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Banquet to feature sloppy joes

SALEM – Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the Fourth Thursday Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Building. The menu offers chicken noodle soup, sloppy joes, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, and ice cream. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Salem Eagles plan fish fry

SALEM – The weekly fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue. Chicken dinners will also be available. Cost is $8.50 per person.

A dance is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Music will be provided by Manhattan.

Fish fry set at Saxon Club

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Saxon Club, 1980 Newgarden Road. Cost is $11 for adults and $5.50 for children. Dinners include a choice of fried or baked ocean cod or breaded pork chops. Carryouts are available after 4:30 p.m. at 330-222-1770.

‘Seussical’ performed at United

HANOVERTON – United Local High School will present “Seussical the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2 and at 2:30 p.m. March 3. Tickets are on sale in the high school office (330-223-7102). Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. On March 2 the cast will host a birthday party for Dr. Seuss at 5:30 p.m. in the junior high gym with face painting, Dr. Seuss books being read by the main characters, a Seuss craft, snacks and The Whos. Cost is $5 per child.

Spaghetti dinner set Saturday

EAST ROCHESTER – An all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball 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 up to age 10. Carryouts are available.

Pork chops served in Winona

WINONA – A pork chop dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center at the Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road. The meal includes a pork chop, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available. For more information call the church at 330-222-0200.

Country jams back in Rogers

ROGERS – Country music jams are returning next month at the Rogers Community Auction dining hall. The public is invited from 6 to 9 p.m. March 3 and 17.

Breakfast set at Salem AMVETS

SALEM – AMVETS Post 45 and Sons breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Singing Weavers to perform

GREENFORD – The community is invited to a free concert with The Singing Weavers titled Let’s Shine Together! at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Greenford Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Cole Reed benefit planned

WASHINGTONVILLE – The spaghetti dinner benefit for Cole Reed will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532, 575 S. County Line Road. Dinner will include pasta and meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 10 and free for under 3. Carryouts are available. There will be a Chinese auction, door prize raffle and 50/50 drawing. For more information contact Maryann Milsom at 330-427-2821, Elmer Milsom at 330-427-6977 or Melina Puskarcik at 330-518-1464.

Compassionate Friends to meet

SALEM – Compassionate Friends plan to meet at 7 p.m. March 4 at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

Driving classes set at United

HANOVERTON – AAA driving classes start on March 4 at United Local High School. Forms are available in the guidance office. Home-schooled students may attend. For more information call 330-692-0763.

Leetonia 1951 breakfast planned

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 5 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

‘Soup to Go’ offered

WASHINGTONVILLE – “Soup to Go” will be available on March 6 at the Robbins United Methodist Church, 100 High St. Homemade soups in different varieties will be available at the drive-thru from 3 to 5 p.m. Quarts starts $6 each.

Getting Crafty class to meet

SALEM – Spa-Crafty is the theme for the Getting Crafty class for adults 18 and older to be held at 6:30 p.m. March 11 in Salem Public Library’s Quaker Room. The evening will include creating a fragrant body scrub, decorating a storage container for the scrub and being treated to a fragrant foot soak. Materials for the crafts will be provided free of cost. Each attendee interested in enjoying an individual foot soak must bring a towel. Registration is required at the adult circulation desk or by calling 330-322-0042, option #2.

Salem 1956 lunch planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1956 will meet for a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. March 13 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. Spouses and friends are welcome.

Green FD breakfast set

GREENFORD – The Green Township Fire Department’s pancake breakfast will be held from 6:30 to 11 a.m. March 16 at the Green Township Fire Station, 12210 Lisbon Road. Proceeds are earmarked to be used for fire and EMS equipment. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for 5 and under.

Dress Donation Drive continues

BELOIT – The seventh annual Project Prom’s Dress Donation Drive continues through the first few weeks in March. Used prom dresses may be dropped off at West Branch or Salem High schools. Other types of contributions are also welcome. Individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in supporting Project Prom are encouraged to contact Jill DeRamo at West Branch High School at 330-938-4406.

All girls are welcome to participate in the program, regardless of where they live or what school they attend. Project Prom will hold its distribution date from noon to 4 p.m. March 23 at the Salem Schools Administration Building in Salem to pick out a free prom dress and possibly leave with other free services to make their prom a memorable one (shoes, gift certificates for hair, nails, make-up, flowers). Free items/services will also be provided by Keith Davis from Create-A-Color Shoes and the Casal Aveda Institute.

