Community Happenings

Saxon Retirees to meet March 5

SALEM – The Saxon Retirees will meet on March 5 at the Saxon Club. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a coverdish lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. Reservations may be made by calling 330-533-5154 before Feb. 27.

DARE releases March activity schedule

CANFIELD – Activities are set for Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End which meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road.

March 1: Mardi-Gras party, Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 7:30 p.m.

March 4, 11, 18, 25: Dance class, Judy Conti’s, Austintown, 7 p.m.

March 5, 8, 19, 22: Bowling, Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

March 7: Meet for fish dinner, St. Michael’s Church, Canfield, 6 p.m.

March 12: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

March 14: Meet for Fish Dinner, St. Christine Church, Youngstown, 6 p.m.

March 20: High school picture night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

March 21: Meet for fish dinner, St. Maron’s Church, Youngstown, 6 p.m.

March 28: Card night, Denny’s in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

March 29: Movie Night, Cinema South, 6:30 p.m.

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

R-Weigh weight groups recognize weekly weight-loss winners

SALEM – Winners were recognized when the R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue. A loss of 23 pounds was recorded for the week.

Carol Jules and Nancy Hough were the good losers at the afternoon group. Kay Swanson read the label to the cereal box she displayed stating the healthy fruit and nuts content. Sylvia Eller passed out a cracker chip snack to the members which allowed more chips per the calorie count than other cracker snacks. The winners of the basketball X and O contest for the week was Team One.

Susan Cain and Pauline Zirkle were the good losers at the evening group. Sharon Bigalow and Lisa Jones were the goalies for the week. Patty Hartman announced that group two had a “no gainer” week. Karen Pauline presided at the meeting.

Linda Lude demonstrated and passed out samples of how many chips allowed for the calorie count using fat-free sour cream and salsa for the dip. The winners of the basketball X and O contest for the week was Team Two.

On Monday, members will be paid $1 per pound for their February losses. Members losing four pounds for the month will have their March $10 dues paid.

New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Weingart Cousins meet

SALEM – Birthdays were observed when 11 people recently attended the Weingart Cousins breakfast meeting. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. March 11.

Animal hospital starts memorial fund

COLUMBIANA – Fairfield Animal Hospital has started a “Laurie Wilms Furry Friends Memorial Fund.”

This fund was started to honor the legacy of their late, beloved friend and employee. Wilms had a passion for animals and was dedicated to nurturing and caring for all types of furry and feathered creatures.

With this fund, clients can apply for funds to help defray costs when their pets are having a veterinary medical emergency.

Donations can be made at Fairfield Animal Hospital or at Farmers Bank. For more information contact the hospital at 330-482-9755.

Damascus Garden Club hears about butterflies

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met Feb. 13 in the Canyon Room of the Damascus Friends Church. President Rhonda Mitchell opened the meeting with 13 members present.

Committee reports: Lee Kuentz has mailed the 2013 yearbook for competition.

Conservation: Light Up Damascus Christmas decorations have been put away. Thanks were extended to all who helped.

Community Care: June Wallace and Marty Hollinger did bud vases for the January blood drive. Hollinger will also do the vases for the March blood drive.

Audit: The committee reported the 2013 audit was finished and the books were in good order.

Historian: Carol Kuner is working on organizing the club scrapbook and asked for pictures and news articles.

Sunshine: Members signed a valentine card for Hollinger.

Ways and Means: Peggy Stoffer suggested that the club conduct a yard sale to raise funds.

Old business: Mitchell addressed the question of a donation to the Garden Club of Ohio annual scholarship appeal. Sandy Kilmer motioned to send a contribution, Pat Hoopes seconded, all members approved.

Mitchell reminded the members that March is Seeds of Friendship for Rwanda month.

The Ohio State Land Trust Conservancy funds request tabled from the previous meeting was discussed. It was decided not to proceed with a donation. Kuentz has submitted a schedule for the August flower show to the Garden Club of Ohio. The Pearce House has been reserved for the Aug. 16 show.

