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Lifestyles

Preparing for a wedding while mourning sister

This column will wrap up my writing for October already. Daughter Loretta and Dustin have been married a month on Monday. Where does the time go? Do we take enough time out of our busy lives to thank God for all the blessings we have? When our lives don’t go as we expect, it is so easy to ...

Back in the swim

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series of stories on local breast cancer survivors. BOARDMAN — Claire Jones, 70, is back enjoying her time in the pool at Creekside Health and Fitness Center. She loves swimming, but had to put it on hold as she battled cancer, not once, but twice. ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. LIGHT UP IN TEAL: More than 375 sites in all 50 states and around the world will “light up in teal” Thursday for Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of ...

Not all stinging insects are Asian hornets

Q: What is this giant bee? Is it the Asian Hornet that eats honey bees that I read about on the internet? — Tom from Boardman A: This insect is not the Asian Hornet. We have not found the Asian Hornet in our area. The only ones that have been found are in the Pacific Northwest and the ...

Katydid confidential

In the summers in Mississippi, there was an incredible night sound, along with many others, that meant “summer” to me. As I grew up, I realized that the sounds, especially the ONE, were katydids. There are 255 species in North America, and 20 in our Midwest. These insects get their name ...

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. The Plant and Pest Clinic is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays at ...