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Lifestyles

Trio of cancer

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of survivor stories to run on the Health page in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Examples of occurrences with nearly impossible odds include hitting the correct set of Mega Millions lottery numbers, winning an Olympic gold medal, being ...

Verena tells her story

Over the years I have written about my daughter Verena’s brain concussion and the almost seven years that she had post-concussion syndrome. I also wrote about our children who have limb girdle type 2 muscular dystrophy. Readers have asked why my daughters use mobility scooters. Here is ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. MAMMOVAN AT JCC: Mercy Health’s Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care mammovan will be at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The ...

Instagram not media of choice for news

Launched in October 2010, Instagram celebrates its 10th birthday this month. Like other popular platforms, Instagram grew up fast. One million users subscribed by December 2010, and within a year, Instagram celebrated 150 million image uploads, thanks to 10 million daily active users. It ...

One tough cookie

HUBBARD — Hubbard resident Debbie Fay already had been dealing with multiple sclerosis for years when she was diagnosed three years ago with breast cancer. “‘You’re a tough cookie!’ That’s what people said when they found out that I had cancer,” Fay said. “You see, they’ve ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. CARES AWARD TO SHERIFF: Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene is a 2020 Behavioral Health Authorities’ annual CARES winner. He was nominated by the Mahoning County Mental Health and ...

Beautiful bean climbs high, tastes great

Scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus) is grown as an annual in our Zone 5 location. This vigorous climber can be grown for its flowers, tender green pods or dried beans that resemble colorful limas. Scarlet runners grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in sun. I have mine growing on a ...

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 ...

Add some class with ornamental grass

Ornamental grasses are a very versatile part of landscapes today. They can be planted alone, in groups or as a part of a perennial or annual garden. The spectacular seed heads are a great attention-getter. Grasses are very carefree plants that make a beautiful addition to just about any ...

‘If your phone goes off, you’ll be asked to dance’

Around 2006, I created a cellphone policy for my students: “No cellphone use during class. No texting. No calls.” For the most part, students were respectful when it came to using their phones in class. Texting was kept to a minimum, and we were just on the cusp of smartphone adoptions, ...