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Salem Elks memorial service planned

SALEM – The Salem Elks Lodge No. 305 will hold its annual memorial service for deceased members at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 824 E. State St.

Exalted Ruler Lisa Wadlow will preside over the ceremonies which include a memorial address to be given by Pastor Douglas George of the First United Methodist Church of Salem and solos by Sue Deutschlander.

Those to be eulogized are Rodger C. Carson, Norman G. Weingart, John T. Harbin, Thomas J. Barrett, Harry L. McBride Jr., Thomas A. Lantz, Merrill C. Hawkins Jr., Edward J. Glista, Fred W. Koenreich, Edmund G. “Peanut” Carlariello, William J. Vaughn and John “Gary” Dermotta.

Chairman of this event is Philip T. Crowgey assisted by Russell C. Loudon, Tom Covert, Ken Dixon, Ed Connors and Floyd McCartney.

This service is open to the public and all relatives and friends of the departed members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served by the officers following the memorial service in the lodge room.

Goshen trustees to hold work session

GOSHEN TWP. – The township trustees will hold a work session to discuss year end budgets and other year end issues at 7 p.m. Monday at the administration building.

Deer Expo planned in Leetonia

LEETONIA The ninth annual Deer Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Leetonia Sportsman’s Association, 311 E. High St.

Scorers will be on hand to “green” score your buck. Anyone bringing a rack to score or display will automatically be entered in a drawing for a muzzleloader. To win, both the rack and the hunter must be present for the drawing at 3 p.m.

Everyone paying admission will be eligible to win a door prize and there will be a drawing every 10 minutes. Children 15 years of age and younger and accompanied by an adult will be admitted free and eligible to win an air rifle. Adult admission is $3 without a buck rack or $1 with a rack to be scored or displayed. An outside air rifle range will be featured with some of the latest air rifles, including one of .45 caliber.

For more information contact Bill Harding at 330-822-0100 or bharding37@comcast.net.

Bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall offered

SALEM – The Memorial Building is offering a bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens on Saturday, Dec. 21. The trip includes a tour of the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

This year’s theme is “Deck the Hall: Heaven and Nature Sing” which features “Dazzle,” the light show spectacular that includes 750,000 lights, 21 decorated rooms, poinsettias, nightly entertainment by area choirs and performers, visits with Santa, a gingerbread hut and treats from Molly’s Shop.

The solarium will feature decorated trees and a frog collection; the breakfast room will be filled with birds surrounding a decorated twig tree and Virginia’s room will be transformed into a winter garden. A poinsettia tree and poinsettias will fill the tower staircase. The music room will be appropriately festooned with harps, horns and angels in silver, white and gold to create a “heavenly” atmosphere for nightly entertainment by the choirs and performers.

The museum store offers a full line of apparel, accessories, books and unique gift items.

The bus will leave Salem at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $6 for children and free for 5 and under. Transportation costs are $14 per person.

To register call Shane Franks at 330-332-5512. Registration closes at 9 p.m. Dec. 16.

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Small Town Christmas tour offered

NORTH GEORGETOWN – The sixth annual Small Town Christmas tour of selected crafters and their shops in the North Georgetown area will be held Thanksgiving weekend, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The stops on the tour include:

— Susie’s Gifts and Things, 24656 Georgetown Road, Homeworth (330-904-7197).

— Petals and Pastries, 27863 Shoemaker Road (330-525-5272).

— Shady Top Primitives and Gardens, 4668 Rochester Road (330-525-7203).

— Custom Tinware, 5248 Rochester Road (330-525-7426).

— Don and Kathy Pfaff, 28151 Mountz Road.

— Grammie’s Place and Kara’s Canine Creations, 8610 Rochester Road (330-894-2901).

— Woolf Farms, Summers Road off Rochester Road.

— Ted and Dianna Hawk, Summers Road off Rochester Road.

— Karen Kreations, 29584 Hartley Road (330-537-2749).

— Emmanuel Lutheran Church, home-cooked meal, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, donations accepted; 27485 Main St.

— First Brethren Church, home-cooked meal, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, donations accepted; 27333 Main St.

Beaver Crime Watch meeting canceled

NORTH LIMA – Beaver Township Police Crime Watch has canceled its meeting in December.

Holiday Bazaar set at Memorial Bldg.

SALEM A holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Arts and crafts, seasonal items, and candies and baked goods will be available for purchase. Featured vendors, along with other entertainment and attractions, will be live on stage. Lunch will be available for purchase. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will be held on Saturday. All proceeds go to the Salem Memorial Building Association. For more information call 330-332-5512.

Swimming session to begin in January

SALEM – The Salem Community Center is announcing another session of Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming. The primary purpose of L.A.P.S. is to bridge the gap between swim lessons and competitive swimming with an emphasis on promoting wellness and fitness through the sport of swimming.

The first session runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday Jan. 11 through March 1. Cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members. For more information call 330-332-5885.

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County Arhieves to close

LISBON – The Columbiana County Archives and Research Center at 129 S. Market St. will be closed from Nov. 27 through Dec. 2. Normal hours resume Dec. 3.

AMVETS dance set Friday

SALEM – The public is invited to a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at Salem AMVETS, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Music will be provided by Road Dogs. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Salem Community Pantry.

Bake sale aids Toys for Tots

COLUMBIANA – Whispering Pines Village at 937 E. Park Ave., a drop off site for Toys for Tots, will host its second annual bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Seven crafters will sell their wares from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call 330-482-9400.

Buckeye candy sale under way

SALEM – Camp Fire members are selling Buckeye candy now through Dec. 8. Cost is $6 per box, prepaid. To order candy call 330-385-0645. Candy will delivered on Dec. 15. This fundraiser supports local Camp Fire youth and programs.

Santa’s Workshop planned

SALEM – Santa’s Workshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at “In Christ’s Hands Workshop” at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave. There will be many handmade crafts such as blankets, scarves, framed puzzle pictures, candles, wreaths, greeting cards, and many different Christmas decorations. A large selection and display of games for children and individuals of all ages, along with a variety of puzzles with themes for everyone’s tastes, are available.

Several varieties of Christmas cookies and baked goods are available. Proceeds go to In Christ’s Hands Workshop and Compassionate Ministry Center for Adult Developmental Disabilities.

Basket raffle aids museum

SALEM – The Salem Storybook Museum is hosting a food gift basket raffle fundraiser.

Marlene Lang, a member of the board of directors, and Robert Viencek, fund-raising chairman, came up with the idea for these food baskets. The first is: “The Turkey Dinner Basket.” In addition to a turkey, the basket features assorted appetizers, cashews and chocolates from a local confectioner, and a $50 gift card from Giant Eagle. The basket is valued at over $100.

