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.

Saxon Retirees to meet

April 3 for catered lunch

SALEM – Saxon Retirees will meet on April 3 for a catered lunch-meeting at the club. Reservations are due by Wednesday by calling Katy Lederle at 330-533-5154. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m.

DAHS?1955 breakfast set

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

United Schools accept open enrollment applications

HANOVERTON – New students who reside outside the district, but wish to attend United Local on open enrollment status for the 2013-14 school year may pick up applications in the superintendent’s office at 8143 state Route 9 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., beginning April 1. All applications must be completed and returned by May 1. There is no space for open enrollment in kindergarten, first, second, third and fifth grades. Acceptance letters will be sent out by July 1. Parents wanting their children to attend United Elementary kindergarten may fill out an application but will be notified after Aug. 1 if space is available. Open enrollment students may have to provide their own transportation. High school students may be ineligible to participate in athletic competition for one year. For more information call the superintendent’s office at 330-223-1521.

Soil District offers trees, shrubs for pre-order

SALEM – The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District is offering 37 different trees and shrubs for sale. The pre-order deadline is April 12. Tree packets ordered through the program will be available for pickup from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17-19 at the SWCD office.

The spring fish sale for local pond and lake owners offers various fish species. The deadline for ordering fish is April 5. The fish will be available for pick up at 2:30 p.m. April 9 at the SWCD office. To purchase trees or fish call 330-332-8732 or 877-345-1198 to request prices and an order form, or stop in at 1834-B S. Lincoln Ave.

Heroes and Halos offers training on autism April 20

COLUMBIANA – The Heroes and Halos is hosting a training for public safety workers and other health care professionals on April 20 at Crestview Middle School. The training will be conducted by Joni and Friends of Ohio and will be on autism and traumatic brain injuries. The public is welcome to attend this free training. Reservations are requested by call Kelli Harding at 330-692-1427.

Heroes and Halos will also host a training with Joni and Friends at Crestview Middle School for people who work in churches, schools and other venues that deal with people with special needs and disabilities. This training will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 20. There is a $10 fee for this event. For more information or to register call Harding.


Breakfast buffet set at Salem Masons

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10 and free for 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 an elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Food distribution Saturday in Winona

WINONA – A food distribution is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road. This food pantry ministry is sponsored by the church and open to families and individuals residing in the United Local School District. For more information contact the church at 330-222-1551 or

Greenford Ruritans to plan breakfast

GREENFORD – The Greenford Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Baptist Church. Plans for a pancake breakfast will be discussed. All members are urged to attend.

East Palestine council to meet Monday

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Village Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at Park Community Center.

The public hearing for the rezoning issue on Park Drive starts at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Park Community Center.

Crestview building panel to meet

COLUMBIANA – The Crestview Local Board of Education Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting begins at 6 a.m. March 27 in the superintendent’s office.

EP roast beef and turkey dinner planned

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Alumni and Friends Scholarship Association is hosting its annual roast beef and turkey dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the East Palestine Elementary School cafeteria. Tickets may be purchased from any trustee. Cost is $9 for adult presale and $10 if purchased at the door. Cost is $4 for children 5 through 12 and free for 4 and under. Proceeds from the dinner are used for scholarships for East Palestine graduates.

East Palestine food pantry to open

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

Fish dinner planned in Berlin Center

BERLIN CENTER – Boy Scout Troop 71 is hosting its 49th annual Good Friday “all-you-can-eat fish” dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29 at Western Reserve High School, 13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road (in the old building behind the new school). Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under. Dessert is limited to one per person. Dine in or carryout is available.

Area Singles to meet in Calcutta

CALCUTTA – Area Singles plan to meet at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Ponderosa restaurant in Calcutta. Other meetings to begin at 6 p.m. include Mark’s Landing at Guilford Lake on April 10, Mason’s Steakhouse in Salem on April 17 and Antone’s in Columbiana on April 24.

Benefit spaghetti dinner set in Leetonia

LEETONIA – A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. April 6 at the Leetonia Eagles Club. Proceeds will be directed to Leesa Kozar who recently had a major stroke. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There will also be a bake sale, Chinese auction, and a 50/50 drawing. For more information call Jenni Burnham at 330-831-5682.

