ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Southern Local school board to meet

SALINEVILLE The Southern Local Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in room E136 at the junior-senior high school.

United 1963 to meet for lunch

HANOVERTON – United Local High School Class of 1963 plans to meet for lunch at noon Sept. 4 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem museum gift shop hours set

SALEM – The Salem Historical Society’s museum gift shop and office at 239 S. Lundy Ave. will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday and Friday in September.

Storybook Museum fall tag sale planned

SALEM – The Salem Storybook Museum’s annual fall tag sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 at the corner of South Lincoln Avenue and Columbia Street. Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, museum treasurer, and Robert Viencek, special events coordinator, will again serve as co-chairs.

“We are still looking for clean quality items for the sale. We don’t sell books, clothing or shoes since the library and local churches handle those things,” said Kothera. “If you would care to make a donation, please call either 330-332-1632 or 330-332-4723.

“Proceeds from the sale will be used toward the renovation of the quaint Victorian house located at North Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street,” said Viencek. “This will become the museum site for the Salem Storybook Museum.”

Elizabeth Thatcher, museum director said, “We really enjoy the tag sales. It gives us a chance to build revenue for the museum, and it also gives a time to meet once again the faithful customers who patronize the museum. Weather is always a consideration. Right now it looks to be beautiful weather and in our favor. However, in case of rain, we’ll simply postpone it to the following week. Everything will remain the same.”

Applications due for Columbiana contest

COLUMBIANA – Entry forms are still available for the Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by Generations Coffee House, 31 S. Main St. All photographs are due by noon Sept. 3 at the chamber office, 328 N. Main St.

All details will remain the same for entry as in prior years. Categories are: Adults age 14 and older: Open, Animal, People, I Love This Town, and Computer Enhanced; Children age 13 and younger; Open and Computer Enhanced. Photographs will be on display in the Generations Coffee House during the street fair and will be available for pick-up from 10 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The entry fee is $4 per photo. Awards will be presented to first, second, and third place in all categories with the exception of People’s Choice which receives an award for first place only.

For entry forms visit www.columbianachamber.com or stop in to the chamber office (330-482-3822).

The American Legion Street Fair (www.columbianastreetfair.com) will be held 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5-7 in downtown Columbiana. The parade registration starts at 5 p.m. Thursday at Firestone Pool parking lot. The parade kick-offs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

There is a $250 drawing Thursday night, a $500 drawing Friday night and a $5,000 drawing on Saturday.

The Saturday Ride Matinee runs from noon to 4 p.m. with rides provided by J&J Amusements.

Entertainment on Thursday night features Just Kelly. The DTs will perform on Friday. Saturday’s entertainment features John Brand from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by The New Silver Eagle Band from 8 to 11 p.m.

Water exercise program to begin Sept. 9

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital’s Water Exercise Together (WET) class allows residents of all ages to enjoy the benefits of exercise, without excess strain on the joints and muscles. For the first time, WET will offer a new “super low-impact/super high-intensity” class, ideal for individuals who suffer from regular joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. The six-week program begins Sept. 9 at the Salem Community Center. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Participants can attend any two sessions per week for $55. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-7771.

Salem Hospital to mark 100th year

SALEM – What started out 100 years ago as the vision of 14 dedicated physicians to build a community hospital, has turned into a century of serving, caring and healing for hundreds of thousands of area residents. As Salem Community Hospital marks its 100th year of caring, community members are invited to celebrate this special milestone during its anniversary party and banner signing event on Sept. 8.

From 1-4 p.m. in the hospital’s north parking lot, community members can become a part of the hospital’s history by signing SCH’s 100th anniversary banner. Children can also participate in this event by placing their handprints on the banner, which will be included in a special anniversary time capsule. The afternoon celebration will also include free refreshments, balloons and a raffle for two $100 Giant Eagle gift cards. For more information call 330-332-7227.

Swiss steak supper set at Pomona Grange

ALLIANCE – The public is invited to the Columbiana County Pomona Grange’s annual family-style Swiss steak supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mile Branch Grange on Knox School Road, three miles east of Alliance. Cost is $9 for adults, and $4.50 for ages 6 to 10. Carryouts are available. There also will be a country store available offering fresh baked goods.

Family Fall Fun Day set Sept. 21 in Salem

SALEM – Plans are under way to have local clubs, organizations, and churches set up tables in front of businesses on East State Street and within McCulloch Park during Family Fall Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 in downtown Salem. Sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, the event offers hayrides by the Salem firefighters, a petting zoo, children’s activities, the Salem Farmer’s Market, and Quakertown Trolley Underground Railroad tours provided by the Salem Historical Society. The Humane Society of Columbiana County will co-sponsor a pet parade at 1 p.m. All activities are free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to shop local and to shop the downtown businesses during this annual event. For more information contact the chamber at 330-337-3473 or www.salemohiochamber.org.

NFL?Punt, Pass and Kick contest set

SALEM Boys and girls ages 6 to 15 are invited to participate in the National Football League’s Punt, Pass and Kick, hosted by the Salem Kiwanis Club. The event, a program of the NFL’s movement for an active generation, Play 60, begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Salem Community Center. There are five age groups. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. No cleats are permitted. For rules and more information visit nflppk.com.

Food Bank marks Hunger Action Month

YOUNGSTOWN – During Hunger Action Month in September, Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food banks, unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities on behalf of the 50 million Americans that struggle with hunger.

As part of Hunger Action Month, the food bank is asking the Mahoning Valley to join individuals, companies, and organizations across the nation by wearing orange, the symbolic color of hunger, on Go Orange Day on Sept. 5 as a show of support for hunger relief and Feeding America food banks. The food bank is also looking for companies, organizations and schools to hold food drives and/or fundraisers throughout the month. For a complete list of ways to get involved in Hunger Action Month visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org

“The need for food assistance in our community is great and continues to grow,” said Mike Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “Last year, there was a 14 percent increase in the number of people visiting food pantries for food, and the food bank is filling 15,000 requests for emergency food assistance each week in the tri-county area. All food drives and fundraisers throughout the month are greatly appreciated, especially as the winter months are fast approaching, and more families will be choosing between heating their homes and purchasing food.” If you would like to participate in Hunger Action Month call the food bank at 330-792-5522.

Help Hotline Crisis Center lands grant

YOUNGSTOWN – Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. was awarded $4,000 from the Ridgecliff Foundation for operation of the Peer Warm Line. The Warm Line is a peer-to-peer, non-crisis Warm Line. The line provides support for individuals who are coping with mental health, alcohol, or drug problems. Trained peers offer telephone support and encouragement to support people in recovery.

The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. (866-303-7337).

The program is also funded by the Mahoning County Mental Health Board, the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, and the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Final ghost walk will be held Saturday at the Spread Eagle

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton’s last ghost walk of the 2013 season begins at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the Spread Eagle Tavern.

This tour includes a trip to the cemetery. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12. For information and reservations call 330-223-1583.

Breakfast will be served

Sunday at AMVETS Post 45

SALEM – The Sons of AMVETS Drill Team breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Friends of the Banquet

sponsoring meal on Monday

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

The meal, sponsored by Friends of the Banquet, includes sloppy joes, macaroni salad, potato chips, baked beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed.

For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Sheely’s Furniture holding

food drive on Monday

NORTH LIMA – Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance at 11450 South Ave. is helping feed hungry families in the Mahoning Valley on Labor Day.

Anyone who drops off a donation of non-perishable food items will receive a $100 coupon to be used that day on a purchase of $1,000 or more.

“We are grateful to Sheely’s for their continued support of the food bank through this annual food drive to help feed our hungry friends and neighbors,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “We are filling more than 15,000 requests for emergency food assistance each week in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, and every can of food makes a difference.”

For more information on how you can help feed hungry families visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Leetonia High School Class

of 1951 will meet Tuesday

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

Friends of Beaver Creek

State Park will meet

EAST LIVERPOOL – Friends of Beaver Creek State Park will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Trading Post in Pioneer Village, 12021 Echo Dell Road.

Planning will be finalized for Pioneer Days to be held the first weekend in October.

Volunteers are welcome. For mroe information call 330-227-9952.

SHS Class of 1969 reunion

commitee will meet

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1969’s 45th-year reunion committee meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Italian Club on Penn Avenue.

Area Singles will meet

Sept. 4 at Cracker Barrel

AUSTINTOWN – Area Singles will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Cracker Barrel in Austintown.

Other meetings scheduled next month at the same time include Cheddars in Boardman on Sept. 11; Pizza Hut in Columbiana on Sept. 18; and Olive Garden in Boardman on Sept. 25.

Fairfield-Waterford Class

of 1960will meet Sept. 5

COLUMBIANA The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton.

Patriots Day Bike Nite

will be held Sept. 5

AUSTINTOWN – Quaker Steak & Lube will host its seventh annual Patriots Day Bike Nite at 5 p.m. Sept. 5.

The event will pay tribute to our men and women in uniform and honor both past and present armed forces members.

Among those being honored will be all military, safety forces and veterans including veterans from World War II, Pearl Harbor, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

During the ceremony The Lube will specifically honor WWII veterans: Paul Sovick Staff SGT U.S.M.C., Frank De Censo SGT U.S. Army and Leo Kruise U.S.M.C. Air Wing. Korean War veterans Zeno Foley U.S. Army and Ray Ornelas Corporal U.S.M.C. Vietnam veterans Robert Bush U.S.M.C., Carl A. Nunziato Major U.S. Army and Dan Mattozi Army. Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, Beirut veterans Sue E. Skrzynski SGT First Class U.S. Army, John Watson Staff SGT National Guard and Edward A. Johnston Corporal U.S.M.C. Finally, from the Austintown Police Department Keith Smith U.S. Army and Fire Chief Don Jordan will be honored.

Mike Case from WFMJ will be the guest master of ceremonies There will be military displays and vehicles onsite, including a 911 fire truck, pumper engine 293. A skydiver will drop into the event at 7 p.m.

Eleven year-old Cortney Mackay will sing a few patriotic numbers and the invocation led by Chaplain Dale Baringer Marine Corps League 494 and a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army. Also, all members in uniform will receive 20 percent off their meals while those with a Military ID will receive 10 percent off.

Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 5800 Interstate Blvd. For more information call Lindy Good at 330-349-9464.

Parkside Health Care

hosting Classic Cruise-In

COLUMBIANA – Parkside Health Care Center’s second annual Classic Car Cruise-in, hosted by the Arby’s Cruisin’ Crew, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at 930 E. Park Ave.The event features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and dash plaques. The rain date is Sept. 19.

There is a $3 entry fee. All proceeds will benefit the Parkside Health Care Center Activity Fund, Boy Scout Pack #16, and the Salem Community Pantry. Pack #16 will have concessions available for purchase.

For more information contact Parkside at 330-482-5547 or www.WHParkside.com.

Columbiana Chamber

hosting business breakfast

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Das Dutch Haus.

The event topic is “Healthcare Reform for Small Business.”

Information will be provided by DC Wellness owners Bob Gearhart Sr. and Jr. Wellness is a third generation health insurance brokerage firm with offices in Westlake and Columbiana.

They have worked with many area employers and most recently developed a program to guide small employers through key compliance and decision milestones brought on by healthcare reform.

