ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Library hosting limerick writing contest

LEETONIA- The Friends of the Leetonia Community Public Library will host a limerick writing contest at 6 p.m. March 21 at the library.

All ages are invited to participate and submit up to five limericks. Everyone who submits a limerick can pick a gift from the “Pot of Gold.”

Limericks are short, humorous poems of five lines in which the first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.

Gospel Choir will perform Saturday

SALEM – Kent State University’s Gospel Choir will perform a free concert at 4 p.m., Saturday at the Kent State City Center in Salem.

The choir is directed by Dr. Linda B. Walker, a professor at Kent State University. Founded in 1996 by Walker, the Kent State Gospel Choir has earned an excellent local, regional, national and international reputation. In 2011, the choir was invited to perform at the Prague Gospel Festival.

Choir members include students, faculty, staff and members of the community. While its members may vary each semester, Walker’s consistent values and expectations help the choir uphold its reputation. The choir will perform a diverse selection of gospel music, reflecting the diversity of its members and their varied backgrounds.

The concert will take place in the auditorium of the City Center, located at 230 N. Lincoln Ave., in Salem.

Beloit firefighters sponsoring fish fry

BELOIT – The public is invited to the all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Beloit Volunteer Fire Department, 17893 E. Fifth St. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

Team Five of St. Paul sponsoring Banquet

SALEM – Team Five of St. Paul Church will sponsor next week’s Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

The menu offers chicken noodle soup, penne pasta with meatballs, green beans, salad, fresh fruits and vegetables and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

United Class of 1963 plans reunion meeting

HANOVERTON – The United High School Class of 1963 has scheduled a reunion planning meeting at noon March 6 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Family to Family program planned March 6

LISBON – National Alliance Mental Illness of Columbiana County chapter has announced that the Mental Health Counseling Center will host the Family to Family program beginning March 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks.

Registration is required at 330-424 5772 or 330-332-4863. The workshop includes problem solving, empathy and communications skills in an effort to end the stigma associated with mental illness.

Fairfield-Waterford HS 1960 class will meet

COLUMBIANA – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 will meet for a coverdish luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 7 at the Woodland Run Clubhouse.

Winona Historical Society will meet

WINONA – The Winona Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Evangelical Friends Church.

Goshen Home Ext. will meet March 8

SALEM Goshen Home Extension plans to meet at 11 a.m. March 8 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Negley Masons serving fish and chips dinner

NEGLEY – A fish and chips dinner is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 at Negley Masonic Lodge, 50873 Richardson Ave. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under. Extra pieces of fish may be purchased at $2 each. Carryout orders are available.

Memorial Building Spring Bazaar is March 16

SALEM – The Salem Memorial Building Association is hosting its annual Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. Eight-foot tables and two chairs are provided for vendors at a cost of $25 for both days. Various crafts, candies, baked goods and other interesting items will be available for purchase. To reserve a table or for more information call the Memorial Building at 330-332-5512.

Lisbon kindergarten registration scheduled

LISBON – Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2013, may register their children for kindergarten from March 18-22 at the Lisbon Board of Education Office, 317 N. Market St. Appointments may be made by calling the board office at 330-424-7714.

Screenings for kindergarten will be held April 24 and 25. Appointments will be made at the time of registration.

Registration for the Lisbon Preschool will also be available at this time. There are a limited number of places available. The 4-year-olds will be considered first with 3-year-olds taking the remaining spots. Applications are available at the board office.

Parents enrolling children in Lisbon Schools must bring a photo ID of themselves, the child’s original birth certificate, original Social Security card, immunization records, proof of residency, and custody paper, if applicable.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Columbiana issues boil order

COLUMBIANA – The city of Columbiana has issued a boil order, until further notice, in effect for the Southern Terrace Trailer Park, due to a water main break.

First Brethren serving dinner

NORTH GEORGETOWN – The First Brethren Church at 27333 Main St. will serve dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today.

Chili, salad, bread, dessert and beverage will be provided free of charge to all who attend. Donations are accepted, but not necessary. A free movie, “The Walk Home,” follows at 7:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 27485 Main St.

Food distribution is Saturday

WINONA – A food distribution is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road.

The distribution is open to families and individuals residing in the United Local School District.