“One of the exciting gift baskets is the ‘Wine Basket,’ said Lang. Two bottles of wine are packaged up in a clever wicker wine basket. The Kellisons of Salem, who make a variety of soy candles, created a special ‘wine scented’ candle for the basket.” It also contains wine-related European ornaments from the Hummel Gift Shop. Also included are candied nuts, regular nuts and crackers.” A $50 Giant Eagle gift card is included. The value of this basket is $158.

The third food basket, “The Christmas Ham Dinner,” includes fixings for the feast, and in addition to the ham, there is a $50 gift card to Giant Eagle. Tucked into this basket is the 2013 pewter ornament from August Wendell Forge. It also contains chocolates and cashews.” The value is over $125.

Viencek noted that two supporters of the museum, Regina Ziegler and her mother-in-law, Bonnie Ziegler, created a second wine basket. It contains wine, a clever Santa bottle cover, wine glasses, ice bucket and grinder. The basket is valued at $75.

Tickets for the raffle are limited to 200 at $5 each. The drawing will be held on Dec. 11. Members of the board will be selling tickets at Giant Eagle starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are available by calling Viencek at 330-332-4723; Elizabeth Thatcher, director of the museum, at 330-337-7212; and Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, museum treasurer, at 330-332-1632.

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Free Thanksgiving dinner offered

SALEM – A Thanksgiving Day dinner, free of charge, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. For a ride to the dinner or home delivery call 330-337-3728.

Free dinner set at North Lima church

NORTH LIMA – The North Lima Calvary United Methodist Church at 12062 South Ave. will host a free dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and pie. Reservations are required by calling the church office at 330-549-2588.

Thanksgiving dinner in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA -Thanksgiving dinner begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at St. Jude Catholic Church on Seventh Street. Reservations are requested by calling the Way Station at 330-482-5072. Dinner consists of a variety of donations from McDonald’s, Das Dutch Haus, Dutch Village Inn, Rita’s, The Hen House and individuals who will be baking desserts, preparing turkeys, and donating items needed for the dinner.

There is still a need for canned corn, desserts, butter, sugar-free desserts, volunteers to wash dishes and pack up leftovers. To volunteer call the Way Station.

Concealed carry class offered

SALEM – The Salem Hunting Club’s one-day concealed carry classes start at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 and 28. Pre-registration is required by calling 330- 332-9847 (www.salemhuntingclub).

Tree lighting set at Leetonia Library

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library will host the village’s traditional tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 9 at Wick Park. The library will then host the Polar Express at 6 p.m. for all ages featuring stories, crafts and refreshments. Registration is required for the Polar Express by calling 330-427-6635.

The Friends of the Leetonia Library is also announcing that Santa will visit the library at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 for a Christmas sing-along and other festivities. No registration required.

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Southern Local fall festival set tonight

SALINEVILLE – Southern Local Schools will host its annual fall festival from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the high school. A pasta dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m., sponsored by the cheerleaders. Events include crafters, classroom activities and displays. The Scholastic Book Fair and musical performances begin at 5 p.m.

‘Annie Jr.’ performed at at South Range

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – South Range Middle School students are performing the play “Annie Jr.” at 9 a.m. today for the middle school children and at 7 p.m. Saturday for the community.

‘Goldi Locks’ at Stage Left this weekend

LISBON – Stage Left Youth Players will present an original one act musical, “Goldi Locks in Bobby Socks” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon. This 1950’s spin on the fairy tale classic, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” stars 36 young actors in grades kindergarten to eight. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Reserved seating is recommended by emailing StageLeftSeats@yahoo.com or calling 330-831-7249 or pay by credit card online at StageLeftPlayers.org.

Storybook Museum plans home tour

SALEM The Salem Storybook Museum’s “Come Home for the Holidays: A Candlelight Home Tour” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The starting point for the tour is the plaza at the Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave. Tours are also available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Five decorated homes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season will be featured, plus an impressive collection of antique cars, one restored historic church and a display of holiday trees and miniature Christmas houses at the Charles Burchfield Homestead Museum.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or reservations call 330-332-1632.

Breakfast buffet offered by Salem Masons

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator.

CCFCC meeting set at Leetonia Club

LEETONIA – The Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs (CCFCC) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Leetonia Sportsman’s Club. Tickets will be available at the meeting for the annual fund-raising dinner. CCFCC’s meetings are open to the public.

For more information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.

Face painting offered during conferences

LEETONIA – During conferences on Tuesday at Leetonia schools, junior class students will offer children’s fingernail and face painting from 4:40 to 7:30 p.m. in the elementary hall. Cost is $2 for each service.

Chili Cook-Off set at Youngstwn Shine Club

NORTH LIMA – The Ray Dudik Memorial Chili Cook-Off will be held on Nov. 30 at the Youngstown Shrine Club (indoor hall), 1735 W. South Range Road. This is a casual event held before and during the Ohio State/Michigan football game with “tailgating” starting before the game kick-off, which has not yet been announced.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite chili recipe. The cost of $25 includes food and refreshments as well as big screen televisions for viewing the big game. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call Troy Stenger at 330-565-2500, Jim Hazlett at 330-533-1847 or Mike McCarthy at 330-270-9072.

‘Minute-It’ contest set at library Dec. 2

COLUMBIANA – The “Minute-It-To-Win-It” program will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Columbiana Public Library. Teens in grades six to 12 will test their skills with a number of challenges to win prizes. To register call 330-482-5509.

Tickets for Christmas Raffle available

SALEM – Tickets for “The 12 Days of Christmas Raffle,” sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, will be available until Dec. 3. Twelve prizes will be awarded beginning Dec. 8, with drawings held each day thereafter, counting down until Dec. 19. Names of raffle winners will be announced in the Salem News each day. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals have donated over $8000 in prizes. Tickets may be purchased at the chamber office, Consumers National Bank, Salem Computer Center, Giant Eagle and Salem News. Cost is $10 for one ticket or $20 for three tickets. Winners will be reentered daily. All proceeds will benefit the Salem Entranceway Project and other Salem marketing campaigns.

Registration open for herb program

COLUMBIANA – Registration is still open for a program presented by Marilyn McKinley of the Holborn Herb Society from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Columbiana Public Library. To register, stop in the library or call 330-482-5509.

Cookie Walk planned at Winona church

WINONA – The Hazel Circle of the Winona United Methodist Church, 32114 Winona Road, will host its annual cookie walk and craft sale from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. A large variety of cookies will be available to choose from at $4 per dozen.

Christmas in the Pioneer Village set Dec. 8

EAST LIVERPOOL – Christmas in the Pioneer Village, sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek State Park, is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at 2013 Echo Dell Road. Admission is free.

AAA Driver Ed planned at Beaver Local

LISBON – AAA Driver Education will hold classes beginning Dec. 9 at Beaver Local High School. All area students are eligible to attend, including home-schooled students. For information call 330-532-2878.

Concealed carry class offered Dec. 14

WASHINGTONVILLE – The Beaver Creek Sportsman Club will hold a concealed carry weapons class starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 14. Cost is $100 and includes ammunition. To register call Tab Bailey at 330-502-3252.

