Community Happenings

Salem High School ’43 to meet

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Adele’s Place.

United High School ’61 to meet

HANOVERTON – Members of United Local High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Friendly Squares hosts ’50s dance

NILES – Salem area residents enjoyed chili and desserts when the Friendly Squares of Niles hosted a 50s theme dance on Jan. 11. Leading the way was Elvis (also known as Tom Montgomery). For more information call 330-506-3370.

SRMC auxiliary to hold meeting

SALEM – The Salem Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will meet at 9:30 am. Feb. 13 in the small dining room in the back of the hospital cafeteria. Speaker Audrey Null, executive director of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Salem City Update.” The public is invited.

Speaker Peter Apicella M.D., will present “3T Open MRI” at the auxiliary’s next meeting at 9:30 a.m. March 13 in the cafeteria.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 25 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.

Deerfield Historical Society dance set

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14 featuring live music for dancing. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per person. All proceeds benefit the society’s projects.

Butler Grange talks resolutions

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey gave a synopsis of an article “New York City – A city only a columnist could love.”

Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: January Happenings, asking if anyone made New year’s Resolutions. None, except “to have a healthy new year!” Attendees were advised to share your joy by greeting everybody with funny New Year quotes, including, “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” Winter poems included: January was read by Carol Speece; “The Snowman” was read by Sally Hays and “Wintertime” by Bill Speece.

Quilt group to meet Tuesday

CANFIELD – That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Fair Park. Doors will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. for members to work on charity quilts. Julie Kerner from “With Needle in Hand Needlework Shop” in Boardman will speak. The project is a small Valentine cat made from felt and embroidered and beaded. Members who didn’t sign up for the class at the December meeting and would like a kit are asked to call Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532. The basic kit price is $9. Members must bring a basic sewing kit (pins, scissors, paper scissors), and task light if needed. Needles are included in the kit.

Heartland Christian pasta dinner slated

COLUMBIANA The Heartland Christian School Missions Team is serving a pasta dinner from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the dining commons at the school before the homecoming game. Eat-in or carryouts are available. Donations will be accepted. The menu offers bowtie, angel hair and fettucine pasta, marinara, meat and Alfredo sauces, salad, rolls, beverages and dessert.

Community Happenings

Former phone operators to meet

SALEM – Ohio Bell-AT&T Ladies will meet for lunch at noon Jan. 16 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

La Leche League to hold meeting

LISBON – The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. The discussion topic will be “The Benefits of Breastfeeding.” All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome.

For more information call 330-821-2585, 330-420-0822, 330-406-0053 or visit

R-Weigh groups reward winners

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups will have a “welcome new members and returning drop out members” at the 1 and 5 p.m. meetings on Monday, Jan. 13, at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

R-Weigh is a successful non-profit weight losing group with monies paid in going back to members paying $1 per pound for their weight losses plus incentive monies to lose weight. R-Weigh suggests using the healthy exchange eating plan, portion control and group therapy. Weigh-ins are at 1 to 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon group and 5 to 6 p.m. at the evening group. Visitors are welcome at any meeting at no cost. For more information call 330-332-1078 or 330-337-6889.

Y’town Shrine Club sets Pigskin Classic

NORTH LIMA -The Youngstown Shrine Club will host the 23rd annual Pigskin Classic at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the club’s main hall at 1735 W. South Range Road (state Route 165). The public is invited and encouraged to attend this year’s event that will feature Northeast Ohio Beer Taste comprising the finest beers from select northeastern Ohio Brewers. Tickets are $25. Attendees will sample numerous beers and live entertainment, a buffet dinner as well as be able to participate in numerous football theme drawings and raffles throughout the evening.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available to interested individuals and/or businesses. The deadline for sponsorship requests is Jan. 24. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Chalet Premier. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended; limited tickets will be available at the door.

Salem Masons to host breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 25 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.

Salem Rotary Foundation names officers

SALEM- The trustees of the Salem Rotary Foundation met on Jan. 7 to reorganize. Welcomed for returning three-year terms were Geoffrey S. Goll and Shelby Mingus.

Officers elected to serve the Salem Rotary Foundation for 2014-15 were George W.S. Hays, president; Mingus, vice president; Frank A. Zamarelli Jr., treasurer; and Goll, secretary.

During 2013 the foundation distributed gifts to the Help Hotline Crisis Center, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County and sponsored three high school students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar.

Gifts were received by the foundation in memory of Carolyn Cleveland, Norman G. Weingart, Polly W. Kendall, Paul L. Mollenkopf, Marion K. Apple and Lois Hickey Peters. The foundation also received financial contributions in honor of Mary Winch-Korff and Goll.

Memorial bricks will be installed in the Salem Community Center Memorial walkway to recognize Kendall, past President Robert S. McCullough Jr., past President Richard Jones and Ruth A. Abbuhl.