‘Rainmaker’ auditions planned

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players has announced auditions for “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash are scheduled at 2 p.m. March 16 and 7 p.m. March 18 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave. Casting requirements are for five men ages 18 and up and one woman age 18-30. All auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Performances will take place June 7-23. For more information call director Sam Luptak Jr. at 330-207-3483.

Salem 1951 breakfast set

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 6 at the Skyline Diner.

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Indoor flea market, yard sale set at Memorial Building

SALEM – The annual indoor winter yard sale and flea market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Lunch will be available for purchase.

National Honor Society yard sale held today at Salem High

SALEM – The Salem High School Chapter of National Honor Society is sponsoring its large indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the school cafeteria. Items available include holiday decorations, sporting equipment, household items, books, games, garden tools, etc.

Mental Health and Recovery Services’ board to meet

LISBON – The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services’ board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 27 Vista Drive.

Salem 1955 lunch planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Adele’s Place.

Board of Developmental

Disabilities meeting set

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the board administration office, 7675 state Route 45.

Salem 1972 breakfast scheduled

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1972 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 2 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. A class dinner is slated at 6 p.m. March 14 at BB Rooners.

Salem Hospital to offer

free Grandparenting Class

SALEM – Current or soon-to-be grandparents can learn about new approaches to child care during a free Grandparenting Class hosted by Salem Community Hospital’s Family Education Program. The class will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. March 2 at the hospital and includes discussions on infant safety, nutrition and medications. A tour of New Beginnings Family Care Center, SCH’s maternity unit, will also be provided. To register call the SCH Family Education Line at 330-337-4989.

Steak fry scheduled

March2 at Lisbon VFW

LISBON – The public is invited to steak fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4111, 210 E. Lincoln Way. Cost is $14 for steak and $9 for chicken. Dinners include salad, baked potato or fresh cut french fries, roll and coffee. A dance follows from 8 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by The Nobody’s. Admission to the dance is $5 or free with the purchase of a meal.

Salem Library’s used book sale set March 2 at St. Paul

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s semi-annual used book sale, sponsored by Salem Public Library Memorial Fund Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 in the gymnasium of St. Paul School, 925 E. State St. Adult fiction and non-fiction, regular and large print books, children’s books, audio-visual materials and magazines are available. For information stop in or call the library at 330-332-0042.

Benefit dinner to aid Cole Reed planned March 3

WASHINGTONVILLE – A benefit dinner for 5-year-old Cole Reed of Salem will be held from noon to 6 p.m. March 3 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532, 575 S. County Road.

Cole was attacked in an event that left him without his grandmother (his guardian at the time). He had a serious head injury and since then has undergone a second surgery. Proceeds will be used toward Cole’s medical expenses and his recovery.

The benefit dinner is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5532. Adult tickets are $8, $4 for ages 4 to 10 and free for under 3.

Tax talk set March 5 at Columbiana Library

COLUMBIANA – “Tax Talk with Cynthia Beveridge of H & R Block” is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Columbiana Public Library. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Salem 1967 dinner planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1967’s get-together dinner begins at 7 p.m. March 21 in the backroom at Ricky’s English Pub.

Tri-County Opry to kick off for spring in East Rochester

EAST ROCHESTER – The spring Tri-County Opry kicks off at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at the West Community Center on U.S. Route 30. Special guests include Rodney and Sandy and the Gospel Spirits, the Soehnlen Sisters, Jimmy Howson, Christine McLean, Tom Freeland and Amy Hill Fankhouser. The featured Bluegrass band is the Cricket County Ramblers.

The kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. serving homemade soup, sandwiches and desserts until show time and at intermission. Admission is $6 for ages 10 and over. For more information call 330-894-2902.

Giant Eagles collect donations, food items for Food Bank

SALEM – Through March 31, customers can help provide food to those in need by tearing off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon at the cash register at any Giant Eagle location in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The donation will be added to their grocery bill. Non-perishable food items may also be placed in designated bins at the front of the stores.

Last year, Giant Eagle stores collected $62,722 through Check Out Hunger as part of the Harvest for Hunger campaign, which enabled the Food Bank to distribute $940,830 worth of food to people right here in the Mahoning Valley. Giant Eagle stores in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties have set a goal of $85,000 this year through the donation coupons.