New Year’s Eve Salem events set

SALEM – The 10th New Year’s Eve Salem will be held this year on Dec. 31. Among the family-friendly events at participating venues are:

“Rock and Roll, Steel Drum and Blue Grass Music” at the Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.

“Gospel Music” at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 870 E. State St.

“Children’s Music, Magic and Folk Music” at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.

“Around the Nations” display and reception, Salem Historical Society, 239 S. Lundy Ave.

“Sugar Tree Alley Depot Train Display,” Fred Naragon’s law office, 248 E. State St.

The general hours of this year’s event are 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Tickets will be sold at all Salem area banks, Salem Giant Eagle, Salem Community Center and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets are $5 per person until Dec. 24 and $8 per person Dec. 25-31 and at the door. Admission is free for children 10 years of age and under.

Monetary donations may be sent to the non-profit organization at: New Year’s Eve Salem 2013, P.O. Box 444, Salem, Ohio 44460.

Farmers collects Toys for Tots

CANFIELD – Farmers National Bank is participating in the Toys for Tots program this year with toy drop-off boxes at all 18 branches.

It has been involved with the program that is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for over 10 years.

According to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation website, the program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

By giving less fortunate, disadvantaged youngsters a new toy at Christmas, the Marines goal is to deliver a message of hope that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The program also plays an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

The campaign kicked off the week of Nov. 4 and runs until Dec. 13.

Each year, Farmers partners with the designated Toys for Tots representative for each county in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties to collect toys.

The program is promoted on Farmers Bank’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Farmersbankgroup.

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Church Women United to meet Monday

SALEM – Church Women United will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The guest speaker is Janice Lesher of the Salem Historical Society. Women from the Emmanuel Lutheran and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will serve as hostesses.

Banquet in Salem to feature grilled chicken

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Next week’s sponsor is the Salem Junior and Senior High staff. The menu offers tomato soup, grilled chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, sheet cake and pie.

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

Pavers still offered for Reilly park area

SALEM – The Reilly Project is completed, but the committee will continue to sell pavers for the Dedication Park area at Reilly Stadium. They make a great gift to give in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. Forms available at Hibbetts, BB Rooners and Giant Eagle, Karen Carter at 330-332-4959 or the Graphic Touch/Print Shop at 330-337-3341. Pavers sell for $100 and $150.

Blood drive set at Alliance hospital

ALLIANCE – Alliance Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in conference room 1-A at the hospital, 200 E. State St. 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 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.

Christmas boutique set at Salem church

SALEM – The women of the First United Methodist Church are hosting a Christmas boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at the church, 244 S. Broadway Ave.

A soup and sandwich lunch will be available on Friday. A cookie walk is planned on Saturday. Decorated wreaths, gift baskets, gift items, children’s gift items, centerpieces and decorated trees, etc., will be available. All old and new items have been donated by members of the church. All proceeds from the sale will be applied to the capital improvements fund. For more information call Norma Byers at the church at 330-337-9531.

Lisbon shade tree panel needs members

LISBON – The Lisbon Shade Tree Commission is looking to expand its citizen membership by four. The commission consists of four village officials and four citizens who hold the leadership positions. Secretary Alisa Gostey said they are looking for four more citizen members to help with the work load, and anyone interested in serving should contact her at village hall.

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‘Food skate’ at Fun Factory

SALEM – The Salem Fun Factory is hosting a “canned food skate” today. Attendees will receive $1 off admission and skate rental for every donated non-perishable food item. Proceeds will benefit the Salem Salvation Army.

EP band fruit sale deadline

EAST PALESTINE Friday is the deadline to order fruit from the East Palestine Band. California naval oranges, Florida tangelos, grapefruit, pear gift packs, fresh baked nut and apricot kolachi are available. To place an order or for more information contact any EP band student or call Susan Wagner at 330-921-6400. Orders will be delivered on Dec. 7

Salem Masons hosting buffet

SALEM-The public is invited to a breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Stage Left holding auditions

LISBON – Stage Left Players is holding auditions for its production of “The Music Man” at noon Saturday at the Trinity Play House. Students in seventh to 12th grade are welcome to audition and be ready to perform a short musical selection. Providing sheet music to the accompanist is recommended.

“The Music Man” will be performed Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. The show will be directed by Nathan Kuhns with Jodine Pilmer as musical director.

Pet photos at ARC

SALEM – The Humane Society of Columbiana County Animal Resource Complex, 721 E. Pidgeon Road, is hosting “Doc” Roberts and Posing with Pets Photography from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Pets must be contained or on a leash or harness. Sittings are free with one 4×6 print for $5. Other images are available by e-mail or jump drive for personal use for $10. In addition, a seminar titled “Understanding the Fearful Dog” will be conducted at noon by certified professional dog trainer Jenny Falvey of The Learning Dog and Enrichment Center. No dogs are permitted at the seminar.

A Bow-Wow and Meow Shopping Extravaganza will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. Nov. 28 at the HSCC ARC to kick off the Christmas shopping season. Pet treats, interactive toys, T-shirts and homemade gift items are available by donation. Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with socialization programs and playtime scheduling available daily. For more information call 330-332-8622.

Cosmetology fundraiser set

CANFIELD – Seniors in the cosmetology program at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host a special fund raiser. The Hair and Nail-a-Thon will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 at The Salon at MCC&TC.

Salon services available include hair cutting, blow drying, styling, waxing and manicures for $8. Shellac manicures are $15. All proceeds raised during the event will go toward the senior class trip to Columbus for students to take their state board exams. For more information or to make an appointment call Cosmetology Instructor Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000 Ext. 1310.

Alzheimer’s seminar at LCPL

LEETONIA -An informational program titled “Brain Health: Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?” will be presented by Kimberly Bland and Nickie Keagy at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. There will be a door prize and refreshments. Register by calling the library at 330-427-6635.

Slovak Club sets craft show

SALEM – The public is invited to the annual Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Salem Slovak Club, 313 S. Ellsworth Ave. Vendors include Miche, jewelry, crocheted items, candles, Avon, tied blankets, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, water globes, baked items, gift bags, etc.

For information on available table space call 330-337-8426.

Condition of pastor released

NEW MIDDLETOWN – According to a press release from the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, recent news stories in the print media and on television and radio have reported on the condition of Father Stephen Popovich, pastor of St. Paul Parish in New Middletown, who was seriously injured in a car accident. Some of the information has come from sources who are not authorized to speak about his condition.

As of Tuesday, Father Popovich is at St. Elizabeth Hospital and remains in intensive care. He is alert, oriented, and joking. He is receiving physical and occupational therapy. His upper extremities are functioning. Doctors are still testing as to why he has no lower extremity movement.

Only information from Father John Jerek, Vicar for Clergy, or Father Nicholas Shori, former pastor at St. Paul who has returned to assist the parish at this time, should be considered accurate information. Out of respect for Father Popovich there is no visiting, but continued prayers are requested for him.