Child Abuse Prevention Month event set

LISBON – The Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services is inviting the public to its annual Child Abuse Prevention Month kick-off event from 11 to 11:30 a.m. April 10 at the gazebo on the square in front of the court house, 105 S. Market St. The theme is “Communities – Caring for Kids.” This year’s guest speaker is Ginger Wilczak with Families and Children First Council.


Family Video to host fund raiser

SALEM – Family Video of Salem is participating with partner stores nationwide in a million dollar fundraiser in finding a cure for Lymphoma.

The Salem location at 120 North Lincoln Ave. is inviting the public to a full day of activities scheduled Saturday.

An Easter egg hunt will be held at 11:30 a.m. From noon on, a cookout will be held with activities including games and prizes. Food will be available, DJ Gene Johnson will be donating his time and playing music and the Salem Fire Dept. will have a truck in the Family Video parking lot.

Fish fry set at Italian American Club

LEETONIA – The public is invited to a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. March 22 and 29 at the Leetonia Italian American Club. Carryouts available by calling 330-427-9900.

Bank One retiree luncheon canceled

SALEM – This month’s luncheon for Bank One retirees and former employees has been canceled. The next luncheon will be held at noon April 16 at a site to be announced.

Halushki, pierogies sale at Sebring church

SEBRING – Soups, salads, halushki and pierogies are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Church, 323 S. 15th St.

Pierogies are 55 cents each or $6.50 per dozen and available in potato and cheese, sauerkraut, broccoli and cheese, cheese, mild jalapeno or hot jalapeno. Toppings include butter, butter and onions and marinara sauce.

Cream of broccoli and clam chowder are available for $2.50 each for a 12-ounce bowl. Salad are $ 1.50 each. Halushki, which is comprised of cabbage, noodles and onions, is $2. Apple fritters for dessert are $1.25 each. For more information call 330-938-9678.

Breakfast planned at Lisbon Lions

LISBON – The Lisbon Lions Club and Lisbon Athletic Department are hosting a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lions Club. Cost is $7. Proceeds aid the club and the athletic department. Carryouts are available.

Easter events set at Angels for Animals

CANFIELD – Angels for Animals’ Easter Extravaganza will be held Saturday at 4750 W. South Range Road. An egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. for children ages 1 to 10. Pictures with the Easter Bunny include a 4×6 photo in a frame for $10. All two and “four-legged” kids are welcome. For more information visit “”> or call 330-549-1111 Ext. 121.

Salem Hunting Club to host dinner

SALEM – The Salem Hunting Club’s annual dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Little Quakers Hall, 1688 S. Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $20. Tickets are available at the door on a first come basis. The menu includes varieties of meat, poultry and fish, vegetables, desserts and beverages. There will also be raffles (tickets not included with dinner) for a wide variety of prizes.

Salem VFW Ladies to meet March 25

SALEM – Ladies to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Salem Post 892 will meet at 7 p.m. March 25 at the post home.

Salem 1950 breakfast set at Salem Hills

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

Johnson to present mineral rights forum

SALEM – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson will present an educational forum and town hall meeting titled “Mineral Rights: Unraveling Federal Taxation,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Room 192 of the Health Sciences Wing at Kent State University, Salem campus. Johnson will address concerns regarding filing requirements. Representatives from the Internal Revenue Service will also be on hand to answer questions.

East Liverpool campus attendees will be connected via live internet broadcast, and will experience full participation benefits of the forum. For more information call 330-337-6951.

Getting Crafty class to make bookmarks

SALEM – Bookmarks will be created at the next Getting Crafty class at 6:30 p.m. April 8 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. All materials are provided. Registration is required at the adult circulation desk or by calling 330-332-0042.

Blood pressure screenings offered

COLUMBIANA – Blood pressure screenings provided by Cindy Mitchell of the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association are available from 1 to 3 p.m. April 9 at the Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St. No registration is required.

