State Route 517 work delayed

EAST FAIRFIELD — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that state Route 517 will not be closed next week as planned just west of East Fairfield in Columbiana County for two culvert replacements. This work was to be completed by ODOT’s maintenance crew Tuesday through Thursday between Signal Road and Raley Road.

YSU students to present Model Knesset

YOUNGSTOWN — Fourteen students in Youngstown State University’s Israeli politics class will present a Model Knesset, a simulation of Israel’s parliament, from 5 to 8 p.m. April 25 in the Ohio Room at Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Each participating student will represent an Israeli party in a coalition-building exercise. Local students involved in presenting the simulation are political science majors: Jeffrey Bash and Taylor Christian, both of Salem, and Dylan Edwards of Columbiana.

Drive-thru chicken pot pie supper set

GREENFORD — Greenford Lutheran Church will host a drive-thru chicken pot pie supper from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 29. Adult dinners are $9 and include a large slice of chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, applesauce and fruit pie for dessert. Children portions are $4.50. To order a whole pot pie for $20 call 330-533-5324 and leave your name, phone number, number of pot pies you want, baked or unbaked. The church is located at 7450 W. South Range Road (Route 165).

“Wine and Wildlife” fundraiser planned

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center will host its annual “Wine and Wildlife” fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 29 at the center. The evening will feature deluxe hors d’oeuvres, chocolate desserts and the opportunity to taste a variety of Ohio wines. Guests will get the first look at the newly designed Beaver Creek Room and a “sneak preview” of the work in progress in the newly added future North American Room.

Proceeds from the event help fund the programs at the center. Reservations are required by contacting Karen Henry at 330-932-0908. A monetary donation to the center is requested to attend this event.

Lepper Library to hold book sale

LISBON — Lepper Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 and 6. Prices are: hardbacks, 50 cents; paperbacks, 25 cents; audios and DVDs, $1; all children’s books, 25 cents; and free magazines with any purchase. Enter the library at the garage off of Vine Street.

Blood drive planned at Southern Local

SALINEVILLE — Members of the Southern Local High School National Honor Society and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood collection from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. May 5 in the high school gym. Walk-in donors are accepted. For more information contact 800-733-2767 or

SL Band to perform at Kiwanis Park

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local High School Band will entertain the community during its annual Concert in the Park at 7 p.m. May 8 at Kiwanis Park. Musicians in grades five to 12 will showcase their talents under the direction of Band Director Emily Forbes Bowling. She said the free concert unites the school and residents who may otherwise be unable to attend activities at the high school and it has been quite the popular draw. Attendees are permitted to bring lawn chairs to the event.

Salem Lions plan Aug. 12 fundraiser

SALEM — A fundraiser for the Salem Lions Club Projects will be held Aug. 12 in the Salem High School auditorium. George Orr will present the music of Rod Stewart at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance by calling 330-692-1628. Cost is $30 per person and $55 per couple.

Tickets at the door are $35 each.

Ministerial Scholarship offered

SALEM — In 2008, a Ministerial Scholarship Fund was established with the Salem Community Foundation. The fund provides scholarship aid to assist persons who will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This scholarship is extended to individuals who wish to enter the fields of the ministry, Christian education, youth ministry, or a closely related field.

The anonymous donor of the Ministerial Scholarship recognizes the financial impact of a career in the ministry. It is the wish of the donor to support those individuals who display a sincere desire to dedicate their life to a career path as defined by the guidelines of the scholarship.

The Ministerial Scholarship is valid at undergraduate and graduate schools as well as Bible Colleges. Applicants must submit indication of financial need, academic performance, reference letters, and a personal statement. The Ministerial Scholarship does not discriminate on the basis of religious denomination, age, sex, gender or geography.

The Ministerial Scholarship application and guidelines are available on the Salem Community Foundation’s website at and also by calling the foundation office weekday mornings at 330-332-4021. All applications must be received by the foundation by June 7 for scholarship materials to be reviewed. Only completed applications will be considered by the scholarship committee of the foundation. (Submitted material)

Scholarship applications accepted

SALEM — Applications for Salem Community Foundation Scholarships for current college students are now available for funds to be awarded for the fall 2017 term. The application may be downloaded via the scholarship link on the website All applications must be received by June 7.

Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, a minimum class load of six semester hours, and be a resident of Salem city or Perry Township.

Consideration will be given to students on the basis of class level (senior, junior and sophomore) and financial need. The scholarship committee under guidelines established by the Salem Community Foundation will determine scholarship amounts.

Now in its 26th year, the foundation’s scholarship program began in 1991 to assist students whose initial scholarship funds following high school graduation have been discontinued. Thirteen principal funds within the foundation were consolidated according to the wishes of their donors to form the Salem Community Foundation Scholarship Fund.

The Salem Community Foundation Scholarship Fund has five scholarship funds established in memory of loved ones and are named after their benefactors. Scholarship dollars are granted annually through the following funds: Sam and Bernice Keener Fund established in 1991, Avanell E. Beck Scholarship Fund established in 1992, Salem Label/Menegos Fund established in 1994, Hart/Litty Scholarship Fund (named for John C. Litty Sr., John C. Litty Jr. and Edward J. “Ted” Hart) established in 2001, Bruce P. and Eileen J. Gordon Scholarship Fund established in 2010, and Herbert J. Hansell Fund established in 2015. The Lyle and Mary Biehler Scholarship Fund established in 1993 and Betty R. Ulicny Scholarship Fund established in 1999 are two scholarship funds established at the Salem Community Foundation through estates. Numerous contributions over the years have increased the growth of the scholarship dollars made possible to area students. Earnings from these funds are distributed annually.

In 2016, 43 local college students received $54,600 in scholarship awards. This annual program continues the foundation’s tradition of giving and supporting the local community. (Submitted material)

“Artisan Night” set at Salem ReStore

SALEM — The public is invited to “Artisan Night” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at the Habitat For Humanity Mahoning Valley Salem ReStore, 1965 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Local artists will showcase their crafts at designated stations, displaying before and after pictures and actual examples of their work created from simple items found in a Habitat ReStore. For information contact 330-337-4808 or The ReStore is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.