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Salem Visiting Nurses offer flu shots

SALEM – Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will provide flu shots from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 and 27 at 718 E. Third St. Cost is $25. SAVNA will bill your Medicare Part B or Anthem Senior Advantage Products (YRA, YRE, YRI, YRS prefixes only). Bring your insurance card. Appointments for homebound residents are available by calling 330-332-9986.

Breakfast offered at Washingtoville VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE – Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-2533.

Nursing school plans enrollment meeting

SALEM – Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing will hold an enrollment information meeting, for anyone interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse, at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at the Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave.

Thanksgiving dinner at Memorial Bldg.

SALEM – A Thanksgiving Day dinner, free of charge, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. For a ride to the dinner or home delivery call 330-337-3728.

Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry open

LISBON – The Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry will be open to the residents of Columbiana County from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at 6428 Lisbon Road. Proof of residency is required.

Flea Market set at Columbiana church

COLUMBIANA – The public is invited to a flea market, lunch, soup and bake sale, quilt and basket raffle from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave.

Salem Eagles plan holiday food drive

SALEM – The Fraternal Order Eagles 316 Aerie and Auxiliary are holding a holiday food drive at the club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave., from now until Dec. 14. To kick off this drive, the band Manhattan will entertain from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Club members and guests are asked to donate at least two non-perishable item for admission.

Ruritan benefit to aid Tom Stermer

GUILFORD LAKE – A benefit dinner for Tom Stermer will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on state Route 172 at Hanna Drive. The menu offers spaghetti and meatballs, salad, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 per plate and $5 for children 12 and under. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction. To donate call 330-831-7156 or 330-277-1608.

Stermer has been a member of the club for 40 plus years and has served in numerous leadership positions in the past and present. He has had perfect attendance during his involvement with Ruritan and has always been supportive of the youth programs and youth in Ruritan and Ruriteens. Stermer had an accident at home that required surgery and extended time off work. He has worked at Ventra in Salem for 30 plus years. He is a Navy veteran. Proceeds will be used to help with medical expenses.

GED testing set at Choffin Center

YOUNGSTOWN – Official GED testing, sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical Adult Education Department University System of Ohio, offers morning and afternoon two-day testing at 8:45 a.m. and at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 and Dec. 10 and 11 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 330-744-8715.

Oglebay Park bus trip seats offered

COLUMBIANA – Seats are still available for the bus trip to Oglebay Park at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. Cost is $75 which includes dinner and the light show. Proceeds go to Meals on Wheels. Reservations may be made by calling 330-482-0366.

Flu shots offered at food distribution

COLUMBIANA – The Way Station at 769 Springfield Road will welcome Rite Aid once again to its monthly food distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Anyone with a Medicaid or Medicare card will be able to receive a free flu shot during that time slot. Those who do not have Medicaid or Medicare may also receive a shot for $29.99.

Those coming for the food distribution should make sure they have their ID and a bag or box to carry their groceries along with the required Medicaid or Medicare cards (if they choose to get the flu shot).

Movies scheduled at Leetonia Library

LEETONIA- Upcoming movies at the Leetonia Community Public Library include the old classic “Nothing Sacred” with Carole Lombard and Fredric March at 1 p.m. Friday; “Golden Christmas 3” at 2 p.m. Dec. 2; the family movie “Planes” at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14; and “Christmas Angel” at 2 p.m. Dec. 17.

Salem Hunting Club plans rifle matches

SALEM – The Salem Hunting Club is hosting indoor .22 rifle matches on the second and fourth Friday off the month through April. The use of any optic is permitted. This is a family-friendly event open to anyone. The next match begins at 6 p.m. Friday. For details call 330-332-9847.

‘Care and Share Program’ offers aid

LEETONIA- Once again the Leetonia and Salem Township police departments will sponsor the “Care & Share Program” which provides for area families and veterans in the village and township only.

Due to the variety of ages and interests, the program has been limited this year monetary donations and gift cards or certificates to better meet the needs of those being assisted. Family or individual sponsorships are also available.

For information call the Leetonia Police Department at 330-427-6731. Items may be dropped off at the department or mailed to: Leetonia Police Department, Attn: Chief Soldano, 300 E. Main St., Leetonia OH 44431.

Anyone wishing to be considered for assistance should contact Soldano at 330-427-6731 or Valentine at 330-427-0808.

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Special Goshen trustees meeting set

SALEM – Goshen Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss and make decisions on the East Goshen Cemetery expansion.

Library offers help with e-books

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Public Library is offering an e-Book Drop-In Help Session from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Salchow Room. Attendees are to bring their device, power cord, the cord to link it to a computer, their library card and account logins for Adobe and Amazon.

‘Fly-by carryout’ dinner set Nov. 21

SALEM A “fly-by carryout” dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 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. Advance reservations are suggested by calling 330-332-0001.

Beloit Fire Dept. plans fish fry Nov. 22

BELOIT – The Beloit Volunteer Fire Department will hold its first fish fry of the season from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the fire station, 17893 E. Fifth St.

Bookstore to kick off holiday season

BOARDMAN – Barnes & Noble at 381 Boardman Poland Road will kick off the holiday season with Discovery Friday throughout the day on Nov. 22 featuring activities, giveaways, raffles and local authors, Dr. Donna DeBlasio and John Sprankle. Special storytimes begin at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. The Elf on the Shelf adoption begins at 7:30 p.m.

‘Music at Meadows’ planned Dec. 10

EAST PALESTINE – The Meadows at Covington presents “Music at the Meadows” featuring live entertainment provided by Jennifer Kuzek with accompanist Matt White. “Christmas Carols Through the Ages” begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at 1700 Brookdale Drive. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For more information call 330-426-2922 or www.covingtonskilled.com.

The Meadows at Covington will host a healthy living seminar on cancer prevention at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Guest speakers are Michelle Hawkins and Nora Gillespi from Senior Independence. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.For more information contact Michele Fitzmaurice at mfitzmaurice@covingtonskilled.com or 330-426-2922.

Whispering Pines Village deficiency-free

COLUMBIANA – Whispering Pines Village achieved excellence in a deficiency-free annual survey with the Ohio Department of Health for the fourth consecutive year.

Herb growing discussion set at library

COLUMBIANA – Marilyn McKinley of the Holborn Herb Society will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St.

She will focus her discussion on which herbs grow well together and which mix well with vegetables. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Museum of Ceramics offers calendars

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Museum of Ceramics is offering two new limited edition 2014 wall calendars, “Lovely Lotus” and “Hans Hacker: Views.”

Hans Hacker (1910-94) was one of the tri-state area’s preeminent 20th century artists. Best known for his pottery festival souvenir designs, riverscapes, and landscapes, his artwork continues to be highly prized. “Views” is the fifth Hacker artwork calendar. Earlier versions are still available for $40 each. East Liverpool’s Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Lotus Ware porcelain won a medal of excellence at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The Museum of Ceramics is home to the nation’s largest public display of Lotus Ware, and this is the first museum calendar devoted to it.

