Salem VFW kitchen to open Saturday
SALEM – The kitchen at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will be open to the public from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The special is turkey or beef pot pies, mashed potatoes and gravy and bread for $4. A full menu is also available. For more information call 330-337-8015.
Swiss steak dinner set at Winona Friends
WINONA – The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will serve a Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center. The meal includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-222-0200.
Southern Local school board to meet
SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local Board of Education’s board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in room E136 at the junior-senior high school.
Oyster Soup Night planned in Negley
NEGLEY – Negley Masonic Lodge will host its annual all-u-can-eat Oyster Soup Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the lodge, 50873 Richardson Ave. A variety of other soups will also be available. Cost is $ 7 for oyster soup for adults, $6 for the other soups; and $4 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available.
Scanner Club to host WinterScan
BOARDMAN – The Greater Youngstown Monitoring Association Scanner Club is hosting its sixth annual WinterScan at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St. Those attending are asked to bring any scanners programmable or crystal, working or nonworking, for the Winter Scan display and a coverdish or dessert to share for the potluck dinner. Anyone interested in scanner monitoring or amateur radio hobby is welcome. For more information contact Doug Sage at 330-717-8036 or www.gyma.org.
Salem Community Theatre offers special
SALEM – Salem Community Theatre will continue to offer a special promotion for the entire run of “Game Show,” the highly entertaining, audience participation comedy running from Feb. 1-10.
For every reservation placed through the box office at 330-332-9688, patrons will receive a buy one, get one ticket free discount. Every fifth reservation will receive a special bonus.
Leetonia school board to meet tonight
LEETONIA- The Leetonia Exempted Village school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Room 20 of the K-12 campus to discuss safety committee plans, procedures and insurance.
Salem 1945 to meet for lunch
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1945 will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Fish fry set at Beloit FD Friday
BELOIT The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Beloit Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $10 for adults.
Dance planned at Salem Eagles
SALEM – A dance will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club. Music will be provided by Southern Crossroads.
United 1967 breakfast set Saturday
HANOVERTON – Classmates of United High School Class of 1967 are meeting for breakfast 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Perkins Restaurant on U.S. Route 62. For information call 330-222-1739, 330-424-1259 or 330-332-8327.
Spaghetti dinner served Saturday
EAST ROCHESTER – A spaghetti dinner will be served from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the New Alexander Christian Church. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 10.
Pancake breakfast planned Sunday
HOMEWORTH – The Homeworth Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the fire station at 4354 Middle St. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12.
Benefit breakfast set in Sebring
SEBRING – A benefit breakfast is slated from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the American Legion on California Avenue. Proceeds will be given to the Sebring Chapter of V-Twin Cruisers. The cruisers are a motorcycle club in Sebring that has been involved in giving to those in need and will continue giving. The all-you-can eat buffet includes coffee and juice for $7. There will be a 50/50 drawing.
The monthly steak fry is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the legion. Porterhouse, strip and ribeye steaks are offered, along with a baked potato, bread, all-you-can-eat salad bar, and coffee. Carryouts are available by calling 330-938-9082.
A fish fry is held at noon and from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday. Lunch offers fish, fries and rolls for $7. The all-you-can-eat fish dinner includes cole slaw, fries and rolls for $8.50.
‘Les Miserables’ auditions planned
SALEM – Spotlight Players will hold auditions for the musical “Les Miserables,” the Ohio community theater premier of the complete adult version of the show. Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and 5 at the Salem Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St. All roles are open. A large ensemble will be needed as well. Auditions are open to all adults and ages 14 and up. Also needed are two girls and a boy between the ages of 8 and 11 for prominent roles in the show.
Those auditioning should prepare an entire song that best displays their vocals. An accompanist will be provided. You may also use a CD without vocals. A CD player will be provided. Initial rehearsals will be held in the Youngstown area, prior to moving to Salem for the final weeks and performances. Performances run June 14-30. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compassionate Friends to meet
SALEM – The next meeting of Compassionate Friends begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.
Canfield AARP meeting set
CANFIELD – The Canfield Area AARP 3104 will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure screenings will be available from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the meeting. Reservations will be taken for an overnight bus trip on March 19 and 20 to Lancaster to see two shows, “Noah” and “The Man With Two Wives.” For information call 330-533-4413.
Leetonia 1951 breakfast planned
LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
United Quilt Guild to meet
SALEM – Members of United Quilt Guild will work on unfinished objects beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church. The business session follows at 6:30 p.m.
Salem 1951 breakfast planned
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Skyline Diner.
Mullins Alumni to meet
SALEM – The Hannah E. Mullins Alumni Association plans to meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kent State University City Center, Suite 3, on North Lincoln Avenue. All new graduates and alumni are welcome to attend. Reservations are requested by calling Ann Dattilio at 330-222-1315.
Stroke topic at Alliance lunch
ALLIANCE – Alliance Community Hospital is hosting a free community luncheon titled “Brain Attack … Life After a Stroke,” to be presented by ACH Center for Rehabilitation Medical Director Karen Gade-Pulido, M.D. The luncheon begins at noon Feb. 8 in conference room 1-A at the hospital at 200 E. State St.
Dr. Gade-Pulido is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
Reservations are due by Feb. 6 by calling ACH public relations at 330-596-7575.
Red Hat Tea planned in Salem
SALEM – Sterling House will host a Red Hat Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14. There will be a speaker and program on the “History of the Apron.” Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. All Red Hat groups and Red Hatters are welcome. For information call 330-651-3571.
United Fame nominations due
HANOVERTON – The nomination deadline is approaching for the United Wall of Fame. Nominations must be submitted to the committee by Feb. 15. The form may be found on the United website, www.united.k12.oh.us; click on the central office tab then the Wall of Fame Application tab. Qualifications are listed on the form which, once completed, should be mailed to the United Wall of Fame Committee, 8143 state Route 9, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423.
Storytimes set at Lisbon library
LISBON – Lisbon’s Lepper Public Library will offer storytimes in February and March. Preschool storytimes begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Family programs will be presented at 6 p.m. each Thursday. All storytimes include a variety of stories, music, games, and crafts.
GED tests offered in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN – Official GED testing, sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical Adult Education Department, starts at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 19 and 20 at Choffin Career and Technical Center. All participants must be pre-registered and bring a photo ID. To pre-register for the test or to enroll in free classes call 330-744-8715.
