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McDonald family conquers coronavirus

Editor’s note: This is the second in a sporadic series of coronavirus survivor stories. McDONALD — “I could have been one of the statistics, one more death in Trumbull County,” novel coronavirus survivor Jim Mashburn said. For a while, the idea seemed appealing. “(I said) I’m ...

Twitter expands on conversation tools

After months of teasing changes to their conversation tools, Twitter officially announced major upgrades to how we control replies to our posts. This is good news for people who have been avoiding the microblogging platform because of its reputation for fostering online negativity. It’s ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. SCLERODERMA VIRTUAL WALK: The Youngstown Area Virtual Fun Walk for Scleroderma is accepting registration online at www.Boardman SDWalk.org, and the virtual walk is on through June 30, ...

Survivor stories: Cortland couple overcomes nearly fatal COVID-19 case

CORTLAND — Michael Klemm feared that he would die. Every shallow breath hurt. “Twenty-four hours a day it felt like someone was beating us with a bat. Everything down to our toenails and fingernails hurt,” Klemm, 41, of Cortland, said. As much as he struggled to breathe, wife Razel’s ...

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Community Foundation offers grants for arts groups in the Valley

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced this week a new Arts and Culture Challenge Grants program. It is intended to support the limited capacity of smaller arts and culture organizations, and eligible applicants must have an operating budget of $250,000 or less. Those ...

East 9th covers other local acts for web concert

The members of East 9th can’t play shows with other area bands right now, so they’ll settle for playing area bands’ songs. Lead singer and guitar player Ryan Racketa and bassist Jarrett Walters will livestream a concert at 8 p.m. Friday on the band’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and ...

Warren native helped Devo get record deal

In addition to his contributions to film and television as founder and president of Modern Props Inc., John Zabrucky has another claim to fame in pop culture — he helped Devo get a record deal. The Warren native has been best friends with Gerry Casale of Devo since 1966, when both were ...

Carnegie Museum of Art features video collection online for the first time

For the first time in its history, Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art launched a new, online exhibition series dedicated to the museum’s film and video collection. The program offers a new channel for local and global audiences to experience works previously only accessible in ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CRAMER, Haylee and Zachary, of Negley, a daughter May 22 DECOULON-HENDERSON, Victoria, of Youngstown, a son May 22 GRECO, Stephanie and Michael, of Boardman, a daughter May 22 MURPHY, Kalie and Patrick, of Youngstown, a son May 22 SANTANGELO, Jennifer ...

Sefcik 65th

John and Lillian Sefcik of Boardman celebrated their 65th anniversary on May 21, 2020. John Sefcik and the former Lillian Hodos were married on that day in 1955 at St. Matthias Church in Youngstown, where they are lifelong parishioners. Both graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and ...

Schiavone – Perry

Maribeth Anne Schiavone and Michael Wade Perry were united in marriage at a Sept. 27, 2019, wedding ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church, Chippewa, Pa. The Rev. John F. Naugle officiated. A reception was held following the ceremony at The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake, Darlington, ...

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital ASPINWALL, Lisa and Brent, of Warren, a daughter May 19 PIERCE, Olivia and Garrett, of Bristolville, a daughter May 20 RABEL, Amanda and Gary Brown, of Leavittsburg, a son May 20 SQUIRES III, Kelsey and Clifford, of Youngstown, a daughter May 20

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What to write when there’s nothing left to write about

I rocked my easy chair up a smidge so that I could brush Pop-Tart crumbs off my belly. I didn’t want the strawberry filling to stain my favorite T-shirt, the one that proclaims: “Please don’t interrupt me while I’m ignoring you.” I cued another hand of spider solitaire on the laptop ...

Let the great philosophers of the ages help us through this

I’m fed up to the tippy-top of my mask (which I don’t wear because, you know, no place to go) with people ranting dire directions and worrisome warnings at me. I need wisdom — mixed thoroughly with wit and whimsy. I need insights from the great philosophers of the ages, such as Groucho ...

Trub the Lethargic wades in shallow pondering pools

Great people contemplate lofty concepts, complex equations and thoughtful immensities. Me, I ponder why I’m stuck with such an embarrassing dragon name. Scrolling through the social media posts a couple days ago when I should have been working, I happened upon these instructions: “Your ...

Pig pushes pandemic to pandemonium

In England, a pig pooped out a pedometer, which plunged four pens into flames. In North Wales, a gang of goats roams a seaside town. Peacocks parade along streets in Spain while pigeons promenade along the streets in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mobs of monkeys have scampered into homes and even ...

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Scrumptious pandemic pancakes pack on pounds

Memorial Day weekend 2020. Hmm. On one hand, I think the fact that we’re all supposed to continue stay home, social distance from one another and observe all the other safe health practices that will help us crush that crummy curve offers one distinct benefit to this year’s ...

Look on the bright side at the pandemic pluses

Well, it’s been two months. Like two, full flipping months. How ya hangin’ in there, my peeps? Yeah, me, too. Blech. #OverIt I know there’s lots to be scared about out there in the big old pandemic world these days. Sick as we are of being in the casa, the thought of leaving it? ...

This old girl’s still learning, thanks to mom

It’s Sunday. At least, I think it is. It’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between the earthly axis rotations right now, am I right? In fact, for those of us in NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania, it’s pretty much still the dead of winter. Come on, already, Mother Nature; I’m ...

Leave Han Solo — ahem, Harrison Ford — alone

Well, it’s been another week of wacky here on planet Earth. California beaches were opened for 47 seconds before rule-breakers cramming the sands — and each other at a social distance of about .5 mm — ruined it for everyone. Nimrods. Continuing controversy and drama surrounding the ...