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SENIORS TO MEET: Lowellville Senior Citizens will meet noon June 3 at Gianna’s Catering. Guest speaker will be Rich Morgan. Reservations for $8 lunch must be made by Sunday. Call Paula at 330-718-2856. Illnesses should be reported to Sunshine Chairwoman Martha at 330-360-8030. RETIRED ...

They want a gift card for a new car?

Editor’s note: This monthly series highlights scams that target the senior community. Dr. Dave Long of Poland, a Youngstown State University graduate, is a retired public affairs officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection who later worked as an Elder Scam Prevention Outreach specialist ...

Celebrating daughter’s 18th birthday with luscious meal

Today — May 18 — is daughter Lovina’s 18th birthday. Lovina was born soon after we moved to Michigan. It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years. She has grown into a lovely young lady with a great sense of humor. Her special friend Daniel is an important part of her life, and she has ...

Health notes

MENTAL HEALTH IS VITAL: With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health is Vital, a multifaceted public awareness campaign organized by Alta Care Group, is seeking input from local mental health providers in the development of an online community resource. Mental Health is Vital ...

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Packard Band honors fallen vets at concert

WARREN — Several guests will help the W.D. Packard Concert Band commemorate Memorial Day at its next concert. Sunday’s performance, conducted by Stephen L. Gage, will feature the Lawrence County Brass, vocalists Doug Thomas and Miranda Russell and Sydnie Schoening and Bradley J. Holko, ...

Heading West with ‘Liberty Valance’ at Hopewell Theatre

YOUNGSTOWN — Hopewell Theatre rides into unfamiliar territory with “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” Westerns have been a popular movie genre since the art form was born, and it’s enjoying a resurgence on television with “Yellowstone” and its offshoots, but there are far fewer ...

Simply Slavic fest seeks bakers

The Simply Slavic festival is seeking bakers for its Annual Slavic Baking Competition on June 11. Amateur bakers are encouraged to show their skills by putting their favorite ethnic baked goods and recipes in front of local Slavic celebrity judges. Entries will be judged in three categories ...

TAG announces summer classes

WARREN — Trumbull Art Gallery will offer 15 classes this summer. The educational lineup in June features Make It and Take It Stained Glass, Make and Take Ukrainian Stained Glass Fundraiser, Open Clay Studio, Print Making for Beginners, Intro to Ink Drawing and More Watercolors. July’s ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BAILEY, Brittney, of Mineral Ridge, a son May 26 DESSECKER, Brittany and Brandon, of Canfield, a son May 26 DiPROSPERIS, Cherice and Shane Kale, of Youngstown, a daughter May 26 WILLIS, Sara and Cody, of Youngstown, a daughter May 26 ZALOVCIK, Lisa and ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BAGNOLI BROWN, Gia and Daniel, of Canfield, a son May 25 BUZIN, Amber and Nicholas, of Masury, a daughter May 25 DAFF, Taylor and Kevin Holden, of Youngstown, a daughter May 25 GRIFFITH, Jennifer and Clyde, of Hanoverton, a son May 25 JACKSON, Sara and ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CROWE, Diane and Timothy, of Poland, a daughter May 24 GAIDA, Krista and Devin Santangelo, of Youngstown, a daughter May 24 GLENELLEN, Jenna and James, of Youngstown, a son May 24 KOVAL, Alyssa and Shawn Klinker, of Warren, a daughter May 24 MITCHLEY, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BASH, Kayla, and Kevin Love, of Youngstown, a daughter May 23 DAWSON, Heather and Andrew, of Edinburg, Pa., a daughter May 23 DUGAN-McCRAY, Taylor and Michael McCray, of Youngstown, a son May 23 KAY, Sarah and Robert, of Girard, a son May 23 McGAHAGAN, ...

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Sleeping like a baby — fussy, fidgety and floppy

Terry downed her night meds, fussed with the blankets and swapped out pillows. I rolled onto my other side, an effort that involved more oofing, groaning and wriggling than used to happen during an entire backyard football game. Soon, we’d be sleeping like babies — which is to say, ...

I’m in need of motivation to find my lost motivation

My office walls are bare. I’m searching for a life philosophy that I can hang as a motivational poster — minus the motivation. I don’t want to be nagged into actually accomplishing something. After studying the wisdom of the great philosophers, I’ve narrowed it down to these: ...

Young’uns don’t have a clue about music: Eagles rock

At first, it was a joy to watch those “First Time Hearing” videos in which hosts listen to decades-old pop music. It warmed my heart to see young adults blown away by how good the music from my generation sounds. But the more I binge-watched the YouTube videos, the more depression rolled ...

Snipes, cow tipping and cousin Ollie combine for crazy danger

We’d only been up the tree for 20 minutes that spring day decades ago, but with the bull snorting beneath us, it already felt like 20 hours. “When do you think he’ll get bored and go away?” I asked cousin Ollie, who lounged on the next limb over. Ollie studied the monstrous creature ...

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Some stars’ light doesn’t shine bright in person

Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrity, musician, actor or otherwise famous person would be like if you met them face to face? I recently read a story that included a ton of comments from regular old Joes and Josephines like you and me. Its focus was on their encounters with ...

Senior news

SENIORS TO MEET: Lowellville Senior Citizens will meet noon June 3 at Gianna’s Catering. Guest speaker will be Rich Morgan. Reservations for $8 lunch must be made by May 29. Call Paula at 330-718-2856. Illnesses should be reported to Martha, sunshine chairwoman, Martha at ...

Don’t blink or your baby will be all grown up

I still remember the day. Seems like it was just a few years back. It was a gorgeous, sunny late summer morning that felt more like July than September — which was NOT the reason I was sweating, by the by. Sigh. It was the day I officially dropped Kyle off at pre-school for the first ...

From Mama Bombeck, Happy Mother’s Day

When I was in the fourth grade, I think it was, at Saint Matthias Catholic School in Youngstown, I was over-the-moon excited to be chosen as one of my class representatives in the school’s annual speech contest. Every year, a certain number of students were selected to write an essay / ...