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Anchoring returns thanks to COVID-19

Anchoring was all the rage in the 1980s and 1990s. Thanks to COVID-19, the term “anchoring” is enjoying a rebirth as many are moving online for school and work. As the name suggests, anchoring refers to the TV news industry, but specifically to the wardrobe choices of some male anchors. ...

Lovina remembers a time before toilet paper was available

It’s a rainy Wednesday evening here in Michigan — a week before you are reading this. Supper is over and the girls are washing dishes. I decided to sit here at the kitchen table and get started on this column. The girls are talking to each other, so my mind wanders over to them, making ...

Tips for hosting your meeting out of office

Many of us have been thrust into the world of telecommuting overnight. Thanks to COVID-19, we’re trying our best to replicate the face-to-face work environment. We’re online, but it’s not the same. Like many of you, I don’t like this new normal. While occasionally working from home has ...

How social media are responding to virus

Blame the platform, not the user. Critics who blame major social media platforms for enabling the spread of misdeeds and misinformation have uttered those words more than once. But today is not one of those days. This is because Facebook and friends have stepped up their response to dealing ...

Organize your digital images in fewer places

We’re drowning in digital photos. They’re on our desktops, laptops, pen drives and SD cards, smartphones and iPads, the cloud (in some cases, multiple clouds) and spaces we’ve probably long forgotten. The thought of so many images of family, friends and important occasions stored in so ...

Having fun with children in winter

Today as I write this, baby Allison is already two months old. She’s so petite but very active. Last Sunday, I was holding her in church and she made so many facial expressions. When we started singing, she wasn’t sure if she should be sad or smile. It was so cute to see her smile then ...

Couple shares heart adventure

Editor’s note: On the Health pages in February, which was American Heart Month, we shared the stories of area residents. The series concludes today. MECCA — Over five decades of marriage, Mark and Fay Robison have shared plenty of experiences. Each undergoing open-heart surgery four months ...

Connecting everyone to the World Wide Web

Some critics argue that connecting the 7.8 billion people to the internet is a futile, albeit noble, effort. Aside from current technological limits, there are those who just don’t want to be connected to other people. That’s their right. Well, at least, in SOME countries it’s a ...

Senior news

STEELWORKERS RETIREES TO MEET: SOAR 27-2 and 27-6, Local Union 1330 and 1331, will meet 1 p.m. Monday at Smith Corner United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Niles Canfield Road. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome. SENIOR LIVING TOUR: Brookdale Senior Living, 1420 S. Canfield ...

New concerts announced in Valley

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, Covelli Centre and Robins Theatre all announced new concerts Monday. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Gabe Dixon for a July 8 show at the Youngstown amp. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is led by the wife-and-husband ...