ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Goshen trustees set special meeting

SALEM – Goshen Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 to interview and possibly hire reserve officers for the police department.

Veterans Outpost meetings held Tuesdays

LEETONIA – Veterans Outpost support meetings begin at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Point Man’s LZ Refuge, 116 1/2 Oak St. For more information call 800-877-8387.

Friends of Pioneer Village to meet

EAST LIVERPOOL – Friends of Beaver Creek State Park Pioneer Village will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 in the Trading Post, 12021 Echo Dell Road. Plans for the “Road to Gettysburg” on May 25 and 26 will be discussed. Volunteers are welcome. For information call 330-227-3939.

Farm Animal Baby Shower set April 7

CANFIELD – The public is invited to the Farm Animal Baby Shower, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road. Cake and punch will be provided while supplies last. Admission is free.

After April 7, the farm will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. On Sundays, wagon rides and a craft are available for $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information call 330-533-7572.

Roads to reopen in Mill Creek Park

CANFIELD – Effective April 8, the following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will reopen to vehicular traffic for the season: Chestnut Hill Drive, between Canfield Road and the Kirkmere Spur. High Drive between the Kirkmere Spur and West Cohasset Drive and Calvary Run Drive between Belle Vista Avenue and Milton Avenue. For more information call 330-702-3000.

‘Putnam Spelling Bee’ auditions set

ALLIANCE – Carnation City Players will hold auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from 5 to 8 p.m. April 7 at the Firehouse Theatre, 450 E. Market St. Auditioners will be asked to sing with an accompanist provided. No a capella or singing to tracks. Call backs begin at 6:30 p.m. April 8. Auditioners must be at least 18 years of age. Small roles for older adults are available. Production dates are June 7-8 and 14-16. The show is directed by Lee Lavery, musically directed by J. Kim Lewis, and choreographed by Missie Gardner. For more information call 330-821-8712.

Lifeguard training course offered

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course. Classes will run Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. April 15-26. 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.

Comcast Care Day planned in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana will host Comcast Care Day from 9 a.m. to noon April 27. Comcast employees will spend the day working side-by-side with families, friends and community partners to help clean up and beautify Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park and the Columbiana cemetery. Volunteers are needed to make this project a success. Breakfast will be provided in pavilion #4 by Mirror Lake in Firestone Park. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and sign-up at the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce office at 330-482-3822.

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Salem Public Library board of trustees will meet Monday

SALEM – Salem Public Library board of trustees plan to meet in special session at 5:10 p.m. Monday at the library. Personnel matters will be discussed.

United Young Farmers will sponsor Banquet in Salem

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

Next week’s sponsor is United Young Farmers.

The menu offers potato soup, beef tips and noodles, green beans, fruit cocktail, fresh vegetables and fruit, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 will meet April 4

COLUMBIANA – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. April 4 at Annabell’s Restaurant, 110 Benton Road, Salem.

Winona Area Historical Society will meet April 4

WINONA – The Winona Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Winona Evangelical Friends Family Life Center.

Newbold will address meeting of Amateur Radio Association

SALEM – Luke Newbold will speak when the Salem Area Amateur Radio Association meets at 6:30 p.m. April 4 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library.

Newbold is the new Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency coordinator. New members and guests are welcome.

Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet April 8

COLUMBIANA – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet for dinner on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the Roadhouse Restaurant on Route 14, east of Columbiana.

Fundraiser for Rich Center for Autism under way until April 8

YOUNGSTOWN – Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread are sponsoring a fundraiser for the Rich Center for Autism.

All area Panera Bread locations will sell cookies in the shape of puzzle pieces for the “Pieces of Hope Cookie” campaign through April 8.

All proceeds from the special cookie sales will be donated to the Rich Center. A puzzle piece is the nationwide symbol for autism.

In addition to the cookie sale, all area Panera locations will collect money throughout April at canisters located at the registers to benefit the Rich Center.

Salem High School Class of 1969 will meet for lunch

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1969 is invited to lunch at 12:30 p.m. April 14 at BB Rooners.

Dr. Tick will present complimentary seminar

CANFIELD – Lissa Bell, a licensed managing esthetician/natural skin care practitioner/certified TDI technician, invites you to attend a complimentary two-hour seminar on May 2 with Dr. Michael Tick ND, PhD, FACMT, CTN.

Call 330-402-1258 for seminar times to be held at the Canfield Pharmacy Care building, 11 E. Main St., Canfield. Seating is limited. Attendees may enter to win a free custom facial.

Dr. Tick is a board certified naturopathic physician, certified traditional naturopath, bio-chemist, skin researcher, scientific lecturer and alternative medicine practitioner.

For over 35 years he’s researched the largest organ in the human body, the skin. He is known as the world pioneer in the field of Transdermal Infusion (applying topical formulas on the skin to solve all health problems of the human body).

Plans discussed for July 12-14 Peddler’s Day celebration

HANOVERTON – The Peddler’s Day Committee recently met at Jane Blazer’s home to discuss the many plans for the Peddler’s Day weekend, July 12-14, which will be combined with the 200th bicentennial celebration of Hanoverton.

The celebration kicks off July 12 with an antique car parade from 7 to 10 p.m. A ghost walk starts at 8 p.m. and is $5 per person. A petting zoo is planned. The vendor’s fee is $25.

A community dinner is planned and a tent will be set up to accommodate 100 people at a time. Music and dancing follows.

Joe McKarns will serve as master of ceremonies for the traditional Tom Vickroy Memorial Parade at 2 p.m. July 13. The time capsule will be opened at 2 p.m. July 14.

Rep. Johnson holding discussion forum, town hall event

SEBRING – Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) will hold a “Sit Down with Seniors” discussion forum from 1- 2:15 p.m. April 3 at Copeland Oaks at 800 S. 15th St.

He will discuss the steps that he has taken to guarantee the promise of Medicare and Social Security so that current seniors will continue to receive their fully funded benefits.

Johnson will also talk about what he is doing to preserve vital programs for future generations.

After brief opening remarks, Johnson will encourage those in attendance to ask questions and share their views. The purpose of this informal meeting is to talk about issues that are important to seniors in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio.

From 6-7:15 p.m. on April 4, Johnson will hold a town hall event, “Mineral Rights: Unraveling Federal Taxation” at Kent State University, Room 192 of the Health and Sciences Wing, on Route 45, Salem.

