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Preparing wedding food, seeking prayer requests

It is 4:45 a.m. and my husband, Joe, just left for work. Sons Benjamin and Joseph left before that. On Thursday, I had to help with the wedding food prep at the home of neighbors Joas and Susan, for the wedding on Friday of their daughter Carol. Sisters Verena, Emma and I went together. My ...

Cordless tools save you time and work

Most gardening tools are cordless. Rakes, shovels and hoes never have had cords. However, since the advent of lithium-ion batteries, there are new types of cordless tools available. Everything from chainsaws to lawn mowers and string trimmers for lawn maintenance help to make those tasks ...

Preserve garden harvests with drying methods

Food, by its nature, begins to spoil as soon as it is harvested. Our early ancestors dried herbs and produce in the sun. Drying was simple, and preserving food was essential for survival. Today, drying is still essential for a healthy and diverse diet. Thanks to modern methods, drying is ...

Tips to prevent bagworm infestation

Q: I had those bagworms that hang at the end of the branches last year. Is there anything I can do to prevent them this year? A: This is the PERFECT time to ask about the dreaded bagworm. The little black crawlers that make the pine cone-like bags on evergreen trees and shrubs and feed on ...

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Mystery author featured for library’s online event

The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will host a free live online presentation with mystery author Abby L. Vandiver 2 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. Vandiver, also writing as Abby Collette, has penned more than 20 books and short stories featuring mystery, intrigue and humor. She is the author ...

Stage Left offers theater summer camp for kids

LISBON — Stage Left Youth Players’ “Kidz on Broadway” summer camp returns in July. The camp, now in its 20th year, is designed for children who have just completed grades K-8 who love music, dancing and acting. Camp participants will develop performance and design skills through a ...

Hopewell announces auditions for new shows

YOUNGSTOWN — Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for an upcoming production of “20th Century Blues” at Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave. Pat Foltz will direct Susan Miller’s play about four women who meet once per year for a ritual photo shoot, chronicling their ...

Nielsen Trust show moves to Robins Theatre

Friday’s concert featuring The Nielsen Trust and Nick Perri & the Underground Thieves has been moved to the Robins Theatre, 160 E. Market St., Warren. The show originally was scheduled at the Warren Community Amphitheatre. Tickets purchased for that location will be honored at the ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CONROY, Sarah and Michael, of Niles, a son June 14 HARRISON, Ashley and William, of Salem, a son June 14 ONG, Trang, of Canfield, a son June 14 PHIFER, Olymphia and Orlando Soto, of Youngstown, a son June 14 SZALAY, Danica and Michael, of Youngstown, a ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BRANTLEY, Quinyonte and Thomas Ringold, of Warren, a daughter June 12 BRESSLER, Sierra and Levar Allen, of Warren, a son June 7 FREEMAN, Kha’Lesha and Lamont Lewis, of Warren, a daughter June 3 MEASE, Chyanne and Brian Jr., of Niles, a daughter June ...

Brick – Wilhelm engagement

Ms. Penny Brick of East Liverpool is announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Sunny Brick, to Eric Wilhelm, son of Dick and Connie Wilhelm of New Philadelphia and Ina Roberts of Dover. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Mark Brick. She is a 2002 ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BERRY, Ashley, and Brandon Perry, of Girard, a son June 11 DALLIES, Janine and Matthew, of Canfield, a daughter June 11 ELTRINGHAM, Page, and Francis Kephart, of Youngstown, a daughter June 11 ESTES, Olivia, and Gavin Clark, of Youngstown, a daughter June ...

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If you were an animal, would you have fleas?

If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be? That has to be one of the worst job interview questions ever, right up there with if you were a tree what kind of tree would you be? Listen, if you’re hiring a proboscis monkey to run the drill press or a maple sapling to drive a tow ...

As I told Elvis the other day, I remember it well

The scene is imprinted in my memory in full Kodachrome color. There I was, hoofing it at a pretty good pace on my daily 10-mile run, when suddenly out of the woods burst a... No, wait. That was somebody else. I know it wasn’t me because I haven’t run a roll of Kodachrome in years. Or ...

Youngstown schools chief, on way out, urges patience

YOUNGSTOWN — Outgoing Youngstown schools Superintendent Joseph Meranto is optimistic the current board of education and CEO Justin Jennings can work together and remove the district from control of a state academic distress commission. Meranto, however, warned the district needs stability in ...

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My unbiased opinion on conflicting communiques

I saw this Hyundai commercial the other day that challenges Americans (and probs all the other residents of the third rock where Hyundais are sold) to “Question Everything.” It’s a full minute of film, TV, music and sports celebrities driving in, lying next to, loading the back hatch of ...

Ditch silly talk for loaded baked potatoes

So I was chatting with my girlfriend the other day. And, for the sake of protecting the innocent (she, being my gal pal), I’ll refer to her as, um, Barbara Jean. As Barbara Jean and I engaged in one of our daily breakdown sessions, she happened to mention the off-putting exchange she ...

Cleanliness on campus next to — impossible

Well, it’s about time I came clean. I mean, as clean as possible under the circumstances. Oh, no, it’s got nothing to do with quarantine or lockdown or limited access to cleaning supplies or anything like that. I mean to say, that’s not the dirty little secret I’m keeping. What I am ...

Cinderella gets popular vote by a slipper

To mask or not to mask ... that is the question To be clear, it’s the question I’m sick of hearing, asking, wondering, contemplating, debating and basically just philosophizing over incessantly. Please understand, I continue to take this icky old pandemic thing seriously. Probably more ...