Lifestyles

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 ...

Enjoying time with friends

Even though I can’t do what I did years ago, I still am able to have some interesting experiences. One of my friends picks me up, and when the weather is good, we go down to Gustavus to the Food and Agricultural Committee breakfasts. I enjoy these breakfast meetings. The group is always ...

Senior news

SENIOR PROM DEADLINE: Today is the deadline to RSVP for the Warren G. Harding High School National Honor Society’s Senior Citizens Spring Prom, in partnership with the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy program, for Trumbull County senior citizens. The prom is April 13. All Trumbull County ...

Family enjoys eighth-grade exit program

As I write this, we are at the end of March already. Temperatures are staying above the freezing mark on most days. Tuesday evening, our whole family attended the exit interviews for the eighth-grade class. Once again, Mr. Ultz did an outstanding job having the 23 eighth-graders make supper ...

Family enjoys eighth-grade exit program

As I write this, we are at the end of March already. Temperatures are staying above the freezing mark on most days. Tuesday evening, our whole family attended the exit interviews for the eighth-grade class. Once again, Mr. Ultz did an outstanding job having the 23 eighth-graders make supper ...

Health notes

PUBLIC HEALTH: As part of National Public Health Week this week, the Trumbull County Combined Health District is joining local health departments throughout Ohio to celebrate 100 years of public health with a coordinated promotional campaign theme, “How the Past has Made Public Health ...

April calendar

1 — Angelica Pozo exhibition opens at LINK Gallery, Kent State University at Trumbull, Champion 2 — Stambaugh Youth Concert Band at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m. 3 — Music at Noon: Saxophone Studio Recital at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, at 12:15 p.m. ...

Glad to know sister

Columnist’s Note: This is part 2 of a two-part column about growing up with a sibling in Warren, Ohio: Back then (circa 1945-48) in my sister’s Harding High School years, the Niles boys dated the Warren girls and the Warren boys dated the Niles girls. Don’t ask me why. Wayne, who had ...

Senior news

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. All retired personnel, classified and nonclassified, and spouses or guests are welcome. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. There will be a collection of nonperishable foods and ...

Spring brings hope

Spring has begun — or that is what the calendar says. Rhubarbs are starting to peep through. Robins are flying around with the smell of skunk nearby, so I think we are very close to a warmer world. It gives one more hope when the sun shines. Last Wednesday, the RV factory where my ...

Telepresence Robot takes Brookfield student to school

BROOKFIELD — James Humphreys puts a lot of drive into his telecommute to classes. From his wheelchair at home, the Brookfield High School junior controls a robot that wheels down school hallways, whirrs into classrooms and settles him at his virtual desk a view of the board, teacher and his ...

National roundtable lets students share thoughts on education

WARREN — Two Warren G. Harding High School students were among the first four students nationwide to speak at the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s annual Equity Work Group meeting, held this year in St. Louis. Precious Ball, a junior, and Simahjay Warfield, a ...

Daughter Lovina gets ready to graduate from the eighth grade

Dear readers: Today, I, Lovina (youngest daughter of Lovina), thought I’d give Mom a little break and write her weekly column. In case any of you are confused, I was named after my Mom. Although I’m not as busy as my Mom, it takes 90 percent of my energy to put so much brain into ...

And the winners are … yet to be determined

And the winners are... to be announced Sunday. In the meantime, we will verify the final figures for the 18th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge community weight loss competition to benefit nonprofit service organizations. The teams that lost the greatest shares of their ...

Health notes

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: McKinley Memorial Library and Niles Parks Department will host a free Health and Wellness Fair 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Niles Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Niles. The fair will be promoted as part One Book / One Community, the annual countywide library event, which ...

Daughters bring grandkids to see recovering grandma

We are into the first week of March already! Even though everything is covered with snow again, along with some single-digit temperatures on a few mornings, I keep telling myself that March is also when the calendar says spring arrives. Think spring! Yesterday, daughters Elizabeth and Susan ...

Fitness Challenge competitors slipping into final week

To see the complete chart of weight loss for this week, click here And then there was one. This is the last week of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge weight-loss competition to benefit charity. The lead teams remain the same — it’s still the Big Dogs at the top ...

Health notes

HEALTH EATING: Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will address portion size, reading and understanding nutrition labels, and learning to eat mindfully. This program takes place 2 to 4 p.m. today at St. ...