Center Park Board meets

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Community Center Park Board met Jan. 28 under the direction of President Ken Schwingle. The spring pancake breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Canyon View Room at Damascus Friends Church. Cost is $6. All proceeds benefit park maintenance.

The bid sheet for the 2013 mowing contract may be acquired by contacting Jerry Hollback at 330-537-8647. The contract is due by March 21. Upcoming events include the Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. March 23; and election of officers at the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in room 200 at the church. The public is invited.

Dairy Boosters will meet

SALEM – Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ezio’s. The business session follows at 12:30 p.m. Items of discussion include the spring banquet, committee assignments and the spring trip.

Food pantry will be open

EAST PALESTINE – The food pantry at Grace Lutheran Church will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 27 for East Palestine School District residents.

GED practice exam scheduled

LISBON -The official GED practice exam will be given at 10 a.m. March 1 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. To register call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.

SCH co-sponsoring blood drives

SALEM – To help meet the blood needs of area patients, Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two American Red Cross blood drives: from 1 to 7 p.m. March 1 at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave.; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the hospital, 1995 E. State St.

According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in America needs blood.

Recipients include accident victims, cancer patients, organ and bone marrow transplant patients, individuals undergoing open heart surgery and premature infants. Appointments may be made by calling 330-332-7227. Walk-ins will be accepted.

Leetonia Class of 1949 will meet

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1949 will meet for lunch at noon March 6 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Legion sponsoring craft show

ALLIANCE – American Legion Post 166 is sponsoring its spring craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at the post home, 141 W. Main St. There also will be food, beverages, baked goods and raffles.

Gospel Choir will perform

SALEM – Kent State University’s Gospel Choir will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. March 2 at the Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave.

The choir is directed by Dr. Linda B. Walker, a professor at KSU. Founded in 1996 by Walker, the Kent State Gospel Choir has earned an excellent local, regional, national and international reputation.

In 2011, the choir was invited to perform at the Prague Gospel Festival.

Fairfield 1959 Class will meet

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at Heck’s Restaurant in Columbiana.

Quilt Guild will meet March 5

SALEM – Members of United Quilt Guild will work on unfinished objects when they meet at 9:30 a.m. March 5 at the First Presbyterian Church on East Second Street.

The Market Place Workshop follows at 6:30 p.m.. The guild will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Patterson in charge. Members are reminded to bring finger foods.

SHS Class of 1968 will meet

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. March 14 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Women’s?Night Out is March 20

SALEM – Vendor and/or advertising tables, sponsorship and event tickets 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. Last year’s event was sold out, and 400 women are expected to attend this year’s event. Participants will enjoy a night of information, dinner, shopping and entertainment by featured speaker Judson Laipply.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the operation of the SCC Children’s Fitness Center. Event tickets will only be available through March 11. For more information or to purchase tickets call 330-332-5885 or stop by the SCC front desk.

Advisory Council seeks members

ALLIANCE – The Alliance Community Hospital Patient Advisory Council for Excellence (PACE) is seeking new members to join its committee.

This committee of former patients and caregivers serves to assist ACH in personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the healthcare experience.

This task force is charged with sharing ideas and suggestions in order to establish new initiatives at ACH which reflect the hospital’s mission, vision and values and that honor patient-centered care above all else. This workgroup will work with ACH administration to help enact policies and programs that honor the needs and preferences of patients and their family members and visitors.

The PACE group is currently seeking six new members with a vested interest in being involved on this working committee to help improve the healthcare experience and to help ACH better serve the community. PACE is looking for those who have been a patient or caregiver to a patient at ACH within the last 24 months in either an inpatient or outpatient setting.

The council meets on a monthly basis at ACH to regularly discuss opportunities for improvement, to provide input on programs and services and to become knowledgeable spokespersons for the organization.

To learn more about this committee contact Jessica Bloss at 330-596-7516 or Alliance Community Hospital at www.achosp.org.

Local author releases novel

HANOVERTON -Hanoverton author Robert W. Greier Jr. announces the publication of his newest novel, “Hallowing Wings.” This novel, the third published by Greier, is now available at Trade-a-Book in Salem, or at many sights online.

Dance is Saturday at Italian Club

SALEM – A dance will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Italian American Club. Music will be provided by Uptown Saturday Night.

Ladies Auxiliary will meet

SALEM – Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the post home.