Marilyn Wingett proposed that thank-you notes be sent to Ben Metts and Francis Meissner for providing electricity for the post office garden Christmas lights. Kilmer motioned to include a donation toward the cost of the electricity which was approved.

New business: Kilmer discussed the plans for the March program at Miller’s greenhouse. Members are reminded to bring containers to the session. She will contact members later with more details. Hoopes suggested that for June’s National Garden Week observation club members each create a container of yellow flowers that would be donated to various Damascus merchants for display.

Members accepted Marcia Clark’s application for membership and hope to welcome her at the March meeting. Wingett requested that members bring bagged candy to the March meeting for the Damascus Center Community Park Easter Egg Hunt.

The post office garden’s renovation project was discussed. Mitchell said that the work could be considered a multi-year project and that members should think about plans of improvement at the garden.

Mitchell closed the meeting and introduced speaker Jim Nero, a naturalist, master gardener, and author. His program “Bring Back the Butterflies” informed the members about the special plight of the monarch butterfly.

Hostess for the meeting was Val Knoedler and co-hostesses were Hilda Spack and Kuentz.

Damascus Ruritan Club learns of tax changes

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Ruritan Club met Feb. 13 with 26 members and a guest. A ham and scalloped potato dinner with homemade cherry pie was prepared and served by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church.

Secretary John Coldsnow announced the members birthdays and anniversaries.

Roy Johnson introduced Earl Trimmer, CPA, member of the West Branch School Board and Alliance Fire Department who spoke about tax filings and tax changes.

Lori Wallace reported the January blood drive went well, receiving 34 pints of blood from community donors. The blood drives are co-sponsored six times each year by the Beloit, Damascus, and Goshen Center Ruritan Clubs. The next drive runs from 1 to 7 p.m. March 18 at the church.

Raphael Oliveira and Vice President Nick Morrison serving as dinner co-chairmen, passed out tickets and work sheets for the club’s upcoming 49th annual Spring Swiss steak dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 15 at the West Branch High School cafeteria. Tickets are per-sale at $9.50 or $10 at the door. Children 12 and under half-price, under 6 free. Carryouts are available. All members are encouraged to sell advance tickets and to do their part to help prepare and to serve the dinner. Proceeds from the dinner help support the scholarships to be awarded in May. The West Branch Area Ladies Ruritan Club will hold a bake sale during the evening.

Prospective new member guest night is April 10. Each member is asked to seek out a prospective new member to bring with them.

President Rick Bell announced the annual Ohio District Spring Banquet will be held April 12 at the Amish Door Banquet Center in Wilmot. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 per person. Reservation must be in by April 1. Ruritan National President Elliott Hogge and his wife Sandra from Hayes, Va. will attend.

Club members will be soliciting ads from area businesses for the spring banquet booklet, which are due to Rich Burton by March 1.

The club will be serving the West Branch FFA Banquet, date to be announced, and the Goshen High School alumni banquet on June 14, both at the West Branch High School cafeteria. The Social Development Committee will soon be reviewing the scholarship applications to determine who the students will be to receive the scholarships the club will be awarding again this year, including the Ruritan National Foundation “Build Your Dollar Scholarship.”

The speaker for the March 13 meeting will be someone from the Mahoning County Air Quality Control Department.

Members voted to again sponsor the grand champion chicken at the Columbiana County Fair in August and made a donation again to the Special Olympics.

Community Happenings

Lone Rangers meet

SALEM – The Lone Rangers 4-H Club met Jan. 12 with 48 members in attendance and three guests. Members selected their shirts for the year. The juniors will be doing a hunting and sporting basket.

Historical society dance set

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance is open to the public from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 S. Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult.

Masons to host buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 22 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.

Music study club to meet

SALEM – Unless canceled due to inclement weather, the Salem Music Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the parlor of the Education Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

The club was organized in 1924 in Salem, and federated with the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1925. The club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs. This month’s theme is “So Many Colors.” The chairmen for the program, which follows the brief meeting, are Sally Bricker and Ila Paxson. Planning the spring district meeting will be discussed in detail as well.