Cost is $10 for chamber members, $15 for non-members. Reservations are required by calling 330-482-3822.

Scanner Club welcomes

enthusiasts to meeting

BOARDMAN The Greater Youngstown Monitoring Association Scanner Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St.

Anyone interested in scanner monitoring or amateur radio hobby is welcome to attend.

For more information contact Doug Sage at 330-717-8036 or www.gyma.org.

Driver Education will begin

Sept. 16 at Beaver Local HS

LISBON – AAA Driver Education begins Sept. 16 at Beaver Local High School.

All area students are permitted to attend, including home schooled students. Paperwork can be picked up in the high school main office or by calling 330-532-2878.

Driver education beginning

Sept. 16 at East Palestine HS

EAST PALESTINE AAA Driver Education is offering classes at East Palestine High School starting Sept. 16. Registration forms are available in the high school office or by phone at 330-692-0763.

Columbiana Library

registering for storytime

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Public Library is now registering children for the storytimes for ages 6 months to 5 years.

Babytime is a lapsit program offered for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregiver. Sessions are offered once a month on the third Tuesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 17.

Toddlertime is a lapsit program which begin Sept. 5 and will be held weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 and 11 to 11:30 a.m. for toddlers ages 18 months up to 3 years and their caregivers.

Storytime will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or Thursdays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 and begin Sept. 4.

All classes include age appropriate stories, finger plays, and crafts for the older children, and are free to the public. Preregistration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Heritage Inn hosting

Stretch and Dave Bike Show

SALEM – The Stretch and Dave Bike Show featuring bike games, raffles and food, opens at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Heritage Inn, 333 W. Fourth St.

The bike show begins at 6 p.m. with six categories.

Trophies will be awarded for best of show, peoples choice judging, stock and custom. Cost is $10 per person.

Music, provided by Tyrone’s Blues Sinsation, kicks off at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event, to be held rain or shine, will be directed to the Salem Community Pantry. For more information call 330-277-6817.

Driver education will

begin Sept. 30 at United

HANOVERTON – AAA Driver Education classes begin Sept. 30 at United High School Registration forms are available in the guidance office or at 330-692-0763.

Relay for Life bus trip to

Rivers Casino is Sept. 25

SALEM – The Cutting Edge Styling Salon is sponsoring a Relay for Life bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh on Sept. 25.

Cost is $35 per person which includes $15 of free play and a $5 food voucher. For more information or to reserve a seat call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343.

Vendors needed for

Oct. 5-6 Pumpkin Festival

LISBON – Vendors are needed for the sixth annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

Crafters, community groups and businesses interested in being a vendor are asked to contact Sharen Cope, festival chairman, at 330-222-1914.

Leetonia Sportsman’s Club

Kids Day planned Sept. 28

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Sportsman’s Club will hold its 38th annual Kids Day on Sept. 28 at the club grounds along East High Street in Leetonia.

There will be shooting, archery and fishing events for all children ages 6 to 15.

Trophies will be awarded to contest winners and raffle prizes will be given away. A wiener roast will also be held. Everything is free of charge.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and runs continuously throughout the day.

Kids Day is held annually in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day.

For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day go to www.nhfday.org. For further information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Friday is BL Fame induction tickets deadline

LISBON – Friday is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Beaver Local Athletic Hall of Fame induction and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge.

Dinner choices are baked steak and baked chicken breast. Cost is $22. Tickets may be purchased by calling 330-532-2757, 330-386-4768 or 330-385-6831.

Salvation Army serving free lunches

SALEM – A free lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and 5 at the Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Beaver Local committee will meet

LISBON The Beaver Local Board of Education Transportation Committee meeting begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the administration building conference room.

Salem Saxon Retirees will meet Sept. 4

SALEM – Salem Saxon Retirees will meet on Sept. 4. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m., a catered lunch at 12:30 p.m., followed by the meeting. To cancel your reservation if unable to attend call 330-533-5154.

Bus trip reservation deadline is Sept. 6

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP – Sept. 6 is the reservation deadline for the bus trip on Sept. 15 to the Country Living Fair at the Ohio Village in Columbus, sponsored by St. Clair Township Travel and Tourism Bureau.

The bus will leave from the rear parking lot of Giant Eagle at 7 a.m., visit the fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and stop at a Cracker Barrel restaurant for dinner on the return trip home. Cost is $60 which includes transportation, admission to the fair and a continental breakfast. For reservations call Debbie Miller, executive director at 330-382-1404.

Mount Zion Cemetery meeting is Sept. 8

LISBON – The Mount Zion Cemetery meeting begins at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the cemetery on Route 172, west of Lisbon.

Salem Community Theatre auditions set

SALEM – Open auditions for “Life Could be a Dream,” the 60’s do-wop musical, begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Salem Community Theatre. Private auditions may also be arranged.

Mark Frost will be directing along with Cheryl Kekel, and Gary Kekel is the musical director. The show will run for two weekends, starting Jan. 24. Music rehearsals commence in September. Characterization rehearsals start in December.

The cast consists of four males and one female. The males vocal range is from bass/baritone through tenor, but all probably should be comfortable singing falsetto. The female should be a mezzo or soprano. There is considerable performance-type dancing, as most of the numbers are choreographed, so those auditioning should be prepared to demonstrate basic dance ability, read from the script, and interact with others. Come prepared to sing any song, preferably in the style of the show, that demonstrates your range and ability. The age of the cast should be in, or pass for being in, their 20s.

“Life Could be a Dream” is an entertaining musical, telling the story of “The Crooning Crabcakes” a singing group who try to find their fame and fortune (starting in their very own basement) by entering a radio talent contest. The show features classic songs from the early 1960’s such as “Stay (just a little Bit Longer),” “Runaround Sue,” “The Great Pretender,” “Tears On My Pillow, “Earth Angel” etc. For more information or to schedule a private audition contact 330-332-9688 or salemtheatre@att.net.

Fairfield/Waterford Class of 1959 will meet

COLUMBIANA The Fairfield/Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at O’Charley’s in Boardman.

Salem High Class of 1963 meets Sept. 7

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1963 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at BB Rooners.

Salem Youth Chorus seeking members

SALEM – The Salem Youth Chorus is seeking new members, (teens ages 14 and up and college age), who love to sing and enjoy challenging repertoire.

For further information and to schedule an audition call 330-607-6320. For photos and other information, check out the SYC on Facebook.

‘A Sweet Night Out’ benefit planned

YOUNGSTOWN – A fund raiser titled, “A Sweet Night Out,” is slated from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 in the grand ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets are $25 and go on sale beginning Sept. 5 by calling the box office at 330-259-0555 or online at Stambaughauditorium.com.

All proceeds from the event benefit the 30 Mile Meal Project, a local food branding and promotional campaign project aimed at increasing the awareness and availability of local food, strengthening the bottom line for area food businesses, creating a network between local growers and buyers and developing tourist destinations based on food heritage.

Anyone interested in being a vendor or donating wine to the event is asked to contact Christina Perry at 330-718-8659 or caperry01@gmail.com.

‘Paddle for Pets of HSCC’ is Saturday

GUILFORD LAKE – A fund raiser and demonstration called “Paddle for Pets of HSCC” will be the final event of summer for the Humane Society of Columbiana County at 11 a.m. Saturday across from the Guilford Lake Grille at the 7094 E. Lake Road boat ramp.

Lauren and Craig Borden of Bona Fortuna Boards of North Lima, along with their rescue dogs Roxy and Blue, will display the Stand Up Paddle Boards and demonstrate how to utilize them. During September, $50 from each sale of the paddle board will be donated to the HSCC. Two board packages are available and can accommodate up to 300 pounds. A discount will be available the day of the demonstration and includes one board, deck pad, 10 foot leash, full carbon fiber paddle, three fins and a board bag.

Following the demonstration, the Guilford Lake Grille will donate a portion of each meal ticket to HSCC until 3 p.m. T-shirts and pet items will be available for purchase. This demonstration is free to the public. Participants should wear bathing suit or shorts.

For more information visit www.bonafortunaboards.com, www.facebook.com/bonafortunaboards.com, www.columbianahumane.org or 330-332-2600.

Sebring American Legion hosting breakfast

SEBRING – The Sebring American Legion is hosting a benefit breakfast for Phil Blevins, a long-time member and supporter of the legion, from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Blevins was recently diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatment. Proceeds from this benefit will assist the family with medical costs not covered by insurance.

The all-you-can eat buffet includes coffee and juice for $7. There will be a basket silent auction and 50/50. A car show will also be on the premises.

Handicapped fishing derby in EP is Sept. 7

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Sportsman’s Club’s Handicapped Fishing Derby is slated Sept. 7 featuring lunch and awards. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Poles and bait are provided. For more information call 330-457-2205.

Sterling House hosting car show

SALEM – Sterling House Salem will host a car show to kick off Assisted Living Week on Grandparents Day, from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 8. Attendees, staff and residents will vote on their favorite “Car of the Decades” to award one of three trophies. Dash plaques will be given to 40 cars. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the Salem Community Pantry. The car show is open to the public.

Western Reserve hosting band night

BERLIN CENTER – The Western Reserve High School Marching Band will host a special 9-11 commemorative band night at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the high school. Schools scheduled to participate are McDonald, Mineral Ridge, Girard and Western Reserve. A representative fireman from each of the schools will participate during the pre-show festivities. All firefighters will be admitted free with identification or a badge. Cost is $5 for adults and $3.50 for senior citizens and children ages 5 to 12. For information call Bob Bacha, Western Reserve band director, at 330-272-5487.

Columbiana Library adding database

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Public Library has added a new database, Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives, for those doing genealogy or historical research.

It contains military records from the Revolutionary War to the early part of World War II, naturalization records, African American and Native American archives, historical documents and photographs, historical newspapers, city directories, etc.

The database may be accessed in the library, or at home with a Columbiana Public Library card.

Go to the website www.columbiana.lib.oh.us, click on the research tab, then click on Fold3 and follow the links. For more information call 330-482-5509.

Salem VFW kitchen open Saturday

SALEM – The kitchen at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring two chicken and shrimp fajitas for $6. The public is welcome. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-337-8015.

‘Chicken on the Run’ planned in Salem

SALEM – “Chicken on the Run,” drive-thru chicken dinners, will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, or until sold out, at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. Cost is $7.

Chelsea Furlong benefit set at Eagles

SALEM – A benefit for Chelsea Furlong will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Chelsea, 5, has Ewing’s Sarcoma Tumor. A pasta dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $5.

This event, hosted by the Arby’s Cruisin Crew, include a car cruise with the first 50 cars to receive a dash plaque, a cornhole tournament, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and face painting. For more information call Donna Baker at 330-337-3293.

Salem 1968 dinner planned Sept. 17

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Kids Day set in Leetonia Sept. 28

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Sportsman’s Club will hold its 38th annual Kids Day on Sept. 28 at the club grounds along East High Street in Leetonia, There will be shooting, archery and fishing events for all children ages 6 to 15. Trophies will be awarded to contest winners and raffle prizes will be given away. A wiener roast will also be held. Everything is free of charge.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and runs continuously throughout the day.

Kids Day is held annually in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day go to www.nhfday.org. For further information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.