The guest speaker for National Library Week is Atty. Timothy R. Brookes, president of the East Liverpool Historical Society. He will present “Columbiana County Civil War Soldiers and Photos,” from 6 to 7 p.m. April 18. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Beaver Local Alumni selling bricks

LISBON – The Beaver Local Alumni Association is selling engraved bricks for around the flag pole at the new school. Cost for the 4×6 bricks is $50; and 8×8 pavers are $100. All profits go to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. To receive a brick order form, send an email to, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: BLHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2482. East Liverpool, Ohio 43920, or visit the Beaver Local Alumni Association facebook page.

Cheertime Divas Cheer Class offered

LISBON – The Cheertime Divas Cheer Class teaches cheerleaders or aspiring cheerleaders the basic and intermediate skills of cheerleading. The first class is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 26 at Beaver Local High School. For more information contact 330-708-3109, or on facebook at Cheertimedivas.

Area artists exhibition set at Butler

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. Exhibition juror this year was Youngstown State University professor of art history Dr. Stephanie Smith. Images of the works in the exhibition can be viewed on the Butler’s FaceBook page or at, the museum’s website. For information contact Kathryn Earnhart at 330-743-1107 Ext.123 or

Basketball game with Steelers planned

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.


AAA Driving School class set in Salem

SALEM – AAA Driving School will hold class at Salem High School from 3 to 7 p.m. March 20-28. Registration forms are available in the high school office. For more information call 330-277-0052.

Southern Local special meeting planned

SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local Board of Education’s special meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the administrative office.

Show Choir Fest set Thursday at United

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.

SCH?auxiliary book fair planned

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Fair, which features a large selection of premium quality books and seasonal items at discount prices, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s private dining room. Proceeds will benefit the SCH Auxiliary, which supports patient services and programs at the hospital. For more information call 330-332-7126.

Fish fry offered at Columbiana Legion

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

Health fair set at WellnessOne

SALEM – The Supplement Station and Dr. Jim Mussler, owner of WellnessOne, will hold a free community wide health fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Supplement Station, 1139 Pidgeon Road.

Free health checks that day include spine and scoliosis check and free bone density scans for women. There will be special pricing, door prizes, samples and tasty healthy snacks on hand. Comprehensive blood testing is also available for a discounted fee. An appointment and fasting is required for blood testing. For more information or to make an appointment call the Supplement Station at 800-337-3835.

Fish fry planned in Washingtonville

WASHINGTONVILLE – The public is invited to a fish fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Washingtonville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Carryouts for both meals are available by calling 330-427-2533.

Waterford Lions offer roast beef dinner

NEW WATERFORD – New Waterford Lions will hold its all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Crestview High School. Meals include dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Presale tickets are $9 for adults $4.50 for children under 12. To purchase tickets call 330-457-2497.

Leetonia 1958-61 to meet for breakfast

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

Buckeye Dairy Boosters to meet for lunch

ALLIANCE – The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. March 26 at Perkins restaurant on U.S. Route 62. The business session follows at 12:30 p.m. Items of discussion include the upcoming spring banquet and spring trip. Anyone interested in dairy promotion is welcome to attend.

Salem 1954 breakfast set at Salem Hills

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1954 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 28 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Survivors of Suicide to meet March 28

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

SCH?Relay team plans pepperoni roll sale

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital’s Relay for Life team is sponsoring a pepperoni roll sale now through March 29. Pepperoni rolls are $3 each, and orders can be placed by calling the oncology department at 330-332-7672. All orders will be available for pick up on April 5. Proceeds from the sale benefit the American Cancer Society’s research and prevention programs.

Berlin Center egg hunt set March 29

BERLIN CENTER – The community Easter egg hunt begins at 2 p.m. March 29 at Western Reserve Schools.

Salem 1971 to meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1971 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 30 at Adele’s Place on Snyder Road.

Career Center seeks Fame nominations

LISBON – Former students from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center will be honored at the Wall of Fame induction ceremony held in conjunction with the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 21. Nominees must be a high school graduate, have completed a vocational program at CCCTC, have been out of school a minimum of 10 years, and been employed in their vocational field of study or a related field.

