Community Happenings

Retired nurses to meet for lunch

SALEM – Area retired nurses are invited to meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club, 12688 Salem-Warren Road.

LHS ’51 sets breakfast meeting

LEETONIA The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. May 7 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

TOPS 1380 holds meeting

SALEM – Members of TOPS 1380 met April 15 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Audrey Goodballet led the TOPS prayer and pledge. Margaret Phillips, Goodballet and Barb May recited the KOPS pledge. Phillips was the award winner for KOPS. Goodballet won the rolling cash five. Eleanor May read for the “circle of light.”

Area Singles set May schedule

LISBON – Area Singles has announced its schedule of meetings for next month. Meetings will begin at 6 p.m. May 1 at BB Rooners in Salem, May 8 at The Phoenix in Canfield, May 15 at Italo’s in Lisbon, May 22 at Pinky’s in New Garden and May 29 at Marty’s BBQ in Salem.

Sebring Leo’s Club selects officers

SEBRING – Officers were elected when the Sebring Leo’s met April 7 at the home of Elva Summers. Six members were present. The new officers are President Allison Hobson, Vice President Taylor Burns, Secretary Aunisty Switzer, Treasurer James Hanes, News Reporter Carrie Burns, Activity Chairman Robert Swinhart, and Recreation Leaders Elizabeth and Carrie Burns.

Under old business the Leo’s took a field trip to Kraynak’s and Daffin’s Candy in March and helped with the spring clean-up at the park in Sebring on April 20. They also plan to plant flowers at the Community Center. The group’s spring conference was slated April 27 at Alliance Middle School. The Leo’s plan to participate in the Sebring Firemen’s Parade on May 31. The next meeting is May 19 at the Summers’ home.

NW?Lions host dermatologist

NEW WATERFORD – New Waterford Lions Club met April 18 at the Community Center with 13 members and one guest present. David Forinash conducted the meeting. Speaker was Dr. Patrick Shannon, board certified dermatologist. Three types of skin cancers, their symptoms and treatments were discussed. A question and answer period followed. A donation was made to Pilot Dogs in memory of Madelyn Garrod. A road cleanup was done last week.

Ellis Hawkins, adviser for the Crestview Leos reported the club has held election of officers. Members will assist with the benefit dinners for a teacher who passed recently and also for a student that is being treated for cancer.

Dick Sell, adviser for the Heartland Christian Leos, reported members have collected paper products and will donate them to Oasis Food Bank. A prom will be held at Whispering Pines and Crossroads Nursing Homes. A free car wash will be held at the school as a thank you to the community for their support. Profits from the roast beef dinner held in March will be given as scholarships to qualifying graduates from Crestview and Heartland Christian. The next meeting will be held May 2 at the Community Building.

Elks 305 Auxiliary to host dinner

SALEM – Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge #305 will host its past presidents dinner in the Grillroom at 6 p.m. May 21. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are due by May 14 by contacting Dorothy Yakubek. The meal includes roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with almonds, Jello salad with fruit, rolls, apple and cherry pie, coffee and punch. Those attending are to bring an item for the Chinese auction. There will be a 50/50 and scholarship winners presented.

CC state alumni banquet slated

SALEM – Dr. Will Stamp, president of the Columbiana County Ohio State Alumni Association, has announced that the annual banquet begins at 6 p.m. May 2 at the Salem Golf Club. Frank Moskowitz, publisher of the OSU Buckeye Sports Bulletin, will be the guest speaker.

Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. For tickets contact Geoff Goll at 330-337-9529 before April 29. There will also be a silent auction of Buckeye paraphernalia. All proceeds will be used to help county OSU students. The public is welcome to attend.

SPL book group holds 50th meeting

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group held its 50th group meeting on March 26. The title of the book discussed was “Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.

This story follows the life of Louis Zamperini whose life took him from troubled childhood, to teen years of discovery of his love and talent for running, to the Berlin Olympics. As World War II breaks out Louis becomes an Army Air Force Airman. When his bomber crashes in the Pacific Ocean Louis faces the greatest test of his will to survive.

The book discussion group meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the library’s Quaker Room.

Copies of books for upcoming discussions are made available for checkout in the library’s adult services department. Registration is not required to attend group meetings. For more information stop in, call 330-332-0042 or visit

United Quilt Guild to meet May 7

SALEM – United Quilt Guild’s UnFinished Objects and Market Place projects begins at 9:30 a.m. May 7 at the First Presbyterian Church. The business session and program , “Care of Fabrics,” follows.

