Community Happenings

Canfield Masons name trustee

CANFIELD-W.B. Robert Edwards, a longtime member and past master of Argus Lodge, was recently installed as a five-year trustee of Argus Lodge in Canfield. He resides in Youngstown with his wife Sharon. Edwards is a 32 Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, member of York Rite, Al Koran Shrine and Aut Mori Grotto. He is known as “Who Me,” a member of the Clown Unit. Edwards retired as an army captain in 1997 after serving in Vietnam from 1969-71. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army and the financial secretary of Youngstown Fraternal Order of Police #28. He retired as detective in 2000 from the Youngstown Police Department.

SHS ’68 to meet for dinner

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Historical Society to meet

WINONA – The Winona Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Winona Friends Church’s Family Life Center on Whinnery Road.

SHS ’69 to meet for lunch

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at BB Rooners.

Meals on Wheels board meets

COLUMBIANA The Columbiana Meals on Wheels board of directors met Jan. 16 to discuss upcoming fund raisers. The annual spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction will be held on April 13 at Firestone Park. The public is invited. Anyone wishing to donate a basket is asked to drop it off at Sitler’s Florist on East Park Avenue. Drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program. For more information call 330-482-0366.

Seven and One Club meets

SALEM – The Seven and One Club met on Jan. 16 at the home of Mrs. Larry Dearth. Her guests included Tracy Dearth and Mrs. Tom Mercure. Cards were played after the luncheon. Prizes were won by Ms. Dearth, first place; Mrs. Ken Kaufman, second place; and Mrs. Fred Weingart, low and travel. The next regular club night begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Weingart home.

R-Weigh groups meet

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 23 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker, Susan Cain, Chris Learn and Doris Senior. Sue Carver and Shirley Dias were the goalies for the week. The Seven Do’s and Don’t’s were discussed at the afternoon meeting. Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting. Carol Held did a program on how to choose the foods from the food groups on the exchange diet. A new “Lose For Your Heart” contest will start with the Jan. 28 weight at both groups for the month of February. Members will also be paid $1 per pound for their January losses. New members are welcome. For information call 330-332-1078.

SSACSF to host ham dinner

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.

Garden club holds meeting

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., held its January meeting at the home of Rhonda Mitchell. Hostesses were the club’s board of directors, Marilyn Wingett, president; Mitchell, first vice president; Hilda Spack, treasurer; and Marcia Spack, secretary. Twelve members were present as Wingett welcomed them into the 60th year of the garden club’s existence. The 2013 yearbook “Damascus Garden Club 60 Years and Growing” was distributed. Money from the sale of the 2013 Damascus Garden Club calendar is still being collected. Standing committee reports were as follows: The Awards committee is collecting news articles for entry in the Ohio Garden Club competition. At the request of Community Care, Marty Hollinger volunteered to provide bud vases for the Jan. 15 Ruritan/Red Cross blood drive at the Damascus Methodist Church. Joyce Steer, historian, has completed the 2012 scrapbook and brought it to share with the members. The Sunshine committee reported on greeting cards sent in 2012.

Under old business, members discussed holding a flower show in 2013 and voted to table a decision on the matter until the February meeting. Under new business, an invitation to join the Damascus Garden Club will be issued to a prospective member. Mitchell made a motion to present the Damascus Friends Church with funds to help cover the expenses incurred with their preparation of the club’s 2013 yearbook. Peggy Stoffer seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Marilyn Brumbaugh distributed flyers that announced the 13th annual Beech Creek Garden Symposium in Massillon, Ohio on Feb. 16. The program was presented by Mitchell who showed a DVD “National Garden Clubs, Inc. Growing Our World Greening Our Communities.” The importance of the club’s mission was an emphasis of the presentation. The Damascus Garden Club began its mission in September 1953 with 20 members. Federation for the club came in 1954 and it is now affiliated with the National Garden Clubs Inc., Central Atlantic Region, and the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., Canton District.

Members enjoyed wedding soup, krapfen, and hunklich for dessert.

Community Happenings

Historical meeting

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the new Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. The public is invited.

DAHS ’55 breakfast

LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Taste of Country.

Weingart Cousins

SALEM – Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when the Weingart Cousins met recently at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 12.

Deerfield dance

DEERFIELD -The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per person.

Music club meeting

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.

Benefit dinner slated

SALEM – The public is invited to the Matthew Todd spaghetti dinner benefit at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 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 Facebook.

Alliance Aglow meeting

ALLIANCE – Members of Aglow International Alliance Lighthouse will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 374 Homeworth Road. Tim Wright, a singer, songwriter and worship leader, will speak. He and his wife Emily currently reside in East Liverpool. Those attending are asked to bring cookies or finger foods to share.

Salem Masons buffet

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.

