ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

‘Safe Halloweening’ offered at Essex

SALEM – “Safe Halloweening” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Essex of Salem II, 250 Continental Drive.

East Palestine Library book sale set

EAST PALESTINE – The Friends of the East Palestine Memorial Public Library will sponsor a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the basement at 309 N. Market St. Thousands of hardback and paperback books (fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books), VHS, DVD’s, cassettes, books on tape, games and puzzles will be available. All proceeds from the sale are used for library programs and other purchases that benefit the library.

Fire departments plan open house

LISBON – Center, Elkrun and the Lisbon fire departments will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire station located at 113 S. Jefferson St., Lisbon Refreshments will be served.

Greenford Ruritans offer breakfast

GREENFORD – The Greenford Ruritan Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Range High School cafeteria. Proceeds from the breakfast will go to the South Range Senior Scholarship Fund.

East Fairfield Election Day Bazaar set

NEW WATERFORD – East Fairfield United Methodist Church at 45675 state Route 558 will hold its annual Election Day Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the church fellowship hall. A soup and sandwich luncheon will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The bazaar includes adult and children’s clothing, household items, baked goods, homemade candy, and a book sale. Bargain Day will be held on Nov. 6, when all remaining items will be available for $1 per bag.

Proceeds from the event will support various mission projects of the United Methodist Women. For more information call the church office at 330-457-2465.

Big Wheel lunch planned Nov. 6

COLUMBIANA – All former (Fisher) Big Wheel employees are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at Das Dutch House in Columbiana.

Reservations may be made by calling Sue Douglas at 330-482-2788 or Eugenia Tullis at 330-337-6544. Last minute walk-ins are also welcome.

Blood drive set at Alliance Hospital

ALLIANCE – Alliance Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 in conference room 1-A.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years with parental consent), weigh no less than 110 pounds and be in generally good health. A photo ID or their Red Cross donor card is required at registration. Donors are encouraged to drink additional fluids at least 24 hours prior to the drive and eat a meal before donating. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821.

Tickets offered for play at Heartland

COLUMBIANA – “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen,” a play by Craig Sodaro, under the direction of Trent Holden, will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 in the Fine Arts Center at Heartland Christian Middle School, 28 Pittsburgh St. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students, and a family pass for $10.

Reserve seat tickets may be purchased in the school office. For more information call 330-482-2331.

EP Holiday Open House planned

EAST PALESTINE – The annual Holiday Open House and Gift Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Unity Grange on state Route 170.

Local artisans representing unique gifts and wares include Sycamore Alpaca Farm, Tina Dilworth, Jones Embroidery, Diane Jones, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Lori Nestor Miche Bags, Molly Stevens Tastefully Simple, Mindy Sandine The Paintin’ Parlor, Jo McDevitt and Deb Hanolt. There will be a bake sale sponsored by the Century and Emmanuel Youth Group.

Grange members will serve food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until sold out, featuring homemade sandwiches, soups and desserts. Carryouts are available.

Soup lunch set at Jerusalem Lutheran

COLUMBIANA – Jerusalem Lutheran Church Preschool, owned and operated by the Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 415 S. Main St., is holding its annual soup lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10. The event is sponsored by Thrivent Chapter 30766. Carryout and sit down service will be available. Leftovers will be sold in the kitchen on Nov. 11. The proceeds of this lunch will be used for scholarships to preschool students and a portion given to the church for utilities.

Toys for Tots boxes put in place

SALEM – The Toys for Tots program has donation boxes set up in over 25 locations throughout Columbiana County. New, unwrapped toys can be donated through Dec. 11. Toys for Tots in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corp has been collecting and distributing toys since 1947.

The local collection sites are: Huntington Bank (Salem, New Garden, Washingtonville, Sebring, Columbiana, Lisbon and East Palestine); Farmers National Bank (Salem, Leetonia, Damacus); J.C. Penney and Big Lots in Calcutta; Dunkin’ Donuts (Salem, east and west, and Columbiana); Giant Eagle, Lyle Printing/Farm and Dairy, Dollar General stores, downtown and East End, and State Farm Insurance in Salem; Whispering Pines, Fairfield Machine and Edward Jones in Columbiana; and Dairy Queen Leetonia.

For questions about the program contact Wayne Hays at 330-277-1003 or stop in at Phantom Auto Works on South Broadway Avenue which is also a drop-off point; or visit www.toysfortots.org.

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Apple Dumpling Night set in Negley

NEGLEY – All-you-can-eat Apple Dumpling Night will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Negley Masonic Lodge, 50873 Richardson Ave. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available.

Tri-County Opry performs Saturday

MINERVA – The Tri-County Opry featuring the house band Hot Cargo will perform on stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Roxy Theater, 114 N. Market St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for 10 and older. Special guests include Emmalee Carver, Steve Orin, Jason Mikes and Donna Kandel, Kenny Mudrick and the East Canton Barbers (also known as the Raines sisters). Light refreshments will be available. For more information call 330-894-2902.

Breakfast offered at Hunting Club

SALEM – The Salem Hunting Club’s monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, potatoes, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea. The trap range will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.

Banquet features Swedish meatballs

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week’s sponsor is the Columbiana First Presbyterian Church. The menu offers Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, baked corn, cole slaw, fresh fruits and vegetables and ice cream. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

EP?Medicare seminar planned

EAST PALESTINE – A Medicare seminar is slated at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 100 Covington Drive. For more information contact 330-787-1715 www.covingtonskilled.com.

Sight Center to visit Sterling House

SALEM – The Cleveland Sight Center’s Traveling Store is visiting Sterling House at 1916 S. Lincoln Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 featuring products representing four main categories: magnifiers, large print items, talking products and lighting. Other products will also be available. For more information call 330-651-3571.

Remove flowers at Cemetery

SALEM – All flowers and decorations at Woodsdale Cemetery must be removed by Nov. 8 or they will be discarded. Fall and winter decorations may be placed on the graves beginning Nov. 16.

Night at Races to aid Beaver Local

LISBON – Beaver Local High School’s Alumni Association is sponsoring its Night at the Races at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to the event which includes a Chinese auction.

Animal show set at St. Paul School

SALEM – The Salem Public Library is hosting Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, featuring 15 different exotic animals, at noon Nov. 9 at St. Paul School. Registration is required beginning Nov. 1 for this free event at www.salem.lib.oh.us, in person or 330-332-0042 option 3.

Veterans Day service in Lisbon

LISBON – A Veterans Day community service begins at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the First Christian Church, 225 E. Washington St. The featured speaker is U.S. Navy veteran Rob Wilson. Area pastors will also participate with music by the Lisbon High School Choir and the First Christian Choir. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call the church at 330-424-3165.

Celiac Disease seminar offered

DAMASCUS – A free community seminar titled “What is Celiac Disease?” presented by Zev Maycon, MD and Dawn French, ACNP, begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Canyon View Room at Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St. Light refreshments will be provided.

The seminar is presented in collaboration with Damascus Friends Church Health Ministries, Alliance Community Hospital, Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Salem Community Hospital and Senior Independence Hospice.

Veterans Day Assembly planned

SALINEVILLE – Southern Local High School will host its annual Veterans Day Assembly and breakfast on Nov. 11. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and followed by the assembly at 9:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Paper shredding set at Salem Library

SALEM – A residential paper shredding provided by Protect-n-Shred of Cortland is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the parking lot at the Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St. There is no cost to participate. Do not bring plastic, cardboard or newspapers to be shredded. Registration is not required. For more information call 330-332-0042.

Medicare seminar planned Nov. 25

SALEM – A Medicare seminar begins 11 a.m. Nov. 25 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 451 Valley Road. For more information contact 330-787-1715 or www.auburnskilled.com. Items to be discussed include recent changes to Medicare; the Oct.15-Dec.7 Medicare annual coordinated election period; how to enroll for 2014 coverage in a Medicare prescription drug plan (PartD) and/or a Medicare health plan; qualify to save an average of $3,900 on your prescription drug costs. Attendees are reminded to bring their list of prescription drugs to compare plans for 2014.

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“Haunted Trail’ open at

Career Center Oct. 29-31

LISBON – The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is hosting its annual “Haunted Trail” from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Admission is $6 which includes refreshments. For more information call the school at 330-424-9561 (dial “0” for the operator).

Pancake and sausage

breakfast set at Unity Grange

EAST PALESTINE – An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Unity Grange on state Route170. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Swiss steak supper offered at New Alexander Christian

EAST ROCHESTER – A Swiss steak dinner will be served from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at New Alexander Christian Church, 7665 New Rochester Road. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $3 for children. Carryouts are available.

Penn-Ohio Newfoundland Club plans draft test

COLUMBIANA – The Penn-Ohio Newfoundland Club will hold a draft test to evaluate a dog’s ability to pull carts at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at Firestone Park. Various exercises will continue until 3:30 p.m.

For more information contact Dan Carr, test chairperson, at 330-549-5430 or carrbigdog@yahoo.com.

“Indoor Marching Concert” set at Salem gym Nov. 5

SALEM – The Salem High School Marching Band will hold its annual “Indoor Marching Concert” at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Salem High School gym. Admission is free.

Prostate cancers screenings offered Nov. 6 in Lisbon

LISBON – HMHP Cancer Centers, Man Up Mahoning Valley, NEO Urology and HMHP Development Foundation are offering free prostate cancers screenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. George Parish, 271 W. Chestnut St. This is the fourth free prostate cancer screening program offered this year, the first ever in Columbiana County.

The free prostate cancer screening programs are part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of men in the Mahoning Valley who die from prostate cancer. Screenings include a digital rectal exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood draw. Man Up Mahoning Valley recommends annual prostate cancer screenings for every man 40 years old and older. To register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.

County music jam planned Nov. 3, 17 in Rogers

ROGERS – The public is invited to a country music jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 and 17 at the Rogers Community Auction dining room.

Veterans Day program

set at United High School

HANOVERTON – United Local High School is presenting a Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in the auditorium. All area veterans are invited to attend as honored guests. Reservations may be made by calling the high school at 330-223-7102, providing your name and branch of the military.

Food program offered at Columbiana Library

COLUMBIANA – A food program offering tips to nourish your digestive tract, presented by Alyssa D’Amico, a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Columbiana Public Library. Registration is required at the library or 330-482-5509.

Blood pressure screenings

set in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – Free blood pressure screenings provided by Cindy Mitchell of the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the Columbiana Public Library. No registration is required.

Bridal gowns offered

to honor Veterans Day

BOARDMAN – Treasured Moments Bridal and Formal at 80 Boardman-Poland Road will be giving away free designer wedding gown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in honor of Veteran s Day during “Operation Wedding Gown.” Brides Across America, a national charitable organization dedicated to providing free wedding gowns for military brides, selected Treasured Moments as one of 20 bridal shops across the country and the only participant within a three-hour drive. “We are happy to continue our salute to military by joining “Brides Across America” for this fifth annual event that helps military brides to realize their dream wedding,” said Lorraine Fulks, Treasured Moments Bridal owner.

To qualify, brides must be engaged, be on active duty in the military, or have a fiance on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Korea or Japan. All military brides must show ID, copy of deployment papers, orders or other qualifying proof. Brides do not have to reside in the area where the giveaway is taking place. Each event has a limited number of gowns and the event is on a first-come first-serve basis. Brides must pre-register online at www.bridesacrossamerica.com. Significant discounts on bridal and any other gowns in the store to military brides are available to those who may not meet these guidelines. For more information contact 330-726-9144 or bridesacrossamerica.com.

Veterans Day event set at New Lebanon Presbyterian

HANOVERTON – All veterans are encouraged to attend a Veterans day event at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the New Lebanon Presbyterian Church on state Route 518.

Any families who are descendants of James Figgins, American Revolution soldier; John McMillen, War of 1812; and/or Richard Lesnet, Civil War, are also encouraged to attend and share their stories.

Dedication of new stone markers for these three veterans will be observed, as well as recognition of all the veterans buried at New Lebanon Church cemetery.

Veterans, families invited

to attend DAHS program

LISBON – The David Anderson Junior Senior High School’s Veterans Day program begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend and be honored. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. For more information call Lynne Beech or Ron Witman at 330-424-3215.

Relay group sponsoring

Rivers Casino trip Nov. 11

SALEM – The Cutting Edge Styling Salon is sponsoring an American Cancer Society Relay for Life bus trip to the Rivers Casino on Nov. 11. Cost is $35 ($15 free play $5 food). For more information or to reserve a seat call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343.

Hospital Auxiliary plans

book fair Nov. 25-26

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Fair, featuring a large selection of premium quality books and seasonal items at discount prices, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 25, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 in the hospital’s private dining room.