AASC to host dinner, dance

ALLIANCE – The Senior Day dinner and dance is slated May 10 at the Alliance Area Senior Center, 602 W. Vine St. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring the Rex Taneri Orchestra. Admission is $14 per person for the dinner and dance and $7 per person for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance by calling 330-821-3348.

TOPS 777 learns to reach goals

SALEM – Mabel Pasco presented a program titled “Don’t Give Up on Your Goals” when TOPS Chapter 777 met April 24. Frances Valentino was recognized as the KOPS of the week.

Other winners were Susan Wendell and Mary Lou Smearsoll, best losers; Shirley Johns, queen of the month.; Linda Evanoff and Jean Rhodes, best losers; Pat Sheen, backslider; and Joan Cole, runner-up loser. Wendell also received a special award. Debbie Phillips gave a report on the letter D contest which she and Valentino won.

Star contest stars were removed by Peggy Mix for members not having a loss this month. Pasco recited the pledge and Valentino and Johns gave the KOPS pledge.

Seven-One Club meets for games

SALEM – The Seven and One Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Herb Bott. Tracy Dearth was a guest. Members played cards after the luncheon which included a strawberry and cake dessert. Prizes were won by Mrs. Gerald Mincks, first place and travel; Mrs. Fred Weingart, second place; and Mrs. Ken Kaufman, low. Mrs. Jack Bruderly, who was welcomed back home after spending the winter in Myrtle Beach, S.C., shared pictures of her trip. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 15 at the home of Mrs. Larry Dearth.

WP Lions Club holds tea party

WEST POINT – The West Point Lions Club held its annual tea party on April 15 with 21 members and nine guests present. This party is held in honor of potential new members who enjoyed a variety of tea and cookies followed by a coverdish dinner.

Speakers included Calcutta Lions President Wayne Chamberlain and First Vice District Governor Tom Zickefoose from the Girard Lions Club. Chamberlain will become the district’s Zone 9 chairman in July. He gave a brief breakdown of how states are listed into districts, regions and zones. The local zone covers five counties in northeastern Ohio. Zickefoose talked about the history of the Lions organization and also the Eye Care Foundation.

DARE announces May activities

BOARDMAN – Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End (DARE) meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Activities for next month include:

May 3, 10: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

May 4: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 6:30 p.m.

May 7, 14, 21, 28: Dance classes, Judy Conti’s, Austintown, 7 p.m.

May 8: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

May 13, 20: Walking or bike riding at trail on Kirk Road in Canfield, 6 p.m.

May 15: Meet at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg, 7 p.m.

May 17: Card Night at Denny’s in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

May 22: Meet-up at Panera Bread, Austintown, 6 p.m.

May 23: Red/White/Blue Food Night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

May 24: Putt-Putt at Sports World, Boardman, 7 p.m.

May 27: Memorial Day picnic, Masters Pavilion, Boardman Park 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

May 29: Meet at Dairy Queen, North Lima, 7 p.m.

For more information call 330-793-5856, 330-533-7062 or 330-793-1484.

Panhellenic Assoc. to meet May 9

CANFIELD – The Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic Association will meet at 6 p.m. May 9 at Piccadilly Parlour, 114 S. Broad St. Dinner is by reservation only. Character speaker Carol Starre-Kmiecik will appear as Jackie Kennedy.

Waterford HS ’60 to meet for lunch

COLUMBIANA – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Annabell’s in Salem.

Community Happenings

Weingart Cousins meet

SALEM Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when 12 members of Weingart Cousins met recently. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. May 14.

SHS ’50 to meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Old School Reunion planned

LISBON – The committee for the Old School Reunion met April 8 at Lake Mount Church of Christ. Anyone who attended Clarkson, Elkton, Rogers, Oak Grove and Fredericktown schools is invited to attend the reunion on Sept. 21 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

Salem CWU to meet

SALEM – Salem Church Women United will meet Monday in the parlor at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building. Fellowship begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments provided by the ladies of the Holy Trinity and First Christian churches.

The program will be given by Carole Campolito, senior living consultant at Copeland Oaks in Sebring. Campolito has been in marketing and admissions in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for 30 years. She has helped to open four retirement communities. She will acquaint the ladies as to what Copeland Oaks is and what it offers that other retirement communities does not.