The town hall will also be simulcast at the Kent State East Liverpool campus. Attendees will be connected via live internet broadcast and will be able to join the discussion. This forum presented by Rep. Johnson will address concerns and questions regarding tax filing requirements from mineral extraction income.

Additionally, a representative from the Internal Revenue Service will be on hand to answer questions.

Benefit basketball game with Steelers planned at Leetonia HS

LEETONIA- The faculty and staff of Leetonia High School along with members of the local community will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. April 5 in the high school gymnasium in a benefit basketball game. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All tickets should be purchased in advance with cash only. Tickets will be sold between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the high school office.

All advance sale tickets are discounted at $8 for both students and adults. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Members of the Steelers’ Footballers Basketball Team consist of current players and alumni.

Funds benefit the district’s students recognition program.

Autographs will be available at halftime of the game. For information contact high school Principal Troy Radinsky at 330-427-3042, ext. 2310.

Benefit dinner for Belinda Rance scheduled at AMVETS

SALEM – A benefit rigatoni dinner with all the trimmings will be held for Belinda Rance from 1 to 5 p.m. April 14 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Tickets are $8 each and $4 for children 10 years and under.

Fish fry will be held today at the Washingtonville VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532.

Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-2533.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser planned at the Masonic Temple

SALEM – The public is invited to the Amaranth spaghetti dinner fund raiser from 4 to 7 p.m. April 20 at the Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and under. The building offers a handicap accessible elevator.

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Guilford Lake Ruritan Club

hosting Easter egg hunt

GUILFORD LAKE – The Guilford Lake Ruritan Club will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday – rain or shine.

The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck from the Hanoverton Township Volunteer Fire Department. Hot dogs and beverages will be served.

Special meeting of Crestview

Board of Education is April 3

COLUMBIANA – A special meeting of the Crestview Local Board of Education begins at 6 p.m. April 3 in the Performing Arts Center, 44100 Crestview Road.

Items on the agenda include management goals and line item budget.

United High School Class

of 1963 planning reunion

HANOVERTON – United High School Class of 1963 has scheduled a reunion planning meeting at noon April 3 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Lisbon High School classes

1946-47 will meet for lunch

LISBON – The Lisbon High School classes of 1946 and 1947 are invited to lunch at noon April 4 at the Taste of Country.

Mount Union will present the

comedic musical ‘Company’

ALLIANCE, Ohio-The University of Mount Union will present the comedic musical “Company” premiering April 4 at Rodman Playhouse.

The musical, written by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is full of funny and sweet moments.

This 2007 Tony Award winner follows Bobby throughout his quest to understand relationships and why people want to be in them while questioning his own relations.

Under the direction of assistant professor of theater Kevin Kern, the cast and crew includes a local resident, freshman psychology major Natalie Ricciutti of Canfield as “Kathy.”

Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and April 11-13 and 2 p.m. April 7. Rodman Playhouse is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on Mount Union’s campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $9 for senior citizens.

Tickets are complimentary for the faculty, students and staff of Mount Union. To order tickets call 330-821-2565.

Annual Wild Game Dinner

fundraiser will be held April 13

LISBON – The annual Wild Game Dinner, a youth fundraiser, will be served at 6 p.m. April 13 at Trinity Friends Church, Family Life Center. 33937 U.S. Route 30. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Adult tickets are $10, $5 for children, and free for 5 and under. Regular food will also be served at the event which offers live music, a silent auction for adults and children, door prizes, giveaways. Attendees may bring a mount to display for the Mount Contest and a people’s choice and trophies will be awarded. Tickets are available by calling 330-424-9204 or 234-564-5489 or at the door.

Cheerleading classes being

held at Beaver Local HS

LISBON – Cheerleading classes, open to any age and any school, are being held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Beaver Local High School.

Proper stretching, arm motions, jumps, chants, sidelines, basic tumbling, cheer voice, cheer faces, uniformity, halftime dances, competition level dances, mounting, etc. will be taught.

Cost is $10 per class or $50 per month. Classes will run from now until June. For more information call 330-708-3109.

Cutting Edge Styling Salon

hosting bus trip to casino

SALEM – The Cutting Edge Styling Salon has seats available for its bus trip on April 15 to the Meadows Casino in Washington, Pa. Cost is $35 and includes $15 in free play, and a $5 food voucher.

Proceeds are directed to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For more information or to reserve a seat call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343.

Hours set for cosmetology

students at CCCTC announced

LISBON – Spring hours have been set for the cosmetology clients at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

Starting April 4 through the end of the school year, clients may receive services from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

To schedule an appointment for a cut, perm, color, style, manicure or facial, call 330-424-9561 Ext. 132. All services will be given under the guidance of instructors.

Mullins Office Ladies

luncheon scheduled April 6

SALEM – The Mullins Office Ladies luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. April 6 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

ODNR will deliver rainbow

trout to Lake Glacier on April 4

YOUNGSTOWN – The Ohio Division of Wildlife is scheduled to deliver 2,500 catchable-size rainbow trout to Lake Glacier on April 4.

Their approximate arrival time at the Lake Glacier Boathouse is between 11 a.m. and noon.

When the truck arrives at the MetroParks, the driver will attach plastic tubes to the sides of the tank, open the gates behind the tubes, and water containing the trout will pour out through the tubes into the lake. The entire operation is over quickly.

However, the difference in water temperatures between the truck and the lake usually puts the fish into a brief state of shock, so there may be an opportunity to see them up close before they swim away.

State wildlife officers are authorized to inspect all catches, and anglers must have the required state licenses.

For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks and its fishing and boating season, opportunities and regulations call 330-702-3000.

For further details about the state’s license requirements or their stocking program visit the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s website at www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife.

Fish fry will be held Friday at

Washingtonville VFW Post

WASHINGTONVILLE – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-2533.

‘Fashions on the Go’ planned

today at Columbiana HS

COLUMBIANA – “Fashions on the Go,” a Columbiana Lady Clipper softball fundraiser, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in the High School Commons.

Gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day and new handbags and necklaces for prom will be available by Kerry Wilson-Florie.

Other items available include purses, wallets, jewelry, belts, clothes, backpacks, shoes, boots, flip flops, jackets, etc. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

Benefit dinner for Belinda

Rance scheduled at AMVETS

SALEM – A benefit rigatoni dinner with all the trimmings will be held for Belinda Rance from 1 to 5 p.m. April 14 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Tickets are $8 each and $4 for children 10 years and under.