Banquet in Salem is Monday

SALEM – The staff of Buckeye School will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

The menu offers vegetable soup, scalloped potatoes and ham, green beans, applesauce, fresh vegetables and fruit, and cookies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Suicide survivors group will meet

LISBON – Help Hotline Crisis Center’s support group of the Survivors of Suicide will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Columbiana County Counseling Center on Route 154. For more information call the Help Hotline at 330-424-7767.

SCC holding fitness program

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is hosting a six week Future Fitness program starting March 4. These fitness sessions include exercising from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, swimming from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and exercising from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Participants will learn the basics of exercising and nutrition. Cost for SCC members and non-members is $30. For more information contact 330-332-5885 or Cory Wonner at wonner@salemcommunitycenter.com.

Red Cross plans meeting

LISBON – The American Red Cross will conduct a volunteer recruitment and Disaster Action Team (DAT) meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. March 18 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Association office at 215 S. Market St.

For more information contact Barb Slator, American Red Cross disaster specialist, at 330-312-2258.

Salem Eagles hosting fish fry

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue.

Chicken dinners are also available. Cost is $8.50 per person. A dance is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the club. Music will be provided by Roadworks.

Masons hosting breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday 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.

Day of Prayer events planned

SALEM – Salem Church Women United has announced that the annual World Day of Prayer luncheon and program is slated March 1 at Faith Chapel, 511 E. Pershing St. The luncheon, prepared by the women of the church, begins at 12:30 p.m.

An appreciation offering will be taken. Reservations may be made by contacting Pat Wild at 330-337-3914 before Monday. World Day of Prayer is open to men and women of all faiths.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Drive-thru chicken dinners available today

LEETONIA – Drive-thru chicken dinners are available from 4 to 6 p.m. today, or until sold out, at the Leetonia United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St. Cost is $7 each.

Dance is Saturday at Italian American Club

SALEM – A dance will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Italian American Club. Music will be provided by Uptown Saturday Night.

SkillsUSA competition is Saturday

CANFIELD – The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host the 2013 SkillsUSA Northeast Regional Championship Competition on Saturday. Career and technical students from more than 16 schools throughout the Northeast Region will showcase their skills in more than 28 different competitions. The students will be competing throughout the day for a chance to advance to the 61st annual SkillsUSA Ohio Championships in April in Columbus.

The top three medal winners in each category will represent the region at the state level competition, where they will then vie for the opportunity to represent Ohio at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in July in Kansas City. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. For more information call Jacqueline Kuffel, career development supervisor, at 330-729-4120.

Ladies Auxiliary of VFW will meet Monday

SALEM – Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the post home.

Buckeye School staff sponsoring Banquet

SALEM – The staff of Buckeye School will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

The menu offers vegetable soup, scalloped potatoes and ham, green beans, applesauce, fresh vegetables and fruit, and cookies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

DAHS Class of 1955 will meet Feb. 28

LISBON – David Anderson High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Taste of Country.

Archive and Research Center will meet

LISBON – The Columbiana County Archive and Research Center’s quarterly meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at 129 S. Market St.

Suicide survivors support group will meet

LISBON – Help Hotline Crisis Center’s support group of the Survivors of Suicide will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Columbiana County Counseling Center on Route 154. For more information call the Help Hotline at 330-424-7767.

SCC hosting Future Fitness program

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is hosting a six week Future Fitness program starting March 4. These fitness sessions include exercising from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, swimming from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and exercising from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Participants will learn the basics of exercising and nutrition. Cost for SCC members and non-members is $30. For more information contact 330-332-5885 or Cory Wonner at wonner@salemcommunitycenter.com.

Great Steps Walk for NF is April 20

BOARDMAN – The Neurofibromatosis Network will host its Great Steps Walk for NF at 10 a.m. April 20 at Boardman Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the disorder by raising awareness and funds for research. NF research is aimed at identifying a treatment and cure for this genetic, progressive nervous system disorder.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 for adults ($25 the day of the event), children (ages 4-10) $12, and 3 and under $6. Participants who register before April 5 are guaranteed an event T-shirt.

Walkers can either walk as an individual or as a team and each individual raising $100 or more for the event will have their registration fee waived. Following the event, participants are invited to have fun, food and a chance to meet and chat with others touched by NF, and the volunteer chair, Jennifer Krawchyk. For more information or to register or donate online visit www.nfnetwork.org.