These wall calendars are available exclusively through the Museum of Ceramics Gift Shop. The full color, 11×17-inch, spiral-bound calendars are printed on card stock, and are $19.95 each. For information call 330-386-6001 or 800-600-7180; www.TheMuseumOfCeramics.org or Facebook.

Seats still open on New York bus trip

LEETONIA – Seats are still open for the New York City Express trip sponsored by the Leetonia junior class. The bus will leave at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and return at 8 a.m. Dec. 8. To reserve a seat call 330-831-5578.

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‘Soup N Salad’ offered in Deerfield

DEERFIELD – Palmy Chapter #114 Order of the Eastern Star will host its monthly “Soup N Salad” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Deerfield Masonic Hall, 2380 state Route 225. Cost is $6 which includes your choice of homemade soup, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Carryout orders are available.

Antiques appraisal talk planned Thursday

SALEM – Sterling House Assisted Living at 1916 S. Lincoln Ave. will host an antiques appraisal talk beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday. Dave Dangerfield, licensed auctioneer, C.A.G.A. certified appraiser and owner of “Cash It or Trash It,” will offer complimentary appraisals, two items per guest. Reservations are requested by calling 330-651-3571.

Banquet in Salem to feature sloppy joe

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Next week’s sponsor is Friends of the Banquet. The meal includes sloppy joes, macaroni and cheese, peas, applesauce, fresh fruit and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes.

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

Salem Music Study Club to meet

SALEM – The Salem Music Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the parlor of the Educational Building beside the Emmanuel Lutheran Church to celebrate Red, White and Blue Month which is American Music Month. Program chairmen are Ray Wagner and Mike Newman. Members and guests are welcome to participate in the program.

Concealed carry class offered in Lisbon

LISBON – The Columbiana County Fish and Game Club is offering a two-day concealed carry pistol class from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at its indoor range, 45716 Middle Beaver Road, Lisbon.

This class meets the CCW requirements for residents of Ohio and West Virginia. Pre-registration is required by contacting Mike Peshel at 330-853-8122 or mpeshel@comcast.net.

Crestview 2013 yearbooks arrive

COLUMBIANA – The Crestview High School 2013 yearbooks have arrived and available for pick up in the high school office.

Crestview High School students will be performing a night of one act plays at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and free for 4 and under are.

Free dinner offered in North Lima

NORTH LIMA – The North Lima Calvary United Methodist Church at 12062 South Ave. will host a free dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, apple sauce, rolls and pie. Reservations are required by calling the church office at 330-549-2588.

Dance planned at Salem AMVETS

SALEM – A dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 29 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Music will be provided by Road Dogs. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Salem Community Pantry.

Pancake breakfast offered at United cafeteria

HANOVERTON The United High School varsity baseball team is serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 30 in the high school cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Salem Chamber plans Festive Lights Contest

SALEM – The Salem Beautification Committee of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce announces its “Fabulous Five Festive Lights Contest” for residences. Five local homes will be awarded this year for outstanding light displays with a winner in Ward One, Ward Two, Ward Three, Ward Four and one in Perry Township. The homes must be decorated by the week of Dec. 2 for judging purposes. Winners will be announced at the chamber’s “Light Up” night at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 on the Village Green.

The program will also include music from Salem High School chorale students and refreshments served by Realife Church. Double Deuce Kettlecorn will also be available. The Salem Historical Society will sponsor trolley rides after the ceremony. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 per child. The travel route will include a tour of the Christmas light winners.

Items needed for Chinese auction

LISBON – Students in the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center’s Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision Repair classes are submitting a call for donations. They will be hosting an upcoming Chinese auction from Nov. 18- Dec. 17 and are seeking donations of products, merchandise, services and gift certificates for the auction. The proceeds of the event will be used to assist in the expenses of students attending skills competitions.

The Chinese auction items will be on display at the CCCTC throughout the month long event. Donations of all sizes and values are accepted. Along with your donation, include a business card that will be prominently displayed with the donation during the event and will then be distributed to the winner along with the item. A list of all items with the donor information will be listed in flyers handed out. Any business or individual who is willing to donate is asked to contact Jim Beardsley at 330-424-9561 Ext. 187 or Kerry Beeson at 330-424-9561 Ext. 186 by Nov. 15.

Concealed carry class set at Hunting Club

SALEM – Registrations are now being accepted for concealed carry classes taught by a National Rifle Association certified pistol instructor at the Salem Hunting Club. Classes are being conducted on Dec. 8 and 28. Pre-registration is required. Private firearm safety classes are also offered. Additional information is available at 330-332-9847 or www.salemhuntingclub.com.

Impressions By Tracy aids Humane Society

WASHINGTONVILLE – The Humane Society of Columbiana County will receive 10 percent of all proceeds spent at the local boutique, Impressions By Tracy located at 320 E. Main St., Washingtonville, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. HSCC President Jenny Pike will be on hand to serve refreshments and provide information about HSCC and the Animal Resource Complex and assist with gift giving selection.

Shoppers who bring shelter supplies such as clay kitty litter, Odo Ban, paper towel, trash bags, latex gloves, laundry soap and bleach will receive a raffle ticket for an Impressions by Tracy/HSCC Animal Resource Complex combination basket. Impressions features a wide range of women’s fashion items, accessories and animal-related gift items. Extended hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information call Homan at 330-853-2402 or Pike at 330-420-5397.

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Dinner set at Columbiana Legion

COLUMBIANA – A Veterans Day dinner, for veterans, their families and friends, will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Columbiana American Legion on state Route 14. The meal is free to veterans, however, donations will be accepted.

Adopt-a-Class at Bycroft School

LISBON – Robert Bycroft School is again sponsoring its Adopt-a-Class project for Christmas. This project involves donating $8 per student, eight students per class (for a total of $64). This money will be used by staff members to purchase a gift for each child. Santa will deliver these gifts to the children at their Christmas party. Community groups or individuals interested in participating in this project are asked to call the school at 330-424-7787.

Wellness programs offered in Salem

SALEM – Upcoming wellness programs at the Salem Community Center include Athletic Performance Boot Camp, Turkey-N-Trimmings 5K Race and Fit Kids.

Athletic Performance Boot Camp is a high-intensity, 45-minute program built specifically for athletic improvement using a combination of strength, plyometric and cardiovascular exercises. Session I runs 4-4:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Nov. 11-25. Session II runs Dec. 2-16. Cost is $35 for members, $50 for non-members. Per class pricing and discounts are available.

The 5K race begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 30. Pre-register at the Salem Community Center for $18 per participant ($25 on race day).

The six-week Fit Kids program starts Nov. 12 with sessions from 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members.

For more information contact 330-332-5885 or wonner@salemcommunitycenter.com.