Proceeds benefit the SCH Auxiliary which supports patient services and programs at the hospital. For more information call 330-332-7126.

Salem “Light Up Night” set Dec. 6 at Chamber building

SALEM – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Light Up Night” beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 on the front lawn at the chamber’s building. Salem High School Choir students will entertain as the Christmas lights are ceremoniously turned on and the tree on the Village Green will be lighted for the 2013 holiday season. Refreshments will be served by Realife Church and Double Deuce. Kettlecorn will be available for sale. The Quakertown Trolley sponsored by the Salem Historical Society will give Christmas light tours immediately following the “Light Up Night” activities.

On Dec. 7, the annual Salem Christmas parade will be held in downtown Salem beginning at 1 p.m. Entrants will line up at Salem High School and march down North Lincoln Avenue to the intersection of East State Street where they will turn and proceed through the downtown business district.

Parade applications will be mailed out by the first week of November to those who have been in previous parades. New entries are welcome and asked to call the chamber at 330-337-3473.

Health care information

offered at Leetonia Library

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library presents two opportunities to learn about the new health care insurance options: 6 p.m. Nov. 4 with Paul and Jeanette Logan; and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 with Cheryl Hough of the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County.

Leetonia Fire Department Halloween parade set tonight

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Fire Department will host its Halloween parade at 6:30 p.m. tonight beginning at the OSI on Main Street and continuing to the fire hall. Refreshments will follow at the fire hall, as well as costume judging with categories by age group.

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Salem health board meeting postponed

SALEM – The Salem City Health Board has postponed today’s meeting and rescheduled it for 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the KSU City Center.

United Pops Concert moved to Monday

HANOVERTON- The United Choir Fall Pops Concert has been moved to 7 p.m. Monday as a result of the United Girls soccer team defeating South Range on Monday and advancing to the district final match on Thursday. The girls soccer team will take on Cardinal Mooney at 7 p.m. Thursday.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Vocalists invited to Damascus practice

DAMASCUS- All interested vocalists are invited to practice for the “Light Up Damascus” community choir at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Damascus Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Michal Cope, director, will be preparing the choir for the Dec. 14 event.

Victorian Players plan auditions

YOUNGSTOWN- The Victorian Players will hold auditions for John Anthony’s “Sandbag, State Left or One Dead Dolly” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave. The show is a tongue-in-cheek silly courtroom comedy with 20 assorted roles available including 10 men ages 18-90 and 10 women ages 18-70. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Two characters require accents- an Asian-Italian and Betty Boop.

The leads are a judge and three attorneys. The remaining characters are a nutty parade of assorted witnesses who are called to testify in the trial of the husband of the actress who was killed by a falling sandbag during a community theater production of “Hello, Dolly.”

Idora Park writer to speak in Leetonia

LEETONIA- Rick Shale, author of “Idora Park The Last Ride of Summer,” will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the Leetonia Community Public Library. His book is filled with hundreds of photos and is a pleasant, nostalgic look at the former Youngstown amusement park.

SALEM- The Salem Elks Lodge, 824 E. State St., will host trunk-o-treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in its east parking lot. The event will feature the drug awareness trailer and Elroy, the elk mascot. All are welcome.

Emergency Preparedness Seminar offered

SALEM- Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility, 1985 E. Pershing St., will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Seminar with guest speaker Luke Newbold of the Columbiana Emergency Management Agency at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12. RSVP at 330-332-1588.

Winona Halloween festivities planned

WINONA- Winona area Halloween festivities, sponsored by the Winona Fire Department, will be held Saturday. Parade line-up will be at the Winona Playground on Winona Road and moves at 5:45 p.m. to the fire station. Fire station activities start at 6 p.m. with costume judging of various categories at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments and children’s treat bags will be available following the the costume judging.

Mount Union Homecoming events set

ALLIANCE Numerous events are planned for the University of Mount Union’s 2013 Alumni Weekend and Homecoming on Saturday.

At 11 a.m., the community has a chance to see the Faculty Art Exhibit and reception in Beeghly Hall lobby. At the same time, there will be an informational Admissions “Slam” session in EBB (formerly Wilson Hall). These “slam” sessions are geared toward Mount Union alumni and teenage legacies. They will give a glimpse of admission/program information for graduate and undergraduate enrollment. All are welcome to attend.

At 12:15 p.m. there will be a parade through campus starting at the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC) parking lot. The parade will then head east on Simpson, turn at the campus lakes and head back through campus to end at the stadium. This year, children of alumni will have the opportunity to join the parade. Free T-shirts will be available for children under 12 (quantity limited so register early) or wear Raider gear to be part of this Mount Union tradition.

The Mount Union vs. Otterbein football game will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in Mount Union Stadium. To purchase game tickets, contact the Office of Athletics at 330-829-4100. Tickets are $9 and all seats are reserved.

Tours around campus to find MUcaw will begin at 1:30 p.m. Stop by the Alumni Welcome table in HPCC for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour.

In addition, a Nature Walk at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center will begin at 2 p.m. The Nature Center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off of state Route 183 (Union Avenue). Families and alumni can go on a guided tour of the fall foliage on site with the Center staff or explore the grounds on their own. The Visitor Center is open from 1 to 5 p.m.

A Family Fun Street Fair will begin in King Hall parking lot at 2:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, football toss, activities and music. Student groups will have activities inside the tent for children of all ages.

Eric Dittelman, a mind reader, will perform at 7 p.m. in Campus Grounds. This event is suitable for the whole family. Tickets may be reserved by contacting Lindsey Laret at 330-829-2764 or laretlm@mountunion.edu.

Trick-or-Treat with the Raiders will held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Peterson Fieldhouse. Bring kids in costumes to the Field House for fun with members of current athletic programs.

To register for events or for information, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 330-823-2030.

Banquet in Salem to feature fried chicken

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be sponsored by an anonymous donor on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas or corn, coleslaw, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, ice cream sundaes. For information, call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169. The banquet is served at the War Memorial Building at 785 E. State St.

Scrap drive to help fund field trip

SALEM – Students at Salem Wesleyan Academy are holding a scrap metal drive to fund a class field trip.

Students are picking up donated scrap metal or it can be dropped off at the academy at 1095 Newgarden Ave. between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a scrap metal pick up, call 330-831-7598. The drive is currently under way and will run through Nov. 30.

Canal topic at meeting in Lisbon

LISBON- The Sandy and Beaver Canal Association will present “Sandy and Beaver Canal – The Untold Story, Part II” by Canal Explorer Douglas Bacso, project engineer, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Columbiana County Career Center media center, 9364 state Route 45.

Spaghetti dinner offered Saturday

SALEM – Boy Scouts of America, Troop 2 is holding its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. Adults are $7 and children six and under are free. Carry outs and delivery are available. Tickets available from troop members or at the door.

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Church food pantry will be open Oct. 23

EAST PALESTINE – The food pantry at the Grace Lutheran Church at 87 W. Grant St. will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 23 for East Palestine School District residents.

Fall Business Showcase planned Oct. 24

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Fall Business Showcase on Oct. 24 at the Columbiana Diner, 157 S. Main St.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with free refreshments followed by presentations from Attorney Richard J. Hura, Columbiana Community Foundation, Buckeye Transfer Realty, LLC and the Better Business Bureau. A door prize drawing will be given for a gift certificate to the Columbiana Diner.

Slovak Club hosting Halloween dance

SALEM – The public is invited to a Halloween dance with DJ-Jay from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Salem Slovak Club, 313 S. Ellsworth Ave. There will be a costume contest with cash prizes.

SCH holding Water Exercise Together class

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.

Have stronger abdominal muscles by Christmas by participating in WET’s brand new “Totally Abs” program from Oct. 28 to Dec. 17 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.

CCC&TC ABLE offering GED brush-up

LISBON – The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center ABLE program begins the next session of free GED/Academic Skills Brush-Up classes on Oct. 29.

Classes will be held at CCC&TC from 9 a.m. to noon or 5 to 8 p.m.; Salem Memorial Building, 1 to 4 p.m.; and 517 Broadway Professional Building in East Liverpool, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to register for the classes call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.

SWCD’s banquet, election is Oct. 30

HANOVERTON – The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual banquet and election begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the United Local High School.

A buffet-style Swiss Steak dinner will be served. Tickets may be purchased for $13.50 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under by contacting the Columbiana SWCD office in Salem at 330-332-8732. The deadline for ordering tickets is Oct. 22. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Two supervisors will be elected at the annual meeting. Voting for the candidates will be held from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Photo contest voting will also run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. After dinner, awards will be presented to the Cooperator of the Year and the Photo Contest winners. The district’s conservation accomplishments will then be reviewed and door prizes will be presented.

Nazarene Church hosting trunk or treat

SALEM – Trunk or treat will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Salem Nazarene Church, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave.

SCH hosting grandparenting class

SALEM – Current or soon-to-be grandparents can learn about new approaches to child care during a free grandparenting class hosted by Salem Community Hospital’s Family Education Program.

The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the hospital and will include discussions on infant safety, nutrition and medications. To register call 330-337-4989.

Look Good…Feel Better program planned

SALEM – Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn techniques for looking and feeling their best during an upcoming session of the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program. Salem Community Hospital will host the free class from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 in the hospital’s second floor classrooms.

During the workshop, a trained volunteer cosmetologist helps women cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment by offering assistance with make-up application, skin care, and hair and wig techniques. Participants may bring a T-shirt of any color that can be cut for a special project. Register by calling June Semer, SCH oncology-hematology social worker, at 330-332-7677. Pre-registration is required to receive a personalized cosmetics kit, which must be ordered in advance.

Perry Township leaf pickup begins Nov. 4

PERRY TWP. – The annual leaf pickup for Perry Township residents will begin Nov. 4 on the north side for two weeks and then begin on the south side on Nov. 18 for another two weeks.

Leaves must be secured in bags and placed on the curb lawn near the street for pickup, with bags of a size that can be lifted into a truck by one person. Sticks and twigs will be picked up separately and must be bundled.

The dividing line between north and south for the township is State Street. Anyone with questions can call the Perry Township Road Department at 330-337-7266.

Also a reminder, trick or treat will be held in the township from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, the same as the city of Salem.

Breakfast is today at the Saxon Club

SALEM – The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat homemade breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today at the Saxon Club on Route 9. Cost is $6 per person.

Circle of Care hosts Oktoberfest today

SALEM – Circle of Care is hosting its annual Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1985 E. Pershing St. Families are invited for food, beverages, auctions, and fun activities. All proceeds will go to the activities department.

Rabies and Microchip Clinic is today

SALEM – Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon today at 1859 Depot Road.

One year and three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $10. Microchip with registration is available for $35. All proceeds benefit the animals at the sanctuary. For more information and pre-registration call 330-332-4897.

Skin cancer screening clinic is Oct. 29

LISBON – A skin cancer screening clinic will be held on Oct. 29 at the Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 state Route 45. Appointments may be made, free of charge, by calling 330-424-0272.

Fun Factory offering free skating

SALEM – In observance of October as national skating month, the Salem Fun Factory is offering free skate admission and free skate rental from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

‘Bunnicula’ planned at Roxy Theatre

MINERVA – The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce and ArtsInStark will present “Bunnicula” at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in Minerva’s Roxy Theatre, 114 N. Market St.

Performed by the professional actors of Magical Theatre Company, “Bunnicula” is the tale of a vampire bunny who sucks the juice from vegetables and the family dog and cat who figure out he is not a normal rabbit. “Bunnicula” is geared for elementary-age children.

Tickets are $10 each and available at the chamber office, 203 N. Market St., or at the door the day of the play. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

For more information contact the chamber at 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

Super Bingo is Nov. 3 at St. Jude Parish

COLUMBIANA – Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 on Super Bingo Sunday at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Games begin at 2 p.m.

A $25 donation includes cards for all regular games, a free dauber and coffee and pop. Specials are sold separately. A total of $3,400 in cash prizes will be awarded, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. Lunch items and baked good will be available for purchase.

SHS Choir sponsoring NYC bus trip

SALEM – Salem High School Choir, under the direction of Attila Samu, has organized a bus trip to New York City on Dec. 14, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

There are only a few seats remaining. Group Tours has extended its deadline to fill the bus completely. The NYC Express will depart by motor coach from the Salem High School parking lot at 11 p.m., Dec. 13 and travel all night with rest stops made enroute.