Benefit basketball game with

Steelers planned at Leetonia HS

LEETONIA- The faculty and staff of Leetonia High School along with members of the local community will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. April 5 in the high school gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All tickets should be purchased in advance with cash only. Tickets will be sold between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the high school office.

All advance sale tickets are discounted at $8 for both students and adults. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Members of the Steelers’ Footballers Basketball Team consist of current players and alumni.

Autographs will be available at halftime of the game. For information contact high school Principal Troy Radinsky at 330-427-3042, ext. 2310.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

No Banquet in Salem on Thursday

In observance of Holy Week, there will be no Banquet in Salem on Thursday at the Memorial Building.

Salem 1945 to meet for lunch today

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1945 will meet for lunch at noon today at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

‘Fashions on the go’ fundraiser set Thursday

COLUMBIANA – “Fashions on the go,” a Columbiana Lady Clipper softball fund raiser, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the High School Commons. Gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day and new handbags and necklaces for prom will be available by Kerry Wilson-Florie. Other items available include purses, wallets, jewelry, belts, clothes, backpacks, shoes, boots, flip flops, jackets, etc. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

Fish fry set at Washingtonville VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-2533.

Compassionate Friends to meet April 1

SALEM – Compassionate Friends will meet at 7 p.m. April 1 at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

T.O.P.S. 1380 banquet set at Ricky’s

SALEM – Salem T.O.P.S. Chapter 1380’s banquet begins at 6 p.m. April 1 at Ricky’s English Pub. There will be no weigh-ins that night.

Elkrun Township trustees to meet April 1

ELKRUN TOWNSHIP – Elkrun Township trustees plan to meet at 7 p.m. April 1 at the township garage/administration building.

Southern Local BOE to meet April 1

SALINEVILLE – Southern Local Board of Education’s regular meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. April 2 in room E136 at the junior-senior high school.

United 1967 to meet for breakfast

HANOVERTON – The United High School Class of 1967 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. April 6 at the Taste of Country Restaurant in Lisbon. For further information call 330-222-1739 or 330-424-1259.

Alzheimer’s Activity Workshop planned

AUSTINTOWN – The Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network will present an Alzheimer’s Activity Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 6 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road (Route 46), Austintown. The workshop will guide caregivers toward choosing appropriate activities for individual patients that will give meaning and success to their lives. There is no charge and all materials will be provided. Advance reservations are required by calling the Alzheimer’s Network at 330-788-9755.

Spaghetti dinner offered at Shrine Club

NORTH LIMA – The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at the Youngstown Shrine Club, 1735 W. South Range Road. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12.

NAMI support group meetings set

LISBON – National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. April 8 and 22 at the Columbiana County Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154.

Benefit dinner set at Salem AMVETS

SALEM – A benefit rigatoni dinner with all the trimmings will be held for Belinda Rance from 1 to 5 p.m. April 14 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Tickets are $8 each and $4 for children 10 years and under.

Spaghetti dinner fund raiser planned

SALEM – The public is invited to the Amaranth spaghetti dinner fund raiser from 4 to 7 p.m. April 20 at the Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and under. The building offers a handicap accessible elevator.

Steelers fundraiser planned at Leetonia high

LEETONIA- The faculty and Staff of Leetonia High School along with members of the local community will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. April 5 in the high school gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets should be purchased in advance with cash only. Tickets will be sold between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the high school office. All advance sale tickets are discounted at $8 for both students and adults. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Members of the Steelers’ Footballers Basketball Team consist of current players and alumni. Autographs will be available at half time of the game. For information contact high school Principal Troy Radinsky at 330-427-3042 Ext. 2310.

Breakfast with Easter Bunny set in Lisbon

LISBON – The Share Bear Relay for Life is holding its second annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Lions Club on Industrial Park Road. Cost is $5 per person. There will be a 50/50 raffle and basket auction during the event. Everyone can visit with the Easter Bunny and photos may be purchased. All proceeds of the event go toward the fight against cancer.

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Crestview schools to close for funeral

COLUMBIANA – The Crestview Local School District will be closed on Wednesday so that staff and students may attend the funeral services for district art teacher Michelle Pelino.

Fish fry set at Salem Eagles Friday

SALEM – A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Chicken dinners will also be 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.

Barborak plans office hours in area

LISBON – State Rep. Nick Barborak announced that he will hold office hours in the district at the following times and locations: March 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon; March 30, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at L&B Donuts in East Liver pool; April 2, 6 to 7 p.m. at Knox Township administration building on Knox School Road in Alliance. Appointments are not necessary. For more information call 614-466-8022.

Leetonia 1951 breakfast set at Salem Hills

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 2 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem 1951 breakfast planned for April 3

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 3 at the Skyline Diner.

Salem Beautification Committee meeting set

SALEM – Salem Beautification Committee’s annual meeting begins at 4 p.m. April 9 at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome. For more information call Karen Carter at 330-332-4959.

Concealed carry class offered April 7

SALEM – National Rifle Association certified instructors are teaching a concealed carry class on April 7 at the Salem Hunting Club, 549 Indiana Ave. Pre-registration is required at 330-332-9847 (www.salemhuntingclub.com).

Dairy princess applications accepted

LISBON – The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters will soon be choosing the 2013-14 Columbiana County Dairy princess. Contestants must have a dairy farm background, a Columbiana County resident, never married, 14 years of age and not over 25 as of June 1, 2013. To receive an application contact Dairy Princess Committee member Pam Herron at 330-222-1637 or jayherron@frontier.com. The application deadline is April 6.

Comprehensive blood screening offered

SALEM – A comprehensive blood screening, sponsored by Salem Community Hospital’s Outreach Services, will be available by appointment only on April 6 at North Lima Care Center, 11993 South Ave., North Lima. Cost is $40.

Comprehensive blood screenings can help to identify many health problems in their earliest stages, when they are most treatable, and may detect conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, anemia and other disorders. For an appointment call 330-549-9680.

Free sibling class set at Salem Hospital

SALEM – To help siblings prepare for the arrival of a new baby, Salem Community Hospital’s Family Education Program is hosting a free sibling class from 10 a.m. to noon April 13 at the hospital. The class will include age-appropriate discussions on the physical characteristics, behavior and care of newborns. A tour of New Beginnings Family Care Center, SCH’s maternity unit, will also be provided. The class is open to ages 3 to 10, and participants must be accompanied by a parent. To register call 330-337-4989.