Harvest for Hunger is a month-long food and funds drive that takes place in 21 counties of northeast Ohio and benefits four Feeding America member food banks including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. All funds raised and food collected in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties remain in our community to feed local friends and neighbors.

Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These organizations include faith-based pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. To learn more about how you can get involved in the Harvest for Hunger campaign call 330-792-5522 or visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.

Red Cross aids families after Friday East Liverpool fire

EAST LIVERPOOL – The American Red Cross provided assistance that affected three homes on Railroad Street in East Liverpool Friday morning. The Red Cross is providing food, clothing, seasonal items and overnight accommodations to the two families.

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Disabled Veterans to meet

SALEM – Disabled American Veterans plan to meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the AMVETS Post 45.

DAHS 1953 to meet Thursday

LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1953 will meet at noon Thursday at the Taste of Country.

Fish fry set in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 290. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children.

DAHS 1963 breakfast planned

LISBON – David Anderson High School Class of 1963 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Taste of Country.

United breakfast fund raiser set

HANOVERTON – The all-you-can-eat scholarship breakfast fund raiser and silent auction is slated from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at United High School cafeteria. Made to order omelets and crepes are available. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Breakfast planned at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available at 330-427-2533.

Concealed carry class offered

SALEM – National Rifle Association certified instructors will teach a concealed carry class on Feb. 24 and March 17 at the Salem Hunting Club, 549 Indiana Ave. People with all levels of experience are welcome. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-9847 (www.salemhuntingclub).

Firearms seminar set in Ravenna

RAVENNA – The Realize Firearms Awareness Coalition is sponsoring a free educational and informational seminar at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Maplewood Career Center. The program focuses on the Second Amendment and what it means. For more information call 440-548-2442.

Junior Mothers selling tickets

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

‘Angry Men’ auditions set

SALEM – Auditions for the acclaimed drama, “12 Angry Men,” begin at 7 p.m. March 3 and 4 at Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St. Director Terri Wilkes will be looking for adult male actors ages 21 and over for all of the roles. Interested actors must read from the script, interact with other auditioners, and demonstrate the ability to assume and retain a strong character. Rehearsal dates will be announced at auditions.

Show dates are May 17-25 (no show on May 26), with the likelihood of a student outreach performance on the morning of May 22. For more information call the box office at 330-332-6988 or visit salemcommunitytheatre.org.

Lifeguard training offered

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course on weeknights from 5 to 8 from March 4-15. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. To register call 330-332-5885.

Belly dancing program planned

SALEM – The Salem Community Center has announced a six-week belly dancing program starts March 14. This class is for beginner to intermediate belly dancers. Basic cabaret-style dance moves will be taught. Cost for SCC members is $55 and $70 for non-members. For more information contact 330-332-5885 or wonner@salemcommunitycenter.com.

Washingtonville fish fry set

WASHINGTONVILLE – A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available at 330-427-2533.

Group home meeting planned

LEETONIA- A community meeting organized by residents will be held to discuss concerns regarding a proposed adult group home in the village at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Leetonia Community Public Library.

Enrollment open house set

BEAVER TOWNSHIP- The South Range Local School District will hold an Open Enrollment Open House for all perspective students interested in attending the district for the 2013-2014 school year at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the K-12 complex Auditorium.

Students in grades kindergarten through six that reside in adjacent school districts may be eligible to attend the district via an application process. The intent of the meeting will be to communicate the open enrollment process with parents and tour the K-12 Complex. A question and answer session will be held as part of the general meeting.

All eligible parents and students are invited to attend the informational meeting and tour the facility. For information regarding the open house contact the South Range Local School District Board of Education Office at 330-549-5226.

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Salem Junior

Baseball sign-ups set

SALEM – Salem Junior Baseball will hold sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Salem Community Center.

Banquet features creamed chicken

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The sponsor is Salem Methodist Church. The menu offers soup, creamed chicken over biscuit, mashed potatoes, salad, fresh fruits and vegetables, and cake. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Jubilee Chorus seeking singers

SALEM – The Salem Jubilee Chorus is now seeking female singers, and also male singers, to join the group. Practices are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. For information call 330-337-6682.

Leetonia 1955-57 lunch planned

LEETONIA The Leetonia High School classes of 1955-57 are invited to lunch at noon Feb. 20 at Antone’s.

United school board to meet Feb. 20

HANOVERTON – The regular monthly meeting of the board of education of United Local School District begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the high school library.