Art Walk added to summer concert series

YOUNGSTOWN – Mill Creek MetroParks is incorporating an Art Walk to the already well attended and successful summer concert series, Live! at the Morley (formerly known as Summerfest Spectacular). Located at the Judge Leo P. Morley Pavilion at the Wick Recreation Area, Live! at the Morley runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 12 through Aug. 28. Admission is free.

Artists are invited to share and sell their art at the concerts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for a fee of $50 per show. Artists must submit slides or photographs which are reviewed by a jury and their work will be accepted into the show based on technical skill, creativity, and/or other requirements.

For more information contact April Stanislaw at 330-702-3000 Ext. 30 or april@millcreekmetroparks.org.

Red Cross plans recruitment, DAT meeting

LISBON – The American Red Cross will conduct a volunteer recruitment and Disaster Action Team (DAT) meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. March 18 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Association office at 215 S. Market St. For more information contact Barb Slator, American Red Cross disaster specialist, at 330-312-2258.

Salem Eagles hosting Friday fish fry

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue.

Chicken dinners are also available. Cost is $8.50 per person. A dance is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the club. Music will be provided by Roadworks.

Salem Masons hosting breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday 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.

Day of Prayer events planned March 1

SALEM – Salem Church Women United has announced that the annual World Day of Prayer luncheon and program is slated March 1 at Faith Chapel, 511 E. Pershing St. The luncheon, prepared by the women of the church, begins at 12:30 p.m. An appreciation offering will be taken. Reservations may be made by contacting Pat Wild at 330-337-3914 before Monday. World Day of Prayer is open to men and women of all faiths.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Heart Works meeting is today

COLUMBIANA – The Heart Works cardiac information and support group meeting starts at 7 p.m. today at Grace Church, 140 S. Main St. The Rev. Dr. Rob Joy will discuss the subject of handling emotions after a heart attack.

Beaver Local BOE plans progress meeting

LISBON – The Beaver Local Board of Education is hosting a public meeting to discuss the progress of construction of the new school at 6:30 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.

EP Planning Committee meets Thursday

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Planning Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Park Community Center.

Salem Eagles hosting Friday fish fry

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue.

Chicken dinners are also available. Cost is $8.50 per person. A dance is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the club. Music will be provided by Roadworks.

Salem Masons hosting breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday 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 Class of1958-61 will meet

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Classes of 1958-61 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS Class of 1950 will meet Feb. 27

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1950 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Fish dinner planned at Argus Lodge

CANFIELD – A fish dinner will be served to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. March 1 in the fellowship hall at Argus Lodge, 5050 Shields Road.

The meal includes fish, chicken filets, french fries, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $6 for 12 and under. All proceeds will be donated to worthy and distressed brothers. Carryout is available by calling 330-533-3077.

Day of Prayer events planned March 1

SALEM – Salem Church Women United has announced that the annual World Day of Prayer luncheon and program is slated March 1 at Faith Chapel, 511 E. Pershing St. The luncheon, prepared by the women of the church, begins at 12:30 p.m. An appreciation offering will be taken.

Reservations may be made by contacting Pat Wild at 330-337-3914 before Monday. World Day of Prayer is open to men and women of all faiths.

The next meeting is scheduled March 25 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. A program will be provided by the drug task force from the Salem Police Department.

Pet loss bereavement group will meet

HUBBARD – The Learning Dog is offering a bereavement group for people who are struggling with the loss of their pet.

Meetings will be held, free of charge, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Learning Dog Training and Enrichment Center, 757 N. Main St., Hubbard. There will be snacks and beverages served during this hour and a half session. For more information call 330-534-4990.

Books available at SHS’s gift shop

SALEM – Two newly released books of local interest are now available at the Salem Historical Society’s gift shop at the Dale Shaffer Library. In preparation of the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid into Ohio, “Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio” by Cincinnati native David L. Mowery, takes a new look at this unprecedented event in American history.

A military operation unlike any other on American soil, Morgan’s Raid was characterized by incredible speed, superhuman endurance and innovative tactics. One of the nation’s most colorful leaders, Confederate general John Hunt Morgan, took his cavalry through enemy-occupied territory in three states in one of the longest offensives of the Civil War. The effort produced the only battles fought north of the Ohio River and reached farther north than any other regular Confederate force. Included are 25 maps and more than 40 illustrations.