Spring craft show set at Salem Eagles

SALEM – The Salem Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual spring craft show/flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Eagles club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. A lunch of sloppy joes and hot dogs will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All activities will be held in the back of the club. Those attending are to use the back parking lot and back doors. Eight-foot tables may be rented for $10. For information call 330-337-0664.

Lifeguard class offered in April

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course on weekdays from 5 to 8 p.m. April 15-26. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. To register call 330-332-5885.

Deadline to seek heat assistance

LISBON – Friday is the last day to apply for Emergency Home Energy Assistance, walk-ins only. Appointments are no longer being made for the Winter Crisis Program. All walk-ins are seen on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. Numbers will not be distributed before 7:30 a.m., therefore, clients will not be allowed on the premises prior to this time. There will be no trespassing from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

If you have applied between Nov. 1, 2012 and Feb. 15, 2013, and your application was left in “pending” status, you must make an appointment and re-apply for Winter Crisis Benefits. Clients are only eligible for Winter Crisis assistance once during the 2012/13 season. Any household with a member who is classified as permanently and totally disabled must provide proof at the time of the interview. All applicants must provide proof of gross, household income for the previous 90 days or 12 consecutive months, Social Security numbers, utility bills, lease agreement/rent receipt, and birth dates for all members of the household. Household income eligibility is based at 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Appointments for PIPP Plus can still be made year round by calling 330-424-1386. Homebound and disabled seniors, 62 years and older, may call 330-424-4013 for appointment assistance.

Applications for State HEAP can be completed through May 31, 2013, and are available at post offices, libraries, and utility companies throughout the county. For more information call 800-282-0880.

Salem 1945 to meet for lunch Wednesday

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1945 will have a luncheon at noon Wednesday at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

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Southern Local hosting

annual District Showcase

SALINEVILLE – Southern Local School District is hosting its seventh annual District Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

District showcase is an open house in which family and community members are invited to see musical performances, a drama performance, art show, health fair, community agencies, basket raffles, give-a-ways, student work displays, and student data.

It is a celebration of student achievement and successes. There will be a variety of activities for both students and adults, including a pasta dinner from 4 to 6 p.m., sponsored by the SLHS football team. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Information Night will be

held at Kent State Salem

SALEM – Area residents and high school students and their parents, as well as recent graduates and adults, interested in attending Kent State University at 2491 state Route 45 South are invited to Information Night beginning with a majors fair at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The information session follows at 6 p.m.

Faculty and staff members will be available to meet face-to-face with prospective students and share information about specific degree programs during the majors fair. Campus tours will also be given.

During the information session, Kent State representatives will explain the admissions process, share financial aid information and provide details about scholarship opportunities.

Those who attend Information Night and complete the required paperwork can have their individual application fee waived. Reservations may be made by calling 330-332-0361.

The Kent State East Liverpool campus will hold its Information Night from 5 to 7 p.m. April 4 in the Mary Patterson Building on Fourth Street. To reserve a space call 330-385-3805.

Public invited to fish fry

on Friday at the Eagles Club

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Chicken dinners will also be available. Cost is $8.50 per person. A dance follows from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Music will be provided by The D.T.’s Band.

Show Choir Fest planned

Thursday at United Local

HANOVERTON – The eighth annual Show Choir Festival begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the United Local High School auditorium.

Show choirs from East Canton, Malvern, Salem and Struthers will join United’s Flight for this annual celebration of music. Admission is $5 at the door.

United Young Farmers is hosting Barnyard Dash

HANOVERTON – United Young Farmers is hosting a Barnyard Dash featuring a 10k/two mile race and also a youth obstacle race on Saturday at United Local School.

Registrations and activities begin at 9 a.m. with a petting zoo, concession stand, farm exhibits and cow chip bingo. The 10k race starts at 11 a.m. with the youth race to follow.

All proceeds from the events are contributed to the needs of the community, including scholarships for students interested in the agriculture field and assistance for students with school related trips.

United Young Farmers also provides assistance in the event of barn fires, farm accidents and any family that may need a little extra throughout the year due to unforeseen circumstances.

Proceeds from this race will also assist United Young Farmers in preparing and serving a free meal once a year to the less fortunate in the Salem area, plus continuing donations toward the rebuilding of livestock barns at the Columbiana County Fair.

For additional information prior to race day send an email to unitedyoungfarmers12@gmail.com.

Salem High Class of 1955

will meet for lunch

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

Salem Music Study Club

will meet on March 27

SALEM – The Salem Music Study Club meeting begins at 7 p.m. March 27 in the parlor in the Education Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

Members who are planning to go to convention on April 6 should register for it at this time.

The club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs. Marsha Wilson will head the program after the meeting.

Education Appreciation

Week will be observed

BOARDMAN – Educator Appreciation Week will be observed at Barnes & Noble featuring special guest speaker Jason Martin from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. April 16. Martin is coordinator of technology at Columbiana High School.

The event offers classroom giveaways, Nook demonstrations, raffles, personalized shopping, refreshments, etc. Space is limited.

Reservations may be made by contacting to Dana Hughes, community relations manager, at 330-629-9562 or crm2724@bn.com.

Volunteer Fair is April 21 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church

SALEM – A Volunteer Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 291 S. Broadway Ave.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet organizations that are looking for volunteers. There will be free refreshments, face painting, prizes and give-a-ways.

Everyone will receive a free ticket to win one of many baskets from the basket raffle.

Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship

applications available

SALEM – April 23 is the application deadline for the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. Applications are available at the Elks Lodge and Salem High School, and also by calling 330-337-9639, 330-337-9868 or 330-332-1451.

Hanoverton will celebrate

bicentennial, Peddler’s Days

VILLAGE – The Village of Hanoverton will celebrate its bicentennial in conjunction with Peddler’s Days on July 12, 13 and 14.

Events will include displays of arts and crafts, talks on local history, historic costumes, food and beverages, a parade, antique tractor and engine display, pig and beef roast, church service, featured speaker, time capsule opening, a dance, a balloon launch, car show and fireworks display.

The public is invited to attend.

Glasgow Road will remain

closed until 3 p.m. Friday

MADISON TOWNSHIP – Glasgow Road, just west of McCormick Run Road, will remain closed until 3 p.m. Friday.