New name for Care Center
SALEM – The Salem Care Center has a winner in its “Name the Facility Contest.” After the company received an overwhelming response to its contest, chosen was “Circle of Care Healthcare and Rehab Center.” Renovations are in progress at the facility. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony which is planned tentatively for the first week in March. The winner has been notified and will be the guest of honor. Tours will also be available. Starting in March, Circle of Care will offer free blood pressure and glucose testing from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday.
County Academic Challenge set today in Salem postponed
SALEM- The Columbiana County Academic Challenge set for Saturday at Salem High School has been postponed.
Greenford Ruritans to meet Monday
GREENFORD – The Greenford Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Greenford Lutheran Church. Perfect attendance pins will be distributed. Members are asked to turn in their old pins at the meeting. Paper and soap products are being collected by the club to be donated to the South Range Council of Church and Community.
Students invited to library wearing PJs
LEETONIA – Students in grades preschool to second are invited to wear their pajamas when they bring a stuffed animal to spend the night at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. There will be stories, songs and a craft. To register call 330-427-6635.
Poster contest awards moved
LISBON – Due to inclement weather, the Knights of Columbus’ poster contest awards ceremony has been moved to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.
Fairfield 1959 dinner planed in Columbiana
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Antone’s in Columbiana.
United ’63 reunion planning scheduled
HANOVERTON – United High School Class of 1963 has scheduled a reunion planning meeting at noon Feb. 6 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Driving school set
at South Range
BEAVER TOWNSHIP – AAA Driving School will hold class from 3 to 6:10 p.m. beginning Monday at South Range High School. Registration forms are available in the high school office or by calling 330-692-0763.
Mill Creek job fair set in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN – A job fair is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave. Representatives from the horticulture, maintenance, recreation, police and golf departments will be available to answer questions about seasonal job opportunities for 2013 in the MetroParks. For information visit www.MillCreekMetroParks.org.
Matthew Todd spaghetti dinner benefit set
SALEM – The public is invited to the Matthew Todd spaghetti dinner benefit at 3 p.m. Saturday at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Cost is $6 for adults, $2 for ages 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. A Chinese auction starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information go to “In loving memory of Matt Todd” on Face Book.
Coal country film to be shown at church
NORTH LIMA – A coal country film begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Common Ground Church, 2310 W. South Range Road. Julia Fuhrman Davis will give simple ways to reduce fossil fuel use. This free screening is co-hosted by Common Ground Church and Goodness Grows. For more information call 330-549-9408 or visit www.goodnessgrows4all.org.
East Palestine Village Council to meet
EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Village Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the Park Community Center.
Salem Library trustees to meet Monday
SALEM – The annual meeting of the board of trustees of the Salem Public Library begins at 4 p.m. Monday at the library. The regular meeting follows at 4:30 p.m. The Public Records Commission meeting starts at 5 p.m.
Steak fry planned at Lisbon VFW
LISBON – The public is invited to a steak fry and dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 2 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4111, 210 E. Lincoln Way. Steak or chicken will be available. Meals include salad, baked potato or fresh cut french fries, roll and coffee. Music will be provided by Cowboy Up. Admission to the dance only is $5 or free with a meal. Reservations are requested by Feb. 1; walk-ins welcome.
Salem 1969 lunch set at BB Rooners
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at BB Rooners.
Dog license deadline is Jan. 31
LISBON – All local dog owners are reminded that Jan. 31 is the deadline to purchase dog tags without a penalty.
If you received a pre-printed application use it when you purchase tags. The dog tags may be purchased through the mail at 105 S. Market St. Lisbon, Ohio 44432 with a postmark of Jan. 31 or earlier. Applications with a postmark after Jan. 31 will be assessed a penalty of $8 per dog, per license.
Kennel licenses can only be purchased at the Columbiana County Dog Warden at 8455 County Line Road, Lisbon. The Columbiana County auditor’s office will no longer issue kennel licenses.
Outside agents will sell the 2013 dog licenses through Jan. 31 at $8 per license plus a 75 cent processing fee per application. After the Jan. 31 deadline, dog licenses will not be sold at the outside locations. They must be purchased through the auditor’s office or at the county pound. Outside vendor locations include: Damascus General Store, Ace Hardware in Columbiana and Middleton, Carol’s Corner in East Liverpool, Fuller’s Hardware in East Palestine, Hanoverton Pro Hardware, Dickey’s True Value in Negley, Yard Bark in Salem, Jenkin’s Feed and Supply in Salineville, Center Pharmacy in Wellsville and Adrian’s Restaurant in Calcutta.
Media sale set at Humane Society
SALEM -?A Media Sale will be held this Saturday at The Humane Society of Columbiana County (HSCC), 1825 S. Lincoln Ave. in Salem. Selections include DVD’s, VHS, CD’s and games from all genres including Comedy, Children’s and Action. All proceeds support costs associated with the medical care provided to the abused, neglected and unwanted pets that HSCC cares for until their adoption. For more information about the sale or services provided by HSCC, call 330-332-2600 or e-mail email@example.com.
Salem Design Review Board to meet
SALEM – The Salem Design Review Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the first floor conference room at city hall. The agenda will include election of 2013 officers and the CLG Coordinator, consideration of a grant request to conduct structural evaluations of buildings in the downtown historic district, an update on downtown historic district preservation and revitalization activities and discussion of future meeting dates.
Fairfield Ruritans to meet Thursday
COLUMBIANA – The Fairfield Township Ruritan Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heck’s Restaurant.
Meat loaf featured at Thursday Banquet
SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building. The meal will be sponsored by Friends of the Banquet. The menu offers chicken noodle soup, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, fresh vegetables and fruit, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
DAHS 1963 to meet for breakfast Saturday
LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1963 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Taste of Country.
Salem VFW kitchen open Saturday evening
SALEM – The kitchen will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St. This week’s special is steak or chicken salads with garlic bread for $5. For more information call 330-337-8015.
‘Soup to Go’ offered at Leetonia church
LEETONIA – Quarts of homemade “Soup to Go” will be available in different varieties on Feb. 6 at the Robbins United Methodist Church, 100 High St. Prices start at $6. The convenient drive-thru pick up will be open at a new time, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call 330-427-2035.
North Lima accepts pavilion rentals
NORTH LIMA – Beaver Township Park Board is accepting applications for pavilion rentals. Cost is $55 for residents and $85 for non-residents for the Memorial Park pavilion, located behind the former South Range High School, and Woodworth Park, on Luther Avenue between Market Street and Southern Boulevard.
Pavilions may be used by the public May 1 through Oct. 31. To obtain an application, call 330-549-9552 and leave your name, contact information including telephone number, and the date you would like to reserve a pavilion. The park board plans to hire two seasonal maintenance workers to do light work around the township parks and clean the pavilions.
