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Lifestyles

Mecca couple shares heart adventure

Editor’s note: On the Health pages in February, which was American Heart Month, we shared the stories of area residents. The series concludes today. MECCA — Over five decades of marriage, Mark and Fay Robison have shared plenty of experiences. Each undergoing open-heart surgery four months ...

Connecting everyone to the World Wide Web

Some critics argue that connecting the 7.8 billion people to the internet is a futile, albeit noble, effort. Aside from current technological limits, there are those who just don’t want to be connected to other people. That’s their right. Well, at least, in SOME countries it’s a ...

Senior news

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet for lunch and a brief meeting 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant. All Howland Schools classified and nonclassified retirees are welcome to attend along with spouses or guests. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. There will be ...

Keep taking me out to the Scrappers’ ballgame

Spring is getting closer. For Major League Baseball, spring training has arrived. Baseball itself is twisting in the wind after the proof that the world champions of 2017, the Houston Astros, pulled off a caper by stealing signs electronically, and just maybe the 2018 world champs, the Boston ...

Butchering brings the family together

February is more than halfway over already. We are happy to be done with our pork butchering for this winter. Friday evening, my husband, Joe, sons Benjamin and Joseph, sons-in-law Tim and Mose, and Loretta’s special friend, Dustin, dressed three big pigs. On Saturday morning, we began ...

New concerts announced in Valley

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, Covelli Centre and Robins Theatre all announced new concerts Monday. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Gabe Dixon for a July 8 show at the Youngstown amp. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is led by the wife-and-husband ...

Heart stories

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories running on Tuesdays in February of local residents sharing their heart stories for American Heart Month. WARREN — Before his heart procedure, Glenn “Big Dog” McClellan squashed the scales at 402 pounds. “My max weight was 415 ...

Crossing no man’s land at the school dance

It was 72 years ago, the late winter of 1948. What I remember about the beginning of that year was the cloudy, gloomy, wet weather — not unlike the weather we’re experiencing now — or any late winter in good old Warren. I was in the second half of the seventh grade (7A) at East Junior ...

Senior news

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet for lunch and a brief meeting 11 a.m. March 3 at Enzo’s Restaurant. All Howland Schools classified and nonclassified retirees are welcome to attend along with spouses or guests. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. There will be ...

A cool day for a pot of chili

It’s amazing how another week has already gone by, and it’s time for me to pen another column. Son Kevin, 14, already left for school this morning. He will not have school tomorrow or Monday. It’s their mid-winter break. Son Joseph, 17, will be home today and possibly tomorrow from his ...

Women’s heart attack symptoms more subtle

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories running on Tuesdays in February for American Heart Month of local residents sharing their heart stories. CORTLAND — Sandra Cunningham almost missed the message from her heart. She thought it was her thyroid acting up again. Instead, ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com RECOVERY, INT. MEET: Recovery, Int., a community self-help mental health group, will meet 7 p.m. today at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For meeting ...

Mahoning Valley students color Valentines for seniors

Students from across the Mahoning Valley crafted thousands of Valentine’s cards for seniors with what at first sounds like a not-so-loving message: “Don’t fall for me.” Actually, the more than 4,000 missives from 14 school districts are colored with concern. The idea is to help the ...

Treatment courts prove helpful for veterans

Many resources are available, especially on the federal level, to assist veterans with physical or psychological “wounds of war,” but not all wounded veterans know how to access them. Rather than to reach out for help, some veterans may engage in behavior that brings them into the criminal ...

Health notes

WINTER SOCIAL FOR SENIORS: Community leaders from across the Mahoning Valley are tackling the problem of loneliness with a program called the Mahoning Valley Social Isolation and Loneliness Initiative, We Thrive Together. SCOPE Senior Centers are partnering with hChoices and Steve Pelton, ...

Facing snow and fighting the flu, laundry gets done

Winter weather is back. We’ve received around 3 inches of snow and it’s still snowing. The roads must not be the best as school is canceled for today. I let son Kevin sleep in, so he doesn’t yet know school is canceled. He will be happy when he wakes up. Son-in-law Mose had a birthday ...

Surviving the widow-maker

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories running on Tuesdays in February for American Heart Month of local residents sharing their heart stories. WARREN — As the pressure weighing on his chest pushed into his shoulder and jaw, jeweler Tom Crowley didn’t argue when his wife ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday .com PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area ...

Mall walkers out in force at start of year

NILES — Deborah Rudloff and Bett Nisbett having been walking together for more than 20 years, and for the past six months have been walking Tuesday mornings at the Eastwood Mall. “We come all the way to Niles because it’s so wonderful,” Rudloff said of the mall. She said she and ...

Bipartisan agreement on distrust of social media

It’s a tale as old as, well, America. Democrats and Republicans rarely agree on anything. It’s newsworthy when they do. Today, that agreement is overwhelming bipartisan distrust of social media. This distrust may come as some surprise to leaders at Facebook and other social ...