To nominate a candidate, complete a form available at CCCTC and return it to the school no later than April 15. Selections will be based on nominations and information received from friends, family and the individual nominated. Return the form to: Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, Wall of Fame Nomination, Attention: Cindy Hawk, 9364 state Route 45, Lisbon, Ohio 44432. For information call 330-424-9561 Ext. 112.

Retired SCH?employees to meet for lunch

SALEM – Retired Salem Community Hospital employees will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. April 9 at Das Dutch Haus.


Girls of Salem 1957 plan lunch Thursday

SALEM – Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Smokin’ Marty’s BBQ, 139 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Columbiana BOE sets special meeting

COLUMBIANA A special meeting of the Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education starts at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school media center.

Crestview BOE policy panel to meet

COLUMBIANA – Crestview Local Board of Education Policy Committee’s meeting begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday in the superintendent’s office, 44100 Crestview Road, Suite A.

Things Remembered plans recruiting events

NORTH JACKSON – Two recruiting events for seasonal workers at Things Remembered Fulfillment Center are scheduled at the One-Stop Workforce Centers in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. The personalized gift retailer plans to hire customer service representatives, engravers/monogramers and shipper/packers for its North Jackson distribution center.

Employees of Things Remembered enjoy steady hours, predictable schedules, quality training, weekly pay, 40 percent discounts on purchases and more. Employees must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be 18 years of age and able to work weekends and overtime. Positions are available on first and second shift and pay $8 an hour.

Recruiting events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trumbull County One-Stop, 280 N. Park Ave., Warren, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m March 21 at the Mahoning County One-Stop, Boardman Plaza, Route 224, Boardman.

Job seekers can fill out an application online prior to the recruitment they plan to attend by visiting

The One-Stop Workforce System is a collaborative partnership that brings together more than 30 organizations, services and programs that help job seekers and employers. In addition to employment services and training programs, the One-Stop system provides job-related financial services to those who qualify. The Mahoning County One-Stop and Columbiana County One-Stop are operated by the Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association.

Disabilities board to meet Thursday

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities plans to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the administration office at 7675 state Route 45.

Leetonia 1955-57 planning lunch Thursday

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School classes of 1955-57 are invited to lunch at noon Thursday at Antone’s in Columbiana.

‘The Earth Trembled’ to be presented

YOUNGSTOWN – Top Hat Productions will present “The Earth Trembled” at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 at The Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Youngstown.

Audience members will develop a new understanding of the greatest story ever told from biblical times, as the drama of the crucifixion, death and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ comes to life before their eyes. Main characters include Greg Endsley, Angel Febres, Rachell Joy, Robert Noble, Brian Palumbo, Julie Palumbo and Mark and Liz Samuel. Admission is free. For more information contact or 330-881-0980.

Breakfast buffet planned at Salem Masons

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

Grant to aid Help Hotline’s Senior Project

YOUNGSTOWN – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has provided Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. with $7,500 to be used for the Senior Project. Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. provides 24/7 information and referral for seniors in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties.

Poetry programs set at Leetonia Library

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library will host two upcoming poetry programs.

A Limerick Fest is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 21. Bring some limericks to this event or write some while listening to others. Everyone who submits a limerick can pick a gift from “The Pot of Gold.”

There will also be an open poetry reading at 6 p.m. April 30. Anyone can read their poems and any style of poem is acceptable, be it free verse, rhymed, sonnet or other. Light refreshments will be served. Register by calling 330-427-6635.


Openings left in Leetonia

Library crochet workshop

LEETONIA- Space remains for the Leetonia Community Public Library’s two-part crochet workshop at 6 p.m. March 14 and April 4. To register or for information about the workshop call the library at 330-427-6635.

Leetonia Library board

meeting changed to March 28

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library Board of Trustees’ monthly meeting has been changed to 5:30 p.m. March 28. The public is invited to attend.


Salem utilities board to meet on water sale

SALEM – The Salem Utilities Commission will meet in special session at 3 p.m. today to approve and sign a raw water sales agreement with Chesapeake, approve a temporary water line agreement and discuss legal issues.

The raw water sales agreement had already been approved by the Salem Utilities Commission in January, but the Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Operating Inc. wanted the removal of certain “workers compensation” redundant language.