Ham dinner planned at Southern Local
SALINEVILLE – The Salineville Southern Alumni Community Scholarship Foundation (SSACSF) will sponsor a ham dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Southern Local elementary cafeteria located across the hall from the gymnasium, preceding the Southern Local-Lowellville boys basketball game. The public is invited. Carryout is available.
The meal includes ham, baked potato or macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 for ages 12 and up, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 11, and free for under 3.
Proceeds will be used for scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors at the alumni banquet held on May 25 at the school. The SSACSF was established in 1987 as a charitable group to recognize and reward graduating seniors for their academic excellence. To date it has awarded 275 scholarships totaling $211,850. In 2012, 15 of the 66 seniors applied and $12,750 was awarded. The 15 scholarships ranged in value from $500 to $2,000. This money was obtained by fund raisers and donations. All donations are tax deductible.
At a recent meeting the board of trustees approved the planning of a bus trip to New York City and a golf outing. The dates, cost, and other details are yet to be determined.
For more information about the SSACSF visit the school’s web site under Alumni/SSAC.
EL Way Station postpones distribution
EAST LIVERPOOL – The monthly food distribution for the Way Station in East Liverpool has been postponed from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31. The distribution, which takes place at Avondale Baptist Church in Minerva, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The Columbiana Way Station will hold its distribution on its usual distribution date, from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 24. For more information call 330-482-5072.
Mount Union offers mobile app
ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union has launched a free mobile application that is available for download from the app store on both Android and Apple devices. Users simply need to search “Mount Union” to find the application. Created to enhance the Mount Union experience and keep users up to date on campus events, the app lets users read university news, watch videos, view photos and access the faculty/staff directory.
Users can also use the application to find maps and addresses of locations on campus. Choosing the “campus” button takes downloaders to a map image of Mount Union, where it is then possible to look up buildings on campus in order to find their exact locations and addresses.
App users can also view athletic news categorized by sport. The “athletics” button will link users to a list of all sports at Mount Union. An events page links to an academic calendar and an updated list of the events taking place on campus for the current week. A “get social” button connects users to Mount Union’s official Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and Flickr accounts, as well as the university’s student blogger pages.
A “help” button loads the user screen with local emergency numbers, including the Alliance police and fire stations, all campus security numbers and the phone number for the information desk. The “students” button provides access to student-centered services such as email, cable lineup, a dining menu and registration.
Columbiana Relay kickoff set
COLUMBIANA – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Columbiana will hold its kickoff at 7 p.m. today at Farmers National Bank in Columbiana. All are welcome to attend and learn how to start a team or information about joining the committee.
Salem 1954 breakfast planned
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1954 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
AAA Driving registration set
SALEM – AAA Driving School will hold class registration during lunch time on Wednesday in the Salem High School cafeteria. Class will begin from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28. For more information call 330-277-0052.
Knights plan poster contest
‘LISBON – The Knights of Columbus and Columbiana County Educational Service Center’s sixth annual “Substance Abuse Awareness” poster contest awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center cafetorium. The contest is offered to all county schools through the CCESC and is open to all students ages 8 to 14. Winning entries progress from local (school) to district (county) and state levels of competition, national, and finally to the international level. Winning entries at the international level will be used for a series of anti-substance abuse posters. This year 28 local student winners were judged at the CCESC from approximately 1,500 participants by health educators, police, DARE officers and art teachers who donated their time.
Guest speaker will be Judge Scott Washam. Washam will also participate in a round table discussion with the county ADAPT Coalition High School Youth Leaders. Discussions will revolve around their state recognized public service announcements which will be shown prior to discussions.
Karaoke set at Salem Eagles
SALEM – Karaoke with Bob and Ray is slated from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue.
Church Women United to meet
SALEM – Church Women United will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Education Building. This month’s speaker is Mark Altomore from Lamb’s House.
Spaghetti dinner planned
HANOVERTON – A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1, before the basketball homecoming game, in the United Local High School cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students and free for under 5. Carryouts are available. The public is welcome. Proceeds will benefit the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.
Salem 1968 to meet for dinner
SALEM Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ricky’s English Pub.
Winona Historical meeting set
WINONA – The Winona Area Historical Society’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Winona Friends Church’s Family Life Center on Whinnery Road.
Lady Warrior auction planned
BELOIT – The West Branch Lady Warrior Track and Field charity auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the auditorium at the high school.
New Waterford council to meet
NEW WATERFORD – Village council will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss and is expected to take action to place a 4-mill operating levy on the May 7 ballot.
DAHS 1962 to meet for lunch Saturday
LISBON – Members of the David Anderson High School Class of 1962 plan to meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chef’s Table.
East Palestine Chamber to meet Monday
EAST PALESTINE -The East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at 19 1/2 N. Market St.
Grace Lutheran Food Pantry to open
EAST PALESTINE – The Grace Lutheran Food Pantry, located on the corner of North Walnut and West Grant streets, will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 23. The pantry is open to East Palestine School District residents.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Salem Library
SALEM – Salem Public Library is hosting its second annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Jan. 25 and 26. Ages 12 and under are invited to drop off their stuffed animal in the children’s department by 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library. Animals will participate in library activities such as storytime, computers, and games and their owners can follow what they are up to on Facebook all evening. At 10 a.m. Saturday, owners will return to the library to pick up their stuffed animal. There will be a craft, stories, awards ceremony and a light breakfast.
Registration is required for this free program by calling 330-332-0042, option 3, or in the children’s department.
Mental Health Board to meet Tuesday
LISBON – The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Executive Committee Employee Performance Review precedes at 5 p.m.
Breakfast set at Washingtonville VFW
WASHINGTONVILLE – Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-2533.
Auto Club Driving School plans EP class
EAST PALESTINE – Auto Club Driving School will hold a class starting at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at East Palestine High School. All area students, including home schooled, may attend. For more details call 330-692-0763.
Host families needed for Japanese youth
Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull county families will have the opportunity to welcome a young person from Japan into their home for one month this year, as part of an international exchange program being offered by the County OSU Extension, 4-H.
Statewide, host families are needed for 100 Japanese youngsters (ages 12-18) and their adult chaperones, who will visit Ohio from July 24 through Aug. 19.
Host families provide the exchangees with room and board and a chance to experience daily life in America. Families are urged not to alter their daily routines or lifestyles during their visitor’s stay. Exchangees provide their own spending money, and the sponsoring organization furnishes comprehensive medical insurance.
