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Lifestyles

Memories of model WWII airplane

As I had written before, Dad had purchased a complicated stick model airplane kit for me when I was 6 years old. It was early 1942. World War II had just started for the U.S. The kit, for modelers age 14 and older, was of a little-known early World War II aircraft known as a Vultee Vengeance ...

Who wants to cook when temperature tops 100?

It is a hot, humid July evening. I am sitting outside on our porch but can hardly feel any breeze. The mercury on the thermometer still shows 95 degrees at 8 p.m. We hope it will cool off soon. My husband, Joe, is doing much better, and the doctor had good news for him. All the tests came ...

Watch out for extreme heat

Gyros and sausage sandwiches may be fair food favorites, but for the second straight year, extreme heat is the sizzling topic among most fairgoers. It’s summer all right. The heat is making conditions stickier than fingers covered in cotton candy. Older adults and people with chronic ...

Senior news

SHEPHERD HOSTS SHOW: Shepherd of the Valley Howland residents are hosting an Antique Tent Show 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at their Howland community, 4100 North River Road NE, Howland. The show will be modeled after the popular television program “Antiques Road Show,” with appraisers of many ...

Happy birthday, daughter Loretta

We have entered the month of July. The year 2019 is halfway in the past. July 1 was daughter Loretta’s birthday. She turned 19 years old. Son Benjamin is also 19, until his birthday on July 14. It always brings back memories from that year they were born. My dad passed away at age 69 six ...

Health notes

GRIEFSHARE: “GriefShare Session 2: Challenges of Grief” will be presented 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Life Church Reach Center, 201 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. For more information and pre-registration, call Life Church of God, 330-898-1131. For more information about GriefShare or to ...

Grandpa’s favorite fish tale

We’re headed into the main part of summer with weather that can be hot and sticky. It’s time to turn on the air conditioner and enjoy the cooler, less humid home that some of us enjoy. It took me back to years ago when I was growing up and we didn’t have air conditioning. At night ...

Senior news

AFSCME RETIREES TO MEET: The Trumbull County AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 128 will meet 1 p.m. July 8 at the United Steelworkers Local 2155 Carl Dittmer Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles. All retired public employees who live in Trumbull County are welcome regardless of past union ...

Sweet memories in times of loss

It’s a beautiful Tuesday morning with a lot of sunshine. How we treasure mornings and days like this. We didn’t wash laundry yesterday due to the dreary, rainy weather. Today, we were blessed with a nice day to dry the laundry. This afternoon, I will take son Kevin for his therapy ...

July calendar of entertainment

1 — Outdoor Movie Series with “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” at Covelli Centre grounds, Youngstown, at 9 p.m. 1 — Following June at Village Green, Canfield, at 7 p.m. 2 — Canfield Community Concert Band at Township Park, Austintown, at 7 p.m. 3 — Youngstown Area ...

Music memories set the mood

Down through the years, we all have been fascinated by music and the stars who recorded the songs. It seems that for most every major happening in our lives, there’s a certain song that coincides with the event — breaking up or going steady (as they called it in my day), the song that was ...

Senior news

AFSCME RETIREES TO MEET: The Trumbull County AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 128 will meet 1 p.m. July 8 at the United Steelworkers Local 2155 Carl Dittmer Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles. All retired public employees who live in Trumbull County are welcome regardless of past union ...

Traveling into an uncertain future

Where should I begin? This week is going much too fast for me. Friday and Saturday were spent helping out at daughter Elizabeth and Tim’s house. The tent was set up for church services and benches set up under the tent. Friday was Elizabeth’s birthday, although she didn’t take much time ...

Couple works to restore, and modernize, Kinsman Town Hall to create a market

KINSMAN — He’s a lifelong farmer and a local history buff. She’s a marketing and business management expert who grew up in the heart of the city. Now Floyd and Amy Davis, owners of Red Basket Farm, are combining their passions and experiences for their latest venture — building a ...

Reading leads to father, son bond

I’m writing this just before Father’s Day even though you may be reading it the Friday after. Allow me to celebrate with you some of the life of my dad, who certainly was an interesting character: It was a surprise for me. It was after dinner in January of 1943. I was 7 years old. It was ...

Senior news

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

Gardening, sewing, loss and more is on Lovina’s mind

Saturday, our family assisted daughter Elizabeth and Tim with their work. Church services will be held at their house next, so lots of cleaning is getting done. A big tent will be set up for the services to be held under that day. My husband, Joe, has most of the gardens filled now. ...

Health notes

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in the parish room behind the church. Youngstown Area PFLAG is a support, education and ...

Stroke survivor warns others

HOWLAND — The stroke took Paul Capito by surprise. “I didn’t have any symptoms,” Capito, 72, of Howland, said. “I felt good that night when I went to bed. I didn’t have a headache, I didn’t get sick. I ate. We had dinner with our friends that evening.” The retired Denman ...

Hospitals, city form partnership

Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital formed a partnership with the city of Warren in a quest to make Trumbull County a healthier community. “Educating residents on health-related matters is essential in achieving this goal,” a statement by Trumbull ...