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PERI LUNCHES RESUME: After a one-year hiatus of suspended meetings due to the coronavirus, the Mahoning County Chapter 18 of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will reconvene noon Aug. 10 at the Avion Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The cost for lunch is $15. There will be a ...

Oldest son’s birthday delivers happy memories

July 14 — today, as I write this, our oldest son and fourth child turned 22 years old. How the years fly by. Happy birthday, Benjamin! I had Benjamin at home with Joe’s aunt as my midwife. Benjamin weighed only 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was doing pretty well until he was 2 weeks old. He ...

Valley Grows calendar of events

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahobning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Urban Farm and Garden Tour: ...

Don’t let herbicides, insecticides cross paths

Q: I sprayed my lawn for weeds, and now my vegetables don’t look so good. Could the weed killer somehow have gotten onto my vegetables even though I didn’t spray in the garden? — Ayan from Youngstown A: Yes, there are ways that lawn spray (herbicide) can get on your vegetables even ...

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WonderStruck prepares for debut at LCC

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • WonderStruck music festival, put on by the folks responsible for LaureLive, makes its debut this weekend at Lakeland Community College. Festival organizer The Elevation Group announced one lineup change this week. Noah Cyrus dropped ...

No longer ‘Forbidden,’ Rust Belt returns

Rust Belt Theater Company returns Friday to live performances with an old favorite. The musical revue “Forbidden Youngstown” will be staged for five shows over three weekends at the Calvin Center. “The audience is familiar with it, and I knew a lot of the performers would want to ...

Shakespeare workshops offered

Youngstown Playhouse will offer “Shake It Off: It’s Shakespeare,” workshops in August for middle school and high school students. AnnMarie Lowerre will lead an accessible exploration of Shakespeare and his creative mind that mixes contemporary ideas and classic thoughts to increase ...

Family Night planned at Wick

Mill Creek MetroParks will have a family night Wednesday at Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown. Starting at 5 p.m., families can purchase a pass for unlimited golf on the Par-3 and unlimited swings in the batting cages. Free activities include tennis, volleyball, Dek Hockey, ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BODO, Sheri and Kyle Gray, of Hubbard, a daughter July 22 DEKATCH, Tara and James Zembower, of Youngstown, a son July 22 FULARZ, Stephanie and Ronald, of Warren, a son July 22 HAMES, Rebecca and Ian, of Berlin Center, a son July 22 SMITH, Rachael and ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CARBONE, Carley and Jonathan, of Canfield, a daughter July 21 IRBY, Sherika, of Youngstown, a son July 21 JACKSON, Calisa and Jaquiz Brown, of Youngstown, a son July 21 NEUMANN, Mallory and Daniel, of Canfield, a son July 21

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ALBREZAT, Jennifer and Qader, of Youngstown, a daughter July 18 CLIPSE, Jennifer and Matthew, of Youngstown, a son July 20 DUGAN, Jenna and Bill, of Girard, a son July 20 FORD, Shannon and Corey Grove, of Warren, a son July 18 HELSEN, Katherine and Ray, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CARTER, Destiny, of Youngstown, a daughter July 19 DIMOS, Jennifer and George, of McDonald, a daughter July 19 FERGUSON, Brittany, of Youngstown, a son July 19 PARISE, Jamie and Christopher, of Niles, a daughter July 19 PETERSON, Katie and Andrew, of ...

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Nothing succeeds like failure — and power naps

My life didn’t end when I failed. It just felt like it. There are only so many times a person gets knocked down before he says, “While I’m lying here, I might as well take a nap. I’ll get back up and try again later. Maybe. We’ll see.” I grew up in an era when failure “built ...

World’s most dangerous question: Are you busy?

Perhaps the world’s most treacherous question is, “Are you busy?” Danger, Will Robinson! You’re about to be in trouble. Way back when I was a cub reporter and dinosaurs roamed the earth, my editor caught me leafing through that day’s edition of the stone tablets. He tugged on his ...

Why aren’t brownies, potato salad superfoods?

Why isn’t potato salad a superfood? Or barbecued chicken wings? Or hot fudge brownie sundaes? They all sound super to me. My professional health care provider disagrees. Superfoods turn out to be weird substances like chia seeds, quinoa and kale that technically might not be food at ...

Old cars and aging drivers — we’re classics

Finally! I’m above average. Or at least my car is. The average age of vehicles on U.S. roadways is 12.1 years, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. I find that surprising. Not the age of the cars — but that there’s a Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Somebody has ...

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Remembering a sweet, quirky, funny runner

I can still remember it as if it happened this past Christmas. I know exactly where I was and what I was doing when I got the call from my niece / goddaughter / No. 1 girl-on-the-planet, Kelly Marie. “Aunt Patty, I need to tell you something…” her voice trailed off the phone for a ...

This columnist endured a week from cell

How was your week? Probably, like mine, a little wonky from the start, right? Let’s face it, whenever there’s a legal holiday that, in essence, causes Monday to become Sunday, the whole week is just off. You head back into the office feeling like it’s the day it should be, not the day ...

Let me tell you why America doesn’t stink

My fellow Americans: I’m not positive why I started things out that way this Independence Day. I guess it’s just that I’ve just always really, really wanted to say that, you know? Sounds so very presidential. Oh, I get it, I couldn’t be further from being an even remotely electable ...

I ain’t afraid of no birds … OK, fine, I am

I’m not afraid of them as a species, per say. I mean, some of them are quite remarkable. Elegant, glorious, beautiful — majestic, even. Then there are the other cretins. Sinister. Dirty. Creepy. Freaking scary to the core, yo. I mean, let’s be real. You can call them Aves as a ...