Leetonia Ruritans meet

LEETONIA – Leetonia Ruritans met Jan. 12 at the Leetonia Public Library with 11 members present. Richard Sitler led the group in singing “America.” Ray Heddleson gave the opening prayer. The 2013 directories were given to members and the budget was approved. Sitler presented perfect attendance pins to the following members: Bob Campbell 39 years; Lynn Eskay, 30 years; Richard Sitler, 28 years; Galen Zimmerman, 13 years; Ron Bulford, 10 years; Karen Bulford, six years; Al Citino, six years; John Hall, five years; Ray Heddleson, three years; JoAnn Fields, two years; Mark Gardner, one year; and Bill Garrett, one year. The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the library.

WR?Rangers meet

BERLIN CENTER – Levi Smith and Ian Hames led the first meeting of 2013 of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club on Jan. 10. Congratulations was extended to Levi and Emily Smith, Jena and Erin Styka, and Gabriella and Nickolas Marinesky who will serve on the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board this year. Emily and Levi reported on the sessions they enjoyed at the 2013 Junior Fair Conference in Columbus earlier this month. Pam Campbell, an advisor for the Junior Fair Board, added comments about the sessions she attended. A thank-you note was read from Hope for Women International for the pillowcase dresses members made in July 2012 for “Dress A Girl Around The World.” Members were encouraged to attend the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference in Columbus on March 9. The club will meet again at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Registration forms must be submitted by this date.

Author has new book

SALINEVILLE – Author Connie Randolph has announced the release of her new book, “The Fur-Raising Adventure of Casper Joe.” Pet lovers will appreciate the third heartwarming tale of Casper Joe as he seeks tail-wagging success for his furry friends.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or For more information contact James Branscum, marketing representative, at 888-361-9473 or

R-Weigh groups meet

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 42 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker, Gloria Judy, Wilma Grams, Edie Sternburg, Mary Hefner, Colleen Wafler, Diane Hart, Sandi Shipton, Doris Senior and Beverly Armitage. Patty Mills and Carol Held were the goalies for the week. Jo Carol Gray and Hefner received the birthday award. Jeni Alwood reached her one-fourth way to goal status. Karen Pauline presided at the meeting. Held continued explaining the exchange diet and passed out brochures on the subject. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-3332-1078.

Butler Grange meets

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently at the Myrtle Bailey residence. Bailey gave a synopsis of an article, “A Note to the President.” Ohio State Grange family activity contest winners from Butler Grange were: Photography-Scenery (non-member) Mary Stallman, first place; Before and After (two photos), Ruth Ann Altenhof, first place; and Comfort Toy, Altenhof, fourth place.

Altenhof presented the program, January happenings: New Year’s Poems. “As the

Clock Ticks Away the Last Few Hours of the Year” was read by Clyde Zepernick; “What Does the New Year Signify?” was read by Ida Zepernick; and “Another Fresh New Year is Here” was read by Bailey. Altenhof offered several thoughts to celebrate January as National Soup Month.

4-H club holds meeting

WASHINGTONVILLE – The Kids, Kows, ‘N’ Kritters 4-H Club met on Jan. 11 at the Cope home. The new officers presided, including President Justin Coppersmith, Vice President Isaac Thompson, Secretary Kelly See, Treasurer Cody Cope, Health and Safety Officer Brandon Catlett and News Reporter Rachel Thompson. There were nine members, three advisors and five guests present. Members discussed the upcoming jewelry party fund raiser to be held Jan. 24 at the Wilcox home. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Becky Coppersmith at The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 with the location to be announced.

TOPS?1380 meets

SALEM – TOPS 1380 members met Jan. 14 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Cora Jean Briggs led the TOPS pledge and prayer. She also recited the KOPS pledge with Margaret Phillips, Audrea Goodballet and Barb May. Award winners were Barb May, KOPS; and Shirley Bullis, honorable mention. Goodballet celebrated her birthday. Eleanor May read from “Devotions for Dieters” for the “circle of light.”

HCS ’14 to host dinner

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.

Community Happenings

Past phone operators

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.

SHS ’43 breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Adele’s Place.

SHS ’69 lunch

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. today at BB Rooners.

SHS ’47 breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All members and guests are welcome.

DAHS ’57 breakfast

LISBON – Members of the David Anderson High School Class of 1957 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Taste of Country.

United CED quilting

HANOVERTON – The United Local Community Education Department is sponsoring a beginning quilting class, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., beginning on Jan. 14. The six-session class will also meet on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, and March 4. During the class, participants will learn to make quilted place.mats and matching napkin rings. Cost is $15. Kathy Taucher is the instructor. To register, and to find out what materials to bring to class, call the superintendent’s office at 330-223-1521.

Greenford ’58 lunch

GREENFORD – The Greenford High School Class of 1958 will have lunch at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All members and friends are invited.

CWU meeting set

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.

Ruritans host party

DAMASCUS – Damascus Ruritans recently enjoyed their Christmas party. Fifty-two members and guests were served a meal prepared by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church. Member Jay Lucas asked the blessing, David Denny led the group in singing “America” and Secretary Darlene Snyder read the list of members with December birthdays and wedding anniversaries.

