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DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. Each county has at least one contracted provider who will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This ...

This is one infection you DO want to get

I know you must be weary and tired of all the COVID-19 news you are seeing and listening to on that constantly blaring TV. So, let me tell you about an infection that is a happy one. I call it the Writers’ Infection. I first caught it about six years ago. Then, my son, Matt, in ...

Praying for work and thankful for canned food, frozen meat

It is 4:30 a.m. and son Joseph just left for work. They have a 1 1/2-hour drive to the job site today, so they had to leave earlier than usual. Joseph enjoys construction work. Son Benjamin started back to work this week at the horse trailer factory after being off since March 23. ...

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UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday. com ADDICTION HELP: Addiction help is available through Coleman Access Center, 552 N. Park Ave., Warren. For information, call 330-392-1100 or 211. For information about program sponsor, ...

ER visits decrease

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Mahoning Valley in March, Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren reports a 50 percent drop in chest pain patients and a third fewer ambulance runs to the emergency department. It’s a statistic mirrored throughout the Mahoning Valley and across the ...

Put a more positive spin on negativity

Social media platforms are reporting an increase in daily active users over the last few weeks. As the pandemic and stay-at-home orders linger, it’s easy to understand why. We want immediate information about this new world we’re living in almost as much as we crave connections with our ...

Sunny spring walks

We are in week number six of the coronavirus lockdown here in Michigan, a time in our life that will never be forgotten. The fact that we are having a few days of rainy weather doesn’t do much to improve the mood. But oh, how much more we appreciate those nice sunny days! We cannot control ...

Health notes

ADDICTION HELP: Addiction help is available through Coleman Access Center, 552 N. Park Ave., Warren. For more information, call 330-392-1100 or 211. For more information about program sponsor, Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, visit www.trumbullmhrb.org or call ...

Pandemic opportunity for pop culture lessons

“Time to make the doughnuts.” I said this while my children sat in the living room eating Froot Loops and watching cartoons. “Wait, you’re making doughnuts?” Ozzie asked as he sat down his cereal bowl. “How do you do that? Can I help?” What he obviously didn’t know is that I ...

If at first you don’t succeed, try again

Another week has passed and not much has changed around here. We did have the temperature go down in the 20s one night. My husband, Joe, didn’t expect it to get that cold and had his plants in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, it is too late for some of his plants. It was so disappointing for ...

Facing surgery alone

NILES — As she was being wheeled into the operating room, the last thing Amy Lacey remembered was hearing “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley. “I ‘Rick-rolled’ right into the O.R.,” Lacey said, laughing. Lacey was referring to her March 25 surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, ...

Health notes

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact 330-856-3463. ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: St. Joe’s at the Mall in the Eastwood Mall is closed and is waiting for orders from ...

Growing your own food

A sudden resurgence in vegetable gardening has left seeds in short supply. But once you get them, digging in the dirt provides both stress relief from being cooped up at home and an answer to concerns that the coronavirus outbreak will cause a food shortage, area growing experts said. “Even ...

Consider raised beds in the garden

Geauga County Master Gardener volunteer Matt Valencic has a suggestion for first-time vegetable gardeners: Consider planting in raised beds. There are a number of reasons, he said. Among them: Soil is confined to each bed; soil warms faster for earlier planting; row covers can be used to ...

Online dating during quarantine is rough

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part column on dating during a pandemic. Jill has been quarantined in her small apartment in a Cleveland suburb for two weeks. She was in close contact with someone who contracted COVID-19 and, under doctor’s orders, was required to stay away ...

Senior news

DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronovirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. Each county has at least one contracted provider who will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This ...

Creating spring memories while staying at home

As I’m writing this on April 16, I remember that 39 years ago today, my oldest sibling, sister Leah, and Paul were joined in holy matrimony. I was in third grade at the time and remember seeing my mother cry as the bishop was uniting Paul and Leah in marriage. I could not understand why she ...

Pandemic dating is reminiscent of the ’80s

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. Through the smoke-filled, dimly lit fraternity house basement, I saw my future wife. She was standing with friends while Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” thumped in the background. Red Solo cup in hand, I shuffled my way ...

Pandemic evokes memories of fatal 1917 flu

Alone. Admiral Richard E. Byrd wrote a book called “Alone” about his living alone for six months in the Antarctic. It was a “harrowing and heartfelt account” of his bid to reach the South Pole. I have often wondered how I would fare in such circumstances. I had a few samplings of ...

Senior news

SCOPE CONSULTATIONS: SCOPE Senior Services offers free consultations during the COVID-19 crisis on reviewing changes to retirement health insurance. For issues or questions dealing with Medicare, prescriptions and hospitalization benefits, call Marge Haley at the Warren Senior Center at ...