County Disabilities board to meet

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the administration office, 7675 state Route 45.

Salem 1946

breakfasts set

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1946 plans to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26 and March 26 at Adele’s Place.

Indoor flea market scheduled 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. Cost is $20 for an 8-foot table with two chairs. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Indoor yard sale set at Salem High

SALEM – The Salem High School Chapter of National Honor Society will sponsor a large indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in the school cafeteria. “This will be the second year that the school has had such an event,” said Robert Viencek, NHS advisor. “We’re looking to the community for donations for the sale. These would include holiday decorations, sporting equipment, household items, books, games, garden tools, etc. The things we can’t accept are bicycles, clothing and shoes. The churches in town do great rummage sales-the clothes should go to them.” Donated items may be dropped off from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the cafeteria. Student workers will be available to help people unload their items.

Quaker City Band practices to begin

SALEM The Salem Quaker City Band will begin band practice from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 4 in the Salem High School band room. Anyone who has been thinking of picking up and playing their musical instrument, or wants to brush up their instrument skills, is welcome to attend.

Ladies Elk Auxiliary

scholarships offered

SALEM – Applications for the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship may be obtained at the Elk Lodge, Salem High School, or from a member of the Scholarship Committee.

Two $500 awards will be given in May. Awards are given to seniors whose father or stepfather, mother or stepmother is a member in good standing in Elks Lodge 305. One scholarship is for academic and one for vocational. Students may apply for a Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, which is a separate one from the main lodge.

Applications may be sent to Betty Clayton, 1430 Brookview Drive, Salem 44460 before April 23. For more information call Nancy Stumperth at 330-337-9639, Ona Mae Erath at 330-337-9868 or Clayton at 330-332-1451.

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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.

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3 types of lasagna offered at dinner

COLUMBIANA – A choice of one of three types of lasagna is available at the Heartland Christian School Class of 2014’s fund-raising dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the school, 28 Pittsburgh St. The meal includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and punch. The suggested donation is $10.

Pizza Challenge set in Leetonia

LEETONIA – Leetonia Ruritan Club will host its annual Pizza Challenge from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Leetonia Elementary School gymnasium. Cost is $6 per person and free for children under 5. Area pizza vendors will compete for votes. The Leetonia/South Range basketball game follows in the high school gym.

Men of Salem 1960 lunch set

SALEM -Men of the Salem High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Columbiana Boosters to meet

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Athletic Boosters will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the High School Commons.

Harvest for Hunger kicks off

YOUNGSTOWN – The Second Harvest Food Bank’s 22nd annual Harvest for Hunger kick-off begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 2805 Salt Springs Road.

This month-long food and funds drive takes place during March to help stock food bank shelves for the summer months when donations taper off and children are home from school.

Last year, Harvest for Hunger raised more than $160,000 and collected 41,000 pounds of food. All funds raised and food collected stays in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to help feed hungry friends and neighbors.

To participate in the Harvest for Hunger campaign by conducting a food or funds drive to benefit the food bank, contact Rita Brady at 330-792-5522 Ext. 11 or visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org. to download a registration form.

Contributions may also be made at Supermarket Sponsor Giant Eagle stores and Sparkle Markets by tearing off a $1, $5, or $10 coupon at the register or dropping off a non-perishable food donation at the front of the store. Monetary donations made at Giant Eagle and Sparkle Markets are added directly to your grocery bill.

Nursing information offered

SALEM – Information sessions will be held at Kent State’s Columbiana County campuses for registered nurses who are interested in earning bachelor’s degrees in nursing.

The RN to BSN information night will be held Wednesday at Kent State Salem and Feb. 21 at Kent State East Liverpool. Each information night begins at 5:30 p.m. The Salem session will be held in room 192 of the Health and Sciences Wing, and the East Liverpool session will be held in room 208 of the Mary Patterson Building. For more information call Kent State Salem at 330-332-0361 or Kent State East Liverpool at 330-385-3805.

The RN to BSN program at Kent State is designed for the busy and varied schedule of a working registered nurse. It includes online nursing courses and face-to-face classes; seven-week courses; individualized academic plans; and rolling admissions so that students can begin any semester. The updated curriculum reflects critical competencies for contemporary nursing practice as recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Kent State nursing programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Hospital chief to speak in Damascus

DAMASCUS – Steve Ruwoldt, president and chief executive officer of the Salem Community Hospital, will be the guest speaker when the Damascus Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. The public is invited.