Arrival time is approximately 7 a.m. Dec. 14 for an entire day for visitors to enjoy some of the sights and activities available in NYC including the Rockefeller Christmas tree, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Times Square etc. Departure from NYC is 9 p.m. with a return to Salem at approximately 6 a.m. Dec. 15.

Cost is $90 per person. An additional tour protection fee of $10 is optional. Payment is due at the time of your reservation to secure your seat on this tour.

All seats are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Make all checks payable to The Salem Choir Boosters. For more information contact Samu at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332 and leave a message.

Fish fry is today at Columbiana Legion Post

COLUMBIANA – A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbiana American Legion Post #290, 44403 State Route 14. All benefits will be donated to Sherrie Halas, an employee at the post, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The proceeds will help with medical care and other related expenses. There will be Chinese auction baskets and a 50/50 raffle conducted by the honor guard.

Cost is $10, which includes all-you-can-eat fried fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, dessert and coffee or tea. Baked fish and baked potatoes are also available. Carryout orders are available in advance at 330-482-9657.

Halloween ghost walks planned Oct. 19, 26

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton’s Halloween ghost walks begin at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. This tour includes a family-friendly tour to the cemetery. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12. For more information and reservations call 330-223-1583.

Historical Society hosting open houses

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Area Historical Society is hosting open houses of all its buildings from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Preschool hosting Vendor Quarter Auction

LEETONIA – Leetonia Bears To Bee Preschool is having a Vendor Quarter Auction at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Shelly Moore at 330-831-5578.

SCH co-sponsoring two blood drives

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two upcoming American Red Cross blood drives. Local residents can make a difference by providing a life-saving donation at one of the following drives:

– Columbiana: From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Crestview High School, 44100 Crestview Road. For an appointment call 800-RED-CROSS.

-Salem: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St. For an appointment call 330-332-7227.

Crossroad Ministry hosting next Banquet

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week’s sponsor is Crossroads Ministry.

The menu offers rigatoni and meatballs, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables and fruits and cookies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

AMVETS sponsoring Halloween parade

SALEM – AMVETS Post 45 is sponsoring this year’s Halloween parade for all ages from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24.

Participants are asked to line up on East Pershing Street at the Salem Police Department at 5 p.m. and march to the Kent State University City Center at 230 North Lincoln Ave. for costume judging and prizes.

A Halloween party and refreshments follows at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Free chili supper will be served Oct. 25

SALEM – A free chili supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Southeast Friends Church Social Hall, 1300 Franklin Ave.

2013 Columbiana HS yearbooks are in

COLUMBIANA – The 2013 Columbiana High School yearbooks are in and may be picked up in the media center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

For more information contact Tricia Missos at Patricia.Missos@ColumbianaSchools.org. A few extra yearbooks available at $64.20 by check to Columbiana High School.

SALEM – As it undergoes a major expansion project, Salem Community Hospital (SCH) is reaching out to the people in the surrounding area to ask for the community’s help in determining consumer perceptions, like: What does the public know about the hospital? What does the public value about us? And, how can we best tell our unique story to those who’ve not met us?

Current and former patients, as well as members of the community who have not received services at SCH, are invited to take less than eight minutes to complete a short, online survey.

Participants will be required to provide their name and email address to complete the survey. All participants who complete the survey will qualify to enter into a drawing to win one of three $100 Walmart gift certificates, (one entry per participant). The winner will be notified by email. To participate in the survey visit the following website: www.myhospitalsurvey.info. The survey closes on Oct. 28.

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s adult craft class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Quaker Room. All materials will be provided to create two holiday decorations, free of charge. Registration is required at www.salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

SALEM – A jigsaw puzzle exchange is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Quaker Room. In advance of the exchange day adult and children’s puzzles can be brought to the library’s adult services desk from Nov. 1-14. Participants will receive one ticket for each puzzle. Bring only puzzles that are in good condition and contain all pieces.

SALINEVILLE – The American Cancer Society and the NFL’s A Crucial Catch campaign raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. The Southern Local High School cheerleaders will celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday through the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign. The public is invited to join the Indian football team, band, cheerleaders, and fans on Oct. 18 to show your support and help finish the fight against breast cancer. For more information, visit NFL.com/pink or contact your American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week serves as a method for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our students through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. Southern Local High School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-25. However, this year the staff and students will be focusing on multiple areas of concern. These include drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disrespect, suicide, discrimination, sexting, and bullying prevention. The theme will be “It’s Not Okay.” Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of contests in order to win prizes and spread awareness of these issues.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Perry Township leaf pickup begins Nov. 4

PERRY TWP. – The annual leaf pickup for Perry Township residents will begin Nov. 4 on the north side for two weeks and then begin on the south side on Nov. 18 for another two weeks.

Leaves must be secured in bags and placed on the curb lawn near the street for pickup, with bags of a size that can be lifted into a truck by one person. Sticks and twigs will be picked up separately and must be bundled.

The dividing line between north and south for the township is State Street.

Anyone with questions can call the Perry Township Road Department at 330-337-7266.

Also a reminder, trick or treat will be held in the township from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, the same as the city of Salem.

Breakfast is Saturday at the Saxon Club

SALEM – The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat homemade breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Saxon Club on Route 9. Cost is $6 per person.

Circle of Care hosting Oktoberfest

SALEM – Circle of Care is hosting its annual Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday at 1985 E. Pershing St. Families are invited for food, beverages, auctions, and fun activities. All proceeds will go to the activities department.

Rabies and Microchip Clinic is Saturday

SALEM – Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1859 Depot Road.

One year and three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $10. Microchip with registration is available for $35. All proceeds benefit the animals at the sanctuary. For more information and pre-registration call 330-332-4897.

Dinner planned at Bunker Hill Church

BELOIT – The public is invited to a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, or until sold out, at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road, Beloit.

The menu offers homemade chicken and gravy with biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 per person and $5 for children ages 2 to 6. Dine in or carryout are available.

Free distribution, giveaway is Oct. 26

LISBON A free produce distribution and free new or like-new winter coat and winter clothing giveaway for adults and children highlight the sixth annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Lisbon First United Methodist Church, 114 E. Washington St.

The produce distribution begins at 9 a.m. in the pavilion at the rear of the church. The coat and clothing giveaway is from 10 a.m. until noon in the church fellowship hall.

Anyone in the community in need of winter outerwear or clothing is invited to attend. Although the person for whom a coat is intended is not required to be present, there is a limit of one coat per person (adult or child) in each household so that anyone attending may have an opportunity to find a coat among the selection.

Because of the large quantity of winter clothing that has been donated, there will be no limit on clothing. A limited supply of boots, shoes, hats and gloves for adults and children is also available.

A complimentary light lunch will be served on the fellowship hall stage.

Those wishing to donate winter coats or winter clothing for “Make a Difference Day” is asked to bring them to the church by noon Thursday, Oct. 24. Items can be dropped off weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (use the east entrance off the alley, go up the stairs, and make a right turn toward the administrative offices).

Skin cancer screening clinic is Oct. 29

LISBON – A skin cancer screening clinic will be held on Oct. 29 at the Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 state Route 45. Appointments may be made, free of charge, by calling 330-424-0272.

Fun Factory offering free skating

SALEM – In observance of October as national skating month, the Salem Fun Factory is offering free skate admission and free skate rental from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

‘Bunnicula’ planned at Roxy Theatre

MINERVA – The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce and ArtsInStark will present “Bunnicula” at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in Minerva’s Roxy Theatre, 114 N. Market St.

Performed by the professional actors of Magical Theatre Company, “Bunnicula” is the tale of a vampire bunny who sucks the juice from vegetables and the family dog and cat who figure out he is not a normal rabbit. “Bunnicula” is geared for elementary-age children.

Tickets are $10 each and available at the chamber office, 203 N. Market St., or at the door the day of the play. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

For more information contact the chamber at 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

Super Bingo is Nov. 3 at St. Jude Parish

COLUMBIANA – Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 on Super Bingo Sunday at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Games begin at 2 p.m.

A $25 donation includes cards for all regular games, a free dauber and coffee and pop. Specials are sold separately. A total of $3,400 in cash prizes will be awarded, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. Lunch items and baked good will be available for purchase.

SHS Choir sponsoring NYC bus trip

SALEM – Salem High School Choir, under the direction of Attila Samu, has organized a bus trip to New York City on Dec. 14, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

There are only a few seats remaining. Group Tours has extended its deadline to fill the bus completely. The NYC Express will depart by motor coach from the Salem High School parking lot at 11 p.m., Dec. 13 and travel all night with rest stops made enroute.

Arrival time is approximately 7 a.m. Dec. 14 for an entire day for visitors to enjoy some of the sights and activities available in NYC including the Rockefeller Christmas tree, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Times Square etc. Departure from NYC is 9 p.m. with a return to Salem at approximately 6 a.m. Dec. 15.

Cost is $90 per person. An additional tour protection fee of $10 is optional. Payment is due at the time of your reservation to secure your seat on this tour.

All seats are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Make all checks payable to The Salem Choir Boosters. For more information contact Samu at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332 and leave a message.

Fish fry is today at Columbiana Legion Post

COLUMBIANA – A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbiana American Legion Post #290, 44403 State Route 14. All benefits will be donated to Sherrie Halas, an employee at the post, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The proceeds will help with medical care and other related expenses. There will be Chinese auction baskets and a 50/50 raffle conducted by the honor guard.

Cost is $10, which includes all-you-can-eat fried fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, dessert and coffee or tea. Baked fish and baked potatoes are also available. Carryout orders are available in advance at 330-482-9657.

Halloween ghost walks planned Oct. 19, 26

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton’s Halloween ghost walks begin at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. This tour includes a family-friendly tour to the cemetery. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12. For more information and reservations call 330-223-1583.

Historical Society hosting open houses

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Area Historical Society is hosting open houses of all its buildings from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Preschool hosting Vendor Quarter Auction

LEETONIA – Leetonia Bears To Bee Preschool is having a Vendor Quarter Auction at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Shelly Moore at 330-831-5578.

SCH co-sponsoring two blood drives

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two upcoming American Red Cross blood drives. Local residents can make a difference by providing a life-saving donation at one of the following drives:

– Columbiana: From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Crestview High School, 44100 Crestview Road. For an appointment call 800-RED-CROSS.

-Salem: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St. For an appointment call 330-332-7227.

Crossroad Ministry hosting next Banquet

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week’s sponsor is Crossroads Ministry.

The menu offers rigatoni and meatballs, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables and fruits and cookies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

AMVETS sponsoring Halloween parade

SALEM – AMVETS Post 45 is sponsoring this year’s Halloween parade for all ages from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24.

Participants are asked to line up on East Pershing Street at the Salem Police Department at 5 p.m. and march to the Kent State University City Center at 230 North Lincoln Ave. for costume judging and prizes.

A Halloween party and refreshments follows at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Free chili supper will be served Oct. 25

SALEM – A free chili supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Southeast Friends Church Social Hall, 1300 Franklin Ave.

2013 Columbiana HS yearbooks are in

COLUMBIANA – The 2013 Columbiana High School yearbooks are in and may be picked up in the media center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

For more information contact Tricia Missos at Patricia.Missos@ColumbianaSchools.org. A few extra yearbooks available at $64.20 by check to Columbiana High School.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Flu shots will be available at Way Station

COLUMBIANA – Rite Aid will offer flu shots at the Way Station’s food distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at 769 Springfield Road.

Cost is $29.99 or free for people with a Medicaid or Medicare card. Attendees to the food distribution are reminded to bring their ID and a bag or box to carry their groceries.

Weatherization open house fete planned

WELLSVILLE – A weatherization open house celebration will be hosted by the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County and the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at 320 18th St., Wellsville.

The featured speaker for the event will be State Senator Joe Schiavoni (33rd District). The open house will highlight the long-standing and successful Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) which has helped over 7,000,000 households nationally and 300,000 in Ohio since its inception in 1976.

In addition to featured speaker Senator Joe Schiavoni, a variety of residential energy conservation measures will be demonstrated. Attendees will learn about energy efficient appliances including water heaters, furnaces, and other measures.

Workshops on energy efficiency, demonstrations, and a tour of the recently weatherized home will be provided. Home performance professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide educational materials on energy conservation.

Free chili supper offered on Oct. 25

SALEM – A free chili supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Southeast Friends Church Social Hall, 1300 Franklin Ave.

‘Mammy’ will be shown at Lepper Library

LISBON – The second program in the Lepper Public Library’s classic movie series begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 featuring Irving Berlin’s musical, “Mammy.”

A discussion follows, led by Tom McKenna. Preregistration is required in person or at 330-424-3117.