The temporary water line agreement will allow Chesapeake to lay a temporary water line across Salem Utilities Department property where approved by the department in order to transport the purchased water.

Legal issues dealing with the utilities department will also be discussed.

Preservation Society to meet

SALEM – The Salem Preservation Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dale Shaffer Research Library on South Lundy Avenue.

Blood drive set at Beaver Local

LISBON – Beaver Local Student Council is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school. The Red Cross is reporting an urgent need for donors due to the inclement weather and other issues that have contributed to a drop in donations. Elementary and middle school students will be given an opportunity to become “Pint Sized Heroes” by having someone donate blood in their name. Every “Pint Sized Hero” will be entered in a drawing for three $25 gift cards, donated by the student council. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment call the school at 330-386-8700 or 1-800-RED CROSS.

LCBA?to plan card party

SALEM – Plans for the card party on April 21 will be discussed when Loyal Christian Benefit Association Branch 654 meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the St. Paul School gym. Those attending are to enter through the kitchen door. All members are urged to attend.

Fish dinners offered at Eagles

SALEM – Fish and chicken dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue. Cost is $8.50 each.

A “haystack” breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the club. Cost is $5.

Fish fries planned at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – A fish fry is scheduled from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 15 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available at 330-427-2533.

Legion sets catfish fry

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.

SCT to host Night at Races

SALEM- Salem Community Theatre is hosting its inaugural Night at the Races fund raiser on Saturday at St. Paul School gymnasium. Tickets are $20 and include dinner, beer, pop, and the ability to bet on 10 horse races. Throughout the evening there will be basket raffles and a 50/50 for ages 21 and older only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m.

Attendees can purchase horses, and name them, in each of the first nine races. 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 tickets contact Ed Butch at Tickets and horses will be available for purchase at the door. For more information call the box office at 330-332-9688.

Retreads to meet for breakfast

AUSTINTOWN – The Mahoning Valley Retreads will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday at Denny’s, 4927 Mahoning Ave. For further information about the group call 330-717-7825 or 330-782-8813.

Boomers ’64 lunch planned

EAST PALESTINE – Boomers ’64 plan to meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. March 9 at Bojangle’s Restaurant.

Columbiana 1961 lunch set

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. March 9 at Paul’s (Antone’s) Cafe.

Smith Grange offers breakfast

BELOIT – A country-style breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Smith Grange. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Carryouts will be available.

Metroparks board to meet

CANFIELD – The next regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks begins at 6 p.m. March 11 at the MetroParks Farm on Route 46.

AAA driver ed set in Lisbon

LISBON – AAA Driver Education begins March 11 at Beaver Local High School. All area students are eligible to attend, including home-schooled students. For more information call 330-532-2878.

Columbiana seniors to meet

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

Salem 1959 lunch planned

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

La Leche League meeting set

LISBON – The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. The discussion topic is, “The Art of Breastfeeding and Overcoming Difficulties.” All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome.

For information call 330-821-2585 or 330-420-0822 or visit

Salem 1956 lunch planned

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

Business Connection sponsored

SALEM -Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Connection luncheon beginning at 11:45 a.m. March 13 at the Salem Community Center. The guest speaker is Sarah Poulton, congressional field representative for Congressman Bill Johnson. She will present information on the Affordable Care Act. Cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for prospective members. To register call 330-337-3473 or e-mail

Salem Community Hospital is featured as “Business of the Month.”‘

Meetings set at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532 will meet at 6 p.m. March 14. The ladies auxiliary meeting begins at 7 p.m. March 11.

Kaiser retirees to meet

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


Salem 1947 breakfast set

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All class members and guests are welcome. For more information call 330-337-8887.

Masons offer breakfast buffet

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

Easter egg hunt planned

SALEM – United Commercial Travelers Council 590 will host its annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 2 through 10 at 11 a.m. March 30 at Centennial Park. The event will be held, “rain or shine” with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Chocolate Easter bunnies will be awarded to lucky children who find the specially marked eggs.

UCT will also sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt for children at Robert Bycroft School at 1 p.m. March 27.

