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Marking wedding, birthday and travel

We are having nice weather, but temperatures are in the 40s and 50s in the morning, which makes the house feel chilly. We haven’t bought any coal yet, but I hope we can soon so as to get some heat in the house if this chilly weather continues. Last night we were at Mose and daughter ...

Running helps woman diagnosed twice

BOARDMAN — Call Patti Hall a rebel if you wish, but don’t expect any backlash from her. “Since I got married, I’d lived in Cleveland for a while. I began to run soon after,” she recalled. What is the connection between Hall’s desire to participate in a series of half-marathon ...

Wedding bells are ringing

It’s 4:45 a.m. as I sit by the kitchen table writing. The boys already left for work. Their bags are packed and ready for our departure to Kentucky at 1:30 p.m. They will work a half day, come home, shower and be ready to go. Our plans had to be adjusted somewhat because we were at the ...

Always be suspicious of social media news

According to a new study, Americans have serious trust issues. Whether it’s government or social media, it’s now customary to treat everything we read and hear with skepticism. We’re also increasingly pessimistic about the ability of social media to deliver credible news. There are ...

Cancer survivor says experience allowed her to help daughter

GIRARD — Chris Zifchak has lived half of her life as a breast cancer survivor, which she said allowed her to help her daughter, Jessica, when she struggled for four years with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a battle Jessica ultimately lost in 2009. “Sometimes you don’t realize how things are ...

Health notes

RECOVERY GROUP MEETS: Recovery, International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet 7 p.m. today, at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown. For meeting information, call 330-747-1176. OHIO LIVING SENIOR CENTER: Ohio Living, Home Health and Hospice ...

October calendar

1 — Theory of a Deadman and Spirit Animal at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 7:30 p.m. 2 — Music at Noon: Musical Theatre workshop at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, at 12:15 p.m. 2 — Disturbed and In This Moment at Wolstein Center, Cleveland, at 7 p.m. 2 — Phil ...

Facebook events don’t mean much

Promoters of a plan to raid Area 51 in Nevada must be scratching their heads today. Their plan was to get millions of people to show up at the military base, storm the gates, and uncover the truth about hidden alien technology. More than 2 million people checked the “going” box on the ...

Facebook post ‘like’ counts could vanish

We like when people “like” our posts on social media. For others, however, the “likes” their posts receive, or more specifically don’t receive, could lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Apparently, Facebook wants to help alleviate those feelings. In what appears to be a ...

Senior news

PERI MEMBERS MEET: Public Employee Retirees (P.E.R.I.), Chapter 18, will meet Oct. 1 at the Avion Banquet Center. Cost is $10 and reservations are due by Tuesday by calling Ceil Kidd at 330-533-2149, Helen Verdream at 330-629-8227 or Mary Grace Welsh at 330-743-8425. The guest speaker from ...