Butler Institute of American

Art show scheduled

YOUNGSTOWN – The Butler Institute of American Art show runs March 24 through April 21 featuring the 75th area artists annual exhibition at the MacIntosh and Finnegan-Hynes Galleries. The “Meet the Artists” reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required by calling 330-743-1107 Ext. 210.

Works by artists in all media who reside in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties in Ohio, as well as Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania, are included in this annual show. Exhibition juror this year was Youngstown State University professor of art history Dr. Stephanie Smith.

There are 89 pieces in the show created by 72 area artists. The total number of entries was 305 submitted by 170 artists from the five county area. Awards were given to 22 artists: one best of show, one first place, one second place, one third place, two juror’s special mention prizes and 16 honorable mentions.

Images of the works in the exhibition can be viewed on the Butler’s FaceBook page or at butlerart.com, the museum’s website. For more information contact Kathryn Earnhart at 330-743-1107 Ext.123 or info@butlerart.com.

SHS Alumni Association

offering scholarships

SALEM – The Salem High School Alumni Association reminds qualified alumni of Salem High School that applications for the following scholarships must be turned in at the alumni office by noon on April 3: the J. Robert Sebo College Scholarship, the Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship, the John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship, the Nina J.Cone and Stephen F. Cone Music Scholarship, the Howard “Doc” Pardee Music Scholarship, and the Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship.

Candidates eligible for the J. Robert Sebo College Scholarship must be completing one full year of college and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or better. The selection of the recipient will be made based on the goals, experiences, and past academic success of the candidate. Financial need will be a consideration in the selection process. The scholarship will not be limited to any particular field of study.

The Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship is available to Salem High School graduates who will be entering at least their third year of college, who have demonstrated significant leadership skills, and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship is open to Salem High School graduates who have attained junior status, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who are majoring in one of the following: English (or an English-related area), theater, art, music, and foreign languages.

Salem High School graduates who have attained junior status, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who are majoring in music may apply for the Nina J. Cone and Stephen F. Cone College Music Scholarship.

Applicants for the Howard “Doc” Pardee Music Scholarship must be seeking a degree with a major in music with a major instrument (not voice) and must have completed one full year of college with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship is open to Salem High School graduates enrolled in any pre-professional healthcare program leading to a certificate, license, or degree. The program does not necessarily need to be a college degree program. Acceptable programs may be those related to nursing (e.g., LPN, CNA, RN), physical therapy, radiology, phlebotomy, etc. This scholarship is not designed for those who will be enrolling in coursework to become a physician, chiropractor, optometrist, dentist, or pharmacist. Students in those programs may apply for the Charles Fox Medical Scholarship, which has the later deadline of June 28.

Applications may be picked up at the Salem High School Alumni Association office at 330 East State Street. The office is open weekdays 9 a.m. to noon. Applications are also available via the internet at www.salemohioalumni.org.

Questions regarding any of the scholarships may be directed to Jean Esposito, Scholarship Committee chairman, by email at scholarship@salemohioalumni.org.

These scholarships will be presented at the 132nd Annual Reunion and Banquet of the Salem High School Alumni Association to be held on May 25, 2013.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

New Waterford Eagles serving wings, fish

NEW WATERFORD – The New Waterford Eagles is open to the public on Thursdays for “wing night” and Fridays for “fish night.”

The kitchen is open from 4 to 8:45 p.m. For carryouts call 330-457-7230.

Amateur radio testing scheudled Saturday

LISBON – Amateur radio testing technician through amateur extra begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

Powers dinner benefit planned Saturday

EAST PALESTINE – A spaghetti dinner benefit for Tim Powers is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Uncle Sam’s Bar and Grille.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and free for children 10 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the medical fund of Powers, a village resident, who is recovering from surgery in September to repair a double aneurysm.

A Chinese auction features baskets donated by local businesses and friends. For more information call Martha Powers at 330-426-2536.

Anonymous donor sponsoring Banquet

SALEM – An anonymous donor is sponsoring the Banquet in Salem to be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

The menu offers chicken noodle soup, ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, fresh fruits and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Association will meet Tuesday

SALEM – The Columbiana County Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dale Shaffer Research Library.

Ruritans co-sponsoring blood drive

DAMASCUS – Damascus, Beloit and Goshen Center Ruritan clubs are co-sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road.

SHS Class of 1952 will meet March 20

SALEM – Members of the Salem High School Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at noon March 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

County Firefighters Association will meet

WEST POINT – The Columbiana County Firefighters Association plans to meet at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the West Point Volunteer Fire Department.

Lisbon Radio Association will meet

LISBON – The Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Meetings have been changed from the third Tuesday of the month to the third Thursday. Guests are welcome.

David Haas concert will be held March 22

SALEM – The David Haas concert, presented by Dulci-More, begins at 7 p.m. March 22 in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Admission is $10 per person.

An additional $5 covers all the children in a family. For more information call 234-564-3852.

Beaver Local HS presenting ‘Willy Wonka’

LISBON – Beaver Local High School will present the musical “Willy Wonka” at 7 p.m. March 22 and 23.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets are $7 at the door. Presale tickets are available in the high school office.

Salem Library hosting Scrabble tournament

SALEM – Salem Public Library is hosting a Scrabble tournament on March 23 in the library’s Quaker Room at 821 E. State St.

The first round of play begins at 10 a.m. Prizes will be given to first and second-place winners. Registration is required for this free event by stopping in or calling 330-332-0042.

Spring sessions of storyimes scheduled

SALEM – Spring sessions of storytimes at Salem Public Library run from April 2 to May 8.

Storytimes are designed just for pre-readers, with lots of stories, music, rhymes, and movement. Each storytime is followed by either a craft or a free playtime. Family Storytime begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and children of all ages, with a caregiver, are welcome. Toddler Tales meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.

This program is for children ages 18 to 36 months, with a favorite caregiver. Preschoolers, ages 3-5, can join the fun on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Preschool Power.

These programs are free and no registration is required. For more information call 330-332-0042 or stop in.

Super Bingo Sunday will be held April 7

COLUMBIANA – Super Bingo Sunday begins at 2 p.m. April 7 at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

A $25 donation entitles each player to a free dauber, unlimited coffee and pop, and cards for regular games. Specials are sold separately.

A total of $3,400 in cash prizes will be awarded to winners, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. A lunch counter offers sandwiches, pizza, etc, and baked goods.

Springtime in Columbiana adds French Mkt.

COLUMBIANA – Springtime in Columbiana, an event of the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, is announcing the addition of a French Market to be held in the parking lot of Grace Church on Main Street.