The young Japanese visitors belong to the Labo Foundation, an organization which promotes the study of English culture and language in Japan. The other youth belong to organizations similar to 4-H in their country.
The only requirement is that for the Japanese month-long exchange, hosts must have a family member of the same gender and approximate age of the exchangee, three meals a day, and a separate bed for the visitor.
Those interested should contact Gretchen Kalinay at 330-799-8407, Gary Reel at 330-533-7712 or Laura DePizzo at 330-637-7384 for an application form and more information about this and other 4-H international exchange programs. For more information and an application go to www.ohio4h.org/youth/international.
County Budget Commission to meet
LISBON – The Columbiana County Budget Commission meeting begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 in the auditor’s conference room on the main floor of the courthouse.
Job fair set at Fellows Riverside Gardens
YOUNGSTOWN – A job fair will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave. Representatives from Mill Creek MetroPark’s horticulture, maintenance, recreation, police and golf departments will be available to answer questions about seasonal job opportunities for 2013 in the MetroParks. Applications will be taken at that time. For more information visit www.MillCreekMetroParks.org.
Perry trustees to meet on safety levy
PERRY TWP. – Perry Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to pass a resolution to have the Columbiana County Auditor’s office certify the amounts for a 1.5-mill safety forces levy renewal for the May ballot. The levy which pays for equipment, repairs and dispatching for the police and fire departments was last renewed in November 2007 for five years. Once the certification is received, the trustees will have to approve another resolution to place the issue on the ballot.
Beekeepers invited to meeting Sunday
CANFIELD The Columbiana and Mahoning County Beekeepers Association is inviting beekeepers and who would like more information on beekeeping to a meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canfield Experimental Farm on Route 46. A potluck lunch begins at 1 p.m. Additional meetings are planned at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, March 17 and April 21 at the same place.
Port Authority meeting time changed
EAST LIVERPOOL – The Columbiana County Port Authority board meeting time has been changed to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 in the office at 1250 St. George St.
‘Pioneering Women Physicians’ program set
COLUMBIANA – Ginger Grilli will present a program titled “Pioneering Women Physicians of Columbiana County During the 1800’s” for the Jan. 21 meeting of the Columbiana and Fairfield Township Historical Society to be held at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana. The program is open to the public.
The program examines the evolution of medicine in the 1800s. It highlights the life and work of seven amazing female doctors who hailed from or practiced in Columbiana County during that time. Grilli’s interest in this topic was sparked by her research on Dr. Delia Mary Walker who relocated to Salem in 1896. It led her to discover a group of groundbreaking local women and their contributions to modern medicine and surgery.
Grilli is a doctor’s daughter with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. She also worked in academia and was a manager with the American Red Cross for many years. She is docent, researcher, and educator for the Salem Historical Society and Salem Storybook Museum. She is active in the Salem Preservation Society and chairs the City of Salem Design Review Board. Grilli and her husband, Rick Drummond, have been restoring the Della Walker House in Salem.
Red Cross disaster volunteers to meet
LISBON – All American Red Cross disaster service volunteers serving in Columbiana County are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Emergency Management Office, 215 S. Market St. Anyone interested in serving as a disaster service volunteer with the Red Cross is welcome to attend. For more information call Barb Slator at 330-312-2258.
Salem 1950 breakfast planned
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
United 1959 to meet for breakfast
HANOVERTON – United Local High School Class of 1959 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Skyline Diner in Salem.
Survivors of Suicide meeting set Jan. 24
LISBON – Help Hotline Crisis Center’s support group of the Survivors of Suicide plans to meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Columbiana County Counseling Center on Route 154. For more information call the Help Hotline at 330-424-7767.
County Academic Challenge planned
SALEM – The Columbiana County Educational Service Center is coordinating the County Varsity Academic Challenge competition slated from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Salem High School. For the 14th consecutive year, the CCESC will bring together Columbiana County high schools to compete in this day-long tournament, with one team emerging as county champion. That team will represent the county at the regional academic competition on April 21 at Cloverleaf High School in Lodi. The state tournament is May 5 at Columbus State Community College.
This marks the 36th year for this countywide challenge, the longest running academic competition of its kind in the Ohio. Friends, families and interested community members are invited to attend.
Multiphasic blood screening scheduled
SALEM – Salem Community Hospital’s Outreach Services is sponsoring a multiphasic blood screening on Jan. 26 at Family Health Care of Columbiana County, 166 Vine Ave.
Multiphasic screenings can help detect many health problems in their earliest stages, when they are most treatable. For $40, participants receive a basic multiphasic screening, which can reveal conditions that may lead to heart disease, osteoporosis, hepatitis and other liver diseases, as well as existing illnesses such as diabetes and kidney disease.
For an additional $10 each, participants may select a CRP (C-Reactive Protein) screening or a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screening. Elevated levels of CRP may indicate an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease, as well as the presence of inflammatory or infectious diseases. The PSA blood test for men is one of the most effective ways to detect elevated levels of PSA in the bloodstream, which may indicate a variety of disorders. Men considering the PSA screening should consult their primary care physicians to determine if this screening is recommended for them. Appointments are required by calling Family Health Care of Columbiana County at 330-337-3500.
East Palestine needs meter readers
EAST PALESTINE – The Village of East Palestine is accepting applications for meter readers until Jan. 31. Applications are available at Municipal Building at 144 N. Market St. or by calling 330-426-4367 Ext. 20.
Women’s Night Out sponsors needed
SALEM – Sponsorship, advertising, vendor tables are still available for the Salem Community Center’s fourth annual Women’s Night Out on March 20. Women’s Night Out centers around information, products and services for females of all ages who want to learn ways to take better care of their bodies, minds and improve upon their lifestyles. All proceeds from this event will benefit the operation of the newly added SCC Children’s Fitness Center. For more information and to purchase tickets call 330-332-5885 or stop by the front desk.
Free tax clinic offered in Lisbon
LISBON – The Family and Community Resource Center is now taking appointments for the tax clinic on Feb. 2 at the Community Center at 134 S. Market St. Tax appointment sessions begin at 11 a.m. with the last appointment at 3 p.m.
The Ohio Benefit Bank online tax process is a free service provided to those making $60,000 and below. Typically refunds are received in seven to 10 business days if directly deposit into a bank account. Several other tax clinics are scheduled at various locations in the county. For more information or to make an appointment, call the FCRC at 330-420-0044.
Meeting planned on graffiti problem
SALEM – Councilman Rick Drummond announced he’ll be hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 for residents interested in helping with the graffiti problem, in figuring out a workable solution to attack it.
