you have the disease, does that put you on the sidelines while the rest of the family chows down on mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie? Absolutely not, said Linda Tominey, Trumbull Regional Medical Center diabetes coordinator and ...

Health notes

DIABETES EDUCATION: The Mahoning Valley is considered to fall into the “Diabetes Belt” with more than 12 percent of the adult population diagnosed with diabetes. Trumbull Regional Medical Center is hosting “Living Well with Diabetes,” a free interactive and educational event focused ...

Point of relief: Dry needling offers alternative to pain medications

Physical therapist Vincent Ragozine slid another long, thin needle into Lori Clark’s knee. The needle inserted at the joint line where one bone meets another. Lying on her back on the therapy table in the TuDor Physical Therapy office in Cornersburg, Clark said, “It’s really not ...

Top 3 must haves for your LinkedIn profile

Registration has opened for the spring semester at my school. This often leads to late but inevitable questions from a handful of students about finding internships for the new term. They’re late because most employers have already identified new hires. They’re inevitable because most ...

Health notes

CHRONIC FATIGUE MEETING: The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Warren. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. ALZHEIMER RECEIVES GATES GRANT: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the Alzheimer’s ...

Scouting other cultures

While headlines daily report escalating conflicts and tensions among nations, a nearby gathering of worldwide youth — including 36 from the Trumbull and Mahoning counties area — instead built friendships. More than 45,000 boys and girls from about 150 countries worldwide gathered this ...

Report: Children do consume more media

If you think kids are using more tech than ever before, you’re not alone. Yes, they are. This includes dramatic shifts in their media uses over the last four years. According to a new report published by Common Sense Media, teen and tween media has shifted greatly since 2015. Findings ...

Understanding how and when to get health insurance

It’s November, which marks the beginning of the annual open enrollment period for health insurance. It is important to realize that if you want to buy coverage from a health insurance company directly, or if you have coverage through an employer, you can only enroll in health insurance ...

Senior news

TMH LUNCHEON: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be presented by Doris Bullock from St. Joe’s at the Mall. All Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Trumbull Regional Medical Center) retirees and former ...

Health notes

HEALTH EATING: Mercy Health Community Health Education is offering a Healthy Eating for YOU program from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Howland Medical Center. The program is free and led by a registered dietitian nutritionist. The program will address questions such as how much should you eat, what ...

Seniors hall seeks nominees

Seniors hall seeks nominees COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is seeking nominees for the Class of 2020. “We are looking for individuals who defy convention and continue to play a significant role in the success of their community and their fields of endeavor,” Ursel J. ...

Senior news

SHEPHERD OPEN HOUSE: Shepherd of the Valley is hosting open houses from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at its communities in Howland, 4100 North River Road NE; Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave.; and Poland, 301 W. Western Reserve Road. Tours of the independent-living homes, assisted living suites and skilled ...

Life was simpler in days of cookstove

As the years have gone by, I find myself less able to do some of the things that I used to enjoy. Betty and I did quite a bit of traveling and enjoyed seeing the country. We also took part in many local activities and were involved with several groups. Today, our traveling seems to be limited ...