Also available at the gift shop is a book by Tim Ginter, local minister, titled “Living Life Forward.” This book “introduces a series of revelational principles bound to assist and inspire. Richard Theiss, writer of his own book, “Surprise, Surprise” and available in the gift shop, comments on this book, Living Life Forward “what a gift.”

In addition, the gift shop has other books of local interest by local writers. Hours at the Shaffer Library at 239 S. Lundy Ave. are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The gift shop will be open during the book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 330-337-8514.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Community breakfast planned Saturday

DAMASCUS – A community breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road.

The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.

Quakertown Super Kids meeting set

SALEM – Quakertown Super Kids’ first organizational meeting of the year begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Area Chamber Building.

All interested volunteers, sponsors or parents are invited to attend. For more information call Janet Keene at 330-853-5114.

Beekeepers Assoc. will meet Sunday

CANFIELD – The Columbiana and Mahoning County Honey Beekeepers Association’s meeting begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mill Creek Metro Park building, across from Canfield Fair Ground entrance.

Salem Library trustees will meet Monday

SALEM -The Salem Public Library board of trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the library.

Emotions Anonymous meets each Monday

SALEM – Emotions Anonymous will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Holy Trinity Church on East State Street. For more information call 330-337-3089.

Goshen High Class of 1941 will meet

SALEM – Goshen High School Class of 1941 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Wildlife Ed Center hosting an open house

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center is hosting a new volunteer orientation and open house at 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is invited to attend for an informational tour and instructions and meet current volunteers. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 330-227-3485.

Firefighters Assoc. will meet Feb. 20

DAMASCUS -The Columbiana County Firefighters Association’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department.

Suicide survivors support group will meet

LISBON – Help Hotline Crisis Center’s support group of the survivors of suicide in Columbiana County will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Columbiana County Counseling Center on Route 154.

For more information call the Help Hotline at 330-424-7767.

‘Drive by chicken dinners’ will be sold

LEETONIA – The Leetonia First United Methodist Church at 50 Lisbon St. is sponsoring a “drive by chicken dinner” from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21, or until sold out.

Cost is $7 each. Dinner includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a brownie. Customers are asked to drive by the front of the church and place their order.

The dinner/dinners will be delivered to your car. Proceeds from this fund raiser benefit the update and repair of the church foyer.

Lt. Valentine will address Crime Watch

NORTH LIMA – Lt. Daniel K. Valentine will speak at the Beaver Township Police Crime Watch meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the activity center at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road. Lt. Valentine will discuss recent area criminal activity and crime statistics.

A review of 2012 is also planned. Meetings are open to the public.

SCT hosting Night at the Races fundraiser

SALEM – Salem Community Theatre is hosting its inaugural Night at the Races fundraiser on March 9 at St. Paul School gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with post time at 7 p.m. for the races.

Tickets are $20 for ages 21 and older only and include dinner, beer, pop, and the ability to bet on 10 horse races. Throughout the evening there will also be basket raffles and a 50/50. Horses in each of the first nine races may be purchased in advance. Horses are $10 each or nine for $80.

If your horse wins its race, you automatically win $25. There are only 90 available. To purchase, contact Ed Butch at edwardbutch@gmail.com or call the box office at 330-332-9688.

‘Operation Street Smart’ is March 19

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Columbiana County Drug Task Force, the ADAPT Coalition, and the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board are sponsoring “Operation Street Smart,” an award-winning, nationally renowned drug abuse awareness and prevention program which will be presented from 5 to 9 p.m. March 19 at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge.

Presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Operation Street Smart provides information on the following:

Current drug trends: What drugs are young people using?

How do young people get drugs and what can adults do to “stop the supply?”

Physiological effects: How do drugs affect young peoples’ behavior; what should adults be “on the lookout” for?

Concealment: How young people hide their drugs? What should raise adults’ suspicions?

Slang/terminology: How young people talk about drugs. What phrases or terms should raise adults’ suspicions?

This program is open to all adults and is of special interest to parents, educators, and community leaders with an interest in reducing the drug problem in Columbiana County.

The program is free, refreshments will be served, child care is not provided. Registration is required by calling the MHRS Board at 330-424-0195. The registration deadline is March 8.