He said he wants as many people as possible to attend, noting if he doesn’t get much response, they may have to go back to considering an ordinance regarding graffiti.
The meeting will be held in council chambers at city hall.
City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst announced the first meeting of the Salem City Cruise committee will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in council chambers at city hall.
DAV 122 to meet today
SALEM Disabled American Veterans Chapter 122 plans to meet at 7:30 p.m. today at AMVETS Post 45.
Sing alongs set at Paul’s Cafe
COLUMBIANA – “Sing alongs” with Little Joe are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at Paul’s Cafe back room in Columbiana.
Dance planned at Salem Eagles
SALEM – A dance will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club. Music will be provided by Roadworks.
DAHS?1962 lunch scheduled
LISBON – Members of the David Anderson High School Class of 1962 plan to meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chef’s Table.
Salem VFW kitchen open
SALEM – The kitchen will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St. Chicken and shrimp fajitas will be sold for two for $5. Other items are available. The public is invited. For more information call 330-337-8015.
Banquet in Salem menu listed
SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week’s sponsor is the eighth-grade confirmation class at St. Paul School. The menu offers wedding soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, salad, fresh vegetables and fruit and assorted cakes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Salem Music Study Club meets
SALEM – Mike Newman will present the program when the Salem Music Study Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the parlor in the Education Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Music will be by George M. Cohan and Jerome Kern. The club is affiliated with the National Foundation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Club. A brief meeting follows. Guests are welcome.
Lunch set for Salem 1957 Girls
SALEM – Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 are invited to lunch at noon Jan. 24 at Annabell’s restaurant.
DAHS 1955 breakfast planned
LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1955 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Taste of Country.
‘Night in NYC’ tickets offered
HANOVERTON – Tickets are on sale now for “A Night in NYC” cabaret and dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at United Local High School. Guests will dine on soup, rolls and dessert while members of the concert choir sing songs from Broadway musicals. Proceeds will be used to fund the concert choir’s April trip to the “Big Apple.” Tickets are available in advance only in the high school office or by calling 330-223-7102. Cost is $8.
Aut-Mori Grotto dinner set
YOUNGSTOWN – Aut-Mori Grotto is serving a pork chop dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Our Lady of Hungry Hall, 545 Belle Vista. The meal includes potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8. Carryouts and call ahead orders are available at 330-550-6310. All proceeds support charities.
Skin cancer screening planned
LISBON – The Columbiana County Health Department is offering a skin cancer screening on Feb. 5 at the health department, 7360 state Route 45. Any Columbiana County resident with a suspicious lesion such as a sore that will not heal, a mole or wart that has changed, a change in color pigmentation of the skin, or any skin abnormality may be seen at this clinic, free of charge. Appointment are available by calling 330-424-0272.
Heartland lasagna dinner set
COLUMBIANA – The Heartland Christian School Class of 2014 will host a lasagna fund-raising dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the school’s Dining Commons. All proceeds raised will go toward funding a senior trip for the students.
Concealed carry classes offered
SALEM – National Rifle Association certified instructors are teaching concealed carry classes on Feb. 24 and March 17 at the Salem Hunting Club. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information call 330-332-9847 or visit www.salemhuntingclub.com.
Gardner training offered
CANFIELD – OSU Extension is offering training for gardeners who want to increase their gardening skills and share these skills with others throughout the Mahoning Valley. Training begins March 8. Training classes include soils, fertilizer, houseplants, lawns, etc. Classes will be held on Fridays at Mahoning County Extension, 490 S. Broad St. Tuition is $125 and includes a notebook of all materials, snacks, speakers, and items for hands-on activities. To request an application contact OSU Extension at 330-533-5538 or go.osu.edu/MGV2013.
Catholic Schools Week marked
SALEM – St. Paul School of Salem is preparing for Catholic Schools Week. Celebrated nationwide, Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the important role that Catholic schools across the country play in providing a values-added education for America’s young people. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standard,” communicating a long-standing tradition of excellence in Catholic education.
The celebration begins on Jan. 27 at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with a special Mass at 11:15 a.m. Immediately following Mass, the congregation and general public are invited to an open house and spaghetti dinner at St. Paul School. As part of the open house, teachers will be in their classrooms to welcome visitors from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. There, individuals and families can learn about St. Paul’s mission as well as opportunities for enrollment and support. The spaghetti dinner will run until 3 p.m.
The school will host other activities for students, staff and parishioners throughout the week, concluding on Feb. 4.
Since 1904, St. Paul School has been dedicated to educating each student’s mind, body and spirit. Fully accredited, St. Paul School is a preK-6 elementary school located in the dioceses of Youngstown. The school welcomes St. Paul parishioners as well as students from neighboring parishes and other faith traditions. St. Paul School promotes the Catholic faith tradition by proclaiming gospel values, building faith communities, and performing service to others in a safe, challenging and active scholastic environment. For more information visit www.stpaul.k12.oh.us.
Skin seminar set in Canfield
CANFIELD – Pharmacy Care will hold a seminar featuring Dr. Michael Tick, N.D., Ph.D., FACMT, CTN, from 9 until 11 a.m. and from noon until 2 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Canfield Pharmacy, 11 E. Broad St.
Seating is limited and anyone interested in attending should call 330-402-1258 to reserve a space.
Dr. Tick is a board certified naturopathic physician, certified traditional naturopath, bio-chemist, skin researcher, scientific lecturer, and alternative medicine practitioner.
Grafton Road paving set this week
FRANKLIN SQUARE – Grafton Road between state Route 558 and Lodge Road will be paved on Jan. 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., according to Constable Dan Valentine. The road will remain open for local traffic only as well as school buses and emergency personnel but delays may be possible, Valentine said.
Southern Local meeting set Wednesday
SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local School District’s Local Professional Development Committee meeting begins at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in the elementary office.
Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry open Thursday
LISBON – Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry at 6428 Lisbon Road will be open from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Fish fry set at Beloit fire department
BELOIT The Beloit Fire Department Association will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
County Microfilming Board to meet
LISBON – The Columbiana County Microfilming Board’s reorganizational meeting begins at 10 a.m. Friday in the auditor’s conference room on the main floor of the courthouse.
Amateur radio exams set at County EMS
LISBON – Amateur radio exams technician through amateur extra will be given at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Walk-ins will be accommodated. For more information call Dave Sprouse at 330-222-1450 or Don Kemp at 330-222-1724.
Breakfast offered at Salem VFW Sunday
SALEM – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 Men’s Auxiliary is hosting a public breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post at 496 Arch St. Haystacks, or a traditional breakfast consisting of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage patties, toast, orange juice and coffee, are available. Cost is $4 per meal.