New Silver Eagle band to perform

COLUMBIANA -The New Silver Eagle band will kick off the holiday season with a country Christmas show at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 at Crown Theater Productions’ Main Street Theater in Columbiana. A free Christmas movie begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Join the family movie club at www.crowntheaterproductions.org to find what is playing. Both events are free. Pictured are band members Monte Sutton, Jeff Tobor, Russ Buchanan, Dave Wilson and Sara Saverko.

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Zion Hill Church holding rummage sale today

COLUMBIANA – The public is invited to a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Zion Hill Church, 14550 New Buffalo Road. Lunch is available.

The rummage sale continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Leetonia High grad/veteran will speak Saturday at library

LEETONIA- Peter Fraser, a 1964 Leetonia High School graduate, will speak about his military service in the Vietnam War and Desert Storm at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Leetonia Community Public Library.

He served 30 years, retiring in 1998, and was trained as a Special Forces medic, serving with the 101st Airborne, 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions. Among his 29 awards and decorations are the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

He has written two books of poetry which are in the library’s collection. There is no registration for this event.

Salem Romanian Leul will host The Banquet in Salem

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.

Next week’s sponsor is the Salem Romanian Leul.

The menu offers chicken noodle soup, roasted pork loin with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce; fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream sundaes.

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

Alliance Community Hospital Aux. hosting ‘Books Are Fun’

ALLIANCE – The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Books Are Fun” fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in conference room 1-A, 200 E. State St.

Emergency management seminar set at Circle of Care

SALEM – Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency Director Luke Newbold will conduct an emergency management seminar at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Circle of Care, 1985 E. Pershing St.

Survival kits and items for special needs will be available. Reservations are requested to Jan Powers, administrator, at 330-332-1588.

ACH’s Community Care Center hosting craft show

ALLIANCE -Alliance Community Hospital’s Community Care Center will hold its annual craft show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the nursing home activity rooms and hallways at 200 E. State St. Maps will be available to all shoppers showing vendor table locations.

Every shopper who visits each vendor will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Cookies and Milk with Santa benefits Making Kids Count

WARREN – The Cake Boutique at 4248 N. River Road NE is hosting its annual Cookies and Milk with Santa event from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. The event is free. Those attending are asked to bring a new, unused toy to be donated to Making Kids Count.

Making Kids Count Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes that every child deserves to feel special, regardless of circumstances.

MKC has three core areas: school support, little extras, and parental assistance. Through these, MKC has a number of programs that enables them to further its charitable purpose including hosting birthday parties for children in shelters, providing gifts for patients at Akron Children’s Hospital, giving new mothers newborn baby bundles to help with some of the beginning necessities, helping local schools by bringing in volunteers, a back to school program, a diaper bank, etc.

Making Kids Count is currently operating programs in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula County. For more information or to volunteer visit www.makingkidscount.org.

Craft show on Saturday will benefit the Outreach Center

GREENFORD – A craft show with over 30 vendors and a Chinese auction will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the former South Range Middle School gym, 7600 W. South Range Road.

Proceeds benefit the Outreach Center. Refreshments are available.

Franklin Township Firefighters hosting public spaghetti dinner

SUMMITVILLE – The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Cost is $6 for ages 12 and up, and free for 11 and under. Carryouts are available.

Calla Community Church will honor veterans during service

CANFIELD – Calla Community Church at 6482 W. Calla Road will honor veterans of family and friends of its church family with a dedication of a veterans plaque and service ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

To honor these veterans of war and peace a plaque containing their names, military branch of service and years served will be dedicated and placed in the church vestibule. Chairwoman Gail Owens will read the names on the plaque. The playing of taps by trumpeter Ed Schlegel follows.

Historical Society honoring vets

SALEM – In recognition of Veterans Day and emphasis on soldiers, the Salem Historical Society program for Nov. 12 will feature “Medal of Honor recipients of Columbiana County.”

Area resident Derek Coffee will display include individual citations, gravesite photos, qualifications to receive the medal and information regarding these individuals.

Since childhood, Coffee has had history instilled in him from his grandparents as he has a rich legacy.

His paternal grandparents were descendants of General John Coffee, Civil War Hero and Congressman who defeated Edwin Stanton in his bid.

The World War I training camp in Alabama is named for him as are Coffee counties in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.

He has memberships the Salem Historical Society, Winona Area Historical Society, where he serves as president, 398th Bomb Group Association, and life member of NRA. He is also active in the First Christian Church, where he recently headed the 150th anniversary yearlong celebration.

The 7 p.m. meeting is open to the public at the Dale Shaffer Library’s meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave.

For information call 330-337-8514. Serving as greeter is Steve Faber.

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SAVNA conducting ‘drive-thru’ flu clinic

SALEM – Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association’s “drive-thru” flu clinic is open from 1 to 3 p.m. today and Nov. 13 at 718 E. Third St., weather-permitting.

In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be held inside. Cost is $25. SAVNA will bill Medicare Part B or Anthem Senior Advantage Products (YRA, YRE, YRI and YRS prefixes only). Insurance cards are needed. Appointments for homebound clients may be made by calling 330-332-9986.

East Palestine juniors holding carnival

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine Junior Class will host its annual carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the East Palestine Middle School gym.

There will be a clown, carnival games, a Bounce Around, cotton candy, face painting, etc.

Admission is $5 for a family which includes eight game tickets. Individual admission is $2 that includes four game tickets.

Additional tickets are four for $1. Carnival games are one ticket each and the Bounce Around takes four tickets. This fundraiser helps support the EP Class of 2015.

Antique Tractor Assoc. hosting banquet

ALLIANCE – The Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association is hosting its awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mile Branch Grange Hall, 495 Knox School Road, for the 2013 tractor pull season held at the grange this past summer. Plaques will be awarded to the top three pullers in each class. Dinner will be provided to the pullers, family and friends by the grange. There will also be door prizes and a raffle. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-277-7581.

Parent-teachers conferences planned at EP

EAST PALESTINE – East Palestine High School and Middle School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 1:15 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26.

Parents are encouraged to call the high school at 330-426-5400 or the middle school at 330-426-9451 to schedule a conference. Students will be released at 12:55 p.m. that day.

Meals of Wheels hosting Oglebay bus trip

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Meals on Wheels program is planning a bus trip to Oglebay Park on Nov. 30, sponsored by Sitler’s Flowers.

The bus leaves at 2 p.m. from Gad-A-Bout Tours on Route 14. Cost is $75 which includes a buffet dinner and the light show. All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. For reservations call 330-482-0366 before Nov. 18.

Columbiana Christmas Parade is Nov. 22

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to the 12th annual Columbiana Christmas Parade, in conjunction with the city’s annual “Christmas in Columbiana.”

The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and moves out from the Columbiana Cadillac dealer on the corner of Railroad Street and South Main. This year’s theme is “The Joy of Christmas is Shining in the Night.” Prior to the parade, music will be provided by Heartland Middle School Choir.

