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VACCINES THIS WEEK: Vaccines began being distributed to older Ohioans this week, starting with those 80 and older. Each week after that, the minimum age for vaccinations will drop five years until all Ohioans over age 65 have access. A vaccine provider search will be available at ...

Support for family appreciated

By Lovina Eicher Another week has gone by. We have a big beef carcass hanging in our pole barn needing to be cut up and packaged for our freezer. We raised it, so it was a project we knew we would need to get done during these cold months. Our minds are far from our work, but life goes on. ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. VACCINES THIS WEEK: Vaccines will be distributed to older Ohioans, starting with those 80 and older. Each week after that, the minimum age for vaccinations will drop five years until all ...

Finches take flight southward

Since November, backyard birdwatchers have reported sightings of birds not usually seen at feeders in Ohio. These visitors are native to Canada and are on the move due to food shortages. This phenomenon is not all that unusual, but because multiple food sources are in short supply, all the ...

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Jazz alumni program features Lalama

YOUNGSTOWN — Jazz pianist and professor Dave Lalama will be featured in a Jazz Alumni Spotlight program presented online as part of the Youngstown State University Alumni Lecture Series. Lalama, a 1976 Dana School of Music graduate, is professor of music at Hofstra University and is a ...

CMA displays textiles

“Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panama” will be on display through Oct. 3 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. For the Guna women of Panama, the mola —a hand-sewn cotton blouse and a key component of traditional dress — is a powerful symbol of culture and identity. “Fashioning ...

Stank! sets out to raise a comedic stink

Those protectors of the forest, “Wood Patrol,” now are killing trees as part of a new print publication, Stank! magazine. “Wood Patrol,” the story of a raccoon and a possum who become defenders of the Mammalites in a future where animals have equal rights with humans, originally was ...

Society’s cookies, cocktails fundraiser presented online

Mahoning Valley Historical Society supporters will have to settle for virtual cookies in 2021. The ninth edition of its Cookie Table and Cocktails fundraiser will take place online through MVHS’s website and social media platforms. A weeklong basket raffle and silent auction will precede a ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital DELONG, Sarah and Adam, of Youngstown, a daughter, Jan. 19 KEATON, Heidi and Glenn, of Salem, a son, Jan. 19 MILADORE, Cherri and Michael, of Poland, a daughter, Jan. 19 TRIMACCO, Virginia and Paul, of Campbell, a son, Jan. 19.

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CONNER, Sara, of Mineral Ridge, a son Jan. 18 GAUDET, Kelcey and Dylan, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 18 WILLIAMS, Shelby and Tyler, of Hubbard, a son Jan. 18

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital RILEY, Brittany and Josh, of New Castle, Pa., a daughter Jan. 17 SWETKO, Krystan and David Butcher, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 17

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital DUESENBERRY, Miranda and Marc, of Warren, a daughter Jan. 16 JACKSON, Aaliyah and Brian Jackson, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 16

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Scouring the planet for a lick of common sense

I don’t suppose you’ve noticed, but the world’s gone crazy. I suspect that’s because we’ve misplaced our common sense and can’t find it anywhere. We’ve checked under the rug, behind the dresser, in the couch cushions, even on the floor of the car, and there isn’t a scrap of ...

Standing at edge of crankiness

It’s not your imagination. People really are angrier these days. Why are we so downright crabby? For starters, politics, the pandemic and persnickety people. Possibly parsnips too, but no one’s tried to feed me any of those things lately. Parsnips make me cranky. Just about anything is ...

Quoth the dreary year of 2020: ‘Nevermore’

It’s the most listful time of the year. By that I mean we are pummeled by plenty of lists popping up everywhere reviewing the year that was 2020. Top songs of the year, top stories of the year, movies of the year, books of the year, events of the year, famous people departing in the year... ...

Coconut has largest house mammal as pet

We have a cat. Rather, my wife has a pet. The cat has me. Last night, I sat in my easy chair watching wildlife on Animal Planet when our all-white barely-more-than-a-kitten named Coconut issued an order. “Ah, listen to her cute little meow,” Terry said. There was nothing cute or little ...

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2020 continues to keep us in its clutches

Well, we’re two weeks deep. Whatcha thinking? Yeah, me, too. Meh. For all intents and purposes, as they say. Oh and hey, BT dubs, why do they say that? I mean, if you’ve got to preface a statement with “For all intents and purposes,” are you just assuming a certain level of distrust ...

Blood sucker doesn’t make MTHFR any fun

Quick shout out to the demon with the yellow eyes, venomous fangs and forked tongue moonlighting as a phlebotomist at my local lab. BT dubs, you may want to invest in a more appropriate disguise, er, I mean uniform? I’m thinking a smile and some scrubs might play a little better with the ...

Don’t let January take away the holiday joy

Well, that’s it. It’s all over, done. Terminado. Kaput. Finito. Sigh. You know how, toward the end of “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie laments how the Bumpus Hounds robbed the Parkers not only of Christmas dinner but also so much more after they burst into the kitchen and devoured — or ...

If 2020 was a house, it would be condemned

Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah, hey HEYYYYYY, GOODBYE! I challenge you to find a single Homo sapien living on this big round ball who isn’t over the flipping moon that this year is ending. Show of hands? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Zippo. It would be so easy to 2020 all over the ...