Ham dinner set at Bayard Grange
MINERVA – Bayard Grange on U.S. Route 30 will serve a ham dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The menu includes cheesy potatoes, green beans, choice of homemade cole slaw or applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for a large meal or $6 for small. Carryout is available. For more information call 330-894-2902.
Safety program set at crime watch meeting
BEAVER TOWNSHIP – Beaver Township Police Lt. Kal Adjoran will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Beaver Township Police Crime Watch meeting at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road. Lt. Adjoran will present a safety program titled, “See Something Say Something.” Local crime statistics will also be discussed. The public is invited to attend.
Make Valentine’s at Columbiana Library
COLUMBIANA – The public is invited to make Valentine’s Day from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Columbiana Public Library. Karen Ullom will be present to use the Accu-Cut machine along with card stock. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.
RASCAL unit coming to dog pound
LISBON – The RASCAL Unit, a mobile low cost spay/neuter clinic, will be hosted by the Columbiana County dog pound, 8455 County Home Road, on Feb. 2. Reservations and payment are required in advance. Payment is non-refundable, but may be applied toward spay/neuter at an alternate clinic, after the deduction of a cancellation fee for late cancellations. To schedule an appointment call 330-424-6663 Ext. 1756 or 1757.
Pre-Hospital Care Assoc. dinner dance set
COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Pre-Hospital Care Association is hosting its second annual benefit dinner dance at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Links at Firestone. The event is held to raise funds to send an underprivileged individual to school to learn the trade of pre-hospital medicine. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. of either glazed ham or chicken, salad, rigatoni, broccoli and cheese and red-skinned potatoes. There will be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. To purchase tickets call 330-921-9650 or 330-692-1427. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
‘Day of Beauty’ nominations accepted
LISBON – Heroes and Halos is conducting a “Day of Beauty” on Feb. 8. Nominations will be accepted for parents, caregivers or guardians of individuals with special needs to be chosen for a free three-hour session of being pampered. To submit a nomination, write a short letter explaining: who the nominee is and why they should be chosen along with their age, phone number and address.
The Cosmetology Department at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center will donate its time and efforts by providing hair cuts and styling and manicures and pedicures. Nominations must be sent before Feb. 1 to: Heroes and Halos att: Day of Beauty, P.O. Box 392, Columbiana, Ohio 44408.
Columbiana Tourism Bureau plans schedule
COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau is planning its 2013 schedule of events and is searching for volunteers interested in helping with various event committees and potential board members. Committees needing volunteers are Springtime in Columbiana, Columbiana Wine Festival, Firestone Park Festival of the Arts, Photography Contest, and the Joy of Christmas light show. Those interested in volunteering would be required to meet on a monthly basis and to complete tasks regarding the event and working at the event.
Volunteers are invited to attend the next board meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce, 328 N. Main St. For more information on upcoming events call the tourism office at 330-482-CATB (www.tourcolumbianaohio.com.)
Public Employees Retirement to meet
LISBON – Public Employees Retirement Inc. of Columbiana County, Chapter 59, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Taste of Country on Route 45, Lisbon.
Salineville Kiwanis to honor student
SALINEVILLE – The Kiwanis Student of the Month will be honored at breakfast at 7 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Kiwanis building.
Leetonia 1955-57 to meet for lunch
LEETONIA – Leetonia High School classes of 1955-57 are invited to lunch at noon Jan. 16 at Paul’s Antone’s in Columbiana.
Developmental disabilities board to meet
LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a reorganizational and regular meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the administration office, 7675 state Route 45.
Financial aid meeting set at United
HANOVERTON – United Local High School will hold a financial aid meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in Room #310. A representative from the financial aid office at University of Mount Union will review sources of financial aid and give instructions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Parents of students who are planning to further their education are encouraged to attend.
Beaver Local accepts fame nominations
LISBON – The Beaver Local High School Athletic Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations. Nomination forms are available at www.beaver.k12.oh.us/blhof/hall-fame.html or in the high school office.
Diane’s Birthday Bash set at Angels
CANFIELD – The public is invited to Diane’s Birthday Bash on Jan. 19 at Angels for Animals. An Italian dinner of wedding soup, salad, lasagna, bread and birthday cake will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at Andrews Hall. Cost is $10. There also will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets for the raffle and auction may be purchased starting at 10 a.m. The drawing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Sale at animal welfare thrift store
HOWLAND – “The Menagerie,” the animal welfare thrift store at 6037 E. Market St., is announcing a 50 percent off storewide sale. The public is invited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 19. All proceeds benefit the animal welfare shelter.
Breakfast buffet offered by Salem Masons
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.
AAA Driving offers South Range classes
BEAVER TOWNSHIP – AAA Driving School will hold a driver education class after school at South Range High School starting Jan. 28. For information about cost and dates call 330-692-0763.
Chili cook-off set at Columbiana Legion
COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana American Legion Riders and the Columbiana American Legion will host the fourth annual chili cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the American Legion, 44403 state Route 14.
This year’s competitors are Guilford Lake Grille, Hoot’s Hot Chili (Carrollton), The Wine Connection, Columbiana Diner (Lawrence Deidrick), Bo-Jangles Roadhouse Blues, John Kufleitner (Columbiana Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge) and Heck’s Restaurant, all of Columbiana, No Swine Left Behind (Leetonia), Kravitz Deli (Poland), The Original Roadhouse (Unity), Fred Perry Family and Jo-Lee Depillo (Youngstown).
There will be door prizes and a Chinese auction. A 52-inch TV and autographed Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing memorabilia will be auctioned.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door which include one sample from each of the competitors. Additional bowls of chili will be sold. The canteen will serve Columbiana Street Fair fries, hot dogs and beverages.
This year’s event is sponsored by McMaster’s Farms, Columbiana Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Kelly Oil and the Lawn and Short of It Landscaping
For tickets or more information call the American Legion at 330-482-9657.
Baby photo contest held at Carnation Mall
ALLIANCE – The Carnation City Mall is sponsoring a Valentine-themed “Lil Sweetheart” baby photo contest. Entries are open to children from birth to 3 years.
Entries must be a 5×7 photo and submitted by Jan. 28 to the welcome center or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and accompanied with an official form (available at the welcome center or email).
The winner will be chosen by the most votes submitted in the official entry box at the mall. One vote per person. Votes will be accepted Feb. 1-13. The winner will be notified on Feb. 14 and receive a $100 mall gift certificate.