Scrabble tournament set

SALEM – Salem Public Library will host a Scrabble tournament on March 23 in the Quaker Room. 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.

Kindergarten screening set

SEBRING – Kindergarten screening for all children who will be 5 by Sept. 30 and reside within the Sebring School District will be held Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 and 8 a.m. to noon April 9 at B. L. Miller School, 506 W. Virginia Ave. Ohio Revised Code 3313.673 specifies that all first time kindergarten students must be screened.

Non-residents planning to apply for open enrollment, which will be available at screening, must schedule an appointment. To be eligible for open enrollment the child must be 5 years of age by the date set by their district of residence. They will also need to register with their home school. Parents are required to bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security card and custody papers, if applicable. Copies will be made and originals returned to parents. Speech, hearing, and eyes will be checked at this time.

Appointments are necessary for this screening by calling Mary Harlan at 330-938-2025 Ext. 3501 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Auction aids Alzheimer group

CANFIELD – The Alzheimer Network, also known as the Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network Inc., will present its ninth annual charity auction on March 16 at Avion on the Water, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

The theme of the event is “Valley Memories,” celebrating the past successes of the valley with a look to the future of new endeavors. Live, silent, and basket auctions will offer many choices with a wide variety of exciting items such as Magnavox 26″ LCD Television, a Kindle Paperwhite, Keurig Coffeemaker, etc. Attendees may also participate in a 50/50 raffle and all ticket holders will be eligible for the door prize. Entertainment will be provided by Steve Fazzini Productions.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests to shop the tables of auction items. The buffet dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event are available by calling

Swim lessons offered

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is hosting another session of its swim lesson program beginning on April 7 and running every Saturday, until May 26. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.

Library to show Marx films

LEETONIA- March is “Marx Madness” month at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Visitors who attend any of three Marx Brothers movies shown during the month will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the May 3 performance of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Rossini at the Pittsburgh Opera. Transportation to an from Pittsburgh will not be provided.

Films include “A Day at the Races” at 6 p.m. March 12; “A Night at the Opera” at 1 p.m. March 20; and “Animal Crackers” at 1 p.m. March 30.


Bocce set at Guilford Lake Grille

LISBON- Spectators are invited to watch bocce tournaments which begin at 8:30 a.m. today and Sunday at the Guilford Lake Grille. Players are expected from California, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Windsor Canada and Toronto.

The winner of today’s United States Pallino d’Oro tournament will be considered to be the best bocce player in the U.S. The winner of Sunday’s North American Pallino d’Oro tournament will be considered the best bocce player in the US and Canada.

Green zoning board to meet

GREEN TOWNSHIP – The Green Township Board of Zoning plans to meet at 7 p.m. March 5 in the zoning office at 12184 Lisbon Road. Amendments to the current zoning regulations will be discussed. The public is invited.

Park’s Pioneer Village Friends to meet

EAST LIVERPOOL – Friends of Beaver Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village will meet at 6 p.m. March 5 at the Trading Post, 12013 Echo Dell Road. Plans for new Civil War re-enactors, the Seventh Battalion Army of North Virginia, “The March to Gettysburg” on May 25 and 26 will be discussed. For information call 330-227-3939.

Free learning workshop offered

NORTH LIMA – A free community workshop for area professionals who work with children, adolescents or adults who suffer from learning disabilities, sensory deficits, behavior difficulties or other conditions that restrict learning will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 6 at EyeCare and Vision Therapy Center, Dr. Joseph Pederzolli, OD., FCOVD, 11995 South Ave. North Lima. Reservations may be made by calling 330-549-9780 or 800-344-8870.

East Palestine street panel to meet

EAST PALESTINE – The Village of East Palestine Street Committee meeting begins at 10 a.m. March 8 at the East Palestine Community Center.

‘Sound of Music’ set on DAHS stage

LISBON – The musical “The Sound of Music” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. March 10 in the auditorium at David Anderson High School. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children.

Free movie, bingo offered in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – Crown Theater Productions is offering a free movie and bingo on March 9 at Main Street Theater. Bingo starts at 6:15 p.m. followed by the movie at 7 p.m. Join the family movie club at to find out what is playing.