Salem Cheer Clinic offered Sept. 4-5

SALEM – The Salem High School varsity cheerleaders are holding a Salem Cheer Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 in the Southeast School gym. All girls in grades kindergarten to sixth are welcome. Cost is $25. Each girl will receive a T-shirt and cheer with the cheerleaders on Sept. 6 at the varsity game. Forms are available at the local schools. For information call Debbie Thomas at 330-332-8523.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Salem 1945 lunch planned at Salem Hills

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

Guilford Lake Civic Association to meet

GUILFORD LAKE – The Guilford Lake Civic Association plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on Route172.

Beaver Local Athletic Council to meet

LISBON – The Beaver Local Athletic Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in room two at the high school.

DAHS 1963 breakfast set Saturday

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

Salem VFW kitchen open Saturday

SALEM – The kitchen at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring two chicken and shrimp fajitas for $6. The public is welcome. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-337-8015.

County music jams set in Rogers

ROGERS – The public is invited to a country music jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 and 15 at the Rogers Community Auction dining room.

Sept. 2 dance in Deerfield canceled

DEERFIELD The Deerfield Historical Society has canceled its “first Monday dance” on Sept. 2 due to Labor Day. Dances will resume on Sept. 16.

Salem 1951 breakfast planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Skyline Diner.

‘Chicken on the Run’ planned in Salem

SALEM – “Chicken on the Run,” drive-thru chicken dinners, will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, or until sold out, at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. Cost is $7.

Pembrooke Condo Association picnic set

SALEM – The Pembrooke Condo Association will hold its annual picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the pool, or inside the clubhouse in case of rain. Attendees are to bring a coverdish and cold beverage. Cost is $3 per person which will be collected at gate. The club will provide ribs from Ben’s and table service. Reservations are needed by Aug. 31 and may be made by calling 330-332-5738 or 330-332-8219 or a committee member, Sally Mattix, Kim Barth, Maria Lasko, Joan Slason or Kitty McDevitt. There also will be a 50/50 drawing.

Electric Furnace retirees to meet

SALEM – Electric Furnace retirees and former employees are invited to breakfast at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem 1956 lunch set at Salem Hills

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. Sept. 11 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. Spouses and friends are welcome.

Concealed carry class offered Sept. 14

SALEM – A basic Ohio concealed carry class, taught by National Rifle Association certified instructors, will be held Sept. 14 at the Salem Hunting Club. For more information contact 330-332-9847 or www.salemhuntingclub.com.

Chelsea Furlong benefit set at Eagles

SALEM – A benefit for Chelsea Furlong will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Chelsea, 5, has Ewing’s Sarcoma Tumor. A pasta dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $5.

This event, hosted by the Arby’s Cruisin Crew, include a car cruise with the first 50 cars to receive a dash plaque, a cornhole tournament, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and face painting. For more information call Donna Baker at 330-337-3293.

Salem 1968 dinner planned Sept. 17

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Kids Day set in Leetonia Sept. 28

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Sportsman’s Club will hold its 38th annual Kids Day on Sept. 28 at the club grounds along East High Street in Leetonia, There will be shooting, archery and fishing events for all children ages 6 to 15. Trophies will be awarded to contest winners and raffle prizes will be given away. A wiener roast will also be held. Everything is free of charge.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and runs continuously throughout the day.

Kids Day is held annually in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day go to www.nhfday.org. For further information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.

Salem Cheer Clinic offered Sept. 4-5

SALEM – The Salem High School varsity cheerleaders are holding a Salem Cheer Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 in the Southeast School gym. All girls in grades kindergarten to sixth are welcome. Cost is $25. Each girl will receive a T-shirt and cheer with the cheerleaders on Sept. 6 at the varsity game. Forms are available at the local schools. For information call Debbie Thomas at 330-332-8523.

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OVI check planned tonight

LISBON – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Columbiana County this evening. The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Based on provisional data, 494 people died in 453 OVI related crashes on Ohio roads in 2012. Impaired drivers were involved in 44 percent of all fatal crashes in 2012. OVI checkpoints are designed to educate the public, deter impaired driving, and proactively remove dangerous drivers from roadways.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign for OVI enforcement across the state runs Aug. 16 through Labor Day.

Breakfast buffet set at Masons

SALEM- The public is invited to a breakfast buffet 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 a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Concert to aid food bank

WARREN – On Saturday, River Rock at the Amp presents Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes. Bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation at the gate and receive a raffle ticket for a guitar autographed by Michael Stanley, and a chance to win two tickets to the Michael Stanley concert on Oct. 12 at W. D. Packard Music Hall. All food and funds collected benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.

The Warren Community Amphitheatre is located at 321 Mahoning Ave., N.W. Warren. Gates open at 5 p.m. The Main Street Lions play at 5:30 p.m. and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes hit the stage at 8:30 p.m.

For more information on the food bank contact 330-792-5522 or www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.

Youth programs at EP Library

EAST PALESTINE – Youth programs are scheduled at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library.

Toddlertime for children ages 2 to 3 and their parent or caregiver will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Programs begin Aug. 26 and end Dec. 2.

Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is necessary. Programs begin Aug. 27 and end Dec. 3.

Book Buddies begin at 4:15 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 9 through Nov. 25. Children who are in kindergarten to fourth grade will be paired with older readers in fifth grade and older to read together. Fun activities and crafts will also be offered. Registration is necessary. Students in fifth grade and older who would like to help with this program are asked to register at the library.

Babytime for children ages 6 months to 2 years and their parent or caregiver will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 and 25, Oct. 9 and 23. Parents or caregivers can participate in the sharing of books, rhymes, and songs with their baby.

Pajama Storytime begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Children who attend the program are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal. The theme of the program is “Grandparents.”

To register call the library at 330-426-3778.

Mental Health board to meet

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

Salem Seniors meeting set

SALEM – Salem Senior Citizens has scheduled a board meeting at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 in the gym at the Memorial Building. The regular meeting follows at noon. Lunch will be served after the board meeting. New members, men and women age 50 and older, are welcome. Bingo will be played after the meeting.

Career Center demos planned

CANFIELD – The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host a series of hands-on demonstrations in the Education Building from 1 to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at this year’s Canfield Fair. The Adult Career Center at MCC&TC will host two sessions from 7 to 8 p.m. to teach fairgoers about storing data on a cloud, connecting to wifi, apps, etc. Visitors will also receive a voucher to take a free iPad training course at the MCC&TC.

The schedule includes

Aug. 28: “Facebook for the golden ager and all ages,” taught by board member Attorney David Engler; “Horticulture in the horticulture building” and “Put your feet on the ground and data in the cloud,” hosted by Adult Career Center, 7 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 29: “Exercise Science” and “Put your feet on the ground and data in the cloud,” 7-8 p.m.

Aug. 30: “Precision machining/manufacturing.”

Aug. 31: “Cosmetology.”

Sept. 1: “Engineering.”

For more information contact Jacqueline Kuffel, career development supervisor, at 330-729-4120.

County Archive to meet

LISBON – The Columbiana County Archive Center’s quarterly meeting starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at 129 S. Market St.

Gator raffle planned

COLUMBIANA – The Crestview Music Boosters are selling raffle tickets for a 2013 John Deere Gator which will be on display at the Beaver Local vs. Crestview football game on Aug. 30. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at the band concession stand during all home games. Tickets are $20 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. For more information or tickets contact Diane Hart at 330-482-1046 or any band member.

Salem Band Alumni invited

SALEM – The Salem High School Marching Band will hold its second annual Alumni Night at the Sept. 6 football game against United. All former Salem Band members interested in participating are asked to contact Hannah McFarland at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58355 or mcfarlandh@salemquakers.org before Friday, Aug. 30.

The Salem High School Band is hosting the 18th annual “Salem Area Festival of Bands” at Reilly Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Several area marching bands including “The Pride of Salem” will perform. Admission is $5, and free for 10 and under.

Anyone interested in donating a gently used instrument to the Salem Band is asked to contact McFarland.

Family Fall Fun Day set

SALEM – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Family Fall Fun Day celebration in downtown Salem from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. This annual event has many clubs, organizations, and churches setting up tables in the area of McCulloch Park.

In addition to a petting zoo and children’s activities, free hayrides will be available from the Salem Fire Department. The Salem Historical Society and Dale Shaffer Library will be open offering trolley rides and other activities planned throughout the day. To register for a free table location, contact the chamber at 330-337-3473 or www.salemohiochamber.org.

GED classes offered

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown City Schools ABLE Program offers free ABLE/GED classes for adults beginning the week of Sept. 9. Day and evening classes are available at locations throughout Mahoning County. Registration dates are Aug. 26 and 27: 9 a.m. or 4:30 p.m., at Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 E. Wood St. Adults are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the registration start time and plan to stay for at least four hours. For more information call 330-744-8769.

Chicken barbecue planned

LISBON – The public is invited to a chicken barbecue beginning at noon Sept. 21, during the Johnny Appleseed Festival, at the First United Methodist Church, 114 E. Washington St. The meal includes half a barbecued chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, homemade pie and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under and free for under 3. Carryouts are available. The Johnny Appleseed Festival runs Sept. 20-22 in downtown Lisbon.

New policy for CCW permits

LISBON – The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office has implemented new procedures for processing concealed carry weapons permits. Applications and fingerprinting will be done from 8 a.m. to noon only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. At that time applications should be submitted first and then the applicant should go to the sheriff’s departments criminal division to be fingerprinted. The licensee then will be fingerprinted between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. one week from the date the application was submitted, only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Banquet in Salem to feature fried chicken, potatoes

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The meal, sponsored by Friends of the Banquet, offers fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, peas or corn, applesauce, fresh fruits and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Special Salem BOE meeting set Friday

SALEM – The Salem City Schools will hold a special board meeting at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Salem High School auditorium for the appointment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee or official, or the investigation of charges against an employee or official, or related individual.

Just Kelly to entertain at Smokehouse

NORTH LIMA – Just Kelly will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Smokehouse Restaurant, 7600 W. South Range Road.

A gospel sing is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday featuring the bands Glorybound, Jeff Noble and Tried and True. There is no cover charge. Reservations are recommended by calling 330-286-3446.

Jimmy Buffett party set in Guilford Lake

GUILFORD LAKE – A Jimmy Buffett party and karaoke begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Guilford Lake Grille. There is no cover charge.

Dance set at Salem Eagles Saturday

SALEM The public is invited to a dance from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Music will be provided by Roadworks. The kitchen will be open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Members are reminded to bring a coverdish to the picnic at 2 p.m. Sunday at the club.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to meet Monday

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

Rabies baits to be distributed

LISBON – The Columbiana County Health Department, the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Salem City Health Department and East Liverpool City Health Department will distribute Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) baits in the county from Aug. 26 through Sept. 6.

ORV baits will be distributed in 14 eastern Ohio counties along with areas on the corridor of the Ohio River in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Rabies is a viral disease that affects animals and people and is still virtually 100 percent fatal. Raccoon-rabies variant (RRV) is of particular public health concern because it can infect so many domestic animals and people. Ohio’s effort to keep RRV from spreading throughout Ohio began in 1997 and was so successful in subsequent years that states including Pennsylvania and West Virginia how have baiting programs.