SCT doing ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

SALEM – Salem Community Theatre will present its Youth Theatre production, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a family-friendly retelling of Washington Irving’s classic short story, which opens Oct. 25.

A special daytime “Outreach” performance is scheduled for school students on Oct. 30.

Just in time for the Halloween season, this spooky one act play is full of thrills, chills, and laughs and is sure to keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. In this version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” award-winning playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller interprets Washington Irving’s classic ghost story with young audiences in mind.

The fanciful tale revolves around the bumbling schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, as he competes with his rival Brom Bones, the known hero and prankster of Tarry Town, for the lovely Katrina Van Tassel’s hand in marriage.

As the play progresses beyond the initial introductions for setting and characters, the tactics of both the schoolmaster and the hero of the country-round, incite physical hilarity and the intervention of the supernatural.

The show remains dedicated to the spirit of the original work, with vivid descriptions of regional culture and landscapes. It also features an eerie jaunt through the woods, climaxing with an encounter with the infamous Headless Horseman.

In her directing debut, Elizabeth Britton has assembled a cast of 20 talented and fiercely dedicated young actors and singers from the surrounding areas for this production. She has elected to utilize a unique concept that keeps the entire cast on stage for the full length of the show, using them not just for actors, but also storytellers, sound effects, and scenery changes.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” features Hannah Thomas in her first leading role as the imaginative yet awkward Ichabod Crane.

Also featured in the cast are Kirill Tonkinson as Brom Bones and Kylie Dean as Katrina Van Tassel. Additionally, found in and amongst the trees of Sleepy Hollow, are a band of storytellers, townsfolk and spirits.

Show dates are 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Tickets are on sale now at the box office at 330-332-9688, or online at www.salemcommunitytheatre.org.

GED testing scheduled at Choffin Center

YOUNGSTOWN – Official GED testing is offered at 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 and 12 and 13 at Choffin Career and Technical Center.

All participants must be pre-registered and bring a photo ID. To pre-register for the test or to enroll in free classes call Choffin at 330-744-8715.

Columbiana HS yearbooks available

COLUMBIANA – The 2013 Columbiana High School yearbooks are in and may be picked up in the media center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

For more information contact Tricia Missos at Patricia.Missos@ColumbianaSchools.org. A few extra yearbooks available at $64.20 by check to Columbiana High School.

SCH reaching out through survey

SALEM – As it undergoes a major expansion project, Salem Community Hospital (SCH) is reaching out to the people in the surrounding area to ask for the community’s help in determining consumer perceptions, like: What does the public know about the hospital? What does the public value about us? And, how can we best tell our unique story to those who’ve not met us?

Current and former patients, as well as members of the community who have not received services at SCH, are invited to take less than eight minutes to complete a short, online survey.

Participants will be required to provide their name and email address to complete the survey.

All participants who complete the survey will qualify to enter into a drawing to win one of three $100 Walmart gift certificates, (one entry per participant).

The winner will be notified by email. To participate in the survey visit the following website: www.myhospitalsurvey.info. The survey closes on Oct. 28.

Salem Library adult craft class is Nov. 11

SALEM – Salem Public Library’s adult craft class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Quaker Room.

All materials will be provided to create two holiday decorations, free of charge. Registration is required at www.salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

Jigsaw puzzle exchange offered at library

SALEM – A jigsaw puzzle exchange is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Quaker Room of the Salem Public Library.

In advance of the exchange day adult and children’s puzzles can be brought to the library’s adult services desk from Nov. 1-14. Participants will receive one ticket for each puzzle. Bring only puzzles that are in good condition and contain all pieces.

Southern Local fighting breast cancer

SALINEVILLE – The American Cancer Society and the NFL’s A Crucial Catch campaign raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. The Southern Local High School cheerleaders will celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday through the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign. The public is invited to join the Indian football team, band, cheerleaders, and fans on Oct. 18 to show support and help finish the fight against breast cancer. For more information, visit NFL.com/pink or contact your American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week serves as a method for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our students through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. Southern Local High School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-25. However, this year the staff and students will be focusing on multiple areas of concern. These include drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disrespect, suicide, discrimination, sexting, and bullying prevention. The theme will be “It’s Not Okay.” Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of contests in order to win prizes and spread awareness of these issues.

Lepper Library hosting ‘gross food’ party

LISBON – The Lepper Public Library’s Children’s Department will hold a “Gross Stories and Gross Food” party at 6 p.m. today. Parents may bring a “gross food” if they wish, but it’s not required.

Salvation Army aid applications being taken

SALEM – Applications for Christmas assistance will be taken from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Additional sign-up dates are scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21; and 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 24.

Those attending are reminded to bring their current photo ID (drivers license, Ohio ID, or human services ID); proof of all children and adults in the household (birth certificates, medical cards or custody papers required); a picture ID for all other adults in the household; proof of income (pay stubs from the last 30 days, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services print outs, child support papers, SSI/SSD letters, worker’s comp paperwork, rent subsidy/utility allowance stubs, any other income verification); proof of all monthly bills (lease/rent agreements, utilities, car payment, insurance, child care, etc).

Meeting to discuss society revival is today

NORTH LIMA – An open meeting to discuss reviving the Beaver Township Historical Society begins at 7 p.m. today at the Beaver Township Administration Office at South Range Plaza, 11999 South Ave.

Interested area residents are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Scott Conway at 330-549-9552.

Lepper Library hosting ‘gross food’ party

COLUMBIANA – A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbiana American Legion Post #290, 44403 State Route 14. All benefits will be donated to Sherrie Halas, an employee at the post, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The proceeds will help with medical care and other related expenses. There will be Chinese auction baskets and a 50/50 raffle conducted by the honor guard.

Cost is $10, which includes all-you-can-eat fried fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, dessert and coffee or tea. Baked fish and baked potatoes are also available. Carryout orders are available in advance at 330-482-9657.

Halloween ghost walks planned Oct. 19, 26

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton’s Halloween ghost walks begin at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. This tour includes a family-friendly tour to the cemetery. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12. For more information and reservations call 330-223-1583.

Historical Society hosting open houses

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Area Historical Society is hosting open houses of all its buildings from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Preschool hosting Vendor Quarter Auction

LEETONIA – Leetonia Bears To Bee Preschool is having a Vendor Quarter Auction at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Shelly Moore at 330-831-5578.

SCH co-sponsoring two blood drives

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two upcoming American Red Cross blood drives. Local residents can make a difference by providing a life-saving donation at one of the following drives:

Columbiana: From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Crestview High School, 44100 Crestview Road. For an appointment call 800-RED-CROSS.

Salem: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St. For an appointment call 330-332-7227.

Crossroad Ministry hosting next Banquet

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week’s sponsor is Crossroads Ministry.

The menu offers rigatoni and meatballs, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables and fruits and cookies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

AMVETS sponsoring Halloween parade

SALEM – AMVETS Post 45 is sponsoring this year’s Halloween parade for all ages from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24.

Participants are asked to line up on East Pershing Street at the Salem Police Department and march to the Kent State University City Center at 230 North Lincoln Ave. for costume judging and prizes.

A Halloween party and refreshments follows at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Military Officers Association will meet

VIENNA – The Military Officers Association of America meeting begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station on King Graves Road.

Military officers, active, reserve, retired and former from W-1 to W-5, 0-1 to 0-10 invited. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Don Oglesby at 330-568-4456.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

First Friends hosting ‘fly-by’ dinner

SALEM – The public is invited to the “fly-by” carryout dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave.

The menu offers glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8 per meal. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the church office at 330-332-0001.

Salem Eagles hosting public fish dinner

SALEM – The public is invited to a fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Cost is $8.50. Chicken tenders are also available.

A dance is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the club. Music will be provided by Uptown Saturday Night.

Winona FD hosting fundraiser dinner

WINONA – The Winona Fire Department is hosting a Swiss steak dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Winona Friends Church.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Carryouts are available.

VFW Post 892 hosting public breakfast

SALEM – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 Mens Auxiliary is hosting a public breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post, 496 Arch St.

Haystacks, or a traditional breakfast of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage patties, toast, orange juice and coffee are available. Cost is $5 per meal.

St. John’s Church serving turkey dinner

SUMMITVILLE – St. John’s Church on Smith Road will serve its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Carryouts are available for $10.50.

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be on site to administer flu shots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salem AMVETS Post 45 hosting dance

SALEM A Halloween dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 26 at Salem AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Music will be provided by Damaged Goods. Attendees who dress-up in costume will be eligible for cash prizes.

Green Twp. announces Halloween events

GREEN TOWNSHIP – Green Township’s annual costume judging begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Greenford Bobcat Space Center.

The parade follows to the Green Township Fire Station where refreshments will be served.

Trick or treat is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Perry Twp. trick or treat is Oct. 31

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Trick or treat will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in Perry Township.

Cross Roads Council sponsoring auction

GUILFORD LAKE – The Cross Roads Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Ruritan building on state Route 172 at Hanna Drive. The proceeds of the auction will benefit the church youth programs.

Auctioneer Dave Stout will offer a variety of toys, collectibles, tools, etc.

Refreshments will be available. For more information contact Joe McKarns at 330-424-8165 or Stout at 330-739-2011.

Kraut Fest scheduled at Haus Orchard

CANFIELD – The 14th annual Kraut Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at Haus Orchard and Cider Mill, 6742 W. Calla Road. Admission is $4 per person, $7 per couple, and free for children.

Activities include a “shoot, chuck and chug” contest, cabbage cooking contest, shred-a-head contest, cabbage patch kid contest, KCB Express, pumpkin rides and cabbage bowl. Music will be provided by Del Sinchak and John Gabriel.

For more information call 330-533-5305. Partial proceeds go to the Diabetes Association.

German/Saxon sausage sale is Nov. 2

SALEM – A German/Saxon sausage sale will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Saxon Club on state Route 9.

Rope sausage is available in 3 or 5-pound portions in plain, garlic or hot sausage. Cost is $3 per pound. Lunch is available featuring sausage sandwiches, doughnuts, pastries and beverages.

Advance orders only will be accepted by calling 330-332-9810 or 330-337-8940. The order deadline is Oct. 29.

Relay for Life bus trip to casino is Nov. 11

SALEM – The Cutting Edge Styling Salon is sponsoring an American Cancer Society Relay for Life bus trip, the last one this year, on Nov. 11 to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

Cost is $35 (which includes $15 in free play and a $5 food voucher). To reserve a seat or for more information call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343.

Volunteers need for Half Marathon

COLUMBIANA – Volunteers are needed for the Hilloween Half Marathon on Oct. 27.

The race will start and finish at Columbiana High School with registration beginning at 5:30 a.m. and the race at 7 a.m. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 6 a.m.

Volunteer opportunities are open for registration, working at the intersections along the course, helping at the water stops, and also at the finish line.

All ages and ability levels are accepted. For more information visit www.SandBFoundation.org or call 330-482-9105.

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Rummage sale set at

Heartland Christian today

COLUMBIANA – Heartland Christian School Guatemala Missions Team’s rummage sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Columbiana Nazarene Church, 330 N. Elm St.

‘Mud Sock’ book signing

planned at Burton Library

BURTON – Judy Lennington of Cortland has a book signing at 11 a.m. today at the Burton Library in Burton. Lennington’s book is titled “Mud Sock,” the true story about her father’s early life growing up in Rogers, from 1923-41.

Domestic Violence Awareness Balloon Launch set Wednesday

LISBON – The 2013 Domestic Violence Awareness Balloon Launch kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Christina Center, 115 E. Washington St. Featured speakers are Elaine Kloss, legal advocate; and Daryl Hersh, Ozer Ministries, and a domestic violence survivor. This event is co-sponsored by the Christina House Domestic Violence Program, Ozer Ministries and Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services. The Christina House is a program of Catholic Charities Regional Agency. For information call 330-420-0036.

Style show at Salem Golf

Club funds scholarships

COLUMBIANA – WFMJ Reporter Kate Keller will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women’s 10th annual gala style show on Oct. 19 at the Salem Golf Club. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the silent and Chinese auction and door prize giveaways. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the style show. “Lunch at a Tuscan Vineyard” is this year’s theme. Proceeds from last year’s event provided two $2,000 scholarships to area college bound women, one $1,500 scholarship to a Kent State non-traditional student and over $800 for the Christina House. Fashions will be provided by Diva Donations and Impressions by Tracey.

Tickets are $25. Reservations may be made by calling Lori Everly at 330-853-5896 or at Bahama Bay Tanning, 2789 E. State St., Salem.