Fish fry will be served at Lisbon VFW 4111

LISBON – A fish fry will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4111, 210 E. Lincoln Way. Cost is $10 per person.

Dinner includes a 12-ounce haddock, either fried or baked, baked potato or fresh cut fries, cole slaw or applesauce and roll. Carryouts are available at 330-424-7586. Dinners will also be available at the same time on Feb. 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Indoor yard sale, flea market is Feb. 23

SALEM – The annual indoor winter yard sale and flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.

Reservations for table rental are now being accepted by calling the Memorial Building at 330-332-5512. An 8-foot table with two chairs will be provided for $20. Lunch will be available for purchase.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

New Waterford Class of 1957 will meet

NEW WATERFORD – Members of the New Waterford High School Class of 1957 will meet for breakfast 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Waterford Methodist Church.

DAHS Class of 1956 will meet on Feb. 13

LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1956 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Taste of Country Restaurant.

Columbiana HS Class of 1951 will meet

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Das Dutch Haus. All classes are welcome.

MCCTC students hosting hair, nail-a-thon

CANFIELD -The junior cosmetology class at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host its annual fund raiser, “The Hair and Nail-a-thon,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Salon at MCCTC.

Junior students will be offering haircuts, hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. All services are $10 each. In addition to the salon services, the students will also hold a bake sale during this event. For more information or to make an appointment call Cosmetology Instructor Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000 Ext. 1309.

Bank?One retirees, ex-employees will meet

SALEM – Bank One retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at noon Feb. 19 at Sunny’s.

Lisbon High Class of 1966 will meet

LISBON – The Lisbon High School Class of 1966 plans to meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Chef’s Table.

Girls of SHS Class of 1957 will meet

SALEM – Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Feb. 21 at BB Rooners.

Junior Mother’s Club selling raffle tickets

SALEM – The Salem Junior Mother’s Club is selling $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $400 gift card to Gervasi Vineyard. Tickets are available by contacting Cristi Kopachy at 330-360-6602.

MetroParks offering children’s gardening

CANFIELD – Mill Creek MetroParks will offer a children’s hands-on gardening program this summer to children 8 years and older or those who have completed second grade. Weekly classes will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday from June 12 through August at the MetroParks Farm.

In preparation for the growing season, additional classes are scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23, April 20, May 18 and June 1 at the farm.

Celebrating 21 years of growing gardeners, vegetables and smiles, Veggie Gardens is a busy summer of planting, harvesting and gardening experience. Children have fun while learning where food comes from. Each child will have a 3×10-foot garden to tend all summer long at the MetroParks Farm. Cost is $85 for a Mahoning County residents and $95 for non-residents. To register call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Drive-thru chicken dinners sold today

SALEM – “Chicken on the Run” drive-thru chicken dinners, will be sold from 4 to 6 p.m. today, until sold out, at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave.

The meal includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. As drivers arrive to the (south) entrance of the church, their dinners will be handed to them in their cars.

SHS Class of 1959 lunch is Saturday

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch at noon Saturday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Beaver Local BOE will meet Feb. 11

LISBON – Beaver Local Board of Education plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in room two at the high school.

LHS ’43 lunch set

at Das Dutch Haus

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

EP Park Committee meeting is Feb. 11

EAST PALESTINE – The Village of East Palestine Park/Recreation/Safety/Cemetery Committee meeting begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 11, one hour prior to the regular meeting at 7 p.m., at the East Palestine Park Community Center.

EP Class of 1954

will meet for lunch

EAST PALESTINE – East Palestine High School Class of 1954 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Paul’s Antone’s in Columbiana.

Crestview BOE will

meet on Feb. 13

COLUMBIANA – The regular meeting of the Crestview Local Board of Education begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Performing Arts Center, 44100 Crestview Road.

Retirees will be

treated to lunch

SALEM – Salem Area Retired Employees are invited to lunch at noon Feb. 14 at the CIO Hall on Prospect Street. The meal will be provided.

Former phone

operators to meet

SALEM – Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Fame nominations being accepted

East Liverpool Kent State University at East Liverpool’s Wall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Friends of the Kent State East Liverpool Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Kent State graduates for their professional accomplishments and community involvement. The Friends of Kent State University at East Liverpool Award honors individuals who work tirelessly to improve the community and support the university’s mission to provide quality education to the tri-state area.

