Stories by Janie Jenkins

About Janie

A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, Janie Jenkins retired in 1987 as a feature writer and columnist at the Youngstown Vindicator. In June of that same year, she started writing her column, "On My Mind" for Farm and Dairy. She loves all animals and is an accomplished equestrienne. Local history is also one of her loves, and her home, the former Southern Park Stables, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chilly weather meets a chilling tale

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Yes, coaxed forsythia, brought in perhaps 10 days ago, blooms on the kitchen table, brightening however gray the morning and hinting that hopefully King Winter and his minions are retreating.

Bob Barker’s biggest fan is a feline

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Bob Barker, longtime host of the television game program, The Price is Right, might be interested to know he has a really, really big fan in Berlin Center by the name of Harry.

Winter’s discontent leads to disaster

Thursday, February 8, 2007

This is not the column I intended to write today. This column should be titled, For Women Only. There are so many “to dos” on my list of columns to write, but an abrupt change in my life has put them on hold for another time.

The weather is strange, but don’t complain

Thursday, January 25, 2007

It just doesn’t seem possible that so much water could fall from the sky, day after day after day. But it does.

When it rains, it pours: N’ahli R.I.P.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

(Editor’s note: In the Jan. 4 column, Boardman Police Officer Kim Kotheimer was incorrectly referred to as “Jim” in one sentence.

Christmas miracle inspires a letter

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Last Sept. 15, Kade Kotheimer, the son of Boardman Township’s finest, Police Officer Jim Kotheimer, was injured in an accident so horrendous that he was not expected to live and lay in a coma for weeks.

Bells ring in life’s fondest memories

Thursday, December 21, 2006

This is the time of year when I like to share with you one of my mother’s columns from when she wrote for Farm and Dairy from the 1950s until her death in 1965.

Touchstone’s Orion, rest in peace

Thursday, December 7, 2006

(Editor’s note: Generally, Janie Jenkins’ column runs every other week and this would be her ‘off week.

Approaching the winter of Ori’s life

Thursday, November 30, 2006

How do we know when it is time? For weeks, I’ve ached when Ori winces as he eases himself down on his bed.

Pastoral musings on a spinning theme

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It very well could have been a dream. It is one of those rare bluebird days of late October with splintered sunshine and cobalt blue skies and colored leaves dancing in the wind.

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