In appreciation for tangible and significant assistance given to further the goals of the foundation, Alexandra Apicella, Taylor Zamarelli and Lucia Fraser were inducted into the Bryce W. Kendall Society of the Salem Rotary Foundation.

The foundation’s assets have grown to more than $230,000 which supports the Salem Rotary Foundation’s mission of extending Rotary’s commitment to the local community and for worldwide needs. The purpose of the foundation is to promote and foster the ideals of Rotary International, based on the Four Way Test, and to provide charitable gifts to those who practice these ideals. Special emphasis is given to local, community, vocational youth and international service, without regard to race, age, sex, religious origin or geographical boundaries.

The trustees of the foundation are Hays, Mingus, Zamarelli, Alma Apicella, Mark C. Flake IV, Dr. Peter Apicella and Goll.

Public donations to the foundation may be mailed to P.O. Box 1244, Salem Ohio 44460.

Community Happenings

Salem HS Class of ’53 to meet for lunch

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon Jan. 9 at BB Rooners.

Compassionate Friends to meet Monday

SALEM A Compassionate Friends meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave.

Leetonia HS Class of ’51 to meet for breakfast

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

Salem HS Class of ’67 to host social Jan. 15

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1967’s social/dinner begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the back room at Ricky’s English Pub.

Leetonia HS Class of ’49 to meet for lunch

LEETONIA -Members of the Leetonia High School Class of 1949 are invited to lunch at noon Jan. 8 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Electric Furnace former workers to meet

SALEM – Electric Furnace retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Sebring American Legion Ladies Auxiliary meets

SEBRING – Members of the Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently for their monthly meeting and annual Christmas party. A brief business session followed. The January Legion’s breakfast will benefit the auxiliary for the 2014 Children’s Christmas party. Workers are needed for the breakfast.

The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 12. There is no meeting in January.

Leetonia Ruritans hold Christmas dinner

LEETONIA – Leetonia Ruritans held its annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 10 at the Roadhouse in Unity with 14 members and 12 guests present. The club will sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Leetonia boys basketball home games.

JoAnn Fields presented Bob Campbell with the club’s “Ruritan of the Year” plaque.

Youngstown Area Weavers Guild to meet Wednesday

CANFIELD – “Roc Day” will be observed when Youngstown Area Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at Canfield Fairgrounds’ Colonial Inn. Attendees are reminded to bring a ball of yarn DK weight or better, 24 yards long, to make a wrist distaff, a food to share, and a portable project to work on. Guest are welcome. For information call 330-799-5836 or 330-534-9524.

Damascus Garden Club installs officers for 2014

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., held its December meeting at the home of Peggy Stoffer. Sandy Kilmer and Marcia Spack served as co-hostesses. The meeting was opened by President Marilyn Wingett and thirteen members were in attendance. The minutes for November’s meeting were read and approved with two corrections. The treasurer’s report was approved. June Wallace reported on the cost of the centerpieces the club created for the Ruritan Christmas Dinner. Wingett presented receipts for projects the club sponsored at the Auburn Center and said she was covering the costs. Treasurer Hilda Spack inquired about the audit committee for the 2013 audit. The 2014 audit committee will conduct the audit. Hilda Spack was thanked for her many years of service as the club’s treasurer.

Committee reports: Marilyn Wingett extended thanks to all committee chairs for their work throughout the year. Awards: the awards for which the club may compete were reviewed. Conservation: Val Knoedler and Peggy Stoffer have done some further clean-up in the post office garden. Community Care: Wallace was thanked for supplying bud vases for the November Damascus community blood drive. Sunshine: a card for Mary Hollinger was signed by the members. Telephone: Wallace reported on the welfare and progress of several members. Holiday Ideas: Rhonda Mitchell thanked all who had helped with Christmas decorations at the Pearce House and the post office garden and those who helped create the Ruritan table centerpieces.

Old business: Wingett thanked all the club members for their support and teamwork through 2013. Wallace motioned and Kilmer seconded that the cost of materials for the Ruritan dinner table decorations be covered by the club; all approved.

New business: The issue of receipt of the National Gardener magazine was discussed. The member who is the current year’s president should be the recipient. Wingett shared pictures of various club events of the past year and encouraged members to attend Garden Club of Ohio events. Donations of canned goods, food pantry money, and toys were collected from the members.

Kilmer motioned that the food pantry money and canned goods be donated to the Damascus Friends Church and the toys go to the Toys for Tots collection at Custom Detailing. Peggy Stoffer seconded the motion and all approved. Wallace motioned that the club donate funds to the Damascus Friends Church in appreciation of the club’s use of their facilities for the year. Marcia Spack seconded and all approved. A gift was presented to Wingett in appreciation of her leadership in 2013.

Wingett, with the assistance of several club members, installed the new officers for 2014. They are President, Rhonda Mitchell, First Vice President Kilmer; Second Vice President, Peggy Stoffer; Treasurer Wallace; and Secretary Marcia Spack.

The program for December was a silent auction.