Church Women United will celebrate National Friendship Day on May 3 with a luncheon downstairs at the church. The catered meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Reservations should be made by April 29 by contacting Pat Wilde at 330-337-3914. The fee of $5.50 can be paid at the door. The program will be given by the little children of the Quaker Day Care Center. The public is invited.

WR Alumni banquet slated

BERLIN CENTER – The Berlin Center-Western Reserve Alumni Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at Western Reserve High School. Reservations may be made with Sharon Chalfant, 4054 Laubert Road, Atwater, Ohio 44201; or by calling 330-935-2196 or 330-547-3271. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations must be made by May 4. Guests are welcome with advance reservation. Everyone who attended Berlin Center or Western Reserve High School are invited to attend.

Victorian Players auditions set

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players and J&B Production Arts Services will hold open auditions for “Sparky … from Chicago,” at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave.

“Sparky … from Chicago” is a new play by J.E. Ballantyne Jr. which examines the activities of Jack Ruby on the weekend of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

There are roles for both men and women between the ages of 20 and 60. Rehearsals are slated to begin in early June with the production running July 19 through Aug. 4. The role of Jack Ruby has already been cast.

This play marks the second leg of the JFK Assassination Trilogy at the Victorian. All auditionees should be prepared to read from the script when they audition. For more information call 330-799-6176.

St. Paul Spring Fling returns

SALEM – After three long years, the St. Paul Home and School’s Spring Fling has finally returned. The “Night of a Thousand Chances” featuring casino games, a reverse raffle and prize baskets is slated May 4 at St. Paul School. A full buffet dinner will be provided by Evan’s Catering and Planning for ages 21 and over. Cost is $35 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Each ticket includes entry into the event, appetizers, the full buffet dinner, dessert, soft drink, one reverse raffle entry, casino cash to start the night, and five tickets for the prize basket raffle.

Available for purchase at the event are additional prize basket raffle tickets, extra casino cash, additional reverse raffle tickets (a maximum of 200 will be sold), beer and wine and soft drinks.

For more information contact Sue Sowa at or 330-337-8561. To order tickets contact Laura Nestic, director of ticket sales, at 614-309-2115 or or call St. Paul School at 330-337-3451. Reservations for tables of six are available for a fee of $2O.

EP Lions elect president

EAST PALESTINE -Brian Brinegar was elected president for the 2013-14 term when the East Palestine Lions Club met recently at Bojangle’s Restaurant. Chris Brinegar was named vice president. Mamie Tollas, secretary, and Tamara Hess, treasurer, were re-elected to their offices. The Lion tamer/tail twister and membership chairman will be elected at a future meeting.

Vice President Cindy Fletcher conducted the meeting where the group discussed its ongoing fund-raising quilt raffle.The drawing for the quilt will be May 27 during the East Palestine Street Fair. Members also talked about ways to participate in East Palestine’s Dog Days event , as well as at this year’s annual Alice Street Sale.

Under old business, Fletcher reminded the Lions about their Spring Conference April 27 in Alliance, the district conference set May 4 in Lisbon and the state conference May 17-19 in Dublin. Under new business, she led a discussion about the club possibly taking a summer break from meetings from June to September but no action was taken. Brian Brinegar took orders and took payments for the new Lions T-shirts the members plan to wear at various club functions.

In other business, Hess announced concern that several members have not yet paid their dues for the upcoming year and the impact that is having on the club’s finances. She said notices have been sent out but no replies have been received as yet.

In an effort to promote attendance to club meetings, the group decided to continue holding one noon meeting and one evening meeting each month. They decided to meet at noon the second Wednesday of each month at Bojangle’s and at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the East Palestine Library.

Don Johnson from the New Waterford Lions Club who serves as the East Palestine Lions advisor attended the meeting, along with Ruby Heldman, a member of the Wellsville Lions Club.

R-Weigh weight groups meet

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 44 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Mary Hefner, Nancy Stryffeler and Sara Smith. JoCarol Gray and Vi Woodall were the goalies for the week. Annie Katz reached her one-fourth goal weight, Sarah Agee and Karen Pauline won the can do monetary drawing, and Marian Long earned the vacation award.

The afternoon group will hold its 2012 recognition awards program on Monday with weigh-ins from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. followed by the awards program at 1 p.m.

