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Monster Murder Mystery Dinner at Magic Tree

Attention Halloween lovers: next month, Magic Tree Pub & Eatery is hosting a spooktacular monster-themed event! "Murder at the Monster Bash" is an interactive murder mystery dinner where guests will enjoy an amazing three-course meal while attempting to solve a holiday who-dunnit. Keep reading to learn more about this fun and festive event happening October 10, 11, and 12 in Boardman!

Meridian HealthCare's Shut Up & Laugh Comedy Show

For the fourth year in a row, Meridian HealthCare will be bringing some hilarious fun to downtown Youngstown during their Shut Up & Laugh Comedy Show on October 18! For the price of a ticket, attendees will be treated to two hours of uproarious laughter inside the Ford Family Recital Hall at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Best of all, you'll leave knowing that proceeds will help benefit Meridian's work in the Mahoning Valley.

Smoking Indoors Can Massively Reduce a Home's Value

After months of searching for the perfect home, you finally find one that checks all the boxes: great location, lots of curb appeal, and a price that seems too good to be true! In fact, it isn't until the front door swings open and you catch a whiff of cigarettes that you realize why the price is so low. Rates of smoking may have fallen dramatically in the last several decades, but there are still thousands of hopeful buyers who encounter this exact situation every year. According to the CDC, 15.5% of U.S. adults were active smokers in 2016, which means that there are about 38 million potential home sellers who could be lighting up right now. If you are one of these smokers, you might be interested in learning just how much smoking inside reduces the resale value of your home. Plus, this post lists some of the methods that smokers and nonsmokers alike might want to employ in an attempt to rid their home of that distinctive smell.