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 4 with a variety of yard-sale-type vendors.

Prospective vendors are asked to contact the tourism office at 330-482-2282. Booth spaces are limited and a minimum donation of $20 is requested for each space.

Table donations from the vendors will be used to develop upcoming events and activities to bring more visitors to Columbiana.Vendors are responsible for their own tents, tables, and chairs. Reservation applications are available on the tourism website at www.tourcolumbianaohio.com or call 330-482-2282.

Damascus Ruritan Club’s dinner is March 23

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Ruritan Club’s 48th annual spring Swiss steak dinner is slated from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 23 at the West Branch High School cafeteria.

Carryouts will be available. Proceeds will be used to help finance the club’s scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors to help further their educations.

Crown Theater schedules auditions

COLUMBIANA – Crown Theater Productions is holding auditions for “the King and I!” from 6 to 9 p.m. March 25 and 27 at the Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St.

Script reading and singing is required for adults. Children will be asked to sing and talk. The show dates are June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Artisans Festival Committee will begin registering exhibitors for the 28th annual Artisans Festival set for Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wick Park. The registration forms will be available for download on April 1 on the www.leetonia.org homepage to make it easier for vendors to sign up for the annual event.

Last year 92 arts, crafts, antiques and collectible, and food vendors were on hand after the show was moved to the forth Sunday in September, making it one of the best shows in recent years in its history.

Contracts will be available for $40 for a 15×15-foot space for exhibitors and $50 per spot for all food vendors with a state approved food license.

The Leetonia Parks and Recreation Board benefits from the monies raised and uses it for yearly projects at the villages three parks. Spots are assigned on a first come first serve basis after payment is received at Leetonia Village Hall by Randy Chismar, village fiscal officer.

The event offers free admission, parking, and local entertainment and is family friendly. The traditional Harvest Theme makes this annual “homecoming event” popular among area residents. Deadline for the show is July 1 and early entries will receive verification of payments prior to the show.

For more information contact show chairman Daniel Morelli at 330-427-6741.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Southern Local hosting charity games

SALINEVILLE – Southern Local will host three charity basketball games on Friday. A Staff vs. Seniors game begins at 5 p.m., followed by a 30 and Over Alumni game and an Under 30 Alumni game.

There will also be a free throw contest and a 3-point contest. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds will be donated to Southern Local Elementary/K105’s Quest for a Million Pennies, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

SL Little Indians board will meet Sunday

SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local Little Indians board meeting begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school football field. Everyone is invited to attend.

Library’s board of trustees will meet

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s board of trustees plan to meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the library.

Port Authority will meet Monday

EAST LIVERPOOL – Columbiana County Port Authority’s next board meeting begins at 5 p.m. Monday at the port offices at 1250 St. George St.

Goshen Class of 1941 will meet March 19

SALEM – Members of the Goshen High School Class of 1941 are invited to breakfast at 9 a.m. March 19 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Ex-Deming employees will meet

SALEM – Deming retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. March 19 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Columbiana HS Class of 1955 will meet

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 19 at the Iron Rails Cafe in Leetonia.

Senior Citizens board meeting is March 19

SALEM – The Salem Senior Citizens board meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. March 19 at the Memorial Building. All past officers are urged to attend.

The next lunch meeting begins at noon March 27 at the Memorial Building. All members are reminded to bring bingo prizes.

Final OBB Tax Clinic will be held March 20

SALEM – The Family and Community Resource Center will hold its final OBB Tax Clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the computer lab at Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave.

Melissa Patek, Americore volunteer, will be present to assist with tax appointments. This is a free service provided to individuals earning $60,000 and below. To pre-register for this service call the FCRC at 330-420-0044.

Church of the Nazarene hosting free dinner

WEST POINT – Church of the Nazarene will host a free Easter dinner for the community from 5 to 7 p.m. March 21 at the church. Special entertainment is planned.

“Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23 at the church.

Children ages newborn through 12 years are invited. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are available. There will also be treat bags for the children a special puppet show.

Damascus Ruritan Club’s dinner is March 23

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Ruritan Club’s 48th annual spring Swiss steak dinner is slated from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 23 at the West Branch High School cafeteria.

Carryouts will be available. Proceeds will be used to help finance the club’s scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors to help further their educations.

Crown Theater schedules auditions

COLUMBIANA – Crown Theater Productions is holding auditions for “the King and I!” from 6 to 9 p.m. March 25 and 27 at the Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St.

Script reading and singing is required for adults. Children will be asked to sing and talk. The show dates are June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.

Lt. Adorjan will address crime watchers

BEAVER TOWNSHIP- Lt. Kal Adorjan will speak at the Beaver Township Police Crime Watch meeting at 7 p.m. March 26 in the activity center at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road.

SHS Class of 1946 will meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1946 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. March 26 at Adele’s Place. Also scheduled is breakfast at the same time and place on April 23.

Easter egg hunt planned at the Flying B

SALEM – An Easter egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. March 30 at the Flying B Golf Course, 13223 W. Middletown Road. Children up to age 10 are invited.

There will be two age divisions based on participation. Prizes will be given to winners of each age division. Reservations are requested by calling 330-337-8138. Registration will be taken in the golf shop.

Free event offered for those with diabetes

SALEM – On Sunday, people living with diabetes will have an opportunity to exercise at the Salem Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. at an event sponsored by North East Ohio Insulindependence.

This free event, called Dawn Phenom, will give participants the opportunity to be involved in a spin class or walk along the indoor track.

The program is open to anyone of any fitness level, who is living with type 1 or 2 diabetes, and is designed to help participants get fit or stay fit and give them an opportunity to socialize with and learn from others.

Dawn Phenom events are organized by Insulindependence, which is a group of athletes living with diabetes, who are on a mission to get other people living with diabetes more active. Insulindependence supports dozens of volunteer-led chapters throughout the U.S.

The group’s mission is about getting people with diabetes together and encouraging them to get and stay fit through activity and exercise.

Use of the spinning facilities and indoor track is being generously donated by SCC, and the event is also supported by Salem Community Hospital.

Those wanting to participate are asked o contact Salem Community Hospital’s Organizational Development department at 330-332-7636 to register in advance.

Monthly exercise sessions are also planned at 10 a.m. April 14 at the SCC.