Music Study Club to host informational meeting Wednesday

SALEM – The Salem Music Study Club will host its last informational meeting of 2012-13 at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Members and guests are welcome to attend, as always, in the parlor of the Education Building beside the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Jeff Smith will present a program for the evening’s entertainment.

Damascus Ruritans meet, install new member

DAMASCUS – Nick Morrison was installed as a new member when the Damascus Ruritan Club met March 14 with 27 members and two guests attending. Dinner was served by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church. Vice President Rick Bell called on members for their community service reports.

The guest speaker was Judge Thomas Baronzzi, Columbiana County Court, representing both probate and juvenile Courts. Judge Baronzzi spoke of the importance of having a living will.

The Ohio District Spring Banquet was held April 20 at the Amish Door Banquet Center in Wilmot.

Members voted to give monetary gifts to the following: $350 to sponsor a team in the Sebring-West Branch Hot Stove Little League, $50 to sponsor a Columbiana County Fair Reserve Champion Market Pen Hen, donate $100 to the Ryan Johnson Memorial 5K Run/Walk on May 18 at West Branch High School track, and $50 to the Special Olympics.

President Dave Wingett reported that the club’s 60th anniversary committee has met and announced that the anniversary celebration will be held Dec. 7 at the Heritage Oaks Banquet Center on 12th Street in Sebring.

A blood drive was conducted March 19 at the Damascus United Methodist Church. The drives are co-sponsored by the Beloit, Damascus and Goshen Center Ruritan clubs.

The club will serve the West Branch Future Farmers of America Banquet on April 30 at the West Branch High School in the old gymnasium and the Goshen High School Alumni Banquet on June 8 in the cafeteria at the high school. Samuel “Luke” Newbold, a former Navy Seal, will be the guest speaker at the May 8 meeting. The public is invited.

Community Happenings

SHS ’62 to meet for lunch

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1962 plans to meet for lunch at 11 a.m. April 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Masons plan spaghetti dinner

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.

SHS ’54 sets planning meeting

SALEM – A reunion planning meeting for the Salem High School Class of 1954 begins at 6 p.m. April 17 at the Salem High School Alumni Office on East State Street. For more information call Marge Potts at 330-332-0947.

DAHS ’57 to meet Thursday

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

Past Deming workers to meet

SALEM – Deming retirees and former employees are invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. For more information call 330-332-1127.

Quilt group meeting Tuesday

CANFIELD – That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fair Park. Two members will demonstrate how to make the Log Cabin Heart Placemats/Table Topper. Doors open at 6 p.m. The group is open to all interested quilters at all skill levels. For membership information contact president Mary Rose Nordquist at

Saxon Club hosting breakfast

SALEM – The public is invited to a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the Salem Saxon Club. A spaghetti dinner follows from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Salem High School Class of 1978 and also features a “super raffle/silent auction.” For more information contact Annette Howard at 330-332-1141 or Cheryl Mundy at 234-759-9177. Cost is $7 for breakfast, $10 for the spaghetti dinner, or $15 for both meals.

AL Aux. 290 holds meeting

COLUMBIANA – American Legion Auxiliary Unit #290 met April 2. The unit recently sent 16 “comforts of home” care boxes to active military in the states and overseas. Upcoming events include Poppy Days on May 10-11. The unit continues to support the Friday fish fry held the first and third Friday of each month. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 6. Election of officers and Girls State orientation will be held. Anyone wanting to participate in volunteer activities and/or monthly meetings can obtain membership information by contacting Auxiliary Secretary Diane Hardenbrook at 330-921-9561.

Victorian Players auditions set

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players is in search of an actor, between the ages of 18 and 30, for the lead role of Starbuck for its upcoming production of “The Rainmaker.” Auditions begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave.

Starbuck is the romantic lead and will be required to attend all rehearsals with readthroughs beginning later in the week of April 15.

The Rainmaker runs weekends June 7 through 23. Direct questions or the need for a different audition time to the director at 330-207-3483. All other roles in the show have been cast.

Victorian Players workshop

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players are proud to announce a summer theatre workshop, Victorian Ventures in Youth Theatre, July 8 through Aug. 9, at the theater, for ages 8 through adult. Classes will be offered in oral interpretation, diction, stage movement, improvisation and creative dramatics, all to culminate in a production of “The Princess Who Had No Name” by Brian D. Taylor.

All workshop participants will be guaranteed a part in the play, scheduled to open Aug. 9 for two weekends. Instructors for the classes will be adults who are participating in the production.