Entertainment planned for SalemMusic Study Club

SALEM – Entertainment will be provided by the Ohio Federation of Music Club’s Family of the Year when the Salem Music Study Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Education Building at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Members and guests are welcome.

Alzheimer Network offers workshop on financial issues

AUSTINTOWN – A seminar on “Legal and Financial Concerns” for families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease will be offered by the Alzheimer Network at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the conference room of the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. The presenter will be Attorney Robert Rusu, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Reservations are required by calling 330-788-9755 or 866-822-2102.

Kiwanis Swiss dinner planned at A La Cart Catering

CANFIELD – Western Mahoning County Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Swiss steak dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. Cost is $10.50 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 4 to 8 and free for under 3. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Carryouts are available. For information call 330-509-5727.

Meet theCandidates night

set at Guilford Ruritan Hall

GUILFORD LAKE – A “Meet the Candidates” night will be hosted by the Guilford Lake Civic Association at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on Route 172. The event is free and open to the public.

All candidates are invited to participate. To be placed on the agenda contact Bob Gause, president, at 330-222-1975 or Peg Leone, secretary, at 330-222-1300.

Open houses planned by Model Railroad Association

AUSTINTOWN – Model trains of all shapes and sizes can be seen at the Youngstown Model Railroad Association’s fall open house from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and Dec. 7 and 8. The club is located at the corner of Raccoon Road and Four Mile Run Road in Austintown. Admission is $4 per person and free for children 11 and under when accompanied by an adult. For information contact 330-792-6101, 330-533-0417 or yomodelrrclub@yahoo.com.

Alzheimer’s, brain health topic at Leetonia Library Friday

LEETONIA- Nickie Keagy and Kimberly Bland will discuss brain health and the prevention of Alzheimer’s at 1 p.m. Friday at the Leetonia Community Public Library. There will be door prizes. Call the library to register at 330-427-6635.

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Food safety awareness program is Saturday

ALLIANCE – The public is invited to attend a free Against All Odds food safety awareness program from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Jupiter Studios in Alliance.

The family-friendly event is designed to raise public awareness about the growing health threat by Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Against all Odds Food Safety was created by Geoffrey Johnson. There will be petition information and a screening of Genetic Roulette. Refreshments are available for purchase. For more information call 234-564-9302.

‘Caring for Your Health at Home’ offered

SEBRING – Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center will host a new program sponsored by St. Elizabeth Health Centers, “Caring for Your Health at Home” by Bridget Lackey, RD, LD, registered dietitian, from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 in Bennett Auditorium.

Free and open to the public, the program introduces the “Health at Home” book which includes step-by-step instructions for over 200 health problems.

“The book is a comprehensive guide to symptoms, solutions and self-care for many common health problems. The presentation includes instruction and practice on how to use the book which each person attending will receive free of charge,” said Lackey.

“Since we are heading into the colds and flu season, it seems like an opportune time to learn about some of the best ways to treat these minor illnesses that we frequently deal with during the fall and winter months. The program and reference book also focus on prevention and offers suggestions on how to maintain health at home,” said Mary Walker, RN, Copeland/Crandall community information nurse.

“We, at Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center, feel it is part of our mission as a continuing care community to bring the best and most practical information offered by health experts to our residents and to the residents of area communities,” said Phil Braisted, Copeland CEO.

More information about the program can be obtained by calling Walker at 330-938-6126.

Senior Fun Day event scheduled Oct. 29

SALEM – The Senior Fun Day Committee will hold its first Senior Fun Day Pizza and Games Party from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Wedgewood Pizza in the Salem Plaza. Seniors 55 and over will enjoy free pizza, door prizes and a chance to spin the prize wheel. To obtain a reservation, a limit of two per household, call Adam Cook, event chairman, at 330-337-7674 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays. Reservations are available to the first 50 to confirm.

Any businesses or organizations interested in co-sponsoring this event is asked to contact Cook at adamarc1977@aol.com.

EP holiday craft show scheduled Nov. 9

EAST PALESTINE – The fourth annual holiday craft show, sponsored by the East Palestine Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at East Palestine Elementary School, 195 W. Grant St.

Admission and parking are free at the event which features approximately 100 booths in the cafeteria, gym and hallway. Homemade food will be available all day. A Chinese auction will be conducted and Santa Claus will make a guest appearance.

Vendor spaces are $30 each. Set-up begins at 7 a.m. Nov. 9. Interested vendors are asked to call Bonnie Davis at 330-271-1979 or bkddavis74@yahoo.com.

UL sponsoring trip to Prime Outlet Mall

HANOVERTON – The United Local Community Education Department is sponsoring a bus trip on Nov. 23 to the Prime Outlet Mall in Grove City, Pa.

The bus will leave United High School at 7:45 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Make checks payable to: United Local Schools and mail to Community Education, United Local Schools, 8143 state Route 9, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423.

For more information call Loretta McLaughlin at United Local at 330-223-1521.

Lisbon Chamber award nominees are in

LISBON – The Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce Award nominees are in and it’s time to cast your vote. There are 12 nominees for the three categories of Live, Love and Grow. The guidelines for voting they are:

Live – a Lisbon resident that takes pride in the community and is proactive in the betterment of the village they live in.

Love – an individual that may not live in the village, but loves all Lisbon has to offer.

Grow – a business individual that has invested both financially and physically in Lisbon, to help grow the village with both the present and future in mind.

To cast your vote visit lisbonareachamber.com or call 330-424-1803. Votes can be made once a day up through Oct. 14.

The nominees for Live are: Nancy Simpson, director of Lepper Library; Donald Thompson, Lisbon superintendent; Betty Houlette of Lisbon First Methodist Church; and Stevie Halverstadt of Betty Lee Dance Studio.

The nominees for Love are: Joseph Morenz of Serious Carpet Cleaning; Jenny Pike of the Humane Society; Tad Rose of Ray Lewis Company.

The nominees for Grow are: Kevin Snyder of Morgan’s Drug Store; Tara Willis of Shear Dimensions; Bob Bye of Bye & Bye Hardware; Jim Sanor of Sandy Beaver Insurance; and Susan Henderson of The Clothing Surgeon.

The awards banquet begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. The menu offers stuffed chicken breast, pork roast, salmon, twice-baked potatoes, green beans almondine, glazed carrots, salad and apple crisp ala mode.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance at the chamber at 330-424-1803 or at 120 N. Market St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Realife hosting ‘Warm-Up Salem’ giveaway

SALEM – The annual “Warm-Up Salem (and surrounding areas)” free coat giveaway will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Centennial Park.

A free hot lunch will be provided by the Realife Chuck Wagon of Hope and Salvation Army.

SCC sponsoring lifeguard training course

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course from Nov. 4-15.

Classes will run weeknights from 5 to 8. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. To register call 330-332-5885.

“Little Vampires” will be presented Saturday

SALEM – Walt Disney’s “Little Vampires” movie starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Humane Society Animal Resource Complex, 721 E. Pidgeon Road.

Cost is $3. Children and dogs are welcome, with a one leashed dog per family limit.

Bottled water and snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees are asked to brink their own chairs or blankets for seating.

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“Little Vampires” will be presented Saturday

SALEM – Walt Disney’s “Little Vampires” movie starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Humane Society Animal Resource Complex, 721 E. Pidgeon Road.

Cost is $3. Children and dogs are welcome, with a one leashed dog per family limit.

Bottled water and snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees are asked to brink their own chairs or blankets for seating.

CPR, first aid class offered Oct. 15

EAST LIVERPOOL – Ohio Valley Home Health Services Inc. (OVHHS) will host an American Heart Association first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation certification class from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Community Education Center at 15679 state Route 170.

The CPR portion of the class is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by first aid from 8 to 10 p.m. Classes may be taken together for the full four hours or separately. The fee is $40 for both CPR and first aid or $20 each.

The first aid and CPR course will be offered monthly to area residents in need of the certification for either professional or personal reasons. To register for the course contact Megan Shimmel, director of community education, at 330-385-2333 or info@ovhhs.com.

Breast cancer awareness lecture planned

ALLIANCE – Radiologist Frederick Meoli, DO will present a breast cancer awareness lecture at noon Oct. 18 in Alliance Community Hospital conference room 1-A at 200 E. State St. A question and answer session follows.

A light lunch will be provided. Reservations for this free event are required by calling 330-596-7575 before Oct. 17.

Monster Dash 2013 scheduled?Oct. 20

HANOVERTON -Monster Dash 2013, the ultimate Halloween race/walk, will be held on Oct. 20 at United Local High School.

Participants are asked to dress up in their favorite costume and register in person at 11:30 a.m. with six waves starting at 1 p.m., two mini-monster dash waves at 4 and 4:15 p.m.

Cost is $30 per person, $25 per person in teams of four, and $15 for mini-monsters (those under 12). Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age bracket and also prizes for best costume.

SCC hosting complimentary jazz concert

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is inviting the public to a complimentary jazz concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 featuring the Jack Halkides Quintet with special guests including Peggy Coyle.

For more information call 330-332-5885.

Columbiana’s Christmas Parade is Nov. 22

COLUMBIANA -The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday season on Nov. 22 with its annual Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. on South Main Street.

Light Up Night on the Square is scheduled and sounds of the season will be provided by Heartland Middle School Choir.

After the parade, photos with Santa are available at the Main Street Theater ($5).

The opening of the “Joy of Christmas” drive-thru holiday light show follows at Firestone Park, and a free concert at the Main Street Theater by the New Silver Eagle Band, etc. For a complete list of events visit www.columbianachamber.com.

Saxon Club hosting ‘A Taste of Germany’

SALEM – The Salem Saxon Club at 1980 Newgarden Road is having “A Taste of Germany” reservation-only dinner on Nov. 8. Seatings are open at 5, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. The menu consists of bean puree and green bean soup, wilted lettuce, homemade bread, bratwurst, sauerkraut and pigs, pork schnitzel, spetzle, German potato salad and hunklich/kuchen. German beer and wine are available.

Reservations are due by Nov. 1 by calling Flo Spack at 330-337-3652 or Annette Howard at 330-332-1141.

Hospice Training Program seeks volunteers

ALLIANCE – Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice is seeking applicants for the fall 2013 Hospice Volunteer Training Program. Graduates of the three-day training will provide support in the community to the terminally ill and their families. As a Hospice volunteer, you will be part of a team, make a difference, help someone through a difficult time, and most importantly, grow personally.

The training program is slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct, 29, 30 and 31 in the conference room at the Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice office, 885 S. Sawburg Road, Suite 106. Lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register call the AVNA and Hospice office at 330-821-7055.

Year-end fiscal report available

LISBON – The Family and Children First Council of Columbiana County has completed the yea- end report for fiscal year 2013. This report is available for public review by contacting Ginger Wilczak, coordinator, at 330-424-0195, or by stopping in the office located at 27 Vista Drive.

Guilford Ruritans holding fish fry

GUILFORD LAKE – The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Club on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Second Harvest hosting food giveaway

SALEM – Second Harvest will conduct a food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Those attending are reminded to bring baskets.

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Lepper Library hosting ‘Live Pocket Pets’

LISBON – The Lepper Library’s Children’s Department will host a program of “Live Pocket Pets” at 6 p.m. Thursday. A variety of small animals will be brought by “L4 Pets,” a Leetonia pet store. All ages are welcome to this free program.

Home Depot, AMVETS honoring vets

BOARDMAN – Boardman Home Depot and AMVETS Post 44 of Struthers are participating in a “Day of Service” to local veterans and military in need of minor home repairs on Thursday. Volunteers will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Home Depot store in Boardman then head out to their assignments. Volunteers will be working at four different homes in the Youngstown area.

The individuals receiving minor makeovers are Specialist Daniele Strickland, active duty, at 3622 Arden Youngstown; James Carter, an 82-year-old World War II veteran, at 530 Mistletoe, Youngstown; Danny Vaughn, a disabled Army veteran, at 3409 Hudson, Youngstown; and Dorothy Ellis, the widow of a retired Marine Gunny Sargent at 4624 Aspen Drive, Austintown.

The monies for the projects come from grants from the Home Depot Foundation. For more information contact Buddy Colley at 330-787-4999 (Home Depot) or Jan Brown at 330-518-5532 at AMVETS Post 44.

Guilford Ruritans holding fish fry

GUILFORD LAKE – The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Club on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Second Harvest hosting food giveaway

SALEM – Second Harvest will conduct a food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Those attending are reminded to bring baskets.

BL Boosters hosting ‘Night at the Races’

LISBON – The Beaver Local Soccer Boosters will host its their annual “Night at the Races” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Turkana Golf Course. The adult only event is open to the public. There will also be a Chinese auction table. For more information call 330-382-1187.