Salem 1969 to meet at BB Rooners

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

Easter egg hunt planned at Salem church

SALEM – Phillips Christian Church at 35459 Salem-Grange Road will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. March 16. The rain date is 1 p.m. March 17.

Prizes will be awarded in each category for finding the “golden egg.” Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall. For more information call 330-332-4467 or 330-337-9316.

School carnival set at McKinley Elementary

LISBON – McKinley Elementary School will be hosting a school carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23. Proceeds from the carnival will go to McKinley Make a Difference Fund and McKinley Relay For Life Team. This event is open to McKinley Elementary students and their families. Tickets will be available for presale until March 15, and available at the door the day of the event. Presale tickets are five for $1 with a $10 minimum purchase. At the door, tickets will be 25 cents per ticket. Tickets may be used on food, beverages, and games. For information call 330-424-9869.

Dale Shaffer time capsule planned

SALEM – In recognition of the addition of the Dale Shaffer Research Library to the campus of the Salem Historical Society, the burial of a time capsule is being planned. The Dale Shaffer Legacy Time Capsule burial is scheduled for May 5. Judi Allio serves as time capsule chair with generous contributions from Salem Welding Co., Butech-Bliss, Stark Memorial Inc., and Henry Spack.

Because of the foresight and generous donation of Dale E. Shaffer, Salem historian, the society in August 2012 had dedicated this library which also houses its offices, meeting room, gift shop and industrial/transportation exhibits. The intent of the time capsule is not only to commemorate the life and contributions of Shaffer but share with future Salem citizens of the time period in which the capsule was buried when it will be reopened in 2063.

The time capsule committee is seeking items for possible inclusion. Content suggestions may include: American flag, Holy Bible, personal letters, news articles, 2013 phone book, toys, church directories, menus, business and organization brochures, Salem photographs, school information, magazines, stamps, credit card, cell phone, etc. All suggestions will be considered by the time capsule committee. Items must be submitted before March 20. Plans are to display the proposed contents in April prior to being readied for burial in the lawn of the library at the Dale Shaffer Way entrance. For more information call the society at 330-337-8514.

Dairy Boosters offer scholarships

LISBON – The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters is accepting applications for two scholarships this year. The amount of the awarded scholarship is $1,000, which is to be applied towards tuition, books, housing, etc. The applicant must be a member of a Columbiana County family whose primary occupation is directly involved in the dairy industry, including but not limited to dairy cattle milk production, dairy cattle heifer raising, and dairy equipment/supplies/supplement sales (providing dairy is the primary focus of sales).

Students must prove their current enrollment, or submit a letter of admission, to a two or four year institution of higher learning or graduate school. Those applying are not required to limit their educational choice to an agricultural related field. Students must be considered a full-time student. Applicants must maintain at least a B or 3.0 grade point average. Previous scholarship winners may not reapply.

The student must return a completed application, two letters of recommendations, and an official high school or college transcript, postmarked by March 30. Scholarship applications maybe obtained from a Columbiana County High School guidance counselor, FFA advisor, or contact: Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters, Rylee Hardy, P.O. Box 274, Damascus, Ohio 44619; 330-271-1837. A public announcement will be made after notification of the winner in April at the annual spring banquet.

CCBDD invites community to game

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month throughout March. The theme is “When Good People Work Together, Great Things Happen.”

CCBDD would like to convey to residents that opportunities for citizens with developmental disabilities to function as independently and productively as possible must be fostered in the community. The most effective way to increase this awareness is through everyone’s active participation in community activities and the openness to learn and acknowledge each individual’s contribution, regardless of their disability.

“This is a time when our organization focuses on encouraging the public to better understand the individuals we serve,” said CCBDD Superintendent Bill Devon. “They go to school and to work. They volunteer. They are your neighbor. They are your friend. CCBDD encourages everyone to take time to get to know someone with a developmental disability because, When Good People Work Together, Great Things Happen,” he said.

The community are invited to attend the clients vs staff basketball game at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at David Anderson High School. For information call Melissa McCauley at 330-424-7788.