To nominate someone for the Wall of Fame Award contact Bethany Zirillo at 330-382-7430 or email bgadd@kent.edu to request an application.

Recipients of the awards will be recognized at the 25th annual Wall of Fame Honors Banquet at 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the East Liverpool Country Club.

A dinner program will honor students for outstanding academic achievements and this year’s Wall of Fame inductees.

Also during the banquet, the Wall of Fame Committee will announce the recipient of its annual scholarship, and the Joan Gailey Memorial Scholarship will be given in memory of the late Dr. Joan Gailey, a beloved former professor at the East Liverpool campus.

Kindergarten registration at South Range

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – Kindergarten registration for students in the South Range Local School District will be taken the week of March 4-8. Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2013, may register over the phone and make an appointment for screening by calling the elementary school office at 330-549-5578 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the designated week. Students to be registered must be residents of the South Range School District.

Danny McVicker Scholarship breakfast at Legion

SEBRING – The Danny McVicker Scholarship Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon March 3 at the American Legion, 395 W. California Ave.

The all-you-can eat meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, French toast, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 per person.

Lifeguard training available at SCC

SALEM – The Salem Community Center will offer a lifeguard training course from March 4-15. Classes will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. Upon completion participants will receive Lifeguard Training, First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR and AED Essentials certifications. To register call 330-332-5885.

Chili fund raiser planned

NORTH LIMA – Nine cooks will bring their finest chili concoctions to the first-ever chili cook-off to benefit Goodness Grows at the Common Grounds Church. The event is slated 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23, at 2310 W. South Range Road (the former Mellinger’s Nursery).

Funds raised at the cook-off will help furnish newly renovated greenhouses with equipment and adaptive working areas.

“Our goal is to raise $5,000 this year to kick-start our horticultural training work with special needs high school students, working from seed to sale, if our dream of starting a farm stand here comes to fruition,” said Greg Bowman, executive director.

The family-friendly event includes chili samples from all contestants and opportunity for younger children to help break open pinatas at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The cost to participate is $8.75 in advance or $10 at the door. Cooks will serve their chili with condiments to win the approval of attendees who will select the “People’s Choice” winner with kidney beans for voting tokens.

A panel of judges including Pat Lowry (from the office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan) and Sara Polton (from the office U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson) will evaluate the entries to award three more awards. All winners will receive a framed and mounted commemorative mini-apron sporting the event logo of a dancing jalapeno pepper over a boiling cauldron.

Competing will be teams from Arrow Disposal of Washingtonville, Lance Newton; Come Into the Kitchen of Columbiana, Rose Conrad; Dandelion Lane Catering of Leetonia, Dawn Lichtenwalner; Greenford Cupboard, Terri Hauser; Leetonia Mennonite Church, Darlene Martin and Pam Millikin; Midway Mennonite Church of Columbiana, Larry & Becky Wehr; Smokehouse BBQ Restaurant of Greenford, Matt Baird; Tie One On of Columbiana, Rita & Jay Esbenshade; Zaney Pearl Farm of Leetonia, Kathryn Hatch.

Goodness Grows is a faith-based non-profit organization that works creatively with community groups, congregations, organizations and individuals to seek transformation through agriculture that gives life. The outreach ministry of Common Ground Church Community, it provides agricultural leadership and training to bring about social and economic change. Goodness Grows will host Jubilee Food Justice Mission Trips for high school youth groups this summer, working in urban and rural areas to explore the rich story of local food.

For details, call the church at 330-549-9408 or visit www.GoodnessGrows4All.org.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

SCH, Crestview High co-sponsoring Feb. 13 community blood drive

COLUMBIANA – Salem Community Hospital is teaming up with Crestview High School to sponsor a community blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Crestview High School, 44100 Crestview Road. All donors will be entered into a prize drawing.

Past donors who have not given since Dec. 19 are eligible, and new donors are welcome to give. Appointments may be made by calling 800-GIVE-LIFE.

Donor eligibility information is available on the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org.

Salem Junior Mother’s Club meets today

SALEM – The Salem Junior Mother’s Club meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. today at Amy Zimmerman’s home.

Wing Night Wednesday planned today

NEGLEY – Wing Night Wednesday is slated from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Middleton Township Fish and Game Club, 50501 Richardson Ave.