Apple Butter Days scheduled Saturday

EAST PALESTINE – Apple Butter Days, sponsored by the East Palestine Area Historical Society, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Log Cabin on Bacon Avenue.

Homemade old-fashioned apple butter (sugar and sugar-free) will be sold for $4 per pint.

The historical society will also sell homemade bean soup, hot dogs and beverages. Demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day from local vendors. Antique cars and engines will be displayed.

Volunteers are needed beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 and asked to meet at the brick pavilion at East Palestine Park and bring a knife and pans.

Volunteers are also needed at the log cabin after 6 a.m. Friday to cook the apple butter. For information call Dan Boggs at 330-426-2898 or Chuck or Joyce McGuire at 330-426-2393.

Fresh Mark Inc. sponsoring The Banquet

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

The menu offers chicken noodle soup, ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, fresh fruits and vegetables and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Candidate forum planned Oct. 16

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Optimist Club of Springfield Township is encouraging interested voters to attend a candidate forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Springfield Local Intermediate School auditorium. Races to be represented include the board of education, township trustees and the New Middletown Town Council. For more information call Rob McAndrew at 330-542-0254.

‘Dislecksia”?The Movie” will be shown

YOUNGSTOWN – In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Youngstown joins cities and towns across the nation to host a theatrical screening of the documentary “Dislecksia: The Movie,” strengthening public recognition of dyslexia as a learning difference, not a learning disability.

For 16 years, the Scottish Rite Masons have been committed to providing tutoring to dyslexic children at the center and will screen the documentary at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Cinemark Tinseltown Movie Theatre, 7401 Market St., Boardman. A question and answer discussion follows led by representatives of the center and Youngstown State University Education Department.

Beaver Twp. Crime Watch will meet Oct. 22

NORTH LIMA – In observance of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Russ Osborne will speak at the Beaver Township Police Crime Watch meting at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road.

Chief Osborne will discuss fire prevention tips and talk about the operations of the fire department. Local crime statistics will also be discussed.

Flowers, decorations need removed

SALEM – All flowers and decorations at the Woodsdale Cemetery must be removed by Nov. 8 or they will be discarded. Fall and winter decorations may be placed on the graves beginning Nov. 16.

Volunteer radio services being provided

YOUNGSTOWN – Members of the Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club (WRARC www.wrarc.net) will, once again, provide volunteer radio communications services for the annual American Diabetes Walk fundraiser sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org/stepoutyoungstown) from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20.

The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club holds its monthly club meeting the third Tuesday of each month at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield, beginning at 6 p.m. This month’s meeting will be held on Oct. 15. The speaker for the meeting will be Ed Brannan who will speak about counter-terrorism. Guests and new members are welcome to attend.

The club will also be sponsoring the general class amateur radio license training classes on Wednesday evenings, starting Nov. 6 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 at ITT Tech, 1030 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

You must hold a technician’s amateur radio license in order to attend this class. The next technician’s class will be announced at a later date. For more information contact club president, Allan Avnet AB8AA, at 330-207-3296, or ab8aa@arrl.net.

Good Morning Canfield breakfast is Oct. 18

CANFIELD – Libraries, education and fire insurance will be the main topics at the annual fall Good Morning Canfield breakfast set for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 18 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St.

Heidi Daniel, executive director of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will give details of the much-anticipated expansion of the Canfield branch on Main Street.

Plans include renovation of the 5,104-square-foot location, built in 1969, plus the addition of 13,663 square feet.

All businesses that have opened in the city or township in the past 18 months will be recognized and a special memento will be given to those business owners in attendance.

Also, participating in a yet-to-be-announced activity during the breakfast will be Canfield School District students.

The event is sponsored by Farmers National Bank. Cost of the breakfast is $20 for Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber members and $30 for non-members.

Advance reservations are required by Oct. 14 by contacting Jennifer Mascardine at 330-744-2131 Ext. 12.

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Soup and salad dinner set in Deerfield

DEERFIELD – A soup and salad dinner, hosted by Palmy Chapter 114 Order of the Eastern Star, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Deerfield Masonic Hall, 2380 state Route 225. Cost is $6 which includes a choice of three homemade soups, salad, dessert and beverages. Carryouts are available. Proceeds are used for the chapter’s philanthropic efforts which include the Back Door Pantry at the Palmyra United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Masonic Dyslexia Centers, ESTARL Religious Studies Scholarship program.

Columbiana church plans clothing giveaway

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana United Methodist Church at 210 S. Main St. will hold a free clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween theme for Arby’s cruise

SALEM – A Halloween costume and car decoration cruise begins at 3 p.m. Saturday on the Arby’s restaurant parking lot. Special awards will be given for the best costume in three categories, ages 2 to 12; 13 to 18; and 19 up. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 people through the tent area. The Aut-Mori Grotto clown unit will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited.

Smith Grange plans country breakfast

BELOIT -A country 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.

Sinus treatment topic in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – Otolaryngologist Wayland Wong M.D., will present a free educational program about sinus treatment on Oct. 15 at the Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 E. state Route 14. At 6:30 p.m., participants can view displays and complete a paper sinus screening assessment, and then Dr. Wong will present “New Trends in Sinus Treatment” at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to register for door prizes that may be helpful in providing sinus symptom relief. To register contact Salem Community Hospital’s marketing department at 330-332-7511.

Dr. Wong is affiliated with SCH’s medical staff. His office is located on the second floor of the Salem Medical Center, 2094 E. State St., Suite A, Salem; 330-337-4900.

Fall festival planned at Parkside

COLUMBIANA – Parkside Health Care Center at 930 E. Park Ave. is hosting a fall festival for all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Trick-or-treating for ages up to 12 begins at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. The event offers food, a petting zoo, face painting and Chinese auction. For more information call Alycia Gates at 330-482-5547.

Candidates night set at West Branch

BELOIT- The West Branch High School Student Council will host a “Meet the Candidates for School Board Night” on at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the middle school cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public. There are seven candidates currently running for three seats on the school board. Candidates include Kathy Brown, Eric Glista, James Laut Jr., Robert McFerren, Glenda Sharp, Earl Trimmer and John Wallace.

Each of the candidates will be asked questions by the West Branch Student Council members in the formal part of the evening. After the formal question and answer section, the Student Council will host a cookies and punch reception to allow audience members to talk informally with the school board candidates.

West Branch Local Schools also has a .75 percent school district income tax levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The Levy Committee will also have information available that evening.

Christmas program registration set

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Way Station at 769 Springfield Road will begin pre-registrations for its annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program. Families interested in assistance for the holiday may sign-up from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14; from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16; and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 17.

The Columbiana site will cover the following areas: 44408, 44455 and 44441 (Beaver Local schools only). Bring a birth certificate or Social Security card for each child and proof of residency. Children, ages 0-18 years (as long as they are still in high school) may participate.

The East Liverpool Way Station will have sign-ups at the same time as the monthly October food distribution, from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 24. The location of the East Liverpool pre-registrations is 125 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool. Families from the following towns may sign-up in East Liverpool: East Liverpool, Calcutta, Wellsville, Salineville, Hammondsville, Newell and Chester, W. Va. Pick-up times for Christmas items will be announced to participants at a later time. For more information call 330-482-5072.

Swiss steak supper offered in Berlin Center

BERLIN CENTER – The Berlin Ellsworth Ruritan Club is serving a Swiss steak supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Western Reserve High School on state Route 224. The dinner is family-style, all-you-can-eat and includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, roll and dessert. Cost is $10 in advance, $11 at the door, $5 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for 3 and under. Advance tickets may be purchased from any Ruritan member, at Denny’s Auto Supply, 6999 S. Pricetown Road, or 330-547-4027. There also will be a homemade baking contest prior to the dinner. To participate in the contest call Denny Furman at 330-547-4027.

188 cats, dogs vaccinated for rabies

LISBON – Wesley Vins, Columbiana County Health Department commissioner, reported that a total of 188 dogs and cats were vaccinated for rabies at the recent rabies prevention clinic held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Vaccinations were given by Dr. Gordon Schmucker, D.V.M. and his staff from the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic Inc. It is anticipated that another rabies prevention clinic will be held next spring.

Scavenger hunt planned at Lepper Library

LISBON – Lepper Library has a scavenger hunt for all ages. Participants in the hunt will locate the buildings where the former businesses were housed in the 1960s, provide the address, and identify the business that is located there now. A list of businesses may be picked up at the library beginning Oct. 14. Individuals and teams must submit their completed entry by 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Teams may not have more than four members. Winners will be determined based on accuracy, creativity, and originality. Contestants may use photographs, drawings or sketches, but the entry must show the buildings. Only print copies may be submitted for judging.

Resources are available at the Lepper Library during regular hours, the Lisbon Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15, the old Olympian yearbooks and neighbors, relatives, and friends who lived in Lisbon in the 1960s.

Veterans Day program set in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – Schools in Columbiana will present a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11. Fourth graders at Dixon Elementary will present the musical, “A Dixon USO Show” at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. All area veterans are invited and asked to register by calling Megan Cowan at 330-482-5355 Ext. 34525 before Nov. 4.

Columbiana High School and South Side Middle will combine and present a program at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gym. A brief reception will follow the program. To register call 330-482-3818 Ext. 34525.

Salem VFW announces scholarships

SALEM – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 is announcing its scholarship contests. The theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.” All students enrolled in grades nine through 12 are eligible to participate. Participants are asked to record a three to five-minute essay on a cassette or CD on this year’s theme and label the cassette or CD with their name. Type a copy of the essay. Complete the entry form found at the VFW website. The national fist place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and department first place receives $7,000.

The theme for the Patriot’s Pen is “What Patriotism Means to Me.” All students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible to participate. Participants are asked to write and type a 300-400 word essay on the theme in English, and with no color or graphics. Complete the entry form found at the VFW website.The national first place winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and department first place winner receives $1,500.

The deadline for both programs is Nov. l. For more information contact Post 892 Commander Doug Brannon or Ladies Auxiliary President Liz Sweely at 330-337-8015.

African Americans in Civil War is topic

SALEM – With emphasis on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Salem Historical Society will present another relevant program at today’s meeting, “The Road to Freedom, African Americans in the Civil War,” by Paula Gidjunis. This presentation describes what African Americans, both men and women, did to support the Civil War such as spies, scouts, nurses, journalists, teachers, and soldiers. It will cover the battlefield and also the home front. Gidjunis, an instructor at the Civil War Institute at Manor College, retired from teaching middle school social studies and now works as a part-time bookkeeper. She is on the boards of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pa. and the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table and chairs their Preservation Committee. She has worked to open a museum in LaMott, Pa. to honor African American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. She has a bachelor’s of arts in history/education, a certificate in historical reservation, and a master’s in business administration. She is currently working on a master’s in history at LaSalle University and her thesis is on the 128th PA Volunteer Infantry. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. For information call 330-337-8514.

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Salem school board to meet Monday

SALEM – The Salem school board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in the administration building. The board will go into executive session to discuss personnel.

Benefit dinner set at Columbiana Legion

COLUMBIANA – A benefit spaghetti dinner for the Caring Hands Food Ministry is scheduled Oct. 12 at American Legion Post 290, 44403 state Route 14. A spaghetti dinner with salad, rolls, beverage and dessert will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 and under, and free for under 3. Pre-sale tickets available by calling June Boley at 330-426-9389 or Trudy Mackall at 330-426-3270.

Music for karaoke, dancing and entertainment will be provided by Gary Barker (as “Brat Michaels” impersonator) until 10 p.m.

A salute to veterans begins at dusk. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and a two-tiered Chinese auction to include Steelers tickets. All proceeds benefit Caring Hands Food Ministry at 20 W. Martin St., East Palestine.

Canfield AARP to meet at 1 p.m. Monday

CANFIELD – Canfield area AARP 3104 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure screening will be available from noon to 12:45 p.m. Richard Scarsella will present a program on Idora Park’s Heyday and eventual demise. Bus trips are planned for Oct. 9-12 for a fall foliage trip to Kentucky Horse Country which includes sight seeing venues, a dinner cruise on the “Spirit of Jefferson” and two shows at Renfro Valley. For information call 330-337-7133. Nov. 5 is a mystery trip. For information call 330-533-4413. Guests and nonmembers are welcome at the meetings and the bus trips.

Storybook Museum offers programs

SALEM – The Salem Storybook Museum will host three fall programs. The first is titled “Fall Frolics” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Kent State University City Center.