Free hot chocolate will be served on the square provided by Gamma Eta Sorority. The event includes merchant open houses, a live nativity at the Main Street Theater by First Christian Church, photos at Main Street Theater and a free concert by the New Silver Eagle Band.

For additional information contact the chamber at 330-482-3822 or www.columbianachamber.com.

Way Station accepting dinner reservations

COLUMBIANA – The Way Station, a faith based, non-profit social service ministry, has begun taking reservations for its annual Thanksgiving dinner.

The dinner begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at St. Jude Catholic Church on Seventh Street. Reservations are requested by calling the Way Station at 330-482-5072.

Dinner consists of a variety of donations from McDonald’s, Das Dutch Haus, Dutch Village Inn, Rita’s, The Hen House and individuals who will be baking desserts, preparing turkeys, and donating items needed for the dinner.

There is still a need for canned corn, desserts, butter, sugar-free desserts, volunteers to wash dishes and pack up leftovers. To volunteer call the Way Station.

Concealed carry class scheduled Saturday

SALEM – A one-day concealed carry class taught by a National Rifle Association certified pistol instructor will be held Saturday at the Salem Hunting Club.

Pre-registration is required. Private firearm safety classes are also offered. Additional information is available at 330-332-9847 or www.salemhuntingclub.com.

Salem Preservation Society program set

SALEM The Salem Preservation Society is offering an “Identifying Architectural Styles” program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free.

Dr. Donna DeBlasio, director of the Center for Historic Preservation and professor at Youngstown State University, will speak to owners of homes and commercial property and those with an interest in architecture. She will cover building forms, construction, and materials that contribute to style and tips to guide repair and restoration efforts.

A question and answer session follows. Refreshments will be served. For information call 330-337-7225.

Benefit for cancer victim is Nov. 16

LAKE MILTON – A benefit for Chuck Ripley, a 1989 Jackson-Milton High School graduate recently diagnosed with colon cancer, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Lake Milton American Legion. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the door. The price includes food, beverage and entertainment. A Chinese auction and 50/50 will also be available. Proceeds will be used to defray some of his medical bills.

For more information or to donate call Dave Tomaino at 330-654-2630. Monetary donations may also be sent to Ripley at 11756 Blott Road, North Jackson 44451.

Public breakfast scheduled at Masonic Bldg.

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.

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

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

Guilford Lake Ruritans hosting 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 Hall on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Food distribution at Bunker Hill Church

SALEM – A Second Harvest Food Bank distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Attendees are to bring baskets and identification.

Presbyterian Church hosting breakfast

NORTH BENTON The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12.

Reservations needed for vets breakfast

LISBON Reservations are due Friday for the veterans’ breakfast at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at McKinley Elementary School, 441 E. Chestnut St. Reservations may be made by calling the office at 330-424-9869.

Swiss steak dinner planned Saturday

EAST ROCHESTER – A Swiss steak dinner to raise funds for East Rochester’s United Methodist Church will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 24754 state Route 30.

The homemade dinner will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Donations are encouraged. Carryouts are available by calling the church at 330-894-2515.

Bazaar set in Deerfield Saturday

DEERFIELD – The 108th Deerfield Cemetery Association Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Deerfield United Methodist Church, 1483 state Route 225. Beef and ham dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meals include mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and beverage. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available.

The bazaar will also include a variety of arts, crafts and a bake sale. The Deerfield Quilters have donated a handmade quilt that will be raffled off at the end of the evening.

Proceeds are used to assist the township with the upkeep of the three cemeteries, Deerfield Cemetery, the first cemetery and final resting place of Rachel Kelly Grant, the grandmother of U. S. President U. S. Grant; Hartzell Cemetery, which had to be moved from the shores of the Mahoning River to higher ground in 1942 to make way for the flood waters of the Berlin Reservoir; and Mottown Cemetery, located on Mahoning Road in the northeast quadrant of the township.

Deerfield residents are asked to contribute desserts, baked goods, arts and crafts and assist in the kitchen and/or dining rooms.

Crestview to honor veterans Monday

COLUMBIANA – Crestview High School and Middle School will be honoring local veterans with a continental-style breakfast and assembly on Monday.

Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by an assembly in the Performing Arts Center to honor those who have served in the armed services. Any veteran who would like to attend is asked to make reservations by calling the high school or middle school offices at 330-482-4744 or 330-482-4648.

Salem Elks Auxiliary plans dinner Nov. 19

SALEM – Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Salem Elk’s Lodge #305 are invited to its “Final Farewell Dinner” and Chinese auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Grillroom. The menu offers Jello salad, Swiss steak and hot ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, rolls, beverages and pumpkin pie. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are due by Nov. 12 to Dorothy Yakubek.

West Branch BOE to meet Wednesday

BELOIT- The West Branch school board will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the high school conference room to consider the second of two resolutions to place a school district income tax on the February ballot and consider any other matters that come before the board.

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Salem Preservation Society program set

SALEM The Salem Preservation Society is offering an “Identifying Architectural Styles” program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free.

Dr. Donna DeBlasio, director of the Center for Historic Preservation and professor at Youngstown State University, will speak to owners of homes and commercial property and those with an interest in architecture. She will cover building forms, construction, and materials that contribute to style and tips to guide repair and restoration efforts. A question and answer session follows. Refreshments will be served. For information call 330-337-7225.

Hunger program kicks off Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN – The Carving Out Hunger program, Charter One’s annual program to raise awareness of hunger and to provide holiday meals to local families in need, kicks off at 10 a.m. Thursday at Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, 2805 Salt Springs Road.

This year, the program will provide $10,000 to the food bank which will pay for more than 1,400 chickens, nearly five tons of food.

Fish fry set at Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall

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 Hall on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Food distribution at Bunker Hill Church

SALEM – A Second Harvest Food Bank distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Attendees are to bring baskets and identification.

Breakfast set at North Benton church

NORTH BENTON The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12.

Concealed carry class offered Saturday

SALEM – A one-day concealed carry class taught by a National Rifle Association certified pistol instructor will be held on Saturday at the Salem Hunting Club. Pre-registration is required. Private firearm safety classes are also being offered. Additional information is available at 330-332-9847 or www.salemhuntingclub.com.

Reservations for veterans’ breakfast due

LISBON Reservations are due Friday for the veterans’ breakfast at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at McKinley Elementary School, 441 E. Chestnut St. Reservations may be made by calling the office at 330-424-9869.

Breakfast set at EP?Moose Lodge

EAST PALESTINE – East Palestine Moose Lodge (Women of the Moose) are holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The menu offers sausage and pancakes or french toast. Cost is $6.

Swiss steak dinner planned Saturday

EAST ROCHESTER – A Swiss steak dinner to raise funds for East Rochester’s United Methodist Church will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 24754 state Route 30. The homemade dinner will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Donations are encouraged. Carryouts are available by calling the church at 330-894-2515.

