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Lifestyles

Working from home is not a new concept

Like many of us, Twitter employees are working from home during COVID-19. So it wasn’t surprising to read that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees that they could continue to work from home. What was surprising, however, was that Dorsey told his employees they could work from home ...

Senior news

SENIORS CANCEL MEETING: Holy Family Seniors Group in Poland has canceled its May, June, July and August meetings due to the current COVID-19 situation. The group’s leadership is hoping to be able to resume meeting safely in September. RETIRED TEACHERS CANCEL: Mahoning Retired Teachers ...

ER visits decrease

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Mahoning Valley in March, Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren reports a 50 percent drop in chest pain patients and a third fewer ambulance runs to the emergency department. It’s a statistic mirrored throughout the Mahoning Valley and across the ...

Put a more positive spin on negativity

Social media platforms are reporting an increase in daily active users over the last few weeks. As the pandemic and stay-at-home orders linger, it’s easy to understand why. We want immediate information about this new world we’re living in almost as much as we crave connections with our ...

Senior news

DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. Each county has at least one contracted provider that will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This ...

Sunny spring walks

We are in week number six of the coronavirus lockdown here in Michigan, a time in our life that will never be forgotten. The fact that we are having a few days of rainy weather doesn’t do much to improve the mood. But oh, how much more we appreciate those nice sunny days! We cannot control ...

Pandemic opportunity for pop culture lessons

“Time to make the doughnuts.” I said this while my children sat in the living room eating Froot Loops and watching cartoons. “Wait, you’re making doughnuts?” Ozzie asked as he sat down his cereal bowl. “How do you do that? Can I help?” What he obviously didn’t know is that I ...

Senior news

DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronovirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. Each county has at least one contracted provider who will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This ...

If at first you don’t succeed, try again

Another week has passed and not much has changed around here. We did have the temperature go down in the 20s one night. My husband, Joe, didn’t expect it to get that cold and had his plants in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, it is too late for some of his plants. It was so disappointing for ...

Growing your own food

A sudden resurgence in vegetable gardening has left seeds in short supply. But once you get them, digging in the dirt provides both stress relief from being cooped up at home and an answer to concerns that the coronavirus outbreak will cause a food shortage, area growing experts said. “Even ...