Baits will be distributed by plane in rural areas of the county and ground baiting by health departments in urban and suburban neighborhoods. A helicopter will also target urban and suburban areas, parks and preserves.

If you find an ORV bait, leave it alone, unless it is where children or pets play. To move the baits safely, wear gloves or use a barrier when picking up the baits, toss intact baits into a wooded area or other raccoon habitat. Bag and dispose of any damaged baits in the trash. Make sure to wash potential exposed skin with soap and water if bait is damaged. If your pet is eating the bait, don’t panic. Eating a large number may only cause an upset stomach. Avoid the pet’s saliva for 24 hours to prevent contamination.

For more information contact the Rabies Information Line at 614-752-1387, Columbiana County Health Department at 330-424-0272, Salem City Health Department at 330-332-1618 or East Liverpool City Health Department at 330-385-7900.

Band show set in Canfield Aug, 27

CANFIELD – The Canfield High School “Cardinal Pride” Marching Band’s 39th annual Show of Bands begins at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Cardinal Stadium behind the high school.

This year the Cardinal Pride will debut its new show for the 2013 season as well as brand new uniforms. The Canfield Band Parents’ booster club, which was established in 1960, spent the last 12 years conducting various fund raisers to purchase the new uniforms. The real treat however, is this year’s musical performance, titled “Urban Lights,” in honor of the band’s invitation to march in Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile Lights Festival” Parade in November.

Tickets and programs will be available at the gate for $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, children under 5 are free. All proceeds continue to support the Canfield Bands music program. To stay up to date on all the latest news for the Canfield Bands, find them on Facebook or www.canfieldbands.com.

Seats for Underground Railroad tour open

SALEM – Seats for the Underground Railroad Trolley Tour on Sunday, sponsored by the Salem Historical Society, are still available. Cost is $10. Walk-ups are welcome if space is available. The trolley departs at 1:30 p.m. from the Dale Shaffer Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. For reservations call 330-337-6733.

Guilford Lake holiday events scheduled

GUILFORD LAKE – Labor Day weekend will be celebrated on Aug. 31 at Guilford Lake. A lighted boat parade starts at 8 p.m. in front of the Guilford Lake Grille and cruises to Mark’s Landing. Boats will keep their lights on and cruise all weekend. For more information call Sally Fowler at 330-398-2841.

Salem 1955 to meet for lunch Aug. 28

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at Adele’s Place.

‘Mark of Zorro’ to be shown

MINERVA -The swashbuckling silent film, “The Mark of Zorro” (1920), starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr. begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Minerva’s Roxy Theatre, 114 N. Market St.

Live piano accompaniment will be provided by Joseph N. Rubin. A Canton native, Rubin is one of the leading silent-film accompanists in the country and the founder of the Canton Comic Opera Company. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in 1920s attire. Tickets are $10 each and go on sale Aug. 26, or at the door. Concessions will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information contact the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

Salem Hospital Auxiliary meeting set

SALEM – The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 in the small dining room at the back of the hospital cafeteria. The speaker is Dr. Anita Hackstedde, SCH interim president/CEO. The public is invited.

Spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Habitat

CANFIELD – A homemade spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road.

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12; and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Youngstown State University campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County, an organization that helps build homes for God’s people in need.

Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-792-5805.

Air Academy 2013 classes offered

GREEN – Military Aircraft Preservation Society’s Air Museum will hold its Air Academy 2013 “The Miracle of Flight” on 10 consecutive Saturdays from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. Classes run from 9 a.m. to noon.

The academy is limited to 24 students. It is specially designed for students ages 10-14. The Miracle of Flight is a “real world” educational opportunity that combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts with history, aviation basics and hands-on experiences in the basics of flight.

Visit www.mapsairmuseum.org or e-mail kimball.reed@mapsairmuseum.org for additional information or application brochure. The museum is located on the west side of the Akron Canton Airport at 2260 International Parkway just off Route 241 (Massillon Road); 330-896-6332.

Community yard sale set at Blossom

SALEM – A community yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center, 109 Blossom Lane. Cost is $5 per table. Set-up begins at 7 a.m. Table reservations are needed by Sept. 17 by calling 330-337-3033.

The public is invited to a community bingo at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Blossom. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Goodwill accepts electronics for recycling

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has partnered with Sunnking Inc. in an effort to expand its recycling program. The partnership provides a free drop-off program for consumers and businesses who want to responsibly recycle their electronics.

Residents and businesses may drop off their used electronics for responsible recycling at any one of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries’ eight donation centers, where they can also request a donation receipt for tax purposes. Electronics are then sent to Goodwill’s main facility on Belmont Avenue in Liberty to be packed and sent to Sunnking for processing.

The program is also a great way for schools or businesses to recycle their computers and electronics as well. Schools, businesses or organizations looking to recycle computers and electronics are asked to contact Goodwill Industries at 330-759-7921 to make arrangements. The revenue from the recycled electronics supports Goodwill’s job training and employment program.

Goodwill accepts electronics for recycling at the following area locations: 15765 state Route 170, Calcutta (330-385-7998); and 187 S. Broadway Ave., Salem (330-337-9685).

Cement Masons Apprenticeships set

VIENNA – The Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program will accept applications for a class of cement masons/plasterers on the following dates: from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16-20 and Sept. 23-27. Applications will be accepted at the office of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee at The Builders Association, 1372 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, SE Vienna. For more information call 330-539-6050.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

CCC&TC board will meet today

LISBON – Columbiana County Career and Technical Center’s regular board meeting begins at 7 p.m. today in the media center.

Church conducting school supply giveaway

LEETONIA – The Leetonia First United Methodist, 50 Lisbon St. is having a school supply giveaway from 6-7 p.m. today.

The event is for all Leetonia district students kindergarten through 12th grade. Students are asked to bring a report card.

Breakfast buffet will be served Saturday

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Tickets available for tribute concert, party

YOUNGSTOWN – Tickets are available for $10 in advance for the Michael Jackson tribute concert and pre-show party at Mill Creek MetroParks which begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Judge Leo P. Morley Performing Arts Pavilion at McCollum and Belle Vista Roads. Gates open at 6 p.m.

The Invincible live vocal tribute concert and National Superstars Jeffrey Perez and Pete Carter capture the essence of one of the most influential pop artists.

A team of 22, including Jeffrey Perez and Pete Carter, a live band, dancers and premier choreographer will take the stage, rain or shine.

Alcoholic beverages will be sold. The show is for all ages, children 3 and under are free. Purchase advance tickets at the MetroParks Administrative office, cash only, at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. Admission is $15 at the gate.

A free pre-show party begins at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at Warehouse 50, 50 W. Federal Plaza, in downtown Youngstown featuring a moon walk dance contest and a Michael Jackson look-a-like contest.

Winners will receive a pair of tickets for Saturday’s show. Judging begins at 9:30 p.m. For more information call 330-702-3000.

Mushroom expert will present program

EAST LIVERPOOL – Walter Sturgeon, the acclaimed mushroom expert, returns to the Scenic Vista Park with a program on various types of mushrooms native to the area from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25.

For more information visit www.ohiomushroom.org or mycowalt@comcast.net.

Bottom Dollar supports food bank

YOUNGSTOWN – Second Harvest Food Bank will receive a $4,500 donation at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bottom Dollar, 890 E. Midlothian Blvd.

This gift is made possible through the Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation which provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. The funds will be used to support the Mobile Pantry program in Trumbull County, which provides approximately 280 families with the food they need each month.

The Mobile Pantry delivers food to people in underserved areas in the Mahoning Valley. The Mobile Pantry reaches people who may not have access or transportation to an established food bank member agency. The food bank also operates Mobile Pantry programs in Lake Milton, Goshen Township and Hanoverton.

For more information on how you can help feed hungry friends and neighbors or for additional information on the Mobile Pantry visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Columbiana HS classes start Monday

COLUMBIANA – Classes at Columbiana High School start Monday. Freshmen and new student orientation begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the high school auditorium.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the commons. All freshmen and students new to the high school are encouraged to attend. Students will go on a tour of the building and receive their schedules and locker assignments.

Schedule pick-up for seniors is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Juniors and sophomores may pick up their schedules from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Student parking permit applications will be available during schedule pick-up hours.

Columbiana among counties getting grants

MASSILLON – The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Disabilities will announce a grant awarded to Stark, Columbiana, Wayne, Holmes and Portage counties on Aug. 28 at Heartland Behavioral Health, 3000 Erie St. South, Massillon.

The grant will assist their local community partnerships in providing care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at risk of harming themselves or others due to a mental illness or developmental disability.

Speakers scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. include: Tracy J. Plouck, director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; John R. Aller, executive director, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County; Patrice Fetzer, manager of service delivery, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Stark County and Strong Families, Safe Communities grant project lead; David Ashley, executive director, Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Strong Families, Safe Communities is funded by Governor Kasich’s initiative to commit money from Ohio’s Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act awards to develop targeted strategies to stabilize youth in crisis, ages 8-24, and develop long-term treatment plans that help children and their families live happy, healthy lives.

Author will sign copies of book

GIRARD – Dennis A. Martin of Canfield will sign copies of his book, “Celubrious: A Celebration of Life,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at The Daily Grind, Girard Coffee, 824 N. State St., Girard.

Messages from Martin’s book provide that daily motivation and inspiration that helps you to learn from past and present experiences and recognize that every day can be the best day of your life.

GED, Skills Brush-Up classes offered

LISBON – Columbiana County Career and Technical Center’s ABLE will conduct orientations for GED and Academic Skills Brush-Up classes on Sept. 3, 4, and 5.

Attendance all three days is required.

Orientation will be held at the Salem Memorial Building from 1 to 4 p.m.; CCC&TC, 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m.; and the 517 Broadway Professional Building in East Liverpool from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about the eight-week sessions call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.

SCH co-sponsoring two blood drives

SALEM – According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Recipients include accident victims, cancer patients, organ and bone marrow transplant patients, individuals undergoing open heart surgery and premature infants.

Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two blood drives: Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., 1 to 7 p.m., Sept. 6; appointments, 800-RED-CROSS; and Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11; appointments 330-332-7227.

Street Fair photo contest scheduled

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest will take place this year thanks to Generations Coffee House, a new business opening soon at 31 S. Main St.. The American Legion Street Fair will be held Sept. 5-7 and all photographs are due by noon Sept. 3 to the chamber office, 328 N. Main St.

All details will remain the same for entry as in prior years. Categories are: Adults age 14 and older: Open, Animal, People, I Love This Town, and Computer Enhanced; Children Age 13 and younger; Open and Computer Enhanced. Photographs will be on display in the Generations Coffee House during the Street Fair and will be available for pick-up from 10 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The entry fee is $4 per photo.

Awards will be presented to first, second and third place in all categories with the exception of People’s Choice which receives an award for first place only. For entry forms visit www.columbianachamber.com, the chamber office, or 330-482-3822.

SCC hosting swim program

SALEM – Salem Community Center will host another session of Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming. Three age groups are available: Tiger Sharks (7 to 12), Great Whites (13 to 19), and adults.

LAPS will run Sept. 9 through Dec. 19 with two sessions a week. Tiger Sharks will practice from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Great Whites from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Many pricing options are available. For more information call 330-332-5885.