More information about the event can also be found at insulindependence.org/north-east-ohio-monthly-event, or by contacting event organizer Scott Craven at 517-775-1853, or Melissa Dwyer , RN, BSN, SCH, at 330-332-7707.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Fish fry is today at Leetonia IAC

LEETONIA – A fish fry will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Leetonia Italian American Club.

Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-9900.

Lisbon BOE will meet Saturday

LISBON – Lisbon Exempted Village School District’s Board of Education plans to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday y in the BOE office at 317 N. Market St.

Tickets are available for wild game dinner

NEGLEY – Tickets are still available for a wild game dinner to be served Saturday at the Middleton Township Fish and Game Club, 50501 Richardson Ave.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 which includes food, beer, and beverages, and one door prize ticket.

The event features gun raffles and games. For tickets call 330-426-9755 or 330-227-9909.

Muzzle loader shoot scheduled Sunday

SALINEVILLE – Yellow Creek Long Rifles is hosting a muzzle loader shoot at noon Sunday. This is a trail walk, black powder patched round ball only, up to 15 shots event.

The club is located west of Salineville off of Route 39. Signs are posted. For more information call 330-738-6002 or 330-853-4979 before Sunday.

New Waterford Class of 1955 will meet

NEW WATERFORD – The New Waterford High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. March 13 at the Pizza Hut in Columbiana.

DAHS Class of 1956 will have breakfast

LISBON – Members of the David Anderson High School Class of 1956 are invited to breakfast at 9 a.m. March 13 at the Taste of Country restaurant.

Columbiana Class of 1951 will meet

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

Salem Area Retired Workers will meet

SALEM – Salem Area Retired Workers are invited to a luncheon meeting at noon March 14 at the CIO Hall on Prospect Street.

Leetonia Class of 1950 will meet for brunch

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1950 will meet for brunch at 9:30 a.m. March 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Food distributions planned at ministry

COLUMBIANA – Food distributions are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. March 14 and 28 at the Oasis Food Ministry at the First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St.

Equestrian Center hosting barrel race

NEGLEY – Barrel racer, Jackie Harris, founder of the non-profit organization, Dreaming of Three, always had a dream of having a barrel race for rescued horses in order to save their lives and to give them a second chance. After mentioning this idea to many in the equine community, she received much support and excitement from thoroughbred professionals and also barrel racing professionals.

“The Extreme Retired Racehorse Makeover Barrel Race” will consist of two segments, a judged free-style portion and a timed barrel race beginning at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Simmons Equestrian Center in Negley.

Twelve Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) and 12 selected trainers will be the center of this event. The 12 trainers will be selected from applications and selected based on experience, references and facility approval. They will have 100 days to train their animals. During these 100 days, Dreaming of Three will follow their progress via blogs, social media, and the Dreaming of Three website.

Anniversary of St. Rose School under way

GIRARD – St. Rose Church is seeking former students to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Rose School which will take place throughout 2013.

If you are a St. Rose School alumni and would like to be included in the reminders for upcoming events call 330-545-2495 or email strosealumni@yahoo.com and provide your name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address and years you attended St. Rose School.

HEAP applications being accepted

LISBON – The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County will accept applications for Emergency HEAP, Winter Crisis Program, until March 29 at the Lisbon office at 7860 Lincole Place (rear). The Winter Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households that have had utilities disconnected, face a utility shut-off, or heat with bulk fuel and have a tank that is 25 percent or less of its capacity. Appointments may only be made by calling the automated scheduling system at 330- 424-1386. Homebound and disabled seniors, 62 years and older, may call 330-424-4013 for appointment assistance.

If you have applied between Nov. 1, 2012, and Feb. 15, 2013, and your application was left in “pending” status, you must make an appointment and re-apply for Winter Crisis Benefits. Clients are only eligible for Winter Crisis assistance once during the 2012/13 season. Any household with a member who is classified as permanently and totally disabled must provide proof at the time of the interview.

All applicants must provide proof of gross, household income for the previous 90 days or 12 consecutive months, Social Security numbers, utility bills, lease agreement/rent receipt, and birth dates for all members of the household. Household income eligibility is based at 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Based on the number of available staff, CAA will be accepting walk-in applicants daily. All walk-ins are seen on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. In addition, March 25 and 29 will be strictly walk-ins; no appointments will be made on these days. On any day, numbers will not be distributed before 7:30 a.m., therefore, clients will not be allowed on the premises prior to this time; there will be no trespassing from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Applications for State HEAP can be completed through May 31 and are available at post offices, libraries, and utility companies throughout the county. For more information about State HEAP call 800-282-0880.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Amateur Radio Association’s meeting, club dinner is today

SALEM – The Salem Area Amateur Radio Association’s monthly meeting and annual club dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. today at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Luke Newbold, the new Emergency Management Agency coordinator, is the guest speaker.

Drive-thru chicken dinners sold today at First United Methodist

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 dinner includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7.

SAVNA will provide reading today at Leetonia Library

LISBON – Free blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation readings are available from 1 to 3 p.m. today, provided by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association (SAVNA), at the Leetonia Community Public Library.

New Waterford Class of 1957 will meet for breakfast

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

Kitchen at VFW Post 892 will be open Saturday

SALEM – The kitchen at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring a meat loaf dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and bread.

Cost is $5. Other menu items are available. The public is welcome. For more information call 330-337-8015.

Leetonia High Class of 1943 will meet Monday for lunch

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

Salem High Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast March 12

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

East Palestine High School Class of 1954 will meet

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

Leetonia/Salem Twp. Historical Society will meet March 14

LEETONIA – Leetonia/Salem Township Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 14 in the Leetonia Community Library meeting room. Bob Campbell will present a hands-on program titled, “Antique Toys.” Everyone is welcome.

Flowers, decorations need removed from cemetery

EAST PALESTINE – All flowers and decorations at Glenview Cemetery must be removed by March 15 or they will be discarded.

Spring and summer decorations may be placed on graves as of April 1. For more information call 330-426-4367 Ext. 19.

SHS Class of 1954 schedules reunion planning meeting

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1954 has scheduled a reunion planning meeting at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Salem High School Alumni Association office on East State Street.

For more information call Marge Potts at 330-332-0947.

Salem Church Women United will meet at Emmanuel Lutheran

SALEM – Salem Church Women United plan to meet on March 25 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church parlor in the Education Building.

Fellowship begins at 1 p.m. provided by the ladies of the Phillips Christian and United Methodist churches.