The second is “Turkey Trot” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9; and the third one is “Trim-A-Tree” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

Janis Yereb, the curator for the museum and a former art teacher with Salem City Schools, will head the programs. She will be assisted by Robert Viencek, special events chairman for the museum.

“These particular programs will include both art and reading,” said Yereb. “They are geared to third graders to seventh graders. The age levels is from 8 to 12. The cost for each session is $ 5 per individual.” The money will defray art expenses. Refreshments will be served.

“Guests to the Saturday programs will enter Kent City Center from the rear entrance,” said Viencek. “The museum is the first door on the right. Space is limited, and reservations are required.” To make reservations, call either 330-332-4723 or 330-482-2305.

‘Spirit of Christmas’ auditions set

YOUNGSTOWN – Centaur Stage Paroductions, in conjunction with the Victorian Players, will hold open auditions for “In the Spirit of Christmas” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave. Many roles are available, for actors and actresses ages 8 and up. The show will be performed Dec. 13-15 and 20-22. For more information call 330-207-3483.

Also opening on Oct. 11 and running for three weekends is “Edgar Allan Poe’s: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.” There will also be two midnight performances on Oct. 19 and 26. Other performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be reserved by calling 330-746-5455.

Breakfast set at North Benton Presbyterian

NORTH BENTON – An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12.

Family portrait sessions offered

CANFIELD – Autism Society of Ohio and Mill Creek MetroParks are offering a caring, patient family portrait session for families with disabilities thanks to the generous offer of Positive Light Photography.

The 20-minute per family session will take place outdoors weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road. A seasonal indoor session will be set up in case of inclement weather.

Reservations will be taken for the three 20-minute slots per hour. The barns will be open and complimentary hayrides offered to participants. Families receive a free sitting and a best choice 5×7 to be mailed to them within two weeks.

For $10, they will be mailed not only their photo, but a disc of all the professional-level photos taken during their session allowing for personal use and reproduction. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 330-501-7553.

Trunk or treat/car show set in Salineville

SALINEVILLE – Salineville United Methodist Church Youth Groups are holding a trunk or treat/car show from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Kiwanis Park. For more information call Nicole Grimm at 330-679-2351.

Drug Take-Back Day locations listed

SALEM – The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held in communities across America to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Locally, area residents will have an opportunity to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the following locations:

Columbiana Sparkle Market, 108 W. County Line Road, Columbiana; River Valley Health Partners, East Liverpool City Hospital, main entrance, 425 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool; Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 Route 45, Lisbon; and Salem Medical Center, 2094 E. State St., Salem.

Area residents will remain in their cars and hand off the unwanted medications to local law enforcement officers, who will be the only staff handling the medications. No requests for identification will be asked.

Unwanted capsules or tablets may be kept in their original containers or removed from the original container. Do not bring liquids, aerosols or creams. If an original container is disposed, try to remove any personal identifying information from the prescription label.

This one-day medication collection effort is being sponsored by the ADAPT Coalition (330-424-0531), Columbiana County Drug Task Force (330-424-0309) and local law enforcement jurisdictions, Columbiana County Health Department (330- 424-0272), Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (330-424-0195), East Liverpool City Health Department (330-385-7900), Family Recovery Center (330-424-1468), East Liverpool City Hospital (330-386-2006), Salem City Health Department (330-332-1618), Salem Community Hospital (330-332-7511), and Heritage-WTI. These organizations are collaborating on this county-wide event to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from people’s homes.

If you cannot participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 26, you can dispose of your unwanted medications responsibly at home by following these guidelines: Pour the unused medication into a sealable plastic bag. Add a small amount of water to the bag and mix gently to dissolve the medication if it is in a solid form, such as a pill, liquid or capsule. Add kitty litter, sawdust, coffee grounds (or another material that mixes with the medication and makes it less appealing for pets and children to eat) to the plastic bag. Seal the plastic bag and put it in the trash. Remove and destroy all identifying personal information (prescription label) from all medication containers before recycling them or throwing them away.

Watercolor exhibit set at Fellows Gardens

YOUNGSTOWN – Internationally renowned watercolor artist Gary Bukovnik returns to Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Eternal Spring, a collection of his vibrant, not-so-still-life botanical watercolors are on exhibit in the Weller Gallery in the Gardens through Nov. 10. This exhibit comes to Youngstown courtesy of the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland.

As part of the exhibit four pieces were painted by Bukovnik specifically for this exhibit in Youngstown. Magnolia, Narcissus, Witch Hazel and Tulips were created from photo images of flowers growing in the Gardens. These paintings were generously donated by him for the purpose of fundraising and will be sold at auction on Oct. 10 during the fundraising event “Watercolors at the Gardens: An Evening with Gary Bukovnik.” Paul Boucherle, master of ceremonies for the evening, will preside over auction activities.

This event is co-sponsored by Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fred Martin Ford and Mercedes Benz, Ohio Structures, RT Vernal Paving and Excavating, Liberty Steel, The Murphy Contracting Company and Michael and Lin Qing Bruno. For information about the Bukovnik exhibit or reservations for Oct. 10, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.

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Singing Senior to entertain in Greenford

GREENFORD – Loren Coler, the Singing Senior Citizen, will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Smokehouse Restaurant located in the Bobcat Space Center, 7600 W. South Range Road. God’s Quad Quartet will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Reservations are recommended by calling 330-286-3446.

Breakfast offered at Salem Hunting Club

SALEM – An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Hunting Club on U.S. Route 62. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, potatoes, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $5. The club is opening its trap range to the public from 9 a.m. to noon during the monthly breakfasts until further notice.

Taste of the Valley to aid food bank

YOUNGSTOWN – The 22nd annual Taste of the Valley to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium,

The event is sold out. Twenty of the Valley’s finest dining establishments will donate their time and talent to provide a wide array of appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages to more than 550 guests. The evening will also include a silent auction, chance auction, and music by Stan Miller.

Comfort of Home Boxes packed

COLUMBIANA – Comfort of Home Boxes for troops will be packed by American Legion Post 290 Auxiliary at the 7 p.m. Oct. 7 meeting. Comfort of Home boxes will be sent to deployed service men and woman by contacting Diane Hardenbrook at 330-921-9561 or drhardenbrook@gmail.com and providing their current names and addresses and your name and phone number. The auxiliary sends out boxes twice a year.

Items requested by troops are: beef jerky, Slim Jims, hot chocolate packets, pumpkin seeds, protein bars, gum, hard candy, small packs of Fig Newton and Oreos, Ramen Noodles-Cup O’Soup, microwavable popcorn and mac’n cheese; also travel sizes of baby wipes, baby powder, liquid hand sanitizer, eye drops, deodorant, lip balm, toothbrushes, dental floss, liquid soap, small flashlight batteries, crossword puzzle books, air fresheners, alarm clocks, Nerf footballs and Frisbees. Donated items may be dropped off at the Columbiana American Legion.

Monetary donations may be sent to: American Legion Post 290, Diane Hardenbrook, P.O. Box 143, Columbiana, Ohio 44408.

New group for single moms to meet

COLUMBIANA – “Standing Together” is a new group for single moms that will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Way Station, 769 Springfield Road. Meetings will be held the second Thursday of every month. Child care will be provided at The Upper Room Fellowship Church. Preregistration is suggested at 330-482-5072 or 330-366-0032.

“Standing Together is an evening for single moms to come and be encouraged, inspired and to connect with others,” said Vicki Hopper, group coordinator and executive director of the Way Station. “They will learn new things, receive support and be pampered.”

Seats open for Ross Park Mall trip

SALEM – Seats are still available for the Salem Community Center’s bus trip to the Ross Park Mall on Nov. 1. The bus will depart the SCC at 8:30 a.m. and return around 6 p.m.

The registration deadline is Oct. 14. Cost is $21 for SCC members and $24 for non-members. To register call 330-332-5885.

Salem 1957 to meet for lunch at Ricky’s

SALEM The Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Oct. 19 at Ricky’s English Pub.

Chamber to present ‘Taste in Salem’

SALEM – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will present the 17th annual “Taste in Salem” at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Salem Golf Club. All proceeds benefit United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County.

Tickets are available at the chamber office, 713 E. State St. Cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The event offers cuisine from various area food establishments, and also the annual Diamond Drop which is sponsored by Troll’s Jewelry. Raffle drawings and auctions will be held with chances to win baskets and gifts donated by area businesses.

For more information contact the chamber at 330-337-3473 (www. salemohiochamber. org).

Book store aids Making Kids Count

BOARDMAN – On Oct. 25, Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale made with a special Bookfair voucher to Making Kids Count. Vouchers will be available online at Making Kids Count’s website www.makingkidscount.org Support for Making Kids Count is also available by shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 and include the Bookfair voucher ID on the payment page during checkout.

The Shops at Boardman Park is hosting its annual trick-or-treating on Oct. 25 and Making Kids Count will offer a variety of free children’s Halloween activities in the kids section of Barnes & Noble including: coloring pages, creating a haunted house treat bag, Halloween Bean Bag toss, bookmarks, candy, stickers, etc.

Trick or treat hours set in Berlin Center

BERLIN CENTER – Berlin Center will hold trick or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. A party follows at Berlin Fire Department.

Recovery Center gets traffic safety grant

LISBON – Judy Hawkins, education supervisor at the Family Recovery Center announced Wednesday that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $42,000 in federal traffic safety funding to Family Recovery Center for federal fiscal year 2014.

Crash data shows that from October 2012 to the present,15 fatal crashes occurred. Three were motorcyclists and one was a pedestrian. Of the 11 car crashes, not one was wearing his/her seatbelt. To save lives in Columbiana County, Family Recovery Center will use the grant money to spread awareness through community events, media campaigns and awareness materials.

For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Haystack breakfast being served Sunday

COLUMBIANA – A haystack breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday at 40/8 Voiture 273 Chateau, 44413 state Route 14. Cost is $5.

Breakfast will benefit Historical Society

SEBRING – A benefit breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Sebring American Legion on California Avenue. Proceeds will benefit the Sebring Historical Society.

Cost is $7 for the all-you-can-eat meal which includes coffee and juice. The public is welcome. There also is a 50/50 drawing.

Country music jam is Oct. 6 & 20

ROGERS The public is invited to a country music jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20 in the Rogers Community Auction dining room.

Lisbon BOE will meet Oct. 8

LISBON – The Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education meeting begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the board room at the BOE office.

SHS Choir Boosters sponsoring NYC trip

SALEM – Oct. 8 is the reservation deadline for the Salem High School Choir Boosters fundraising trip to New York City.

Attila Samu, Salem High School Choir director, has announced that the NYC Express will depart by motor coach from the Salem High School parking lot at 11 p.m. Dec. 13 and travel all night with rest stops made en route.

Arrival time is approximately 7 a.m. Dec. 14 for an entire day for visitors to enjoy some of the sights and activities available in NYC including the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Times Square, and strolls through Central Park.

Departure from NYC is 9 p.m. with return to Salem at approximately 6 a.m. Dec. 15. Cost is $90 per person. An additional tour protection fee of $10 is optional.

Reservation forms are available from Samu by calling the high school at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332 and leave a message. This is a “first come first served” trip. Proceeds from the trip will benefit the choir.

Columbiana HS Class of 1951 will meet

COLUMBIANA The Columbiana High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for lunch at 9 a.m. Oct. 9 at Das Dutch Haus.

Salem Area Retirees will meet Oct. 10

SALEM – Salem Area Retirees will meet for lunch at noon Oct. 10 at the CIO Hall, 547 Prospect St. Lunch will be provided.

Hall of Fame breakfast scheduled Oct. 12

SALINEVILLE – The Salineville-Southern Local Athletic Hall of Fame breakfast begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 in the high school cafeteria. Gwen Francis, Laura Thorne and Lance Weston will be inducted.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling the high school at 330-679-2305 Ext. 200.

Salem High Class of 1944 will meet Oct. 14

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1944 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at Adele’s Place.

Balloon launch planned at Christina Center

LISBON – The Domestic Violence Awareness Balloon Launch begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Christina Center, 115 E. Washington St. This year’s speaker is Elaine Kloss, legal advocate for the Christina House.

The event is co-sponsored by the Christina House, Ozer Ministries and the Columbiana County Department of Jobs and Family Services. The Christina House is a program of Catholic Charities Regional Agency. For more information call 330-420-0036.

Jim Stewart Memorial Fund established

SALEM – Jim Stewart, Salem Class of 1972 recently lost his battle to cancer, leaving behind many medical bills. The Jim Stewart Memorial Fund was recently set up to assist the family with paying those bills at Farmers National Bank, 1858 E. State St.