Adult craft class offered at Salem Library

SALEM – Getting Crafty adult craft class begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library.

The class is free of cost and all materials will be provided to make items using paint stir sticks and craft supplies. Registration is required online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets

NORTH LIMA – Alzheimer’s Association will hold a monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Common Ground Church Community, 2310 W. South Range Road.

Meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For more information call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.

Columbiana Chamber hosting breakfast

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Dutch Haus Restaurant.

The event topic will be “Healthcare Reform for Small Business.” Information will be provided by DC Wellness owners Bob Gearhart Sr. and Jr. DC Wellness is a third generation health insurance brokerage firm with offices in Westlake and Columbiana. Cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are required at 330-482-3822.

Salem?Library book sale is Sept. 14

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s semi-annual used book sale, sponsored by Salem Public Library Memorial Fund, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in St. Paul School gymnasium located next to the library at 925 E. State St.

Materials for all ages are available featuring a large variety of books, magazines, audio-visual materials and more at rock-bottom prices. For more information call 330-332-0042 (www.salem.lib.oh.us).

Freezing, canning workshop is Sept. 16

YOUNGSTOWN – A freezing and canning workshop, presented by Ohio State University Extension, Mahoning County, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 at Senior Independence Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Cost is $15. To reserve a seat call Mahoning County OSU Extension at 330-533-5538.

Allegheny Wesleyan offering classes

SALEM – Allegheny Wesleyan College will be offering three weekend classes in Early Church History with Dr. Paul Kaufman as professor.

For information call 800.292.3153.

Dixon class lists will be posted Wednesday

COLUMBIANA – Class lists for Joshua Dixon Elementary School will not be posted Friday. They will be posted on the front door during open house which is scheduled Wednesday.

East Palestine MS open house scheduled

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Middle School building will be open for parents and students to tour from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.

Students will have the opportunity to find their classrooms and put school supplies in their lockers. For additional information call 330-426-9451.

West Branch plans orientation, open house

BELOIT- West Branch Local orientation and open house for all fifth-grade students will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the high school.

The orientation session will begin in the auditorium and move to the middle school for a building tour. Students will also receive their schedules and bus information.

Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies for their locker. Parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers will be present. Any schedules not picked up at the orientation will be mailed on Aug. 28.

Open house for all sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 in the middle school. Students will receive their schedules, bus information and meet their teachers.

Grade six students should report to the small gymnasium, grade seven students should report to the cafeteria and grade eight students should report to the large gymnasium. Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies for their locker.

Parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers will be present. Any schedules not picked up during the open house will be mailed on Aug. 28.

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Winona FD holding breakfast, open house

WINONA – The Winona Fire Department is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat sausage and pancake breakfast and an open house from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at the fire station located on Whinnery Road.

Cost is $6 per adults and $3 for children 3-10 years old. Children under 3 years eat free. Proceeds benefit upgrading of firefighting equipment.

An open house is also planned for public inspection and the displaying of department equipment. Displays will be set up with fire prevention literature and there will be outside displays.

Reflective house numbers signs will be sold. A local amateur radio club will have a communication trailer set up. There will be a mobile firefighter’s rehab trailer and a squad from the Damascus Fire Department.

Dixon class lists will be posted Wednesday

COLUMBIANA – Class lists for Joshua Dixon Elementary School will not be posted Friday. They will be posted on the front door during open house which is scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 21.

NAMI Support Group will meet Monday

LISBON – NAMI of Columbiana County Support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at the Columbiana County Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154.

The meeting is open to family members, friends, significant others and care givers of persons with a severe mental illness.

East Palestine MS open house scheduled

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Middle School building will be open for parents and students to tour from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 and from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22

Students will have the opportunity to find their classrooms and put school supplies in their lockers. For additional information call 330-426-9451.

Recruitment for seasonal workers planned

LISBON – Recruitment for seasonal workers at Things Remembered Fulfillment Center are scheduled at the Mahoning County One-Stop Workforce Center, 141 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman.

The personalized gift retailer plans to hire 300 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. Applicants 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 Thursday Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Thursday Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Thursday Sept. 26 from noon until 4 p.m.; Thursday Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on Thursday Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Job seekers can fill out an application online prior to the recruitment they plan to attend by visiting www.thingsremembered.jobs or visiting the One-Stop.

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 & Columbiana Training Association.

SCC offering swimming program

SALEM – The Salem Community Center will conduct a session of L.A.P.S. (Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming) starting Sept. 9.

The primary purpose of L.A.P.S. is to bridge the gap between swim lessons and competitive swimming strokes with an emphasis on promoting wellness and fitness through the sport of swimming.

Participants can look forward to building aerobic capacity and muscular endurance, improving strokes and fitness levels, building competitive skills, individualized goals based on skill level and friendly competition through optional time trials. Three age groups are available: Tiger Sharks (7 to 12), Great Whites (13 to 19), and Adults.

L.A.P.S. will run Sept. 9-Dec. 19 with two sessions a week. Tiger Sharks will practice Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m., Great Whites Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.; and, Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays fro 6-7 p.m.

Pricing options are available. For information call the Salem Community Center at 330-332-5885

Dog pound offering $50 adoptions

LISBON – The Columbiana County Dog Pound will be offering $50 dog adoptions on any sponsored dog until Aug. 23.

The pound is filled to maximum capacity and may face having to euthanize for space if some dogs aren’t adopted to make room for incoming dogs.

All dogs receive their rabies vaccine, parvo/distemper 7-way vaccine, de-worming, Spay or neuter and a current Ohio Dog license.

EP Sportsman’s Club derby is Sept. 7

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Sportsman’s Club will sponsor its 22nd annual handicapped fishing derby on Sept. 7 at the club grounds on North Pleasant Drive.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Poles and bait will be provided.

Assistants will be available to help. Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow the fishing derby. The event is open to all handicapped residents of Columbiana County.

For information call 330-457-2205.

All Crestview HS alumni invited to picnic

COLUMBIANA – All Crestview High School alumni are invited to a picnic at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the home of Larry and Denise Webber, 45986 Carter Road, New Waterford.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered-dish. Table service, lemonade, iced tea and coffee will be provided. RSVP to 330-227-3123 or schoolpicnic@comcast.net

United Band Boosters plan Alumni?Night

HANOVERTON – The United High School Band Boosters will be holding an Alumni Night on Sept. 27 when Springfield Local visits to play the Golden Eagles in varsity football.

Two practices are scheduled prior to the pregame performance. The first will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 at United High School.

The second practice will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Both practices will be held in the band room/football field of United Local High School.

The United Band Boosters extends an invitation to any United Band Alumni who would like to participate in this event.

All participants must show up to both practices. Music will be handed out during the first practice, along with a T-shirt sign up.

The T-shirts will cost $10 for each participant. Those participating are asked to bring an instrument if possible. As many large instruments as possible will be provided.

“Street Scenes” will be filming in Salem

SALEM – “Street Scenes” will be filming the 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday Arby’s Car Cruise.

Allegheny Wesleyan offering classes

SALEM – Allegheny Wesleyan College will be offering three weekend classes in Early Church History with Dr. Paul Kaufman as professor.

For information call 800.292.3153.

Phillips Christian hosting drive-in movie

SALEM -Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem Grange Road, will host a drive-in movie at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Opening will be a “Veggie Tales” movie followed by the main movie, “Courageous.”

The public is invited to attend. Those attending should bring lawn chairs or pull vehicle in back parking lot.

For information call 330-332-4467.

Driving School will begin Sept. 3 at SHS

SALEM -The AAA Driving School will be starting fall classes at Salem High School beginning Sept. 3.

Classroom time will be 24 hours over eight sessions. Registration forms will be available at Salem High School or by calling 330-277-0052.

Lisbon TD Club hosting spaghetti dinner

LISBON – The Lisbon Touchdown Club is holding a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Lion’s Club.

Tickets are $7 for an adult, $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Church holding community breakfast

DAMASCUS – Damascus United Methodist Church’s monthly community breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to attend. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $3 per child under 10. The church is located at 300 Valley Road.

Friend of the Banquet sponsoring meal

SALEM- The Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the next Banquet of Salem free meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

The menu will include penne pasta with meatballs, green beans, apple sauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream sundaes.

For information regarding the Banquet of Salem contact Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

West Branch plans orientation, open house

BELOIT- West Branch Local orientation and open house for all fifth-grade students will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the high school.

The orientation session will begin in the auditorium and move to the middle school for a building tour. Students will also receive their schedules and bus information.

Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies for their locker. Parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers will be present. Any schedules not picked up at the orientation will be mailed on Aug. 28.

Open house for all sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 in the middle school. Students will receive their schedules, bus information and meet their teachers.

Grade six students should report to the small gymnasium, grade seven students should report to the cafeteria and grade eight students should report to the large gymnasium. Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies for their locker.

Parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers will be present. Any schedules not picked up during the open house will be mailed on Aug. 28.

Church conducting school supply giveaway

LEETONIA – The Leetonia First United Methodist, 50 Lisbon St. is having a school supply giveaway from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is for all Leetonia district students kindergarten through 12th grade. Students are asked to bring a report card.

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United Junior High orientation

scheduled Thursday evening

HANOVERTON- The United Junior High will host a seventh-grade orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Auditorium to welcome all seventh graders to the junior high. Schedules and school locks will be distributed.

Schedules for students in eighth through 12th grades will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the high school office.

A freshman laptop orientation will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the high school Cafeteria for all ninth-graders and their parents.

An open house for student in grades seven through 12 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Students are invited to come and meet their teachers and receive supply lists.

Back to School dance

and pool party set in Sebring

SEBRING- A Back to School dance and pool party for Sebring student kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Sebring pool and tennis courts. Swimming will be open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade and the dance for students in sixth through eighth grade. Admission cost is one non-perishable food item. Refreshments will be available for an additional cost. Students in kindergarten through second grade must be accompanied by a parent, but all parents are welcome to stay and meet the teachers. All students must be picked up by a parent. If inclement weather the party will be moved to the F.A. Community Center.

Jam Fest 2013 planned

Saturday at Columbiana Legion

COLUMBIANA- Jam Fest 2013, featuring over 30 local and national musicians, is scheduled for 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the American Legion Benjamin Firestone Post 290, 44403 state Route 14. Tickets are $25 with dinner or $10 without. Dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m. The menu consists of slow spit roasted beef, cheese potatoes, baked beans, macaroni salad and rolls. Cheese will be cooked by Rick and Brad Burbick of “Double B Cuisine.” There will also be beer specials, pop and water. Tickets will be available at the door. For information call 330-482-9657. All Proceeds will be donated to various veterans organizations.

East Palestine High School

Band painting paw prints

EAST PALESTINE- The East Palestine High School Band will be once again be painting paw prints for residents and businesses who would like to have them. Cost is $10 for new paws and $5 to have current paws repainted. All money raised goes directly to support the EPHS band. Contact Donna Thornton at 330-718-0823 to get your name on the list. Painting of the paw prints will begin Friday and continue through the weekend.

Community Center offers

new session of L.A.P.S.

SALEM- The Salem Community Center is announcing another session of L.A.P.S. (Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming).

