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Senior news

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older: Trumbull — Trumbull Office of Elderly Affairs, 330-675-2486; Ashtabula — Ashtabula County ...

Eicher family suffers tragedy

Lovina Eicher’s son-in-law, Mose, was injured in a car accident Dec. 9. His injuries were severe, and he passed away Monday morning. Lovina writes, “Susan is a widow at age 24 but she says her years of marriage to Mose were the most wonderful years of her life. They were married four ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. MERCY HEALTH FREE ONLINE TOPICS: Mercy Health’s Community Health Education Department is offering free online classes on various health topics. Email KBrown1@mercy.com for the Zoom ...

Plants mark traditions in the Christmas story

Several plants are associated with the Christmas season. The fragrance and bright colors make the following plants holiday favorites. The history and meaning of these plants are interesting and international. • Christmas trees: The evergreen represents the image of God and new life in ...

The most chill chicken

YOUNGSTOWN — The newest member of the therapy team at Generations Behavioral Health-Youngstown is a chicken from Bazetta who lays blue eggs. Stella — a breed known as an Easter Egger for laying blue, green and pink eggs — was drafted onto the team after COVID-19 restrictions closed the ...

Time to reflect on the dumpster fire of 2020

2020 will forever be known as a year of change. Whether or not the term “change” will be put in proper context by historians long after we’re gone, we’ll never know. So it’s up to us to add our own hot takes on this topsy-turvy time in hopes that they’ll properly cite our ...

Senior news

RETIREES CANCEL THROUGH MARCH: Howland Schools Retirees monthly lunch meetings at Enzo’s have been canceled until March. COVID-19 and winter weather concerns have been considered in making this decision. Contact Mary at 330-856-5226 if you have questions or important news to share. SCSEP ...

Eicher family shares thankful thoughts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day was not too eventful for us this year. My husband, Joe, put a turkey on the grill, and we relaxed and took the day off. Let us pray that next year will be different. I decided to ask each of my children to write what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving. I am thankful to ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. MERCY HEALTH FREE ONLINE TOPICS: Mercy Health’s Community Health Education Department is offering free online classes on various health topics. Email KBrown1@mercy.com for the ZOOM ...

Seed your fancy this winter with variety of birdfeeders

We love to feed our backyard birds, especially in the winter, but putting seed out for them is only part of attracting them. Many types of birdfeeders are available, some painted and made to look like churches, houses or barns, and other feeders that are simple, yet effective. There are ...

Go ahead and plant your bulbs

Q: I bought bulbs and forgot to plant them. Will they live if I plant them now? — James from Boardman A: Yes, they will live. Bulbs can still be planted as long as you can dig into the ground. The only caveat is that some bulbs will not have enough time to put down roots. They will ...

Learning differences in holiday cacti

I have been under the impression that Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter cacti are the same plant that decided to bloom at different times. A little research taught me a lesson. They are, in fact, three different species. They are similar and are often mislabeled. The difference? It is all ...

Giving takes a new form but still exciting

As kids, my sister and I looked forward to the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. We didn’t know much about the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the disease. But we knew Jerry Lewis. His movies were one of the entertainment highlights of our childhood. “The Nutty Professor,” “The ...

Religion news

PEARL HARBOR MASS: Local veterans organizations will host a Pearl Harbor remembrance 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. Veterans are to assemble at 10:15 a.m. at the main church entrance with their colors. Catholic War Veterans Post 1222 and VFW Post 1423 are sponsoring ...

Church welcomes new minister

WARREN — Saying he looks forward to getting to know not only members of the congregation, but also the Warren community, the Rev. Quentin White has been named the new minister at Grace AME Church. White began at the church Nov. 1, replacing the Rev. John McCants, who was reappointed as ...

Christmas today reminiscent of the early days

We are into December, and that means Christmas will be coming up soon. It will probably be a different kind of Christmas as Thanksgiving was different. Just Betty and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner. It looks like Christmas will be the same. Traditionally, we would have two family ...

Senior news

SCSEP OFFERS TRAINING: SCOPE Senior Service Centers have been providing host job sites along with other nonprofits in the area for the Vantage Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program. This program offers paid job training and placement to low-income adults 55 and older. Besides ...

Giving thanks through uncertain, difficult times

It is a Friday night and we had a nice, sunny day in the 60s. I spent the day with our children who have muscular dystrophy at their annual appointments in Ann Arbor. It was a long day, leaving home at 5:30 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. It’s also a stressful, tiresome day for them to do all ...

Lure birds this winter with seeds

Q: I want to attract the good, pretty birds this winter. I’m new to this. What do I do? — Joan from Greenford A: Our connection to nature is often limited to the summer months with outside activities, but what better way to spend time during the winter than observing birds in our ...

Squash the blues with patch of field pumpkins

This year has been a difficult year for many people. We all struggled to maintain our social distance from the coronavirus and keep food on our tables due to the shortages. I planned early and had seeds on hand to put in a good garden to help fill my pantry. One of my staples is to plant ...