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After 350 Sundays, it’s time to cut connection

Today marks the end of a journey of sorts. It’s a journey we’ve been on together for 6 1/2 years. In 2014, I started writing for “The Vindicator” under the guidance of former editor-in-chief Todd Franko. He envisioned a weekly column that explored the connections we make with family ...

Trinity Lutheran in Niles turns 100

NILES — Trinity Lutheran Church in Niles has marked a special milestone of 100 years in the community. With the theme “100 Years of Caring,” the church recently was able to mark the 100 years of the church, which was established in 1920. Pastor David Conrad said 2020 was a ...

Diocese appoints Hynes as education consultant

YOUNGSTOWN —The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education has named Margaret “Margie” Hynes as the new consultant for religious education and library services effective this month. Hynes is currently the parish director of religious education for St. Rose Parish ...

Family grieves over death

This is one of the hardest columns I have ever had to write, so please bear with me. Our hearts are still heavy with pain as we mourn for our dear son-in-law Mose. Mose was a kind, respectful man and a loving husband of 4 1/2 years to our daughter Susan. He was a great father to our two ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, submit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. INSTITUTE EXPANDING SERVICES: Ohio Sports and Spine Institute is expanding to include pelvic floor rehabilitation at its offices in Boardman, Howland and East Liverpool. Paige Genova, ...

Tales from a writer who wants lettuce in winter

I love lettuce. However, I am never very successful growing it. As the trees have grown taller around my house, the few places I was able to grow it have disappeared and I have had to attempt to grow it in pots with little success. I decided in 2019 to stop trying. Last May when I bought ...

A trove of treasures nests in your backyard

It’s winter and there is a wealth of vacant real estate just waiting to be explored. Not the brick-and-mortar sort, but the twig, grass and plant fiber variety. Yes, I’m talking about bird nests, and the recent snow makes them easy to find. Look for that blob of white in the middle of a ...

Valley Grows Calendar of Events

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 ...

Spotify playlists are letters to my children

Unable to catch my breath, I laid with my back on the wood planks of our attic floor. I remember Elton John’s “Your Song” echoed in the background. Air slowly came back to my lungs. It felt like hours before I could breathe deeply again. It was June 2005 and I was about to embark on ...