The program is titled “Drug Task Force” provided by the Salem Police Department. Women of all faiths are invited.

Mill Creek MetroParks will hold children’s gardening classes

CANFIELD – Mill Creek MetroParks will offer a children’s hands-on gardening program this summer for ages 8 years and older or those who have completed second grade.

Weekly classes will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays 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.

Each child will have a 3×10-foot garden to tend all summer long at the farm. The cost for the Veggie Garden program is $85 for Mahoning County residents and $95 for non-residents. To register call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.

Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk will be held May 18

WARREN – The sixth annual Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk, a walk in memory of loves ones who died by suicide, is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 at the Trumbull County Courthouse Gazebo on Courthouse Square in Warren.

During the ceremony, names of deceased loved ones will be read. Visit cgrizinski@helphotline.org to submit names of people who died by suicide.

For more information call the Help Hotline at 800-427-3606.

County fair board will host community-wide yard sale

LISBON – The county fair board will host a community-wide yard sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 15 at the fairgrounds.

Outdoor spaces are $10 and indoor spots are $25, payable at time of registration.

Registration forms will soon be available at columbianacountyfair.org, or by calling 330-424-5531.

The rain date is June 22. During the sale, 4-H members will serve barbecued chicken dinners.

Tickets are $8.50 and available from 4-H members or 330-424-7291.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas members will meet

SALEM – Members of Catholic Daughters of the Americas are invited to lunch at 11 a.m. March 14 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Dinner benefitting Cole Reed

will be held Sunday at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – A spaghetti dinner benefiting Cole Reed will be held from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Washingtonville VFW Post.

The spaghetti dinner benefit will be held at the VFW Post 5532, located at 575 Leetonia Road. The dinner will include penne pasta, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 4-10. Children 3 and under are free. There will be a Chinese auction, door prize raffle and 50/50 drawing.

For information, contact Maryann Milsom, 330-427-2821; Elmer Milsom, 330-427-6977; or, Melina Puskarcik, 330-518-1464.

Leetonia Library will host

‘Discover Antarctica’ program

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library will host a “Discover Antarctica” program at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Mike Little of Leetonia will talk about his recent trip to the land. He will share a few of his spectacular photos and show a short film about a family sailing to the Palmer Peninsula. No registration is needed for the free event which is open to anyone ages 12 and up. Students are encouraged to attend.

United Local Athletic

Booster Club will meet

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

DAHS Class of 1946-47 will

meet for lunch on March 7

LISBON- The David Anderson High School classes of 1946 and 1947 are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. March 7 at the Taste of Country.

‘Chicken on the Run’ dinners

will be sold on March 7

SALEM – “Chicken on the Run” drive-thru chicken dinners will be available from 4 to 6 p.m., or until sold out, on March 7 at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. Cost is $7.

Salem UCT Council #590

will meet for dinner

SALEM – Salem United Commercial Travelers Council #590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session and election of officers follows.

NRA certified instructors

teaching concealed carry class

SALEM – National Rifle Association certified instructors are teaching a concealed carry class on March 17 at the Salem Hunting Club. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-9847 or www.salemhuntingclub.com.

Youngstown RR Model Assoc.

hosting spring flea market

NILES – The Youngstown Model Railroad Association is sponsoring its annual spring flea market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at McMenamy’s Banquet Hall, 325 Youngstown- Warren Road (US Route 422).

The show includes 185 dealer tables of merchandise and equipment for all model railroad scales and general railroad interests. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

A three rail “O” gage layout, courtesy of the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club, will be operating.

All Christmas decorations from

cemeteries must be removed.

SALEM – All Christmas decorations at Grandview and Hope cemeteries must be removed by March 15 or they will be discarded.

Salem Community Center

offering lifeguard training

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course from April 15-26. Classes will run from 5 to 8 on weeknights.

Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. Upon completion participants will receive lifeguard training, first aid, and professional rescuer certifications. To register call 330-332-5885.

Free ballroom dance lessons

hosted by Boardman HS

YOUNGSTOWN – Free ballroom dance lessons for area high school students, sponsored by USA Dance, will be hosted by Boardman High School.

Lessons will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 9 and 16. Participants must be current Mahoning, Columbiana or Trumbull County high school students. Participants are asked to enter through the gym door at Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown.

Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available at your high school office or may be downloaded from www.usadance2015.com. For more information contact Stephen Barba at barbasteve@aol.com or 330-502-5492.

Memorial Building Spring Bazaar is March 15 and 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.

Sparkle customers can

held Check Out Hunger

SALEM – Through March 31, Sparkle Market customers will have the opportunity to Check Out Hunger and feed hungry families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Customers may tear off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon available at the register that will be added to their grocery bill. Customers may also donate non-perishable food items by placing them in the collection bin at the front of the stores.

Last year, Sparkle Markets raised $5,100 through the donation coupons, which enabled the food bank to distribute $76,500 worth of food to people right here in the Mahoning Valley.

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Sparkle Markets through this campaign, in addition to their year-round food donations and participation in other special events and campaigns that help provide food to those in need in our community,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.

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 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 friends and neighbors. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These organizations include church 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 visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Damascus Community Center

Park accepting mowing bids

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Community Center Park, 164 Georgetown-Damascus Road, is accepting mowing bids for the upcoming season. Contact Jerry Hollback at 330-537-8647 for a bid sheet, due March 21.

County will apply for funding

under CDBG Small Cities

LISBON – Columbiana County intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally funded program administered by the state.

The county is eligible for $400,000 of fiscal year 2013 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) funding, provided the county meets the applicable program guidelines.

A public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. March 14 at the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County Inc., 7880 Lincole Place, Lisbon.

During this meeting, citizens will lean about the CHIP program, how it may be used, what activities are eligible, and other important program requirements.

Federation of Conservation

Clubs offering scholarships

The Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs is announcing that applications are now available for its annual scholarships.

The applications are available in all county high school guidance counselor’s offices, or by contacting Tom Butch and requesting a copy of the application.

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply: graduating high school seniors or current college students in good standing; who intend to major, or are currently majoring in, agriculture, biology, environmental science, wildlife conservation, or a closely related field of study; and are a resident of Columbiana County.

Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. For further information contact Butch at 330-337-8444.

Decorations need removed from Franklin Square Cemetery

LEETONIA – Salem Township trustees are requesting that all cemetery decorations at Franklin Square Cemetery be removed by April 1 for spring clean-up.

Summer decorations may be placed after May 1.