Lifestyles

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 ...

Tick Tock It’s history o’clock

By MEGHAN E. REED Special to the Tribune Chronicle While Trumbull County is known for iron and steel production, its first major industry rose out of a want rather than a need, local architectural historian Chris Klingemier says. Clockmaking spurred Trumbull County’s economy, ...

Technology changes expression of true love

February marks the month of love all due to that pesky Cupid shooting arrows of swoon on Valentine’s Day. Many will receive cards, candy, gifts, flowers, or all (depending on if you have some making up to do). Origins of the card-giving holiday date back to the 18th century when the ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 retirees are invited to a Valentine’s Day breakfast 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Davidson’s Restaurant. Raffle, prizes and bingo included. Members are planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for March 12. For more information, contact Karen at 330-502-2103. PERI ...

Staying cozy at home

We are all home on this Wednesday in southeast Michigan. Our thermometer still shows minus 14 and the wind chill is minus 45. It is cold and windy with snow blowing. We are staying pretty warm here in the house. It is a little cooler in here than other days with that strong wind blowing ...

Eicher family stays cozy at home during storm

We are all home on this Wednesday in southeast Michigan. Our thermometer still shows minus 14 and the wind chill is minus 45. It is cold and windy with snow blowing. We are staying pretty warm here in the house. It is a little cooler in here than other days with that strong wind blowing ...

Fitness Challenge: Shedding heft in cold temps

To see this week's Fitness Challenge results, click here We’re familiar with the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Fitness Challenge competitors have ...

Health notes

DENTAL FOR CHILDREN: Dr. Paul Bertolasio and a dental team will help provide free dental work for children without dental insurance 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the office, 26 E. Wilson Ave., Girard. Children from families of all income levels with no dental insurance plan are welcome. Call ...

Time changes many things

When I wake up in the morning and it is snowing and the wind is blowing, I enjoy sitting back in my easy chair, drinking my morning cup of coffee and reading the morning newspaper. My thoughts wander to those out in the cold struggling to keep the roads open so those who have to travel to ...

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 ...

Out of the gate and losing fast

One week done and more than a quarter ton gone. After one week of the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge, the 120 players tumbled off the scales 634 pounds lighter. That's a full load of flubber flattened. A total 2.32 percent of our starting weight burdens us no ...

February 2019 calendar

1-2 — Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Covelli Centre, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m. 1 — Millennial Theatre Company’s “Drop of Blood” opens at Calvin Center, Youngstown, at 8 p.m. 1 — ABBAMania and Night Fever at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 8 p.m. 1 — Metallica at Quicken ...

Thank God for bounty

All is quiet here at the Eichers’ this morning except the yapping of daughter Verena’s Yorkie puppies. They are really playful but she is eager to sell them as they are now eating well on their own. These dogs do not shed hair so that is another good thing about them. Son Kevin will not ...

Annual Fitness Challenge begins: Weighing in

NILES — Stephen Simunich slipped out of his shoes and stepped up to the scales. “Take everything out of your pockets,” said St. Joe’s at the Mall Manager Shirley Lisk. She stood with pencil poised over the 2019 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge log book. There would ...

Health notes

FREE HEALTH PROGRAMS: Healthy Eating for You, sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren. This program will address portion size, reading and ...

Before you fall and can’t get up

“I want to continue to golf, but I’m afraid I will fall. If I walk slow, I don’t want to hold my friends back.” “I worry that I will fall getting in and out of the bathtub or shower.” “It’s winter and soon it will be icy and snowy. I could easily fall.” “I fell working in ...

A time before locked doors

Before World War II, when I was yet to turn 5 years old, my York Avenue neighborhood in good old Warren teemed with all sorts of people who provided services (or just needed or wanted something) to all who lived there. Many just walked in to our homes or just showed up on our doorsteps. Who ...