Meeting set for Leetonia program

LEETONIA – An informational meeting for parents and 10th and 11th grade students begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Leetonia High School library. Information about the junior/senior to sophomore program will be provided. Leetonia High School began offering the program during the 2008-09 school year. The junior/senior to sophomore program awards high school and college credits to students who elect to take college courses while in high school. In order to participate, students must be accepted by a participating college or university.

Currently, Leetonia High School students are enrolled in the program at Kent State University, Salem campus. Students and parents interested in learning about the program should attend the meeting where they will learn about the 2013-14 school year requirements.

Parents and students must notify the school of their intention to participate in the junior/senior to sophomore program by March 2013. Mary Rice, Leetonia High School’s guidance counselor will be available to answer any questions at Thursday’s meeting or at the school 330-427-2115 Ext 2466.

County elections board to meet

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Elections will meet in regular session at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the board office at 7989 Dickey Dr., Suite 3.

Fish, chicken fry set at Salem Eagles

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish and chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue. Cost is $8.50 per person.

Leetonia 1962 breakfast planned

LEETONIA – Leetonia High School Class of 1962 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Friday at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana.

Columbiana Legion fish fry planned

COLUMBIANA – American Legion Post 290 will hold its all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children.

Fish, chicken fry set at Beloit FD

BELOIT – A fish and chicken fry is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Beloit Fire Department Station #1, 17893 E. Fifth St. Cost is $10 for an adult meal and $5 for children under 10. A 50/50 drawing also will be held.

Salem VFW to host breakfast

SALEM – The 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, 496 Arch St. Haystacks, or a traditional breakfast of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage patties, will be served with toast, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $4 per meal.

Salem 1943 breakfast planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1943 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Adele’s Place.

DAHS 1957 to meet for breakfast

LISBON – David Anderson High School Class of 1957 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Taste of Country restaurant.

Salem1954 breakfast planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Fish fry set at Leetonia club

LEETONIA – A fish fry is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1 at the Leetonia Italian American Club. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-9900.

Preschool story time at Leetonia

LEETONIA- Preschool story time sessions have resumed at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their 3- to 5-year-olds at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

Water Safety Instructor class set

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor class April 1-12. The class will be held on weeknights from 5 to 8. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. Participants will be able to teach parent and child lessons, as well as learn to swim levels one through six and Longfellows Wale Tales.

A lifeguard training course is slated March 4-15 on weeknights from 5 to 8. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. For more information or to register call 330-332-5885.

South Range enrollment to open

BEAVER TOWNSHIP- The South Range Local School District will be accepting open enrollment applications (grades kindergarten through six) from residents of adjacent school districts for the 2013-2014 school year effective at 8 a.m. March 4. Adjacent districts include Boardman, Canfield, Columbiana, Crestview, Leetonia, Salem, Springfield, West Branch and Western Reserve.

Procedural forms and applications may be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Feb. 25 at the South Range Local Schools Board of Education offices at 11375 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. The open enrollment application deadline is 4 p.m. March 28. Contact the South Range Board of Education office at 330-549-5226 to clarify any questions regarding the open enrollment procedures.

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East Palestine school board to meet

EAST PALESTINE – Members of the East Palestine school board will meet at noon Sunday in the EPES Media Center.

United Local Booster Club to meet

HANOVERTON – United Local Athletic Booster Club’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school library.

Salem Public Library’s Spy School set

SALEM – Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to be secret agent librarians and break a code, uncover secret information and learn the tricks of the spy trade at Salem Public Library’s Spy School on Feb. 18. Sessions begin at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Classes will include Disguises 101, Stealth Training, and Code Breaking followed by a spy mission. The program is free, but requires registration starting Feb. 11, at the library or by calling 330-332-0042, option 3.

School food director to prepare Banquet

SALEM – J.R. Straley, director of food services for Salem City Schools, will prepare the meal for the Banquet in Salem to be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The sponsors are the Salem High School Chapter of National Honor Society and the Spanish Club. The meal offers tomato soup, barbecue ribs, homemade macaroni and cheese, tropical fruit salad, green beans, fresh fruit and vegetables and assorted desserts. Additional sponsors are needed. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Lisbon school board to meet Tuesday

LISBON – The regular meeting of the Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at the BOE office.

Columbiana school board to meet

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education’s meeting is slated at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school media center.

