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Lifestyles

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 ...

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 Sunday. Call Paula at 330-718-2856. Illnesses should be reported to Sunshine Chairwoman Martha at 330-360-8030. RETIRED ...

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 ...

Avocado trees can grow in Ohio, but …

Q: We love avocados. Is there a way we can grow an avocado tree? Is there ever a chance we’ll get fruit? — Jeremy from Youngstown A: Yes, you can grow a tree. But you will probably never grow fruit. I have personal experience here, but I encourage you to grow a tree. It is a great ...

Meet the ‘good’ pachysandra

Are you another unfortunate gardener who has spreading pachysandra in your yard? I realize it has some redeeming qualities and some may love it. It is not my mission to offend in any way. My war is with the nonnative pachysandra terminalis, Japanese pachysandra. I know it’s green, grows ...