Garage sale set at First Baptist Church today

SALEM — The public is invited to a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church, 1290 E. State St. The rain date is Sept. 23. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward the repair of the church’s bell tower. For more information call 330-337-8787.

Breakfast offered at North Benton Presbyterian Church

NORTH BENTON — An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today at the North Benton Presbyterian Church, 19070 North Benton Road W. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12. Carryouts are available.

US 224 to close in Ellsworth Twp. Sept. 18

ELLSWORTH TWP. — Beginning Sept. 18, U.S. Route 224 between Ellsworth Road and Bailey Road will be closed through Sept. 22 for a culvert replacement. The detour will be Route 534 to Route 14 to Route 165 to Route 45.

Sebring school board to meet Monday morning

SEBRING — The Sebring Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the administration building. The purpose of the meeting is to appoint an interim secretary to the board and an interim treasurer.

Massage therapist featured at wellness program

SALEM — The Wellness Wednesday program begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Professional Massage Therapist Jesse Thorne will explain the techniques and benefits of Reiki to the health and well-being of individuals. Thorne is a massage therapist at the Massage Cafe LMT in Canfield. He is also a martial arts enthusiast. Registration is required at or 330-332-0042.

Salem Schools Community Relations Committee to meet

SALEM — The Salem City Schools Community Relations Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Administration Office.

Salem Festival of Bands set Sept. 16 at Reilly

SALEM — The 21st annual “Salem Area Festival of Bands” begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Reilly Stadium. Admission is $5 and free for children. This year’s featured bands include Beaver Local, Columbiana, East Liverpool, Grove City College, Salem, Sebring, United and West Branch.

Community breakfast scheduled in Damascus

DAMASCUS — Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Homeworth will host the monthly community breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Damascus church at 300 Valley Road. The all-you-can-eat, made to order meal includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Breakfast proceeds will benefit the 2018 summer mission trip.

Remove decorations at Salem cemeteries by Oct. 1

SALEM — Oct. 1 is the deadline to remove all summer decorations on graves at Grandview and Hope cemeteries.

Leadership Columbiana County breakfast set

COLUMBIANA — Leadership Columbiana County (LCC) will introduce the 2017-18 class at the annual kick-off breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Das Dutch Haus. Immediately following the event, the class will participate in their first team building activity at Camp Frederick.

LCC is a non-profit organization that provides intensive classroom and hands-on experience to build leadership capabilities. A focus is placed on networking and exposing participants to every facet of Columbiana County’s culture including but not limited to the topics of education, health and wellness, media, industrial development, government, agriculture and county challenges. The program is governed by a board of trustees and is self-sustained through tuition, corporate and community support.

Board members who provide oversight for LLC for 2017-18 include Gloria Mathews, president; Kelly Wetzler, vice president; Melissa Dwyer, secretary; Kennie Baker, treasurer; Julie Needs, Mike Mancuso, Jenny Rukenbrod, Monica Allison, MaryAnn Dickson, David Vollnogle, Jen Colella, Debbie Kempers, Josh Martin, Greg Smith and Atty. Shawna L’Italien.

For reservations contact LCC Director Amanda Frost at 330-853-2639 or

SRMC laboratory maintains CAP accreditation

SALEM — Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) laboratory department recently earned national recognition for service excellence by maintaining its accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The Laboratory was awarded the certification following a rigorous on-site inspection of its records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examined the lab’s equipment and facilities, safety program and records, staff qualifications and overall management.

“The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standards of care for all laboratory patients,” said Michele Perry, SRMC director of laboratory services. “We are proud to once again earn this distinction, which highlights our staff’s continued commitment to clinical excellence and safety.”

Widely considered the “gold standard” in laboratory quality assurance, the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized by the U.S. federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. With the accreditation, SRMC’s Lab joins a distinguished group of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide that have met the highest standards of excellence.