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WARNING SIGNS: The Alzheimer’s Association will present “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road, Austintown. Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with ...

Giving things thorough cleaning

Thursday morning and it’s almost 5 a.m. This column needs to be written, although my eyes still want to close for some more sleep. At least it’s not 3 a.m. That is the one thing I don’t miss from my husband not working at the RV factory. Son Joseph, 16, is waiting on his ride to go to ...

Health notes

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren Health District, 258 E. Market St., Warren, will hold child immunization clinics 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. May 6 and 20. All clinics are walk-ins with no appointment necessary. An updated shot record for each visit is required. A $21.25 administration fee ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will meet 9:30 a.m. April 29 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees are requested to bring non-perishable items for food bank donation. SCOPE ART: KaleidoSCOPE Art is inviting SCOPE members to exhibit their artwork and photographs in ...

A day in the life of the Eichers

4 a.m. — I get up to pack lunch for son Joseph, 16, and make him breakfast before he leaves for work. They are working an hour away, so they will start out earlier than usual. 4:30 a.m. — Joseph leaves for work. I go back to bed until I need to get up to wake the children for school. 6 ...

Filling minds and bellies

In decades past, young women typically were taught to cook by their mother or grandmother. “I learned to cook while living at home,” said Sarah Amazing, teen services supervisor at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in Warren. Today, with both parents working, it is often up to their ...

Everyone brings something to the table

LIBERTY — Book discussions are nice. But breaking bread together is one of the simplest and most common ways to create a community. That’s why the Liberty Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library hosts a monthly Cookbook Club, Renee Cambier, branch manager, said. “Book ...

Senior news

­­SCOPE ART: KaleidoSCOPE Art is inviting SCOPE members to exhibit their artwork and photographs in the Roberta Graham / Dorothy Klein art gallery at the Warren YWCA / SCOPE building on North Park Avenue. This is open to any member from any SCOPE center. To sign up, contact the Warren ...

Wonder of fifth sense

Our sense of smell is closely linked to memory, and smell is highly emotive, it says in “Psychology and Smell — Fifth Sense.” I submit that my sense of smell was pretty well developed in the first five years of my life when I lived on York Avenue in good old Warren. For the most part, ...

Garage sales and first batch of dandelion greens

It is 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday here in Michigan. It sounds windy outside. The temperature shows 38 degrees. It feels good to have heat coming up through the vent from our coal stove in the basement. After having 70-degree weather, the house was too warm, so we let the fire in the stove go out. ...

Lyme Disease Symposium coming to Andover May 11

ANDOVER — A neurologist from New York, an activist from New Jersey and a researcher from California will join local experts May 11 for the third annual Lyme Disease Symposium in Andover. “Lyme disease is becoming a serious health issue in Ohio,” said Connie Moschell of Cherry Valley in ...

Health notes

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 more information, call 330-747-1176. HEALTHY EATING: Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health ...

Crafts of crocheting, knitting and quilting passed down or self-taught

Family traditions can take many forms. It can be the handing down of recipes or gatherings for graduations or weddings. For some, the tradition can be teaching the next generation how to create needle arts. Many local residents learned from a family member how to create decorative quilts, ...

Trump of Fame to Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — The portrait of Thomas Denny Webb that looks down on visitors to the John Stark Edwards House shows a thoughtful, formally dressed Connecticut-born gentleman with a slightly upturned mouth, as if he is holding back a smile. Webb, who traveled to Warren in 1807 to build a new ...

Awareness prevents errors in medications

You can never be too cautious when it comes to taking, managing, storing and disposing of medications. This is especially important as we get older as one in three Americans who use prescription medicines is an older adult. Further complicating matters are over-the-counter medications, ...

Time to spring clean

Yesterday, daughters Elizabeth and Susan and their children came for the day. We cleaned Loretta and Lovina’s bedroom upstairs. We washed off the walls and ceiling, cleaned the furniture, washed the curtains and bedding, cleaned out the closet, and so on. On Saturday, my sisters Verena and ...

Time to spring clean

Yesterday, daughters Elizabeth and Susan and their children came for the day. We cleaned Loretta and Lovina’s bedroom upstairs. We washed off the walls and ceiling, cleaned the furniture, washed the curtains and bedding, cleaned out the closet, and so on. On Saturday, my sisters Verena and ...

Implant may slow opioid crisis

HOWLAND — In 2007, bus driver Tim Hopkins was injured by a forklift in an industrial accident. He suffered 14 fractures in the lumbar region of his spine and two fractures in his pelvis. Hopkins, 47, of Newton Falls, was off work for nine months. He tried to return by working a desk job ...

Health notes

SKIN SCREENING: Mercy Health is holding a free skin screening from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7 at St. Joe’s Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Ave. SE. An appointment is required — call 330-480-3183 to schedule. Physicians participating are: Drs. Timothy Chang; David Hamrock, Morgan Hott, and Kyle Wagamon, ...

Live well with diabetes

WARREN — Diabetes used to be a Southern thing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the “diabetes belt” is working its way north and is climbing up the eastern border counties of Ohio. Lifestyle is the biggest contributing factor, local doctors say. “We don’t ...