Lifestyles

Women busy preparing for niece’s upcoming wedding

Daughters Verena, Loretta and I have plans to go help sister Emma today. The wedding for her daughter Elizabeth and Manuel is fast approaching — 15 days to be exact. Plans are to make noodles for the wedding. Some cleaning will be done as well. Sisters Verena and Susan and my daughters ...

Preventable pregnancy deaths are on the rise

More U.S. women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and more than half of those deaths are preventable, government health officials said in a report released last week. Although these deaths are rare — about 700 per year — they have been rising for decades, especially among black ...

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SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE WALK: The 12th annual Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk, a walk in memory of loved ones who died by suicide, is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Trumbull County Courthouse Gazebo, Courthouse Square, Warren. Attendees are urged to bring photos or signs. Names of those lost will ...

Discover family heritage

WARREN — As an attorney, Stephen Robinson said he is familiar with libraries and research. So he was comfortable embarking on an investigative project that has nothing to do with his law practice — discovering his family heritage using databases and books. “On my father’s side, I ...

May is full of honors

May is Older Americans Month. It is a national recognition calendar event that’s meant to highlight topics, people and important issues. I appreciate older Americans daily, as I’m sure many of us do. I appreciate them not just because of my job, but for their wisdom, their history, their ...

Senior news

TMH RETIREES: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. Guest speaker will be Laurie Barber, chief nursing officer of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Election of officers for next year will also be held. All TMH retirees ...

Eichers stay busy in spring

The first day of May has arrived with it being a rather cloudy day. At 7 a.m., the sun is now out and shining so bright. Daughter Verena and sons Benjamin and Joseph left tonight to attend a local wedding. They invited (as most couples in this community do) the youth for a 7 p.m. supper. ...

Skin cancer facts

WARREN — More cases of melanoma have been diagnosed in Ohio than in the much sunnier states of Hawaii, South Carolina and Arizona. “The number one risk factor for skin cancer is UV radiation from the sun as well as from tanning beds,” Trumbull Regional Medical Center cancer nurse ...

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SUPPORT MEETING: Recovery, International, a commuity self-help mental health organization, 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 ...

Bigs in Blue

WARREN — The first meeting between Bigs in Blue big sister Patrolman Nicole Coulter and little sister Gia Willis didn’t go so well. “She ran from me,” Coulter said. Gia, now 14 and in the eighth grade at McGuffey PK-8 School, ducked her head and giggled at the awkward recollection of ...

Senior news

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 ...

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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. ...