Bazaar set in Deerfield Saturday

DEERFIELD – The 108th Deerfield Cemetery Association Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Deerfield United Methodist Church, 1483 state Route 225. Beef and ham dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meals include mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and beverage. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available.

The bazaar will also include a variety of arts, crafts and a bake sale. The Deerfield Quilters have donated a handmade quilt that will be raffled off at the end of the evening.

Proceeds are used to assist the township with the upkeep of the three cemeteries, Deerfield Cemetery, the first cemetery and final resting place of Rachel Kelly Grant, the grandmother of U. S. President U. S. Grant; Hartzell Cemetery, which had to be moved from the shores of the Mahoning River to higher ground in 1942 to make way for the flood waters of the Berlin Reservoir; and Mottown Cemetery, located on Mahoning Road in the northeast quadrant of the township.

Deerfield residents are asked to contribute desserts, baked goods, arts and crafts and assist in the kitchen and/or dining rooms.

Crestview to honor veterans Monday

COLUMBIANA – Crestview High School and Middle School will be honoring local veterans with a continental-style breakfast and assembly on Monday. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by an assembly in the Performing Arts Center to honor those who have served in the armed services. Any veteran who would like to attend is asked to make reservations by calling the high school or middle school offices at 330-482-4744 or 330-482-4648.

Salem Elks Auxiliary plans dinner Nov. 19

SALEM – Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Salem Elk’s Lodge #305 are invited to its “Final Farewell Dinner” and Chinese auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Grillroom. The menu offers Jello salad, Swiss steak and hot ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, rolls, beverages and pumpkin pie. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are due by Nov. 12 to Dorothy Yakubek.

West Branch BOE to meet Wednesday

BELOIT- The West Branch school board will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the high school conference room to consider the second of two resolutions to place a school district income tax on the February ballot and consider any other matters that come before the board.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Look Nook Gift Shop st at hospital

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital’s Look Nook Gift Shop’s annual Christmas open house is slated from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Light refreshments will be served. Items available include holiday decor, gifts, hats, scarves, candles, warmers, jewelry, accessories, ornaments, stocking stuffers, Ohio State merchandise and Snoozies! slippers. Shoppers may purchase tickets for a Christmas quilt raffle and enter a free Chinese auction for a chance to win holiday merchandise. A free Christmas ornament is included with any purchase of $15 or more. The Look Nook is located above the hospital’s main lobby, on the second floor. Enter through the Salem Medical Center and take the elevated walkway across State Street.

Craft show set at Salem Hospital

SALEM -Salem Community Hospital’s Charitable Contributions Committee will host its annual craft show and Chinese auction from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the hospital’s cafeteria and private dining room.

A variety of seasonal and everyday crafts made by SCH employees will be available for purchase. The event features a Chinese Auction benefiting local charities, with tickets costing $1 each or six for $5. Top prizes will include an HP Notebook Computer, two gift card baskets valued at $125 each and a $100 Giant Eagle gift card. For more information call Jane Shoemaker at 330-332-7297.

Benefit planned to aid Erica Ford

LISBON – Marissa Paxson is hosting a benefit for Erica Ford.

Paxson said that Ford has lived her entire 30 years in Lisbon, has worked at Giant Eagle in Salem for almost 14 years, is well respected among all who know her for her kind, nurturing, caring, courageous and loving qualities. According to Paxson, on a cold, winter day in January 2013, Ford received a phone call at work that her fiance Kyle Thrasher had been in a car accident. Ford was also a couple months pregnant at the time. Upon arrival to the hospital, her fiance was in a vegetative state. After a month of waiting for changes nothing prevailed, so due to the stress of her fiance’s condition, Ford had the baby eight weeks early. The baby spent two months in the hospital before he was able to come home. Meanwhile her fiance’s condition had not changed. After months of her fiance being moved around to numerous facilities with no improvement, and Ford taking time off work traveling to be with him hoping something would change, he passed away eight months after the accident.

The benefit will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. Nov. 9 at Sundowner’s in Lisbon. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, which includes a meal and beverage. Musical entertainment will be provided by Zach Paxson, along with a 50/50, Chinese auction and door prizes. All proceeds will be used for medical and household bills.

Driver’s Ed starts Nov. 11 at Beaver Local

LISBON – AAA Driver education classes start on Nov. 11 at Beaver Local High School. All area students are eligible to attend. For information call 330-532-2878.

Beaver Twp. Veterans Day program set

NORTH LIMA – The Beaver Township Veterans Day program begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Veterans Memorial (corner of state Route 164 and 165). Vice Admiral John LaPlante, U.S. Navy Retired, will speak. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Beaver Township Fire Station, 601 W. South Range Road. For information call 330-549-9552.

Fundraising recognition planned

BOARDMAN – The Mahoning/Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will recognize individuals, organizations and businesses at its 23rd annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15 at Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St. Registration and a reception starts at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon program at noon.

Awards will be given in eight categories. Among those being honored are: Covelli Enterprises, Special Recognition for Valley Impact; Al and Suzanne Fleming, Outstanding Philanthropists; Gasser Chair Co., Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist; Olivia Helmick, Outstanding Young Philanthropist; DiRusso’s Sausage, Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist; Rita O’Leary, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Aut Mori Grotto, Outstanding Civic Organization.

Tickets for the NPD program are $30 per individual and a table of eight for $240. Checks should be sent to AFP Mahoning/Shenango Chapter, P.O. Box 672, Youngstown, Ohio 44501 with a list of attendees and contact information. Reservations and payment can also be made online at www.afpmash.org. Reservations must be received by Nov. 4. For more information contact NPD Co-chairs Helen Paes at 330-533-3300 or Linda Kostka at 330-702-3000.

Goodwill seeks input with online survey

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has contracted with Youngstown State University to perform a Community Needs Assessment. The results from the Community Needs Assessment will help Goodwill to better serve the community and will provide Goodwill with a better understanding of its strengths and weaknesses.

Goodwill is asking those who live in their service area to help by completing a short online survey. The survey should take five minutes to complete. The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/youngstowngoodwill. A link to the survey can also be found on Goodwill’s website at www.goodwillyoungstown.org. For information about Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries visit www.goodwillyoungstown.org or call 330-759-7921.

Oglebay bus trip to aid Meals on Wheels

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Meals of Wheels program is planning a bus trip to Oglebay Park on Nov. 30, sponsored by Sitler’s Flowers. The bus leaves at 2 p.m. from Gad-A-Bout Tours on Route 14. Cost is $75 which includes a buffet dinner and the light show. All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. For reservations call 330-482-0366 before Nov. 18.

Christmas craft program set in Leetonia

LEETONIA- Linda Durham of Off Main Street in Washingtonville will present a Christmas craft program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Choices include a Santa bottle topper or a wreath. There is a small charge for supplies and enrollment is limited. Register by Nov. 13 by calling 330-427-6635.