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Lovina and family enjoy another Christmas gathering

Jan. 24! First of all, happy birthday wishes to sister Liz, who turns 54 today, and also to daughter Susan, who shares the same birthday. She turns 27 today. It’s unbelievable that our secondborn is that old already. A lot has happened in her young life, but with God’s help, she was able ...

Health notes

HEART MONTH: During February, which is American Heart Month, the American Heart Association, the leading volunteer health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives for all, is urging at least one person in every household to commit to learning hands-only CPR. Cardiovascular ...

Things to do in February

1 — Program on Girard’s Ohio Leatherworks Company at Upton House, Warren, at 9:30 a.m. 1 — Music at Noon: Youngstown State University Musical Theatre students at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, at 12:15 p.m. 1 — Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Readers Series with Olney ...

Senior news

TAXAIDE OFFERS FREE PREPARATION: AARP TaxAide will provide free federal and state tax preparation this year for low- to moderate-income seniors and individuals. Taxpayer’s appointments are made in person only. The sites for this year are: •Tuesday and Thursday — Girard ...

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Robins books Dino Ranch Live

WARREN — The first Dino Ranch Live tour comes to the Robins Theatre on May 24. The family-friendly live production is based on the Disney Junior animated series and follows the adventures of the Cassidy family and junior ranchers Jon, Min and Miguel along with their dinosaurs Blitz, Clover ...

Guess Who will be at the Robins

The Guess Who will “Share the Land” with “American Woman” and man Friday at the Robins Theatre. The Canadian rock band’s roots go back more than 60 years, with several of its original members performing together as Chad Allan and the Reflections starting in 1962. The 1965 single ...

Reading features Olney writers

Olney Magazine will be the focus of the next First Wednesday Reader Series presented by Lit Youngstown. Editors Brandon Noel and Tony Wade as well as contributors to the publication will read from the work. The reading will be followed by an open mic co-hosted by Jim Jordan. The event ...

Lit Youngstown plans gala

Lit Youngstown will hold its first Just Desserts Winter Gala fundraiser 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume with the theme “Book Titles.” The evening include live music from the Andrew Karkosiak Trio, ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ANDERSON, Amanda and Derek, of Canfield, a daughter Jan. 29 St. Joseph Warren Hospital APPLEBERRY, Jessica, of Warren, a son Jan. 28 GRAMMATAS, Cortney, and WIlliam Ursu Jr., of Cortland, a son Jan. 28

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital COLLINS, Katarina and Cameron, of Canfield, a son Jan. 28 VARSO, Lindsay and Tyler Mayer, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 28 ZAYAS, Kelly and William, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 28

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital GABRELCIK, Amber, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 27 GERVASI, Danielle and Brandon, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 27 RONGHI, Danielle and Lance, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 27 St. Joseph Warren Hospital CHOVAN, Kayla and Jacob, of Cortland, a daughter Jan. ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital KINSEY, Jessica and Zachary Preston, of East Liverpool, a son Jan. 25 SMITH, Jone, of Youngstown, a daughter Jan. 25 STEIN, Rachel and Matthew, of Niles, a daughter Jan. 25 WATTS, Tishola Claytonia and Eli Ward, of Youngstown, a son Jan. 25

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I’m almost normal — which really drives me crazy

I am one degree off normal. Eighth-grade biology class taught me that normal body temperature for humans is 98.6 degrees. That’s 37 degrees in dog years, er, Celsius. But my cold-hearted body generally percolates at 97.4 degrees (or 36.33 1/3 rpms). Or even all the way up to 97.6 — one ...

May I buy a milkshake? Pretty please with Pop-Tarts on top

According to the fine folks at CouponBirds, $13,510 is the “financial fidelity” threshold for how much one partner can secretly spend before the other half squawks. I chewed on that information while swallowing the receipt for a large chocolate milkshake. I’d be in a heap of trouble if ...

I’m a kid again — can’t leave the table until I eat my beets

I’ve reached the age at which I no longer can eat whatever I want. It’s like being a kid again but without the bowl of Alpha-Bits and Saturday morning cartoons. I realized this as I gagged down a mess of beets. For my blood pressure. Followed by a pinch-my-nose glass of cranberry juice. ...

Pondering a mind full of ‘nesses’ in the New Year

“But why do I want my mind all full of — what’s it called — ness?” “Not ‘ness,’” the guru, losing his cool, snapped at me. “I said ‘mindfulness’! One word. It means being in the moment, acknowledging all your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. Calmly. CALMLY, ...

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Tripping over fine line between love and hate

I don’t love Donald Trump. Then again, I don’t hate Donald Trump. And, for the love of all that is holy, I certainly would never even entertain the thought of ANSWERING the question: “Did you vote for Donald Trump?” Even I’M not that simple. Sheesh! Take him or leave him, it ...

Nana-nana-nana-nana, I want NO bats, man

Have you ever had one of those days when your get-up-and-go is too pooped to even have got-up-and-went? Truth be told, that phrase has always driven me a little bonkers since the grammar itself also appears to have left the building, capisce? Words folks like yours truly don’t appreciate ...

PK neither sips nor paints without funny bone

After years and years of successfully avoiding it, I reluctantly jumped on a bandwagon that should have ridden noisily and with great fanfare into the sunset without me. Speaking of sunsets, mine turned out to look like the autumn sky — if it had suddenly turned a murky orange shade and ...

PK pounces on signs — and puns — of the times

I know I’ve mentioned it previously, but it may not be as easy as you think to come up with cute story ideas. In fact, some days, I’m just looking for a sign, capisce? Well, lo and behold, I stumbled upon a website called BoredPanda — and I actually physically could not prevent myself ...