The primary purpose of L.A.P.S. is to bridge the gap between swim lessons and competitive swimming strokes with an emphasis on promoting wellness and fitness through the sport of swimming. Participants can look forward to building aerobic capacity and muscular endurance, improving strokes and fitness levels, building competitive skills, individualized goals based on skill level and friendly competition through optional time trials. Three age groups are available: Tiger Sharks (7 to 12), Great Whites (13 to 19), and adults.

L.A.P.S. will run Sept 9 through Dec. 19 with two sessions a week. Tiger Sharks will practice from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Great Whites from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Many pricing options are available at the participant’s convenience. For information call the Salem Community Center at 330-332-5885.

Beaver Township Police

Crime Watch to meet Aug. 27

BEAVER TOWNSHIP- The Beaver Township Police Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road. Guest speaker will be Brent Kovacs from the Ohio Department of Transportation to discuss the overall operations of ODOT and projects upcoming and currently underway. Local crime statistics will also be discussed. The meeting is open to the public.

Bank One retirees to meet for lunch Aug. 20 At Ricky’s Pub

SALEM- Bank One retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at noon Aug. 20 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Ohio Organizing Collaborative to discuss fracking at library

SALEM – The Ohio Organizing Collaborative will hold a meeting to discuss fracking in the Salem Public Library, Quaker Room, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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Salem 1958 to meet for breakfast today

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1958 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. today at Adele’s Place. The class is sponsoring the teen group at the R.O.C.

Ghost walk set in Hanoverton tonight

HANOVERTON – A ghost walk begins at 8:15 p.m. tonight at the Spread Eagle Tavern and includes a trip to the cemetery. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12. For more information and reservations call 330-223-1583.

Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry open Aug. 15

LISBON – Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry at 6400 Lisbon Road will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15. Identification is required.

Lunch and Learn set at Women’s Club

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Women’s Club at 121 N. Main St. will hold its fifth in the series of Lunch and Learn programs at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 19. A presentation by Barbara Farrand titled “Women Today” will follow lunch. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Reservations may be made by calling 330-207-1470.

Tickets offered for Beaver Local Hall

LISBON – Tickets are still available for the Beaver Local Athletic Hall of Fame event. The 2013 inductees are Dean Horger, Adam Hoppel, Sarah (Pilarcik) Lowe, Erin (Reeder) Gallagher, Jenny (Rudibaugh) Pancake and in the Special Category, Everett and Lee Hoppel. The induction ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge. Dinner choices are baked steak and baked chicken breast. Cost is $22. Tickets are available from Barbara Mathess (330-532-2757), Jodi Campbell (330-386-4768) and Bob Barrett (330-385-6831). The reservation deadline is Aug. 21. No reservations will be taken after this date and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Concealed carry pistol class offered

LISBON – The Columbiana County Fish and Game Club is offering a two-day concealed carry pistol class from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at its indoor range, 45716 Middle Beaver Road. Pre-registration is required by contacting Mike Peshel at 330-853-8122 or at mpeshel@comcast.net.

Breakfast offered at Salem Masonic Building

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 24 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.

Lifeline offers clothing for children

LISBON – Lifeline of Columbiana County has an overabundance of summer clothing in sizes 0 to 18 months for boys and girls to be given away. The office at 889 N. Market St. Apt. 5 is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Appointments may be made by calling 330-424-5353.

Beaver Loal 1973 reunion planned

LISBON – The Beaver Local High School Class of 1973 will host its 40-year reunion on Sept. 21 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Reservations may be made by contacting Jayne Plunkett Sanford at 330-424-1338 or jsan@spii.net.

Music at the Meadows set Aug. 27

COLUMBIANA – The Meadows at Covington will present Music at the Meadows featuring the Mitchell Lawrence Trio at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 on the Meadows patio. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

SCH?Heartwalk team plans raffle

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital’s HeartWalk Team is sponsoring a raffle featuring more than 15 unique gift baskets. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and may be purchased in the hospital’s cafeteria from 7 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 14; and 7 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the American Heart Association’s research and prevention programs. For more information call 330-332-7200 or 330-332-7771.

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Giant rummage sale to aid Alchemy Acres sanctuary

SALEM – The public is invited to the giant rummage sale/tent sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary, 1859 Depot Road. Donations are still being accepted. All donations are welcome, however, the sale does not include clothing. The rain date for this event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17. All proceeds benefit the animals at the sanctuary. For more information call 330-332-4897.

Ice cream social, movie night set at Emmanuel Lutheran

NORTH GEORGETOWN – The seventh annual ice cream social and outdoor movie night begins at 7:30 p.m. today, rain or shine, in the basement fellowship hall at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. New this year in honor of the 200th anniversary celebration is a “Gadget Display.” Those attending can guess what each gadget is and its use. The outdoor movie begins at dusk. Free popcorn will be available during “Secrets of the Mountain.” In case of rain, the movie will be held indoors. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray.

Underground railroad tours to be held during I-Fest

SALEM – Salem Historical Society’s underground railroad tours on the Quakertown Trolley are scheduled for 10 a.m. and noon during Saturday’s I-Fest. A minimum of 12 passengers is requested. Walk-ups are welcome if space is available. Reservations are encouraged at 330-337-6733.

Beaver Local 1965 girls

lunch planned Monday

LISBON – The Beaver Local High School Class of 1965 girls lunch begins at noon Monday at Hoge’s restaurant in Calcutta.

Sebring Legion Auxiliary

to meet Wednesday

SEBRING – Sebring American Legion Post 76 Auxiliary’s next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the post home. All members are urged to attend.

County Genealogical Society picnic planned Aug. 14

SALEM – The Columbiana County Genealogical Society will meet for a picnic at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Centennial Park, pavilion one. Members are asked to bring a coverdish. Beverages and table service will be provided. Guests are welcome.

East Palestine 1954 lunch set Aug. 14 in Columbiana

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School Class of 1954 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at Paul’s Antone’s in Columbiana.

Columbiana 1951 to meet

for breakfast Aug. 14

COLUMBIANA The Columbiana High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Columbiana Diner.

Route 644 bridge work

put off until Aug. 14

KENSINGTON State Route 644 will not be closed to traffic until next Wednesday, Aug. 14, for a bridge replacement project. It was originally scheduled to be closed on Aug. 12. Beginning at the intersection of state Route 644, state Route 9, and U.S. Route 30 in Kensington, traffic will be detoured east on U.S. 30 to state Route 164 south to state Route 518 west back to state Route 644, and reverse. Route 644 will only be closed for seven days. However, traffic may be restricted with flaggers during the remaining construction. The completion date is Oct. 1.

Speaker to offer information of USDA loan programs

LISBON – Information on the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program and its Rural Energy for America Program will be presented at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 in the community room of the new Government Services Building, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon. The program is free and open to the public.

Randy Monhemius, business program specialist for USDA Rural Development will make the presentation on the programs that are available in Columbiana County because of its rural designation.

The informational program is sponsored by the Business Resource Network (BRN), a collaboration of organizations and agencies that have services and programs to help businesses grow and survive. The 40-plus BRN partners can be accessed through a single point of contact and will offer programs and proposals to companies based on information from a structured interview. Created in 2008, the BRN last year conducted 70 interviews and proposals that lead to $6.3 million in local expansion and development projects. The BRN operates in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and through a $6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant is being expanded into 13 additional counties in Ohio. Contact the BRN at www.theBRN.net or 877-3-BIZNET.

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2013 Buy-Way Yard Sales under way

EAST LIVERPOOL – The 2013 Buy-Way Yard Sales on the Lincoln Highway are open today through Aug. 10. The city of East Liverpool has waived yard sale permit fees for those days. For more information call 419-468-6773 or to list your yard sale go to “http://www.historicbyway.com”>www.historicbyway.com.

New Waterford 1957 breakfast planned

NEW WATERFORD – The New Waterford High School Class of 1957 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Main Street Diner in Columbiana.

3 concerts remain at Firestone Park gazebo

COLUMBIANA – Three free summer concerts remain at Firestone Park gazebo in Columbiana. Concerts are slated from 2 to 4 p.m. and are family-friendly events. Scheduled to perform are:

Aug. 11: FeyFire, Celtic tales and tones instrumental and vocals, hosted by the Siembida and Boggs Philanthropic Foundation.

Aug. 18: The Figley Boys, a popular group playing a variety of 70s to today, hosted by the Fairfield Ruritan Club.

Aug. 25: Generations, multi-generational trio of yesterday and today, vocal/instrumental.

For more information follow on Facebook at “Firestone Park Summer Concert Series.”

Leetonia 1943 to meet for lunch Monday

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.

Mill Creek MetroParks board to meet

YOUNGSTOWN – The next regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

DAHS 1966 dinner planned Aug. 13

LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1966 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Chef’s Table.

Salem 1948 to meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1948 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Adele’s Place.

Leetonia kindergarten orientation set

LEETONIA – Leetonia Schools is announcing kindergarten screenings, orientation and an open house. Kindergarten screening will be held on Aug. 13. Screenings are by appointment only, available by calling 330-427-6129 Ext. 2300.

Orientation will be held on Aug. 20 in the auditoria/cafetorium. Freshmen students are schedule to report at 9 a.m. followed by all fifth-grade students at 10 a.m. New students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Open house for the Leetonia K-12 Campus is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.

DAHS?1956 to meet for breakfast

LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1956 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Taste of Country restaurant.

Crestview school board to meet

COLUMBIANA – Crestview Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Performing Arts Center, 44100 Crestview Road.

Girls of Salem 1957 plan dinner

SALEM – Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 plan to meet for dinner at noon Aug. 15 at Annabell’s restaurant.

Craft Zentangle class set in Leetonia

LEETONIA – Kathie Sabatino is teaching a class on the craft Zentangle from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. This will be the first in a series of classes on this type of craft, for ages 12 and up. The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and consists of making repetitive patterns to be used on greetings cards, fabric and more. Learn more at Zentangles.com. All materials are provided. Registration is necessary by calling 330-427-6635.

Christian music featured at Smokehouse

GREENFORD – Jeff Noble will entertain during dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Smokehouse Restaurant, Bobcat Space Center, 7600 W. South Range Road. He sings country Christian music. There is no cover charge. For more information call 330-286-3446.

Joshua Dixon class lists ready Aug. 16

COLUMBIANA – Class lists will be posted after 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Joshua Dixon Elementary School. Open house for all pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students (current and new) will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Students may bring their school supplies with them that night.

The first day of school for grades one to five is Aug. 26. The first day of school for kindergarten and preschool is Sept. 3. Kindergarten parents will need to sign their child up for Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy (KRA-L) testing when they attend open house on Aug. 21. KRA-L testing will be held Aug. 27-29 by appointment. Students on the free/reduced lunch program who qualified last year will be accepted this year until new applications are processed.

Southern Local 1979 reunion planned

SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local High School Class of 1979 and their guests are invited to a reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Mark’s Landing Restaurant at Guilford Lake, 33220 Charlton Drive, Lisbon. For details and to RSVP by Aug. 14, call Tracey Reeder at 330-223-1528, Jody Lockhart at 330-532-4531, or Harley Puckett at 330-383-1417.