Salem 1939 lunch set at Salem Hills

SALEM The Salem High School Class of 1939 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Leetonia 1962 breakfast planned

LEETONIA – Leetonia High School Class of 1962 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana.

Deming retirees to hold breakfast

SALEM – Deming retirees and former employees are invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem Library book sale scheduled

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s semi-annual, used book sale, sponsored by Salem Public Library Memorial Fund Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 in the gymnasium of St. Paul School, 925 E. State St. The sale will include adult fiction and non-fiction, regular and large print books, children’s books, audio-visual materials, magazines and more. For information stop in or call the library at 330-332-0042.

Women’s Night Out tables available

SALEM – Vendor and/or advertising tables, sponsorship and event tickets are 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. Event tickets will only be available through March 11. For information or to purchase tickets call 330- 332-5885 or stop by the SCC front desk.

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Guilford Lake Ruritans plan fish fry

GUILFORD LAKE – An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Haystack breakfasts offered at Salem Eagles

SALEM – Haystack breakfasts will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue. Cost is $5 each. A dance from 9 p.m. to midnight follows. Music will be provided by Following June.

Mahoning Valley Retreads to meet Saturday

AUSTINTOWN – Mahoning Valley Retreads will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Denny’s, 4927 Mahoning Ave. All bikers over 40 are invited along with their co-rider. Membership fees are $15 each or $20 per couple. Forms will be available at the meeting or at 330-717-7825.

Breakfast set at Smith Grange Sunday

BELOIT – A country-style breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Smith Grange.

Valentine’s Day ham dinner planned

MINERVA – Bayard Grange on U.S. Route 30 will serve a Valentine’s Day ham dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The meal includes cheesy potatoes, green beans, choice of homemade cole slaw or applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Cost is two for $15; or $8 for large and $6 for small. Carryout is available. For more information call 330-894-2902.

Mill Creek MetroParks board to meet

CANFIELD – The Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks plan to meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the MetroParks Farm on Route 46.

American Heritage Girls troop to open

SALEM – Heritage Baptist Church of Salem is chartering an American Heritage Girls troop and will have an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the church for girls ages 5-18 interested in finding out more about this scouting club. For more information call 330-314-6825.

Lisbon Ruritan set Valentine’s Day rose sale

LISBON – The Lisbon Ruritan Club is hosting its annual Valentine’s Day rose sale. Cost is $20 for one dozen red roses, boxed. To order see any Lisbon Ruritan member, or call 330-831-1795 and leave a message. Orders are due by Feb. 8. All proceeds benefit the club’s community projects.

Lenton fish fries set at Saxon Club

SALEM – The Salem Saxon Club at 1980 Newgarden Road will host the first of six annual Lenten public fish fries, from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Dinners include choice of baked or fried ocean cod, or breaded pork chops, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce or cole slaw, homemade cake, coffee, tea, iced tea or punch. Cost is $11 for adults and $5.50 for children. Carryouts available by calling 330-222-1770 after 4:30 p.m.

‘Joe the Coupon Guy’ to speak

SALEM – Joe Daugirdas, “Joe the Coupon Guy,” will visit at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Daugirdas will discuss how to save 70 percent and more on grocery and toiletry shopping as well as utilities, travel, restaurants, cell phone service, etc. To register for this free program stop in or call 330-332-0042.

Seniors2Sophomores program session set

SALEM – Area high school students and their parents are invited to an information session to learn more about the Seniors2Sophomores program at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Room 134 of the Kent State University Salem campus, 2491 state Route 45.

The information session is open all area high school students and is sponsored by KSU at East Liverpool and Salem. Space is limited; to reserve a seat call 330-332-0361.

Seniors2Sophomores is a dual enrollment program that enables academically qualified high school seniors to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Participating students may be able to complete the last year of high school and the first year of college at the same time. Tuition and books are free to qualified students.

Breakfast offered at Salem Masons

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23 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 set pizza challenge

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Ruritan Club will host its Pizza Challenge from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Leetonia Elementary Gymnasium. Cost is $6 per person, free for children under 5 years old.

Columbiana Chamber to host 60th Awards Banquet Feb. 24

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 60th annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 24 at the Dutch Village Inn. Honorees include:

Dallas Lehman, Educator of the Year.

Tanner Perkins, Young Citizen of the Year.

Graft Electric, Business of the Year.

Keith Chamberlin and Jay Groner, Lifetime of Service awards.