Abe Lincoln to visit Deerfield

DEERFIELD – Deerfield Historical Society’s “An Afternoon with President and Mrs. Lincoln” begins at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 225. Doors open at 2 p.m. A soup and salad supper follows. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations may be made with checks payable to the Deerfield Historical Society and mailed to Bill Westover, 2242 state Route 225, Deerfield, Ohio 44411. For more information call 330-654 2199.

Quilt group to meet

CANFIELD – That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Fair Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s program will be dedicated to making the annual raffle quilt. Members are asked to bring their sewing machines and supplies. Fabric and patterns will be provided. The group is open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley, including all skill levels. For membership information call president Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently at the Bailey residence. New members, Sally Hays, Carol and Arthur W. “Bill” Speece were obligated by the county deputies, Linda and Rodney Brown.

Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program, February Happenings: When it comes to holidays, Feb. 8 has a little something for everyone. Not only is it Boy Scout Day, Kite Flying Day and Smile Day, it’s also Laugh and Get Rich Day. Sally Hays offered, “Laugh and Get Rich!”

Valentine poems, “Wherever I May Go” was read by Clyde Zepernick; “Special People,” Sally Hays; “Special Connections,” Carol Speece; “Valentine Smile,” Bill Speece; “Valentine Treasurer,” Linda Brown; “Valentine’s Day Reminds Me,” Bailey; “If Valentine’s Day Did Not Exist,” Rodney Brown. Several special Valentine’s Day quotes were read, including “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurt,” by Charles Dickens. Each member received Reeses peanut butter heart candies. Lunch and fellowship followed. Pomona Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Feb.17 at Unity Grange.

R-Weigh groups gather

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 20 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers at the afternoon group were Kay Swanson, Nancy Hough and Joyce Sanders. JoAnne Bogdan was the goalie of the week. Sylvia Eller, Sandy McGarr and Sue Carver passed out St. Valentine’s treats. Patty Mills presented a program on the shelf life of everyday pantry staples. Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting stating that “Knowledge is power.” Colleen Wafler did a demonstration showing a visual aid representing a pound of fat versus a pound of muscle and explained how muscle takes up less room than fat and ways to help burn the fat and build muscle.

Good losers at the evening meeting were Rita Cecil, Barb Smith, Nancy Stryffeler, Pauline Zirkle and Susan Cain. Lisa Jones was the goalie of the week. A new X and O basketball contest begins next week at both groups. The “Lose 4 pounds for February heart month and get your March dues paid” contest ends on Feb. 24. New members are welcome. For information call 330-332-1078.

West Point Lions honored

WEST POINT – President Pat Tressler welcomed twenty four members and two guests to the West Point Lions Club meeting on Feb 3. Guests were Past District Governor John Woodside from the Jackson Township Lions Club and his wife Midge. He presented Past President Rhonda Farmer with a pin award for having a net growth in club membership while she was in office. He also presented the club with a Club Excellence Award for 2013 and a second pin to Farmer as she was the president when the award was earned. Woodside explained the possible changes that may occur with the state of Ohio’s redistricting plans. Redistricting will be voted on by club delegates at the district and state conventions.

Marie Amato announced that the annual tea party is April 21. This party is part of the club’s membership drive and allows potential new members to hear about the club. Farmer is working to set a date for the spring rabies clinic. Dolly Campbell is collecting used glasses. Marlene Corbisello won the 50/50. Lunch was provided by members Linda Lindner and Corbisello. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Agatha’s Church.

Alliance hospital, heart association to offer women’s seminar

ALLIANCE – In honor of American Heart Month, Alliance Community Hospital and the American Heart Association are collaborating to help Alliance go red for women’s heart health. “Alliance Goes Red: An Evening for Women” is designed to empower the community, especially women, with the knowledge and tools they need to make positive lifestyle changes to help reduce their risk of heart disease. The free event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Alliance High School. Reservations may be made by calling 330-596-7575 no later than Feb. 18.