Friends chicken barbecue fund raiser set

SALEM – The Salem First Friends Church at 1028 Jennings Ave. will host its 11th annual Friends Disaster Service chicken barbecue fund raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 featuring live entertainment and a silent auction. Cost for the chicken dinner is $10. A children’s hot dog meal is available for $4. All funds raised will help Friends Disaster Service as members continue to travel to serve those devastated by various disasters. Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the church office. For more information call 330-332-0001. The event will be held indoors, rain or shine.

SCT plans ‘Sleepy Hollow’ auditions

SALEM – Salem Community Theatre will hold auditions for its main stage production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Auditions for the Youth Theatre will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20. Director Elizabeth Britton is looking for youth actors in grades six through 12 for several roles in this classic Halloween tale. Interested actors should come prepared with a monologue of their choice no longer than one minute. Scripts are available. Call-backs, if necessary, will be held Aug. 21. Rehearsals start in late August. Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 25 through Nov. 3. For more information visit www.salemcommunitytheatre.org or call 330-332-9688.

Pasta benefit set at Salem Italian Club

SALEM – A pasta dinner benefit in memory of Kathy Johnson will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Salem Italian Club, 250 Penn Ave. Cost is $8 per meal. There also will be a Chinese auction and 50/50. Proceeds will help with outstanding expenses.

Swimming sessions, lessons offered

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering another session of Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming. Three age groups are available: Tiger Sharks (7 to 12), Great Whites (12 to 19), and adults. LAPS will run Sept. 9 through Dec. 19 with two sessions a week.

American Red Cross swim lessons are also available Oct. 5, every Saturday through Nov. 23. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.

‘Bubble Fun’ program set in Leeetonia

LEETONIA-Students entering preschool through sixth grade are invited to come to a “Bubble Fun” program from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Become a bubbleologist, learn the science of bubbles, get inside a giant bubble. Registration is necessary by calling 330-427-6635.

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Blood pressure checks offered

LEETONIA – The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood pressure, oxygen saturation and pulse readings from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Leetonia Community Public Library.

Lisbon Chorus rehearsal set

LISBON – The Lisbon Community Chorus will begin rehearsing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist Church for its upcoming concerts. Any music from previous concerts is to be turned in.

Food distribution planned

SALEM – A Second Harvest Food Bank food distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Those attending are asked to bring containers.

Rummage sale set Friday, Saturday

SALEM – Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary is hosting a giant rummage/tent sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the outside grounds at their location at 1859 Depot Road. Alchemy Acres is currently accepting donations for the rummage sale at their facility. All donations are welcome; however, the sale does not include clothing. All proceeds benefit the animals at the sanctuary. For more information call 330-332-4897.

Breakfast offered in North Benton

NORTH BENTON – The community is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 5 to 13.

Greier-Young reunion scheduled

ELLSWORTH – Descendants of August Christian Greier and Catherine Young are invited to a reunion at noon Saturday at the Coon Hunting Club on Route 224, just east of Ellsworth. Families are asked to bring a coverdish to share. The meat will be furnished. For more information call Bob Greier at 330-332-9186.

Breakfast offered at Smith Grange

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 are available.

Salem Bliss reunion set

SALEM – The Salem Bliss reunion begins at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rainbow Lakes pavilion on Old state Route 558. Coffee will be provided. Cards will not be sent out this year.

Salem 1963 noted at concert

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1963 will be recognized during the 2013 summer concert series on Sunday at the Orashan Memorial Civic Center Band Shell at Waterworth Memorial Park. The public is invited from 6 to 8 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Shout! band featuring “The Legends of Soul.”

Shout! has opened for such acts as The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Wilson Picket, The Grass Roots, Christopher Cross, and The Marcels. Most of its performances are in the Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit areas. For more information visit www.shoutband.com/.

Beaver Local BOE to meet

LISBON The Beaver Local Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in room two at the high school.

Womens Auxiliary picnic set

WASHINGTONVILLE – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532 Womens Auxiliary picnic begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the post home. A brief business session precedes the picnic.

East Palestine?Council to meet

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Village Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 12. The Utility Committee meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Meat loaf featured at Banquet

SALEM – Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the next Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The menu offers meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas or corn, cole slaw, fresh fruit and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Lisbon school board to meet

LISBON – The Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education plans to meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 in the board room at the BOE office.

Drive-thru ham dinner set

COLUMBIANA – A drive-thru ham dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the First United Methodist Church.

La Leche League to meet

LISBON – The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. The discussion topic is “Nutrition and Weaning.” All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information call 330-821-2585, 330-420-0822, 330-406-0053 or visit www.lllohio.org/groups/salem-lisbon.html.

Salem 1967 dinner planned

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1967’s social/dinner begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 in the backroom at Ricky’s English Pub.

Salem 1947 breakfast set

SALEM- The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All classmates and guests are welcome.

DAHS 1957 breakfast planned

LISBON – David Anderson High School Class of 1957 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Taste of Country.

Registrations open for utility talk

COLUMBIANA – Registrations are still being accepted for a program presented by Ohio Consumers Counsel speaker Chris Verich from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library. His topic is titled “Managing Your Utility Bills.” Register at the library in person or call 330-482-5509.

Humane Society open house set

SALEM – The public is invited to the Humane Society of Columbiana County’s Animal Resource Complex open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at 721 E. Pidgeon Road, next to the First Energy plant.

The HSCC Animal Resource Complex offers climate-controlled dog walking, indoor poochie playtime, rental opportunities for pet/people parties, educational opportunities for children and adults, obedience training, people and pet products and eventually doggie daycare and a community pet food bank. The open house includes vendors, food, demonstrations, poochie playtime, etc. For more information call 330-332-8622.

Lupus Foundation to meet

DAMASCUS – The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, will host its monthly lupus support group meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Damascus Friends Church. For more information contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit www.lupusgreaterohio.org.

Openings at Salem preschool

SALEM – The First Presbyterian Preschool is accepting children for the 2013-14 school year. For more information call Sue Skiba, director, at 330-332-8620.

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Family fun fest set at Fairth Chapel

SALEM Faith Chapel Fellowship is hosting a family fun and safety fest, free of charge, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the municipal parking lot at 511 E. Pershing St. A special appearance is planned by Johnny Appleseed. The event offers food, beverages, a bounce-a-round, train rides, identi-kits, face painting, games, prizes and a reptile display. A fire truck and police cruiser will be on display. Donations of paper products for the Salem Community Pantry will be appreciated.

Gospel trio featured in East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE – The United Methodist Churches of East Palestine invites the public to an evening of music featuring “The Pathfinders,” a southern gospel trio, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 40 S. Market St. For additional information call the church at 330-426-2629.

Picnic offered by Leetonia Mennonite

LEETONIA – Leetonia Mennonite Church is announcing a free community picnic meal will be served at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Wick Park. A program featuring country gospel music follows at 7 p.m.

Drive-thru dinner set in North Lima

NORTH LIMA – The monthly drive-thru chicken dinner will be available from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. The meal consists of stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $6. To order call 330-549-2588.

Gospel Music Revival to be held in Rogers

ROGERS – The fifth annual Northeastern Ohio Gospel Music Revival is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Rogers Assembly of God, 8251 Sprucevale Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. This year’s line-up includes The Sons of Liberty from Stanton, Ky., Nicholas Naylor from Pinch, W. Va., The Stevens Family from Warren, Calvary’s Love from Doylestown and Glorybound from Negley.

Food will be available until intermission provided by the Rogers Youth Group. A free will offering will be taken.

Church reunion set at Concord Church

SALEM – A church reunion will be held on Aug. 11 at the Concord Church at Route 45 and Calla Road. All are welcome. A service begins at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Chicken ‘drive-by’ offered in Leetonia

LEETONIA – The monthly chicken “drive-by” dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15, or until sold out, at the Leetonia United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St. The meal consists of a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds will be used for a new roof for the church.

The church will also host a school supply giveaway from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 for children attending the Leetonia School District. The child must be accompanied by an adult and each child will be asked to bring a current report card as proof of attendance. For additional information call 330-427-6634 or 330-427-2037.

Big Back Yard plans ‘Construction Night’

SALEM – Salem First Presbyterian Church’s Big Back Yard program will partner with the Salem Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for “Construction Night” at the church. The library will present stories, activities and crafts related to construction. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County’s construction manager, Scott Craven, will share information about Habitat’s current building project. The free event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments are provided.

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East Palestine BOE to meet

EAST PALESTINE – East Palestine City School District Board of Education’s regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the elementary school media center.

EP Library sets magic show

EAST PALESTINE – Jim Kleefeld will present a magic show at 1 p.m. Monday at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome. Grand prizes will be awarded after the show. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the East Palestine Library. For more information call 330-426-3778.

West Branch BOE to meet

BELOIT – The Board of Education of the West Branch Local School District will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the West Branch High School Media Center, 14277 Main St. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the second of two resolutions; to place a school district income tax on the November ballot and consider any other matters that come before the board.

Canfield AARP meeting set

CANFIELD – Canfield Area AARP #3104 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure screenings will be available from noon to 12:45 p.m. A program will be given by Debra Liptak, director of Public Relations of the Youngstown Public Library. Reservations are being taken at 330-533-4413 for the Sept. 17 bus trip to Warren, Pa., Kinzua Dam and Elk Country; Oct. 9-12, a fall foliage trip to Kentucky with a dinner cruise on the “Spirit of Jefferson,” two shows at Renfro Valley and venues in Kentucky Horse Country, 330-337-7133. Non-members and guests are welcome.

Southern Local BOE to meet

SALINEVILLE – The next Southern Local Board of Education meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in room E136 in the high school.

Salineville Kiwanis to meet

SALINEVILLE – The Kiwanis Club meeting begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Kiwanis building. An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Carryouts are available.

Columbiana 1961 breakfast set

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana High School Class of 1961 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Skyline Diner in Salem.

Afterprom meeting planned

COLUMBIANA – All Crestview junior parents are invited to the afterprom meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the middle school pavilion.

Leetonia prom meeting set

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Junior Class Prom Committee meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school library. All students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Kaiser retiree breakfast set

SALEM – Kaiser/National retirees and past employees plan to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8 and 22 at Adele’s Place.

Food distribution planned

COLUMBIANA – Oasis Food Ministry will distribute free food from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at 22 at the First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St.

Guilford Lake fish fry set

GUILFORD LAKE – An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Tullis reunion planned

SALEM -Descendants of James and Roxanne Tullis will hold their annual reunion at noon Saturday, Aug. 10, in pavilion one of Centennial Park. Those attending may take up to four items for the 1 p.m. white elephant auction. Dinner will be served at 4 p.m. The meal and table service will be provided.

Music featured at dinner

GREENFORD – Musical entertainment will be featured during dinner at the Smokehouse Restaurant in the Bobcat Center Gym, 7600 W. South Range Road. Ravenwood will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. John Volio will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10. There is no cover charge. For reservations or more information call 330-286-3446.

Beaver Local 1965 women

LISBON – The Beaver Local High School Class of 1965 is having a lunch and fellowship for all female ’65 classmates at noon Aug. 12 at Hoge’s Restaurant, 16128 East Liverpool Road, Calcutta.

Commercial Travelers to meet

SALEM – Salem United Commercial Travelers Council #590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session follows.