Contributions are accepted at the bank or by mailing your check to: Cindy Slavens, 1413 Andrew Ave., Salem, in care of the fund.

Ladies of Ohio Bell-AT&T will meet

SALEM – Ladies of Ohio Bell-AT&T Telephone Co. will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Society’s gift shop, office will be open

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 Oct. 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24.

Area students cast in MU production

ALLIANCE – The following students are cast members in the musical “The Phantom Tollbooth” to be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in Campus Grounds on the University of Mount Union’s campus.

Leanna Rudibaugh of Lisbon is a junior communication major and plays the role of sound coordinator. Jacob Ward of Kensington is a junior art and theater major and plays the role of The Whether Man/Gatekeeper of Dictionopolis/The Dodecahedron. Elizabeth Wheeler of Minerva is a sophomore interactive media major and plays the role of Lethargarian #5, Spelling Bee, a Demon.

In “The Phantom Tollbooth,” the audience will experience Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he discovers the importance of thinking. While there, Milo learns of an argument between King Azaz of Dictionopolis and the Mathemagician of Digitopolis and the banishment of the Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Reason.

Campus Grounds is located in Hoover Price Campus Center past the WRMU radio station into the B&B and Campus Grounds. These performances, which are appropriate for children and adults of all ages, are free and open to the public. To listen to a podcast about the upcoming play, visit mountunion.edu/2013-podcasts. For more information call 330-823-2180.

Business connection luncheon is Oct. 9

SALEM – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s October Business Connection luncheon presentation will feature George Morris III from the Morris Financial Group. Morris will give information to business representatives regarding the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Salem Community Center. Cost for lunch and the educational session is $20 and $25 for guests. Business of the Month will feature Schroedel, Scullin, and Bestic CPA’s.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 330-337-3473 or by e-mailing, Tammy Peppel, chamber administrative assistant, at tlpeppel@salemohiochamber.org.

DAHS art students hosting reception today

LISBON – The Lisbon David Anderson High School 3D art classes are inviting the community to its “Chihuly Inspired Collaborative Sculptures” art reception from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today in the main DAHS lobby.

This time coincides with the parent/teacher conferences. This special sculpture exhibit celebrates the art work of Dale Chihuly, a professional sculptor known for his large blown glass sculpture installations.

Carnation City Players will perform

ALLIANCE – Carnation City Players will present “Almost, Maine” at 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Firehouse Theater, 450 E. Market St.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for students (under 18). Tickets may be purchased at carnationcityplayers.org or by calling the box office at 330-821-8712.

Salem High School Class of 1972 will meet

SALEM The Salem High School Class of 1972 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Festival scheduled Saturday in Hartville

HARTVILLE – The eighth annual arts and crafts festival is slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hartville MarketPlace, 1289 Edison St. NW. Over 100 crafters will be on site.

The Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market is open all year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays featuring 110 climate-controlled indoor shops and 1,000 seasonal outdoor flea market vendors.

Trappers Region B Meet is Saturday

LEETONIA – The Ohio State Trappers Association Region B Meet will be held Saturday at Leetonia Sportsman Club, 311 High St. The event opens at 8 a.m. for the general public and free dealer and tailgater set-up.

Demonstrations run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a break at noon for a potluck lunch (bring a coverdish). Tableware and beverages are provided. For more information call 330-823-6711 or 740-472-5459.

‘Chicken on the Run’ being 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.

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Free meal being served today at the Leetonia Mennonite Church

LEETONIA A free meal will be served at 6 p.m. today at the Leetonia Mennonite Church. A program follows at 7 p.m. featuring Lee Meadows of “Mended Hearts.”

Rinto will make presentation during Winona Area Historial Society meeting

WINONA – The Winona Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the meeting house. RuthAnn Rinto will present a program about her house.

Loyal Christian Benefit Association Branch will meet Thursday at St. Paul

SALEM – The Loyal Christian Benefit Association Branch 654 meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the St. Paul School gym featuring the annual “Pound Party” and shower for Christina House.

Members are reminded to bring items weighing 1 pound or more to be auctioned off and also bring paper products and personal care items for the shower. All proceeds and donations will be delivered to Christina House.

Area students cast in ‘The Phantom Tollboth’ presented at Mount Union

ALLIANCE – The following students are cast members in the musical “The Phantom Tollbooth” to be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in Campus Grounds on the University of Mount Union’s campus.

Leanna Rudibaugh of Lisbon is a junior communication major and plays the role of sound coordinator. Jacob Ward of Kensington is a junior art and theater major and plays the role of The Whether Man/Gatekeeper of Dictionopolis/The Dodecahedron. Elizabeth Wheeler of Minerva is a sophomore interactive media major and plays the role of Lethargarian #5, Spelling Bee, a Demon.

In “The Phantom Tollbooth,” the audience will experience Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he discovers the importance of thinking. While there, Milo learns of an argument between King Azaz of Dictionopolis and the Mathemagician of Digitopolis and the banishment of the Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Reason.

Campus Grounds is located in Hoover Price Campus Center past the WRMU radio station into the B&B and Campus Grounds. These performances, which are appropriate for children and adults of all ages, are free and open to the public. To listen to a podcast about the upcoming play, visit mountunion.edu/2013-podcasts. For more information call 330-823-2180.

Crestview School District receiving grant sponsored by the Monsanto Fund

COLUMBIANA – Crestview Local School District will receive a $10,000 grant this year through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

To celebrate its success, a check presentation will take place at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Rebel Stadium, 44100 Crestview Road, during halftime of the home football game. A Monsanto representative and farmers in the community who nominated the school district will be in attendance.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a local public school district to compete for a grant of up to $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. More than 1,150 nominated school districts submitted applications. The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants this year.

Salem Elks BPO Lodge 305 giving away smoke detectors at Home Depot

SALEM – The Salem Elks BPO Lodge 305 is giving away smoke detectors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Home Depot during the Fire Prevention and Safety Day program.

Recipients must be a Columbiana County resident (bring proof of residency, example a utility bill). There is a limit of one smoke detector per household.

Columbiana Historical Society will celebrate 60th anniversary Saturday

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Historical Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of the Log House Museum.

Winona Friends Church will be serving Swiss steak dinner on Saturday

WINONA – The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will serve a Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center.

The meal includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-222-0200.

Family Movie Nights begin Saturday at the HSCC Animal Resource Complex

SALEM – Family Movie Nights begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Humane Society of Columbiana County (HSCC) Animal Resource Complex (ARC) with Witches, starring Angelica Huston.

Additional movies at 6 p.m. include Walt Disney’s Little Vampires on Oct. 12 and the comedy/horror film Monster Squad on Oct. 26. Admission $3 per person. Children and dogs are welcome with a one leashed dog per family limit. Bottled water and snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees are asked to brink their own chairs or blankets for seating.

Poochie Playtime, Open Dog Walking, Adoption Events, Trick or Treating and a Howl-o-ween Pawty are also on the October schedule. Additional information is available at www.columbianahumane.org on Facebook or by calling 330-332-8622.

The HSCC ARC is located at 721 E. Pidgeon Road (state Route 45 bypass) and is operated by the Humane Society of Columbiana County.

All proceeds support the investigation, care and rehoming of abused, neglected and abandoned animals in Columbiana County.

Double-elimination pool tournament being held at the Leetonia Eagles Club

LEETONIA – A double-elimination pool tournament begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Leetonia Eagles Club. Sign-ups begin at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee is $20. For more information call 330-427-9909.

Breakfast will be served Sunday by the Sons of AMVETS and Drill Team

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

Country music jam being held Oct. 6-20 at the Roger Community Auction

ROGERS The public is invited to a country music jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20 in the Rogers Community Auction dining room.

Columbiana American Legion Post 290 Ladies Auxiliary will meet

COLUMBIANA – American Legion Post 290 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

Benefit breakfast will be served Sunday at the Sebring American Legion

SEBRING – A benefit breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Sebring American Legion on California Avenue.

Proceeds from this benefit will be used for the legion’s children’s Christmas party in December.

Cost is $7 for the all-you-can-eat meal which includes coffee and juice. The public is welcome. There also is a 50/50 drawing.

Southern?Local Board of Education will meet Oct. 7 at the junior-senior hs

SALINEVILLE – The Southern Local Board of Education meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in room E136 at the junior-senior high school.

Sebos sponsoring Banquet in Salem scheduled Monday at Memorial Building

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week’s sponsors are Bob and Linda Sebo.

The menu offers chicken noodle soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, 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.

SAVNA will offer blood pressure screenings at Columbiana Public Library

COLUMBIANA – Blood pressure screenings with Cindy Mitchell of the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association (SAVNA) will be available, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at the Columbiana Public Library. No registration is required.

Salem High School Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast on Oct. 8

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1948 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at Adele’s Place.

Columbiana Seniors Citizens will meet Oct. 8 and 22 in the Upper Room

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Senior Citizens will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 and 22 in the Upper Room. A pizza luncheon will be served for lunch both days.

Columbiana/Mahoning County Patriots will meet at Living Faith Church

SALEM – The Columbiana/Mahoning County Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Living Faith Church (behind the Elks).

Firefighter Phil Lucarell of the Liberty Fire Department will lead a discussion on home fire safety. There will be drawings for smoke detectors. For more information call 330-831-1107.

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s Busiess Connection luncheon is Oct. 9

SALEM – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s October Business Connection luncheon presentation will feature George Morris III from the Morris Financial Group.

Morris will give information to business representatives regarding the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

The event begins at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Salem Community Center. Cost for lunch and the educational session is $20 and $25 for guests.

Business of the Month will feature Schroedel, Scullin, and Bestic CPA’s.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 330-337-3473 or by e-mailing, Tammy Peppel, chamber administrative assistant, at tlpeppel@salemohiochamber.org.

Oasis Food Ministry will distribute food at the First Christian Church

COLUMBIANA – The Oasis Food Ministry will hold a food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 and 24 at the First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St.

Lunch meeting for Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be held Oct. 10

SALEM – This month’s luncheon meeting for Catholic Daughters of the Americas begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. The guest speaker is Julie Stefanec.

Crestview High School Marching Band hosting Alumni Band on Oct. 11

COLUMBIANA – The Crestview High School Marching Band will host an Alumni Band at the Oct. 11 football game against Springfield Local High School. Anyone interested in participating should contact Carl Snyder or Eric Bable by calling 330-482-4744 or csnyder@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.us or ebable@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.us. Music will be available at www.crestviewrebels.org.

Flowers, decorations need to be removed at Glenview Cemetery

EAST PALESTINE All flowers and decorations at Glenview Cemetery must be removed by Oct. 15 or they will be discarded. Fall and winter decorations may be placed on the graves beginning Nov. 1. For more information call 330-426-4367 Ex. 19.

Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at several locations

AUSTINTOWN – The Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at the following locations: at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Redeemer Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at St. Charles Church on Route 224 at Westview, Boardman; and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Christ Church, Sexton at Garfield in Struthers. For information call 330-788-9755.

‘Getting Started with Medicare’ will be presented at the Columbiana Library

COLUMBIANA – “Getting Started with Medicare” with Laura Mutsko will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Columbiana Public Library.

Mutsko, a Medicare supplement accredited adviser, will discuss fundamental information about what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover. She will also show the difference between a Medicare Supplement and a Medicare Advantage Plan. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association hosting pull on Oct. 19

ALLIANCE – The Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association has scheduled an antique tractor pull at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mile Branch Grange, 495 Knox School Road. This replaces a pull that was rained out in September. Weigh-in begins at 2 p.m. This free event offers bleacher seating and a concession stand.

The club is holding its awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mile Branch Grange. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration and payment is due before the banquet by calling 330-277-7581.

Columbiana County Health Dept. providing seasonal flu shots

LISBON – The Columbiana County Health Department will provide seasonal flu shots at the following sites in the county this month.

-?Columbiana: St. Jude Hall, 180 Seventh St., 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 10.

-?East Palestine: East Palestine Community Center, 31 Park Drive, 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 10.

-?Lisbon: Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 State Route 45, 9 to 11 a.m.

-?North Georgetown: North Georgetown Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2748 Georgetown Road, 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15.

-?Salineville: Kiwanis Building, 100 North Alley, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

-?Wellsville: Wellsville Alumni Center, 201 Third St., 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 8.

Cost for influenza vaccine is $25 and $40 for high dose vaccine for seniors. Medicare, Medicaid, cash and checks are accepted.

Influenza vaccine for children under 18 years of age will be available through the immunization clinic beginning in October as vaccine supplies are received. For availability or more information call the health department at 330-424-0272.