Directing “The Princess Who Had No Name” is Marlene Menaldi Strollo. The cost for the workshop is $50. Parents of younger children will be expected to help with supervision of the children. Classes will be held from 1 to 1:45 and 2 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Auditions for those not attending the workshop, will be held at 5 p.m. July 7. Rehearsals begin July 8 and will be held from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For further information call the director at 330-533-8789. Adult roles which are available are three witches, a fairy godmother, Papa Bear and Mama Bear, two queens, a king and three good fairies. Children will be cast in all of the fairy tale character parts (example Snow White, Goldilocks, etc).

R-Weigh weight groups meet

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 35 pounds was recorded.

Good losers for the week were Annie Katz, Sylvia Eller, Marian Doerr, Sara Smith and Jennifer Walker. JoAnne Bogdan, Carol Held and Linda Lude were the goalies for the week. Doerr lost weight on vacation and received a monetary award.

Two members in the afternoon group and six members in the evening group paid a $1 tax in the Tax or Refund contest. The losers received a $1 refund. An “Inspirational Fitness Quotes” program was presented by Bogdan at the afternoon group.

The evening group will hold its 2012 recognition of good losers and goal members on Monday at the church. Weigh-ins will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for this week only. The program starts at 6 p.m.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey gave a synopsis of an article “Let’s Name The Lottery Losers.” She said there ought to be a law forbidding newspapers, radio or television stations from reporting the name of a lottery winner unless, at the same time, they list the names of every single loser.

The proclamation from National Grange President Edward L.Luttrell was read: April 2013 as Grange Month.” Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: April is National Garden Month. She stated, “Of all the plants that contribute to a sustainable landscape, trees are among the most important. Besides adding beauty to our landscapes, trees help the environment by taking up carbon dioxide, the green-house gas that is such a big driver in climate change.” Zepernick added “They provide shade that helps to reduce the energy costs of cooling our homes in summer, acts as windbreaks to help cut winter fuel bills, and provide food and habitat for creatures big and small that share our landscapes.”

The poem, “April Again,” was read by Clyde Zepernick and “Spring” was read by Bailey. Baking contest judging will be held when Pomona meets at 7 p.m. April 15 at Yellow Creek Grange. Lisbon Grange will present the traveling program at Mile Branch Grange at 7 p.m. April 22. Mile Branch Grange will present its program at Willow Grove Grange at 7 p.m. May 7.

Historical society sets dance

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult.

CCCTC ABLE orientations

LISBON – Columbiana County Career and Technical Center ABLE will conduct orientations for the last available GED classes this school year. Orientations will take place the week of April 22.

The free classes are held in Columbiana, Lisbon, Salem and East Liverpool. For more information or to register call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Band concert in Pa.

MIDLAND, Pa.- The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 13 at the Mainstage Theater presented by the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

Tickets cost $60 ($40 for each additional ticket) for dinner with band members and show; $40 for dinner and show; and $20 for show only. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Dinner reservations will end at 4 p.m. May 8.

The University of Notre Dame Band is the oldest college band (in continuous existence) in the United States and was honored as such by being declared a “Landmark of American Music” by the National Music Council, the Indiana Music Educators Association and Exxon Corporation during the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial.

The band has performed throughout the world and across the United States. The concert band has toured internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Czech Republic, Scandanavia, Japan and China. The band’s 2010 spring concert tour culminated with a historic performance in the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

Community Happenings

Former telephone operators to meet for breakfast

SALEM – Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. April 18 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem High School ’68 to meet for dinner

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1968 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. April 16 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Goshen Home Extension to meet for lunch

SALEM – Goshen Home Extension will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. April 12 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem High School ’69 to 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.

Columbiana Senior Citizens to hold pizza party

COLUMBIANA – A pizza party is planned when Columbiana Senior Citizens meet at 10 a.m. April 9 in the Upper Room. Members are to bring a sack lunch to the next meeting at 10 a.m. April 23 at the Upper Room.

Salem Saxon Club to host breakfast, spaghetti dinner

SALEM – The public is invited to a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the Salem Saxon Club. A spaghetti dinner follows from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Salem High School Class of 1978 and also features a “super raffle/silent auction.” For more information contact Annette Howard at 330-332-1141 or Cheryl Mundy at 234-759-9177. Cost is $7 for breakfast, $10 for the spaghetti dinner, or $15 for both meals.