NW 1955 lunch planned

NEW WATERFORD New Waterford High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Taste of Country restaurant in Lisbon.

Stage Left plans auditions

LISBON – Stage Left Players is seeking a cast of mature teens and adults for its upcoming, season opening production of “Young Frankenstein the Musical.” Auditions begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Trinity Play House. Those attending are to prepare a short musical selection, provide sheet music for the accompanist, wear comfortable clothing and learn a short dance number.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20. For more information contact StageLeftSeats@yahoo.com or 330-831-7249.

Leetonia preschool openings

LEETONIA – Leetonia Bears To Bee Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Applications are available by calling Michele Painter at 330-921-8352.

Craft bazaar set in Sebring

SEBRING – The American Legion Post 76 Youth Foundation will host an Arts, Crafts and Vendors bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. There will be a bake sale, 50/50, Chinese auction, food and beverages. Proceeds from this event go to scholarships and local youth programming. For more information or to reserve a space contact Frances Hall at 330-938-9082.

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Lunch to aid Humane Society

SALEM – A Jumbo Dog Lunch Special will be available beginning at 11 a.m. today at the Salem branch of Consumer’s Bank, 141 S. Ellsworth Ave. Proceeds will be given to the Humane Society of Columbiana County. Hot dogs, with or without sauerkraut, chips, dessert and bottled water can be purchased for $5. Carryouts are available.

The Humane Society of Columbiana County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that sponsors humane agents who investigate concerns of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. HSCC maintains an animal shelter at 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., and the soon to open Animal Resource Complex on the state Route 45 bypass next to the Ohio Edison power station. Each month a different charity is supported through the Consumers-Salem branch employee efforts. For more information call 330-332-0377.

‘Back to School Bash’ set

ALLIANCE – A “Back to School Bash” is slated noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carnation City Mall. Activities include inflatable fun, face painting, crafts, prizes, etc. Extreme Vocal Experience Performers begin at noon, followed by a fashion show featuring JCPenney, Elder Beerman, Rock N Jocks and Claire’s at 1 p.m.; West Branch cheering demonstration at 2 p.m.; dance performances at 2:15 p.m; and super hero bingo (win movie passes) at 3 p.m. An array of additional exhibitors will also be set up.

Festival of the Arts set

COLUMBIANA – Musical acts are scheduled to perform at the Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts on Saturday at Firestone Park. Emcee Mark Frost will announce each musical act every hour on the hour at the gazebo beginning at 10 a.m.

Performers include S.C.P. Alumni at 10 a.m., Guy and Cheryl Kekel at 11 a.m., Natalie Sprouse and the Bodacious Bobcats at noon, Angel Wing Harp Duo at 1 p.m. and Stage Left Kids at 2 p.m. Admission is free to the festival, featuring antiques, arts, crafts and food, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leetonia registration set

LEETONIA – New student and kindergarten registration is now open to all new and existing residents for Leetonia School District. Registration will be accepted at the board office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 5. For more information call 330-427-6594.

Lecture planned at library

LEETONIA – Columbiana, Mahoning and Jefferson Counties Campaign 4 Liberty is hosting a series of lectures addressing the issues impacting the Republic. The first lecture is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Professor Anton Salinski of Eastern Gateway Community College will speak about how socialism differs from Americanism. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.

Salem 1951 breakfast planned

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Skyline Diner at the Salem Air Park.

Singles to meet at restaurants

SALEM – Salem Area Singles meet each week at various sites in the county. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. at the following restaurants: Smokin’ Marty’s BBQ in Salem on Aug. 7; Unity Roadhouse in Unity on Aug. 14; Mark’s Landing at Guilford Lake on Aug. 21; and Chef’s Table in Lisbon on Aug. 28.

Bluegrass Pipeline meeting set

COLUMBIANA – The Bluegrass Pipeline Team is inviting the public to an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 state Route 14, to share information about the proposed project with communities along the corridor. “Open dialogue with the residents of local communities is key to making this project a success,” said Dan Mitchell, project director of Bluegrass Pipeline. “We want to hear from interested individuals along the pipeline corridor so we can address questions or concerns in person.”

Retired Employees plan to meet

SALEM – Salem Area Retired Employees will meet at noon Aug. 8 at the CIO Hall, 547 Prospect St.

Lucille Ball films to be shown

LEETONIA – Lucille Ball’s birthday will be celebrated this month at the Leetonia Community Public Library by showing four of her films. The movies are “The Fuller Brush Girl” on Aug. 9, “The Magic Carpet” on Aug. 14, “Her Husband’s Affairs” on Aug. 23 and “Miss Grant Takes Richmond” on Aug. 28. All shows begin at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. At the last movie, there will be a drawing for two free movie passes.

Columbiana Seniors to meet

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Senior Citizens plan to meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 and 27 at the Upper Room. Pizza will be provided.

Chicken ‘drive-by’ dinner set

LEETONIA – The monthly chicken “drive-by” dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15, or until sold out, at the Leetonia United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St. The meal consists of a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds will be used for a new roof for the church.

Train club sets open house

WARREN – The Riverside Railroad Train Club will host a summer open house on Aug. 16 at the Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St. Trains will run outside from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $3, and free for children under 12 years. The rain date is Aug. 23. For information call 330-399-8846.

Concert planned in Minerva

MINERVA – The Around the Block Band will perform a free concert of summertime oldies, from “Surfin’ Safari” to “Margaritaville” on the Municipal Park stage at 7 p.m. Aug. 17.

At 6:30 p.m., Tom Freeland and Amie Hill Fankhauser will take the stage, and the concession stand will open. Those attending are asked to bring chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Community Building. This performance is sponsored by the Village of Minerva and the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce. For information, contact the chamber at 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

Help Hotline training set

YOUNGSTOWN – Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc., the county’s “one number” to call for information, referral, and crisis intervention, is offering free training classes for people interested in volunteering for the 24-hour hotline.

Classes will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m., on six consecutive Mondays, from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14; and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment. For further information call the hotline at 330-747-2696.

Concealed carry class offered

SALEM – Certified National Rifle Association instructors are teaching a concealed carry class on Aug. 18 for students with any level of experience at the Salem Hunting Club, 549 Indiana Ave. Pre-registration is required at 330-332-9847 (www.salemhuntingclub.com).

Stuttering DVD available

The DVD in English and Spanish, “Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents,” helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child and is available at most public libraries.

Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library. A library that will shelve them can contact the foundation at 800-992-9392, e-mail info@stutteringhelp.org, or visit www.stutteringhelp.org or www.tartarmudez.org.

The DVD was offered to all the public libraries in the county. The libraries that received the free DVD and agreed to shelve it include Columbiana Public Library, Carnegie Public Library, East Palestine Memorial Public Library, Lepper Library, Salem Public Library and Wellsville Carnegie Public Library.

Dinner benefit planned

SALEM – A spaghetti dinner benefit for 15-year-old Brendon Whitman from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St., will include an auction of several items.

Some of the items up for auction will include two tickets each to games for the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes, women’s handbags by Vera Bradley and Coach, bicycles for boys, girls and an adult, highend handmade custom jewelry, a $100 Radio Shack gift card and several other gift cards to local restaurants.

Brendon is the son of Bob and Kim Whitman and grandson of Bonnie Rhodes and Alice Whitman and is one of about 12 people nationwide who have a rare disease called Immune Dysregulation Polyendocrinopathy Enteropathy X-linked. Proceeds from the benefit will be used for a test for Brendon which costs more than $6,000.

The denial of the test by the family’s insurer has led to an attempt to raise money to defray the test costs. An account has been set up under the Bonnie Rhodes Benefit Fund for Brendon and she can be reached at 330-752-3700.

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‘Chicken on the Run’ dinners sold today

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

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

‘The Singing Senior Citizen’ will perform

GREENFORD – Loren Coler, “The Singing Senior Citizen, will provide entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Smokehouse Restaurant. He sings 50s-style pop, country and gospel music. There is no cover charge.

The restaurant is located in the Bobcat Center in the old South Range Middle School, 7600 W. South Range Road. For information call 330-286-3446.

Salem Eagles presenting “Legends of Music’

SALEM The Salem Eagles Club will present “Legends of Music” on Saturday.

Dottie Reynolds as Patsy Cline will perform at 8 p.m., followed by Ernie Valley as Elvis at 9:30 p.m. Karaoke is slated from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

United Boosters holding drive on Saturday

HANOVERTON – The United Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual membership drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday with student athletes canvassing the community.

Booster membership forms are also available in the school office or by contacting Lisa Bailey at 330-301-6093 or 330-223-4006. A family membership is $10 and individual memberships are $5.

Brendon Whitman benefit is Saturday

SALEM – The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner benefit for Brendon Whitman, 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St.

Brendon, son of Bob and Kim Whitman, and grandson of Bonnie Rhodes and Alice Whitman, is one of about 12 people nationwide who have a rare disease called Immune Dysregulation Polyendocrinopathy Enteropathy X-linked. This disease forces Brendon to receive expensive treatments every four weeks. It has attacked his lungs, spleen and brain.

Proceeds from the benefit will be used for a test for Brendon which costs more than $6,000.

The denial of the test by the family’s insurer has led to an attempt to raise money to defray the test costs. An account has been set up under the Bonnie Rhodes Benefit Fund for Brendon and she can be reached at 330-752-3700.

‘The Singing Senior Citizen’ will perform

HOMEWORTH – The Western Columbiana County Historical Society will host its annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11 at the museum on Homeworth Road. Local artifacts and information and displays on the one-room school houses and war veterans are available.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated and all funds are used to maintain the building.

Hannah Mullins graduation is Aug. 8

SALEM – The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing will hold its 102nd graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave.

Mullins Alumni Association will meet Aug. 5

SALEM – The Hannah E. Mullins Alumni Association will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Society’s ‘first Monday dance’ scheduled

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society’s “first Monday dance” is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Food is available for purchase. Admission is $3 per person.

Columbiana High Band hosting show

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana High School Band is hosting the World Class Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corp. on Sunday at the high school. The day begins at 4:30 p.m. with a clinic and ends with a performance at 6 p.m. by the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corp. This event is open to the public Those attending are to bring a chair.

Fairfield-Waterford Class of 1960 will meet

COLUMBIANA – The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Conkle residence at Guilford Lake.

United HS Class of 1963 will meet for lunch

HANOVERTON – United High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at noon Aug. 7 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem High Class of 1953 will meet Aug. 9

SALEM The Salem High School Class of 1953 plans to meet for lunch at noon Aug. 9 at the Skyline Diner at the Salem Air Park. Spouses and guests are welcome.

SHS Class of 1963 will meet Aug. 10

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at noon Aug. 10 at BB Rooners.

‘Meet the Quakers’ pep rally is Aug. 10

SALEM – Salem athletic teams that have not registered to be a part of the Salem I’Fest’s “Meet the Quakers” pep rally are asked to contact Frank Zamarelli at Salem Computer at 330-332-2201.

The rally begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 10 on the main stage at the I’Fest. All players and coaches will be introduced and the Salem High School Pep Band will perform. Teams are also invited to participate in the Salem Grande Parade that follows at 6 p.m. in downtown Salem. For more information visit the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.salemohiochamber.org or call 330-337-3473.