The panel of physicians will include: Amber Somerville, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology; John Prodafikas, M.D., cardiology; and Ashraf Ahmed, M.D., Internal medicine. Light refreshments and giveaways will also be provided. For more information go to or the hospital’s Facebook page.

Benefit dinner slated at Salem Eagles

SALEM – A benefit for Gary Bryan will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the back room at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884N. Ellsworth Ave. Bryan passed away Dec. 30 following a lengthy battle with diabetes. He had no life insurance. Proceeds from the benefit will be used by the family to help pay his final expenses.

The menu offers penne rigatoni, meatballs, salad, bread and beverages. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carryouts are available. There also will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, and a bake sale.

Donations are welcome for the bake sale and Chinese auction. For more information or to donate call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169 or Steve Bryan at 330-429-7040.

Pre-hospital care association’s dinner, dance set

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Pre-Hospital Care Association’s third annual scholarship dinner dance will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. March 8 at the Links at Firestone.

Carved sirloin, roasted chicken, red-skinned potatoes, cavatelli, broccoli and cheese, salad and dessert will be served. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $50 per couple in advance, $60 at the door; table of four couples, in advance, $200.

The deadline for early discount pricing is Feb. 21.

For more information or tickets call Amy Ziccardi at 330-921-9650 or Kelli Harding at 330-692-1427.

Community Happenings

SHS ’57 girls to meet for lunch

SALEM – Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Feb. 20 at Annabell’s restaurant.

SHS Class of ’71 to have breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1971 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Adele’s Place.

Salem UCT 590 to meet Feb. 12

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

SARW to meet for lunch Thursday

SALEM – Salem Area Retired Workers are invited to a lunch meeting at noon Thursday in the clubhouse at Lincoln Place Apartments.

Busy Bees 4-Hers to meet Tuesday

GREENFORD – The Greenford Busy Bees 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenford Bobcat Space Center on state Route 165. All youth ages 5 to 18 are invited. For more information contact Terri Dance at 330-533-7960 or Shirley Kellgreen at 330-540-5487.

Garden club kicks off 2014

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met at the home of hostess Sandy Kilmer for its January meeting. Thirteen members were present to begin 2014’s activities which marks the 61st year of the club’s operation. Marcia Clark was welcomed as a guest. Co-hostesses were Rhonda Mitchell, Peggy Stoffer, Val Knoedler, Marcia Spack and Lee Kuentz.

Kilmer presented and reviewed the club’s 2014 yearbook. The theme for the year’s activities is “ABC’s The Alphabet Soup of Gardening.” The club will undertake two special projects for the year: the restoration of the Damascus Post Office garden and the Damascus Garden Club Flower Show scheduled for Aug. 16.

A note from past president Marilyn Wingett was read. A thank-you from Dave Wingett, past president of the Damascus Ruritan Club, was also read. He expressed his appreciation to the club for providing the table decorations for the Ruritan’s December dinner. A note from the Damascus Ruritan Club was read. The club also expressed its appreciation for the donated table decorations.

Committee reports: Awards: Pat Hoopes will send in the club’s 2013 press book for consideration. Conservation: Knoedler discussed the need to take down the outside Christmas decorations which Mitchell started doing so on Jan. 10. Community Care: Wingett reported that Marty Hollinger will provide the bud vases for the January Red Cross blood drive at the Damascus United Methodist Church. Sunshine: Members are reminded to contact Darlene Lane if they know of a member who should be sent a greeting.

Old business: The sign announcing Light Up Damascus that was displayed in Betty Bircher’s yard for the season will be stored by Wingett.

New business: Kilmer motioned to make a donation to the Damascus Friends Church for their printing of the 2014 yearbook which was approved. A discussion about how to finance the club’s yearbook was held. Kilmer referenced Article V, Section 2 of the by-laws. The possibility of a finance committee focusing on the cost of preparing and printing the yearbook was brought up. It was decided that the issue be tabled until later. Wingett informed the members of the Beech Creek Garden Symposium events to be held Feb. 15.