Cost is $7 per dozen or $4 per half dozen. Flavors include barbecue, ranch, garlic, hot, mild, honey Dijon, sweet barbecue, garlic parmesan or any combination. Carryouts are available at 330-426-9755.

DAHS Class of 1947-47 will meet

LISBON -The David Anderson High School Classes of 1946 and 1947 are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Taste of Country.

SCH’s Auxiliary sponsoring candy sale

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a Valentine candy sale, with proceeds benefiting future hospital projects.

Candy will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Salem Giant Eagle on East State Street. Candy can also be purchased from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11-14 in the hospital cafeteria. The sale is cash and carry.

The following Giannios candies will be available for purchase: 16-ounce boxed chocolates for $14 each; 8-ounce boxed chocolates for $7 each; dark chocolate and milk chocolate pouches for $2 each; and 1.5-ounce chocolate heart suckers for $1.50 each. Assorted Harry London and Fannie May candy bars will also be sold for $1.25 each or five for $5. For more information call Rick Kountz at 330-332-7126.

Columbiana High Class of 1961 will meet

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana High School Class of 1961 plans to meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Skyline Diner in Salem.

EPHS Class of 1964 will meet Feb. 9

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School Class of 1964 (Boomers) will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Bojangle’s Restaurant.

‘Pancake Plus Breakfast’ planned Saturday

NEW WATERFORD – A “Pancake Plus Breakfast” is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 S. State St. Donations will be accepted.

Lisbon BOE will meet Feb. 12

LISBON – Members of Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the board room at the BOE office.

SHS Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Adele’s Place.

Schoolhouse Stitchers will meet Feb. 14

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP – An open sewing begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 when the Schoolhouse Stitchers meet at the former Goshen Township Administration Building on Route 165.

The gathering meeting follows at 7 p.m. Those attending are asked to wear red and bring a small amount of a Valentine treat.

The program is a “Crazy Quilted Heart Mug Rug.” Members need to bring scrap prints of reds, pinks, whites, creams, and/or heart fabrics to use and share with others; a rectangular background piece; a backing piece; two pieces of thin poly batting or warm and natural, all pieces measuring 10″x 7;” sewing machine and supplies (or) hand sewing supplies with embroidery floss of red pink, white or black and straight pins.

Schoolhouse Stitchers meet regularly the second Thursday of each month with open sewing at 2 p.m. and the gathering meeting at 7 p.m. Any level quilter/sewer is welcome to attend. Attendance donation is $1 for each meeting.

Trickett will speak at Columbiana Library

COLUMBIANA – Jessica Trickett from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present “Form and Function: The Beauty of Glass,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Columbiana Public Library.

This presentation explores ancient and modern glass, glass making techniques and examples of glassware as works of art. It also offers practical tips for cleaning and maintaining glassware. For more information call 330-482-5509.

Concealed carry class scheduled at SHC

SALEM – National Rifle Association certified instructors are teaching a concealed carry class on Feb. 24 at the Salem Hunting Club. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-9847. All levels of experience welcome.

Plans under way for East Palestine Fair

EAST PALESTINE – The 126th annual East Palestine Fair will return to Market Street on May 23-26. The fair began in 1887 at the fairgrounds, now the Village Park.

In 1935, American Legion Post #31 brought the fair to Market Street. In 1999, the fair was moved to a side street due to construction and, for many reasons, did not return to Market Street. Following last year’s event, the legion announced that it would no longer sponsor the fair.

The East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to continue the street fair tradition. The chamber will work closely with the legion to ensure that the nostalgia of past events transitions smoothly.

Bates Amusements of Wintersville is providing the midway rides and games.

People interested in assisting with the fair on a volunteer basis are invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Community Center.

Crestview PTO sponsoring Adult Date Night

COLUMBIANA – The Adult Date Night, sponsored by Crestview PTO, begins at 7 p.m. March 2 at Bojangle’s Restaurant on Route 14.

The buffet-style dinner features barbecue ribs and chicken with side dishes. Advance tickets only are available by contacting Nikki Harris at 330-886-0244. Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple.

There will be live entertainment, a Chinese auction, and 50/50 raffle. Casual dress attire is appropriate. The ticket reservation deadline is Feb 22.