SHS?Afterprom 2013 selling Indians tickets

SALEM -Salem High School Afterprom 2013 is selling tickets for a Cleveland Indians basket.

The basket includes four tickets to the Indians game on June 21 at Progressive Field with a fireworks show afterwards, a parking pass, $50 worth of Indians Fun Money to be used for food or merchandise, four Progressive Field stadium blankets, hats, water bottles and umbrellas. Items were donated by the Moore Agency Inc., Insurance Solutions and Progressive Insurance.

To purchase a ticket, stop in the Moore Agency at 672 E. Second St. or call 330-540-5700.

Lone Rangers 4-H Club holds monthly meeting

WINONA – The March meeting of the Lone Rangers 4-H Club was held at the Winona Friends Church. Discussions of clinics for market animals at the fair were held and new T-shirts and the upcoming bake sale were also addressed. Final plans for the raffle basket to be auctioned at the fair along with other fair topics will be revealed at the April 14 meeting.

American Legion 76 auxiliary discusses club activities

SEBRING – Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently with President Judy Hubbs presiding. It was announced that 149 members have paid their memberships to date for 2013. A thank-you was received from the Trinity Church for the donation in memory of John Fahnert.

Hubbs reported that the 50/50 drawings were going well at the fish fry. Joan Schafer said she didn’t mail any boxes of coupons to the commissary this month because there weren’t enough to fill a box. The club received a request for a donation from the Alliance YMCA swim program and a donation was approved for this program. The next meeting is April 10.

TOPS 777 recognizes weekly weight loss winners

SALEM – Winners were recognized when TOPS 777 met recently at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building. Recognized were Shirley Johns, queen of the week for March 20; Frances Valentino, weekly queen on March 27; Linda Straub and Jean Rhodes, best losers for March 20; Pat Sheen and Rhodes, best losers for March 27; Valentino, KOPS of the month; Johns and Valentino, KOPS at goal or below; Brenda Adams, monthly best loser; Carol Oliver, backslider; Carrie Toy, runner-up best loser.

Sheen received a special award. Debbie Phillips won the kite contest with team winners Johns, Mabel Pasco, Rhodes, Straub and Sheen. Peg Mix announced the Shining Star contest. Linda Evanoff presented programs titled “Biggest Diet Mistakes,” “A Diet Oops” and “Hidden Sugar in Foods.”

Division winners were presented by Toy and Johns at Spring Awards Night on March 20. Division three winners are Carol Oliver, first place; Adams, second; Susan Wendell, honorable mention; and division four, Evanoff, first. KOPS recognition was done by the board. The leader’s speech and thank-yous were given by Evanoff.

Officers installed by Debbie Phillips were Evanoff, leader; Straub, co-leader; Mix, treasurer;; Toy, weight recorder; and Johns, assistant weight recorder. Door prize winners were Straub, Valentino and Oliver.

Historical society learns about Swiss in Knox Twp.

KNOX TOWNSHIP -The Western Columbiana County Historical Society met at the Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church recently. The program, “Swiss in Knox Township” was presented by researcher Pat McArtor who has done an extensive study of the early European settlers in western Columbiana County. McArtor’s indepth research about the Swiss was evident in the many photos and documents she displayed for those in attendance, many of whom are descended from the first Swiss settlers in Knox Township.

President Tiffany McQuilkin conducted the business meeting. Plans for the public’s participation in the June 23 garden tour and the Aug. 4 and 11 museum open house were discussed. The public is invited to both events.

The next meeting will be held on June 3 in the fellowship hall of the Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Homeworth Road. The program, open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. featuring “A Gettysburg Photo Mystery Solved: Jacob Shenkel’s 1863 Diary ” presented by Tim Brookes of East Liverpool. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

R-Weigh weight groups reward weight loss winners

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church after two weeks of canceled meetings because of the weather. Good losers for the week were Sarah Agee and Chris Learn.

Carol Held and Ruth Miller were the goalies for the week. Evelyn Peters earned the eight weeks of losing monetary award. The can-do winner was Roni Fauver. Francie Tuel, Gloria Judy, Sandy McGarr and Mary Hefner served a low-calorie, low-fat luncheon celebrating their Jan through March birthdays at the afternoon meeting.

A new Tax or Refund contest runs April 8-29 at both groups. Members who lose one pound or more get a refund of $1 per week or gain one pound or more and pay a tax of $1 per week. All tax dollars paid will be shared by the goal members five pounds below their goal weight on April 29. All April monthly gainers will do a program in May.