Hoopes presented January’s program titled “Air-An Environmental Quiz.” A luncheon followed. The next meeting is Feb. 13 at the Damascus Friends Church.

R-Weigh groups reward winners

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 38 pounds was recorded for the week. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and did a program on “Make Nuts Your Smart Snacking Choice” and eat the “Five Age Fighting Foods.” Shirley Dias presented Helen Baker and Joyce Sanders with the monetary good loser award and Patty Miles with the goalie of the week award. Sandy McGarr recorded the minutes and Sylvia Eller collected the monthly dues. Francie Tuel introduced Nancy Hough as a new member.

Heffinger presided at the evening meeting and Barb Smith did an eye opening program on fat cells vs muscles cells and a group discussion followed. Wilma Grams recorded the minutes and Patty Pim collected the monthly dues.

Patty Hartman and Ruth Miller presented Donna Greenamyer, Rita O’Lenic, Susan Cain and Pauline Zirkle with the monetary good loser awards. Jennifer Walker reached her one-fourth way to goal and received a monetary award. Diane Hart did the measurements and will do them on the first Monday of each month. Heffinger announced at both meetings that all members losing 4 net pounds and goals 5 pounds below goal on Feb. 24 for the month of February will receive their March $10 dues paid. A new contest with members’ Feb. 10 weight will start Feb. 17 through March 10. Details will be given next week. New members and rejoining members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Community Happenings

SHS Class of ’69 reunion committee set

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1969’s 45th-year class reunion committee plans to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Italian Club on Penn Avenue.

The monthly luncheon and birthday recognition begins at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at BB Rooners.

SHS?Class of ’68 to meet for dinner

SALEM – Members of the Salem High School Class of 1968 plan to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Ricky’s English Pub.

SHS Class of ’56 to meet for lunch

SALEM – The monthly luncheon for the Salem High School Class of 1956 is slated from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS Class of ’54 to plan reunion

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1954’s reunion planning meeting begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Salem High School Alumni Office on East State Street. For more information call Marge Potts 330-332-0947.

Historical society Monday dance slated

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society’s first Monday dance is slated from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Admission is $3 per person. The public is welcome. Refreshments are available for purchase.

AASC to host Valentine’s Day dance

ALLIANCE – The public is invited to a Valentine’s Day dance featuring the Rex Taneri Orchestra on Feb. 14 at the Alliance Area Senior Center, 602 W. Vine St. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $14 per person or $7 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance by calling 330-821-3348.

R-Weigh groups hold weekly meetings

SALEM – The R-Weigh groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the First Friends Church. Linda Green was welcomed as a new member at the afternoon meeting. Joyce Sanders, Sylvia Eller and Francie Tuel each received $2 for losing over the four weeks of no meetings because of the holidays and bad weather. Carol Jules and Annie Katz each received $1 for staying the same. JoAnne Bogdan, secretary pro-temp recorded the minutes, Eller collected the dues, Shirley Dias and Roni Fauver did the weight recording. Gerry Heffinger presided at the meeting and presented a program on “Questions Have Amazing Answers.” Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Heffinger appointed Pauline as leader and Barb Smith as co-leader for the evening group. Heffinger will continue to be the silent leader. Wilma Grams recorded the minutes, Patty Pim did the treasury, Dias, Ruth Miller, Diane Hart, Patty Hartman and Janel Anderson did the weight recording. Starting out the first meeting of 2014, Peggy Kurtz’s inspiration for the week was “You Have the Power to Make This Your Best Year Yet.” Smith’s program asked a member, “How do you know when you are losing weight?” and that member in turn asked another until all the members responded.

