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VACCINES THIS WEEK: Vaccines began being distributed to older Ohioans this week, starting with those 80 and older. Each week after that, the minimum age for vaccinations will drop five years until all Ohioans over age 65 have access. A vaccine provider search will be available at ...

Support for family appreciated

By Lovina Eicher Another week has gone by. We have a big beef carcass hanging in our pole barn needing to be cut up and packaged for our freezer. We raised it, so it was a project we knew we would need to get done during these cold months. Our minds are far from our work, but life goes on. ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. VACCINES THIS WEEK: Vaccines will be distributed to older Ohioans, starting with those 80 and older. Each week after that, the minimum age for vaccinations will drop five years until all ...

Finches take flight southward

Since November, backyard birdwatchers have reported sightings of birds not usually seen at feeders in Ohio. These visitors are native to Canada and are on the move due to food shortages. This phenomenon is not all that unusual, but because multiple food sources are in short supply, all the ...

Planting symbolized pandemic life

After the holidays pass, my colorful seed catalogues arrive just in time to help combat winter blues. I have a yearly tradition of finding a novel plant to grow. Last year, I chose Job’s Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi), not knowing how timely and symbolic this plant would come to be in the wake ...

Test soil before digging into blueberries

Q: We are planning to plant blueberries this year. We’re not berry people, mostly vegetables. Any tips? — Bob from Poland A: Yummy, fresh berries are a real treat! I’m glad you are preplanning, as blueberries are much different than brambles (raspberries, blackberries, etc). ...

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 ...

Senior news

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio (formerly Area Agency on Aging 11) is looking for volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for those living in long-term care facilities. Ombudsman help ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive ...

Medical concerns mount for Eicher family

A brand new year is before us. What does it hold for us? It is so good we don’t know our future. Saturday, we decided to wash our laundry and also daughter Susan’s. We have a heated basement with lines in it, so it’s nice to dry clothes in these cold winter months. We weren’t ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. ALZHEIMER WEBINAR SERIES: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter’s free webinar series on caregiver resources and wellness, has three sessions remaining. The ...