The evening group will have its 2012 Recognition Awards program on April 15 and the day group will have their awards program on April 22 at the church. Anyone needing help to lose weight is welcome to visit any meeting free of charge. New members are welcome to join. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Winona Ruritans celebrate birthdays, discuss donations

WINONA – “Happy Birthday” was sung to members of the Winona Ruritan Club celebrating birthdays in March when the group met on March 26 at Willow Grove Grange. Birthday honorees were Chip Althouse, Robert Doyle Sr., John Gamble Sr., John Heinbuck, Clarence Lease, Jim Mohr, Fred Pamer, Larry Sanor, Tom Sanor, Jim Zimmeman and Jim Drotleff.

Vice President John Stamp’s grandson, Ethan Stamp, was a guest. Homer Althouse reported that 515 people were served at the club’s pancake and sausage breakfast on March 23. The next breakfast is Oct. 12.

John Gamble Jr. made a motion to send $300 to Ruritan National for the 2014 Build Your Dollar College Scholarship. John Gamble Sr. made a motion to pay the grange $300 for the use of its facility. Jason McDevitt made a motion to pay $100 to the United 4-Hers Club and the Lone Ranger 4-H Club that helped throughout the day.

Reservations for the Ohio District Spring Banquet on April 20 in Wilmot are due. The reservations deadline is April 9. Jim Coy suggested that new signs be posted along Georgetown and Hartley roads to advertise the breakfasts.

The next meeting is April 23 featuring the annual father-daughter-granddaughter-great-granddaughter dinner at the Winona United Methodist Church.

Cake decorating classes offered at Emmanuel Lutheran Church

SALEM – Cakes Against Cancer, cake decorating classes, will be held April 14 at the Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Beginners class is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and followed by “Children Fighting Cancer” from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Those interested are asked to sign up online at and leave your name, phone number, class, how many attending and amount of kits needed. Recipes, supply lists and detailed information are on Emmanuel Lutheran Church website at Classes are by donation. Beginners class donations go to the American Cancer Society. Children Fighting Cancer donations will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The person who brings in the heaviest amount of pennies to donate will win a $20 Giant Eagle gift card.

West Point Lions meet, discuss upcoming events

WEST POINT – The West Point Lions Club met on April 1 at St. Agatha’s Hall. President Rhonda Farmer opened the meeting with Jane May giving the invocation. The slate of officers for the 2013-14 year were voted on and carried.

Members discussed upcoming events. The club will have five members attend the spring conference in Alliance on April 27. Many members will attend the Lisbon Lions Club meeting and dinner on April 24 as well as the District 13-D social on May 4. The club passed a motion to donate money to the district social which benefits the Eye Care Foundation. Members have also been asked to donate baked goods for the social’s dessert auction.

Final arrangements were discussed for the annual membership tea on April 15. Tea and cookies will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. The club will provide baked chicken and the members will bring coverdishes. Current First Vice District Governor Tom Zickefoose will be a guest speaker. Members are asked to bring potential new members as guests. Women interested in joining the club can contact any club member or Janis Mundy and Kay Bettis, membership chairpersons, at 330-424-3189.

The annual rabies clinic is slated from noon to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Mundy Tree Farm on state Route 45, Lisbon. Cost is $8. Veterinary services will be provided by Dr. Jack Zines of Hanoverton.

CCDJFS to host informational fair April 24

LISBON – The Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services will host its quarterly in-house informational fair featuring 26 county agencies, businesses, charities, etc., from 9 a.m. to noon at April 24 at CCDJFS, 7989 Dickey Drive Suite 2. Scheduled participants sharing information are: A.I.D. of Salem, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Columbiana County Career and Technical Center , CCCTC-ABLE, Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services, Columbiana County Health Department, Columbiana County Park District, Community Action Agency’s CARTS, Credit Counseling, Head Start and Health Centers of Lisbon, Salineville and East Liverpool, Family Recovery Center, Habitat for Humanity, Heartbeat of Columbiana County Inc., Lifeline of Columbiana County, Ohio Attorney General Office of Youngstown, Ohio Benefit Bank, Ohio Valley Home Health Services Inc., One Stop (MCTA), Opportunity Homes Inc., Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association, Shining Reflections, Social Security Administration Office, United HealthCare, United Way Services and Way Station.