Ginny Perkins and Larry Deidrick, Outstanding Community Service awards.

Buckeye Transfer Realty, LLC, adaptive reuse/upgrading.

All Points Physical Medicine, business expansion.

Crestview Performing Arts Center, new construction.

City of Columbiana, Special Community Improvement award.

Milestone Awards will be given to Sitler’s Flowers and Greenhouse, PHD Manufacturing, Inc., HRG, Inc. and Farmers National Bank.

The community is invited and reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 15. Call the chamber at 330-482-3822 from 9 a.m. to noon or visit www.columbianachamber.com.

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Friends of Beaver Creek to meet

EAST LIVERPOOL – Friends of Beaver Creek State Park will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Trading Post, 12021 Echo Dell Road. Events for the year will be discussed. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-227-3939.

Port Authority to meet on railroad sale

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Columbiana County Port Authority will hold a special board meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the port authority offices at 1250 St. George St. Members will approve a letter of intent with Aqua Infrastructure LLC for sale of the Y&S Railroad.

Salem 1947 breakfast planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All class members and guests are welcome.

Salem radio group to meet at library

SALEM – The Salem Area Amateur Radio Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Salem Public Library’s Quaker Room. Finalization of plans for the club’s annual dinner will be discussed. Guests and those interested in becoming a member or interested in amateur radio are welcome to attend.

Columbiana Senior Citizens plan meetings

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Senior Citizens plan to meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 and 26 in the Upper Room. A pizza luncheon will be provided on Feb. 12. Members are reminded to bring a sack lunch to the meeting on Feb. 26.

Business Connection luncheon set

SALEM – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its first Chamber Business Connection luncheon for 2013 at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Salem Community Center. Featured guest speaker will be Gene Babik, manager of the Business Resource Network. The chamber’s business of the month is Essex of Salem. All chamber members and guests are invited. Reservations may be made by emailing tlpeppel@salemohiochamber.org or calling 330-337-3473.

Kaiser retirees to meet for breakfast

SALEM – Kaiser/National retirees and past employees will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14 and 28 at Adele’s Place.

Salon at Mahoning Career Center open

CANFIELD – Cosmetology students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have opened The Salon at MCCTC for afternoon hours to the public. Salon hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The junior and senior cosmetology students will offer haircuts, styling, perms, hair color, manicures and hair removal. All services are performed by students under the supervision of an instructor. Prices start at $5. To make an appointment call Cosmetology Instructor Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000 Ext. 1309.

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Salem Basketball homecoming is Saturday

SALEM – Salem High School’s Basketball Homecoming will be held Saturday during halftime of the varsity game with Minerva. The crowning was postponed last week due to bad weather.

Fish fries planned at Leetonia club

LEETONIA – A fish fry will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today and Feb. 8 at the Leetonia Italian American Club. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-9900.

East Palestine school board to meet

EAST PALESTINE – East Palestine City School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the EPES media center.

Elkrun trustee meeting planned

ELKRUN TOWNSHIP – Elkrun Township trustees plan to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 19 at the township administration building on state Route 154 east of Lisbon.

Lunch for Goshen Extension scheduled

SALEM – Members of Goshen Home Extension will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Salem Hills Golf Club.

Valentine pillow boxes to be made in class

SALEM – Valentine pillow boxes will be made during the Getting Crafty class at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. The free class is open to all age 18 and older. All materials are provided. Registration is required at the adult services desk or by calling 330-332-0042.

Commercial Travelers to meet at Perkins

SALEM – Salem United Commercial Travelers Council 590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session follows.

Greenford 1946 lunch planned

GREENFORD – The Greenford High School Class of 1946 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Salem Hills Golf Club.

Hospital auxiliary meeting scheduled

SALEM – The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in the small dining room at the back of the hospital cafeteria. The speaker is Patricia Flamino, RN, MSN, of the Salem Area Adult Daycare Center.

Beaver Township Ruritan Club to meet

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – Seventh District Judge Joseph J. Vukovich will speak when the Beaver Township Ruritan Club meets on Feb. 14 at the Paradise Grove Church on New Buffalo Road. Dinner reservations may be made until Feb. 7 by calling Don Swope at 330-788-5655. Cost is $10 per person.

‘Beauty of Glass’ topic at meeting

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, 332 N. Middle St. This presentation explores ancient and modern glass, glass making techniques and examples of glassware as works of art. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.