I am writing this on the last day of March. Will April bring us nice days? We will accept what we get. My husband, Joe, planted peas and radishes in the garden, so we will wait and see if it grows garden goodies. It sounds so good.
We had our first meal of dandelion salad this spring. Yummy! ...
We have a new target date for our kids to return to school — May 1, 2020. We’re aware that might change. Everything is in flux.
All we know is that we know nothing about life beyond April. So to create some normalcy in our lives, we’re looking for things we can control.
“At least ...
Sarah Bolina and Thomas Mitch were united in marriage on May 4, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canfield.
A reception was held later at DeYor Performing Arts Center.
Parents of the bride are Mark and Cheryl Bolina of Canfield. The groom is the son of Raymond Mitch of Butler, and the ...
Sarella Gustovich and Sean Sekola were united in marriage during a wedding ceremony Feb. 22, 2020, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in McDonald. The Rev. Edward Brienz served as officiant.
A reception followed in the evening at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles.
The bride is the ...
America could use an escape right now and Jeff Schaffer is here to serve.
“I feel this is my lame version of civic duty, giving people a half hour here and there to just laugh,” Schaffer said Tuesday during a telephone interview.
The Howland native is a writer, director and executive ...
CANCELED / POSTPONED / RESCHEDULE SHOWS
• Luke Bryan announced Tuesday he is postponing the release of his next album, “Born Here Live Here Die Here,” until Aug. 7, and the accompanying tour will be delayed until July 10. The rescheduled dates does not include his performance at ...
The Youngstown State University Marching Pride, directed by Brandt Payne, will have online auditions for its 2020 Color Guard, Penguinettes and Feature Twirler.
For audition instructions and requirements, go to ysubands .org/marching_pride. Students should click on their respective area. A ...
Most of those who are close to me are healthy.
The ones who got it — or that we think got it because tests only are available to the near dead and the almost famous — had a mild case and have recovered or are recovering.
Many others can’t say the same and are grieving loved ...
St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
BUTLER, Latonya, of Youngstown, a son April 7
GIANCOLA, Kayla and Jacob Cantrell, of Girard, a son April 7
GIBBS, Lauren and Scott, of Warren, a daughter April 7
GOLDEN, Victoria and Ricardo, of Warren, a son April 7
LUDE, Alyssa and Adam Popio, of ...
St. Joseph Health Center
DAMRON, Allison, Warren, a daughter April 3.
THOMAS, Megan and Isaiah, Youngstown, a son April 3.
MercyHealth St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
SCHLATTER, Breenna and Joshua McBride, Niles, a son April 4.
FALATIC, Taylor and Adam, Warren, a son April 4.
Dr. John and Paula Jakubek of Poland are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joy Olivia Jakubek, to Ian Thomas Knepshield, son of David and Bethann Knepshield of Ford City, Pa.
The bride-elect, of Pittsburgh, is a magna cum laude graduate of Duquesne ...
We ran barefoot that summer day at my cousin Dale’s farm. We were explorers or pirates or spies — I forget which — on a secret mission through the cow pasture.
Why we were barefoot in a cow pasture, I don’t recall. Barefoot in a cow pasture is not the most intelligent choice a ...
I’ve never gotten around to installing the baseboards in the living room. I meant to do that shortly after moving in — 20 years ago or so.
You tend to notice subtle details like that working from home.
“More like glaring,” my wife, Terry, said. “When are you going to put those ...
Don’t bother busting out of quarantine — everything is shut down. All the toilet paper’s been hoarded, so I hope you found fast-food napkins stashed in your glove box.
Remember the relief when you knew you’d never again have to diagram a sentence or multiply fractions? Yeah, well, ...
“What’s that quote about distractions?” she asked. “Something about monsters and bugs.”
I picked up my smartphone — actually, I already was holding it; the thing seems to be stuck to my palm — and tapped the screen. “Life is a hailstorm of distractions. It’s not the monster ...
Well, the global Groundhog Day scenario continues, eh?
I feel you, friends.
And yep, there’s no denying it: Our current sitch here on the third rock is scaring the stuffings out of old PK.
So I feel the need to again remind everyone of the CDC COVID-19 Guidelines for ...
You know, now is when it finally pays off to be me.
Oh, I know, I’m a dork by all estimations and of fairly considerable percentage.
I don’t carry designer bags.
I buy formal dresswear exclusively from the clearance bin.
On the rare occasion you see nail polish on these man hands of ...
We’re not talking about it.
Okay, we technically are. But I’m not mentioning IT, specifically. Well, not by name, expressly. This week, anyway.
Not because I’m not taking it seriously. I am. Boy, am I.
It’s not because I’m not scared. I am. Man, am I.
It’s not that I don’t ...
You probably haven’t heard much about it yet in your area.
It’s a new thing, really. Just burst onto the scene about back in ... oh, late December, I believe.
Nah, I’m not referring to the whole deal with the super-jolly dude in red flying around on his big old sleigh with his cool ...