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Health notes

FLU SHOT CLINIC: Mahoning County Public Health will hold flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the county. Bring insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed. Most private insurances are accepted. The 2021 clinic ...

‘Mommy, are you coming home?’

Editor’s note: Local breast cancer survivors will tell their stories on The Vindicator Health page every Tuesday in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. AUSTINTOWN — One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with breast cancer for Cindy Kramer was how to reassure her ...

Time to control your weeds before winter

This late in the season, many of us are growing as tired as many of our plants. But it is a very important time to think about what weeds will wreak havoc on your garden and landscape next spring. Take notice of the tiny green seedlings popping up in the landscape. These little seedlings are ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. Contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. Plant and pest clinic hours are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays. Call or stop by between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ...

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YSU Theatre creates riveting ‘Revolutionists’

YOUNGSTOWN — According to an old saying, “History is written by the victors.” Considering women didn’t even have the right to vote in the U.S. until 1920 (and 24 years after that in France), it might be more accurate to say history is written by the victorious men. Lauren ...

Sunday dance marks Penn-Ohio Polka Pals 50th birthday

GIRARD — The Penn-Ohio Polka Pals will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dance Sunday at Avon Oaks Ballroom. Nine bands will perform between 2 and 7 p.m.: Tony Zupanchick & Friends, Julie Tadaj, Jack Tady, Del Sinchak, The Zolkas, Ron Pivovar, Anthony Culkar, Ray Kovac and a ...

Trick or Treat 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: For questions, or to add community trick or treat listings, call the newspaper newsroom at 330-841-1738, fax it to 330-841-1717 or email society@tribtoday.com. Mahoning County Oct. 31 Austintown 5:30-7:30 p.m. Beaver Township 5-7 p.m. Beloit 5-7 p.m. Boardman ...

Top Hat slips on ‘Kinky Boots’

The musical “Kinky Boots” may seem like an odd choice for a theater company that got its start 30 years ago presenting a Passion Play for a church’s Easter celebration. Brian Palumbo of Top Hat Productions doesn’t see it that way. Dismissing the show as “a drag queen musical” ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital HALL, Annalyse, and Anthony Paonessa, of Niles, a daughter Oct. 1. CHARLTON, Cassandra and Richard, of Niles, a son Oct. 1. CALDWELL, Stephanie and Dalton, of Warren, a son Oct. 1. PERKINS-HIRZ, Jasmine, and Ryan Johnson, of Youngstown, a son Oct. ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital COLBRUNN, Charlotte and Bradley Buchlmayer, of Lisbon a son Sept. 30 DICKINSON, Abbigail and Matthew, of Youngstown, a daughter, Sept. 29 FRASCO, Justina and Andrew, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 30 HIGHT, Lauren and Jermaine Jones, of Youngstown, a daughter ...

Buydos 50th anniversary

Thomas and Florence Buydos of Coitsville celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 19, 2022. Thomas and the former Florence Hetrick were married Aug. 19, 1972, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard. The ceremony was officiated by Francis Zappitelli. Flo worked as an accounts receivable clerk ...

Hazel 50th anniversary

Bill and Karen Hazel of Salem celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Bill and the former Karen McIntyre were married Sept. 30, 1972, at First Baptist Church in Salem. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. George. The couple have two children, Scott (Tina) ...

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Mow the hay in the mow and give a read to words read in different ways

Cousin Ollie snugged another bale of hay into place. Our pirate ship of timothy and clover was almost complete. "We should call these Hayos," he said. "You know, like Legos, only bigger." "I don't think it'll catch on," I said. "Sure it will," he said. "Hay bales are Legos for farm kids. ...

Granddad leafs through his raked-up pile of autumn jokes

Hey, quick, tell me, if money actually grew on trees, what would everyon’e favorite season be? Fall, of course! Oh, what do you get when your drop a pumpkin? Yep, squash. You heard what happened when the turkey got into a fight, right? He got the stuffing knocked out of him. As of 9:04 ...

Eight ball, and the car keys, in the corner pocket

“Aren’t those the same pants you wore yesterday?” “Of course,” I said. “The pockets were already loaded.” His eyebrows arched. “With what?” “Keys, pens, cards, coins, memory stick, phone — everything in its pocketed place and ready to go.” I don’t need trendy ...

Is this real life? Is this (budget) just fantasy?

I rechecked the numbers, praying for a glorious mistake. Nope. The math was correct. “We’ve got to stop indulging our whims and fancies,” I said. “We can’t afford it.” “I’ve laid in a good supply of fancies in the root cellar. That should hold us for a while,” Terry said. ...

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Some phrases are totally and literally not true

While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column originally published Nov. 9, 2003: Have you ever noticed how many things we say in everyday conversation that we truly do not mean? I was thinking about that after I received a telephone call meant for someone else. ...

Getting to the root of the root canal procedure

While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column originally published Aug. 24, 2003: I don’t know if you realize it, but rarely when the word “root” is included in a sentence or phrase is it in any way associated with something positive. Think about it. “The ...

What’s hair today may be gone tomorrow

While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column originally published Oct. 2, 2005: I saw a commercial today that really scared me. It was an ad for Troll dolls. Remember Troll dolls? They’re the questionable-looking little figurines with the wild and wooly hair ...

Looking back at the September 11 attacks

Editor’s note: While Patty Kimerer is on leave, we present this Classic Kimerer column first published Sept. 16, 2001, five days after terrorists hijacked aircraft to attack America. Reflections on Sept. 11, 2001: One mother’s story I will never forget the day. It was April 19, 1995, and ...