President Dave Wingett presented a motion from the board to donate money to a needy family and the remainder of the business was postponed until the January meeting. Ohio District Ruritan Zone Six Governor Eric Augustein installed the new club officers for 2013: President Wingett, Vice President Rick Bell, Secretary Snyder, Treasurer Roger Smith; and Al Lutz, Denny, Walt Lautzenheiser and Roy Johnson, directors. The club is celebrating 60 years of community service and was chartered in December1953. “Warrior Explosion,” a musical, was presented by 50 students of the West Branch Middle School under the direction of Krista Clay.

Ziering visits Calcutta

CALCUTTA – Actor Ian Ziering visited Ivywood Spa and Wellness Center in Calcutta on Dec. 27. Ziering has appeared in Beverly Hills 90210, Dancing With the Stars, and That’s My Boy. During his visit he demonstrated and discussed the benefits of the galvanic spa, an electronic tool used at Ivywood to lift and firm facial skin. Ziering said he uses this machine himself to meet the aesthetic demands of the television and film industry.

TOPS 1380 meeting

SALEM – TOPS 1380 met Jan. 7 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church for its first meeting of 2013. Barb Baughman led the TOPS pledge and prayer, while the KOPS pledge was recited by Margaret Phillips, Cora Jean Briggs and Barb May. Barb May was congratulated for reaching KOPS status. Eleanor May read for the “circle of light.” Baughman and her husband, Larry, were recognized for their anniversary.

Past Bank 1 workers

SALEM – Bank One retirees and former employees are invited to lunch at noon Jan. 15 at Ricky’s English Pub. For reservations or questions call Evelyn Babb at 330-332-5307.

LHS ’43 lunch

LEETONIA The Leetonia High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana. All classes are welcome.

R-Weigh groups meet

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met Monday at the First Friends Church. Members recorded a loss of 23 pounds over the holidays. Karen Pauline presided and welcomed the members to the new meeting place. Carol Held presented the exchange diet information and the importance of keeping a calorie chart with more on the subject next Monday. Members were asked to set a goal for the month of January. A brochure of rules and awards for 2013 was given to the members. Goalies for the weeks were JoAnne Bogdan, Shirley Dias and Ruth Miller. Good losers were Francie Tuel, Margie Dale, Edie Sternburg, Colleen Wafler, Diane Hart, Doris Senior and Jeni Alwood. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Quilt Group meeting

CANFIELD – That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Fair Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The two owners from Village Quilts in Canfield will discuss “The History of Quilting” and bring items for purchase. For membership information contact Mary Rose Nordquist at

AARP tax counseling

SALEM – AARP tax counselors will prepare tax forms, free of charge, starting Feb. 5 at the Columbiana County Office on Aging in the Memorial Building on East State Street. Taxpayers with income up to $60,000, disabled, and senior citizens are eligible for this free service. Participants must have no more than five stocks or bonds and must bring last year’s tax forms and property tax from the previous year. Appointments will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call the Office on Aging to make an appointment at 330-332-1163. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Fair secretary honored

COLUMBUS – Teresa Unkefer, Columbiana County Fair secretary, received first place for the Fair Book Cover in a Medium Size Fair Category at the 2013 Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention in Columbus.

Community Happenings

Deerfield dance canceled

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society’s first Monday dance on Jan. 7 has been canceled. The regular dance schedule returns on Jan. 21.

Area Singles to meet

LISBON – Area Singles will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at Pondi’s in Lisbon. The group also plans to meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Pizza Hut in Columbiana, on Jan. 23 at Long John Silvers in Salem and on Jan. 30 at Unity Roadhouse in Unity.

Country music jam set

COLUMBIANA – The public is invited to a country music jam from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 17 at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center.

Salem UCT to meet

SALEM – Members of Salem United Commercial Travelers, Council #590, plan to meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Perkins restaurant. The business session follows.

Senior Citizens to meet

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Senior Citizens plan to meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 in the Upper Room. A pizza luncheon will be served. Members are reminded to bring a sack lunch to the meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at the same place.

Committee meeting set

COLUMBIANA – The Restoration, Renovation, and Beautification Committee of Columbiana will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Columbiana Womens Club. The committee is seeking new members for its work for the coming year. Interested parties from Columbiana and the surrounding areas are invited to attend. The committee’s previous projects have included the renovation of the the town square and the installation of the new Columbiana sign on Route 14.

R-Weigh holds meetings

SALEM – The non-profit R-Weigh weight groups will hold meetings with weigh-ins from 1 to 1:30 and 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays beginning Jan. 7 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. All monies paid into R-Weigh is returned to the members, paying $1 per pound plus monetary contests and incentives to lose their weight. Members can use any diet of their choice.

R-Weigh suggests the American Heart Association exchange diet, lifestyle changes and portion control with Carol Held, a registered certified dietician, co-leading the group. Former members are welcome with all fines forgiven. New members may visit at no charge. For more information call 330-332-1078.