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Lifestyles

No plant space? Not a problem

When I visit local garden centers and greenhouses anytime from April to now, I lose control. I want to try growing all those new varieties of vegetables and glorious flowers. Well, I’ve shopped a lot — and I keep shopping for new things. It might be July, but there’s still time for me ...

How to control crabgrass

Q: I’m seeing crabgrass in my lawn again this year. I’ve tried several crabgrass killers in the past, but nothing seems to work. Help! Also, why does crabgrass always seem to grow better in hot weather than my grass? — Robert in Boardman A: Crabgrass is a bane for many homeowners. This ...

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. Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic When: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays What: ...

92-year-old discovers new life as author

POLAND — It was a trip to Kelleys Island more than 40 years ago and hearing the story of the area’s only unsolved murder mystery that planted the seeds that flowered into a 92-year-old Mary Alice Baluck’s first novel. “Heaven’s Doorway” traces the lives of three generations of ...

Finding comfort

Sherri Mamounis, 56, of Youngstown, gets paid to be the live-in caretaker for her twin sister, Sheryl Lasky, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Mamounis officially works 42 hours per week in her own home for about $300 per week under a state-approved program that allows family ...

Senior news

1418 SENIORS TO MEET: 1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet 12:30 p.m. July 14 at the Bedford Trails Golf Course and Restaurant. Call John Texter at 330-755-6936. DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronavirus ...

Students share passion for the environment

BOARDMAN — The brightly colored pictures and lettering on Kelsie Rudolph’s placemat also acted as an imprint of sorts to explain her stance on the importance of recycling. “At home, we recycle milk cartons and pop bottles — those are the main two things,” the Boardman Glenwood Junior ...

Facebook now prioritizes original news reporting

In a win for original news reporting from reputable media organizations, Facebook launched a change in the kinds of stories you should see in your News Feed. Activating this much-needed update to their news algorithm comes amidst criticism of how Facebook is managing (or rather, mismanaging) ...

Senior news

1418 SENIORS TO MEET: 1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet 12:30 p.m. July 14 at the Bedford Trails Golf Course and Restaurant. Call John Texter at 330-755-6936. DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronavirus ...

‘United We Eat’

Capri S. Cafaro knows the unifying power of food. As an Ohio state senator from 2007 to 2016, she often would celebrate legislative accomplishments on bipartisan bills by baking a pie to share with her colleagues from both parties. The Youngstown native, who lived in Hubbard when she was in ...