Attending the first meeting of 2014 and losing were Beverly Armitage, Grams, Hart, Smith, Nancy Stryffeler, Colleen Wafler, Peggy Kurtz, Linda Lude, Jesse Rea and each received $2. Birdie Reinhart, Doris Senior, Patty Pim, Lois Wood, Jo Carol Gray, Lisa Jones, Angie Reichle and Miller stayed the same and received $1. New members are welcome with no charge for visiting. For more information call Reichle at 330-332-1078. A loss of 46 pounds was recorded for the week at the Jan. 20 meeting. Good losers at the afternoon group were Gloria Judy and Sandy McGarr. Bogdan was the goalie for the week. Heffinger did a program on “Read the Food Labels.” She said compare the ingredients used in same name products and buy the ones that have healthy ingredients instead of fake ones. Deepest sympathy was extended to goal member Peggy Kurtz and her family for the sudden loss of her daughter, Beverly Armitage, who was also a current member at the evening group. Susan Cain, Donna Greenamyer and Jeri Hefner were the good losers for the week. Sharon Bigalow reached her goal weight and is a recap goal member. Barb Smith did a program on “Reproduction of Fat Cells and how they Multiply.” The 2014 slogan at both groups is “You have the power to lose, make 2014 your best losing year yet.”

Lisbon music club to sponsor ‘Music Man’

LISBON – The Lisbon Music Study Club will sponsor a benefit performance of Stage Left Players’ Youth Production of “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. The event was previously scheduled for Feb. 6, but must be rescheduled due to weather-related events.

Club members are selling tickets for the preview showing at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Proceeds go toward the club’s music scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from club members, at 330-831-7249 or

Charity auction to benefit WB athletics

BELOIT – West Branch is hosting a charity auction fundraiser to benefit athletics at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 in the high school auditorium. Anyone wishing to donate or advertise is asked to email (subject heading: auction) or call 330-938-4455. There are already several desirable items including a guided pheasant hunting trip and tour offered by Sunrise Farms, group passes to SkyMax, senior picture packages by Street Style Photography, Harley-Davidson articles by Thunder HD, Cleveland Browns and Cavs autographed memorabilia, Pittsburgh Steelers and Mount Union gear, Mountaineer Casino overnight golf and gaming get-aways, spa packages, gift cards, gift baskets, electronics, etc.

Admission is free and all forms of payment, including credit cards, will be accepted. The event is organized by the reigning Northeastern Buckeye Conference Champion West Branch Girls’ Track Team. The auction will be conducted by Kiko Auctions.

Tables now available for Women’s Night Out

SALEM – Sponsorship, advertising, vendor tables are now available for the Salem Community Center’s fifth annual Women’s Night Out on March 19. The event centers around information, products and services for females of all ages who want to learn ways to take better care of their bodies, minds and improve upon their lifestyles. Last year’s event was sold out. Approximately 400 women are expected to attend this year.

To ensure a successful night of information and entertainment, area businesses are encouraged to become a sponsor, advertiser and/or vendor. All proceeds from this event will benefit the operation of the newly added SCC Childrens Fitness Center. For more information about the event and to find out when you can purchase your tickets call 330-332-5885 or stop by the front desk.

Cook family to host Valentine’s pizza party for seniors

SALEM – The Donald R. Cook family is inviting seniors age 55 and over to a Valentine’s Pizza Party from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Wedgewood Pizza in Salem. This event includes free pizza, beverage, giveaways, door prizes and “Pass the Love of Valentine’s” game. Reservations are required and limited to the first 30 who call 330-337-7674.

Medusa Band Showcase set for April 6

YOUNGSTOWN- The Medusa Recording Institute will host its Medusa Band Showcase at 2 p.m. April 6 at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road, Brookfield. It is an all ages event and any band that performs original music is welcome to register to perform.

There is no cost for bands to enter the showcase. To be eligible to perform, the band will be selected by a drawing.

Call 234-855-1800 for information about registering a band.

The winning band will be awarded four concert tickets to Motley Crue compliments of WNCD-Clearchannel, a Wuhan 16-inch China Cymbal from the Drum Smith in Struthers, music video provided by DP?Visual Media, three songs recorded at Medusa Recording Institute and a music instrument accessory package courtesy of Guitar Center.