Salem 1939 lunch canceled
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1939 has canceled its luncheon on Wednesday.
Beaver Local BOE to meet
LISBON – Beaver Local Board of Education’s organizational/regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in room two at the high school.
Salem Eagles offer pancakes
SALEM – The public is invited to a haystack breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Salem Eagles Club. Cost is $5. A dance follows from 9 p.m. to midnight. Music is provided by Damaged Goods.
MetroParks board to meet
CANFIELD – The regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the MetroParks Farm on state Route 46.
Radio classes offered
SALEM – Amateur radio entry level classes, provided by the Salem Area Amateur Radio Association, start at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the home of Ginger Grilli, 1530 E. State St. Registration is necessary by calling 330-549-3051.
NAMI?meeting set Jan. 14
LISBON – Family members, caregivers and friends of people suffering with a mental illness are invited to the National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28 in the multipurpose room at the Counseling Center on state Route 154. For more information call 330-424-5772.
Salem 1943 breakfast set
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Adele’s Place.
Salem 1952 lunch planned
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1952 plans to meet for lunch at noon Jan. 16 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Financial aid meeting set
EAST PALESTINE – An informational meeting regarding financial aid for higher education begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the East Palestine High School Media Center. Parents of students planning higher education are urged to attend. Information, forms and other materials regarding financial aid will be available.
Bell/A&T operators to meet
SALEM – Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators are invited to breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
DAHS?1957 breakfast set
LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1957 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Taste of Country.
Churches planning BLAST
SALEM – Building Leaders And Sharing Talents (BLAST) is a annual event for teens in northeastern Ohio area Nazarene churches. Events range from sporting events to singing, art, photography, preaching, etc.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 with registration at the First Church of the Nazarene in Salem, followed at 6:30 p.m. with the opening celebration and 7:30 p.m. with athletics and arts and crafts. Events continue from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the swimming pool at the Salem Community Center; and depart to hotels at 12:30 p.m.
Opening worship starts at 9 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Columbiana Church of the Nazarene, 330 N. Elm St., followed at 9:30 a.m. with break-out sessions and youth leader training; 10:30 a.m., music/creative ministries/academic events (competition time); 2 p.m., president’s report, elections and awards; and concludes at 3:30 p.m.
Salem 1959 lunch set
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch at noon Jan. 12 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Tax clinic help offered
LISBON – The Family and Community Resource Center is taking appointments for the Feb. 2 tax clinic at the Community Center at 134 S. Market St. Tax appointment sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Ohio Benefit Bank online tax process is a free service provided to those making $60,000 and below. Typically refunds are received in seven to 10 business days if directly deposit into a bank account. Several other tax clinics are scheduled at various locations in the county. For information or to make an appointment, call 330-420-0044.
Church Women to meet
SALEM – Mark Altomore will speak when Church Women United meet on Jan. 28 in the parlor at the education building at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The 1 p.m. fellowship will be hosted by women from the First Presbyterian and First Baptist churches. Altomore has been with Lamb’s House, a Bible counseling ministry, since 2002. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month. All women of all faiths and denominations are welcome.
Pumpkin seminar planned
CANFIELD – The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will host its giant pumpkin growing seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Millcreek MetroParks- McMahon Hall, across from the Canfield Fairgrounds.
To register, call Parks Garden Center at 330-533-7278. Admission is free and giant pumpkin seeds will be available. The class, taught by Tim Parks, will cover seed selection, soils, fertility, pests, pollination, pruning and irrigation. The group holds weigh-offs with divisions for heaviest pumpkin, tomato, watermelon, Halloween-type pumpkin, longest gourd and largest sunflower head.
‘Hoops for troops’ planned
BEAVER TOWNSHIP- Lexi Naples and Allison Oliver, senior members of the South Range Raider Girls Basketball team, will host a “Hoops For Troops” fund raiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at the varsity girls basketball game versus East Palestine at 7 p.m. Thursday at South Range High School. Kady Richards, 2013 Military Child of The Year Finalist by Operation Homefront, will open the event with the National Anthem. Fund raising efforts will include Hoops For Troops T-shirts for $10 (free admission to game with purchase), “Wounded Warrior Armbands” for $5, half-court shooting contest for $1 (winner receives a $10 Pizza Hut gift card) and Wounded Warrior pins and stickers available for donation box contributors.
Lisbon radio meeting set
LISBON – Members of the Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association will discuss possibly changing meeting dates at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. For further information call 330-222-1724. Guests are welcome.
Free recital of euphonium music offered tonight
COLUMBIANA – Eric Bable of Columbiana and Tom Mahovsky of Conneaut Lake, Pa., will present “Thief! A Euphonium Recital of Stolen Repertoire,” a free recital of euphonium music, at 7 p.m. today at Columbiana High School. The euphonium is a conical-bore, tenor-voiced brass instrument. A short reception will follow the performance.
New exercise programs set
at Community Center
SALEM – Two new programs begin Sunday at the Salem Community Center.
“Core Camp” at 1 p.m. is guaranteed to shape up core muscles (abs, back and glutes) while providing enough intensity to elevate heart rate. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. All class passes and wellness memberships are welcome.
“Women on Weights,” back by popular demand, begins at 2 p.m. This popular eight-week class incorporates a combination of weight machines and free weights performed in a circuit-style routine. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members.
East Palestine school
board to meet Monday
EAST PALESTINE – East Palestine City School District Board of Education’s organizational meeting and regular monthly meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the EPES media center.
Columbiana school board plans reorganization meeting
COLUMBIANA – The annual budget hearing, annual organization meeting and regular meeting of the Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school media center.
Alliance Hospital schedules
volunteer orientation program
ALLIANCE – Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) will host its monthly “Ventures in Volunteering” orientation program for potential volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in conference room 1-A, located inside the Cafe.
Each month a “Ventures in Volunteering” orientation program is held at the hospital to introduce interested individuals to the mechanics of hospital volunteering. For hospital volunteers, this orientation is a mandatory program that covers a variety of topics including: Planetree hospital concepts, patient confidentiality, and the benefits associated with volunteering at ACH.
“Whether our volunteers are baking cookies, discharging patients, offering Soft Touch hand-rub treatments, assisting patrons in the gift shop and snack shop, or simply holding a patient’s hand, they take their commitment very seriously and take great pride in the services they provide here,” said Michele Quinn, coordinator of volunteer services.
Currently there are over 50 service areas at ACH. Areas include those that are service oriented, clerical or patient centered. “We are receiving more requests from our staff for volunteers who are willing to spend time in patient care areas, and we try to tailor each volunteer’s service to their skills and comfort level,” said Quinn.
