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WRITER: Allie Vugrincic

Improving quality of life

LIBERTY — Information was the name of the game at the second annual Boomers & Beyond Senior Expo. A line of people were waiting at the door of the MetroPlex Center in Girard at the start of the expo, which was presented by The Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle and was sponsored by Steward Family Hospitals, Whole Health Orthopedic Institute and the R. Kashmiry and Associates, Inc., insurance firm. ...

ODH director: Delta surge cresting

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, director of the Ohio Department of Health, urged Ohoians to get vaccinated while also saying Monday it appears COVID-19 cases are slowly beginning to decline across the state and across the nation. “I know it has been a very long journey. We’re all tired of dealing with COVID-19, but I’d ask everyone to hang in there,” Vanderhoff said during a news conference. “Although our ...

Pets get blessed at St. Patrick

YOUNGSTOWN — Shannon Lehn of Austintown said she brought her 3-month old golden retriever, Charlotte, to get blessed Monday night because she’s lost two dogs this year and didn’t want to take any chances with her new rescue puppy. A member of the Women’s Ancient Order of Hibernias, she also wanted to be at Youngstown St. Patrick Church for the blessing of the church’s new outdoor stations of the ...

Never stop the fight

Editor’s note: Local breast cancer survivors are sharing their stories on the Health pages throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. GIRARD — Denise O’Malley, 65, has a corner in her house with inspirational plaques, butterflies and cards — “just stuff to make you happy,” she said. A large sign given to O’Malley by a friend reads, “I am beautiful because I am fearfully, wonderfully ...

Pets get blessed at St. Patrick

YOUNGSTOWN — Shannon Lehn of Austintown said she brought her 3-month old golden retriever, Charlotte, to get blessed Monday night because she’s lost two dogs this year and didn’t want to take any chances with her new rescue puppy. A member of the Women’s Ancient Order of Hibernias, she also wanted to be at Youngstown St. Patrick Church for the blessing of the church’s new outdoor stations of the ...

Event encourages people to reap benefits of walking

YOUNGSTOWN — Sarah Lowry, an organizer of Walk and Ride the Valley, wants people to think differently about how to move from place to place. “We want to see people out and active more,” Lowry said. She said walking is beneficial for physical and mental health and also provides an opportunity to explore an area and interact with businesses that people otherwise might drive by. Walk and Ride the ...

Practice makes perfect

HUBBARD — The call came in for chemicals leaking from a trailer, causing a group of concertgoes at Hubbard’s Harding Park amphitheater to develop stinging eyes, stinging noses and trouble breathing — except there was no concert in the park at 8 a.m. Saturday, or an actual chemical spill. All the “victims” of the mock emergency were nursing students from Youngstown State University and Kent State ...

Walk and Ride encourages Valley people to reap benefits of walking

YOUNGSTOWN -- Sarah Lowry, an organizer of Walk and Ride the Valley, wants people to think differently about how to move from place to place. "We want to see people out and active more," Lowry said. She said walking is beneficial for physical and mental health and also provides an opportunity to explore an area and interact with businesses that people otherwise might drive by. Walk and Ride the Valley ...

Area leaders lament many restrictions of Rescue funds

YOUNGSTOWN — A Tuesday panel discussion of the some $250 million in American Rescue Plan funding coming into the Mahoning Valley turned toward how the money can or cannot be used. “A lot of the CARES Act money came to communities without a lot of strings attached. This is a lot different. Every string is attached,” said Terrence Slaybaugh, vice president of infrastructure and sites with JobsOhio, ...

Vienna praises first responders

VIENNA — Fire Chief Richard Brannon said Sept. 11 is an emotional day for him. “I’m a small rural fire chief. We have 3,900, 4,000 people in our township. I can’t even imagine losing one of my firefighters, let alone the fire commissioner of New York losing 343,” Brannon said. During a Saturday morning memorial service, the Vienna Fire Department honored those who were lost in the 9/11 attacks, ...