Lifestyles

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. ...

Take spring cleaning to the next level

As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows. It may be as simple as adding a few new decorative items or changing a worn-out piece of furniture. Or maybe it’s something a little more ambitious, like a new room layout or ...

Losing to the beat of their own drums

To see complete results from this week, click here Two laps remain in the race to the bottom of the scales in the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. The Big Dogs had a big week to retake the lead in the Go-Getters Division. In the Dynamos class, Just Weight held onto the ...

Health notes

FREE SCREENING KITS: In recognition of March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits to the public during the month. Kits can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays in the Radiation Oncology ...

Change can be good

Some days the mailman brings interesting mail. Occasionally I hear from Lloyd Revis, who now lives in Warren. I think he grew up in the small community of Oakfield, which is a part of Bristolville Township. Oakfield, at one time an active thriving community, developed around the old ...

Senior news

ANGELS NEEDED: Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors who may need a phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at ...

Setting aside worries and choosing to use prayer

It’s 4:30 a.m. and son Benjamin, 19, just left for work. My husband, Joe, left more than an hour ago to travel to his job. Joe has been working at the RV factory for more than 14 years now. He has a 45-minute drive to and from the factory. With the road conditions this winter, we can’t be ...

Clock is ticking and scales are moving

Click this link to see the charts for this week's team standings: Tribune_Chronicle_02-26-2019_B8 Tick, tick, tick ... Thud. Sproing! Those are the sounds of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. The clock is ticking down the final three weeks of the weight-loss ...

Health notes

PAIN CONFERENCE: Earth Angel Farm, a nonprofit group formed to create healthy opportunities for people living with physical and developmental disabilities, is holding a winter conference on alternative pain management. The winter conference will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the ...

March 2019 calendar

1 — Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar, at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Amy Grant at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park at 8 p.m. 1 — Sebastian Maniscalco at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. 2 — Kent State University at Trumbull ...

Freedom of your golden years

As we graduate through the many plateaus of life, we finally arrive at what is referred to as “the golden years.” Yes, those are the years when retirement arrives and life is such a joy; a time that gives us a chance to keep up with family matters and extreme enjoyment; the real beauty of ...

Senior news

SENIORS TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will hold their monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for a food bank donation. RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. March 5 at ...

Lovina recovers from surgery

It is now eight days since my surgery and I seem to be doing better every day. I had a few days after the surgery that I was running a high temperature, so that made everything seem worse. Now I have a bad head cold, but it is also getting better. Abigail, 2, and baby Timothy are here this ...

Competition remains tight at ‘halftime’

View the week 4 Fitness Challenge chart here. The names at the top — the Big Dogs and Just Weight — look familiar at halftime in the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge community weight loss competition to benefit charity. But neither the Dogs nor Just Weight has been ...

Health notes

FAMILY SUPPORT: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755. CIRCLE OF HOPE: Circle of Hope, a ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital FRIES, Kristen and Samuel, of Cortland, a daughter Feb. 13.

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital PREM, Robyn and Justin, of Warren, a son Feb. 11 TINDELL Sharkeyia and Jordan Powell, of Warren, a daughter Feb. 10

Lovina healing after surgery

Hello, folks! This is Elizabeth, Lovina’s oldest daughter, taking my mom’s spot penning her weekly column. Today, she underwent surgery (postponed a week because of extreme cold). We hope all heals well and she soon feels 100 percent again. My dad; my brothers Joseph, 16, and Kevin, 13; ...

Fitness Challenge: Big Dogs rise to top of pack this week

For the full chart of Fitness Challenge totals this week, click here A new leader weighed in for the Dynamos division. The Go-Getters stayed the same at the top, but by a very skinny margin. That shows that pounds aren’t the only thing falling away in the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy ...

Health notes

NURSE HERO NOMINEES: Jessica Robinson, a registered nurse at Mercy Health Saint Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and co-owner of Pill Apparel clothing line for nurses in Youngstown, is a Nurse Hero nominee. She will be honored at the Cleveland Cavaliers game March 2. The Nurse Hero winner will ...