Case manager to speak at SCH Auxiliary meeting
SALEM – Betsy Williams, Salem Community Hospital’s assistant director of case management, will speak when the SCH Auxiliary meets at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in the small dining room at the back of the hospital cafeteria. The public is invited.
Monthly blood drives
set at Alliance Hospital
ALLIANCE – Alliance Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive every month during 2013. All pre-scheduled drives will be held on the second Thursday of each month. The first of the drives is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 in conference room 1-A, inside the hospital cafe. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years of age with parental consent), weigh no less than 110 pounds, and present a valid ID at the time of the donation.
Donors are encouraged to go online at to establish their own profile, thus enabling them to schedule an appointment to a given drive at their own convenience. The volunteer department staff will also be happy to schedule appointments for donors.
For more information about the blood drive sponsorship program or to schedule an appointment call 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821.
Salem 1958 to meet for breakfast at Adele’s Place
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1958 is having breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 at Adele’s Place. The class is also sponsoring the ROC Center.
Auditions planned for
‘City of Angels’ Jan. 20-21
SALEM – Salem Community Theatre at 490 E. State St. will hold open auditions for the smash hit musical comedy, “City of Angels” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, “City of Angels” is a swinging, sexy, smart, and hilarious musical comedy, directed by Michael Dempsey.
All actors with the exceptions of those playing Stine and Stone play at least two characters (one in the “real world” and one in the “reel world”). All roles are open.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. April 19, 20, 26 and 27; and at 2 p.m. April 21 and 28. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24. For more information contact Dempsey at 330-397-3667, or the box office at 330-332-9688 (salemcommunitytheatre.org).
Salem 1944 to meet for breakfast at Adele’s Place
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1944 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 at Adele’s Place.
Free course in health care field offered at Career Center
LISBON – A free course is being offered by the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center ABLE to adults interested in entering a career in the health care field. The course encompasses basic anatomy, biology, medical terminology, and contextualized mathematics. The class will be held in the evening over a six-week period. For more information call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.
Lisbon school board
to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday
LISBON – The regular meeting of the Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at the BOE office.
Chicken drive-thru dinners offered today at Salem church
SALEM -“Chicken on the Run” drive-thru chicken dinners will be sold from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. The dinner includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Dinners will continue to be served until 6 p.m. or until sold out on the first Thursday of every month.
Salem Area Amateur
Radio Association to meet
SALEM – The Salem Area Amateur Radio Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. New members and guests are welcome. Classes are also being formed for entry level and those interested should call 330-549-3051 for the w5IY manual and further information. Pre-registration is required.
Dinner offered for public
at Salem VFW Saturday
SALEM – The public is invited to dinner on Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St. The kitchen will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. featuring sandwich specials. For information call 330-337-8015.
Pork chop dinner set at Winona Friends Church
WINONA – The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will hold its monthly dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Baked pork chops, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and beverages will be served. Cost is $8. Carryouts will be available; call 330-222-1551.
Spaghetti dinner set at Salineville Masonic Hall
SALINEVILLE – A spaghetti dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Salineville Masonic Hall.
Woodsdale Cemetery Joint Board to meet Monday
SALEM – The Woodsdale Cemetery Joint Board will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Butler Township administration room on Slater Road.
Lisbon school board
to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday
LISBON – The reorganizational and regular meetings of the Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at the BOE office.
Windows 8 classes offered
at Salem Community Center
SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering the computer class: Windows 8 “What did they do to my Windows?” Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8, 9 and 10. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members; call 330-332-5885.
DAHS 1956 to meet for breakfast at Taste of Country
LISBON – David Anderson High School Class of 1956 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Taste of Country.
Salem 1956 lunch set Jan. 9
at Salem Hills Country Club
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1956’s bi-monthly luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Electric Furnace retirees to meet for breakfast Jan. 9
SALEM – Electric Furnace retirees and former employees plan to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Salem Community Center to host swim lesson program
SALEM -The Salem Community Center will host another session of its swim lesson program beginning Jan. 12 and running every Saturday through March 2. Six learn to swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available; call 330-332-5885.
Heart Works cardiac support group to meet Jan. 9
COLUMBIANA – The Heart Works cardiac support group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Grace Church of Columbiana, 140 S. Main St. Laurie Heintzelman will speak. For information call 330-892-0512.
East Palestine 1954 to meet for lunch at Antone’s
EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School Class of 1954 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at Paul’s Antone’s in Columbiana.
Salem Area Retirees lunch meeting set for Jan. 10
SALEM – Salem Area Retirees plan to meet for lunch at noon Jan. 10 at the CIO Hall on Prospect Street.
Salem 1953 lunch set Jan. 10 at Salem Hills Country Club
SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon Jan. 10 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
All-you-can-eat breakfast planned in North Benton
NORTH BENTON – A community all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12.
Salem Library to host
Monopoly game tournament
SALEM – The Salem Public Library will host a local Monopoly game tournament, open to the public ages 12 and up, in the library’s Quaker Meeting Room. Prizes will be awarded to first and second-place winners. The tournament will be played on two consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19. Registration is required by Jan. 7. Call 330-332-0042 or stop at the adult circulation desk.
Crestview school board meeting scheduled Jan. 14
COLUMBIANA – Crestview Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Performing Arts Center at Crestview Local Schools.
GED testing offered at Coffin Career Center in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN – Official GED testing, sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical Adult Education Department University System of Ohio, is available. Classes will be held at 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 at Choffin Career and Technical Center. All participants must be pre-registered and bring a photo ID. To pre-register for the test or to enroll in free classes call 330-744-8715.
Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation board to meet
SALEM – The regular monthly board meetings of the Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors have been set. The board plans to meet at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in January, February, March and December; at 8 p.m. the second Monday of the month in April, May, June, July, August and September; at 8 p.m. on Oct. 15 due to Columbus Day; and 7 p.m. Nov. 12 due to Veterans Day.
Meetings will be held at 1834-B S. Lincoln Ave. Changes will be posted at www.columbiana.oh.nacdnet.org and in the office.
Amateur radio exams offered at Lisbon EM building
LISBON – Amateur radio exams, technician through amateur extra, will be given at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management, 215 S. Market St. Registration begins at 1 p.m. For information call Dave Sprouse at 330-222-1450 or Don Kemp at 330-222-1724.
Banquet in Salem to feature pasta with meatballs
SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The meal will be sponsored by Salem Community Hospital. The menu offers wedding soup, penne pasta with meatballs, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables and fruit, and apple pie.