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Selecting plants for shade

Bill and I bought a new house. After sitting in the yard and watching the sun for a whole day, I decided where and what to plant. The front has mature oaks, lots of shade and a wall built up of stones with a path to the front door. What a perfect location for my new shade garden! Planning ...

Pseudoscorpion is a beneficial garden predator

Q: I occasionally see tiny insects in my bathroom that have a set of pincers on the front of their body. These “miniature crabs” usually make their appearance in summer. I never see more than one or two at a time, so I doubt I need to be concerned, but I am curious and would like to know ...

Valley Grows Calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. Operating Hours: Curbside Service for soil samples, plant and insect ...

Tips for getting the best video conference

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re neck deep in video conferences. Conducting meetings with nothing more than platforms like Zoom or WebEx seemed like a foreign concept just six months ago. Now it’s a necessity. “We got good at this fast,” I said to a colleague last week, referencing ...

Family spreads out but together celebrates milestone

It’s Wednesday morning and the humidity has gone, leaving us with a much cooler morning. We had a light shower this morning, which we needed. Our hay was out last night, and hopefully the rain didn’t affect it too much. It seems quiet around here this morning with Mose, Susan, Jennifer and ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. OSTOMY SUPPORT RESUMES: Salem Regional Medical Center’s Ostomy Support Group will resume meetings Monday for area residents who have an ostomy or are preparing for ostomy placement. The ...

Instagram introduces online donation platform

Instagram just made it easier to start your own personal fundraising campaign. If you’re the philanthropic type with a cause or passion project, or if you’re just raising money for personal needs, Instagram’s platform is the newest entry into the world of social media fundraising. ...

Senior news

enior news FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older: Mahoning and northern Columbiana ä Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, or Jewish Family Services, ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. DOC TO RECEIVE ASTRO DESIGNATION: William F. Demas, M.D., FACR, a radiation oncologist at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center, has been selected to ...

Get a big splash of color

I like perennials that are common and prefer plants that are native. I really like to find a not so popular and not often seen plant, and make it flourish in my garden. If it is not invasive, I’m interested. I love bright bold colors that are likely to attract pollinators. I also love ...